Move over Seattle Seahawks! The Edmonton Oilers have taken your spot as the team with the most idiotic banner in their building!
Friday night the fine fools who run Rogers Place decided to honour billionaire hillbilly Garth Brooks by raising a banner to the rafters. Commemorating his nine straight sold out shows at the Oilers barn.
It’s the equivalent of framing your high school diploma and proudly displaying it on the wall.
That’s right, one of the biggest country musicians in history completed the impossible task of attracting every bumpkin, bush pig, slack jaw, good ol’ boy, yokel, hick, and hayseed from the country western wasteland that is Alberta.
I know, I’m being a dick. This was definitely no small feat. But he get’s a banner!? Next to names like Gretzky, Messier, Anderson, Fuhr, and even Phillips. It’s insane.
Garth is a visitor to this city, he didn’t put years of his life into this frozen hellscape we all love. A plaque somewhere would be much more appropriate, why not a section in Rogers Place for some arena history?
In Rexall place, there were photos of past performances along with historic Oilers and Oil Kings moments. I think a section in Rogers devoted to musical guests, WWE, the rodeo etc. would be pretty cool.
On the other hand, this is a great business move by the Oilers Entertainment Group, CEO Bob Nicholson presented him with the banner and some flowers for his wife, Trisha Yearwood. For Garth fans, I’m sure it was cool to see.
I’m guessing the OEG want to show other mega stars that Edmonton truly is a world class city. I heard just to keep up London is hosting two straight weeks of Kid Rock concerts!
Toronto is the six, can Edmonton be the nine now?
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