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One Day Down. Cast Your Votes Here.

It’s been more than twelve hours since I made the bold statement that I sounded exactly like Ozzy on the way home from work yesterday.  It takes a confident blogger to write that.  I’ll bet Paul wouldn’t.  Well how about this?  I sang “Cool Change” by Little River Band all the way to the house this afternoon and I nailed that sucker too.  That’s called range.

Speaking of which, we have ourselves a day of votes to tally.  Some lucky winner will win some winnings and I, for one, can’t wait to walk up to that winner and wistfully wish them well.  One day down, six to go before we determine the official A2Y graphic guru.  We’ll run the entries by you then list the current vote standings at the bottom.  All votes for the next 24 hours will take place in the comment section of this brilliantly written post.

Gather the kids.  It’s democracy time.  And check entry number 10. I added one at the last minute.

HockeyinHD has proven himself as exactly the kind of juvenile reader who represents us all.  His entry, the first submitted, emphasized exactly that.

Entry 1: Thanks Gary

Where HinHD made us giggle with him like the children we are, Matt Schwartz used the contest to show off, to show us up.  That made me sad that someone would want us all to feel so badly about our own creative shortcomings.  Not since I stabbed Jimmy Karish with a pencil in 5th grade art class with Mrs. Curzon have I felt such shame.

Entry 2: Fire In Your Wallet

Pete at Yzerman is God impressed me since his debut last season.  His stock rose, yes I said “stock rose”, when he dropped a BJ on us with the third entry.

Entry 3: BJ’s For Us All

Aaron from Phoenix, clearly inspired by what Pete had to offer with Entry 3, chimed in next.  He preyed on our greatest fear and struck gold.

Entry 4: Dom..I swear to god if you don’t stay in that f&*ng net…

If Aaron took the easy way out by capitalizing on our insecurities, TeamDub went the opposite direction and lit the torches for the most unpopular Detroit sports figure since, well, since forever.

Entry 5:  Fire Millen

Saginaw John checked in next with concrete evidence that residents of his hometown are the most brilliant, wittiest, most socially responsible people in the history of mid-michigan towns mentioned by Simon and Garfunkel.  I have no idea where he scored the picture of Grampa Pinhead but it worked.

Entry 6:  Fun For All Ages

The pride of Sagnasty was far from done.  Oh no.  This one’s for Don Cherry.

Entry 7:  Soft Swede

And now we get downright dirty.  I can’t tell you the negotiations involved, but suffice it to say the version you’re about to see wasn’t the original.  That one’s hidden away in my sock drawer for the next time I go to sea.  An anonymous poster provided us our eigth entry and it put A2Y on the same map as that little vixen from High School Musical.

Entry 8:  Below The Fold

The contest went silent for three weeks after that anonymous entry.  Why?  I don’t know.  Perhaps we were in shock.  Maybe you all started surfing porn after seeing the 8th entry.  No matter the reason, we were about to wrap it up with 8 when Pete returned with an eye opener. 

Entry 9:  Emmmmma

Saginaw John snuck another entry in just before the polls opened for business last night. 

Entry 10:  Addicted To Red

On to the standings:

Stay In The Net You Bastard Czech Miracle of Insanity:  3 votes
Red Alert:  3 votes
Bettman’s Stick Figures: 2 votes
BJ’s For Everyone: 2 votes
Fire In Your Wallet: 1 vote
Emmmmmmmmmmma: 1 vote
Fun For All Ages: 1 vote

Voting continues in the comment section of this post.  I don’t really care if you vote twice.  Let your conscience be your guides.

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Welcome to Abel to Yzerman, a Red Wing blog since 1977.  No other site on the internet has better-researched, fact-laden and better prepared discussions than A2Y.  Re-phrase: we do little research, find facts and stats highly overrated and claim little to no preparation.  There are 19 readers of A2Y. No more, no less. All of them, except maybe one, are juvenile in nature.  Reminding them of that in the comment section will only encourage them to prove that. Your suggestions and critiques are welcome: wphoulihan@gmail.com