The (Blogger) Battle of Alberta
There's some mighty interesting insult-flinging happening on the 'net lately between fans of two playoff-bound NHL clubs, something that always seems to creep up in mid-April. Even still, I think more than a few patrons of The Battle of Alberta blog are taking the phrase 'Cup crazy' a tad too literally.
The thing is, Calgary and Edmonton aren't even playing each other. The likelihood they'll face each other at all these playoffs is rather slim.
And they're still mad.
Take the time to have a read of this post and its various links, and see what conclusions you reach re: the size and/or relative brain power of one Colby Cosh.
Here's what I threw in the comments section on that post:
Man oh man, the irrational hate going on here is unreal — and these teams aren't even playing each other. What kind of apocalyptic series would that be anyway?I suppose it's sort of a more sophisticated process of devolution going on here — at least compared to what I've seen the past three years between Leafs and Senators fans (shudder) — where the Flames and Oilers faithful are simply destined to become increasingly venomous as their teams chug along in the postseason.
(The difference between the BoA and the BoO, the two rivalries which seem to have the most 'venom' in the league these days, is that at least on the Alberta side we're getting some cogent analysis. The Ontario fellows can never seem to get past 'Domi is betterer than Neil' garbage.)
For the sake of the province's sanity, let's hope my predictions play out.
UPDATE The boys at the Battle of Ontario blog took offence to this post, and why shouldn't they? The thing is, I wasn't referring specifically to their site but only to the actual 'battle' between groups of fans. Sorry for the confusion.