Due to unforeseen events, Challenger Dean Esmay will be unable to post his Second Rebuttal by the midnight PST deadline. Because of the circumstances expressed to me and the ample notice provided, I have extended his deadline to noon PST, Friday.
Judges please note that NO POINTS shall be docked as long as Mr. Esmay's post is up by noon PST Friday. If he fails to meet the extended deadline, he is to be docked 1 point per hour after the new deadline, rounded to the nearest hour. If he does not post by 9pm PST, Friday, the battle will be called a forfeit and the win awarded to the Iron Blogger regardless of scores.
We here at Iron Blog wish Mr. Esmay the best and hope for a speedy and satisfactory resolution to his current situation.