Friday, November 2, 2007

Fight the real enemy


The new Oilers uniforms. I don't like them. You don't like them. MacT doesn't like them. The team's captain doesn't like them. And now it turns out that the team's owner doesn't even like them.

So the question is, if no one likes them, who is responsible for these shameful apron-stringed pajamas? According to a Terry Jones article, it's Patrick LaForge, team CEO and President, the same snake oil salesman that's laid out some real nose-stretchers about the team's finances and the Oilers "dire" need for a new arena, not to mention the ever-classy disparaging of Ryan Smyth after he left town.

"It was meant to be a sort of a Baltimore Ravens look," LaForge said of the new design, which was really meant to make fans forget how truly terrible the team was last year. Never mind a nice little thing called "tradition," or the fact that the no one was ever clamouring for a redesign of the old Oilers jersey, which happened to be the silks of the Western Conference Champions only two seasons ago.

Anyway, I imagine the new jerseys must not be selling as well as they hoped, as even LaForge has kept the door open for reverting back to the old striped glories, perhaps by 2009.

Best news I've heard all week.

UPDATE: LittleFury has a delightful piece of PhotoShop work that simply needs to be in this post. Man, I love the modern age.

21 comments:

mike from ottawa said...

"We wanted change. A lot of things motivated us to look at change. We have a new locker room. A new team. We saw it as rejuvenation. A breath of fresh air," said the guy whose organization includes such "breaths of fresh air" as Craig MacTavish, Kevin Lowe, Charlie Huddy, and until recently, Craig Simpson.

Seriously, if we're going to live off of past glories from the 80's anyway, can't we have the uniforms do as much too?

Rock Deputy said...

Seriously, if we're going to live off of past glories from the 80's anyway, can't we have the uniforms do as much too?

Or how about we keep the new uniforms and get a new GM and coaching staff?

Hell... I'd even buy a jersey!

Andy Grabia said...
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Andy Grabia said...

Baltimore Ravens looks? Those jerseys look nothing like the Ravens uniforms. I have a Baltimore Ravens jersey, and let me tell you, it looks NOTHING like an Oilers jersey. Oh, well, they both have numbers and names on them. And colours. Awesome.

dstaples said...

Covered in Oil:
I'm David Staples, a reporter with the Edmonton Journal, and I'm working on a story on the Oilogosphere. I'd like to interview you about your blog (sorry for contacting you in "comments," but I saw no way to email you on this page.).
Please give me a call at 780 498 5829, or contact me at dstaples@thejournal.canwest.com.
Cheers
David.

Chris! said...

I knew we should have added a few eye-catching spinning GIFs to the "Contact Us" section of the sidebar...

Andy Grabia said...

It is ridiculously far down the roll. Mike totally bumped it down so everyone would to stare at that frozen YouTube image of him.

mike w said...

For the record, I never put that up on the blog.

Besides, aren't "contact us" fields traditionally at the bottom of web pages anyway?

LittleFury said...

I got a lil' something that will work a lot better with the title of this post.

mike w said...

LittleFury that is a beautiful piece of work.

This deserves special status in the Hockey Blog PhotoShop Hall of Fame!

Randy in the Med Hizzo said...

Perhaps there'll be a Covered In Oil graphic novel coming to a D-Section front near you.
Also... everyone be sure to add David Staples's phone number to you rolodex.

Chris O said...

Seriously? 2:56 in? Matty Roy, we never knew you.

Lord Bob said...

Bring on the Hot Doorknob!

David S said...

Guess you guys need to find a simpler, more straightforward term for "contact us".

Andy Grabia said...

Doesn't it just say, "Contact Us"?

Anonymous said...

Did anyone see last night's game against the Predators?

How about MacTavish's comments after the game?

I hope they go 0-4 on this road trip.

Anything to get rid of this dolt

MikeP said...

mike w, yeah sure, but it's not at the bottom. It's buried in amongst five thousand other things on the side. Not that your blog is any worse than others for layout and general "finding things" but yeah, it is a bit difficult to pick out. Top, bottom, or set it off somehow, but do something if you really want to be contacted - otherwise it's just noise.

My own weblog is no better, but just cos I'm a hypocrite doesn't mean I'm wrong, either.

Pleasure Motors said...

The spammers don't seem to have any trouble finding it.

Dennis said...

Nothing Compares...to Laforge.

Seriously, it's hard to stand out as a super douche when Lowe's running the show but, godddammit, good ole' Patrick knows how to do it!

Anonymous said...

hunter1909 - What's actually great about the current situation(totally injury prone team, getting bitch slapped cuz they're wimps, MacT being the worst coach imaginable for a young team, no one realising that it's the rotten organisational culture keeping UFA's away NOT the city, too stupid to have a fill in captain for Moreau)...

Now that the morons are right up to the cap, 49 or 50 players signed, no one to draft in rounds 1,2,and 3(ok the quacks pick LOL)...

These twats have literally run out of time, and places to hide.

They've been so long treating the great Oiler fans like dirt, they simply don't know how to behave any other way.

And from this fiasco, which incidentally looks more like the 1973 Pittsburgh Penguins expansion team than any kind of former dynasty(Leafs excluded), these bums
just won't be able to stick around past this season. No fucking way!

PS: A long time "fire MacTavish" proponent, even I was prepared to cut the tramp some slack last year. But enough is enough!

Lowe? I'd personally have fired his ass last year, the second he whined to the press about not being sure if he was going to remain the GM.

Now I could go on...lol

David S said...

Is Reggie back from holidays?