Get ready for the Koufaxes

The Koufax Award nominations are beginning to trickle out. The first ones up are the nominations for Best New Blog of 2005, and oh my, but there is a long, long list. You don’t get to vote yet, though—they are wisely suggesting that you should take a little time to browse and make an informed selection (which is an excellent idea…one of the pitfalls of these weblog award thingies is that they tend to fall towards all the obvious choices, and “most widely known” is treated as a synonym for “best”.)

One unfortunate side effect of our recent jump to is that a couple of my colleagues here are listed under their old urls: Aetiology and Adventures in Ethics and Science are in new locations. I hope that doesn’t confuse any of the voters.

It’s also a great category, and there are a whole bunch of my favorites in there: Buridan’s Ass, By Neddie Jingo, Cosmic Variance, Dharma Bums, Evolving Thoughts, firedoglake, I Blame The Patriarchy, The Next Hurrah, Olduvai George…and then there are all those others I have yet to scan. And we’re only supposed to vote for one? Yikes.


  1. craig says

    I wanted some background info on the awards and found that Wikipedia has no article on them. Anyone up to creating one? I obviously can’t, since I don’t know nothing!

  2. says

    Thanks for listing us here among your favorites of new blogs. That’s all the vote of confidence we need. I emailed the Koufax folks yesterday and asked them to take us off the list. Like you asked, “And we’re only supposed to vote for one? Yikes.” Well, we’ve made it a little easier.

  3. says

    Peez, our gratitude knows no bounds. No, not gratitude… What’s that other word? Humili…fi…cacity. Edifi…la…ciousness. Fideli…per…tacity…

    Right, Jingster. Have another beer.

  4. says

    I just discovered my blog was nominated! I was ecstatic!! Until I saw who the other nominees were – then I was deflated!!

  5. worfeus says

    Lydia Cornell’s new blog is first rate. The discussions are heated and real, and the topics incendiary.

    Lydia often drops in and welcomes new bloggers and discusses with regulars, and unlike some of the bigger blogs she never censors posts.

    I think deserves to be the best new blog.