Saturday, October 11, 2008

Where's The Puck?!

The newest incarnation of the IHL isn't exactly rolling in the dough — and neither is its member clubs. What makes me say that?



That is an actual picture of the ice rink of the Fort Wayne Komets from their official web site. I count 18 logos on the ice — not including the Komets' own at center ice.

Personally, I'd be concerned with not being able to follow the puck from the stands, let alone on TV — not that IHL games are broadcast on TV or anything.

Anyway, the real kicker in that photo is the complete lack of any ads or anything at all on the boards. Hopefully they're in the process of adding something.

Thanks to David for sending in the picture.

14 comments:

Zach said...

Holy crap, how will the players be able to follow the puck?

jacklegjack said...

That's ridiculous...

NipponSean said...

That's horrible. That's as bad as a car in NASCAR. Let's hope the NHL never gets that desperate for revenue.

Atownjacket said...

omg.... I thought this was part of Freak Out Friday at first...

Ksy92003 said...

It's so hilarious that there are all those ads on the ice, and yet none on the boards. Makes me fear what is on the players' jerseys..

wukwinn said...

In their defense, there's only 11 DIFFERENT logos. ;)

Ryan (IcyBlues) said...

Wow...

Scott said...

That's worse than a European sheet of ice!

Canis said...

And they say the economy is about to flatline...lotsa advo dollars still available. I'm thinking they are extending the ad deadline so they can fill every square inch of space on the boards. Do you think they'll sell space on the Referees bums?

mike2slts said...

Hey Chris. I think the boards don't have ads on them because I believe that they pay for the advertisement game to game. I know when the Bruins play the Canadians there are Canadian ads along the boards that aren't there any other game. The ice ads are usually for the entire season.

marc10l said...

i think i found a picture of a comets player and their refs

http://hockeyadventure.com/wp-content/themes/otherthemes/eurojersey.jpg

http://www.sharkspage.com/jpgs3/korolyuk_vityaz.jpg

Mykl said...

mark10l
that was a european team right?

marc10l said...

yea

Ramen Booko said...

Hehe, I just realized a friend of mine plays for them.

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