There’s a game coming up against the Penguins on Nov 6. We’re excited because:
- We only get to see Eastern Conference teams every seven years thanks to the schedule makers in NYC;
- We’re always excited; and,
- Because of all that nonsense with the pensblog, a win would mean getting to chirp the hell out of them. A loss, the inevitable backlash and name calling. Either way, good times.
You remember Pensblog right? The dirt squirrels who started telling off Brownlee and Gregor and were later engaged by jeanshortsandbaggedmilk at Wolf 359? We didn’t really know what to do about the matter. It wasn’t really our fight, but we do ever so love picking on people. At the same time we are trying to be on our best behaviour these days. You know, for the children.
So your ol’ pal Wanye—the Minister of Defence of the OilersNation—decided to email these pensblog people personally and said basically the following:
“Yeah, yeah everyone started telling each other off and it’s all so clever. Tell you what: why don’t we place a bet on the game? If the Pens beat the Oilers we will personally buy two of your site’s T-shirts and you can give them away as a gift from the OilersNation. Oilers win—you can have the honour of paying for the first two NationGear shirts—coming in Dec 2008.”
Basically we called them out. But we did it in a gentlemanly fashion via e-mail, not in a classy post like this. “Put a little walk in that talk, son. Or you can keep running your mouth all over the net. You pick.”
We tried to lay a wager, even though the Oil hadn’t been playing well enough to beat the Stockton Thunder let alone an actual NHL team.
Why would we do it? To separate the men from the boys, we suppose. Just like when one of your buddies starts running his mouth about how many goals Ryan Smyth will score vs Joffrey Lupul a few seasons back. You bet him $50 on the matter because you are a MAN.*
So all you pensblog fans and the writers themselves can know this. Sure “anyone can start a blog” and any jackass can go around calling people names and being so cute. But when push came to shove and someone asked you to put a teeny tiny little bit of money where your mouth is what do we get?
So when the Oil beat the Pens on Thursday we can celebrate in the OilersNation with a clear conscience. If they should happen to lose (unlikely) all the people that stood with their mighty pensblog can revel in the fact that they are associated with complete… Well…
Meow meow pensblog. You know what you are.