I’ve won one internet comic contest (Dark Horse’s Strip Search contest) and lost one (DC’s Zuda contest) so I’m not trying to make a personal comment on online awesomes. Online voting is a weird thing when Stephen Colbert can have people vote that a bridge in Hungary should be named after him. I have to say that when I was losing the Zuda contest I drew strength from my favourite hockey team, The Toronto Maple Leafs. They haven’t won a Stanley Cup since 1967 but they still go out and try their best each night (well, recently most of the team does). So I could accept losing with dignity, which if I always rooted for the Red Wings might have been harder to do. Sports still has good role models.