SHOTY First Round: Isiah Thomas Vs. Nightmare Ant All right, everybody, it's time for the voting to begin. We'll be going Monday/Wednesday/Friday until the end of the year to get this rolling and prompt-like. But first off: Everybody salute the big pile of genius that is Jim Cooke for his official 2008 SHOTY poster. Bless his heart. Voting will remain open until the end of the first round ... so let's get started. It's No. 7 seed (and 2007 SHOTY winner) Isiah Thomas vs. No. 10 Nightmare Ant. A look at the nominees' 2008 resumes: No. 7 Isiah Thomas Won 2007 SHOTY. Presided over the greatest possession in NBA history. Got fired, somehow. Earned $18 million for staying away from his team. Entered Deadspin Hall of Fame. Tried to kill himself with sleeping pills. Blamed it on his daughter. No. 10 Nightmare Ant Unleashed upon an unsuspecting populace. Spawned. Vowed revenge. So all right, let's start this puppy off: Who makes it to the Final Eight?