The most annoying fans...

Jason Gregor
October 23 2009 11:02AM

I bet the annoying fan is similar to the bad hockey parent: oblivious to their actions. When they hear people complain about the obnoxious fan, they nod their head in approval, meanwhile at the next game they are the dork who has everyone in their section hoping they’ll leave.

Based on the amount of responses we got from our ANNOYING FAN contest — mentioned here and on Just A Game — it’s clear many of you have encountered a fan that pisses you off.

Our winner, John, won tickets to three Oiler games v. Detroit, San Jose and Nashville. We will have another listener/reader contest in January for more Oiler tickets.

Here are some of the better responses:

Montreal Fan - When HNIC is broadcast from Montreal, all you see in the stands are guys in $1500 Hugo Boss suits drinking $25 beer.  Really, who wears a suit and tie to watch a hockey game? Of course they’re sitting with their surgically enhanced, bubble headed trophy wife or girlfriend whose hockey IQ is rivaled only by their bra size.  Their love of their storied franchise has been tempered with recent team mediocrity, but of course, the truth means nothing to these poutine eaters because the Canadiens are from Quebec and everyone knows that everything from Quebec is the best!

 —Howie in Edmonton

Oilers Fan - Spending time with Oilers fans is like stepping back in time.  If you close your eyes, you swear you’re back in your parent’s basement rumpus room watching Kurri set up Gretzky... only everyone’s bigger.  These oil patch, 4x4 pickup driving, rednecks are stuck in the nineties.  Was it any wonder that Ryan Smyth was a former Oiler favorite to these time warped, mullet wearing fans?   They cling to past glories in a vain attempt to find something to cheer about in Oilerland.  If the current version doesn’t live up to the successes of the Oilers from the nineties, these rabid fans quickly turn on anything … coaches, management, players. It’s like watching tigers eat their young.  Even with the quick start enjoyed by the team this year, the radio airwaves are filled with caller’s complaints about how Horcoff is playing or how uninspired Hemsky is playing.  As for the female oiler fan, the only nice thing I can say about them is that all their tattoos are spelled correctly.

—Louie in Edmonton

Maple Leaf Fan - A wise man once said “It is better to be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt”. Sadly, Toronto Maple Leafs (and their GM) have decided to try and defy the odds, opening their mouths to try and remove said doubt. Swing and a miss. When the only people in Rexall Place that remember your last Stanley Cup Championship are Robin Brownlee and Pat Quinn, you have some issues. Most fans would realize that and shut up, but not the Leafs fan. He’ll sit down beside you, hold up his "Can't Beat Cherry" sign, and then spend the next three hours either complaining about something his team did, or yelling obscenities at the official that “Should have been the First Star, because he beat the Leafs all by himself!“ If you ever have the misfortune of having to sit through a Leafs game, make sure you do it in Toronto. You’ll be outnumbered, and have to listen to some lectures to start, but at least you can join in with the home town fans booing the local boys off the ice at the end of another sub-par night of hockey. Trust me, it’s awesome...

—Adam

The Bandwagon Fan - These are the guys who watched 8 games last year, but they had been calling for Mac T's head for years, because they know hockey!  They're the same guys who enter a pool and always curse about Gaborik getting injured and killing their team (by the way, if Gaborik doesn't go down soon, I'm in trouble). It is these fans who made it impossible to get playoff tickets for less than $300 a pop in 2006 because they HAD TO BE THERE! If you're not cheering for the Oilers in October, November, and December, I don't want you there donning the Oil drop sweater come April!

 —Greg

To our saddle ass extremists down south - When I point to Calgary on a map, I use my middle finger. When I see a Flames jersey, I feel duty bound to denigrate it in one way or another. I can’t however, in good faith, knock the Flamer intelligence factor - threatening another team from your home phone takes balls - balls which clearly haven’t descended for you yet. Keep slamming that glass after every play, I can’t tell you how much joy it brings me to see that mullet flicker in the air as you whip your head back and forth trying to get Phaneuf to actually fight for once. And who doesn’t appreciate a little of that inbred culture spilling onto the Red Mile. How fortunate to see staggering drunks, hungover since 2004, Woo’ing at oncoming traffic, flashing a set of man-boobs that only Ralph Klein could truly appreciate – and throw quarters at.  Damn I love Calgary -  all 1 cup and assorted sloppy seconds of it.

