U.S.S. Mariner lost the College Scholarship because a popular progressive blog constantly bombarded its readers to vote for another progressive blog. Politics, sheesh.
Anyway, this story has a happy ending. USSM Readers (including yours truly) contributed to a Dave Cameron scholarship fund and raised $8,826.76. Furthermore, the college scholarship rewarded him with $2,000 for being the runner-up. This is awesome, much like the Mariners offseason.