Jamie’s Big Day at the Blog World Expo

blog-world-banner.jpgGreetings from the Blog World Expo, where blog isn’t just a four-letter word, unless you’re being literal, in which case it most certainly is.

My introduction to this epic blogger con of sorts happened upon entering the Las Vegas Convention Center, where an older fellow said, “Welcome to the blog show,” which really threw me off.

It’s been a tailspin from there, and I haven’t slept in 24 hours, so go ahead and envision what you will about how the rest of the day went, or enjoy the pretty pictures that follow. Either way, wish me luck during tomorrow’s panel discussion: “David vs. Goliath: How Sports Blogging Has Advantages Over Traditional Media” (Ed. note: I’m taking Goliath, proles!)

SI’s Chris Ballard, ESPN’s Rob Neyer, Deadspin’s Will Leitch and SB Nation’s Tyler Bleszinski speak from upon high …

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A high quality garment courtesy of my new NASCAR blogging friend Valli at The Fast and the Fabulous

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The view from my Hard Rock hotel room, which only serves to depress because I haven’t enjoyed it one bit …

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Mrs. Relevant says my hair is a party in the back, and now, with the help of fancy hotel bathroom mirrors, I see what she’s on about …

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Onto the after party, where they named the 2007 Weblog Awards winners and, more importantly, offered an open bar. Cheers to KSK, by the way, for defending their Best Sports Blog title with ferocity (second line from the top) …

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Another hot blogger garment, as modeled by WCK from the stellar 100% Injury Rate

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And, finally, Burly Sports now features Blog Show as well as phenomenal swag.

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Update: The Rate has a couple more Expo pics.

14 thoughts on “Jamie’s Big Day at the Blog World Expo”

  1. Vegas is the Mayors second home.

    Mayorial suggestion, walk down to the roulette table, place $200 on black (always bet on black), take your double earnings, swing by the Chicken Ranch and bang 3 skeezers for 350 bucks.

    Ask for Julie and “friends”

  2. “How many people do you think lost their virginity to another virgin this week?”

    Probably the funniest comment I have ever read on a blog.

    Excellent work 289

  3. you used the word “literal” incorrectly. it doesn’t mean “actual,” it means “NOT actual.” like in your sentence you say, “Greetings from the Blog World Expo, where blog isn’t just a four-letter word, unless you’re being literal, in which case it most certainly is. the way “literal” should be used is like this: “i was so bored today i literally grabbed a fork and stabbed myself in the heart, pulling it out like an appetizer on a toothpick. then i ate it. heart isn’t bad. you should try it sometime.” you see what i did there? i used “literal” the way it was intended to be used when god invented it.

  4. “How many people do you think lost their virginity to another virgin this week?”

    All I know is after taking a few “mystery pills,” there’s a scar near my kidney, my ass hurts, and my PageRank is up to 7.

  5. Three days after the fact, I disagree with mandellionaire. To quote dictionary.com, which is used by only the highest-minded scribes, “literal” means:

    “true to fact; not exaggerated; actual or factual: a literal description of conditions.”

    So I think I used it correctly, no?

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