The Wings Will Wear Twitter Handles on Their Jerseys Tonight

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[Reposting this from December, the game is tonight at 4 p.m.]

This afternoon, in a move that was decidedly meta, the Philadelphia Wings spammed local media (look) on Twitter to tell them about their latest initiative PR stunt– Twitter names on jerseys.

Yes, that’s right, on February 12, all Wings players will use their Twitter handles on the backs of their jerseys. The Wings claim they will be the first American professional sports team to do this, and since we really don’t care to fact-check that statement, we’ll go with it.

Now, I don’t really have an opinion one way or the other – the stunt is for one game only and the jerseys will be auctioned off for charity – but I’d say it needs to be mandated that any sort of play-by-play for the game includes phrases like “(insert generic lacrosse name) @TrevorDoesaDirty pings @ZackMeHoff” and, when there is a particularly stellar connection, “ohhhh baby, a direct message from @GaryGait!” He still plays for the Wings, right? Also, I'm joking.

What I do have a problem with, however, is those awful designs. It's like Ed Hardy was outsourced to do costume design for the Little Mermaid stage production.

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19 Responses

  1. Yo, Andrew Mc! I don’t know how old you are, but nothing, and I mean NOTHING comes close to those garish rainbow jerseys the Houston Astros wore back in the 80’s. Compared to those old school horrors, these togs look almost attractive.

  2. I’ll never understand why am team that has won championships would trash its traditional uniforms for something new. These new uniforms are ridiculous, but I think the Twitter thing is fine. There shouldn’t be names on jerseys anyway, so who cares?

  3. Ill portends of the future. It’s pretty easy to imagine in the near future when players’ stats are shown on TV during player introductions their twitter handle directly below or in-line with their name.

  4. I had no clue that the wings were still around. I rem going to a game years ago & falling asleep while the crowd was full of white trash

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