Vancan Outta The Blue


My Vow To You: Whattup Kurtenbloggers?
October 31, 2011, 14:37
Filed under: Canucks & NHL, Replace The KB | Tags: , , ,

**Author’s note: This post is ANOTHER in Josh Hall’s bid to Replace the KB as part of The Province Newspaper’s Hockey Blogger Competition. When sharing on twitter or facebook, please use the hashtags #ReplaceTheKB and #ProvNeedsVancan. Thank you for supporting Josh in his quest! For more info on the details of the contest and other bloggers, click HERE!**

By Josh Hall

If there’s one thing I am known for, it’s my commitment and dedication. I guess technically that’s two things but I digress; they’re basically synonymous.

Where I take my commitment to the next level is with my readers. I would prefer to call you “fans” but I’m smart enough to know I’m not there just yet.

I don’t want to make this all about me, but let’s be honest, it is all about me. All joking aside, ever since I first started my video podcast for Canucks.com, and evolved into sports writing and an audio podcast, my motto has been, “By a fan, for the fans!”

I stick by those words and one big reason for that is I that I believe self-improvement is key. No one is or ever will be perfect, so why not spend your time trying to get to the next level. It’s like any video game. You learn new skills, earn more coin and overall just become a more well-rounded person.

The next most important trait to me is honesty. No one can live with a lie forever and that’s exactly what Toronto Maple Leafs and Edmonton Oilers fans are going to find out in about a month. That being said, I have a story and a video I would love to share with you all, just so that everything is out on the table.

Okay, here goes. I started my video podcast on Canucks.com back in the spring of 2009. My main influence in the creation of my podcast, or ‘vlog’ if you’re an uppity internet snob, was Mr. Parksy, the host of Parksy’s Corner. One day, the Kurtenbloggers (the very guys I am trying to replace) mentioned Parksy in their online blog on The Province. They had actually brought back a thing they called The Urban Achiever award which was a weekly award they gave to a fan who was just being hardcore. They even printed this in the actual paper.

Well a week later, the Kurtenbloggers lashed out, making fun of Parksy for another video had put out. Being eternally appreciative to Parksy for inspiring me, I felt it was my duty as a friend to defend him. So at 1am in the morning, I made my own video “dissing” the Kurtenbloggers. Please watch this video and continue reading.

Vancan Disses The Kurtenbloggers

Yes, that just happened. Thanks for the views!

Parksy also made a video defending himself. Well the Kurtenbloggers, being the fine fellows they are, devoted an entire post to Parksy’s and my videos. See here:

The Kurtenbloggers Strike Back

Yes, they contemplated if I have guns. No, I do NOT have guns!

Now keep in mind, this was all before I had any desire to go to broadcasting school and before I had any plans on being a sportscaster or sports writer. If you’ve read my bio, you would know I am in fact a graduate of the Broadcasting program at Columbia Academy here in Vancouver.

So INYOUR FACE KURTENBLOGGERS….Jason and Mike..whaddup now?!

Funny enough, I have since met them and they had no idea who I was. I actually kind of hope they read this and I plan on whoring the link out to them on twitter.

So what have we learned today?

We learned that I am committed to you, the reader. I am committed to taking your feedback and construing it as calling me a loser and telling me to stop writing forever. Just kidding…obviously. Seriously though, the only thing you will get from me is the straight up truth. If Luongo is choking on a nightly basis, I will tell you how much he sucks. If AV needs to go, I won’t be afraid to put that out there. Otherwise, I just try too hard to be funny. Hardcore Canucks fan ’til I die.

We also learned that I used to hate the Kurtenbloggers…and they hated, or possibly feared me.

We also learned that I am an honest man that you can TRUST to put out only posts that will satisfy the taste buds of your brain.

The final thing we learned and the main point of this whole thing is that I promise each and every one of you that I will never…EVER…do another rap video. See my other rap “Blackhawk Down” here.

I feel like the next three weeks are going to be like when the Fellowship had to go through the Mines of Moria. It’s going to be dark, dank, and full of death. There will even be a creepy little stalker creature called The Stanchion. Love your stuff bud!

Good day, and in case I don’t see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!

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