Minor league hockey's most creative team, the Bakersfield Condors of the ECHL, are at it again.
In a game that was postponed from earlier this season, the Condors will host the Las Vegas Wranglers on Sunday, April 13. In true minor-league hockey fashion, it won't just be a game, it has a gimmick too. It's called Undie Sunday -- but please, pronounce it “un-dee, sun-dee."
You've seen the Teddy Bear Toss in Calgary. When the Hitmen score a goal, the teddy bears come raining down from the stands and are collected for donation. Picture the same thing happening when the Condors score, except instead of teddy bears it will be underwear.
"In talking with local non-profits, it is quite clear that there is a need of undergarments for the economically challenged," Condors Team President Matthew Riley said. "We thought this would be a fun way to bring attention to that fact, and hopefully raise some significant donations. Who doesn't like to throw things on the ice? Teddy Bear Toss is obviously a great tradition, so why not start another one?"
To be clear, they're talking about new underwear here, not encouraging people to disrob to slip off their jockey's and launch those on the ice. That would be rather unpleasant. Preferably they will still be in the packaging because as the Condors note: "Undergarments will fly better if still in the packaging ... duh!"
What they should do is bring the Condor out to try and catch as many as he can while running around the ice. Now THAT would be a show.