• Welcome home Smytty

    by  • June 29, 2011 • Post, Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    The Oilers official Twitter account just tweeted a link to this video, along with a request that you advise them of your favourite Ryan Smyth memory.

    I was moved to put together a snarky response about how this quote from Pat LaForge explaining how people were reacting to the Smyth trade was my favourite Smyth moment, “‘I get it. I was pissed off but I’m starting to see you did the right thing.’ It’s like Ryan was their kid and you want to support your kid. Until you figure out the facts.” (Twitter is great if you like snarkiness.) Suddenly, a rather jarring lyric from the song caught my ear: “I know my kingdom awaits // And they’ve forgiven my mistakes”

    Nobody knows how to stick the knife into a happy moment like the Oilers. Incidentally, there was some discussion on Twitter about this very point – what song should be used. I had “Edmonton” by the Rural Alberta Advantage (“Come with me come back we’ll live again // What if I’m only satisfied when I’m at home // Sitting in a city that will never let me go”) but Derek Zona won it, I think, with Ozzy’s “Mama, I’m coming home.”

    Either would have been a better choice.

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    3 Responses to Welcome home Smytty

    1. Vic Ferrari
      June 29, 2011 at

      Pat LaForge is pure grease.

    2. Coach Pb
      June 29, 2011 at

      You made me cry, you told me lies
      But I can’t stand to say goodbye
      Mama, I’m comin home
      I could be right, I could be wrong
      It hurts so bad it’s been so long
      Mama, I’m comin home

    3. RiversQ
      June 29, 2011 at

      I love the analogy from LaForge. I’m not a parent, but if I ever have a kid AND figure out the facts on the motherfucker, he/she will be out the door ASAP. That’s the thing about kids – you have to give up on them.

      So what do the Oilers get in return for a child in this analogy? I’ll go with a headless mannequin, a dead body, and an unfrozen sperm donor sample. Three assets!

      “Garth was calling around at the deadline offering the mannequin, the cadaver kid, and the little jar of spunk and we were striking out until Kevin offered us his son.”

      - Ted Nolan in LaForge’s alternate universe

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