The Nation wins a Yeggie? Yeah we did

baggedmilk
May 10 2014 11:30AM

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After watching the Oilers miss the playoffs for the 300th straight year, Nation HQ was down and even had a "what the hell are we doing with our lives" moment. Should we fold up shop and get back to bagging groceries or should we ride this Oilers fail train right into the pits of hell?  Well...last night OilersNation was nominated for the yeggie for Best in Sports and we actually won. Whaaaa? I guess we'd better get back to work.

The Yeggies

Yeggies

For those of you that don't know, the yeggies are the New Media Awards here in Edmonton.  Basically, the yeggies are like the Oscars without the boring foreign film categories.  Think of it this way, this award show is like riding a unicorn with a flame thrower - awesome, practical, and local.  This year, OilersNation rolled in looking to defend the title for Best in Sports even though we had done no campaigning whatsoever aside from voting for ourselves.

In fact, this year we were up against Avry's Sports Show and we honestly thought that he was going to take it.  If you haven't watched Avry's stuff, it's time that you start. He's knowledgeable, entertaining, and can rock a fedora in a way that I haven't seen since a young Joey Jeremiah - it's impressive to say the least. Watch out for this guy, he's got sports dialed in. Despite the stiff competition, the Nation won the award and for that we're thankful for all the support we get from you guys.

Even though he didn't win Best Twitter Persona, I reached out to Wanye for comment.  As you all know, Wanye is galavanting all over the earth in a soul searching mission after yet another failed Oilers season.  When I finally did get in touch with him, he was happy to be nominated but also threatened my life for not lobbying on his behalf while he was gone.  "You're already giving away my Oodle Noodle GCs in the Photoshop Contest, now this...tread lightly, my friend."

Thank You

ThankYou

On behalf of everyone at OilersNation, I want to say thank you to everyone that voted for us and keeps reading the site despite the general suckery of the hockey team.  We're undeserving of your praise, but we'll accept it humbly and vow to get better. And even though I'm relatively new to OilersNation and have done nothing to contribute to the 2nd straight Best in Sports yeggie award, I humble myself before you with many thanks.

Over the past thousand years, there has been absolutely nothing to cheer for outside of a draft lottery yet you guys still read the Nation and we're grateful for it.  One day, the Oilers will challenge for a Stanley Cup, and those of us that are still alive will be able to laugh about all this.

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#2 vetinari
May 10 2014, 11:47AM
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At least something connected to the Oilers can win an award... take that Kevin Lowe!

Congrats guys... Despite all the p!ssing and moaning and negativity the last few years due to years (a decade?) of Oiler suckitude, the contributors all rock and most of the posters are entertaining... Well done and well deserved...

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#3 OilersDynasty
May 10 2014, 11:51AM
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Congrats boys!

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#4 Oilers G- Nations Poet Laureate
May 10 2014, 11:54AM
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baggedmilk wrote:

THANK YOU, NATION READERS!

*cries*

NO...Thank you Baggedmilk.

Without your efforts on here

There'd be NO nation

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#5 Geoff
May 10 2014, 11:57AM
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WE WON SOMETHING?!

well not me but still...

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#6 backup bob
May 10 2014, 12:06PM
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Congrats! Good job.

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#7 nunyour
May 10 2014, 01:18PM
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This is unexceptable,heads must role,there has to be a change in management from top to.....wait did you say you won?

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#8 pelhem grenville
May 10 2014, 01:28PM
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how's it pronounced? like wedgeeey? or is it a why-E-G-e...

im thinkin'' wegdey like when the bully pulls the geeky guys gotch up to his shoulders from behind...

anyway ... who did the acceptance speech at the podium in Wanyes' absence? was this really held at the Oodle Noodle Jasper Street location? after partee at the The Pint?

EDIT...thanks for all the answers AND the trash> geeesh some peoples' children

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#9 Wanyes bastard child
May 10 2014, 02:16PM
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Awesome! WTG boys!

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#10 Ari Gold
May 10 2014, 02:32PM
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Nicely done, gents. You deserve it.

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#11 David S
May 10 2014, 02:38PM
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So Baggedmilk is an "award winning author" now? *whistles so loud car windows shatter*

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#12 DrunkGuyTy
May 10 2014, 02:40PM
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Congratulations. Apparently you guys know a thing or two about winning as well.

