Friday June 28th, 2013

By Allan Muir

“A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.”

--a disgruntled Columbus Blue Jackets fan

Actually, those words were uttered by Thomas Jefferson, a well-known Devils supporter. And if Weezy's husband was still with us today, he'd no doubt rejoice in the news that, through the practice of strict democratic principles, the people have voted Martin Brodeur as their choice of cover athlete for EA Sports' highly anticipated NHL 14, justly sending co-finalist Sergei Bobrovsky back to the obscurity from whence he came.

The very entertaining proof is above.

“The support I’ve received throughout the cover vote campaign has been incredible,” Brodeur said in a canned statement. “My kids pushed me to participate in the campaign, and they are really excited to see their dad on the cover of the game they play all the time. I want to thank all the NHL fans who campaigned and voted for me.”

No, Martin, we thank you for your courage and for the passionate campaigning that inspired a generation of gamers. This truly is, as someone somehow involved with this process said, "a momentous occasion." The game, featuring Brodeur's grand visage, will be released on ... wait a minute ... we have to wait another three months for the stinkin' game now? Oh, fer cryin' out loud...

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