I thought about throwing everything out and just saying no one else goes this week. Almost did that. One person is going to regret that I didn't.
I thought about letting the vote stand. I can't do that.
Heck, I thought about casting the vote myself based on who I think has done the better job throughout the competition. But I didn't want to give myself that much power.
So I'm going to do something unexpected.
This is YOUR competition. You know what you want to see happen.
So, you FINAL NINE, I'm putting the ball in your court.
You've read the nine eligible entries. You have your favorites.
Send me your order... from 1 to 9 with one being the best of the lot.
You are going to pick who the TOP 8 are by emailing me the list of your favorites. I'm going to add them up, and we'll going to see who is going home.
It's not a perfect system, but it's the one we are going with this week.
Send your picks to me at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 11am EST (gmt-4) (I know there's at least one of you not online right now - but the sooner you get your ballots in, the sooner I will announce it) and we will see what there is to be seen.