GDB 41: Sterility 101

Wanye
January 11 2009 03:00PM

After watching a mind numbing Eagles and Giants game all morning we finally figured out something that has been bothering us about this mind numbingly mediocre season thus far,

It's way too sterile.

Sterile as hell. Absolutely nothing interesting is going on as game after game of warm crud is served to the Citizens of the Oilersnation. A losing team can be entertaining to watch as it self destructs. Ask the fans of the Detroit Lions who still show up to scream the same seven suggestions on TV, Radio and websites all over the place. But these Oilers?

BO-RING.

Where is the drama? This is a team of highly skilled veterans and punk ass rookies. There should be some serious swagger in the Oilers dressing room. They went into this season thinking they were going to contend for the Northwest division for heavens sakes. Now look at them. Trembling before the lowly St. Louis Blues as they roll into town. Where is the fire? Where is the fight in practice as Steve Staios shows Robert Nilsson what it means to be an Oiler? Where is an inappropriate comment thrown out by an angry Ethan Moreau who looks Terry Jones directly in the eye and say "I am going to bust some heads in here. Everyone out now."

Where are the trade rumors? Where are the vague comments being issued from Oilers brass about "looking at options" or "having conversations with other teams right now?" Where is any sort of bone being thrown to the masses of Oilers fans who are currently pissed with the team - but may be bordering on bored and might even become (gasp) disinterested if this sterility both on and off the ice keeps up?

Shit. we watched a Giants game today and we were able to stay interested. Now we are watching Corner Gas. That can't be good can it?

If you want to read something out of the ordinary go read Robin Brownlee's Marc Crawford story. It's a comment on this weeks Righteous Sack Beating. THAT has some fire.

Oh yeah.

Go Oilers

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#251 jeanshorts
January 11 2009, 08:27PM
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Good work getting it out of your own zone Reddox. GIVE HIM MORE ICE TIME!!!

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#252 Hockey Gods
January 11 2009, 08:27PM
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What song are they playing now? Gimmie a break

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#253 Wanye Gretz
January 11 2009, 08:27PM
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Come on Oil keep that love locked down.

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#254 jeanshorts
January 11 2009, 08:28PM
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WE DID IT!!! WE DIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD IIIIIIITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just barely. BUT WE DID ITTTT!!!!!!!

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#255 David S
January 11 2009, 08:28PM
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MacT called it. One well eeked win.

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#256 Wanye Gretz
January 11 2009, 08:28PM
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Listen to RX1 roar.

Best fans in the league hands down.

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#257 baggedmilk's dad
January 11 2009, 08:29PM
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Gagner throws the change up for the winner. Who knew?

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#258 Wanye Gretz
January 11 2009, 08:29PM
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I declare JL post game show is on!

So who is hotter really. Pouliot or Brule?

Squee

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#259 Hockey Gods
January 11 2009, 08:29PM
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You don't brag to you good looking friends...

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#260 Chris
January 11 2009, 08:30PM
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Yawn.

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#261 jeanshorts
January 11 2009, 08:30PM
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@ Hockey Gods:

Too many Sunday night rums?

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#262 RBK
January 11 2009, 08:30PM
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@ Wanye Gretz: LOL

Good work Oilers

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#263 Wanye Gretz
January 11 2009, 08:30PM
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Chris wrote:

Yawn.

Truth.

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#264 baggedmilk
January 11 2009, 08:31PM
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I declare that the Oilers are the best team in the NHL at making bad teams look great.

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#265 Hockey Gods
January 11 2009, 08:31PM
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@ RBK: Yup I don't even pour them in the kitchen any more, just leave the bottle on the coffee table.

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#266 r59
January 11 2009, 08:31PM
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Man it sucks even when the winds don't feel good

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#267 r59
January 11 2009, 08:31PM
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ha i mean wins

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#268 jeanshorts
January 11 2009, 08:31PM
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Imagine how much better football would be if all the players were the size of defensive line men!

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#269 Wanye Gretz
January 11 2009, 08:33PM
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r59 wrote:

Man it sucks even when the winds don’t feel good

That is very true.

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#270 jeanshorts
January 11 2009, 08:33PM
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Archie Manning went out back this afternoon and shot the family dog.

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#271 baggedmilk's dad
January 11 2009, 08:34PM
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@ jeanshorts:

Gotta shoot something...

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#272 Wanye Gretz
January 11 2009, 08:35PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

Archie Manning went out back this afternoon and shot the family dog.

Is Jessica OK?

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#273 baggedmilk
January 11 2009, 08:35PM
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Haha Jay Onrait should do every sportscenter.

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#274 Fiveandagame
January 11 2009, 08:35PM
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piece out JL. see at the next one where the Oil try and eek out a win....

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#275 David S
January 11 2009, 08:36PM
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One guy over the age of 24 had a point tonight - Cole. Unfortunately, that's not going to get us too far.

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#276 Tony Romo's dad
January 11 2009, 08:37PM
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Wanye Gretz wrote:

jeanshorts wrote: Archie Manning went out back this afternoon and shot the family dog. Is Jessica OK?

I believe you are thinking of the Romo family dog

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#277 jeanshorts
January 11 2009, 08:39PM
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@ Fiveandagame:

Who are you kidding. They are playing the Capitals. In Washington. If we lose by less than 3 goals I'll consider it a good effort.

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#278 Chris
January 11 2009, 08:39PM
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41 games played people. The season is half finished. I figure we need at least 52 points in 41 games to make the playoffs.

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#279 David S
January 11 2009, 10:34PM
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So we need to go minimum 26-15. Doesn't seem that tough. I mean, c'mon.

Yeah. We're screwed.

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#280 baggedmilk
January 12 2009, 10:02AM
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@ David S:

But don't worry. We'll go on a tear with 20 games left and miss the playoffs by 3 points and the sheep will all be happy.

May the off season excuses begin.

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#281 Jason Gregor
January 12 2009, 10:03AM
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Chris wrote:

41 games played people. The season is half finished. I figure we need at least 52 points in 41 games to make the playoffs.

The Ducks and Canucks are both on pace for 91 points and they currently tied for 5th and 6th. You won't need 95 to get in this year. If the Oilers get 90 points that should be enough. Granted they have to play much better, but if Hemsky's head clears up soon they have a decent shot. Of course. they will be battling for their usual 7th or 8th...IF they get 90 points they will finish 7th I suspect. If they go 22-16-3 in the last half they will make it.

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#282 rindog
January 12 2009, 10:56AM
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@ Jason Gregor:

So let's discuss the first 41 games in relation to the last 41 games coming up....

What are the signs that make us believe that the Oilers will finish better in the 2nd half then they did in the first?

- Gagner is playing better - Cole is playing better

Uh oh! That's all I got....

C'mon people - there has to be some more positives.....right?

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#283 Travis Dakin
January 12 2009, 10:58AM
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Jason Gregor wrote:

IF they get 90 points they will finish 7th I suspect. If they go 22-16-3 in the last half they will make it.

Oh dear god, I think a monkey is trying to fly out of my ass

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