Rosie DiManno's Load of Nonsense
The other day, Rosie DiManno wrote this article for The Toronto Star. She argues that Edmonton is not Canada's team and will never be Canada's team. She writes, "the Oilers are, have always been, will always be, a near-exclusive Edmonton phenomenon."
I'm a life-long Torontonian and proud Canadian with no ties to Alberta whatsoever. As a life-long Torontonian, I bleed blue and white and cheer for the Leafs, Blue Jays, Raptors and Argos. When the Leafs are eliminated, and its happened every spring of my life, I don't naturally adopt the remaining Canadian franchises as mine. I've never cheered one second for the Habs or Sens. I wanted the Lightning to beat the Flames in 2004 because I wanted Dave Andreychuk to win and I rarely root for the Canucks. Having said all that, for the remainder of this year's Stanley Cup playoffs, the Oilers are my team.
Are you Canadian? Watch this. Ready to jump on the Oilers bandwagon with me? I thought so. Hell, if you're American you should click that link as well. There's plenty of room on board.
I've got chills. Damn that's awesome. DiManno is wrong. The Oilers are indeed Canada's team.
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