Every Monday trough Thursday, Buzz Manager Blog reports the Top 5 Topics discussed by the most influential sports blogs, as rated by Sports Media Challenge’s Sports Blog Index.
Over the weekend, college football was the most popular topic among the top sports blogs. In particular bloggers were discussing Florida’s dominating win over South Carolina, Syracuse firing head coach Greg Robinson, Notre Dame’s close call against Navy, and Oregon’s new uniforms. Another popular area of discussion was bloggers making fun of Eagles QB Donovan McNabb’s comments that he did not know an NFL game could end in a tie, following the 13-13 tied finish in the Eagles’ game versus the Bengals. Also popular was comments from President-elect Barack Obama on ’60 Minutes’ Sunday, reiterating his desire for a playoff to decide a college football champion. A controversy involving the final score in the Steelers-Chargers game riled up bloggers. A Steelers touchdown at the end of the game was overturned on review, but later confirmed by NFL officials after the game as a touchdown. Had the touchdown been counted in the game, the Steelers would have covered the points spread for betting purposes, which they did not do with the final 11-10 score. Rounding out the Top 5 was discussion about Suns C Shaquille O’Neal being automatically ejected from Sunday’s game versus the Pistons for a flagrant foul two, with several bloggers stating they felt the call was too harsh and the ejection was unwarranted.