Welcome to the 4th Annual Falco Awards Ceremonies.
Just like previous years, we are giving away Flyers board awards in the following categories:
Most Upbeat Poster
Most Negative Poster
Most Long Winded Poster
Best Poster in an Argument
Rookie of the Year
Most Dedicated Poster
Most Knowledgeable Poster
Outstanding Contribution Award
Poster of the Year
First, though, we have a few announcements:
Honorable mention goes to Chris Shafer, who was the only person nominated for most upbeat AND most negative poster. You know you are doing something right if you can do that.
Special thanks to Jules for the awards again this year.
Finally, thanks to the Toronto Maple Leafs, who traded me their 1st round picks in 2013 and 2014, plus a 5th rounder in 2014, for this mention in the awards.
The first award goes to the funniest poster, and year after year, this one is no contest. I'm beginning to wonder if he could win even if he didn't post for an entire season. Hopefully for the Flyers board, that doesn't happen anytime soon. Congrats to Valhoun
Next up is the award for the most upbeat poster. Even in the darkest hours (like announcing we resigned Leighton, wtf!) this person believed the Flyers were just one step away from turning it around. Give it up for Charlie Girl.
Of course, not everyone is sunshine and rainbows. On every forum, there has to be the people that remind you know how awesome a magical run to the Cup is, you still have Michael F. Leighton as your goalie, Homer still has no idea about how the cap works, and that Carter is a fraud and that there is no such thing as a healthy Gagne or Parent. This year, the poster that wins the award for keep us all grounded in reality, the most Negative Poster is Kaktus
We'll be back right after a short commercial break with the awards for Most Long Winded, Best in an Argument, and Rookie of the Year.
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Next up is the award for the poster who is the reason we all know what tl;dr means. I'm sure he had some great points, but come on, in the world of Al Gore's internet and 24 hour news, you have 3 sentences to make your point or people stop reading. Wait, which award is this for again? Oh, right ... congrats to Jester for being the Most Longwinded Poster in 2010.
Next is the award for the guy that always seem to have a great point when tensions rise on the HF Flyers Boards. Or, judging by previous voting, maybe they just give up reading the thread once he gets going. Either way, the award for Best Poster in an Argument is Jester.
Now, we move to the Rookie of the Year award. This award goes to the poster who manages to overcome the indeniable truth of the internet [A posters quality can easily be determined by post count and join date.] to actually contribute something interesting, despite their small number of posts. The winner had quality in his 759 posts to date ... this year's Rookie of the Year is infidelappel
Once again, we'll give out the awards for Most Dedicated and Most Knowledgeable Posters after a short break.
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We are back with the presentation of the award for the Most Dedicated Poster. All of our European posters got honorable mentions or votes as a group, but one poster stood above the crowd. I ***** about how much of a pain it is to live in Bruins country or how much of a pain 10:30 PM starts are, but this guy follow a team that is on in the wee hours of the morning. Congrats to our Most Dedicated Poster of 2010, chaosof99.
This award goes to the poster who is just a bagful of random Flyers trivia. Want to know what color car Bobby clarke was driving when the Flyers won the Cup? This guy probably knows. His Game Day Threads never fail to educate, so Congrats to MiamiScreamingEagles
One more commercial break, then we are back with the last two awards, Outstanding Contribution and the Poster of the Year.
The penultimate award is the Outstanding Contribution to the Flyers Board. This award goes to the person that makes the board a better place by giving their time. This years winner is known for her avatars, as well as producing the Falcos every year. Congrats to Jules801
And finally, the award for the Poster of the Year. This is one of the strangest votes I've ever seen, because most of the votes for the winner said 'well, I keep voting for [this guy], and I feel like I should spread it around, but there is just no choice. And no choice there was, because the winner won by a large margin. Congrats to the 2010 Poster of the Year MiamiScreamingEagles