July 22 2013 08:27PM
Sometimes in life a bigger better fish swims by and all you can do is appreciate what you have had the chance to see for yourself.
And so it goes in our Man Cave contest as sponsored by Jerad Cox and Sterling Real Estate.
A couple weeks back we put out the Man Cave contest to the Nation to see what the OilersNation has built over the years to cheer on their beloved squad. "When I got into real estate I couldn't get over the man caves I saw" said Jerad when we first cooked up this contest.
"Edmonton fans must lead the league in building man caves. I don't know if it's the weather making Man Caves a winter necessity or the fact that Oilers fans are just the best in the game but I knew if we put it out there we will see some dandies."
And dandies we saw.
Over 30 different Man Caves were sent in as applications for a Nuge-Hall-Eberle lithograph as supplied by Jerad. It's clear regardless of the new arena being built that Oilers fans are building themselves their own luxury in their own homes from which to watch the Mighty Oil try and float themselves off the ocean floor of the NHL.
AND THE WINNER IS
After all the votes were tallied our winner - we will call him "Harvey X" on account of his first name being Harvey and his secrecy protected by an X - is the top of the pops.
Just look at this palace of festering.
Non finished roof (respect) jersies piled on top of jersies. Sticks, photos, everything the rest of us Tier Two fans can aspire to as we sit in our homes watching the Oil play their hearts out night after night.
This is a real eye opener that should inspire the handiman and handiwomen in all of us to up our games.
Mad respect to everyone who entered our contest. It was one of our favourite contests to date and getting a chance to take a gander at everyones set ups was a real treat.
RESPECT ALL AROUND
And mad respect to Jerad Cox too. It is one thing to advertise on the Nation and become our favourite real estate agent in town. It is quite another to cook up a cool contest and supply the sick prizing. Should Wanye Manor ever be restored to the point it could undo all of the damage we have caused it and be a "saleable asset" on the Edmonton Real Estate market we know who we will enlist.
Enjoy your prize Harvey X. It will fit in nicely to the Taj Mahal of man caves that you have already built.