The Flint Tropics will live for one night, thanks to the OHL’s Firebirds

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:



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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.