Monday, September 29, 2008

Iron Ref Round 10

Round 10 of HHR's Iron Ref kicks off with three new fresh contestants. This week's secret ingredient is:


Submissions will be posted and voting begins Wednesday morning.

Awful Announcing is an independent Sports Blog written by Maryland native and James Madison University graduate Brian Powell. Powell got his start in the Sports Arena as an intern for the WUSA's Philadelphia Charge and went onto work for the Washington Wizards in early 2004. While those jobs were definitely rewarding they weren't exactly paying the bills and Powell moved into marketing for a large Homebuilder in the Washington DC Area before starting this website in May of 2006. In early 2007 Powell also signed on to be one of the many outstanding contributors to the Sporting News' new blogging project. There he provides Weekend Sports Television previews and reviews as well as many other articles throughout the week. Started as a hobby, Awful Announcing quickly became one of the most talked about and linked blogs on the Internet. The site focuses mainly on the perils and follies of the Sports Media, but also critiques and reviews those within the Sports World. The site has been mentioned on Sports Center, ESPN Radio, WFAN, and various newspapers throughout the Country.

Evan is the founder/writer of Stanley Cup of Chowder and is one of 3 Bruins fans left in the Boston area. Having recently earned a Master’s degree, Evan is over-educated and unemployed. He currently resides with his parents, making him a self-parody of the stereotypical sports blogger… and yes ladies, he is single. When he isn’t compiling lists of Olympians with names that sound like genitalia or live blogging about racewalking at 2 in the morning, Evan can be found terrorizing goalies in his beginner’s hockey league.

Ryan Hudson is an editor at RealClearSports, perhaps known best for his post about Rich Eisen and poop. You may recognize his writing from his previous position, where he issued releases about college squash. Ryan is a fan of the Red Sox, Patriots and Celtics, in that order. On a related note, Ryan does not have as many friends as he did pre-2001. Ryan really hopes to win this Iron Ref competition -- he desperately needs something to prove to his dad that grad school was worth it.

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