Summer post Free Agency and draft is usually dog days to whip up hockey interest. Not on Greg Wyshynski's Puck Daddy blog, on Yahoo. Greg and Puck Daddy contributor, Sean Leahy (also of the excellent Going Five Hole Pens blog), came up with a brilliant contest this summer.
The Puck Daddy Art Contest: Gary Bettman, Portraits in Heroism
He was deluged with Photoshop, MSPaint and other software photo mimicry. Some actually showed him as a hero. Others mercilessly skewered him with aplomb. The result was 230 entries of hilarity, wonder, and some shivers.
They put up many entries on Flickr:
The following were my entries to the contest:
My fave was redoing his site:
I snuck this in anonymously:
But this other one of mine took 1st place:
So...the prize for all of this? A Versus Hat and a 2008 Stanley Cup Commemorative Puck. Plus I get to say I'm the champ!
Mucho kudos to all the great entries. From the hilarious Parting of the Red Sea MSPAINT to the Dr. Strangelove piece to Bettman atop a horse....all great work. Go check it out.
The champ is here.