ECHL Team Honors Michael Jackson With A Special Game Jersey
Total Pro Sports- This is it. Yes that’s the name of the new Michael Jackson movie in theaters for a limited time only. But it’s also my feelings about the end of good taste. The Bakersfield Condors of the ECHL have decided to honor Jackson with jerseys that have a Jackson-esque look.
The thing about Jackson’s style was that it was his own. Although Michael looked great in the zipper-crazy jackets, no one else could ever really pull it off. That especially goes for lame-looking hockey jersey versions. While sometimes teams can pull off good jerseys honoring people (see Don Cherry Suit night), this is definitely not one of those times.
Shown here on team captain Shawn Weller, you can see for yourself what a horrible idea they are. The famous red jacket ensemble Jackson wore is horribly reproduced in hockey jersey form. And get this, to further “honor” Jacko, the players will be wearing a single white glove. The team will be auctioning off the sweater-jerseys to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network, so its also for a good cause.
No matter how you feel about his personal life, Jackson was the King of Pop and his work deserves to be honored. I’m just not sure a minor league hockey jersey night is the way to go with this one.
Time to re-write that “Ugliest Jerseys” list, don’t you think?
Hat Tip – [PuckDaddy]