Whatchoo talkin’ ’bout, Willis?

Dear Everybody,

We have been running this site for nearly nine months now. It’s a lot of work. We have to turn on our computer, we have to think of things to write, and then we have to decide which spell-check option to pick when we write the words wrong. Then we have to hit publish. In short, it’s a real pain. But we do it for the kids. You know, all five of our readers whom we love dearly, even when they mock us.  Because even though it hurts, we know they care.

And we think there are people out there who are way better at blogging than we are. Better at thinking, better at writing and better at smelling [good]. We have our favourite blogs, and we often wish that we could work with some of these people.

But wishing won’t make it so. So we write this open letter to our favorite blogger—Jonathan from Copper and Blue. This guy writes every single day, sometimes twice. Robin Brownlee once called it “important, must read stuff.” Has he ever said something that nice about our own Wanye Gretz? No, he once noted that “Wanye Gretz has shit for brains.”

And so, in the absence of having any better ideas on how to do this we formally ask: “Jonathan from Copper and Blue, will you join us? We have a shiny new website coming, we have candy and our moms say that we clean up good when we’re forced to leave our rat-infested apartments to steal moonshine from homeless people.”

Hungrily yours,
The OilersNation

  • I'm a Scientist!

    Jonathan: Cut the short guy chip on the shoulder routine and don’t make demands that Wanye post a pic of mistake-prone runt Marc-Andre Bergeron — he’s pathetic enough already.

    Who, as pictured above, DOMINATED Henrik Zetterberg. For one second, in all fairness, but that's still better than Matt Greene's record.

    As for me? You’re OK for an ham-and egger with no journalism background, but let’s not get carried away just because these simpletons insist on courting you like a horny 17-year-old looking to get some on prom night.
    I got your boxcar stats right here, pal.

    Does the Edmonton Sun actually count as a journalism background, Robin? I mean sure, it is technically a newspaper, but come on…

  • I'm a Scientist!

    Jonathan: Cut the short guy chip on the shoulder routine and don't make demands that Wanye post a pic of mistake-prone runt Marc-Andre Bergeron — he's pathetic enough already.

    As for me? You're OK for an ham-and egger with no journalism background, but let's not get carried away just because these simpletons insist on courting you like a horny 17-year-old looking to get some on prom night.
    I got your boxcar stats right here, pal.

  • I'm a Scientist!

    Well, with such a gracious invitation, what could I possibly say?

    NOOOO!!!!!!!!

    Then I say that picture of Shawn Horcoff with a heart around it, and decided that this site has some good things going for it.

    But I have a demand. One, singular, solitary, demand. If I am to write for this site, it must do something for me:

    I want to see a picture of Marc-Andre Bergeron in Oilers silks displayed somewhere on this site for the remainder of the off-season.

    Why? Because he's representative of the little guy. In fact, he is a little guy. I will give you some suggestions; any of these will be fine:

    http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/022v8CS72q2Hl/610x.jpg – dominating Henrik Zetterberg

    http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0auA9bZ6lF44N/610x.jpg – crunching Mike Fisher

    http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00N1dn86Pld8x/610x.jpg – upending Dustin Penner

    http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/08xq6zJdrP1FH/340x.jpg – looking heavenward, thanking God for his awesomeness.

    To quote the great Michael Scott: You have one week.

  • I'm a Scientist!

    Well, considering I posted all of 9 minutes after the original post, it's fairly safe to assume I check up on OilersNation frequently. No slight intended!!

  • I'm a Scientist!

    Rick-

    Oh hells no we aren't going serious. I don't plan on burndening my mind with "real facts" or "accurate statistics."

    We think that Copper and Blue would fit nicely into our overall site. Brownlee with the inside scoop, Jonathan with the independant analysis, and me – playing the tamborine naked down Jasper Avenue wearing nothing but an old Joffrey Lupul Jersey.

    "Asinine ramblings" – that brings a tear of joy to our one working eye!

    Provided Jonathan responds of course.

  • I'm a Scientist!

    Boondock;

    I see you left OilersNation off your must read list.

    Interesting…

    I hope this doesn't mean that OilersNation is going all serious.

    There is a nice mix of concrete Oilers info (Brownlee) and asinine ramblings (everyone else).

    Or is that a nice mix of inane Oilers speculation (Brownlee) and globally significant ponderings (everyone else).

    I dunno, it's one of the two….

  • I'm a Scientist!

    Good choice. Jonathan's blog has joined Lowetide, Battle of Alberta and mc79hockey as the must reads of the Oilogosphere. (IOF would be there too if updated more frequently)