Thursday, July 24, 2008

Chops recruit Favre

Could sports fans see Brett Favre in an Iowa Chops jersey? If Chops President Steve Nitzel has his way, Favre may be coming out of retirement to sign a playing contract with of all teams … the Iowa Chops. “Brett is one of the greatest American athletes of the past 50 years and deserves a place to play, so we are extending an offer to him to become the newest member of the Iowa Chops Hockey team of the American Hockey League,” said Nitzel.
Anyone have an idea what the hell's going on here?

Maybe they're looking for someone to quarterback the team's power play. What next ...



At 4:52 p.m., July 24, 2008, Blogger B.D. Gallof said...

It smacks of the gimmickry that minor league baseball uses. Any press is good press.

Any team called the Iowa Chops is looking for attention or a good butcher.

At 5:18 p.m., July 24, 2008, Blogger Going Five Hole said...

got ya to throw a post up about it, so mission accomplished.

At 5:31 p.m., July 24, 2008, Blogger James Mirtle said...

I don't know that me posting about it makes it any less bush league.

At 6:17 p.m., July 24, 2008, Blogger JoBu said...

Brett can work with D partner Minute Bol to power their first line PP.

At 6:17 p.m., July 24, 2008, Blogger Nick said...

Publicity stunt - put out a press release, instant win. I wonder if favre can actually skate. The folks running that team are geniuses

At 6:49 p.m., July 24, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But in the end this kind of cry for attention will bite them in the chops.

And if you think about AHL's history it's for sure a minor league but not bush league. AHL is not Slapshot so president Andrews should make couple of phone calls.

At 11:50 p.m., July 24, 2008, Blogger MF37 said...

A PR stunt that ranks up there with the Ottawa Loggers (roller hockey anyone?) drafting Friends star Matthew Perry back in 1996.

At 12:15 a.m., July 25, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The name of the team President is very appropriate for the Chops - S. Nitzel.

Now isn't a breaded pork cutlet in Germany referred to as schnitzel?

At 12:18 a.m., July 25, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But what Ducks prospect would go to CHOPping block to make space for Favre!?

At 3:44 p.m., July 26, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, I get it. Another hockey team is placed in a city that barely wants hockey to be forced down the throats of unwanting and unwitting football fans who's idea of of sports include guns, trucks, and unitards.

In order to compete with tractor pulls and sister-kissing contests, the game is ignored to focus on gimmicks and foam finger give-aways to draw in fans.

Meanwhile, the NHL (Read: Bettman) and affiliated teams continue to seek unrealistic growth and expansion in downright embarrassing markets.

I understand the desire to create demand for a product and make everyone more rich, but common sense should play a roll at some point. What did we do to anger the Hockey Gods and allow owners to place teams in FL, TN, NC, and GA? I often fear those haphazard decisions were made on a drunken bender trying to capitalize on the enormous popularity of rollerblades and Disney movies. Now we, the fans, all have to feel the effects of the poor choice hangover by watching Stanley Cup parades in NC and FL wondering where it all went wrong.

I say we unite and help kick start the walk of shame for our teams and our sport to return to the markets where they're wanted; where they're not reduced to circus sideshows pandering to NASCAR fans and Bass fishing enthusiasts.

Next thing we know, Manute Bol will be suiting up and taking a shift...

Man, I miss the Winnipeg Jets...


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