The “Vote For Rory” Campaign

I have already written a post on this and you can find it in the NHL category so there isn’t really much more to say about it. The campaign supports the idea of voting a defenseman named Rory Fitzpatrick into the NHL All Star game as a starting defenseman. You can find more information or cast your vote at:

Official “Vote For Rory” Website

Cast your vote for Rory Here


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Shaq leading East centers in All Star voting???

Does anyone else think that it is completely ridiculous that Shaquille Oneal is leading all East centers with 522,815 votes to start in the NBA All Star game even though he has played only 4 games so far this season? Now I am a huge Heat fan but personally, as an even bigger basketball fan, I find it insulting to see him ahead of more deserving players…or at least players who have played more than 4 games this season. Oneal’s stats in those 4 games aren’t even All Star material as he averaged only 14 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. At some point, you have to look at what the All Star game is and what it means to so many players. I realize that the game and especially the entire weekend is probably little more than a couple of nice dunks and some laughs for most casual NBA fans but for me, and I’m sure many of you, the All Star game is the first highlight of the season. It rewards players for having terrific seasons and for some players it is as much as a reward as they will get throughout their entire career. I would feel terrible if someones only opportunity was stripped from them simply because some Shaq fans feel like seeing some more of the same again in this years All Star game. I understand they want to support their favorite player but, come on…he’s injured! Give someone else a chance.

Personally, I will be voting several times for Dwight Howard in an effort to offset the Shaq fans who have been flooding the All Star ballot with votes for a player that has already received his fair share of free trips. I hope that you choose to do the same so that we can transform the All Star game back to the meaningful game it was meant to be.

Spread the word.

Cast Your Vote For The NBA All Star Game Here


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Wanna Screw Gary…Vote for Rory!

The new story spreading throughout the internet like wildfire is the “Vote For Rory” campaign. The campaign supports the idea of rewarding players who work very hard “behind the scenes” with a trip to the all star game and believe that the perfect representative for this message is Rory Fitzpatrick.

Fitzpatrick is a defenseman on the Vancouver Canucks in the NHL and to be frank, isn’t the greatest defenseman there is. In fact, his statistics definately do not merit a trip to the all star game however that is not what the campaign is all about. Anyone voting for Rory to start in the all star game believes in one of three things (and in some cases all three):

[1] That hard working nice guys deserve a break sometimes and that talent and statistics isn’t all that counts.

[2] That the NHL should abolish the all star voting system in favor of a more prestigious and accurate system similiar to that of the awards.

[3] You absolutely hate Gary Bettman and would love to see him and his new MY NHL embarrased by having such an undeserving no talent (but really nice) guy start at the all star game over superstars like Lidstrom, Pronger and Niedermayer.

Personally I’m in favor of all three and you can be sure that I’ll definately be casting my vote for Rory several times over the next couple of weeks. Good guys deserve to finish first once in a while…don’t you think?

By the way, you need to select Rory Fitzpatrick as the write in for the Western Conference and also make sure not to vote for Niklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger or Scott Niedermayer to ensure that Rory has a chance of making it. Happy voting and good luck Rory…you’re gonna need it!

Official “Vote For Rory” Website

Cast your vote For Rory Here


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A little something to sway your vote…lol just kidding.