October 20 2008 10:38AM
Uh, who cares? Does that qualify as an opinion?
Here I will sum it up for those of you who aren’t sick to death of all this nonsense and didn’t read Brownlee’s take on things:
Dumb: The guy who quit blogging
Getting your wrist slapped by some PR guy working for the Oilers should be a hilarious badge of honour for an Oilers blogger. Having a ten-alarm hissy fit and announcing to the world that you are “quitting forever” in a dramatic scene worthy of an Oscar nomination is lame. I don’t know this dude from a hole in the ground but his writing was great and I will be sad to see him go.
Why quit doing something you enjoy doing?
I don’t get it.
Why disappoint your readers?
Doesn’t make sense.
Don’t worry, Nation. Your ol’ pal Wanye won’t quit. Not if the entire Oilers front office showed up at OilersNation HQ and had MacIntyre try and take a swing at us. We would counter with the stun gun we have on us at all times and give everyone within 100 feet the tasering of their lives.
See, there’s a difference between people who pretend not to care what people think and people who actually don’t care what people think. We enjoy writing on here because it’s fun. We like it when people chime in with their opinions. We like watching hockey and talking about it. That’s pretty much it. We couldn’t care less if some people don’t like us. The only person we want to like us is everyone’s hot sister and/or hot cousin. And they like us, they really do.
Dumber: The Oilers vs The Internet
Trying to hold back internet coverage of your team is a hilariously futile battle and you have to admire the nerve of the Oilers for even trying. If that is what they are trying to do by telling this blogging dude to stop. And it remains to be seen if there is some big “conspiracy theory” behind all of this.
Someone in the hurricane of all this activity told us “lots of your sites are going to get shut down.” You can’t “shut down a site.” It doesn’t work like that. There are no Offices of The Internet Ltd you can visit and register a complaint. You can’t make an application to firstname.lastname@example.org to have a site closed. If this were possible don’t you think all the Jihadist news agency websites or child pornography sites would have ceased operation by now? If they can’t do anything about sites causing actual harm to society, how on Earth—and who on Earth for that matter—is going to do something about Oilers bloggers?
It seems short-sighted to me to ignite a firestorm amongst the Oilers fans that dutifully log their opinions on their blogs each and every day. ‘Cause if they decide to get really upset about something they can carry that torch for ever. But fortunately everyone is too busy arguing with each other to be able to mount some sort of comeback strike.
Dumbest: The Prima Donna attitudes of all involved
Holy cow, reading all the comments from the party people, the writers of all the blogs, Brownlee and Gregor you have to think JJ whatever-his-name-is has to be smiling from his Oilers Office deep deep below the surface of the Earth.
Ever hear of divide and conquer? Remind me not to commit a crime with any writer in the blogosphere or the MSM. Everyone is turning on each other faster than you can say “Who cares about any of this anyway?”
We get it. Everyone who has ever hit a single key on a keyboard in the name of the Edmonton Oilers hates each other. All you need to do, it seems, to drive a wedge into the ‘sphere is single one person out. The resulting storm will divide everyone and eliminate any chance for taking cohesive action against the real enemy:
The Edmonton Oilers (?)
That can’t be right. The Oilers put the “Oilers” in OilersNation. They can’t be the enemy. Can they? Uh... *head explodes*
What the hell. Smarten up everyone.
Oh in case anyone cares about hockey anymore
The Oilers are 4–0. Remember them?