Sports teams run rampant with April Fools Pranks

It’s April 1st, so naturally, a whole bunch of brands and business are using this day to take a break from their usual self-promotion of actual things that really exist by self-promoting fake things that don’t exist. This has been going on for quite some time now, and it’s gotten

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The Great 2015 Minor League Hockey Market Shuffle

Well. That was something. A flurry of hockey franchise swaps were announced yesterday involving four cities across two leagues, and when the dust was all settled Winnipeg ended up with another team and the tiny town of Belleville, Ontario was losing their junior team of over 30 years in a complete blindside. Yesterday’s

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Hockey’s Scariest Scavengers: The Story Behind the Bakersfield Condors

When sports teams set about choosing a mascot, the conversation usually does not begin with, “What’s the ugliest scavenger you can think of?” But in the case of the Condors of Bakersfield, California, an affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers in hockey’s minor league ECHL, that ugly scavenger was just the

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ECHL Team to Wear Gettysburg Address Jerseys

Of all the unusual minor league promotional jersey nights, this is one I never thought we’d see. The Bakersfield Condors (ECHL, Edmonton Oilers) will be wearing special jerseys commemorating the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address on Sunday. The front of the jerseys are cream with a sublimated black

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ECHL Team Unveils “Greatest Jerseys in the World”

The Bakersfield Condors of the ECHL (Edmonton Oilers affiliate), most recently infamous for their on-ice promotion snafu which led to the visiting team being attacked by a real live condor just before puck drop, unveiled what they themselves are referring to as the “Greatest Jerseys in the World”. “We consider

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