It was a little less than two weeks ago that we passed along the word that Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph was the team’s nominee for this year’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. Now, he’s absolutely running away with the online vote for the award, but there’s still plenty of time left to ensure that he brings home the big prize.
As of right now, Rudolph is sitting at a total of. . .refreshes browser again. . .146,512 votes. The second place contestant right now is Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback Dak Prescott with 83,950 votes. So, at this point, Rudolph is nearly lapping the field.
However, if you’ve been tweeting or re-tweeting on Rudolph’s behalf, it isn’t time to stop or slow down yet, as the voting for this contest runs all the way through 13 January. So, how do you vote, if you haven’t been?
Well, you go onto the Twitter machine and start tweeting (or retweeting) tweets with the hashtag #WPMOYChallenge and Rudolph’s last name, like this:
Make sure there’s a space between the hashtag and the last name. . .the interwebs won’t count them if they’re all crunched together.
Again, retweets count for this as well, so if you’d rather just retweet a bunch of other people’ tweets with the hashtag in them, you can do that as well.
The nominee for the award that gets the most Twitter mentions will get $25,000 for their charity of choice. Yes, the runner-up get $10,000, which is nice, too. . .but come on. Doesn’t #82 deserve the extra money for the charity of his choice?
You’re damn right he does.
So, if you have a Twitter account and haven’t been throwing a few votes out there for Kyle Rudolph, we’d like to ask that you go ahead and do that. And if you have been, awesome. . .keep it up!