Springfield Thunderbirds Will Wear ‘Simpsons’ Jerseys For Upcoming Game


David Hookstead Sports And Entertainment Editor
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The Springfield Thunderbirds will have some interesting uniforms for an upcoming game.

The AHL team revealed that they’ll wear jerseys inspired by “The Simpsons” for their February 1 game. You can see photos of them below. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

I have to be honest with everybody here. I don’t really like this move at all. This is the AHL we’re talking. This is arguably the second best hockey league on the planet.

I just don’t like cheap gimmicks. It has nothing to do with “The Simpsons.” That’s a legendary show with millions of fans around the globe.

However, when it comes to hockey, I like keeping things simple. There doesn’t need to be dumb antics to get people pumped.

It’s pro hockey. People are pumped around the clock.

These guys are all one phone call away from playing in the NHL on any given night. I’d like to believe they’d take this stuff a little more seriously.

Now, if this was the ECHL or some other tiny league, then I’d be all for it. Again, this is the AHL. These are fringe NHL players.

They should be above unnecessary stunts for attention.