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Saturday, November 18, 2006

You Better Shut The Oven, You're Wasting All The Gas

Syracuse's Ty Conklin, getting schooled as always

As if there wasn't enough reason to be bummed out by the forever rancid state of hockey marketing, now the Philadelphia Phantoms are experimenting with goal posts that light up.

Says the manufacturer, Litnets (link via Scarlett Ice), the goal nets "contain thousands of miniature light emitting diodes (LEDs) in the posts and crossbar that are triggered by the goal judge."

Actually, until I actually see this travesty in person, I'm not sure which is more ridiculous-looking-- a goal net that lights up, or "Phlex", the Philadelphia Phantoms' mascot:

I guess there must be tons of people in the greater Philadelphia area who think it's cool to have a mascot dressed in what looks like something Rev. Norb used to wear.

Thanks to Mr. Guch for adding the superfluous red circle-- frickin' pea-brain! Duh!


Blogger Sherry said...

I actually think he resembles an old-school Mexican wrestler.

Why can't they just have some guy in a white sheet or something?

11/19/06, 12:10 AM

Blogger Brushback said...

You may be onto something-- Phlex is Nacho Libre!

11/19/06, 12:20 AM

Anonymous mrs. brushback said...

Rev. Norb???? You're sure that's not Flavor Flav? I mean, he does have a pretty big watch.

11/20/06, 10:40 AM

Blogger Brushback said...

Besides practically being the funniest guy alive, Norb does have some Flavor-Flav type qualities to him, and some "pro wrestler" ones as well.

"Six feet of twisted steel and sex appeal" is how he described himself once, and I've pilfered that phrase for my own use on occasion.

11/20/06, 11:17 AM

Anonymous G12 said...

I know your drunk and looking in the mirror when you spout off that line.

Because its just too funny to think otherwise.

11/20/06, 4:50 PM


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