Last night I drove up to Bakersfield. I had never been there before and it was a two-hour drive I thought I would dread. Luckily I was going there because the ECHL Bakersfield Condors were hosting a Seinfeld night. I just had to go. My old college buddy Mark lives out there so it was good to catch up and enjoy some good Seinfeld fun.
Before that, we stopped by Red House BBQ in Tehachapi. Delicious!!!
Brisket with mac & cheese, fried pickles and a piece of the Indian taco bread.
After that, we chilled for a bit before heading out to the game. I didn’t know what to expect. They had a rickshaw race and a costume competition that never actually happened. It was a bummer that not a lot of people showed up. Do they not like Seinfeld?
For one last time, the Islanders will bring back Gorton’s Fisherman.
As a kid just starting to learn about the game of hockey, I had some trading cards. I remember my first exposure to the New York Islanders was the Gorton’s Fisherman look. Even though the identity lasted only two seasons, that to me is what the Islanders are to me.
Yes, the identity was terrible. Yes the colors were so 90s. But it was unique. It didn’t make sense. But I loved it. I wish the team kept it a little longer.
Well, it looks like the memory isn’t gone forever. With the Islanders celebrating their final season at Nassau, they will wear that ugly logo one last time.
I want a part of this. Even something as simple with the logo on a cap, I want to have something with this logo. There’s a part of me that just longs to have that one nostalgic moment. Just a time where something so bad could be considered good enough to outfit a professional team.
Thank you, Isles, for letting me be on the boat one last time.
This is basically like the Kings jerseys. This is underwhelming and the balance of black and blue isn’t all that great. I actually don’t think this third set is strong at all. Even this fake one is better.
Here are more pictures from the team site.
Black and blue? Reminds me of this.
This is supposedly what the Capitals will wear for the Winter Classic. The official unveiling will come shortly.
But my first reaction are the stripes. It’s on the shoulder, on the socks. I like the shorts with the stars and stars down the sleeves. It’s a pretty bold look. I like the chest logo too.
It’s actually not bad. It stands out. I wonder how it will look on ice. The massive amounts of stripes will be something that I will have to get used to. It’s not bad, but it’s not great in my opinion. But since it’s just for one game, it might be OK.
What I like about these new Blues uniforms is that they look nothing like their old set. Removed are the unnecessary pipings and the odd color placements. Instead it’s a simple classic look that is similar to what they wore before Reebok Edge took over.
Sometimes simplicity is the best and the Blues nailed it. It’s a jersey you’d be proud to wear. Good job!
This is what I have been waiting for!
I went to the one in LA this year and it was a blast. I can only imagine how this one is going to be in a new stadium and filled with Sharks fans.
What makes this great is that outdoor hockey is nothing like anything else I have seen. It’ so cool to see hockey outdoors. I hope that the weather won’t get too warm. But it should be great. I don’t know how I can find my way up north for this, but I know that I want to do this. This is going to be great!