October 29 2012 12:49PM
Germans trying to jump into a frozen pool and hurting themselves is funny. The Oilers losing another battle for the hearts and minds of their fans and hurting themselves is not. Both are discussed after the jump on a frosty Monday Afternoon at Nation HQ.
A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME
The Oilers Wives and Girlfriends is a loose federation of significant others of the Mighty Oil who lend their names, time and kindness in the community throughout the year. They are legit good folks and don't get a lot of credit for the countless hours they devote to a great many charities in the Captial Region.
We had a chat with a fellow over the weekend who told us that the Oilers Wives were slated to show up at an event recently and they were contacted by the hockey team with strict instructions that they are not to call themselves "Oilers Wives" under any circumstances. Due to the lockout they are to call themselves "Professional Athlete's wives" and that alone.
"The fans of the team have it too good right now" we can only imagine Laforge and Tambo saying to one another at abandoned Oilers Head Offices. "If these ladies think they can besmirch our good name by doing charity work during a time where people's opinion of the Oilers is nearing historical all time lows they have another think coming." Then we imagine that they light up cigars with $10,000 bills and toast the fine job they have been doing for the past few years while tumbleweeds blow down the hallways and the arena blueprints gather dust.
Every now and again we are cruising along minding our own business and we get told one of these types of stories where the Oilers front office is mind blowingly thick. During a lockout and during the arena dispute the Oilers Wives are out in the community volunteering and they are told they aren't allowed to represent the team?
Its almost as though the Oilers are contestants in a secret world wide competition called "how to fail at Public Relations and being likeable in any way possible."
Well played Gentlemen.
DJ SUITCASE = HOT
There are only 35 tickets now remaining of the original 300 tickets for the simultaneous kickoff and conclusion of the DJ Suitcase World Tour: 2012 Edition. If you want to buy tickets you can click here.
They are only $25 each and you immediately walk away with a $25 GC for Oodle Noodle Delivery and another $25 GC for the Pint. And all of the proceeds are going to the Inner City Children's Program who are a marvellous group of folks dedicated to providing a variety of programs for Edmonton Youth.
It's this Friday at the Pint off Whyte and really what else are you going to do? Try and jump through a frozen pool and knock yourself into tomorrow?
How was your Halloween weekend? Did you get a Rick Ross pumpkin ready for Wednesday? Holla at your boy in the comments and tell us of your shennanigans.