Got off to a late start — our new HVAC system was being crane-lifted into place this morning, so we had to stay out till 10:00 lest the cable break and we end up on Seconds From Disaster.

Still, thanks to the power of Excel, we have the winners for ya. Ready? Course you are — you aren’t even reading this sentence, are you?

The winners:

fostercityblog.com beats locomusings.com in an upset! (Sorry, Heather!)
blogbythebay.com beats mynapervillehomesblog.com
liveandplayinchicago.com beats mytucsonblog.com
theagenttrainer.com beats lanebailey.com by only 5 votes!
realestatezebra.com beats nrvliving.com — only one Virginia blog remains!
phoenixrealestateguy.com beats realestateweenie.com
miamism.com beats thefrontsteps.com
intowninsider.com beats theyoufactor.com

In six out of the eight contests, the blog with the longer name won. What does that mean? Nothing! Still, we in the news biz love meaningless statistics. (At least 8 out of 10 of us do.)

We’re down to the Elite Eight. Voting in the next round was scheduled to begin at noon EDT, but may be delayed 30-45 minutes because of the late start.

And so, off to get the voting ready….