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#13 David S
May 10 2014, 02:42PM
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David S wrote:

So Baggedmilk is an "award winning author" now? *whistles so loud car windows shatter*

You said the same thing last night when you "may have" been boozing! Get your act together man!

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#14 geeker99
May 10 2014, 03:02PM
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did hall, ebs and nuge not get invited to the worlds or are they allergic to meaningful hockey? If they turned down invites they need their heads checked.

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#15 David S
May 10 2014, 03:13PM
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geeker99 wrote:

did hall, ebs and nuge not get invited to the worlds or are they allergic to meaningful hockey? If they turned down invites they need their heads checked.

Stay on topic Gold 5. STAY ON TOPIC!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnP5iDKwuwk

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#16 Robin Brownlee
May 10 2014, 03:26PM
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baggedmilk wrote:

THANK YOU, NATION READERS!

*cries*

What is this "new media" you speak of?

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#17 1979
May 10 2014, 03:52PM
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Congrats! Great work everybody!!

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#18 nonyour
May 10 2014, 04:00PM
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Robin Brownlee wrote:

What is this "new media" you speak of?

Some great pics here.

http://imgur.com/a/GGV1T

Keep it up guys.

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#19 Danger Pay
May 10 2014, 04:01PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQvzvu2TZsY

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#20 Next up, is Connor McJesus.
May 10 2014, 04:02PM
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It's been a very difficult number of years. Thank you Oilersnation for allowing us a place to vent every loss along this lonely road.

There's no humor, like Oiler humor. I don't frequent many of these cyber establishments, but there's always some good laughs to be had here at Oilersnation.

Is Zarny, the artist formerly known as Ender?

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#21 Sevenseven
May 10 2014, 06:59PM
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Who in h-e-double hockey sticks is trashing all these comments?

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#22 pelhem grenville
May 10 2014, 07:18PM
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Next up, is Connor McJesus. wrote:

It's been a very difficult number of years. Thank you Oilersnation for allowing us a place to vent every loss along this lonely road.

There's no humor, like Oiler humor. I don't frequent many of these cyber establishments, but there's always some good laughs to be had here at Oilersnation.

Is Zarny, the artist formerly known as Ender?

...Ender you say?

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#23 madjam
May 10 2014, 07:42PM
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The Pulse/voice of a Nation far more important than the Oilers themselves ? Six rings will be in envy of ON Plantinum two rings , and counting . City of Champions lesds with hockey followers . More might follow ON than the Oilers themselves ? You all made it happen surprise surprise .

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#24 billions
May 10 2014, 08:28PM
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Okay honestly, your only competition is like Dan Tencer - a bonofied idiot.

Also you still think the oilers are a good team......

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#25 kale
May 11 2014, 01:02AM
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Awesome, congratulations guys

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#26 David S
May 11 2014, 02:43AM
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billions wrote:

Okay honestly, your only competition is like Dan Tencer - a bonofied idiot.

Also you still think the oilers are a good team......

Best Duck Dynasty parody I've seen in a while. Nice job man.

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#27 Oilers G- Nations Poet Laureate
May 11 2014, 06:12AM
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Trash every comment??

Internet beers for all, man.

Offset your garbage.

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#28 Loweblows
May 11 2014, 09:00AM
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Fire Eakins.

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#29 Yaz
May 11 2014, 11:25AM
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A little off topic but why in the hell haven't Bucky and Smith been fired as assistant coaches yet( I really wish Eakins was gone too but that will take 20 games in the fall til he's dispatched with big show of disappointment and surprize from Mac T after we are out of it again in November) , lots of other teams are making moves and the good guys are getting snapped up. It sure looks to me like we are going into 2014/15 status quo otherwise the moves would have been made already to allow them to get another job elsewhere.. Keep the same losing coach and assistants to ensure the crash, jeez this outfit is so screwed ! I think their first round pick whomever it is needs to pull a Lindros, "no I want to have a career and I won't play for this team".

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#30 Harlie
May 11 2014, 09:48PM
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in my best Kung Fu Panda voice...big Fan!

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#31 Avry
May 11 2014, 10:22PM
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Congrats again! The Nation deserved the Yeggies win this year and thanks for the high praise on my own show. I'm forever thankful with how Oilers Nation has helped promoted Avry's Sports Show.

Next year I'm taking home the Yeggie award though ;)

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