- Die-Hard Oilers Fan: is from Edmonton; owns several articles of Oilers clothing; claims to be an Oilers fan; is seen here rocking an official Edmonton Oilers replica jersey in downtown Detroit (in front of a Detroit Red Wings bar, no less) before going to Joe Louis Arena to watch the Oilers beat the Red Wings in a first-round playoff game; hates the Maple Leafs unconditionally.
- Evil Sports Bigamist: has been known to utter the phrase, “I cheer for the Canadiens when the Oilers aren’t doing well.” Has been spotted at Scotiabank Place cheering for the Ottawa Senators, and reported being “heartbroken” when the Senators squandered five one-goal leads en route to losing 7-6 in overtime to the Buffalo Sabres.
The evidence seems to suggest that Mike is safe…but with literally millions of Oilers fans popping up all over Canada lately–geez, I wonder why?–it’s becoming increasibly important to spot the difference between the imposters and the genuine article. On that note, if you’re originally from Calgary and you root for the Calgary Flames, you cannot switch allegiances to the Oilers under any circumstances–and especially not on the grounds that you “love your housemate”. Sound like anybody you know? Me neither.
One last comment: would a Boston Red Sox fan ever root for the New York Yankees in order to “keep the World Series in the Eastern Seaboard”? Warrants mentioning.