GDB 49: Super Bowl Bait and Switch

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Oilers fans will fall into one of three camps on Sunday, Feb 1, 2008.

Camp One

People who say “There’s a football game today?” as they happily bundle themselves into their cars and head to RX1 to watch the Oilers play the Predators at noon on the very same Sunday as Superbowl 43.

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Camp Two

People who say “There’s an Oilers game today?” as they happily sit on their couch watching hour 498 of Super Bowl pre-game coverage documenting the early trials and tribulations of Pittsburgh Tight End Sean McHugh in excruciating detail.

Camp Three

Easy going fans who will switch back and forth between the two games, watching the Oilers if they are winning and tuning in to catch the end of the fourth quarter.

Whatever camp you are party to we salute you. We sort of fall into Camp three except that we love Super Bowl parties so very much. By the time you read this, in fact, we are most likely already on our way to Wobbly Town due to the Bud Light Express.

In any event, it sucks that the Oilers play before the Super Bowl. Unless they beat the Predators of course.

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Then it was the greatest idea that was ever hatched.

Superbowl 43 Prediction: We will win the annual Coin Toss bet against our boy Smigerowski. Believe that.


  • I'm a Scientist!

    Jack "slacking off at work" Bauer wrote:

    There were a shîtload of Canadians out for that game. A lot of people come down for that weekend for Nascar and especially that weekend cause they had a Monday Night football game which I doned my Oilers jersey for.

    Yeah I was there for the football game, and even ended up in Vegas for a night. I met up with some Canucks fans in the bathroom and started beaking them. Ahh good times.

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    I met a Canucks fan at the football game. The conversation went like this.

    Yehaw: "Hey you there, Winchester, where did you get that jersey from? A garage sale? yuk yuk yuk"

    JB: "*long sigh* dare I ask what team you cheer for?"

    Yehaw: "Im a Canucks fan!!!!"

    JB: "AHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"

    Yehaw: "hey bu…but"

    JB: "AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHHA"

    Yehaw: "bu….but…"

    JB: "GO back to section 423, tell your team to go win a cup, then come back and see me. Have a good night, go Cards"

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    so…. Gilbert up front. Yeah, he's got hands. It's a good move. Yup, keep Nilsson on the bench. Another great coaching move brought to you in part by the letter O and by cookies and also by MacT.

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    The boys must have been out for a ripper last night. Took 'em two periods to shake off the hangover.

    This is a game we should have won going away. Freaking Evanka is showing more fight than we did for most of this game. Mmmmmm…Evanka. *sigh*

    BTW – what in the flying f*ck is with those Habs prison uniforms????

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    Holy crap! You guys should check out the game day video clips at the Oilers site. MacT sounds like he's had it with Penner.

    There's a shakeup comin' boys and girls. I can almost see Brownlee's keyboard smoking right about now as he types like a madman.

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    Bench him again, and again and again. Or just trade the bum. Or put him on waviers. If hes not helping, to hell with him, get rid of him at all costs.

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    baggedmilk wrote:

    Point of the story is that the Oilers need ice girls. The chicks in Phoenix are parading around the ice wearing very little clothing and I will never forget it. It was beautiful. I cried and wished for less clothing at Rexall. *sob*

    Allan Watt and Northlands will not allow this thinking.
    Farm boys in blue – forever.

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    Jack "slacking off at work" Bauer wrote:

    Bench him again, and again and again. Or just trade the bum. Or put him on waviers. If hes not helping, to hell with him, get rid of him at all costs.

    hmmm – who signed Penner again ?
    who gave a boatload of money to Horcoff and overpaid the italian stallion related of course to Gene Principe….

  • I'm a Scientist!

    I wonder what Katz' plan is for extracting cash for playoff tickets – could this be reported to EPS Commercial Crimes as FRAUD, oh I forgot the mayor gave
    DK a pass in exchange for the placing the arena on Gene Dub's land…..and the oiler season ticket holders paying for all of it with PERSONAL SEAT LICENSES, bait and switch….. thanks to McKesson – the alleged co signer of the loan that Katz had to get to buy the team…..

    Analyze how vocal our owner is in comparison to Gene Melnyk – can you say MUTE ?

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    David S wrote:

    The boys must have been out for a ripper last night. Took ‘em two periods to shake off the hangover.
    This is a game we should have won going away. Freaking Evanka is showing more fight than we did for most of this game. Mmmmmm…Evanka. *sigh*
    BTW – what in the flying f*ck is with those Habs prison uniforms????

    No they were at Oil City on FRIDAY night – confirmation that there was a defenceman there at 2:30AM with a hottie named Shilo.

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    David S wrote:

    Holy crap! You guys should check out the game day video clips at the Oilers site. MacT sounds like he’s had it with Penner.
    There’s a shakeup comin’ boys and girls. I can almost see Brownlee’s keyboard smoking right about now as he types like a madman.

    Can you pay another team to take on another contract like PENNER….. trouble is that DQ burgers are on sale – $555 for two double cheeseburgers……

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    David S wrote:

    Freaking Evanka is showing more fight than we did for most of this game. Mmmmmm…Evanka. *sigh*

    Why don't you become her facebook friend….

    Evanka Osmak | FacebookEvanka Osmak is on Facebook. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the world more open and connected. Millions of people use Facebook everyday …
    http://www.facebook.com/people/Evanka-Osmak/1397475527 – 21k – Cached – Similar pages

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    Is going 1-1 and scoring only four goals on home ice over the next two games a good response to the 10-2 debacle? The next game is an absolute must win… Oh, Oh…is it a TUESDAY game..?..Against the BLACKHAWKS!?! PANIC TIME!!!!

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    Deep Oil wrote:

    No they were at Oil City on FRIDAY night – confirmation that there was a defenceman there at 2:30AM with a hottie named Shilo.

    Well that was Friday night so unless he rolled in the sheets with Shilo until the sun the came up and went down again there should be no excuse. And there's no way that coulda been Penner. That guy has less stamina than a convict on a conjugal.