Thursday, July 27, 2006

Senators to introduce pink jerseys

In a bid to woo female fans, the Ottawa Senators are going pink — at least at the merchandise counter. The best look at the new jersey comes from the front page story in today's Ottawa Citizen.

Personally, I'm waiting for the fuchsia version.

Thanks to Alasdair, the biggest Senators fan I know, for pointing out the story.

UPDATE I threw this up online rather quickly and didn't get more than a brief read of the article, but as it turns out, the pink jersey will actually be available for every team. Yay!


At 6:16 p.m., July 27, 2006, Anonymous Karina said...

When I was at the HHOF a couple of weeks ago, I noticed rather a lot of pink hats/t-shirts for various teams.

I really fail to see how this is supposed to appeal to me, as a female fan of the NHL. Seriously. I'm a woman, I must wear pink?

*shakes head* Please no. Please just give me a jersey that's *cut* differently so as to not flow off of me when I try and find one remotely sized for me. Colour change isn't the solution, just realize that women are shaped differently than men and accomodate that. We aren't all barbies.

At 6:25 p.m., July 27, 2006, Anonymous Rachael said...

I totally agree with Karina..why would I want to wear something that doesn't have the team colours on it??

I understand that the league wants to attract more women, but they should do things like hold clinics to teach the rules, or have promotions directed towards them.

Besides alot of women (me included) hate the colour pink!

At 6:43 p.m., July 27, 2006, Anonymous Baroque said...

Amen! Add another female to the ranks of those who don't like pink. Actually, I look horrible in almost any pastel color, but love red, blue, green, purple...the brighter the better.

Just cut a sweater so a 5'2" woman doesn't drown in it, and I'll be happy.

At 7:21 p.m., July 27, 2006, Anonymous Karina said...

Ooooh, I like the idea of promotions.

Tickets 50% off for women would be awesome!!

At 7:49 p.m., July 27, 2006, Blogger Eyeris said...

They should at least tie the pink in with some kind of breast cancer foundation so they get a somewhat reasonable excuse for subjecting their jersey to the Hello Kitty palette. Not a very good excuse, mind you, but at least they can sell the pinkness in the name of cancer.

At 8:54 p.m., July 27, 2006, Anonymous Doogie2K said...

I seem to recall the Habs and a couple of other teams having women's-cut replica jerseys last year, though they since seem to have disappered from the catalogue. Wouldn't those be a much better idea than going Barbie on us?

There's no crying in baseball and there's no pink in hockey.

At 9:22 p.m., July 27, 2006, Blogger James Mirtle said...

Aw, Doogie you ruined what was going to be the first-ever all-female comments section on a hockey blog.

I was looking for history here.

At 10:42 p.m., July 27, 2006, Anonymous pete said...

OK I'm sorry, but WTF?

Pink jerseys? That's going to make people not make fun of the team's alleged sissiness how?

It needs to be said -- what a bunch of pussies

At 11:40 p.m., July 27, 2006, Anonymous oglethorpe said...

It's not just the Sens-it's the whole league. The Vancouver Sun had a picture of the Canucks version.

At 12:40 p.m., July 28, 2006, Anonymous Doogie2K said...

Sorry, Mirtle. But you know if it wasn't me, it'd be someone else. Five in a row's gotta be a record, though. ;)

At 8:25 p.m., July 28, 2006, Anonymous Baroque said...

Or, they could always organize the jerseys into team colors (for the hockey players only), pink for the girls, and baby blue for the boys. It makes just as much sense.

At 11:40 p.m., January 03, 2007, Anonymous Jessica said...

I bought one today, its fabulous and i love pink

At 4:55 p.m., March 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is in response to Jessica's comment. Coincidentally, I'm a Jessica too, however I happen to be one without her head up her ass.

If a pink jersey works for you, that's fine. Wear it well. The issue is that women don't have other options. I find it obnoxious that a pink jersey is offered for women at all but I find it even more offensive that it is the only option available. I'm a die-hard hockey fan. There is no reason why I shouldn't have a jersey available to me in the team's colours. I should also add that I hope I am never able to describe my hockey jersey as 'fabulous'. 'Fierce', perhaps. 'Fabulous', never.


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