Flamesnation Contributor Search - Final Vote

Kent Wilson
August 17 2011 07:52AM

 

 

The entries have been received and posted and now it's time to pick the winners. We actually received interest from even more people than appeared here, but I had to limit the number of posts to something managable. When I put out the question of a new contributor on twitter, I had no idea the potential response. Thanks to everyone who applied and all those of you you who took time to not only submit an article but also read, reply and vote on them.

Here is the a list of all the entries once again. I'm going to ask everyone to vote for your favorite hopeful to help guide our ultimate decision.

When voting, consider each author's voice, organization, quality of rhetoric and the supporting evidence for his arguments. The tendency, of course, would be to vote for someone whose views closely match your own or who picked a partisan topic with which you would naturally agree. In truth, the best test of a writer is someone who has the chops to potentially change your mind about something. Ask yourself not if you naturally agree with the writers worldview, but if you think he would be a persistently interesting or entertaining read even when he doesn't march in lockstep with your preconceptions.

Without further ado, here are the entries again:

Derrick Newman - Calgary Flames State of the Union

Al MaGuinness - The Rebuild Begins Sooner Rather than Later

Byron Bader - The New CBA - To Sign or Not to Sign a Player...

Graham Wiswell - Putting the 'M' Back in GM

Kevin Hatch - The Run

Vintage Flame - What Makes an Elite Player...Elite?

Taylor Rocca - Tim Erixon Loves Chantal Kreviazuk

Mike Schmidt - In Defense of Jay Bouwmeester

Jake Travis - More of the Same is Significant Change

Scott Lepp - If it Ain't (is) Broke, Don't (Please) Fix it

Marty Clarke - SWOT-ing the Flames: Sloppy Seconds See Supporters Suffering

The poll below allows multiple votes. Please pick your top three choices.

Thanks again everyone. We will make our final decision by the end of this week.

 

 

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#51 Taylo Rocca
August 18 2011, 07:24PM
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I also happen to like the canucks... don't bash my beloved canucks. I like them even more than the flames. Swedish twins for the win.

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#52 The Real Taylor Rocca
August 18 2011, 07:24PM
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@Vintage Flames

Haha I hear that a lot

@"Taylor Rocca"

Seriously this is stupid, quit posting pretending to be me you inbred

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#53 schevvy
August 18 2011, 07:25PM
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Vintage Flame wrote:

I'm Batman!!!

I am the dolphin from Telus commercials...

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#54 schevvy
August 18 2011, 07:25PM
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We need a new thread... big time

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#55 Taylo Rocca
August 18 2011, 07:26PM
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I AM MADDDDDD!!!!

Must convince others I am who I say I am. Vintage Flames I am upset you beleive this other bafoon

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#56 Taylo Rocca
August 18 2011, 07:27PM
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RAWR!

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#57 schevvy
August 18 2011, 07:27PM
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Good grief you guys are reminding me of 2 year olds...

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#58 Debroglie
August 18 2011, 07:28PM
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schevvy wrote:

C'mon guys this is getting ridiculous. I feel bad for Taylor right now I mean the poor guy has people bad-mouthing him using a fake account of him. Show some class guys, you're sounding like Canucks fans right now.

Agreed.

I guess the only good thing is that there can't be any riots? ;)

But seriously, it's too bad people are taking what should be a fun, friendly competition and turning it into this bilefest.

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#59 Taylo Rocca
August 18 2011, 07:29PM
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@debrogilie

Bilefest aint no word

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#60 Taylo Rocca
August 18 2011, 07:30PM
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To all those other Taylor Rocca's- not cool!

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#61 schevvy
August 18 2011, 07:31PM
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Alright all you fake Taylor Rocca's give it up. It's childish and not funny. This is supposed to be a friendly competition and now it's turning into a jokefest.

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#62 Vintage Flame
August 18 2011, 07:31PM
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Todd is this you?? You sneaky little bugger...

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#63 Taylo Rocca
August 18 2011, 07:33PM
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Nah. Legit I am the real Taylor Rocca

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#64 Debroglie
August 18 2011, 07:33PM
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Taylo Rocca wrote:

@debrogilie

Bilefest aint no word

Shocking.

But seriously guys, let's keep this polite. I don't know why anyone would pretend to be one of the competitors; I can't imagine what effect this could possibly have. @The Real Taylor Rocca, I don't know why they've picked you to target, but I feel bad. Keep up the good work.

