Ladies and Gentleman, welcome to the first annual ZUBBIE AWARDS!
Recall if you will, last season (I know it’s hard, pretend late April didn’t happen, that’s what I do). Go all the way back to the second weekend of December. It was a glorious time to be a Devils fan. The Devils were in the midst of one of the wildest games of the year and possibly the most fun game I have ever had the pleasure of attending – a total 80s-style scorefest against the Rangers that the Red n’ Black took by a final score of 8-5. During that game, one Mr. Dainius Zubrus notched his 21st goal as a Devil.
That evening, rather than waiting to get home and make a new ZubbieCounter update, I wrote it on a piece of paper, snapped a picture with my cell phone, and sent it along to Steve, who posted it on this very blog. This started a discussion between Steve, Joe, and myself. We decided to hold a contest, in which you, the 2MA reader, would submit (or Zubmit) your own ZubbieCounter updates. We’d pick one for each goal, and in the end, you the reader would get to vote on which one you liked best, with the winner getting undetermined prizes.
The contest was a huge success for us – I didn’t realize how many entries we actually got until I went through the ZubbieCounter e-mail address again a few days ago. There were some absolutely brilliant entries for each of his goals for the remainder of the season.
And then the playoffs happened. We spiraled into an uncontrollable funk that we’re only just now finally breaking out of. I’ve promised you the Zubbie awards for months now, and the time has finally come.
Below you will find each of the winners from last season. On the main page, you’ll see our nifty new poll feature. Simply go over there and vote for which one you like the best. Vote only once please (I’m using an honor system here, but if I suspect monkey business, I’ll suspend voting a choose my own winner. It’s my contest, I can do that, y’know). Also, two nominees are nominated twice. Because quite frankly, the two winners for the last goal of the season were both too funny. Again, my contest, I can do what I want. Booyah grandma.
Winner gets still-to-be-determined STUFF. Said stuff will probably not even be determined until I have a box that I have to fill with something. You will definitely get the Chico Resch autographed 2MA sticker, though, and probably a bunch of other awesome things.
So, without further ado, I present to you, your 2008-2009 ZUBBIE AWARD NOMINEES:
Steven O’s Zubmission
Wilson L’s Zubmission
Jon C’s Zubmission (24th goal)
Chris S (Rico)’s Zubmission
Kevin B’s Zubmission (26th goal)
Jon C’s Zubmission (28th goal)
Kevin B’s Zubmission (28th goal)
So there you have it. Get to voting! Since this is a ZubbieCounter contest, I say we let Zubbie decide when voting ends. We’ll take votes until the end of the game in which Zubbie scores his 33rd goal as a Devil, or until 4 PM on November 15th. Whichever happens first. Probably the latter. Either way, get your votes in now!