GDB 49: Super Bowl Bait and Switch

Wanye
February 01 2009 09:06AM

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Oilers fans will fall into one of three camps on Sunday, Feb 1, 2008.

Camp One

People who say "There's a football game today?" as they happily bundle themselves into their cars and head to RX1 to watch the Oilers play the Predators at noon on the very same Sunday as Superbowl 43.

Camp Two

People who say "There's an Oilers game today?" as they happily sit on their couch watching hour 498 of Super Bowl pre-game coverage documenting the early trials and tribulations of Pittsburgh Tight End Sean McHugh in excruciating detail.

Camp Three

Easy going fans who will switch back and forth between the two games, watching the Oilers if they are winning and tuning in to catch the end of the fourth quarter.

Whatever camp you are party to we salute you. We sort of fall into Camp three except that we love Super Bowl parties so very much. By the time you read this, in fact, we are most likely already on our way to Wobbly Town due to the Bud Light Express.

In any event, it sucks that the Oilers play before the Super Bowl. Unless they beat the Predators of course.

Then it was the greatest idea that was ever hatched.

Superbowl 43 Prediction: We will win the annual Coin Toss bet against our boy Smigerowski. Believe that.

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#101 baggedmilk
February 01 2009, 01:08PM
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Lame call. BOOO

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#102 baggedmilk
February 01 2009, 01:13PM
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Great save by Roli there. Bring on the old man tunnel vision.

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#103 freeze
February 01 2009, 01:14PM
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c'mon Brodz!!! bury it!

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#104 Wanye Gretz
February 01 2009, 01:14PM
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Why have Reddox and Brodziak been playing so much with Hemsky??

WHY??

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#105 baggedmilk
February 01 2009, 01:16PM
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Someone take it. A little chatter out there boys.

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#106 baggedmilk
February 01 2009, 01:20PM
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Kevin Kline is not news Gene. Go away now.

love baggedmilk

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#107 Wanye Gretz
February 01 2009, 01:21PM
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Jason Arnott.

Damn, somewhere an illigitimate child of about 12 is happy.

*but still doesn't get phone calls on Father's Day*

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#108 Jack "slacking off at work" Bauer
February 01 2009, 01:21PM
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This game sucks. After watching Federer and Nadal, how can anyone watch this uncompetitive trash?

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#109 baggedmilk
February 01 2009, 01:21PM
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BRUTAL giveaway. Perfect pass by Roli though.

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#110 freeze
February 01 2009, 01:22PM
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@ Wanye Gretz: double shifting I suppose. Gotta get Hemsky in it.

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#111 baggedmilk
February 01 2009, 01:23PM
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Summary of Horc's season so far.

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#112 Travis Dakin
February 01 2009, 01:23PM
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Wanye Gretz wrote:

Jason Arnott. Damn, somewhere an illigitimate child of about 12 is happy. *but still doesn’t get phone calls on Father’s Day*

BAHAHA!!!!!

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#113 Wanye Gretz
February 01 2009, 01:24PM
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WHAT A SICK TOE DRAG BY HEMSKY

Activate Powerplay

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#114 oilersordeath
February 01 2009, 01:25PM
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Jesus christ what a sad sack of sivs!! Thats why this team will miss the playoffs again. What a horrible give away and of course it ends up in the back of the net!

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#115 RBK
February 01 2009, 01:27PM
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@ OilersNation

I SLEPT IN AN MISSED EVERYTHING SO FAR!!

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#116 RBK
February 01 2009, 01:27PM
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oilersordeath wrote:

Jesus christ what a sad sack of sivs!! Thats why this team will miss the playoffs again. What a horrible give away and of course it ends up in the back of the net!

Robin Brownlee .... is that you?

*squints*

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#117 Wanye Gretz
February 01 2009, 01:28PM
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Man this game has no flow.

*squints in bottom of beer bottle and opens another*

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#118 freeze
February 01 2009, 01:30PM
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bah. stupid, ineffective powerplay.

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#119 OilersNinja
February 01 2009, 01:31PM
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@ Wanye Gretz: *kindly asks Wanye to make me a rye*

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#120 freeze
February 01 2009, 01:31PM
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yikes.

