Just a heads up: This is your last chance to vote for the SB Nation all-Pac-10 awards. Voting will close in the next couple of hours.
I'm sad to report that there is no CougCenter podcast to pass along to you today -- something had to give in my ridiculously busy life, and that was it. I was up past midnight last night as it was with my various projects (including, you know, my job).
However, I'm hoping that passing this along more than makes up for it.
First off, do yourself a favor and take a gander at the SB Nation Pac-10 Tournament preview, written by me.
There are a couple of reasons why I want you to do that. First off, you might learn something. But since I'm aware that you might not, since a lot of you are pretty darn smart and knowledgeable, you should go over there anyway just to see the cool stuff we're doing as a network.
The preview is actually the lead story for what's called a "StoryStream." I'll be continuously updating the stream with posts as the tournament advances, meaning it'll be your one-stop shop for everything related to the conference tournament, including tidbits, game recaps, video, etc.
Updates are shown chronologically, with the most recent ones at the top. (You can also toggle it to show the oldest posts first, because hey, we're like Burger King -- have it your way.) Additionally, you can help me out by clicking the "submit your post" button on the stream to pass tips my way if you find things that you think could be included on the stream.
The best feature, I think, is this: If you use an RSS reader, you can subscribe to the stream here. The feed will deliver each update I post directly to your reader over the next four days. Pretty cool.
And if you dig it, take a look around the SBNation.com site -- I think you'll especially appreciate the college basketball page.
If you're going to lose sleep over the lack of a CougCenter podcast and really jonesing for audio, how about checking out our 18 And Life podcasts this week? We broke it up into two parts: The first tackles the all-conference teams, the second tackles the conference tournament preview -- with an assist from your favorite Cougar beat writer. Each one is about 45 minutes. If you like what you hear, you can find subscription options at our main site. We'll actually be doing short podcasts each night this week debriefing the day's action.
By the way, I do talk quite a bit in Part 1 about why I selected who I selected for my all-conference awards, if you're interested in that.
Part 1: All-Conference Awards
Part 2: Conference Tournament Preview with Vince Grippi