Many of you know, if you follow this meta sports blog nonsense, that last weekend was the big Blogs with Balls 2.0 in Las Vegas, as part of Blog World and New Media Expo. I have to say, I've seen videos of a lot of other expos and the lack of costumes and ridiculousness, coupled with the overall professionalism I witnessed at Blog World, was sort of disappointing. In fact, being in Vegas, it seemed that everyone at the conference was oddly well behaved. All-Star weekend, this clearly was not.
But it was substantive. In addition to the schmoozefest these conferences usually turn out to be, including some imbibing on the dime of ESPN on Thursday and my event on Friday (more on that in a bit), there was actually a lot of compelling blog discourse and interesting information to come out of the conference. If there were two things I took out of the conference, they were these – we online writer types are a pretty smart folk, and TSB was all over the joint.