For those of you who have been reading TheNYRBlog for awhile know that I held a banner contest for the blog last summer. At the outset of the contest I made it known that I did not have a prize for the winner, however, their creation would be on display everyday for everyone too see. Apparently that was good enough incentive as I received an insane amount of entrants.
In the end, the winner was Joe L. who did an outstanding job coming up with the above banner in this post.
When I made the move to Bloguin just two months later I was told I needed to change Joe's banner because I couldn't use the Rangers logo due to trademark issues. Bloguin had their own artist I could have used to come up with a new banner, but I didn't feel that would be fair to Joe and asked him if he wanted to come up with a new banner for the new blog.
And man did Joe come through. I feel the current banner on the blog rivals any one out there.
For that reason I always felt I needed to get Joe a prize, but unfortunately I wasn't able to.
Enter reader Todd W. who you might remember from this picture of him and his two daughters
. Todd works in the jersey business and recently sent me four Rangers jerseys (Staal & Boogaard Heritage and Stepan & Dubinsky home blue) to use for blog contests as a thank you for all the work I've done on the blog. Yes, be very thankful for Todd.
When I received the jerseys the first order of business was repaying Joe. Which Todd agreed was a great idea. So I'm happy to report, that yesterday a Marc Staal Heritage jersey was sent to Joe as a thank you for one of the, if not the best blog banner on the net.
And obviously a big thank you also goes out to Todd for hooking TheNYRBlog readers up with some awesome contest prizes.
Be on the the lookout for contests coming soon.
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