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Reading a comment on Keiber’s page gave me pause to put my idle time to work. After winning three Cap contests in one week (Well deserved by Keiber, I might add!), Jeffer commented that the Gumshoe should watch his back because the headhunters would be out in full force.
“You are probably gonna be on the "Bombers" radar... consider it a compliment. Just know that this week, "die" votes are actually "funny" votes.”
I took this comment to heart and wondered if there was statistical correlation to this view. You can be the judge after you review the following information.
I selected some of my favorite cappers, the ones that consistently find themselves on the front page of any contest. Indeed, these are the folks that I find are the most creative of the bunch. They don’t just give us “throw away” lines; they actually put thought into their always witty and intelligent responses. They have the credentials, as three of their names appear on the list of recent T-shirt winners.
Sorry if I left out a few cappers (There are many more that I follow regularly). I went with those who got the most response for this one particular picture. I threw in my own stats just for the hell of it.
That’s a .491 FUNNY vote percentage for this prestigious crew of cappers? Go figure?
I guess we aren’t as Funny as we thought we were!
Discuss among yourselves, please!
THE JIMBO AWARDS
These folks deserve Kudos for their great effort and accomplishments.
CLAY: 1 entry, the WIN, and 18 Funny Votes. How do you do that?
WELCOME BACK TO A GOOD GUY AWARD:
PHUKUHP –Glad to have you back, my friend.
PERSISTENCE UNDER PRESSURE AWARD:
Mare: The most Funny Votes of all, but a big Die-Bomber Target. Hang in there, friend!
SMART AND SASSY AWARD:
Keiber: Great caps but suffering under the big backlash from those three recent winners. Hey, nothing succeeds like success, right! Keep ‘em coming, my man.
MR. CONGENIALITY AWARD:
Jeffer: Always positive, always supportive, and a great Canadian guy. Great caps, always a contender and recognizes how the contest works.
THE ALTERNATE CONTEST AWARD:
Jams3kds: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! The FOD pictures have been pretty lame of late!
THE HANG-IN-THERE AND KEEP TRYING AWARD OF MERIT:
GerhardGuffaw, Orionbaker, Karigrant, Fissurefilms. Keep those awesome caps comin’!!!!!!!
As Jeffer said, “Just know that . . . "die" votes are actually "funny" votes.”
I think we all understand that.
I look upon FOD as a playground, a community of funny people and a great place to express some creativity. I love watching a cap I think is GOOD receive a few Funny votes then disappear as the DIE BOMBERS, in their recognition of it, stick it with pins.
On the other hand, there are those CAPS that rise like bread dough, and receive their FUNNY votes from cyberspace dolts, despite the fact that the humor completely escapes me. Maybe I am getting too old. Maybe times have past me by. Or, maybe I’m right that the cap just ain’t funny!
You be the judge.
And yes, I do like to stir the pot from time to time. The odd tirade, here and there, always gets some discussion going. I try my best not to take any of this too seriously. After all, it's just "play", right?
In closing, I enjoy your comments, your interactions and your friendly banter. Nothing moves me more than a personal comment from one of you, whether it is about a cap or a blog I’ve written.
I love my “peeps”.
Again, I quote my late great father who often remarked, “Who has more fun than people?” : this from a guy who read comic books and laughed like hell into his eighties. His favorite character: "Donald FN Duck!"
We should all be so lucky.
BTW, I'm tracking down Die Bombers. Keep your eyes peeled!
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