—Sabeeh

Canucks Fan - I cast no dispersions at Canuck fans for their ridiculous, constant over-rating of their teams;  they have no experience with the look and feel of a true contender, the aura of a champion. Every used car seems like the best one ever if you’ve never owned a new one. Their Gretzky and Messier, their Lemieux and Jagr, are Trevor Linden and Stan Smyl. They are to be pitied.

—Vance in LA

Philadelphia Fan - Pick a team, the fans are all nuts. You could have a half time show featuring a puppy show sponsored by an orphanage for sick kids, and a choir of war widows, and the fans would pelt them with snowballs and beer bottles. But being Philly, the war widows would throw them back.

—Brian

The Kool-Aid Drinking Oilers’ Fan -  Ah yes… this is that ever-optimistic group of Copper and Blue, Oil Country lovers to whom any glass - regardless of any losing streak, Penner problem, or “MacBlender Mix-up (see that stick measurement debacle in the playoff run last year) – is always completely full, and, if you look at the mug… in just the correct inebriated light – actually (insert giddy giggle here) may be overflowing!  This is the group that dreams the impossible dream that after a 2007-08 “So Close and Just Missed the Playoffs Run”, in which Cogs and the other newbies played great for a glorious eight game, zero-pressure cause they’re too far out, stretch, thought that 08-09 would be the year that these rookies would suddenly become as seasoned as a fine wine and compete for the cup.  Their cups would runneth over…. oh yes, if not for “Gags”!!!

—Jeff

The digital generation has created what I call the Facebook Fan. Facebook Fan is always having the time of their life. Facebook Fan is more concerned with the way they look instead of who wins or loses.

They obstruct your view, block entrances, and generally annoy everyone. Facebook Fan will have their pictures posted online before the game ends. Their suggestive photos are often taken in front of couples, kids, and the elderly.

Do I work for Cosmo? Unless you're single and gorgeous, don't ask me to snap shots of you at a game. Failing to co-operate will result with my beverage spilling on your camera or cell phone...

—Nate Full of Hate

Oilers Fan, part deux - The know-it-all, knew-it-all, wannabe general manager and head scout fan of Edmonton - he fortunately is only a small percentage of our team's fan base - but he's the most vocal, so he tends to annoy more than his share of other fans. Everybody knows one of these blokes - he's the guy who absolutely knew that Milan Lucic was gonna be a stud before anybody else did and questions every poor draft choice the Oilers ever made. He lives in a fantasyland totally oblivious to the concept of hindsight being 20/20. He's the mensa candidate who can't figure why the Oil don't trade a couple 4th liners and a 6th round pick for a 35 goal winger our team needs. Too many times he's phoned your sports show to ask about Schremp and question Edmonton's coach and management - "why can't the Oilers do the math -  last year Robbie played 4 games and got 3 points - holy cow that's a 60 point potential player we let walk away.."uuuugggghhhh give me a break!

—Ron K

Dear Diary,

Picked up a two’fer of beer and got a free 6 pak!  Turns out it was a six pak of tikex to the Nashville Predators. Never herd of ‘em. Cuzin Red sez thay iz a new Profeshunal Huntin Team! He sez “bring yer gun!” I’m gonna bring my gun! Sownds fun! Kant rite long, Pro Bass Fishing Weekly is on tha Tee Vee!

Signed,
As Close To A Southern US Hockey Fan As You Will Ever Find!

—Brent K

FANS WITH POETIC PROWESS

Leafs Fans
Leafs fans seem confused.
Building's full, though team still sucks.
Keep dreaming, losers.

Canadians Fans
Habs fans sicken me.
Oops, that should have been in French.
Je m'appelle stupide.

Oil Fans
Game one - trade Hemsky
Game eleven - fire the coach.
STILL GONNA WIN CUP!

—Jason “the Haiku”

Calgary Flames Fans   

Here we go, lets talk about the neighbour to the south, who has yet to win the cup in 20 years but likes to run their mouth, The team is better than everyone, we have heard this year after year, and if you argue with one of them it will lead you to having a beer, thrown on you of course because for them its a sign of respect, with their hockey hero being Theoren Fleury what would you expect?

—Shawn W.

Twas the night before the season and Leaf fans were bettin,
They were absolutely sure, a cup they were gettin.
Their jerseys were pulled over their pinheads with care,
Because they were dumb enough to think Stanley, soon would be there.

Their little leaf children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of Stanley danced in their heads.
With leaf girl in her jersey and leaf boy in his cap,
They were completely unaware, their team was just crap.

When out on the ice there arose such a clatter,
Leaf boy sprang from his espresso to see what was the matter.
Away to the TV he flew in a flash,
Never realizing his team was just recycled trash.

