Totally forgot.

I was supposed to update the ZubbieCounterContest, wasn’t I?  Whoops.  Better late than never, yes?

Congrats to Kristyn, who has figured out that pop culture references are a nearly guaranteed victory in the ZubbieCounterContest.

We’re getting to the tail end of the season, which means there’s probably very few ZubbieCounterContest chances left!  Probably very few chances to obtain the much-balleyhooed undetermined free swag + Chico-signed 2MA sticker.  Pick it up, Zubbie.  We need more contest entries.

Sometimes you can’t pick just one

…As was the case with the most recent entries in the ZubbieCounterContest.  Thus, for Zubbie’s 26th Goal As A Devil, we have two winners.  One looked like it required a good amount of work, and the other just made me giggle.  Congrats, Mike J. and Kevin B.  Y’all are in the running for undetermined free swag at the end of the season.

For those who have forgotten somehow:  When Dainius Zubrus scores a goal, make or take a picture and send it to us with the words “__th Goal As A Devil!”  The proper e-mail for such an entry is zubbiecounter at gmail dot com.  Hopefully Zubbie steps it up some and we can keep seeing your awesome creations.

Another Zubbie Goal, Another ZubbieCounterContest Winner

Congratulations to Mr. Christopher S., aka “rico” of the glorious 2MA commenters nation.  Christopher’s zubmission featured two things – pronostication (he called it, you’ll see, in a previous thread) and an 80s one-hit-wonder.  That’s a tough combo to beat right there.

Congrats Chris, and to everyone else – here’s to hoping we add another ZubbieCounterContest entry tomorrow, yes?

On a related note, I promised something the other day.  When the ZubbieCounterContest was first announced, we said “undetermined free swag” would be awarded to the person who’s ZubbieCounterContest zubmission was voted to be the best at the end of the year.  Well, some of the swag is still undetermined, but we do have at least this for the winner, and I can guarentee you, no one else in the world will have one of these but the winner of this contest:

What you are looking at there is a 2 Man Advantage sticker, one of few left that was never distributed last year.  That writing on it?  That’d be the autograph of former Devils goalie and color commentator Glenn (Chico) Resch.  As I said, I promise you, the winner of the contest will be the only man/woman on earth who can claim they own a 2MA sticker autographed by Chico.  (Please note:  Chico does not have anything to do with the contest, and probably is unaware of it.  He was just nice enough to sign an autograph for me.) Other swag – likely including a 2MA shirt of some sorts and other fun stuff – will be determined as time goes on.

Now that we know what we’re playing for, boys and girls, I expect to see your ‘A’ game each and every time Zubbie scores from here on out!  Keep ’em rolling, and as always, thanks for reading and participating.

Well that…ah you know.

That was a fairly lame game.  Full of bad refereeing and worse hockey by the boys in red.  The line for the autographed pucks was stupid long and they were out of pucks too quickly.  All around, a sucky night.

The lone bright spot this eve is the fact that yes, Zubbie did indeed pot a puck.  Not in the first – nah, he kicked that one, they say.  But he did throw one in the net in garbage time (note:  he didn’t actually throw it.  They’d have taken that one away too if he did).  That’d be his 25th as a Devil, for those who lost count (and if you lost count – HOW?!)

Usually I give y’all until the day of the next game to come up with a ZubbieCounterContest Zubmission.  However, since I won’t actually be around the day of the next game (Monday), you’ve got ’til Tueday (hush, hush, voices caaaaarry…ahem, sorry).  6PM Eastern – which is 1AM if you’re in Zubbie’s Lithuainian homeland.  At that time, I’ll also post the first of the previously undetermined free swag that we’re giving away for this contest.

Get crackin’ gang, I need something to laugh about.

OMGZubbieCounterContest!

Boys and girls, the ZubbieCounter is going through certain…changes.

You saw the first of it Friday night.  The first twenty were on us, but now, ladies and gentlemen – the ZubbieCounter is in YOUR hands.

I gave you a starting point the other night, but now it’s on you.  Every time Zubbie scores a goal, we’ll be taking reader submissions.  For each goal, we’ll pick one submission to be the official ZubbieCounter image for that goal. This can work many ways.  Here’s a couple of suggestions:

  • Make a sign, hold it up for us, and snap a picture.  You, your children, your friends, the guy at the bar, your grandma – be creative and have fun with it.
  • Take a picture of the number (say, 22) occurring on a traffic sign, in a store, in a book, on the side of a building, on the back of a jersey – again, the more creative the better – then edit in the rest of the Counter information (__th Goal As A Devil!) using Photoshop, or MS Paint, or whathaveyou.

So what’s in it for you?  Free stuff.  At the end of the season, we’ll re-post each ZubbieCounter image from the season and let everyone vote on their favorite.  Winner gets to-be-announced free swag.  And who doesn’t love undetermined free swag?

All ZubbieCounter submissions should be sent to [email protected]

Here’s to hoping we can start taking some submissions tonight, yes?