Multiple Categories vs Multiple Blogs

Apr 20, 2010 at 12:37 PM

On my site I will want to blog about multiple sports.  My sitemap will be categories by sport, so there will be a /football branch, a /racing branch, a /basketball branch, etc.  Inside each branch I want to have a blog dedicated to that sport.  What would be easier, creating an entirely different blog for each sport (i.e. multiple installations of BlogEngine.NET), or having 1 blog with multiple categories? 

I would think that multiple installations would be a maintenance nightmare.  But having a single blog would mean I'd need the ability to programmatically select the appropriate sports category based on where I was in my navigation...?

Has anyone experimented with this scenario?