Did she just do that?

Something tell me that she has never suffered from S.O.B.S (you’ll learn what that means later), but I’m also guessing she is kind of a show off. Really who can’t look at their own butt? Okay, let’s be honest most of us struggle to twist around and face the mirror while try to see how our cabosse looks.

Clearly she looks at herself in ways none of us can, but she likely has something in common with Dustin "Pancakes" Penner; she probably doesn’t take herself too serious.

Penner has been the brunt of many jokes ever since he announced he suffered back spasms while eating pancakes. If you missed it, here’s the story.

Penner, one of the wittiest players I’ve ever met, decided to give his side of the story to

Here’s his response…


So it seems as though I need to address Pancakegate for those in the sports media world, as well as those following #pennercakes on twitter, in light of the recent phenomenon I’ve created.

Right off the bat, I’d like to clarify a few things.

For example, they were vegetarian pancakes. The injury happened as I was sitting down to eat, not mid-bite. And yes, I did finish them.

There has been some feedback from the media as a whole regarding the lack of transparency involving injuries. So, I decided to be candid.

First and foremost, I think we can agree that having delicious pancakes that your wife made for breakfast, for a 1pm game, is not out of the norm. Secondly, "SOBS" (Sudden Onset Back Spasms) can occur at any moment, doing just about anything you can think of, and is a very serious issue.

Those who have experienced "SOBS," know it is no laughing matter. I’m a little hurt, to tell you the truth, that the plight of my people isn’t being taken seriously.

Frankly, I don’t mind the attention and there’s no such thing as bad press, right? Apparently, I made it onto ESPN’s ‘Around the Horn’ and joined Kings’ ATH alumnus Dustin Brown (see water bottle incident) and have also became a twitter sensation overnight (with hashtag #pennercakes). So, I’m hoping to get an endorsement from IHOP or Denny’s.

The main thing here though is that we were able to bring attention to a serious issue like "SOBS" and hopefully find a treatment and unmask the mystery of it all.

In closing, for those who know how to laugh and find humor in life I hope they’ve enjoyed this as much as I did.

In an effort to end the entire experience on a high note, I’m partnering with MayorsManor to sponsor a ‘Pancakes with Penner’ breakfast. In the weeks to come we’ll be setting up a special raffle. Fans will be able to purchase tickets for $1.00 for a chance to have a pancake breakfast with me. All the money raised will go to charity…while we enjoy some delicious pancakes!

Be on the lookout for more information soon.

Thank you for your time,
Dustin Penner

Penner has taken his fair share of abuse, from his coaches, fans, bloggers, media and pretty much all over Edmonton. Nothing was off-limits for many including: his weight, his alleged love for donairs, his inconsistent play, but how can you not slow clap at his response.

He doesn’t take himself too serious, laughs at himself, stand up for "his people" and gets in a dig on a teammate.


I’m pretty sure most of you, after watching another Oiler season go down the drain, needed something to make you realize that the Oilers, like life, can’t be taken seriously all the time.