FYI, it was Garrett McCaffrey who first gave me the name, during my Morning Swim Show interview. Yes, that's right, Garrett, Chris' old friend, who I at that time had never met in person, and most of our communication had been through facebook chats. Clearly, some people understand that I truly deserve the nickname. Others, including the Screaming Viking, are looking forward to a big blog fight, and he doesn't know who to root for.
The psych sheet for Nationals has been released, so I expect you guys to brush up on your predictions and get them in. Post them as a comment to this blog, contact me on Facebook or Twitter, or email them to me (firstname.lastname@example.org). Already got some good commits to the contest!
UPDATE: The scoring system has completely changed. Now, in events other than the 100 and 200 free, picking first place correctly earns a participant nine (9) points, picking second five (5) points, and third (2) points, with one (1) point for picking a swimmer in the top three but incorrect place. For the 100 and 200 free, the scoring will be 9-5-4-3-2-1 for picking each of the top six places correctly, as well as the one point for picking a swimmer to finish in the top six but in the wrong place.