Originally posted on The Royal Half  |  Last updated 7/19/13
Look... I don't ask for much from you. I've been writing this little old LA Kings blog since October of 2008. I've given away free t-shirts to you, the fans, when Dustin Penner's scored a point. And I've compared the current LA Kings roster to the cast of Arrested Development... just for you. But late today something came to my attention... and, well... I need your help. @theroyalhalf LA Weekly poll has you as an option for best sports blog. http://t.co/dNfRIlU9Te — Florida (@bbry) July 18, 2013 WHAAAAAA??!?!?!? Indiana Matt was unavailable so this was the best Pumpernicholl could whip up on short notice. That's right, Sports Fans... yours truly has been nominated for the LA Weekly's Best LA Sports Blog of the Year!!! This is a very prestigious honor and I can only imagine the fierce Sports Blog competition that I'm up against! Only in LA would 3 Dodgers blogs & a pilates blog be nominated for the best sports blog. VOTE @theroyalhalf http://t.co/qjcDE5szdM — Jack Wilson (@JACKaWILSON) July 19, 2013 Of course, I get the irony of The Royal Half being nominated for Best Sports Blog of the Year during a year in which the sport we cover.... only played half a season. But that's not the point! We brought you plenty of amazing Los Angeles Kings coverage during 2013... plus music videos during the NHL Lockout to keep you busy.   So I know there are a ton of Modern Hiker and Nobody Hikes in LA fans out there (FYI, I'm hoping the hiking vote gets split like the Democrat vote did with Nader and Gore!)... but please... the polls close today, Friday July 19th. So take a few minutes and Vote for Royal, huh? Hmmm... close enough. Go to the LA Weekly Website here and vote for Category #7. I know they ask for your email address but just make up a bunch of fake ones and vote multiple times!!! It's the American Way! And don't even get me started that Grantland, a blog that is funded and operated by ESPN, is nominated for best LA Sports Blog.    Hey, @LAWeekly… you realize that saying Grantland is the best local sports blog is like saying ABC is the best local channel. — The Royal Half (@theroyalhalf) July 18, 2013   Even if you don't like The Royal Half (which is most people)... you should still vote for me. Because I'm the only hockey blog that is represented by the 10 nominees. It used to be that hockey was a niche sport behind the likes of NASCAR. Now it's even behind Pilates and Hiking. But you don't have to take my word for it!!!   This should be an easy choice! Dodgers Thoughts! MT @theroyalhalf please vote me the best @LAWeekly LA Sports Blog. http://t.co/qjcDE5szdM — Jack Wilson (@JACKaWILSON) July 18, 2013   Help our buddy @theroyalhalf kick all the other silly sports bloggers butts. VOTE NOW! #hockeyrules http://t.co/1ReFnUT54o — Bailey LA Kings (@BaileyLAKings) July 19, 2013   Vote for Grantland as LA’s best sports blog because it’s totally a blog and totally LA! Or, you know, @theroyalhalf. http://t.co/50GDYRvz9A — Jesse Spector (@jessespector) July 19, 2013   Vote @theroyalhalf for best LA sports blog, because Grantland never did anything cool for a random LA fan like me. http://t.co/s27u41l4Ij — Chanelle Berlin (@chanelleberlin) July 19, 2013   .@theroyalhalf is going to beat a national corporation for best LA sports blog with votes by Canadians. — Flanders Breivik (@FlandersBreivik) July 19, 2013   If you can't vote Goldie Wilson for mayor do the next best thing and vote @theroyalhalf for best sports blog in LA http://t.co/8yLLwzrr2T — Rad Marchand (@RadMarchand) July 19, 2013   Fellow LA Kings fans! Vote for @theroyalhalf for LA Weekly Best Sports Blog? Ok Cool. http://t.co/82UKj98wvM … — Colin Hanks (@ColinHanks) July 19, 2013   Go vote for @theroyalhalf. Just do this. Don't ask questions. http://t.co/XM5L1Fm6rs #54F @LAKings — John Ondrasik (@johnondrasik) July 19, 2013   I voted for @theroyalhalf as @LAWeekly's Best Sports Blog. Did you? http://t.co/7gL59SKybK — Jon Rosen (@lakingsinsider) July 19, 2013   I also voted for @hipsterrunoff, bc obvs. — Jon Rosen (@lakingsinsider) July 19, 2013   @theroyalhalf @LAWeekly the hiking blog seemed interesting but I voted for you because I'm not sure that hiking is an actual sport — Christi (@bulldogsqueen) July 19, 2013   .