The FlamesNation is Born

Wanye
February 01 2009 09:13AM

welcome

You may be asking yourself a few questions right now.

1) What the hell am I looking at here? What is this FlamesNation? 2) What is an Oilers fan doing talking to me on this FlamesNation? 3) Is Brad Pitt ever going to come out with a line of cologne? 4) If he does will it be called “Street Justice?”

These are all fair and valid comments, Flames fans. Before you load the shotgun reserved for Oiler folk please hear us out.

About 14 months ago we started this website called OilersNation.com basically on a dare from our buddies. We didn’t know anything about “the internet” or how to “make a website” or barely how to “read and write.” What we really wanted was a site we could go to and scream and yell about hockey to our hearts content, read some funny articles and get secret insider stuff from real journalists with access to the team.

It has worked out quite well. We aren’t the biggest website in the world but we do have a kick ass place to come talk shop, read some new writers and some old familiar ones as well. We break the odd story here and there courtesy of our MSM writers who actually “know stuff.” Overall the site has become a great place to bullshit and waste time while pretending to work.

But one thing is missing

While we sit around up there on the OilersNation talking merrily away we ask ourselves -- where the hell are fans of other teams? When the Oilers beat a team -- say the Flames -- we want to go somewhere and explain to you Flames fans in gory detail how bad you suck. We want to break it down frame by frame. When the Oilers get shelled 10-2 blinding half of the crowd in Rexall Place in the process we still want to go tell Sabres fans that their team is 11 shades of suck. That’s just how we roll. Really what we want to do is be able to rain holy thunder upon the fans of the other 29 inferior hockey squadrons. Where do you Flames fans go to yell at the 11 remaining Phoenix Coyotes fans?

Nowhere. That’s where.

That’s what the FlamesNation is meant to be. A place to have a few laughs, some good reads and a place to rep your team and wittily battle other fans with some rules of engagement.

It’s go time

We have three excellent writers ready to go on here and you will hear from them all in the next few days. Some you may already know -- some you may not. As the site gets its feet underneath it and traffic picks up we will be adding more writers to the site that will bring access and “real journalism” up in this piece for you to shred.

Clearly a guy named “Wanye Gretz” isn’t someone who is going to come on here and tell you how grand the play of Craig Conroy has been of late -- or whatever it is that you Flames fans enjoy. We couldn’t bring ourselves to write it and you would read it for about 11 seconds before you decided we were the biggest lying piece of crap on the internet. No, we have actual interesting pro-Flames to talk shop with you and we hope that you will share your opinions too. Is Keenan a bum? Has Big Bert lived up to expectations? Is your 'tender still everything and a bag of chips or has the constant stream of Players Light dulled his razor sharp skillery?

We know that it’s all bottled up in you looking for a place to shoot out.

1) That’s what she said 2) Welcome to the place to talk about it.

Occasionally we will check in and tell you a funny story about a cat wearing a sweater or the time we traded guns for hostages in Iran. We will also keep the stupid comments that will annoy us all to a minimum if we can help with moderation. FlamesNation and OilersNation isn’t about choosing one team over the other or yelling “Edmonton Sucks” a million comments a day. We are about a no spin zone of what is actually happening with your team -- not the watered down version of events you are all too often asked to accept as the truth. We are about giving new sports writers a voice and we are about building a community of hockey fans where they can speak freely. We are also about underground Tijuana knife fights and poisoning the rebel commander for his treacherous crimes.

So there you have it. We hope you like the site.

Sexily yours,

Wanye Gretz wanyegretz@gmail.com

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#1 Dana @ AgileStyle
February 01 2009, 09:26AM
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First comment in an historic post.

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#2 Iginla12
February 01 2009, 12:48PM
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GET OUTTA HERE COILERS FANS. This is ours now.

Does OilersNation close in April when the Oilers miss the playoffs this year?

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#3 Kent Wilson
February 01 2009, 02:34PM
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or whatever it is that you Flames fans enjoy.

It's called "winning". I know, I know...it's a foreign concept for Oilers fans these days.

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#4 Drago
February 01 2009, 09:40AM
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CALGARY SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#5 freeze
February 01 2009, 09:53AM
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Drago wrote:

CALGARY SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#6 Smokin' Ray
February 01 2009, 10:03AM
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Can I third that?

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#7 The Towel Boy
February 01 2009, 10:51AM
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Who saw this coming?!?

(that felt weird)

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#8 CGY1
February 01 2009, 12:58PM
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Iginla12 wrote:

GET OUTTA HERE COILERS FANS. This is ours now. Does OilersNation close in April when the Oilers miss the playoffs this year?

Ha ha ha. Hey this quote thing is cool.

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#9 Monster3
February 01 2009, 01:05PM
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@ CGY1: Oh boy I have a new home

PS "Wanye Gretz" get out of my city

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#10 jeanshorts
February 01 2009, 02:18PM
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Wow, it's like some kind of weird, inbred alternate universe. I can't wait for everybody's hot cousins to get here!

