Everything is fine now

Wanye
January 14 2009 09:34AM

Erik Cole got a hat trick last night and the Oilers won 5-2 –- contrary to what the scoreboard here on the Nation is telling you this morning. No, you have not stumbled into an alternate universe, this is really what happened.

All the loyal citizens of the Nation can now experience the flip side of constant negativity during a bad season of hockey. What we get to have today is without a doubt one of the most coveted emotions any hardcore hockey fan can have: temporary irrational exuberance.

You find yourself looking at the standings and saying, "Three games over .500? Well that's not so bad..." and wondering about what it would take to climb into eighth place. (note: Don't look at our standings though. They accurately reflect the 1987 season through 41 games.) You certainly aren't anywhere near the positivity we all feel as the Oil spring to life and go 21-0 every March to miss the playoffs by a third of a point, but you can feel the ol' joy emotion stirring in the lump of coal you call a heart.

If you work in an office you can go post up by the water cooler all morning and talk happy shop with your thirsty coworkers. Did anyone see the game last night? Woooo! That Brule sure is looking good! Wooo! Erik Cole got a hattie? Wooo!

People you wouldn't ordinarily say three words to become close confidants of all your secret Oilers desires. You seek out "Barry" in "accounting" because you know that he has an Oilers flag on the wall of his office and will probably be good for 15 minutes of "fond remembrances."

Yep, in the middle of the best JL meeting to date, a pretty good hockey game broke out. Maybe it was the snow. Maybe it was the soldiers in attendance. Maybe it was Cole being awarded a hat trick 15 hours after the game ended. Whatever the case, the Oilers handled a very good Capital team last night with some panache.

As our dear friend Rob pointed out last night, this is a cause for celebration.

#285 rob January 13 2009, 8:23 pm. So now after this win can there be a positive post on Oilers Nation for once? Or something about hockey instead of the soap opera BS that is thrown on here all the time? How about defenense, the breakout, players with not a lot of experience playing well against huge talent…. Anything but firing the coach and Schremp. ps. Think we would be in 5th and have 30 more goals if we played in the east. Can we move to the other conference?

It’s a funny thing writing about hockey 24/7, Rob. We didn’t realize how hard it was till we started writing on here. It got even harder when people started reading what we wrote on here too. Our intention is not to be negative on a daily basis. It’s hard to come up with fresh material every day -– particularly when the team is gassing every other game, there's no real news in sight and yet tens of thousands of Citizens of the OilersNation turn up here every week looking to read something.

Today they could be reading us ripping Rob a new one for talking smack after a win. But we're so pleasantly content from an actual hard-fought win against a good team we will simply let it be. Instead we made a pretty picture for everyone to enjoy. He's some kind of awesome that Craig MacTavish.

We love you Erik Cole. Please don’t leave at the end of the year.

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#51 baggedmilk
January 14 2009, 02:14PM
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@ Deep Oil:

It was Jack Wilson's farm I believe it was. He opened the gate and paraded her through the open fields. There was love in the air that night.

Let me tell you this, they had the need to feel the thunder.

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#52 RobinB
January 14 2009, 02:17PM
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Wanye Gretz wrote:

@ Gene Principe : You better tell your pubes to shut it Gene or they are going to be disappearing much like the time you took them to Cabo. Don’t make me give you a brazillian now…

baggedmilk wrote:

Deep Oil wrote: Bagged Milk - well 2% or skim (switch hitter) 2%? What am I, some starving baby that needs to be fattened up? Although your assumption that I am a homeless baby is accurate, Wanye Gretz did father me all those years ago. Her name was Bernadette, a young heifer from a dairy farm just south of Calmar.

You freakin' weirdos stay the hell away from my neighborhood . . .

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#53 baggedmilk
January 14 2009, 02:18PM
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I just want to mention that Steve MacIntyre has equalled Steve Staios in goals this year even though he gets a fraction of the ice time. I hope Staios is proud of himself.

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#54 Travis Dakin
January 14 2009, 02:18PM
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I told you.

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#55 baggedmilk
January 14 2009, 02:19PM
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RobinB wrote:

You freakin’ weirdos stay the hell away from my neighborhood . . .

Where does the Hulk live these days?

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#56 Jason Gregor
January 14 2009, 02:20PM
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RobinB wrote:

@ Jason Gregor: Or go with Jack straight up. No hangover because there’s no pop . . . doh!

Jack straight up is too hard after 10 of them, and now I've been sucked into Jager...They claim it is healthier and since I'm too lazy to actually find out if that is true I slug them back...

