It might not — yet — have the online fanaticism and cachet of baseball, but the NBA and its fans are starting to catch up in the world of team-devoted blogs. To this end, Deadspin salutes these modem-addled souls and proudly presents Blogdom s Best, given to the most outstanding blog for each NBA team. There are fewer than there are for baseball, but they re out there, if you look. If you would like to nominate a blog (yours, even) for selection, just let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Today: The Charlotte Bobcats
Meet the bobcat — one of the few indigenous predators to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg County area of North Carolina. Have you seen a bobcat up close? It looks like a large, irritable kitty. Not the first thing we'd think of when picking a team name. Actually, the Bobcats, which came into existence last season after the Charlotte Hornets left town, should have been named the Charlotte Flight — the name which the fans voted for. At any rate, the team is not doing so well, last in the NBA's most athletically challenged division, the Southeast. But we like Emeka Okafor, and hey, their owner is named Bob. How about that? Let's check in on their blogs.
3. Bobcat Bonfire. Although we are confused by the title, this was a solid blog until they stopped posting in early November. As it is a member of the Most Valuable Network family, we hope someone will pick it up and resurrect it. Come on, who wants to volunteer?
2. Charlotte Bobcats Diary. Past three entry headlines: "Not a Good Effort," "Disappointment," "Keith Bogans Gone to Houston." The situation looks bleak, but this blog keeps on swinging.
1. Bobcats Planet. We like this one a lot. Latest hot rumor: Tubby Smith leaving Kentucky to replace Bernie Bickerstaff.