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#11 Wanye Gretz
February 01 2009, 02:45PM
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Kent Wilson wrote:

or whatever it is that you Flames fans enjoy. It’s called “winning”. I know, I know…it’s a foreign concept for Oilers fans these days.

And so it begins.

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#12 TLP
February 01 2009, 02:59PM
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Haha. Punked out.

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#13 Fortboy
February 01 2009, 05:49PM
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What did one Flames fan say to the other when sitting at the bar?

Can I push your stool in?

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#14 Subversive
February 01 2009, 06:26PM
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Fortboy wrote:

What did one Flames fan say to the other when sitting at the bar? Can I push your stool in?

What did Hemsky say to Smid on April 13th, 2009?

Hard to say for sure, since it was in Czech, but it was probably "Nice drive", or some other golf related phrase.

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#15 Fortboy
February 01 2009, 06:28PM
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Subversive wrote:

What did Hemsky say to Smid on April 13th, 2009?

I wonder when Bertuzzi's next court day is?

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#16 walkinvisible
February 01 2009, 07:47PM
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....interesting.

i didn't know oilers fans could read OR write !!!

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#17 Travis Dakin
February 01 2009, 08:19PM
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Subversive wrote:

What did Hemsky say to Smid on April 13th, 2009? Hard to say for sure, since it was in Czech, but it was probably “Nice drive”, or some other golf related phrase.

Is this the kind of crap comeback we have to look forward to from Flamer fans? Weak dude.... Absolutely weak.

Hey, it's ok.... I know, You're rubber and I am glue... Brutal.

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#18 The Towel Boy
February 01 2009, 08:19PM
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walkinvisible wrote:

….interesting. i didn’t know oilers fans could read OR write !!!

You're no match for my comeback skills.

*googles internet for "comeback to didn't know you could read or write"*

...you suck.

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#19 Greg MC
February 01 2009, 09:09PM
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Wanye you traitor! Calgary fans, your team is clearly superior at this time, but I don't like you, ever. Yee Haw!!!

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#20 rafofinha19
February 01 2009, 10:08PM
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I'm excited that this site is going up. I don't really hate the Oilers because I live in Quebec but I love the Flames and a new site is great news!! - rafofinha19

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#21 Not a Flamer
February 01 2009, 10:15PM
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It takes an Oiler fan to start a Flames blog?

weak, Flames fans...weak

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#22 Smokin' Ray
February 01 2009, 10:50PM
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*knocks on door and runs away*

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#23 The C of Red
February 01 2009, 11:36PM
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Lord Stanley coming this Spring 2009

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#24 Joey Moss
February 01 2009, 11:44PM
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I didn't know people from Calgary knew how to use the internet.

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#25 freshytalls
February 02 2009, 01:45AM
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Oh you silly Oilers fans! Get off of the Jack Layton-provided computers in your housing projects. The welfare line is calling!

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#26 oilers_suck
February 02 2009, 01:50AM
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Oilers Nation, great moment a couple weeks ago, retiring the great Glen Anderson's number. How did you all celebrate? Perhaps by (edited by Wanye Gretz who laughed aloud when he read it)

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#27 Deep Oil
February 02 2009, 07:38AM
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Here is the youtube version of GOLA since big brother Allan Watt had the NHL call Rogers and threaten legal action for using A Rod's voice....... in the mashup..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYN1nQXfnc4

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#28 Deep Oil
February 02 2009, 07:39AM
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The C of Red wrote:

Lord Stanley coming this Spring 2009

Yes - I am planning to go to San Jose as well.

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#29 I Am The Law
February 02 2009, 08:57AM
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Smokin' Ray wrote:

*knocks on door and runs away*

*Throws flaming bag of dog poop on porch, rings doorbell, and runs away giggling like a schoolgirl*

Seriously, though, while an Oilers fan, I can respect the the Flames and their fans. You guys know your hockey, and at least have a Cup.

Now, if this was CanucksNation, or Sedin-a-Thon, or "I like Luongo's balls, yumyum" or whatever those people in Vancouver would have as a website, then I would have a problem.

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#30 Deep Oil
February 02 2009, 11:03AM
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oilers_suck wrote:

Oilers Nation, great moment a couple weeks ago, retiring the great Glen Anderson’s number. How did you all celebrate? Perhaps by (edited by Wanye Gretz who laughed aloud when he read it)

Glenn is straight now - no pooling.

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#31 FlamesFanInETown
February 02 2009, 02:37PM
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So are we going to see a "Game Day Thread"?

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#32 Greg MC
February 02 2009, 05:50PM
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Deep Oil wrote:

oilers_suck wrote: Oilers Nation, great moment a couple weeks ago, retiring the great Glen Anderson’s number. How did you all celebrate? Perhaps by (edited by Wanye Gretz who laughed aloud when he read it) Glenn is straight now - no pooling.

Glenn likes to make love in uncomfortable places... like the back of a Volkswagen

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#33 kammaui
February 03 2009, 10:23AM
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my mom can't read or write so I guess I can write whatever I want

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