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#57 baggedmilk
January 14 2009, 02:21PM
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Jason Gregor wrote:

RobinB wrote: @ Jason Gregor: Or go with Jack straight up. No hangover because there’s no pop . . . doh! Jack straight up is too hard after 10 of them, and now I’ve been sucked into Jager…They claim it is healthier and since I’m too lazy to actually find out if that is true I slug them back…

c

Excellent choice, Jason. Jager is the nectar of the Gods.

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#58 The Towel Boy
January 14 2009, 02:21PM
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@ All Readers of ON:Speaking of random thoughts. Google image search "Bikini Girl American Idol". Smokin'.

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#59 Jason Gregor
January 14 2009, 02:21PM
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Since you are all in a feel good mood today, tune it at 3:10 on the TEAM 1260 and Steve MacIntyre will be talking about his first NHL goal.

Then at 4:05 you can tune in with your favourite ref of all time, Mick McGeough. He is now in charge of evaluating the refs, and he will be telling me how this is done. Should be interesting.

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#60 Deep Oil
January 14 2009, 02:25PM
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The Towel Boy wrote:

“Bikini Girl American Idol

too busy on the free porn sites

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#61 Deep Oil
January 14 2009, 02:25PM
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Jason Gregor wrote:

Since you are all in a feel good mood today, tune it at 3:10 on the TEAM 1260 and Steve MacIntyre will be talking about his first NHL goal. Then at 4:05 you can tune in with your favourite ref of all time, Mick McGeough. He is now in charge of evaluating the refs, and he will be telling me how this is done. Should be interesting.

where is gregor buying drinks at 6:05 ?

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#62 The Towel Boy
January 14 2009, 02:25PM
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Jason Gregor wrote:

Then at 4:05 you can tune in with your favourite ref of all time, Mick McGeough. He is now in charge of evaluating the refs, and he will be telling me how this is done. Should be interesting.

Soooo, ask him if the 1st step of his evaluation process involves making sure the refs know they should see something with their own eyes before making a call...you know instead of just ...sayyyy..."thinking" you saw Horcoff hand pass the puck from the faceoff back to the point....thus disallowing the tying goal with seconds left in the game.

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#63 Travis Dakin
January 14 2009, 02:27PM
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The Towel Boy wrote:

sayyyy…”thinking” you saw Horcoff hand pass the puck from the faceoff back to the point….thus disallowing the tying goal with seconds left in the game.

Dammit! Why did you have to bring that up. Argghh!

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#64 Deep Oil
January 14 2009, 02:29PM
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mcgeogh manned up and admitted his mistake it was bad - very bad - but you have to admire the guys balls to take it and give it back....

Gregor - John Short had an nhl ref live on air in the 80's and there was a bad connection.... the ref got ticked off because he thought Short was playing with him.... ask short about - it was hilarious - the ref actually hung up on short - is that why you tape most of your interviews to avoid this occurrence....

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#65 Rick
January 14 2009, 02:29PM
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baggedmilk wrote:

Excellent choice, Jason. Jager is the nectar of the Gods.

Thankfully I am likely going to Hell then.

Booo Jager...

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#66 (I warned you Gene)
January 14 2009, 02:34PM
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"Then at 4:05 you can tune in with your favourite ref of all time, Mick McGeough. He is now in charge of evaluating the refs, and he will be telling me how this is done. Should be interesting."

Are you serious? This piece of garbage is still employed by the league? MICK Fing MCGEOUGH? Ask him why he acts like a retard.

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#67 Travis Dakin
January 14 2009, 02:37PM
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Memo to Gene...

Wanye Gretz wrote:

@ Gene Principe : You better tell your pubes to shut it Gene or they are going to be disappearing much like the time you took them to Cabo. Don’t make me give you a brazillian now…
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#68 RobinB
January 14 2009, 02:39PM
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@ Gene Principe's pubic hair: Just don't ask him that with the first question . . .

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#69 The Towel Boy
January 14 2009, 02:40PM
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Rick wrote:

Thankfully I am likely going to Hell then.

I go to hell everytime I drink Jager. Usually cuz it's after an evening of consuming a wide array of other "spirits" that would make a sailor cry.

It goes something like this:

Me: "Heeyyyy...y-you know wutweshuldo?...."

Drunk Friends: "What?"

Me: "Sshotss"

Drunk Friends: "Yahh!"

Me: "oooK, mefirst. Lessget Jager!"

...and details become scetchy after that, but a few hours later I wake up in Hell.

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#70 Gene Principe
January 14 2009, 02:40PM
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I really wish my pubes would shut it. Theyre starting to embarras me worse than a cheesy one liner before a crappy Oilers game.

