Tim Meadows now on Edmonton Oilers bandwagon, joining long list of celebrity fans

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The Edmonton Oilers gained a funny fan on Wednesday as actor and comedian Tim Meadows jumped on the Oilers bandwagon for a ride through the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Earlier this week, Tim Meadows took to his Instagram to post about some of his upcoming comedy shows in Tulsa, Okla., while donning some Edmonton Oilers merch. The support seems to have helped the team, who managed a hard-fought win against the Dallas Stars on the road on Thursday in the first game of the third round of the playoffs.

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“Yeah, that’s right, it’s me Tim Meadows and I’m an Oilers fan,” said Meadows.

Tim Meadows

The actor said he’d attended Game 6 and Game 7 against the Vancouver Canucks, which saw Edmonton win and advance to the next round, while also announcing that attendees of his comedy shows can expect to see his beard as he grows it out for the remainder of the Oilers run in the playoffs.

While Meadows might be one of the more recent additions to the Oilers fan club, the team has had no shortage of stars wear the sweater. Here’s a brief list of some other famous folks who are Oilers fans, and some others who have just worn the jersey, in no particular order.

Todd McFarlane

Todd McFarlane
Todd McFarlane designed the original oil drop third jersey that the team played with in the early 2000s Photo by Chris Schwarz /Edmonton Journal

Todd McFarlane is a comic book creator, who’s responsible for popular works like Spawn and the Amazing Spider-Man. McFarlane was once a part owner of the Edmonton Oilers when the team was still owned by the Edmonton Investors Group (EIG). The EIG are credited with being the saviours of the Oilers at a time when the team was on the verge of being sold. McFarlane’s contributions to the Oilers included a cult-classic alternative jersey in 2006.

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Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith

Actor, producer, comedian, and director, Kevin Smith — also known as Silent Bob — has always had a soft spot for the Oilers, despite his eastern American roots. Smith’s TV show, Comic Book Men cover shows Smith with an Oilers-inspired jersey. A few years ago when Smith was in Edmonton, he got a tour of Rogers Place.

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Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg, Edmonton
Hip hop legend Snoop Dogg will be coming to Edmonton and performing at Rogers Place on June 20, as part of a cross-Canada tour. Photo by Postmedia /File Photo

Legendary hip hop artist, Snoop Dogg, isn’t exactly an Oilers fan, but he’s worn the jersey. Like other musicians on tour, Snoop will often wear the colours of the local team, including an Oilers jersey while in town at Rogers Place. Snoop Dogg has also spoken highly of Connor McDavid and critically of the NHL in posts online, for what he considered as the league’s failure to adequately market the Oilers superstar captain.

Kurt Browning

Kurt Browning
Figure skating legend Edmonton trained Kurt Browning shows off his home ice loyalty with a huge show of support for the Edmonton Oiler’s during his practice skate before his Stars on Ice performance at the Edmonton Coliseum on April 26, 1997. Browning has been a life long Edmonton Oilers fan, it started when he was a kid growing up in Caroline, Alberta. Photo by Postmedia /File Photo

The prominent Canadian figure skater has been a lifelong Oilers fan and even wore the Edmonton jersey while in practice ahead of a performance at Rexall Place in the 1990s. Browning is a Canadian and World Champion figure skater.

Brett Kissel

Brett Kissel
Brett Kissel reacts as fans at Rogers Place sing Star-Spangled Banner, prior to the Edmonton Oilers and Anaheim Ducks, in Edmonton Saturday April 30, 2017. Kissel’s microphone did not work and the fans filled in. Photo by David Bloom /Postmedia

The Alberta-born country music artist gained huge popularity after his microphone cut out during Edmonton’s 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff run.

Some other names of celebrities photographed in Oilers gear include Ciara, Conan O’Brien, Kobe Bryant, Jordan Buhat, John Cena, among others.

Whether it’s a famous fan or not, the Oilers will need all the support they can get heading into likely another tough battle against the Dallas Stars on Saturday. After eking out a 3-2 win in double overtime on Thursday, the Oilers will be looking for another win to give them added momentum before they return to Edmonton next week.

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