Tonight at the 2013 Toast of Music City reception at the new Music City Center, OTF took 3rd place in the Best Local Blog category, repeating our finish from 2012.
In other Nashville Predators-related categories, Mike Fisher took 1st and Pekka Rinne 3rd as Best Local Pro Athlete (golfer Brandt Snedeker took 2nd), and in the Best Sports Reporter category, Justin Bradford of Penalty Box Radio took 2nd place, just ahead of 102.5 The Game's Willy Daunic. Harlow Salon, which presented the Hockey & Heels event with the Predators last month, also took 1st place as Best Hair Salon.
Thank You, OTF readers, for all your support and participation on this site over the years, Thank You to the Nashville Predators for their support and engagement with all of us lowly bloggers, and a big "Thank You" also goes out to the OTF writing crew, which is gearing up for a big year of Predators coverage:
Jason Zito (@NotJasonZito), who has added new life to the daily dump & chase;
Caroline Davis (@carolianne_), bringing the deep-dive analysis and flashing the badge as a moderator in the comments section along with Link (@3dlink);
Jonathan Garcia (@JGarcia36), purveyor of game previews & recaps;
George Scoville (@OTFGeorge), who keeps a special eye on sports as it relates to business & politics;
and Jeremy Sargent (@Preducated), who will examine some of the hot questions around the Predators & the NHL at large.
... and we may even have another addition (or two!) in the weeks ahead, so stay tuned.
As always, if you have comments or suggestions for topics you'd like to see addressed, please drop me a line via Twitter (@Forechecker) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).