Joey Moss and 17,000 Edmontonians belt out the anthem...
Mr. Lariou givin up the mic for the fans totally cool, 17,000 fans serenading the OILERS with our anthem wicked cool, seeing Joey Moss belt out the anthem like that heart warmingly cool, OILERS giving it all, all the way to the cup priceless cool. Peace GO OILERS GO
If you guys are gonna [rightly] slam Cole and Cherry, then you have to admit that Paul Lorieu should stick to the optometry biz down university way and give up the amateur opera singing. His tuneless rendering of the anthem makes it sound like someone's booing EVERY CANADIAN SOLDIER IN AFGHANISTAN.Hyperbole!
Up until the moment he held up the mic, I was calling for Paul Lorieu's retirement, too. But that gesture was honestly moving and should be repeated, and I hate both patriotism AND old people!OK, not old people - especially not Joey Moss.
Let's be honest for a second. Lorieau held up the mic to the fans because he was tired of being drowned out everytime he tried to sing.
Doesn't the anthem singer in Vancouver do that every time he sings O Canada? Or was it just during the '04 playoffs?
I thought it was cool of the anthem guy in Vancouver, and it was cool in Edmonton too. But I've never understood why we keep bringing back Lorieau... he's TERRIBLE, and always has been. Now Lyndon Slewidge in Ottawa, that's an anthem singer. Oh, and Joey Moss continues to rock... :)
Who would've expected to read THIS in the paper 2 months ago... HELL who EVER expected to read this in the paper:"No Canadian team has won the Stanley Cup since 1993, and many Canadians are pinning their hopes on the Oilers, who took five Stanley Cup titles between 1984 and 1990."The time has come boys and girls. We are in heaven.
Are you kidding? Paul Lorieau has tought every kid growing up in Edmonton for the past 25 years how to sing the anthem, both with pride, and slightly off-tempo.Where's the respect?
>Paul Lorieau has tought every kid growing up in Edmonton for the past 25 years how to sing the anthem, both with pride, and slightly off-tempo.Indeed. Are we looking for pitch-perfect singing or an anthem singer with character? He's been around a long time, going back to the days when I regularly pooped my pants.
He's been around a long time, going back to the days when I regularly pooped my pants.I think he was even around before 1998, Mike.
And the rockets red-a-glare!!!!
I think he was even around before 1998, Mike.Zing!
Hey, I'm all for character... just make it good character. :) I've been an Oiler fan since Day 1, and while there have been a ton of great memories, he isn't one of them. :)
While we're at it let's scrub the Oil Derrick. Well, at least it's not as gay-wad as "Where the streets have no name" setting the stage.
Paul is a classic anthem singer and should be given more credit. Sure he's old and can't do it forever, but he's been there since day 1 and deserves praise just like Rod Philips.As an Edmontonian and Oilers fan since I was 5(first cup win in 84) when those guys sing and commentate it makes me feel like we're still in the good ol' glory days when the Oil could score at will and cup runs were so regular that we as fans took them for granted. The old Oilers spirit lives through Paul & Rod. A cup this year would be a perfect opportunity for them to both call it quits and I think that could happen.GOILERS!!!
Lyndon Slewidge in Ottawa, that's an anthem singer.Hey, if you can find a video of Lyndon singing the Russian anthem from a few years ago, I'd be greatly endebted.
hey now, how bout those canes? people not aware of joey moss who watched the anthems said (what's up with home boys singin?)clement did a piece on moss .they never said what makes him so special. i guess they didn't want to offend.canes in 5.
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