David Armano alerts us to Agency.com pulling out of the Subway pitch before they even really got started.
A representative of the Omnicom Group agency here said it withdrew from consideration when it reached the finals of a pitch for a conflicting account, which he declined to name. Subway's account selection process was taking longer than anticipated, and Agency.com decided to take itself out of the running, he said.
So, here's my advice for agency.com. Pull the ballsiest of all ballsy moves and do the same damn thing again, but this time follow Karl's rules, don't act like dicks (leave the fist bumps for the frat boys), and make your blog a conversation, not a link receptacle.
If they do this, I will forever bow in submission.