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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Bill Cowher Replaced With Pee-Wee Herman

These are the jerseys that the Milwaukee Admirals wore last season:

These are the jerseys that the Milwaukee Admirals will wear this season:

Word has it that Admirals players are being encouraged by management this season to respond to the inevitable heckling in the following manner:

"I know you are, but what am I?"
"Why don't you make me?" "Because I don't make monkeys, I train them."

Thus, we've made our segue into the next segment, called "The Ten Best Things About Being An Islanders Fan" (from The Hockey News):

10. Nine different jerseys in your closet and only three of them cause people to chuckle.
9. You avoid breathing in dangerous toxins by holding your breath as trade deadline approaches.
8. Spring and summers off.
7. The game will always be on channel 71…unless the Rangers are on, in which case it will be on channel 55…unless the Devils are on, in which case it will be on channel 135…unless the winter paint ball games are on, in which case it will be on channel 379 or is it it’s... hey, The Simpsons are on, cool.
6. An owner eager to prove Mike Milbury's not the worst GM in sports history. Tell the bus driver to start brushing up on the CBA.
5. The lack of any minor league, NCAA or field hockey teams on Long Island allows you to focus on Isles.
4. Watching Zdeno Chara and Jason Spezza dominate.
3. Youngsters get free lessons from Princess Alexis of Russia on how to not win face-offs, finish plays or stand up for teammates.
2. Paying the New York Rangers (Cablevision) $1200 per year to be allowed to watch Islander games. (Tell the people of Montreal they have to pay the Maple Leafs $1200 to see Montreal games and you would have a civil war.)
1. Yashin will eventually go away...right?

For more on the Islanders' own crappy jerseys, or at least those of their farm club the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, read Potvin's Socks er, Sound Tigers Switch Jerseys In Order To Save On Socks.


Blogger gsdgsd13 said...

The Admirals website has an oddball opening video, too, "explaining" how this came to be.

I really like this phrase from your link (I think it's also from the video):

"The only thing that managed to keep him alive all these years was his fighting spirit. In fact, after one of his legs fell off, he used it as a hockey stick to hone his skills."

8/24/06, 3:04 PM

Blogger Brushback said...

I thought that the team's new logo being patterned after the skull of a dead kid was pretty gross, actually, which is why I didn't mention it in the post.

It's all about rainbows and cotton candy and puppy dogs around here. Hence, Pee Wee Herman.

8/24/06, 3:09 PM

Blogger gsdgsd13 said...

Yeah, that is pretty bizarre marketing. "Our new mascot has just been found after spending 25 years at the bottom of the lake! His leg came off, too! Go Admirals!"

Wisconsin. What a strange place.

8/24/06, 5:51 PM

Blogger Brushback said...

Well, when you've got Bud Selig being from Milwaukee, that's a handicap that's sort of hard to overcome. For Milwaukee, I mean.

8/24/06, 7:17 PM

Blogger Tapeleg said...

What would posses them to even make a change? If they were doing this as a third jersey. OK. Even that would be a stupid jersey, but less stupid than this wholesale image change.

Are the Norfolk Admirals going to follow suit?

PS: Responded to your comment on my Dynamo post.

8/24/06, 7:49 PM


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