The Islanders, who have been stuck in the virtual desert that is Uniondale for their entire history, are now moving to Brooklyn. This (and our thoughts on it) were all that were known about the move. Until now, with word leaking out that focus groups are testing out some new uniforms for the moribund franchise. But what colors correctly put forward “We used to play down the street from the Roosevelt Field mall?”
The New York Post says that the team is holding focus groups about the Islanders’ colors and uniforms with both Islanders fans and Brooklyn natives separately because that’s what you need to do when you’re a carpetbag franchise chasing dollars. Owner Charles Wang is opposed to making any changes in the team’s colors, but
local goofus Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark wondered if the Islanders could end up with Nets colors, because according to him “black and white are the new badge of honor in Brooklyn,” which is news to us. Honestly, we want very badly for the team to use the Post‘s insane mockup of what they think a hipster is.
It makes sense though. Like your friend who moved here from the suburbs and pretended that he never listened to third wave ska, the Islanders want to pretend their Long Island history never happened. But, just like your friend, you’ll be able to catch them up in the lie by
whistling a few bars of a Catch 22 song asking most of the people headed to a game where they live.