Makes us sick

Wanye
January 28 2009 10:24AM

Ever go to RX1 to see a hockey game only to see a 23-man suckfest break out instead?

Sweet Suri Cruise that was the suckiest bunch of suck that ever sucked. Hadn't we gotten past all this nonsense with the team turning the corner of late? Hadn't the Oilers gone into the All-Star Break having won 5 of 6? Those sucking Oilers couldn't even suck a something something out of a... Ah, screw it. The only thing worse than witnessing a game like that is writing about a game like that. If we didn’t love the Nation so much we would be in a hole somewhere drinking to kill the pain.

We would rather have an six-hour rectal exam from an unqualified Honduran doctor with severe Parkinson's than be forced to watch another game of that quality ever again. There was no fight. There was no fire. We can’t even recall any fisticuffs of any sort. Mind you we had seven RX1 beers to drown out the Sabres fans sitting happily beside us. That is now TWO games of that shitanusly™ awful quality we have been forced to witness this season, Nation.

The Oilers should be forced to skip practice today and instead go sit in a temporary call center and call each and every person who had to witness even a single moment of that "game" and apologize.

Liam Reddox: Hello Sir, my name is Liam and I'm calling from the Oilers...

Wanye: Yeah, what is it?

Liam Reddox: We are just calling as a courtesy today to apologize for last night's perfor-

Wanye (cutting of Reddox): Shut it, Carrot Top. Tell your coach he's fired.

The worst part about all of this is that the Oilers tricked us into being positive lately and then served us an all-you-can-eat shit-sandwich buffet. They (hopefully) aren’t going to lose every game down the stretch by these margins but it has re-exposed the glaring fact that when a good team decides to turn it up on these Oilers -- and they are anything less than 100 per cent prepared for battle -- they have a very real chance of getting destroyed.

No. We can’t be negative. We must remain positive. For the children. Let’s see what was good about last night. What were we loving?

*takes a handful of Prozac and waits for them to kick in*

Things we love about a 10-2 loss

  • We were loving Dustin Penner last night -- easily the best Oiler. He could easily have had four goals. We also love that had he scored those four goals it wouldn't have even moved the Oilers within striking distance on the scoreboard.
  • We love sitting down with our 37 beers to witness a friggin' timeout 1:11 into the first period.
  • We love hearing Great Big Sea's "Ordinary Day" played so many times after Sabres goals that we had half a mind to canoe to Winnipeg and hang ourself, as the song suggests.
  • We love going with our buddy to his second game of the season. The first game we went to 42 days ago? Yeah -- that game. Our buddy has seen two games in RX1 this year and the Oil have been outscored 19-4. Think he's going to be running out to buy Oilers pyjamas any time soon?
  • We love sitting next to a pair of Sabres fans and listening to them cheer less and less with every passing goal. Even Sabres fans were feeling bad for us last night. We love the compassion.

And finally

And finally we love that this game didn’t happen after February 1. Had it happened then we have a sneaking suspicion there would be a bunch of people rubbing salt in our collective Oiler-shaped wounds right now. But fortunately the Oilers snuck this absolute GONG SHOW of a game before the gates to Fort OilersNation were thrown open and the citizens went out to battle. We can all suffer in peace today talking amongst ourselves.

You: “Wanye what are you talking about?” Us: This.” (turn up your speakers it’s way cooler)

Four days till we get to tell them all where to go and how to get there. Sweet.

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#51 David S
January 28 2009, 03:55PM
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Wanye Gretz wrote:

That’s the thing. We clearly have way looser comment controls than most of the other sites and I always want people to be able to say what they want.

With all due respect Wanye, I beg to differ. So would those (whose names shall not be named) who no longer post articles here. I mean, c'mon. You have to "pretend your mom is looking over your shoulder". Even LT's site is a manly place for men in comparison.

Not that I disagree with what you're doin' here. Just maybe with what you're saying above.

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#52 jdrevenge
January 28 2009, 03:56PM
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And i got confused disregard.

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#53 MarcAndre Pooalot
January 28 2009, 04:14PM
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Thank you for not updating the score on the main page. Might as well just leave that one off the record.

