The results were announced tonight on the Blog Madness Final Four over at SBC Voices. First we won. Then, after a recount...it was determined that we got outscored. Tony Kummer went back and checked his auto vote counter thingy and discovered a malfunction. Though no outside auditor has verified his findings, he has reversed his original announcement of our victory and declared Southern alumnus, Steve McCoy, the victor.
As an old Aggie, I have learned that we never lose, we just get outscored or run out of time. Both happened in the final balloting. The first announcement was that we won 312-302. After the recount, however, it was determined that my winning votes came in too late...after the 8:01 PM Monday deadline, when the vote count stood at 299 for Reformissionary and 295 for Founders.
I think it is safe to say that the people have spoken...just not soon enough!
Thanks to all who voted, and thanks to Tony and Steve for the fun.
Just wait till next year!