So not only did the Oilers drop a 10-2 decision to Buffalo the other night, but they also would prefer it if you didn’t write songs that make this point repeatedly.
After that hilarious eight-goal loss, Calgary’s radio station, the FAN960 produced a parody version of The Kinks’ “Lola” (it appears to have been yanked, for some reason) that interspersed clips of Craig MacTavish talking about what an unmitigated the game was, refering to the amount of times the puck got past an Edmonton goalie, and, as a finale, simply repeating the word “losers” over and over. Obviously, laughs all around.
But, according to my buddies over at OilersNation (p.s. FlamesNation starts Sunday, a day that people surely will not have their minds on a sport other than hockey!), this song didn’t sit so well with some of the Oilers front office folk.
According to Robin Brownlee, a longtime member of the Edmonton press and OilersNation contributor, Oilers VP of communications and broadcast Allan Watt got all upset when Brownlee and host Jason Gregor had a good chuckle over the song on Edmonton’s TEAM 1260.
Not long after, we got a call from producer Will Fraser at TEAM 1260 and he told us Allan Watt, the Oilers vice-president of communications and broadcast, had phoned to complain and that he’d also contacted several other stations demanding they not play it.
Last time I checked, the Oilers didn’t have a rightsholder agreement with Astral Media and have no right to try to dictate what goes on the air at TEAM 1260 and other Astral stations.
Which, of course, proves that not only are the Oilers an horrendously bad team, they also can’t take a joke. What a bunch of clowns.
Why should the Oilers not be subject to criticism and mockery JUST BECAUSE they lost a game 10-2?