GDB 41: Sterility 101

After watching a mind numbing Eagles and Giants game all morning we finally figured out something that has been bothering us about this mind numbingly mediocre season thus far,

It’s way too sterile.

Sterile as hell. Absolutely nothing interesting is going on as game after game of warm crud is served to the Citizens of the Oilersnation. A losing team can be entertaining to watch as it self destructs. Ask the fans of the Detroit Lions who still show up to scream the same seven suggestions on TV, Radio and websites all over the place. But these Oilers?

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Where is the drama? This is a team of highly skilled veterans and punk ass rookies. There should be some serious swagger in the Oilers dressing room. They went into this season thinking they were going to contend for the Northwest division for heavens sakes. Now look at them. Trembling before the lowly St. Louis Blues as they roll into town. Where is the fire? Where is the fight in practice as Steve Staios shows Robert Nilsson what it means to be an Oiler? Where is an inappropriate comment thrown out by an angry Ethan Moreau who looks Terry Jones directly in the eye and say “I am going to bust some heads in here. Everyone out now.”

Where are the trade rumors? Where are the vague comments being issued from Oilers brass about “looking at options” or “having conversations with other teams right now?” Where is any sort of bone being thrown to the masses of Oilers fans who are currently pissed with the team – but may be bordering on bored and might even become (gasp) disinterested if this sterility both on and off the ice keeps up?

Shit. we watched a Giants game today and we were able to stay interested. Now we are watching Corner Gas. That can’t be good can it?

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If you want to read something out of the ordinary go read Robin Brownlee’s Marc Crawford story. It’s a comment on this weeks Righteous Sack Beating. THAT has some fire.

Oh yeah.

Go Oilers

  • I'm a Scientist!

    Wanye Gretz wrote:

    jeanshorts wrote:
    Archie Manning went out back this afternoon and shot the family dog.
    Is Jessica OK?

    I believe you are thinking of the Romo family dog

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    @ Fiveandagame:

    Who are you kidding. They are playing the Capitals. In Washington. If we lose by less than 3 goals I'll consider it a good effort.

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    @ David S:

    But don't worry. We'll go on a tear with 20 games left and miss the playoffs by 3 points and the sheep will all be happy.

    May the off season excuses begin.

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    Chris wrote:

    41 games played people. The season is half finished. I figure we need at least 52 points in 41 games to make the playoffs.

    The Ducks and Canucks are both on pace for 91 points and they currently tied for 5th and 6th. You won't need 95 to get in this year. If the Oilers get 90 points that should be enough. Granted they have to play much better, but if Hemsky's head clears up soon they have a decent shot. Of course. they will be battling for their usual 7th or 8th…IF they get 90 points they will finish 7th I suspect. If they go 22-16-3 in the last half they will make it.

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    @ Jason Gregor:

    So let's discuss the first 41 games in relation to the last 41 games coming up….

    What are the signs that make us believe that the Oilers will finish better in the 2nd half then they did in the first?

    – Gagner is playing better
    – Cole is playing better

    Uh oh! That's all I got….

    C'mon people – there has to be some more positives…..right?

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    Jason Gregor wrote:

    IF they get 90 points they will finish 7th I suspect. If they go 22-16-3 in the last half they will make it.

    Oh dear god, I think a monkey is trying to fly out of my ass