Coldplay and the 2009 Entry Draft

Wanye
June 19 2009 10:50AM

Coldplay

So last night your ol pal Wanye crushed a couple hundred Bud Lights and went to the Coldplay concert at RX1. Had we known that we were in the midst of one of the biggest events in the history of the OilersNation we would have been thinking deeper thoughts than “Is it wrong to attend Coldplay with another dude cause his girlfriend cancelled at the last minute? Because he is paying for us to attend is this considered a date?”

Answer: No.

1. Coldplay is awesome. They played something like 25 songs and blew the doors off the place. 2. Attendance: 16,000. Number of super-done-up-emotionally-revved-up ladies attending said Coldplay concert: 15,998. If we could have given every lady in the building our phone number we would have. It was just that good and all the ladies were "SO INTO CHRIS MARTIN OMG OMG OMG"

The call that started it all

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On the way to the concert we got a phone call from none other than our old pal bingofuel. The conversation -remembering we were greased - went something along these lines:

WG: Hello? Bingofuel: Wanye, it’s me.

WG: Mom? Bingofuel: No you idiot. It’s bingofuel.

WG: Wha? Who calls themselves bingofuel? Thash not even a real name and yo- Bingofuel: Listen you idiot. For the purposes of paraphrasing a conversation to stress a point on OilersNation this is how the conversation went.

WG: Proceed caller. You have our full attention. Bingofuel: You know how Brownlee wrote that article about the death of newspapers and no draft attending and junk?

WG: Yeah, and how all the comments were suggesting we make donations to send him? Bingofuel: Yeah. I totally think we should do it. It’s total BS that the newspapers can’t send anyone to the draft. Think of the coverage will be missed! When the Oilers overrule central scouting and draft a smallish perimeter forward inappropriately high in the first round – someone needs to be there!

WG: You make a very strong case bingofuel. Now remember that I am drunk as a skunk – can you figure out how to take paypal donations etc? Bingofuel: As is always the case Wanye you are drunk and I'll take care of everything.

At this point in the evening we got super greased listening to the dulcet tones of Coldplay.

*musical interlude*

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At about 9:30 PM our mobile communication device began to blow up multiple phone calls from Robin Brownlee. There was no chance we were missing a second of our show to have him yell at us so we just kept on crushing beers and enjoying our night.

Then this came in:

------Original Message------ From: Robin Brownlee To: wanyegretz@gmail.com Subject: Re: Draft Sent: Jun 18, 2009 10:20 PM

MEN!!!!!!!!!

A big GIANT WHOA!!!!

I didn't write this to go to the draft. No chance I can do it. The last part was a JOKE!

My wife is away and my son has pneumonia (not kidding). For crying out loud don't take any money from people for this!! As much as it would be riot to ride this unexpected support right to Montreal, it isn't happening.

If you want to do this, then we can plan for next year. Fuck! You people are insane.

Firstly we love making Robin Brownlee’s blood pressure rise. The fact that he wrote an article lamenting the fact that newspapers are in decline and can’t send people to the draft is sad. The fact the OilersNation interpreted this to mean we should all pitch in and collect donations to send him to the draft without his consent is hilarious. The fact Brownlee called us a hojillion times to have this removed from the site but we were drunk at a concert speaks to how we like to get down here at the OilersNation.

This is about two things

Robin Brownlee – who is re-rocketing up the charts of media popularity in this city. If there is one guy we would want to see at the draft it is him. It is sad that he can't go and we sincerely hope his son is feeling better soon.

Media coverage - someone needs to attend this thing on behalf of Oilers fans! When the Oilers draft an unheralded Bolivian goalie in the 9th round we want to know his fondest memories  of minor hockey. We need this level of coverage.

So even though Robin is unable to attend we still think someone should go to the draft. We don’t want anyone who has already donated to feel cheated. If anyone has donated to send Robin Brownlee that doesn’t want that money used to send anyone else instead – email us at wanyegretz@gmail.com and we will refund your money in a heartbeat.

A new proposal

Seeing as Brownlee cannot attend we say we send Gregor instead. We just got off the phone with him and he too was basically flabbergasted that this was going down. “But I have a big draft show I am doing” he started to say but we immediately countered with “Would you rather have a draft show or BE at the draft?"

That shut him up but good. If we can put together the funds for Gregor to attend the draft in Brownlee's place, he has assured us a level of coverage not seen in these parts in a long time. Interviews, in depth pieces, photographs of sexy ladies he passes in the street. Yes, this will be a low budget draft extravaganza at its finest. And if we have more money than the $2,000 its going to take to send our man there we will donate it to the Stollery Children’s hospital on behalf of Robin and his son Sam.

And we are going to keep the ball rolling by pledging a donation of $500 of our own hard earned bottle money for Gregor to go in Brownlee’s place to the draft.

