Update [2005-10-8 22:30:31 by Apricot]: The voting is now closed and here are the updated results.
Well, Moneybutt was a raging tidal wave of bizarre AN clicking and judging. Clearly the Nation had a restless, unsatisfied urge to compare asses.
Well around 9pm it became clear that there were ten front-runners. Using the pictures of jlaff, nimvee and BobbyCrosbysGirl, we had a final round of Ass Smackdown and the results were:Name Wins Losses Win % Huston Street 1486 943 0.612 Rich Harden 1241 834 0.598 Mark Ellis 1103 993 0.526 Eric Chavez 1142 1070 0.516 MARCO! 1187 1121 0.514 Barry Zito 1103 1049 0.513 Bobby Crosby 1242 1193 0.510 Mark Kotsay 841 962 0.466 Justin Duchschererer 702 1242 0.361 Mark Mulder 820 1460 0.360
I hereby award the title of ATHLETICS NATION ASSMASTER 2005 to Huston Street.
As a special treat, I arranged for Margaret Cho to give a monologue at the award ceremony. If you missed that, don't despair, you can listen to it as an MP3 here. (WARNING: contains very adult situations! Don't listen if easily offended!)
Thanks to all who participated and thanks to the AN photographers. Over 10,000 votes were cast in less than a day, which is really very frightening.
Semifinals Results at AN Ass Smackdown 2005
This is an announcement that using the pictures of jlaff, nimvee and BobbyCrosbysGirl, I am holding a one-day runoff between these Top 10. Yes, I'm afraid you must vote Athletic versus Athletic. To ease the pain, there will be multiple pictures of the A's used (randomly picked), which might encourage you to vote a little bit more.
So I invite you to please vote at the AN Ass Smackdown FINALS. Use whatever criteria you like, but please do vote your heart. It is all too easy to try to fix this vote, so why bother? And remember... no wagering.
I'll take down the finals sometime in the evening, I think.
If you have ideas for future Ass Smackdowns (couples? pets?), let me know.