After a long, very drawn out affair, we have finally awarded our inaugural Golden Turpie award for The Gurgler’s Man of the Year to Reggie the Rabbitoh.
After the website crashed in late December due to the many, many entries, we allowed another few weeks for final votes.
So Reggie the Rabbitoh has added the Golden Turpie to the NRL Premiership, Auckland Sevens and World Club Challenge wins in the past 6 months. Fans of The Gurgler were sympathetic to the many years of misery, and have rewarded the loyalty with 31% of the votes going to the lovable mascot.
Funnily enough, another non human came second with our readers appreciating the effort Alksander Orlov has made in making cheap insurance interesting and entertaining.
Further down, true Aussie icons Honey Badger and Alby Mangels Jnr polled well without winning. There may be another chance this year given their best work lies ahead.
And the German World Cup coach and Commentary doyen Riche Benaud brought up the rear. Richie ended up on 2% which is a very coincidental amount given his love of anything two related.
We’ll see you later in the year for another round of nominations.