FREE AGENCY ON THE NATION: LOWETIDE SIGNS 2 YR DEAL

Wanye
July 01 2010 12:12AM

Sequels Nation. It's loosely defined as something you could swear has happened before, but this time its slightly different and with way more Brady.

The Nation Bunch has a new addition that should prove an interesting new member of the family.

Proving that he is as big a threat in the imaginary internet boardroom as he is in the real world radio studio, Jason Gregor has single handedly delivered the first Free Agent signing at the OilersNation in the Summer of '10.

NEVER SAY NEVER

 

The glee we find in this announcement is best summed up in the explicit sounds of Mr. Bieber of world wide fame and Jayden Smith of both Karate Kid and son of Will Smith fame in their aptly titled video.

Now you might watch this video and think "who gives a squirt about two people that I am vaguely aware of collaberating with one another."

And then you would be so wrong.

In certain circles these two appearing on the same record is the most amazing thing in the world. If the laissez faire hairdo of The Beebs doesn't do it for you, then the hard as all hell rap solo at the two minute mark should set your world on fire.

LYRICS

"Cause there's just no turning back

When your hearts under attack

Gonna give everything I have

Cause this is my destiny."

   -- Beebs, around 1:40 into the video above.

How did these two superstars so clearly state how our heart is feeling at this moment? We suppose all us major stars must go through the same types of tribulations at some point on the way to endless chicks and piles of disposable cash.

We don't disagree with Gregor when he emailed us earlier in the day:

"Lowetide is probably more popular than you are on the internet Wanye. The fact you two have been at it for so long without being part of the MSM makes you two of a kind. You two are basically the exact same person with the same view of coming together."

Then he described a scene in great detail outlining how we are both lone wolves. Rather than transcribe the rest we will just show the scene:

Shut up Gregor.

LOWETIDE WEIGHS IN

Lowetide himself had this to say, in Gregor's other email today:

"I would have joined last year, but when I dropped by the ON offices and read Wanye's stuff it was confusing. I only write for English speaking publications.

I have a great deal of respect for the ON group, specifically Robin Brownlee (the first Edmonton reporter to write the words 'Marc Pouliot') and Jason Gregor, whose radio show is a "must listen" every weekday and the man who uses capital letters more than any other Edmonton media person.

I don't know what I can bring to the dance, save for a love of beer, an abundance of grey hair and credit card debt, and enough math to piss off pretty much everyone.

It'll be fun."

ANALYSIS

We are heartily shocked and surprised that Lowetide came over here. With the rioting that occured on his site the last time we tried this, it speaks to his belief that this is a good site we suppose.

Still, Gregor spends 10 minutes with the man and gets farther than we have in two years of trying*

Welcome aboard.

*That's what she said

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#1 Bob
July 01 2010, 12:18AM
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Did someone compare LT to Wanye? That's a stretch.

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#2 RossCreekNation
July 01 2010, 12:22AM
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The first BIGG deal of the off-season! Lowetide... I'm a Flames fan and an OilersNation addict... I've heard a lot, A LOT, about you. I've read you on a few occasions. Looking forward to reading you more... cuz "WE ARE THE NATION... OF DOMINATION!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYHQBw63u2k

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#4 Bookie
July 01 2010, 12:26AM
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Wow, I didn't think he could be tamed!

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#5 Shapeman
July 01 2010, 12:27AM
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~hup two wanye lowetide isn't in the voices of the nation yet and you just announced him here.~ You should be more ashamed or yourself than you usually are.

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#6 Gerald R. Ford
July 01 2010, 12:29AM
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Nice. This'll be good.

Wanye, have you ever actually seen A Very Brady Sequel? If memory serves, Greg and Marsha pretty much do it at the end.

Wasn't expecting that...

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#7 Ilya Byakin
July 01 2010, 12:30AM
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Nice! Now you just need Staples, and the Oiler interwebs will completely dominated by the Nation! Mad props to Lowetide for joining the team... Can't wait for us to sign a goon tomorrow.... squeee!

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#9 Shapeman
July 01 2010, 12:39AM
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Wanye wrote:

@Shapeman

Until we see an actual article the site won't create an account for The Man.

CHECKMATE

You got me there. I din't know you had the advanced enough computer skills to manage that.

