September 25 2014 12:11PM
Hold on to your lederhosen - the Nation Network family is growing again.
Back in March we were lucky enough to trick the #1 LA Kings blog The Royal Half - and in our mind one of the top hockey blogs on the entire internet - up to Edmonton to watch an Oilers-Kings game. The game itself was a real kick to the baby maker (approximately 140-0 for LA) but as the weekend rolled along we discovered that the gang at Nation HQ and these Hollywood blogging types had a lot more in common than we first realized.
Since that time we have traded billions of emails with statements like "What's it like to be in the playoffs?" (Wanye) "Is it still snowing in Edmonton?" (Royal Half) and "Do you guys ever plan on making any content under the wall papers tab on OilersNation?" (PumperNicholl)
Oh how we laughed at each other's backwards ways. But then the conversation swung around to the Nation Network's ambitious plans to eventually launch SkyNet and how expanding into the US by partnering with the best blogs around is an important part of this cyborg launch sequence.
And so today we are thrilled to announce that The Royal Half is joining the Nation Network as our first American team site in the network.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
The Royal Half does an amazing job of talking LA Kings hockey. The Kings themselves have even hired The Royal Half to create content for their website and he is a credentialed member of the press. Unfortunately due to the restraining order he needs to keep at least a 100 foot distance from Jeff Carter. Convincing these guys to join the team was no small order - and now that this is done we have an excellent new family member with whom to talk smack. They think like we all think and like making funny pictures like we like making funny pictures! Just look at Obi Wan Scrivens here.
(laughs heartily smashing desk unnecessarily with fist)
Their extremely popular Pacific War Room - a weekly segment on all of the things happening in the Pacific Division - will be rolled out across The Royal Half, CanucksArmy, FlamesNation and OilersNation.
WHAT SHOULD I THINK?
Even if you don't like the LA Kings - and frankly who does? - you should be pumped. We are going to do a lot more blog vs blog content this year and if you have to talk to LA Kings fans -
These are the very best of the best.
WHAT DOES THE ROYAL HALF THINK?
Good question. Luckily we have conducted the first of 103,504 eventual interviews with The Royal Half about this very subject.
WHAT DOES STEVE TAMBELLINI THINK?
He is currently assessing the situation and should have an opinion on the matter sometime in the next 10 years.