Brooks Laich Says Ovechkin is the Best
After spending thousands of keystrokes on the Redskins and their Pro Bowl promotional campaign, I should briefly note a few differing perspectives on the ongoing NHL All-Star voting. Like, you could ask Brooks Laich, and he'd say this:
I might be a little biased because I get to see him every night, but the things that 'Ovie' does make him the total package....I've done many interviews about him and, personally, I feel he should be the top vote-getter for the All-Star Game.
"It's hard to argue with Laich," continues the NHL.com All-Star Voting blog. Ha! Not that hard, really. Hundreds of thousands of independent-minded voters have done just that, leaving Laich's man----hmmm, math----ah yes, with 31.2 percent of the votes of Sidney Crosby.
Like, I could vote for Ovechkin once every second of every minute of every hour for the next 11 days, 950,400 times in all, and Laich would still be disappointed. I could have every man, woman and child of the District of Columbia vote for change, and change still wouldn't come. I could get the Nats' television audience to each vote like a billion times, and not even dent Crosby's lead.
I mean, you can at least try to try to mount a serious discussion with a straight face about whether Clinton Portis deserved the third NFC running bowl slot over DeAngelo Williams. But it might take a fairly esoteric set of data, or some extremely powerful drugs, to make the case that Alex Tanguay deserves 564,668 more votes than Ovechkin. Or that Crosby is a 321 percent better hockey player. Or even 320 percent better.
Obviously the absurdity of the NHL's voting process has been extremely well-documented, with the boycott effort and the national columnist outrage and the constant blogging hammer of discontent and all that.
But still. Real problems deserve real solutions. Racking my brain, I can only think of one potential answer: "Vote the Capitals Ticket" yard signs!
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