The Battle of Alberta is the one-sided rivalry between the cities of Edmonton, Alberta and Calgary, Alberta. It is most famous for the battles between the NHLs Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames, and to a lesser extent the Edmonton Eskimos and Calgary Stampeders.
Why is it so one-sided? Because Edmonton has consistently kicked Calgarys ass in the NHL and CFL playoffs. The Flames have yet to win a playoffs series cleanly against the Oilers, and the Stampeders are a joke compared to the crown jewel of the CFL; the Edmonton Eskimos.
Edmonton is easily the better city as well.
Edmonton always has the last laugh in the Battle of Alberta, but Calgary would kill Edmonton if it were the "Battle of the Greasiest Mullets", or the "Battle of Ugliest Chicks"...
Q: What's the difference between a bucket of shit and a Flames fan?
A: The bucket.
An intense rivalry between Edmonton and Calgary (Alberta, Canada), usually refering to hockey. During Battles of Alberta, fans of the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers flood the bars of both cities.
Flame and Oiler supporters from both side of a family have been known to cause rifts in the family.
A Battle of Alberta is often held on New Year's Eve.
But only Calgary has the Red Mile
and Sea of Red
and has made it into the playoffs the past few years. So Calgary kicks butt.
A true conversation had in Australia regarding the Battle of Alberta:
Calgarian: Hey, you're Canadian, aren't you? Where from?
Calgarian: Oh. In thought something stunk in here.