The lights on the middle of the new-flooded ice,
Fooled leaf boy into thinking, that his team was quite nice.
When what to his wondering eyes should appear,
But five ham'n eggers and a goalie from league beer.

With a little mean coach whose black eyes shone,
Leaf fan knew in a second it must be St. Ron.
More rapid than turtles his players they came,
And he cursed them and shouted and called them bad names!

"Now Blake! Now Hagman! Now, Poni and Stajan! On, Mayers! On, Finger !
They were so bad Ron was just ragin !
To the top of the Slot! To the top of the half wall!
Not one play they could make and from grace they did fall!

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, leaf players do cry.
But on to the net the leafs they flew,
Cross-checked at the net though, they went number two.

And then in a twinkling, Leaf boy heard at the roof
The prancing and pawing of a large Irish hoof.
Leaf boy got off the couch to take a look round,
He saw it was St. Brian, the newest leaf clown.

He was dressed in Armani, from his toes to his hair,
But even that couldn't contain his enormous hot air.
A bundle of tough guys he had flung on his back,
Not one of them a player, not one of them worth jack.

His eyes-how they pierced! His dimples a no-show!
His neck vein was throbbin about Kevin Lowe.
His big fat mouth was open and yellin,
But after all the coffee and dumplings, his breath it was smellin.

The stump of a cigar he held tight in his teeth,
All the people around him he considered beneath.
He had a broad face and a big round gut,
He never would laugh, he seemed like a nut!

He was chubby and plump, but not a jolly old elf,
Yet Leaf fan still loved him in spite of himself!
With a wink of his eye, he made a trade that was bad,
But leaf fan was too dumb to know he'd been had.

He spoke many words, most of them bluster,
yet leaf fan believed a cup he would muster.
But laying his middle finger aside of his nose,
He went on to the next job, still smelling a rose.

He sprang to his Lexus, to his team gave a chuckle,
For lose the Leafs did, and under they did knuckle.
But I heard him exclaim, as he drove out of sight,
"Leaf fans are so stupid, they thought I was right!"

—Blaine

If you wanna find an annoying man just sit behind a Maple Leafs fan. Foam finger on one hand, a tissue in the other, for the last 40 years Stanley danced with another. If he’s around for a while, then he’ll live to see the Oil win the race to Cup number 14. To rub it all in and for this poem to rhyme, the Oil win it all, like, 1/6th of the time.

In a close second comes the fan that chooses to shout le boo when he scores and when he looses. A little confused, I would dare to say, when your most recent hero Roy-fused to play. Now that I sound like Elmer Fudd, garcon is your team a stud or a dud?

The fan that is third may be a surprise since we often we think his blank gathers no flies. But believe with no doubt, after a loss, this man will complain as much as your boss. You might have guessed, if you a smart man Coming in show… the losing Oil fan     

—Gregg S

Captain Obvious and His Cousin, Mr. Doyathink

You’ll find these fans everywhere you go.  From the stands to the sports bars to the local Tim Horton’s line.  Captain Obvious and his: “If only Moreau didn’t trip that guy then the Oilers wouldn’t be short handed.” , “If the Oilers had a better power play, they’d be way better off.” Or my personal favorite, when the Oilers are losing by a goal, “Man, the Oilers really need to score a goal here. If only Hemsky had scored back in the first.”  And once that guy gets going, his cousin starts asking the stupid questions: “Do you think the Oilers could use a 50 goal scorer?” “Do you think that Hemsky should shoot more?” “Do you think that the Oilers need to play better defense?” And of course you answer with a stare of “Are you friggin kidding me?”   

The Bad Sports Radio Show Caller

Every radio show has this guy.  It’s like a bad audition gone wild.  He’ll call in and start with a lame ass joke.  Something like: “I don’t know what’s crappier, the Oilers power-play or the turd my dog just dropped on the porch.” Then he’ll say something so ridiculous that the host is speechless because his head just exploded.  Something along the lines of “I think the Oilers should try to trade Horcoff, Grebeshkov and $5 million cash for Ovechkin.” And follow that up with a “The Caps would be stupid not to take that deal”.  When the host regains consciousness he’ll say “That’s a great idea.  While we’re at it, let’s trade Pouliot for Crosby”  At this point the caller’s feelings are hurt and he tries to defend his position.  But because he didn’t really think his comment through, he starts throwing haymakers with the hope of landing something solid.  Stuff like “But Horcoff is hands down the best 5 on 3 penalty killing forward in the world.” and “Grebeshkov is the next Sergei Gonchar.”