Well.... then again you did put an edit button in.

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#10 Robin Brownlee
July 01 2010, 12:42AM
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What is this math you speak of?

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#11 Shapeman
July 01 2010, 12:45AM
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Robin Brownlee wrote:

What is this math you speak of?

You know Brownlee? Those Roman Numerals they tried to teach you as a kid all those years back in ancient Rome?

Wait maybe i shouldn't poke at Brownlee, He's probably lost enough weight that he can catch me now.

(runs and hides under the covers from the boogeyman)

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#12 necrobot
July 01 2010, 12:47AM
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I always thought that Lowetide was the best oilers blogger there was. Seriously, you guys have a dream team.

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#13 Racki
July 01 2010, 12:48AM
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Wow, Lowetide is definitely deserving of good publicity and should bring the average IQ of this site up quite a few points! ;)

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#14 Sandra Blood
July 01 2010, 12:54AM
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@Wanye

Wayne your like Tambi, your hot, lets see who else you choose from those UFA's.

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#15 m3sh
July 01 2010, 12:59AM
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Ballsy.

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#16 Eric Johnson
July 01 2010, 12:59AM
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wow what a day in the ON. Buyouts, trades waiver wire mud slinging captains and a free agent signing minutes before free agency opens.

Welcome to the Oilers Nation Lowetide!!!

( I must say our math levels were seriously below quota with JW working his tail feathers off on ..whaddya call those things people do during the day?... ah yes Job.)

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#17 Muji 狗
July 01 2010, 01:08AM
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Great Success!! Big fan of ON and big fan of Lowetide. Add Pat from 'Black Dog Hates Skunk', revive Willis, and include some porn and my "internet surfing" will consist entirely of Oilers f'ing Nation!

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#18 magisterrex
July 01 2010, 02:27AM
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This is the best off-season, ever. My day isn't complete without reading LT's blog. "Surfing the Al Gore" is my favorite line, ever.

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#19 treblecharger
July 01 2010, 04:19AM
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Great work guys! LT and Brownlee are the best, and now in one place!

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#20 Greg MC
July 01 2010, 06:04AM
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Should be interesting ;)

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#21 Matt.N
July 01 2010, 06:12AM
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Didn't this get tried before? This is sort of like when Mike Comrie resigned last year.

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#22 Petr's Jofa
July 01 2010, 06:15AM
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Wow!

I can't believe you re-signed Lowetide especially after Gregor's blog yesterday about dating your ex...

Great move!

Next up BDHS to fill Oilernation's quota on random life stories and how they relate to the Oil. Right????

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#23 sizedoesmatter
July 01 2010, 06:16AM
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I used to read the OLM first to catch the latest news and it seems it is now the latest news! this site is my morning read. Lowtide is great,And did burke just fleece chicago? is he using some kind of vulcan mind meld or somthing?cris versteeg for who?

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#24 RLH
July 01 2010, 06:30AM
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You couldn't have gotten a better signing Wanye. We're replacing a young JW who has good writing skills and lots of numbers to break down the game, with LT who is just about the same except for his age. The age gives LT the ability to mix in real stories with the math.

I'll be checking ON even more frequently now.

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#25 Dennis
July 01 2010, 06:46AM
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So is Brownlee gonna be able to ban all my posts from Lain's articles as well?:)

Or will Wayne continue to let Brownlee run the internet?:)

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#26 Petr's Jofa
July 01 2010, 07:07AM
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@RLH

Although he was on the IR for June, it appears that ON will have both LT & JW moving forward.

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#27 The Towel Boy
July 01 2010, 07:25AM
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Dennis wrote:

So is Brownlee gonna be able to ban all my posts from Lain's articles as well?:)

Or will Wayne continue to let Brownlee run the internet?:)

(snarky comment here) (smiley face here)

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#28 SirFozz
July 01 2010, 07:48AM
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Welcome (back) Lowetide.

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#29 Soft Hands McSteeley - FIST Movement
July 01 2010, 08:11AM
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WOOOOOOOOOO LOWETIDE!

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#30 Robin Brownlee
July 01 2010, 08:47AM
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Dennis wrote:

So is Brownlee gonna be able to ban all my posts from Lain's articles as well?:)

Or will Wayne continue to let Brownlee run the internet?:)

Yes, I will be able to. And based on your history of comments here, it won't take much for that to happen. Whether it does is up to you.