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#121 baggedmilk
February 01 2009, 01:33PM
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Dear Oilers,

Nashville is below you in the standings and have only 4 wins in their last 10 or something. WAKE UP.

love,

-baggedmilk

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#122 OilersNinja
February 01 2009, 01:33PM
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mmmm delicious

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#123 Wanye Gretz
February 01 2009, 01:34PM
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Man, nothing beats Oilers hockey. Nothing except a matinee against Nashville that's 1-0 after two.

*DROOLS*

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#124 Travis Dakin
February 01 2009, 01:39PM
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David S wrote:

Travis - are you “live posting”? A guy tried that a few months ago and had a surprise visit from the Oilers MIB. Didn’t turn out well. Better make a run for it if you see any guys in suits coming towards you with their right hand on their ears. Heh heh.

I was making refrence of your poor ice quality comment and as I read your comment they were showing the little tykes playing in the slush that is rexall ice during the intermission.

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#125 baggedmilk
February 01 2009, 01:42PM
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Point of the story is that the Oilers need ice girls. The chicks in Phoenix are parading around the ice wearing very little clothing and I will never forget it. It was beautiful. I cried and wished for less clothing at Rexall. *sob*

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#126 Wanye Gretz
February 01 2009, 01:42PM
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Travis Dakin wrote:

I was making refrence of your poor ice quality comment and as I read your comment they were showing the little tykes playing in the slush that is rexall ice during the intermission.

The TV told me that. Technically we are all live blogging

*looks around for Alan Watt who is hiding behind a potted plant in the corner of OilersNation HQ*

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#127 Travis Dakin
February 01 2009, 01:43PM
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baggedmilk wrote:

Point of the story is that the Oilers need ice girls. The chicks in Phoenix are parading around the ice wearing very little clothing and I will never forget it. It was beautiful. I cried and wished for less clothing at Rexall. *sob*

Imagine how that would look with the temperature in Rexall..... I'm thinking two, maybe three smarties high?

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#128 Wanye Gretz
February 01 2009, 01:43PM
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baggedmilk wrote:

Point of the story is that the Oilers need ice girls. The chicks in Phoenix are parading around the ice wearing very little clothing and I will never forget it. It was beautiful. I cried and wished for less clothing at Rexall. *sob*

It's a dream of mine to somehow make OilersNation Brand Ice Girls and force a phalanx of hot figure skaters onto Northlands.

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#129 RBK
February 01 2009, 01:44PM
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Nothing beats a Principe interview right Wayne?

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#130 freeze
February 01 2009, 01:45PM
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Hey Wanye, who won the tix for today's game? What did they say that was so funny?

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#131 Travis Dakin
February 01 2009, 01:46PM
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Oh man, listening to that French accent on GSP last night and now J.P. Dupont is driving me crazy. haha

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#132 Wanye Gretz
February 01 2009, 01:46PM
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RBK wrote:

Nothing beats a Principe interview right Wayne?

Quiet!! Eric Cole is taping his stick!

*stares at TV in rapt attention*

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#133 oilersordeath
February 01 2009, 01:46PM
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Why not suite up Eberle!! Get some heart out there! I wonder if there is any ping pong on TV much more exciting than the Oil.

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#134 baggedmilk
February 01 2009, 01:47PM
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This stick taping is very exciting television.

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#135 freeze
February 01 2009, 01:47PM
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this piece is stimulating!! go RSW!

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#136 Wanye Gretz
February 01 2009, 01:47PM
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freeze wrote:

Hey Wanye, who won the tix for today’s game? What did they say that was so funny?

Ah good question. Shakey won. He used to work at a bar in the 1980s that the Oilers used to go to. He had some hilarious stories about Marty McSoreley threatening to end his life. High-larious!

Many good entries though. Easily our most entered contest to date. One dude made some movies and posted them on youtube as an entry. He was a close second.

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#137 Travis Dakin
February 01 2009, 01:49PM
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I tapped by stick like Cole… It is actually pretty cool. I still have hands of stone and a muffin shot but it doesn’t snow up and you don’t need to re tape it.

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#138 Travis Dakin
February 01 2009, 01:50PM
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@ Wanye Gretz:

So does the Nation get to share in these stories?