Dallas Star Fans

If every time you sing the national anthem, and you have to yell your team’s name extra loud because it’s in the national anthem, then you are a frickin annoying Dallas Stars fan.  If you have to be reminded every time you go to a hockey game that your guns aren’t allowed in the building then you’re a frickin annoying Dallas Stars fan.  And if you live in Texas and think that because your state is big and that you can roll up to little Minnesota, steal their team, then win a Stanley Cup with Oiler killer Modano, and that makes Dallas the hockey capital of the world, then you’d be wrong but you’d still be a frickin annoying Dallas Stars fan.  

—John L

Last day for Drafts!

Today also marks the final day that you can sign up for our NationDrafts online. Go to NationDrafts.com and make sure you're entered. There are some awesome prizes from all of the companies taking part this season. Tell your friends!

Ddf3e2ba09069c465299f3c416e43eae
One of Canada's most versatile sports personalities. Jason hosts The Jason Gregor Show, weekdays from 2 to 6 p.m., on TSN 1260, and he writes a column every Monday in the Edmonton Journal. You can follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/JasonGregor
Avatar
#1 RJM
October 23 2009, 11:30AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

whats the winners post??

Avatar
#2 OvenChicken8 - Team JSBM
October 23 2009, 11:33AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

Wow the night before xmas revamp was just epic.

Avatar
#3 Oil Fever
October 23 2009, 11:34AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

Hey Gregor,

These were quite a read, I actually laughed out loud several times. ie: Quinn and Brownlee remember the Leafs! Thanks!

By the way are you gonna post the pictures of Brownlee in his little scout uniform? LOL

Avatar
#4 willy fisterbotom
October 23 2009, 11:55AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

"twas the night before the season" should have been published in the book why the leafs suck.

what a fantastic take. well done blake

Avatar
#5 Kaiser Wilhelm
October 23 2009, 11:55AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

Brilliant work on "The Night before the Leaf Bonfire" Blane. Pure epic. Why has no-one mentioned Phoenix fans? Then again, I suppose you actually have to have a physical manifestation of a person for them to be annoying, and as far as I can tell, Phoenix phans are purely theoretical.

Avatar
#6 lol
October 23 2009, 12:27PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

Wow, no responses about 'Robbie Schremp' fans? I could imagine there being some good ones about those guys.

Avatar
#7 Scottdids
October 23 2009, 12:32PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

I'm pretty sure the first 3 sentences of the Montreal fan description apply to the Vancouver fan as well, if not more so.

Avatar
#8 tiny tim
October 23 2009, 12:59PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

LOL some of these are pretty funny. "with their hockey hero being Theoren Fleury what would you expect?" A little too early but classic!!

Avatar
#9 The Fish
October 23 2009, 01:05PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

Twas the night before the season was hands down the best.

Avatar
#10 The Fish
October 23 2009, 01:07PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

The last one by "John" won. All of them far exceeded the crap that I could have produced.

Avatar
#11 Kayle77
October 23 2009, 01:09PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

Want to know another type of annoying fan? The Hear speak and see no evil fan! This type of fan cannot take any critism from anyone about his team but has no problem beaking off the rival team and acting like his insults are more valid then the ones thrown at him. "The Oilers are a small and weak team and easy to compete against" "OMGZOR SOME FLAMER FAN JUST SAID WE ARE WEAKZOR, WHAT AN NOOB! THE FLAMES ARE SO GAY AND CANT SCOREE 5 ON 5 WHAT RETARDS!" You cant reason with them.

Another way these fans work is unless they claim the team has played poorly, everyone who says different is stupid.

These idiots cant see past their own banter, and they make you want to two-hand them with a hockey stick.

Avatar
#12 jeanshorts
October 23 2009, 01:09PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props
Scottdids wrote:

I'm pretty sure the first 3 sentences of the Montreal fan description apply to the Vancouver fan as well, if not more so.

And the entire lower bowl of the ACC.

Avatar
#13 Librarian Mike
October 23 2009, 01:36PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

Let's not forget about the "Annoying Daily Imprecise Listener" (ADIL for shore) who evaluates players based solely on whether they play for the Habs.

i.e.: "Sheldon Souray (Habs) - The best defenseman since Doug Harvey (Bobby Orr was overrated).

Sheldon Souray (Oilers) - overpaid and terrible defensively.

Avatar
#14 The Fish
October 23 2009, 01:42PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

@Librarian Mike

Brilliant and true.

