This blog finished third in a statewide competition for the best newspaper-affiliated blog.
The winner and runner-up came from the Columbus Dispatch, one following public affairs and one following the Columbus Bluejackets.
The judges said this about Rasor on the Zips:
"Rasor on the Zips is a solid sports blog, with lots of insider info and insights for Akron fans. Mike Rasor's blog is authoritative and filled with helpful links. It breaks news and still adds depth, which is a great combination in a blog."