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#139 Wanye Gretz
February 01 2009, 01:52PM
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Travis Dakin wrote:

@ Wanye Gretz: So does the Nation get to share in these stories?

Can I share them? Is there anything preventing reprinting emails?

Hmmm.

Where is "I am the Law" when you need him?

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#140 Al Hamilton
February 01 2009, 01:55PM
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new gameplan. score a goal.

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#141 baggedmilk
February 01 2009, 01:56PM
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@ Wanye Gretz:

I'm sure Deep Oil can give his theories on sharing the e-mails if you're really in a pinch. I'd guess that he'd go on about how e-mail is actually controlled by an underground team of assassins that are contracted out to the highest bidder. Currently they have plans to assassinate Manbearpig, but have been postponed while uncovering the truth behind Darryl Katz's money woes.

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#142 freeze
February 01 2009, 01:57PM
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@ Wanye Gretz: Doesn't having a contest make it Nation property? Better put that in the fine print next time.

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#143 Travis Dakin
February 01 2009, 01:58PM
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That's ok Moreau. Cogs wasn't really open anyway.

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#144 jeanshorts
February 01 2009, 01:58PM
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*stumbles in wearing the same clothes since Friday, smelling even more like gin and dead prostitutes*

Uhhh... has the game started yet?

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#145 Wanye Gretz
February 01 2009, 01:58PM
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@ baggedmilk:

No doubt. I love a guy questioning the finances of the 486th richest man in the world. So rich.

Screw it here is one of the tales. I love hearing stories from the bar scene during the glory years.

Shakey Story #1

Way back when, I’m far too old and white to say ‘back in the day’, I used to work at a sports bar that was home to the Oilers and Esk’s when they were winning everything. One of the owners was Kevin Lowe’s roommate before Kevin married Karen Percy and he is still a prominent bar owner in the city, and he’s not a greasy bastard either if you are wondering. We used to get the Oilers and most of the opposing teams there after games and we used to hold most of the Oilers private functions there. Funny story 1: We used to collect ugly ties from customers and hang them on the wall. Most were from regulars that went out of their way to buy an ugly tie so we could cut it off and hang it on the wall. One night Marty McSorley came in after a game. He was wearing a suit and was talking to the owner. After few minutes of talking the owner walked away and came over to me and said “Marty is wearing a really ugly tie, you need to walk up behind him while I’m talking to him and cut it off.” I’m maybe 18 years old and a whopping 140 lbs soaking wet and he wanted me to sneak up behind Marty McSorley, with a pair of scissors, and cut off his tie that was probably worth more than my car at the time. Of course I said ‘Sure!’ like any 18 year old rock star would. The plan was hatched and I made my way when I saw them talking at the bar. By this time all of the staff and most of the regulars around the bar knew what was coming so it got real quite real fast. I’m about 6 feet behind him and he notices how quiet it was and that everyone was looking at him. Slowly he turns around and sees me standing there. He gets this real serious look on his face and quietly says, “Do you really want to do that?’ I froze, I looked at him and then I sold my boss right down the river pointing at him and saying ‘it was his idea, I didn’t want to do it, I like your tie.’ Then I slowly put the scissors on the bar next to the owner and walked away. He looked really disappointed but I just told him "Look you can fire me if you want. That is Marty McSorley and I'm not going to do it." Everyone laughed at me that night Wanye but I lived to tell the story.

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#146 Wanye Gretz
February 01 2009, 02:00PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

*stumbles in wearing the same clothes since Friday, smelling even more like gin and dead prostitutes* Uhhh… has the game started yet?

Not even close sir. We just have a 145 comment pregame show.

*elbows baggedmilk and they both look down their noses at a disheveled jeanshorts*

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#147 OilersNinja
February 01 2009, 02:02PM
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drinking my rye wondering where it all went wrong

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#148 baggedmilk
February 01 2009, 02:03PM
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@ Wanye Gretz:

Dealing with jeanshorts on a daily basis is worse that following horses at a parade with a shovel. It takes patience and a whole lot of will.

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#149 Al Hamilton
February 01 2009, 02:03PM
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my prediction.....hemsky plays 5 of the last 10 minutes.

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#150 freeze
February 01 2009, 02:07PM
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holy F*CK!

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