We didn't think we would ever write those words on here.

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#251 Jonathan Willis
June 20 2009, 06:30AM
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DrPow wrote:

I would love to read Willis’ take on this subject, and any trends or stats that would go with it.

I haven't done one, but I'm pretty much 100% in agreement with Kent's (of FlamesNation and elsewhere) excellent take on the subject found here.

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#252 Colin
June 20 2009, 07:26AM
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This is going to keep going til Firday right(to maximize the donation)? On that tack it's probably best to keep the "status" of the monies raised quiet except among administrators and Gregor.

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#253 BUCK75
June 20 2009, 08:04AM
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West Coast Oil wrote:

Tencer kind of rubbed me the wrong way with his snide comments but I do appreciate when he takes part in the discussions as his point of view is usually well thought out (just not this time).

Agreed.

@ Dan Tencer

For the record I don't make it a habit of Twitter Stalking. If you hadn't posted the comment when I was looking at my feed on Twirl, I probably wouldn't have even known. It was relevant to a conversation that was being held on this site, as well as one he was participating in. If you had written "send a blogger to montreal & contribute to the Stollery" you would have been a hero. Instead you wanted to go a different direction.

That said, I am willing to wipe the slate clean.

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#254 BUCK75
June 20 2009, 08:08AM
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Oh yeah - found this on Twitter this morning. Those of you wanting Morley scott to do a show on 1260, he is now working as Play by Play for the Vancouver Giants. Best of luck Morley.

http://vyous.com/sports/nhl/oilers/2009/06/20/great-scott-moving-into-vancouver-giants-broadcast-booth---vancouver-sun

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#255 The Pestival
June 20 2009, 08:29AM
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This whole thing is so goddam funny!

*falls on knees and tearfully thanks jebus for ON*

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#256 Gov't of Canada Radio Commercial
June 20 2009, 08:53AM
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Dun Dun..Dun Dun..Dun Dun..

ATTENTION ALL CANADIANS

You are now required to listen to the TEAM1260 on Draft Day. For your protection, the Nation has risen to the challenge to provide you with the best Oilers news on the radio.

Dun Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

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#257 RossCreek
June 20 2009, 09:25AM
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Holy fack, a guy takes a break for a few days and all of the sudden the world has changed. Great stuff. Unbelievable. I just read 255 comments from my cel phone and the range of emotions was incredible. Humor, drama, action, fight scenes, soft core porn (thanks for that boob shot Wanye)... The Nation has it all. Can't seem to donate off my cel, so i'm hoping this stays open/active for a few more days so I can get to my computer. After talking with a buddy yesterday, i found out that his soon to be child has some complications and will likely need to spend some time at the Stollery. Tuff as nails as he sounded, I'd be a complete wreck if put into that situation. Robin/Sam - BEST WISHES. Gregor - thanks and have fun (maybe an interview from the Flames 1st rounder, Carter Ashton?, ya rite eh). Tencer - perhaps we all got off on the wrong foot. Welcome to The Nation Daniel san, my name is RossCreek. Bingofuel - nice work! Wanye - you're one crazy mofo.

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#258 Hemmertime
June 20 2009, 10:54AM
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Every great story needs a great villain, thank you Dan.

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#259 RobInALab
June 20 2009, 11:17AM
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I was at the Stollery with my son before he was even born, and never felt as helpless in my life as I did at that moment. That place is a godsend, with its kind, professional and expert staff. Lucky for me and my family things turned out as good as they could have.

While in the waiting room, I was in the presence of two couples who had teenage kids either in residents or in town for a checkup. They were conversing about the trials and daily routine brought about by their children's illness. The problems their children faced were severe, and had been going on for a very long time yet there was a sense of calm and normalcy being expressed with a common theme... that the Stollery was the key.

This blog and what it has triggered is awesome. You guys & gals rock!

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#260 cambosmash
June 22 2009, 01:43PM
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Where's everyone's favorite beast of a fighter, George, call home in the summer? I don't think he's in Edmonton this year but I could be wrong. Could Gregor hook up with him in Montreal? His sportsnet blog (as short as it was) was pretty sweet. Are there any loopholes that would let him post here?

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#261 Journey to the Fin Du Monde - OilersNation.com
June 22 2009, 03:10PM
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[...] But when long-time OilersNation commenter humantorch (currently livin’ large in Holland) suggested he’d pitch in a few bucks to send Brownlee to cover the Draft, well… For those of you just joining us, this should get you up to speed. [...]

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#262 Bonsey
July 03 2009, 11:29AM
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Dear Wanye (son of my favorite rapper in from the dirty south)

Where do you write you material. You may or may not have had a normal childhood if you are able to come up with ideas such as this. I think you should check youself into the looney bin here to save the innocent children on the street who may be exposed to such powerful thinking.

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