Avatar
#15 Bob Cob
October 23 2009, 02:14PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

The worst fans:

1:False "Real Fans" that can cheer for their teams biggest rival in the playoffs when their team didn't make it because they are a Canadian team or have more Canadian players, thats crap. If you are an Oiler fan you can't cheer for the Flames and likewise, thats like cheering for the USA if Team Canada gets eliminated, it does not matter if you are on the same continent, and it does not matter if it is the same province. I cheered for the Lightning in '04 and hope all Flames Fans cheered for the Hurricanes in '06, if you didn't, than I have lost the little respect I had for Flames Fans in the first place.

2:Flames fans: No team is better, if they lose something illegal happened and they cant face reality, the Martin Gelinas call was "No goal", get over it.

3:Canucks fans: Close between them and the Flames, but being an Oiler fan no.2 was easy. Back to the Canucks Fans, "You haven't won anything so shut it!!"

Avatar
#16 Chris.
October 23 2009, 02:30PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

C'mon Gregor... why no ode to the annoying Whaler Fan? We know you're still out there!

Avatar
#17 jmcgeoug
October 23 2009, 02:31PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

The speech balloon sign is crude, but the shockingly racist sign next to it is on a whole different level of stupidity. What kind of moron even thinks to put something like that on a sign let alone actually display it in public.

Avatar
#18 Scottdids
October 23 2009, 02:31PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

The guy with the jersey with his own name on the back (unless they're under 12 years old). I love being sarcastic with these guys.

Me to another friend: There was a #69 (50% of the time it will be #69) named Thompson who played for the Oilers?

Guy in jersey turns around: It's my name.

Me: Did you ever play for the Oilers?

Guy: Well, no.

Me: So why do you have your own name on a jersey?

Guy: Either complete silence or the oh-so-witty "Eff You."

Avatar
#19 GSC
October 23 2009, 02:37PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

I'm annoyed by those who like to point out how everyone else is annoying.

Chances are you're just as annoying, if not more so (and believe me, I know that I'm annoying).

Avatar
#20 Oilersordeath
October 23 2009, 02:47PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

Still in my opinion, Vancouver fans are the worst! EF them all, I'd like to pee in their sprinkler system at GM place then set it off so I could clame I pissed on 18,000 Canuck fans!!

Avatar
#21 Charlie N64
October 23 2009, 03:01PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

http://www.spike.com/blog/top-ten-teams-with/87671?spike=6501

Don't know if this was posted here or not, but check out #5.

Avatar
#22 Charlie N64
October 23 2009, 03:02PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

PS how soon is to soon for comparisons of Hemsky - Penner to Naslund - Bertuzzi?

Last night's game added some sugar to the Koolaid, I'll admit it.

Go Oilers!!!

Avatar
#23 Oilmaniac
October 23 2009, 04:02PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

I was disappointed with the selection of the winner and some of the honourable mentions.

First off Spike did team's fans, whereas many people in this contest came up with types of fans.

Also, the winner's entry I didn't think had the wittiness, humour or mastery of the written word any better than the others.

Knowing Brownlee's and Gregor's sense of humour - still love the show but you guys are not about comedy - I'm not surprised this rather boring entry won. It's still OK, but really? That's the best one you got? Come on. Did your minions Squeaky Brad and Meg just pick the winner out of a hat for you?

Avatar
#24 Reagan
October 23 2009, 04:14PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

Dustin said it best. "What do you say when the Canucks fans say "LOUUU"? Zerrs...

Canucks Fans are the most annoying next to the fans for the last two years that have been raving about trading penner under the ultimate worthless coach in my mind for at least two season Craig MacTavich. Suck it up weiners, this team was ruined after 06'.

Avatar
#25 LBH
October 23 2009, 04:30PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

@Oilmaniac

Agreed with Oilmaniac, I was hoping to read more about the teams and some witty humour.. but then again, Oiler fans are genrally not witty

Avatar
#26 Bob Loblaw
October 23 2009, 05:00PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

I've spent a lot of time at RX1 over the years, and it seems that 90% of the time, the most troublesome people are the 35-year-old rig pig, truck driving guys with lots of money who walk around like they own the place.

"I'm a season ticket holder, I paid my money, so I can do what I want."

Who cares if I'm leaning forward so the 2 rows behind me can't see? What's it to you if I walk to my seat durng the play? Don't you know who I am? I'm THE MAN.

It's fun watching these guys get taken down a notch.