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#54 Wanye Gretz
January 28 2009, 04:29PM
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David S wrote:

Wanye Gretz wrote: Not that I disagree with what you’re doin’ here. Just maybe with what you’re saying above.

Word up David. Disagreeing is totally fine.

I'm not comparing us to lowetide. I'm comparing us to TSN.ca or Edmontonoilers.com. They draw the censorship line too far and it's sensitized content to the point of being bland. The fact the Oilers essentially own Sportsnet and have killed all dissent towards the team is a disservice to all the loyal fans who have the right to hear a real journalist say "this team blows" (see Brownlee and Gregor's work here for an example.

Fair coverage is a birth right of every fan and they don't get much of it anymore I don't think. That's all we want the Nations to be. Fair coverage.

It's not censorship of swear words we are talking about. I mean censorship of ideas and being able to say "the team is terrible" "the coach should be fired" or what have you. The better word is independant. Yeah that's it. We are independant and no corporate entity can tell us what to discuss and how to spin a 10-2 loss. We have no editorial controls on any of our writers - that's more what I am talking about.

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#55 Travis Dakin
January 28 2009, 04:33PM
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Wanye Gretz wrote:

And the drama with JSBM is nonsense too. They will be returning shortly. Don’t mistake not commenting on something for actual drama. We deal with our issues in private on this site out of respect to all involved. JSBM is the bomb

Well thank friggin chrizist! I knew it. My heart was torn but now I weep. I love all you guys. And thanks for having my back Nation.

Today is a good day.

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#56 Travis Dakin
January 28 2009, 04:34PM
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well looks like that is about to be deleted... haha

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#57 David S
January 28 2009, 05:00PM
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Wanye Gretz wrote:

Wanye Gretz wrote: Fair coverage is a birth right of every fan and they don’t get much of it anymore I don’t think. That’s all we want the Nations to be. Fair coverage.

THAT I can get on board with. And props to your team for signing Gregor and Brownlee while I'm at it.

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#58 suntory hanzo
January 28 2009, 06:15PM
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@ Wanye Gretz:

Any thought on adding "Oilers Nation Since 2007" or whenever you guys started ghost riding this site. (Wait a tic... isn't Wanye technically a Ghost Writer?) Maybe add a 5 stars or something to represent the glory days...

And let me tell you all...the ribbing I got today from the folks at work. I haven't lived in Edmonton since 1995 (Now in lower mainland BC, but still watch every game), but they all went out of their way to remind me of a certain score today.

Was Edmonton just really sad today, or did the anti-oiler wagoners come out of the woodwork to let the true fans know what occurred?

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#59 David S
January 28 2009, 09:21PM
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Gotta love the Oilers PR machine...

http://www.bangitout.com/uploads/4sanitized.jpg

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#60 Antony Ta
January 29 2009, 01:37AM
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Did anybody read Moreau's comments?

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#61 Wanye Gretz
January 29 2009, 09:22AM
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suntory hanzo wrote:

@ Wanye Gretz: Was Edmonton just really sad today, or did the anti-oiler wagoners come out of the woodwork to let the true fans know what occurred?

Ghost writers write for someone else. I am all me StatHan. Good ideas with the design elements. I shall pass those along to the geniuses that run this site.

Edmonton wasn't sad per se - as the poll results suggest they are split down the middle as to this significance of the game.

@ Antony Ta:

No! What comments?

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#62 oil99
January 29 2009, 05:19PM
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http://qml.quiettouch.com/files/radio/fan960/audio_on_demand/Goal-bs-20090128.mp3

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#63 Colin
January 30 2009, 10:34AM
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Wanye Gretz wrote:

It’s not censorship of swear words we are talking about. I mean censorship of ideas and being able to say “the team is terrible” “the coach should be fired” or what have you. The better word is independant. Yeah that’s it. We are independant and no corporate entity can tell us what to discuss and how to spin a 10-2 loss. We have no editorial controls on any of our writers - that’s more what I am talking about.

And for that we Salute you, this site is a godsend for those who are sick of being spoonfed the same BS day in and day out in the newspapers and other media.

I check this site every day (often multiple times) so thanks for continuing to bring quality content and keeping me entertained.

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