The time has come for you to once again do your civic duty and select the next Photoshop champion. One of the following heroes will be walking away with a swag package the likes of which the world has never seen, and will bask in eternal glory! Many have entered, but only one can be named champion. Who will it be? As always, that’s up to you.
What are we voting on? Let me refresh your memory… For the past two weeks, I’ve had you fine citizens sending me hilarious depictions of what could be at the end of the Oilers hypothetical rainbow. The answer? I whole lot of hilarity. As always, the problem isn’t even getting you guys to submit entries but to narrow those entries down to 5 finalists. Luckily from this point on the responsibility shifts from me to you as we start the voting.
Who are we voting on? Your Photoshop Finalists…
1) YOUR POT OF GOLD
This entry appears to be a political statement as much as it is a hilarious look at the state of the franchise. Some people think that the arena deal was the end game even more so than the product on the ice. Is that true? We’ll never know (until the next JSBM Cartoon). If you can’t win on the ice you’d may as well win in the boardroom.
2) MOAR RAINBOWS!
This masterpiece beautifully sums up the kind of spin we’ve all been reading/hearing for the last nine years. Remember when Nilsson-Gagner-Cogliano was supposed to be the beginning of the end? It seems like forever ago, right? The truth is that the NGC kid line was only a couple of rebuilds ago. Even worse? That flavour of the kid line basically turned into Teddy Purcell – how quickly the time passes when you’re having fun.
3) THIS IS THE END…
When I first saw this entry, I was a little bit surprised that Kevin Lowe was featured in the picture and not down near the core of the earth where it’s still warm. Note the stoic look on Lowe’s face as he feels no fear regardless of how the world is collapsing around him. That is the look of a man that knows a thing or two about world shattering disappointment.
4) THE LUCKY CHARM
If the NHL was a box of cereal Connor McDavid would be one of those limited edition prizes that only come around once in a lifetime. Drafting Connor McDavid would be liking buying a Kinder Surprise and having the prize turn out to be the keys to a Bentley. Unfortunately, the Oilers are playing like they’re more interested in driving a 1983 Ford Tempo than winning said Bentley. At least we’ll save on gas?
5) GUESS WHO?
I almost didn’t include this entry because of how infuriating it is to think of trading off core assets for lesser players and draft picks. That being said, it’s not completely insane to think of the Oilers “Pocklingtoning” the rebuild and trading core players for wishes and handfuls of kidney beans. Hopefully those days are long behind us, but we’re Oilers fans so we’ll have to continue “expect(ing) the unexpected.”
THE WINNER IS…
Now comes the hard part: How are we supposed to pick a winner from these five heroes? To me, these entries all deserve a High Stick Jersey (modelled so beautifully by Jeanshorts). Fortunately, I don’t have to make this decision about who gets it – that’s up to you. I don’t need the stress of picking a winner from a pool of legends, so as usual I’m delegating the responsibility.
As always, the voting will take place in the pollz section on the right hand side of your screen. The voting will continue until Friday night at 11:59pm MST so think long and hard about your decision. This vote could change the lives* of a few lucky Nation citizens, and that’s not something to be taken lightly.
In case you need a reminder on what they’re playing for, the prizes are:
- 1st place – High Stick Vodka jersey, Nation Hoodie, Nation tee, a Pint GC, and a sticker package.
- 2nd place – Two Nation tees, a Pint GC, and sticker package
- 3rd place – A Nation tee, a Pint GC, and sticker package
- I’ll also pick 5 random entrants to win either an iTunes card or an Oodle Noodle GC.
*give them more laundry to do.