@theroyalhalf Once again snubbed for Best Sex Blog eh? #MaybeNextYear — JeanshortsBaggedmilk (@JSBMrevolution) July 19, 2013   Vote @theroyalhalf for LA Weekly's "Best Sports Blog" and "Best Place In LA To Get A Bud Light Lime." http://t.co/sILnAmUVlE — Brian McCarthy (@brianmccarthy1) July 19, 2013   Remember when Puffy said “VOTE OR DIE” and people did neither? How about voting for @theroyalhalf for fun instead? http://t.co/5bBI97gDkZ — Joe Yerdon (@JoeYerdonPHT) July 19, 2013   I voted @theroyalhalf for best non-profit kickstarter (i think thats his angle) — Justin Duncan (@JustDuncan) July 19, 2013   @theroyalhalf as a Canadian trying to vote you to victory, I need to know one thing. Who has the best sex blog? — Jordan Karst (@Jordancjoc) July 19, 2013   Thank @theroyalhalf for all of their support of @OHLHoundPower Alumni, by voting it for LA Blog of the Year http://t.co/JSIQxG3tDo — Kyle Dubas (@kyledubas) July 19, 2013   Kings are the worst but @theroyalhalf is good people. Vote for them for best sex blog or sports blog or whatever: http://t.co/TDrG6UGGWN — Fear The Fin (@fearthefin) July 19, 2013   Vote @theroyalhalf for Best Twitter Blog That Has To Endure Dustin Brown For 8 More Years (Unless they hire Holmgren) http://t.co/nfbntQRur3 — Jason (@damnitjason) July 19, 2013   Drew Doughty enjoys the @BlueJays. Therefore you should vote @theroyalhalf as the best LA sports blog http://t.co/4LPsUIVRUN #BlueJays — Brandon Macdonald (@bMacdonald8) July 19, 2013   Vote @theroyalhalf as best LA sports blog. It'll be ironic! As a bonus, if you're in Canada metric votes count for 32 http://t.co/RHxpPsNvaI — pb (@petbugs13) July 19, 2013   Vote @theroyalhalf for best LA sports blog, or he'll probably make fun of your favorite team, too -- http://t.co/VtCSAeGiWB — Nina Falcone (@NinaFalcone) July 19, 2013   Vote The Royal Half in #LA Weekly's Web Awards for best sports blog and probably best gossip blog too: http://t.co/cRVy8UTbwX @theroyalhalf — Lauren Belfoy (@Lauren_Belfoy) July 19, 2013   Vote for @theroyalhalf - the best @LAKings blog to survive the #Sharknado http://t.co/7np6tLaXsZ — Fork (@hockeenight) July 19, 2013   That's going to fill up the lunch bucket @DustinBrown23 Maybe now you can afford some new teeth,your not @michaelstrahan #congrats @LAKings — Willie Mitchell (@Willie_Mitch33) July 19, 2013   A vote for @theroyalhalf is a vote against @ESPN http://t.co/TBrvJblGTv — NHL Owners (@NHLOwners) July 19, 2013   Vote for @theroyalhalf and I send you a personalized selfie http://t.co/PZjUUiqzGG — Jeff Veillette (@Jeffler) July 19, 2013   I voted for @theroyalhalf, but lets be honest. We all know the pilates blog is gonna win that race. http://t.co/ycidAZXcqq" — Adam Cagley (@ThatAdamCagley) July 19, 2013   Vote for the @theroyalhalf for Best LA Sports Blog, because a vote for TRH is a vote for Jeff Carter #JMFC http://t.co/fobaycqQmt — T Reed (@TReed19) July 19, 2013   Vote for @theroyalhalf for best LA Sports Blog or YOU'RE not a real Kings fan! http://t.co/NIp9QTaXM8 — All The Kings Men (@KingsMenPodcast) July 18, 2013   Trust me, I know @theroyalhalf is a snarky asshole… but he still deserves to win LA’s Best Sports Blog http://t.co/qjcDE5szdM — Jack Wilson (@JACKaWILSON) July 18, 2013  
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