June 16, 2005

Closure on the whole Rocket Jones Banner Contest

Derek was the winner and I promised an actual prize. Now I knew that he was a goalie in a rec league, so in an inspired moment I figured I'd find an autographed hockey photo on eBay and send it to him.

Lots to choose from, but I was got sniped at the last second twice. The second one really pissed me off because it was an uber-cool picture of Gump Worsley stopping a point blank shot by Brad Park (Gump was the last NHL goalie to play without a mask).

Next I thought about concentrating on Patrick Roy stuff, since Derek is from Colorado and Roy (pronounced "Wah") has been wowing Avalanche fans for years. So I emailed him and cleverly grilled him ("so you're an Av's fan, eh?"), and he sang like a canary that he was really a Quebec Nordiques fan. The Nordiques stunk up the NHL for years and then when they moved the franchise to Colorado they immediately won the Stanley Cup.

So on eBay I started looking for Quebec Nordique goalie photos and stumbled across his prize. I'm glad he likes it.

So there ya go. Two opportunities to win and two actual prizes awarded, and neither one had a thing to do with rockets. Gotta fix that.

Posted by Ted at June 16, 2005 08:55 PM
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You rule!

Posted by: Tuning Spork at June 16, 2005 10:28 PM

Damn, I didn't realize you went to all of THAT effort. Wow, thanks...I think you're definitely getting cookies now...

Posted by: Derek at June 17, 2005 12:20 PM

LOL Derek, I don't need cookies. Really, you *earned* that prize with those awesome banners.

Posted by: Ted at June 17, 2005 08:48 PM
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