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#66 Taylo Rocca
August 18 2011, 07:35PM
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@Debroglie

You think this is good work? I could eat pieces of poop that is better than that article I submitted.

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#67 T_Roc
August 18 2011, 07:35PM
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This makes me sad. I know that at this point, I'm not going to be taken serioiusly or likely receive a chance to contribute to FlamesNation, but I would simply like to say that everyone posting (falsely posting, that is) here needs to seriously get a life for trying to sabotage something that was only intended to be a source of entertainment for Flames fans. I'm out.

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#68 Taylo Rocca
August 18 2011, 07:35PM
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Out?!? Don't beleive him, don't let him remove me from the competition.

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#69 Taylo Rocca
August 18 2011, 07:37PM
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/24861453@N02/3672271911/

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#71 Vintage Flame
August 18 2011, 07:40PM
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@Taylo Rocca

I'm officially warning you now. Enough please.

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#73 Taylo Rocca
August 18 2011, 07:45PM
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You can never take me seriously... I can't spell!

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#74 Taylo Rocca
August 18 2011, 07:46PM
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Kent Wilson = best managing editor ever!!!

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#75 Taylo Rocca
August 18 2011, 07:47PM
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The pen is mightier than the sword!!! you can break a sword, but the pen lives on forever!!! I don't know what this means but it sounded good.

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#76 Taylo Rocca
August 18 2011, 07:48PM
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You may not choose my article, but I will keep on writing!!!

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#78 The Real Taylor Rocca
August 18 2011, 07:55PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vy2nAOdBUlw

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#79 Vintage Flame
August 18 2011, 07:59PM
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@The Real Taylor Rocca

Too funny..

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#80 Flames4Life
August 18 2011, 07:59PM
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Vintage Flame should win. He actually deserves it.

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#81 Vintage Flame
August 18 2011, 08:02PM
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@Flames4Life

Thank you.. Very much appreciated.

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#82 Morris
August 18 2011, 08:06PM
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@Kent Wilson

Isn't that like when somebody sticks something into you... from behind?

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#83 Vintage Flame
August 18 2011, 08:20PM
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schevvy wrote:

I am the dolphin from Telus commercials...

I like dolphins... Just not the Miami kind! #SquishTheFish

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#84 Taylo Rocca
August 18 2011, 08:52PM
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YOU WILL NEVER LISTEN TO ME!!!!

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#85 schevvy
August 18 2011, 09:17PM
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Vintage Flame wrote:

I like dolphins... Just not the Miami kind! #SquishTheFish

I agree. Gotta go with the Packers.. #packattack

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#86 Vintage Flame
August 18 2011, 09:36PM
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schevvy wrote:

I agree. Gotta go with the Packers.. #packattack

Cowboys all the way schevv!!

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#87 schevvy
August 18 2011, 09:48PM
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@Vintage Flame

Sorry Vintage, don't like the Cowboys chances this year, Vick and the Eagles are too good and Tony Romo will not win a Super Bowl, sorry bro! Why am I talking NFL on a Flames blog???

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#88 Vintage Flame
August 18 2011, 09:55PM
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schevvy wrote:

Sorry Vintage, don't like the Cowboys chances this year, Vick and the Eagles are too good and Tony Romo will not win a Super Bowl, sorry bro! Why am I talking NFL on a Flames blog???

Because it was better than reading Todd disguised as Taylor???

I'll take the Cowboys 5 Super Bowls over Vicks 5 year suspended sentence any day!

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#89 schevvy
August 18 2011, 10:02PM
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@Vintage Flame

Haha agreed on that it's better than the fake Taylor Rocca's. The Cowboys were amazing with Troy Aikman but they haven't found a great QB since. I still like my Packers chances over the Cowboys!

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#90 Taylor Rocca
August 20 2011, 04:37PM
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*Sigh*

I spend 3 days moving from Calgary to Kamloops and I login to FN for the first time after getting settled to see all this trolling. Disappointing to say the least.

Anyhow, first off I just want to thank Kent for putting on this little competition. I had a great time reading all the entries. Every article submitted was a quality piece of work, so props to everyone who was a finalist.

Lastly, congrats to Vintage Flame. I'm looking forward to reading your work on a regular basis here at Flames Nation. Congratulations dude!

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