Results on the ice haven’t been pretty for the Firebirds in their first season in town, so they’re taking a page from the Will Ferrell movie “Semi-Pro” by generating some headlines. In this case, that means sweet uniforms inspired by the basketball comedy.
It’s been a rough first season for the OHL’s Flint Firebirds. Since moving from Plymouth, the Firebirds saw their owner fire, then re-hire the coach after a controversy surrounding his son, the team has sunk to last in the division and traded away several top players.
But this Saturday, everything will be a lot sunnier. That’s because the Firebirds will skate out in uniforms inspired by the Flint Tropics basketball team from the Will Ferrell comedy “Semi-Pro.” Check’em out:
— Flint Firebirds (@FlintFirebirds) February 8, 2016
There it is. When the erstwhile Plymouth Whalers franchise was first looking for a new name, ‘Tropics’ was very popular on social media, though the team went with a less ironic moniker, choosing to reflect the area’s auto industry roots instead. But hey, why not have some fun at this point in the season? Those are sweet uniforms and I believe Jackie Moon would approve.