Saturday, October 18, 2008

Covered In Oil Blogger Booted from Game! (Now with Updates)

As a Fan, I guess I bleed Corporation?

Check for the update below...


By now, most of you who happen by the OILBLOBOSPHERE! know about THIS.

I've already made my comments at Dave Staples' blog and on CiO so I won't repeat myself, but I will say that I hope Oilogosphere writers whom I respect and visit daily don't cheap out and keep silent on the issue to cover their own asses in hopes of getting their own Golden Press Ticket in the future. There's something to be said for looking out for Number One while silently scooting the remains of your colleague under the bus. What's said is: coward.

To the Edmonton Oilers Organization: stupid stupid stupid.

This story is spreading like wildfire.


As an aside, I made the mistake of checking out reaction at HFBoards. Can someone please tell me how the myth and meme that "bloggers" want to be "journalists" got started? What a joke.

I hear this repeated on radio, see it on TV and and I can't grasp how someone who might glance over a site like mine would ever think I'm a frustrated writer who's trying to make the grade. Jebus! I'm just an average fan with rudimentary computer skills.

Guys like Grabia, DMFB, know, actual writers who already get paid for it? These guys aren't blogging for their writing careers, they're doing for the fun.

And this past event is leaving a sour taste in everyone's mouth.

Anyway, to all you idiots out there: the majority of fan blogs out there are for one purpose alone: having fun and expressing an opinion you can't find in MSM. Please clue in.


Check this out, it's worth the few minutes. Bob Costas talks about bloggers and the internet. Bluster galore.

Segment 1:

Segment 2:


Deodand said...

"Sour taste" is right. I shake my head at the Oilers' management.

And I thought bloggers were all supposed to be trying to get a book deal? Gee, I've been doing that badly too.

raventalon40 said...

Most people who are primarily readers and not posters don't understand the dedication Oilers' have to the team and to the city. They take the time out of their busy lives to do this for fun.

The Edmonton Oilers have a right to protect their franchise but this time like many other times they crossed the line and offended the people who spread the Oilers' love and cheer - the blogosphere. And they have their crosshairs on the wrong group - the fans.

grease trap said...

Deodand, tell me when you publish, I'll buy!

raventalon40, nail-head-hit-you

'nuff said