Here’s a riddle: Why did the Edmonton Oilers lose 7-0 to the San Jose Sharks?
Because it was lights out. Literally.
On Tuesday, the Oilers were in San Jose warming up at the SAP Center for their game that night.
Two problems: They were practising in the dark – without nets.
The Oilers practice rink, the SAP Center, has been dark and net-less until exactly 11:30 a.m. for Edmonton prior to their a.m. skates before Games 3 and 4.
Some say it’s so the media can cover the San Jose Sharks earlier in the day, then head over to SAP to cover the Alberta boys.
Others are calling gamesmanship.
“It’s a little different,” said Oiler Zack Kassian.
“I don’t mind it because we have a couple of ugly guys on the team, so we don’t have to look at them.”
There are some awesome stories of gamesmanship out there. Check out some of the biggies that have happened in European football.
“In his recent tour of Chelsea’s stadium facilities The Nation journalist, Jintana Panyaarvudh, observed a series of features designed to undermine the visitors. Even the mirrors are designed to unnerve opponents. Positioned just by the door, they are designed to be significantly narrower than usual to give the impression of being smaller than they actually are before they leave the pitch.”
Sometimes it’s not an opponent trying to intentionally meddle in a game … it’s just some neighbours being overly amorous.
A match between Frances Tiafoe and Mitchell Krueger on the ATP Challenger Tour in Florida had some OH MY GOD! moments when loud noises interrupted the game.
Sex noises can be heard most clearly about 15 seconds into the video, and again around the 1:50 mark.
Anyone have any ideas about how we can distract the Anaheim Ducks tonight for Game 4 at the Saddledome? This is MUST WIN for the Flames! – Sarah