Another sign of the apocalypse: famed sportswriter Robin Brownlee joins the OilersNation

bingofuel
March 06 2008 02:59PM

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Just when you think that no one reads your website but your parents. Just when you think that maybe a website about cutting your cat’s hair might be just as fun. Just when you think that the OilersNation couldn’t get any more slam-bam-thank-you-ma’am awesome. Out of the blue a big deal writer contacts you and wants to get involved...

We couldn’t be more excited to welcome a new addition to the OilersNation team – award winning sportswriter Robin Brownlee. Now we know what you are thinking, lambs. Are we intimidated by a guy who won the 1985 and 1987 MacMillan Bloedel Award for editorial and column writing? Are we scared to go against the 1997 Associated Press Award winner for enterprise reporting, the 2001 Ron Collister Award for the Sun Media sportswriter of the year and 2003-04 Professional Hockey Writers Association runner-up award for best hockey news story?

Hells no.

Robin Brownlee can come up in here with his “facts” and his “typewriter” and his “press pass.” We’re sure that he has a lot of things he wants to tell the OilersNation that may be way cooler than what we have to say, but we aren’t scared. We don’t need any of that award-winning stuff. We write from down *here* in the ballular region. We write from the heart not the mind, we write from the soul not the brain.

His access to MacT can’t beat our imaginary interviews that we conduct in our head. The fact he can probably call up Wayne Gretzky himself and ask for a quote can’t compare to the fact that we mail Wayne Gretzky 15 letters a month begging him to come out of retirement and rejoin the Oilers.

So a warm round of applause as we welcome Mr. Brownlee to the team. You can also check him out on the radiola every Thursday from 4 to 5 pm on Total Sports with Bob Stauffer on Team 1260.

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Bingofuel is the handsome cyborg who pulls all the levers behind the curtains of the OilersNation. When he isn't running the site, he's plugged into a wall socket, recharging. Or Brownlee and Wanye are playing "keep away" with him. He gets little to no respect.
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#1 TonyRomo
March 06 2008, 04:04PM
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Wow... I have been reading this site since the beginning! I am impressed, but still like whoever this Nation person is

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#2 1011011
March 06 2008, 04:22PM
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COOL! I look forward to watching you guys battle

a fan since day one

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#3 tracey
March 06 2008, 05:35PM
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cool nice work

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#4 Ed
March 06 2008, 06:23PM
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How did you get that pic of Robin Brownlee at work?

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#5 OilDude
March 06 2008, 06:25PM
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awesome,have always liked Robin's stuff,welcome aboard

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#6 Jason
March 06 2008, 06:57PM
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Holy frick, this is a coup! Brownlee? What's next? You guys gonna get Don Cherry on here as well??

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#7 Tricky
March 06 2008, 08:24PM
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Wow i didn't know this site was such a big deal

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#8 Hemmer
March 06 2008, 09:39PM
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I've been here from the start as well! Love you guys and this website!! As for don cherry... i think it could happen... or at least get a spot on Coach's Corner!

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#9 Brian Fellow
March 06 2008, 10:24PM
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This is one of my favorite sites, keep it up guys!!

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#10 exbarstar
March 06 2008, 11:38PM
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I heard the shout out from him on thr "radiola today" pretty wicked-awesome.

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#11 Ed
March 07 2008, 10:55AM
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Wow - nice work!

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#12 Unknown Author
March 07 2008, 03:58PM
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Congrats Nation!

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