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October 20, 2009

Baltimore Celebrity Smackdown: Stacy Keibler vs. Cal Ripken

Former WWE diva and Rosedale native Stacy Keibler advanced to the Round of 32 in baltimoresun.com’s Baltimore Celebrity Smackdown, a tournament to determine Baltimore’s biggest celebrity based on online voting.

In the first round, Keibler trounced Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon by a margin of 90.1 percent to 9.9 percent.

Keiber faces a heavy hitter in the second round – Orioles Hall of Famer and Baltimore icon Cal Ripken.

To place your vote, click here. The Keibler-Ripken matchup is located at the bottom of the bracket on the left side. Voting is open through Sunday night.

Posted by Kevin Eck at 4:10 PM | | Comments (11)
        

Comments

I got to say Kev that I love your posts/blog but this is the most retarded/bias contest I've ever seen. The fact that Stacy Keibler is killing Cal Ripken in votes shows that people are voting for hottest person not biggest celebrity. Just saying man.

Gee, I wonder who is going to win.

I love Stacy, but anyone who votes for Keibler over Ripken either hates baseball, isn't from Baltimore, or is stupid.

Ripken? Sorry, Stacy....end of the line.

'hows that people are voting for hottest person not biggest celebrity'

Yeah isn't that how popularity contests normally work?

I agree that Ripken's achievements have earned him every legit honor that can be heaped upon him.

But this blog post concerns an internet popularity poll, not a serious honor, award, or office. It's harmless for wrestling fans to push Stacy over Cal in this one. I'm surprised that there aren't more baseball fans sticking up Cal, and that Stacy is even in the running, but if it happens, it happens.

I love Stacy, she's always been my favorite Diva and her continued love for Baltimore and our local sports team is both loved and appreciated. But any true Baltimore sports fan would graciously accept a loss to Cal Ripken, which is what is going to/should happen.

Stacy is way hotter than Cal so she gets my vote.

Joe, the fact is a lot of people from outside Baltimore read this blog and might decide to vote, being from outside Baltimore (and the U.S.) Stacy Keibler is the only one I have actually heard of before, put those togetehr and you will be hard pushed to find anyone who will beat her. Face it, she is probably the most widely known person to ever come from Baltimore. Plus the fact she is hot does nto hurt either.

Cal Ripken Jr. might be famous but outside the USA, he's a nobody. Stacy Keibler has fans all over the world. On an international level, I don't think anyone in this contest is more well-known than Stacy Keibler.

I think it's pretty sad that so many people are voting for Stacy over Cal. Stacy is great in her own way but Cal is a true Baltimore legend.

Cal: Baseball giant who among other things holds the record for consecutive games played; established a foundation to give underpriviledged kids the opportunity to learn about baseball; and an American Public Diplomacy Envoy.

Stacy: Great legs.

Wake me up when people start thinking with what's in their head instead of what's in their pants.

RESPONSE FROM KE: All good points, but this "tournament" is just a popularity contest, nothing more, nothing less. Stacy just has a lot of fans who are voting for her, and the votes are coming in from all over the country (and the world, to some extent), not just Baltimore. BTW, your husband told me you married him becasue he had great legs.:)

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