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03-17-2013, 08:36 PM
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OT: Is Edmonton a Hockey or Football Town?

As the title states, are the Oilers the main draw here or are the Eskimos just as popular? I mean in terms of fan passion, attention from the media, etc. If your a Oilers ticket holder, wouldn't you consider dumping your tickets after the fiasco that has occurred the last few years? Just always been on my mind and my cousin thinks deep down the Eskimos are the most popular team. I tend to disagree however.

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03-17-2013, 08:37 PM
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Nah, Oilers take top rank here.

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03-17-2013, 08:40 PM
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not even close..

Esks are way ahead of Oilkings due to history but not even close to the Oilers despite the suckage..

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03-17-2013, 08:46 PM
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Oilers. Not even close.

Macciocia and Tillspin certainly didn't help.

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Question for any STH's out their, will you be renewing your tickets?

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Like most Canadian towns, if not all, hockey is first.

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Question for any STH's out their, will you be renewing your tickets?
after going through 5 yrs of suckage.. Oilers will have no issues selling tickets no that the team us on upswing... too much accumulated skill to not have fans lining up for season tickets.

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03-17-2013, 09:10 PM
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Not even close. Even during offseason, sports radio struggles talking about football and 90% of the airtime revolves around "next year" for the Oilers

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03-17-2013, 09:15 PM
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The Esk are my favourite team and the CFL my favourite sport but the Oilers are number 1. It's not even close.

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hockey. local youth don't even idolize the Esks.

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Definitely hockey by far. When was the last time you saw an Esks fan wearing an Esks jersey not on a game day?

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03-17-2013, 09:28 PM
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Can't even name a single Eskimo.

Not that it matters on entertainment value, but they make roughly median household salary of Albertans.

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hockey. local youth don't even idolize the Esks.
Even a large portion of the 20-35 age population could care less about the CFL. I have a lot of friends that follow the NFL religiously, but don't follow the CFL.

I'm not a football guy, so I can't comment on why.

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Can't even name a single Eskimo.

Not that it matters on entertainment value, but they make roughly median household salary of Albertans.

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I thought I would be the only one. I remember Ricky Ray but that's about it. Oilers are hands down, absolutely #1 and it's not even slightly close!

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03-17-2013, 09:48 PM
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Oilers are #1 and will always be #1 in EDM.

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Oilers without a doubt.

I'm a big football fan, but NFL not CFL.

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03-17-2013, 09:59 PM
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Hockey and its not even close. The Esks have a decent following, but I'd bet almost all of them are also Oil fans.

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03-17-2013, 11:37 PM
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Although the Oilers are #1, the Eskimos get a lot of love because they are a mostly low paid blue collar type team. No high priced players so the team endures more to the everyday fans.

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03-17-2013, 11:47 PM
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Does a football player even have a street named after him? Gizmo Dr? Ricky Ray Way?

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You're asking a bit of a biased sample, but hockey AINEC.

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03-17-2013, 11:51 PM
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Oilers AINEC.

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03-17-2013, 11:55 PM
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Hockey first no doubt but Edmonton is great sports city in general.

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Oilers by a mile

there's no year-round "Esks Lunch" radio show and Trade deadline Day and UFA signing Day are bigger than most Esks games

and I enjoy Esks football

It also seems the Esks have fallen off the radar of alot of people in this town cause of the Maciocia/Tillman era...but maybe the younger sport fans is more and more NFL fans and less CFL fan

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