King of Commenting Competition: 2010
The time has come people, it’s time to show your stripes. It’s time to put your money where your mouths are, putting your creative and critical minds to good use. It’s time for the second annual, King of Commenting Competition.
We are looking to crown the most entertaining, comedic and intelligent reader and present to him/her, their rightful throne.
Here’s how it will work:
From here on out the Not in HD staff will evaluate all of your comments and archive their favorites. The top eight nominees will have the entire month of October (the best month of the year, might I add) to wage their war of words. The King of Commenting Championship matchup will be held the week following the MLB World Series.
No holds barred, gloves off.
Each staff member will have one exemption to hand out, with the other three spots in the competition being nominated based on votes from the entire staff, collectively.
The winner will revel in their new title, establishing Not in HD as the turf he (or she) will reign over for the next year. Just ask Stew Martinez, winner of last year’s title.
Oh and the winner will also be awarded his/her very own champion’s comment blog, which if used correctly will be a post composed of various rips and insults aimed towards the losing competitors. Five hundred words of pure euphoric bliss. And gloating. Lots and lots of gloating.
Anything goes in terms of style and every comment is eligible to be nominated. The more creative the better.
Some suggested strategies: If you write something which will appeal to all of Not in HD’s writers you’ll have a good chance of getting voted into the competition. However if you make a strong push to appeal to one particular staff member, you may find yourself with an exemption – if you are lucky. And be hilarious. That helps too. The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but the way to a writer’s heart is through laughter.
Also, while quality over quantity is clearly the way to go – put your best foot forward, hold nothing back and give it a rip – the more you post, the more chances you have to get noticed.
So here we go. You know the rules and what’s at stake, now start talking.
Let’s just hope this championship will bring out a much higher quality of play than we just witnessed in the NBA Finals. Dear God that was horrible, wasn’t it?
Good luck to you all, may the most talented commenter win.