In the second edition of the Battle of Alberta between the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers, they had a special guest.
Imagine this: You’re sitting watching the game in your living room. When suddenly, a gigantic fly appears on your screen. For a moment you’re a little scared because it look like it’s on your TV screen and this fly looks huge. But then you start getting texts yelling “THE FLY!!” and your Twitter feed is blowing up. That’s when you realize it’s actually on the camera lens.
It was during the second period when this fly decided to interrupt the game. With only about 40 seconds left of the period, nobody paid attention for the rest of that period or intermission even. My Twitter feed was going nuts. Because of a fly. It scared everyone, because like me, everyone also thought it was on their TV screens. Take a look at a couple of the tweets that popped up on my feed when it initially happened aka when everyone almost peed their pants:
Then of course, we had the official NHL Twitter account get in on this as well as the official Edmonton Oilers Twitter account.
And then, of course, there was even someone who made a Twitter account for this fly. Because it’s the internet.
And then people joked some more about it. Then just like that, the fly was gone. Out of our lives. And people started to miss him, including us.
Will the fly ever come back? Who knows. Maybe he’s already gone. Maybe it was a Hockey God in fly form coming to bless us with his wings.
Till we meet again, Flyler Wotherspoon.