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Martin Brodeur Fan Manages to Bungle NHL 14 Twitter Vote to Unbelievable Level

NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 24:  Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils looks on during their game against the Winnipeg Jets at the Prudential Center on February 24, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterMay 31, 2013

You wouldn't think a simple fan vote for the cover of the upcoming NHL 14 would feature the saddest tale in all of sports fandom, but it does. 

This is a remarkable story about a fan who went above and beyond to get his hero on to the cover of an upcoming video game, only to fail at every turn. 

Deadspin's Barry Petchesky informs us the plight of Twitter user @broduer669 (discovered and sent their way by user Dave Lozo).

It seems the the person who goes by David Poworski created the @broduer669 account solely for the purposes of voting for New Jersey Devils star Marty Brodeur on EA Sports' Twitter campaign to select the next cover athlete for NHL 14. Apparently, it's now a heated race between Brodeur and Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky

Going through the trouble of creating an account just to vote a player's likeness onto a cover is a bit much, but the man has spent his career with the organization, so we will allow it. 

But, as we find out, it gets far worse. 

Petchesky lays out every single unfortunate misstep from Poworski. For example, his very first tweet is to Brodeur, asking him how one might go about casting a vote. 

Yeah, the account he sent it off to was a fake Brodeur

As you may have spotted by his account, @broduer669 proceeded to sit down and tweet one vote right after another, numbering each one. 

His latest was lucky No. 248. 

Sadly, the two-hour mission turned out to be a fool's errand because the Twitter user managed to misspell his hero's name. Petchesky writes, "Each and every tweet spelled 'Brodeur' wrong, meaning not a single one of his votes counted."

There are no words, so we give you this: 

This is either the mark of a grown adult with far too much time on his hands, possibly taking time away from Minecraft to embark on another journey; or this is a kid whose heart was in the right place even if his "E" and "U" weren't. 

Let this be a lesson: Laziness can sometimes be a wonderful attribute, because @broduer669 will never get those two hours back. 


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