10 Mascot Ideas Rejected by the Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers have a new mascot. Behold, Hunter the, uh… Bobcat?
Uhhh… wildcat?
Yeah, Wildcat. We’ll go with that.*

(Thank you for this visual, NBC Sports )

Well as you can imagine, this was not the first mascot idea that they considered. They actually had ten other ideas which they rejected. We the embedded reporters of BobbyToBergy got an exclusive look at these runner-up ideas, and are proud to share them with you today.

*I’m pretty sure that ‘Wildcat’ didn’t even occur to the Oilers in spite of the obvious oil-drilling reference. They actually went to the local zoo and asked “What the hell lives around here?” So he’s a Lynx.
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Morning Free Association, September 26

The View from The Big Stick

On Saturday, Intentionally Widenberg and I were able to attend a practice at the Bruins new practice Facility, Warrior Ice Arena in Brighton. It is very shiny and new. Continue reading

Morning Free Association, September 22

Was Team USA improperly built for a game that has evolved into one of skill and speed? Or did they just underestimate their opponents? These are the questions that anyone who has followed the demise of this team built on a “blue-collar” ethic of grit and determination are asking after the defeat by Team Canada. New Bruins forward David Backes was not shy to talk to the press, being quoting in many outlets including in this piece on Puck Daddy, his words causing all sorts of Bruins fans to opine one way or another on his possible play with the Bruins this season. Continue reading