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#71 Colin
January 14 2009, 02:43PM
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Gene Principe wrote:

I really wish my pubes would shut it. Theyre starting to embarras me worse than a cheesy one liner before a crappy Oilers game.

That would be borderline impossible.

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#72 Deep Oil
January 14 2009, 02:45PM
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@ Gene Principe's public hair:

For those that want to relive the moment....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OOh9kkeF1M

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#73 Deep Oil
January 14 2009, 02:47PM
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2836 people signed an online petition to get him fired and he ended up with a promotion.... remember now that Katz is owner - all the refs receive party gift bags when they arrive at Rexall with limo service - problem solved.

Petition:

http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?firemick

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#74 Deep Oil
January 14 2009, 02:50PM
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How would you feel if you typed in your own name into google and it came back with "oilers get screwed" first item, wiki second. fire petition third and so on and so on...

http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4ADBR_enCA257CA257&q=mick+Mcgeough

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#75 Gord
January 14 2009, 02:54PM
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Deep Oil wrote:

2836 people signed an online petition to get him fired and he ended up with a promotion…. remember now that Katz is owner - all the refs receive party gift bags when they arrive at Rexall with limo service - problem solved. Petition: http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?firemick

And you think anything will be different for MacT? He won't get fired, the Oilers will promote him to upper management.

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#76 Deep Oil
January 14 2009, 02:56PM
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Hey group - how about gregor giving Oiler Nation (one) preferred Wednesday Trivia question in advance - then we could call in and end the agony if it goes beyond 20 minutes - best way to reach Fraser is to call the toll free number ..... but I just use the private guest line for preferred access - then FRASER hangs up on me - bad karma FRASE

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#77 Deep Oil
January 14 2009, 03:00PM
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I have lent my phone with call display to Fraser - so if anyone swears Fraser will order pizza just like the Ovechkin commercial on Crosby to your door via our secret reverse directory address finder.

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#78 jeanshorts
January 14 2009, 03:01PM
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The Towel Boy wrote:

@ All Readers of ON:Speaking of random thoughts. Google image search “Bikini Girl American Idol”. Smokin’.

SCHWIIIING!

Plus pictures of Carrie Underwood in a bikini showed up too. So, MEGA SCHWIIIIING!!!

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#79 Deep Oil
January 14 2009, 03:04PM
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@ Gord:

According to wiki - he is an assistant coach in Edmonton. That says a lot by not being up to date... no one cares to update the post.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_MacTavish

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#80 jeanshorts
January 14 2009, 03:05PM
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Deep Oil wrote:

had to urinate in the shower as north was the only option

I just pee in the bathtub out of general principle. Morning wood or not.

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#81 Travis Dakin
January 14 2009, 03:07PM
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@ jeanshorts:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKiBdNkNR00

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#82 Deep Oil
January 14 2009, 03:23PM
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Drunk Monkeys http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYuIYNaKynI

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#83 Jack Bauer
January 14 2009, 03:31PM
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Mcgoof is an idiot.

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#84 Gord
January 14 2009, 03:36PM
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Deep Oil wrote:

@ Gord: According to wiki - he is an assistant coach in Edmonton. That says a lot by not being up to date… no one cares to update the post. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_MacTavish

Wiki is a collection of BS strung together by who ever feels like it. In my profession, anyone who uses wikipedia as a reference is instantly discreditted. This is the perfect example of why we take that philosophy.

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#85 Chris
January 14 2009, 04:14PM
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Three times this year...THREEE TIMES; MacIntyre did something to completely shift the momentum of a game resulting in two points for the Oilers. Who said enforcers were obsolete? Many Congrats Big Mac!

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#86 baggedmilk
January 14 2009, 04:46PM
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Chris wrote:

Three times this year…THREEE TIMES; MacIntyre did something to completely shift the momentum of a game resulting in two points for the Oilers. Who said enforcers were obsolete? Many Congrats Big Mac!

Mac's a beauty. Except when you're looking at him you're not sure which eye is looking AT you and which is looking FOR you.

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#87 Smokin' Ray
January 14 2009, 05:31PM
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I'm not gonna lie... I almost changed my name to Cartonofmilk and joined the wagon jumpers.

However, luckily there was a win. I have supported MacT from day 1. I will continue to do so. I have to. He's just entertaining to watch and listen to. Who better to give a quote? And he always keeps me guessing. What will he do tonight?

And thanks for bringing up the McGoof incident. I forgot that I hate him still.

