It’s the craze that is sweeping the Nation right now. People are fighting each other with a full-blown rage over Internet hot taeks as the kids call them (or so I am told). These fights have caused a lot of people to block their fellow citizens while others have been left with hurt feelings, and it’s a spectacle that I wanted to join in on.
I spotted a question from Courtney Theriault of City TV who asked for unpopular opinions about Edmonton and, after seeing the responses and reaction, I decided to put an Oilers spin on the same question.
Edmonton doesn’t support non-Oilers sports teams as much as we should.
Drillers, Prospects, Capitals, Cracker Cats, Rush, Roadrunners, Oil Kings, Ice. https://t.co/UDgm3ebQHo
— Thee V✈️VVVV?VVVV?VVVVegas BandwagonNation Dan (@TheNationDan) May 31, 2018
As for Courtney’s original question, I think Edmonton, as a whole, can do a far better job of supporting smaller teams like the Edmonton Prospect, etc. while still supporting the big ones like the Oilers, but that’s a blog for another day.
As one who is hip and in with the younger crowd, I jumped on the wave and asked Oilers fans what they had to say for their own “unpopular” opinions about the Edmonton Oilers and the taeks were indeed scorching.
Here are some of my favourites (or least favourites):
They should play more techno music at Oilers games. https://t.co/QuuCrVJRmF
— #BabicGoldenKnights – VGK Burner Account ?? (@TheAndyBabic) May 31, 2018
Mr. Babic would like to see a return to the Sandstorming, pre-2014 ways of the old Rexall DJ. Ahh, those were the days. Nothing like a little ATC dance mix, la la la la and a little traditional Cotton Eyed Joe Rednex Mi… wait a minute. No, this is bad. Very bad. Bad Andy.
The white away jersey is better than the orange home one. https://t.co/E3mJQuO0Ae
— Rowdy Roddy RKM (@RKM17) May 31, 2018
This is a scalding take for sure. I am not sure if it really classifies as an unpopular opinion though. If the readership and response to Tom Gazzola’s hinting that the Oilers are going back to blue next year is any indication, then the excitement may have finally worn off for the orange jerseys, just three short years (and one as the new creamsicle orange) from its inception.
The best way to improve this team is to fire Gretzky. https://t.co/fydimwZB5k
— McDavid's ?️urner (@revguyfieri) May 31, 2018
This is a huge one. I don’t imagine there is anyone who could say that they had this opinion at the start of the 2017-18 season, let alone even four months ago. Then the red wine summit news came out and here we are. Is Wayne Gretzky the problem? @RevGuyFieri thinks so.
So we have reached the most interesting of timelines in the “Oilersphere”. The man who a few years ago, there were many Oilers fans ready to tear Kevin Lowe out of his perch at OEG head offices (so they gave him a higher perch). Has Oilersnation finally embraced the “cooler heads prevailing” when it comes to the man who created and then dismantled a team one-win away from the Stanley Cup?
Outside of his 8-pt game, Sam Ganger was a meh player https://t.co/PzbzhYMc6M
— Fukalite this Schist (@geology24_7) June 1, 2018
This is the darkest of tweets that I received. The man who was oh so close to being named captain of the team. The man who was for one night at least, a legend. Could it be that he was in fact, just ok?
The oilers will be just as terrible next year. If not worse. https://t.co/T9KcqQyaCH
— pizza bird (@OmarkianSpin) June 1, 2018
Finally, the outright scariest of tweets I got was the one saying that the Oilers will finish 8th last or *gasp* worse, next year? I can’t agree with this one at all. So much went wrong with this year’s team. Lucic should turn it around. Talbot is going to be better (and has an actual back-up). The McNuge line lives and is good. Or is it all for not again?
What about you Nation, what did you see there that you liked or disliked the most? Got an unpopular opinion of your own? Post it here, or tweet it at @theNationDan.