After 10 months of this soccer blogging malarkey, it's about time we begin our first official UF Campaign (if we haven't already done any, of course).
Voting has opened in Bulgaria for Bulgarian Man of the Year, and let's just say one of the candidates isn't too deserving in our minds, thanks to the amount of pain and hardship he caused to Tottenham Hotspur all summer long.
This chain-smoking heartbreaker is of course Dimitar Berbatov, and he's one of the three finalists for this coveted award (at least east of Germany, anyway).
UF would rather see Sarah Palin in charge of things before we'd like to have Dimitar winning such prizes so we're throwing our support behind another candidate, and we need your help!
Plamin Konstantinov (the guy in the middle) is the Captain of the Bulgarian National Volleyball Team, one that struggled under the specter of a doping scandal during the Beijing Games but ultimately turned out to be clean. They're one of the best teams in the world, currently ranked 4th, and despite a disappointing 5th place finish this summer, they're still a force to be reckoned with.
The other candidate is a big-time movie director, but UF will throw our support behind the volleyball captain due to the fact that he is still an athlete, and the day we pick a movie star over an athlete is the day we should probably change our name.
So, here's all you need to know. Vote here, through this garbled Bulgarian website. It appears straightforward even though the site's not in English. Click the box under Konstantinov, then the next page asks for email address, male/female, age, and I have no idea what the final drop-down menu's all about (I presume it's country?).
UF wants nothing more than to see Berbatov lose. Let's help out the volleyball guy and see if we can't influence the voting.