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#88 Jason Gregor
January 14 2009, 06:05PM
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Deep Oil wrote:

mcgeogh manned up and admitted his mistake it was bad - very bad - but you have to admire the guys balls to take it and give it back…. Gregor - John Short had an nhl ref live on air in the 80’s and there was a bad connection…. the ref got ticked off because he thought Short was playing with him…. ask short about - it was hilarious - the ref actually hung up on short - is that why you tape most of your interviews to avoid this occurrence….

You need to do some work and not hit refresh and post every minute on this site. I don't tape my interviews, Mick was live as are 99% of my guests. Stick to talking about paranoid theories, potential 50 thousand dollar seat taxes, and drug and party times from the Oilers in the 80s.

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#89 Jason Gregor
January 14 2009, 06:09PM
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(I warned you Gene) wrote:

Are you serious? This piece of garbage is still employed by the league? MICK Fing MCGEOUGH? Ask him why he acts like a retard.

I suggest you go listen to the interview...He admitted he blew the call and talked about many different aspects of reffing. I will say one of the more informative guests I've had on the show.

Go to http://www.justagame.ca and it will be up after 6:30 p.m.

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#90 Darcy
January 14 2009, 06:32PM
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Jason Gregor wrote:

Go to http://www.justagame.ca and it will be up after 6:30 p.m.

Just went to your site for the first time.

The look on your face on the homepage suggests that you just passed a lot of gas and are trying to figure out if a little bonus resipoo came out at the end.

At the exact moment the picture was shot, you are not sure, but you have a bad feeling about it.

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#91 Travis Dakin
January 14 2009, 06:49PM
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@ Jason Gregor:

How dare you judge those of us that hit refresh and post a thousand times a day! Some of us work smart so we don't have to work hard all day, therefore more free time to Rock the nation. Damn you Greggor. Damn you.

*tear*

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#92 Jack Bauer
January 14 2009, 07:05PM
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@ Jason Gregor:

Oh god, could you warn me next time I click on a link that the first thing ill see is some bald goof in stupid looking glasses?

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#93 Smokin' Ray
January 14 2009, 07:09PM
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Jack Bauer wrote:

@ Jason Gregor: Oh god, could you warn me next time I click on a link that the first thing ill see is some bald goof in stupid looking glasses?

That was mean.

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#94 The Towel Boy
January 14 2009, 07:28PM
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@ Jack Bauer:

...ouch.

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#95 Jason Gregor
January 14 2009, 07:42PM
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Jack Bauer wrote:

@ Jason Gregor: Oh god, could you warn me next time I click on a link that the first thing ill see is some bald goof in stupid looking glasses?

You'd think you be used to something scaring you after looking in the mirror every morning...I can take my glasses off, unfortunately for you your face will always be there. While you think the glasses are stupid, I'll take all the compliments from the ladies. Thanks for re-affirming why it's good to wear them. Guys won't look at you but ladies will. That's what I like to hear.

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#96 Jack Bauer
January 14 2009, 07:55PM
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Jason Gregor wrote:

Jack Bauer wrote: @ Jason Gregor: Oh god, could you warn me next time I click on a link that the first thing ill see is some bald goof in stupid looking glasses? You’d think you be used to something scaring you after looking in the mirror every morning…I can take my glasses off, unfortunately for you your face will always be there. While you think the glasses are stupid, I’ll take all the compliments from the ladies. Thanks for re-affirming why it’s good to wear them. Guys won’t look at you but ladies will. That’s what I like to hear.

Deep Oil, is that you??

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#97 Travis Dakin
January 14 2009, 08:35PM
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Jason Gregor wrote:

I’ll take all the compliments from the ladies.

It's not the player... It's the game.

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#98 David S
January 14 2009, 10:05PM
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Say what you want about Gregor, but he does OK with the ladies. That I can verify.

BTW - Tencer was pretty harsh to ON (and Robin?) last night on CHED's post game show. Sounded like the media scrum is another place where there's a division in the room.

Of course the game commentators there were saying "they're in it" when the Oil were up 2-0. Nice.

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#99 The Towel Boy
January 14 2009, 11:13PM
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David S wrote:

BTW - Tencer was pretty harsh to ON (and Robin?) last night on CHED’s post game show. Sounded like the media scrum is another place where there’s a division in the room.

...really...what'd he say?

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#100 David S
January 15 2009, 12:00AM
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A caller was referencing ON in regards to Wanye's "inside info" post.

Tencer:

(something to the effect of)"Oilers Nation? That the place with Brownlee? Yeah, suffice it to say I don't go there too much." - in a rather snide tone.

Tool.

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