Iron Ref Hugging Harold Reynolds is holding a contest. It’s a play on the "Iron Chef " cooking show. But HHR’s contest pertains to sports.

Each week the site picks a theme. There are three competitors and each submits a short post with an example of a play, player, team, coach, announcer, season, or some sports-related moment that most appropriately/creatively conveys that week’s theme.

It can be funny, heartfelt, serious, or crude – whatever the contestants decide. The three posts will be displayed together with any video or pictorial evidence they care to include (embeddable video is encouraged).

The winner is decided by the readers, who vote in the comments.

I’m one of this week’s competitors. The other two are Rob Iracane, who writes for Walk Off Walk and is the comments ombudsman for Deadspin , and Chris who writes for Blog of Hilarity .

Go check it out and cast your vote.

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  1. Lyndsay says:

    beautiful. you do any open mikes with these?

    did you notice that NESN did a little Manny quest-for-500 montage to some Linkin Park where the refrain is “i tried so hard and lost it all, and in the end, it doesn’t really matter”? I dont know…it didn’t seem like the appropriate choice or words of wisdom for that moment. some good ol’ inspirational Foo Fighters next time, NESN.

  2. Sarah Green says:

    That is weird, Lyndsay. I didn’t see that montage, but that is a very weird choice of song. My ideal choice probably would have been an obvious classic: something by Boston. “Smokin'” anyone? Probably could come up with something better if I, like NESN, had been planning for months for this moment.

    My most memorable NESN montage actually combined two unlikely partners: David Ortiz and Christina Aguilera. Now, every time I hear “Ain’t No Otha Man,” I can only think of Papi hitting bombs. :)

  3. Sarah Green says:

    Ah, the video:

    Thanks, Ian!

  4. Sarah Chapple-Sokol says:

    Hey Sarah- I love these- they make me smile every time. Wasn’t there a quote that we found a couple of weeks ago that you were going to use? Now I can’t remember what it was…but it was perfect…

  5. this is probably my favorite part of the site. bravo.

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