Avatar
#27 KayleW
October 23 2009, 05:22PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

The most annoying fans in the world are the fans who only pick their "favorite team" when said team is doing well. (i.e. the flames fans who cropped up during the 04 run) Alot of my aquaintances who are now "diehard flames fans" had never watched a flames game with any interest until the 04 run!

My winner has to be the "Night before the Season"!

Avatar
#28 Oil Kings 'n' Pretty Things
October 23 2009, 09:19PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

I should have written something about the Bring Back the Jets fan. Lord knows there's more than a few of them at every Manitoba Moose game.

Avatar
#29 kpicks
October 23 2009, 09:32PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

Calgary Sucks ass! all garbage goals. probably 32 of their 36 anyways.

Avatar
#30 Hoss
October 23 2009, 10:01PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

@willy fisterbotom

Agreed, I want to copy this and email it to everyone!

Avatar
#31 Homie
October 24 2009, 02:09AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

Most annoying fan?

For me it is the "we" fan. As in "we" played really well tonight and "we" are going to make the playoffs. You are not part of the team unless you are paid by the Oilers to be there.

Another annoying one is "I'm the Oilers biggest fan but can't name two players from any other team" guy. You know the one. When you talk hockey he struggles to remember the name of Rick Nash or the Sedins. He usually refers to them as the Sundins. Typically the same guy who says he loves all kinds of music, but what he really means is classic rock and country.

My favourite fan is obscure vintage jersey guy. Any time I see someone wearing a Brian Glynn, Curt Brackenbury or, god help us, Gordie Mark jersey, it brings a smile to my face.

Avatar
#32 Robin Brownlee
October 24 2009, 07:35AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props
Oilmaniac wrote:

I was disappointed with the selection of the winner and some of the honourable mentions.

First off Spike did team's fans, whereas many people in this contest came up with types of fans.

Also, the winner's entry I didn't think had the wittiness, humour or mastery of the written word any better than the others.

Knowing Brownlee's and Gregor's sense of humour - still love the show but you guys are not about comedy - I'm not surprised this rather boring entry won. It's still OK, but really? That's the best one you got? Come on. Did your minions Squeaky Brad and Meg just pick the winner out of a hat for you?

If you're going to whine, which is what you're doing, let me cut through the BS and tell it straight:

I didn't see anything from anybody that leads me to believe they should leave their day job to become a writer.

Avatar
#33 DonovanMD
October 24 2009, 08:03AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

If you have to be reminded every time you go to a hockey game that your guns aren’t allowed in the building then you’re a frickin annoying Dallas Stars fan.

--

LMFAO DING DING DING

WINNER!

Avatar
#34 Oil Kings 'n' Pretty Things
October 24 2009, 09:13AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

G D, B!

Avatar
#35 OilW30
October 24 2009, 09:40AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

In response to the first one, I suppose he's referring to a Saturday night, since he's talking about HNIC, but people often wear suits to weekday games because they go straight from work.

Avatar
#36 Chris.
October 24 2009, 10:26AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

I hate the B.O. fan... just cause you cheer for Calgary doesn't mean you should skip your weekly shower before arriving at Rexall. And another thing, just because you plan on ordering a beer as soon as you arrive: that doesn't mean you're not obligated to brush your teeth! I'm tired of riding the LRT with those of you on a "hygene holiday".

Avatar
#37 Oilmaniac
October 24 2009, 10:49AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props
Robin Brownlee wrote:

If you're going to whine, which is what you're doing, let me cut through the BS and tell it straight:

I didn't see anything from anybody that leads me to believe they should leave their day job to become a writer.

Why would anyone want to leave their day job making decent money and normal hours to become a writer?

Secondly, you take things way too personally. I would have just ignored my comment if I was confident in whom I picked.

Until next time...

Avatar
#39 Robin Brownlee
October 24 2009, 01:23PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props
Oilmaniac wrote:

Why would anyone want to leave their day job making decent money and normal hours to become a writer?

Secondly, you take things way too personally. I would have just ignored my comment if I was confident in whom I picked.

Until next time...

I didn't take it personally at all, but you knew that, right champ?. Just looking for a beef? Bored?

Maybe try collecting bottles as a sideline to keep you busy. I do that to supplement my income.

Avatar
#40 rheumatoid arthritis
October 24 2009, 04:28PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

I thoroughly enjoyed Vance in LA's piece. Short, sweet and poignant. I agree, Canuck Fan is a pathetic species. Bravo! Vance, Bravo!

Comments are closed for this article.