Because we got the awards voting up a little later than usual this year, we're going to extend the voting period for another week. If you have not voted in the awards, this is your chance to do so. You still have a chance to win a prize: One of the three free DVDs that we are giving away will be given to someone who votes in this second week of balloting. Please do not vote a second time if you voted already last week.
Welcome to the sixth annual Football Outsiders Awards, sort of our version of the Internet Baseball Awards, but with special FO categories. For example, we've got the Keep Choppin' Wood award for the worst player of the year, awards for most overrated and underrated players, and of course the "This is Our Country" Award for most annoying commercial.
This year, you can actually get a reward just for voting! Three people who vote in this year's awards will win a free copy of the movie BIG FAN, just released on DVD by Vivendi Entertainment and First Independent Pictures. BIG FAN is the story of a die-hard Giants fan who has a chance encounter with his favorite Giants player that turns disastrous and makes him re-think his devotion to the team. It stars Patton Oswalt, Kevin Corrigan, and Michael Rapaport as the rival "Philadelphia Phil," and is directed by the guy who wrote "The Wrestler." You can read more about it here. In order to win a DVD, you need to vote in all categories (not including the "improve FO" questions at the end) and leave your e-mail address at the bottom of the awards ballot.
(Whether you win the DVD or not, only ballots with at least three-quarters of questions answered will be counted in this year's awards.)