No we didn’t forget, just timing the jump.
The results are in for the first ever (annual? did we exhaust all ideas?) Vocal Minority #BannerIdea contest.
First things first, we would like to thank all of you who offered suggestions, as well as giving a hearty nod to the Columbus fans who managed to sneak their subversion into TFC’s official contest. After much deliberation, debate and one of us calling another one ‘the c-word’ (crazy) we came to our conclusion rather democratically. We all had our favourites, but in the end, one stood alone – barely.
3rd place (4 pts):
@mlse (HA!) on twitter suggested “ABOVE US ONLY EVERYONE ELSE” with pictures of the south end in hellish flames. It’s quite the visual, as well as dead accurate. Wasn’t going to go and search ‘group immolation’ but felt this is a relatively accurate portrayal of the envisioned banner. Well done to you.
2nd place (7 pts):
@brillntknitwit offered a few quality submissions, some even requiring Google Translate. The one that resonated the most with us was the complete imagery of the fraying red thread bullshit marketing theme of the season with the subliminal command to the newly corralled centralization of the supporters groups in the south stand.
1st place (8 pts):
@Randy_Narine stole the win with this opus. Words that were bandied about during deliberation over this piece were “neo-constructivist”, “evocative”, and “hilarious”. I’m sure many of us have felt this way for many seasons, and we’re not even Leaf ticket holders (as if we could afford that).
For this victory, this banner will replace the head collage for the next week or so. Until we stop LOLing or we’re just sick of it.
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