March 22 2011 01:40PM
The countdown to the end of the regular season is on for the Oilers, their fans, Wanye --- who can barely manage a smile these days, even when he wears his Eberle jersey, and for many of the those who cover the team. No one likes watching a overwhelmed team, but our curiosity and love of hockey keeps us coming back for more.
March 19 2011 01:49PM
Underdog was an animated TV series, with one of the best show intros ever, that Lowetide and Brownlee watched while eating cheerios in their pajamas in the late 60s and early 70s. There is no way they didn't get jacked up watching Underdog, who always spoke in rhymes and one of his favourite saying was, "There's no need to fear, Underdog is here."
Fast forward to 2011, and the Oilers could use his slogan for the remainder of the year. Even against the struggling Colorado Avalanche, 1-18-2 in their last 21, the Oilers are still the underdog tonight.
March 17 2011 12:51PM
This is the theme song for a 60's TV show called The Baron starring someone or other called Steve Forrest. I thought it was relevant given that Oilers fans will be treated to a different Baron Show for the remainder of the season - the Oklahoma City Barons, dressed up in Oilers silks.
March 16 2011 05:01PM
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder," is actually a paraphrase of the following statement:
"Remember how in that communion only, beholding beauty with the eye of the mind, he will be enabled to bring forth, not images of beauty, but realities (for he has hold not of an image but of a reality), and bringing forth and nourishing true virtue to become the friend of God and be immortal, if mortal man may."
Plato, the Greek philosopher and mathmatician, uttered the statement many years ago, and it is clear the paraphrased version holds true today; especially when it comes to hockey fans/media/people discussing the virtues of players.
March 13 2011 10:48AM
Gonna find my baby, gonna hold her tight
Gonna grab some afternoon delight.
My motto's always been; when it's right, it's right.
Why wait until the middle of a cold dark night.
When everything's a little clearer in the light of day.
And you know the night is always gonna be there any way.
Sky rockets in flight. Afternoon delight. Afternoon delight.
If Dustin Penner was still an Oiler this would be much more fitting, but after the overwhelmed Oilers put up a heroic effort in Detroit on Sunday, I wonder if this plucky bunch can muster up a similar effort this afternoon. I bet they will if this epic video was part of their late-morning team meeting.