While it's great for us at ON to land Mitchell and his insights, you're not part of some sort of package deal.

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#31 Senator Theo
July 01 2010, 08:58AM
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Looking forward to a new voice at the Nation. Why is everyone up so early around here - don't you guys know it's a holiday?

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#32 Chris.
July 01 2010, 08:59AM
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@Dennis

Hi Dennis. Missed you... Wished I could have read you whine/cry about Tamballini not qualifying your golden boy Pouliot.

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#33 DC
July 01 2010, 09:05AM
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Awesome, glad your here Lowetide, ON just gets better and better.

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#34 Chris.
July 01 2010, 09:06AM
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@Robin Brownlee

What happened?

Willis is back, Gregor openly argued with you about the need for an enforcer on the radio, and Wayne added Lowetide to the mix! In one short week the whole balance of power has shifted. You are now the sole champion of us knuckledraggers! Math geeks, stats guys, and hippie pacifists are taking over!

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#35 Robin Brownlee
July 01 2010, 09:09AM
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Chris. wrote:

What happened?

Willis is back, Gregor openly argued with you about the need for an enforcer on the radio, and Wayne added Lowetide to the mix! In one short week the whole balance of power has shifted. You are now the sole champion of us knuckledraggers! Math geeks, stats guys, and hippie pacifists are taking over!

Don't make the mistake of assuming being outnumbered means being overmatched.

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#36 Spartacus
July 01 2010, 09:10AM
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Good signing... what's the cap hit?

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#37 Chris.
July 01 2010, 09:25AM
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Robin Brownlee wrote:

Don't make the mistake of assuming being outnumbered means being overmatched.

How could I forget... You're Robin F'cking Brownlee!

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#38 The Towel Boy
July 01 2010, 09:29AM
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Robin Brownlee wrote:

Yes, I will be able to. And based on your history of comments here, it won't take much for that to happen. Whether it does is up to you.

While it's great for us at ON to land Mitchell and his insights, you're not part of some sort of package deal.

~Robin, you forgot the smiley faces at the end of every remark.

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#39 yegCopywriter
July 01 2010, 09:30AM
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Holy schnikes! I likey.

Will LT keep writing on his own blog and contribute different articles to ON? Lay the logistics on me.

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#40 Woodguy
July 01 2010, 10:26AM
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Wayne,

This site is near impossible to read on a Blackberry or iphone.

Any chance of adding mobile software?

Should help with the hit count.

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#42 freeze
July 01 2010, 10:41AM
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Cool. Is he exclusive now or will he be posting to his site too?

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#43 dunciano
July 01 2010, 10:44AM
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Wow!

Nice pick up

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#44 Woodguy
July 01 2010, 11:00AM
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@Wanye

Very good news.

Thanks.

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#45 freeze
July 01 2010, 11:08AM
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Oh, I just read this over at LT's blog:

"There are some details to be ironed out (I posted 71 times in June and have agreed to deliver 20 items to ON each month) but this is the beginning of a transition period. I will still be posting at this blog for the forseeable future, so please stop by when you get a chance."

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#46 analbumcover
July 01 2010, 11:19AM
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Nice pickup Wanye. Glad to see Lowetide back here.

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#47 grease trap
July 01 2010, 12:54PM
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As an avid reader of LT and sometime reader of ON, I can only say congratulations. You have a dynamic group of commenters here, so it should be interesting.

It's the comment section that raises LT's site to where it is (his writing makes him a must read anyway), and I hope the same level of conversation will be found here. Whether you agree or disagree, even sometimes vehemently - and this is allowed - is what makes Lowetide awesome.

He doesn't bully or get snarky. He's a class act. And when things get way out of line, he'll ask the tone to get back on track, like any good host would. And I've never seen him hold a grudge. He's respectful, witty, and that rare thing: thoughtful.

Am I fan of this man? Absolutely.

He'll add something here, and that's for sure.

Not like that Wanye guy who totally stole my schtick and to add insult to injury: did it better!

;)

GT

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#48 David S
July 01 2010, 12:56PM
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Wait. What?

Lowetide? Brownlee is a lean, mean fighting machine? Oilers Nation has an office???

BIG TIME!!!

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