Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Losing my religion

"At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid." -Freidrich Nietzsche

At other times, though, one loses all faith in a cause because his friends do not cease to be morons.

My overriding allegiance to the Oilers generally allows me to ignore the remarkably high level of retardation that its fans--who, to be fair, are only behaving as sports fans should--exhibit on a day-to-day basis. This, though, in inexecusable:

"April 25th, 2006, Edmonton: At 5:00am this morning, 97.3 K-ROCK has changed its name to 97.3 OILERS.

K-ROCK listeners will wake up to a new station this morning, Edmonton’s Classic ROCK 97.3 OILERS, featuring a new station logo, hockey content, classic hockey songs and the best classic rock songs in the planet.

“We want to show our listeners and Edmonton, the City Of Champions, how passionate we are about our hockey team”, says Rob Mise Operations Manager, 97.3 OILERS!

To celebrate our new name, please join 97.3 OILERS at the Game tonight for the official Tailgate Party taking place in the parking lot right across from Rexall Place off Wayne Gretzky Drive. We’re cooking up some “Red” Wings and serving up some Alberta Beef Burgers. PLUS stop by and join the Red Wings precession followed by a wake for the late Red Wings.

Listeners can listen LIVE on 97.3 FM on the dial or online at www.973oilers.com (Go to the website for a terrible, terrible Oilers playoff song)

It's worth pointing out that it doesn't appear as though this is actually a permanent change, but regardless, it's not something I want my name associated with. Is it too late to start cheering for the Wings? Or, at the very least, can we form some sort of special police comission to go around quietly killing people for ideas like this? I consider it a mark against who I am as a person to cheer for the same team as these people, and the people who support them.

Also, Chris, nice beard.


Dan-O-Mite said...
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Dan-O-Mite said...

Although this is quite clearly the most retarded thing to come out of 97.3 K-Rock (sorry, 97.3 Oilers), having read their press releases all year I can tell you it certainly wasn't the only retarded thing they did. In fact, I would go as far as to say that 97.3 Oilers is some sort of retarded think-tank designed to spread retarded into the world.

sacamano said...

As long as they still play 'Hotel California', 'Bohemian Rhapsody', 'You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet','Tiny Dancer' and anything by CCR every 90 minutes, I don't care what they call themselves.

Sean said...

This is clearly a pathetic case of K-Rock trying to take advantage of the super-popularity of the Edmonton Oilers and the free publicity that will go along with this playoff drive. I'm frankly suprised the Oilers would allow K-Rock to use their trademarks...but hey, I'm no marketing major.

Paul O-the O stands for Sports said...

I wonder if 630 CHED can change their name to 630 Oilers. then there can be intra-city radio rivalry.

Heather said...

This has nothing to do with the retardedness of K-97 (thanks captain obvious) but did anybody notice the music at the Habs game last night? If there was a hooking penalty the "dj" played "hooked on a feeling"...and other apt songs depending on the ref's call.

Is this something other people notice? Why is this talent not available at our home games?

James Mirtle said...

As long as they still play 'Hotel California', 'Bohemian Rhapsody', 'You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet','Tiny Dancer' and anything by CCR every 90 minutes, I don't care what they call themselves.

Are you describing the greatest radio station of all time?

I think you just might be.