Goodbye, my ladies.
Earlier today, Flyers ice girl Erika Choi Smith tweeted that the team will be getting rid of ice girls for the upcoming season and presumably for the foreseeable future now that Comcast is fully running the show. Credit to Flyers Nation for injecting it into our timelines:
In the hours since this unfortunate revelation, there has been other ice girl chatter* online confirming the news.
There’s no specific reason why, but we can assume that lunatic fans in San Jose protesting the Sharks’ ice girl uniforms (and the ensuing media attention that got) and a former Flyers ice girl – whom another former Flyers ice girl referred to as “a twat” on Facebook today – complaining to Mother Jones that working conditions were sub-par were contributing factors. The fFig, who wanted to form an ice girls union, alleged that ice girls were mistreated, told not to eat on the job, too cold standing near the Wells Fargo Center doors, and paid poorly ($50 per game). Of course, the counter to her argument is: YOU VOLUNTARILY SIGNED UP TO BE AN ICE GIRL!
Whatever the case, the Flyers won’t have ice girls this year. Good news: the playing surface will remain frozen. Bad news: nothing to stare at every five fucking minutes because the league insists on cleaning ice that doesn’t really need to be cleaned.
The Flyers have not yet officially confirmed the news, but if they release a statement that says: “We got 99 problems and now a bitch ain’t one,” I promise not to write anything negative about the team for the entire 2014-2015 season.
*I go deep web on days like today.