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Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Move Back To Nassau

The New York Islanders are settling into their new Brooklyn-based home in the Barclays Center, and there are a few things that need to be reviewed. Moving is always a time of upheaval and change so this was to be expected to a degree, but there are still a few things the Islanders need to correct. There are a bank of seats that are so far away from the ice surface that they may still be on Long Island. There's an alternate jersey that's entirely black and white with no explanation other than those are "Brooklyn colors". And there's a little problem with the noise after a goal is scored.

Seriously, I have no idea who came up with this iteration of the goal horn, but the Islanders now have a worse goal horn than some high school teams. This is just awful.
What is that? WHAT IN THE HELL IS THAT RACKET?!? You don't cut deals with the Metropolitan Transit Authority when it comes to your goal horn, Islanders! There is nothing to be proud of with that horn. NOTHING.

The funniest part is that there are a ton of people who are comparing the sound to the scene in Dumb and Dumber where Jim Carrey's character proceeds to demonstrate the most annoying sound in the world which, of course, upsets their guest.

Well, if you've visited the incredible website known as We Just Scored, you'll find a brand-new horn sound for the Islanders on the Islanders' page. Well played, We Just Scored. Very well played.

The Islanders were supposed to be moving up in the world by moving to Brooklyn. If there's one thing for certain, they're taking the train into the city. And home. And every time they score. Hey, if they were smart, they could appeal to Gary Bettman to have Subway as their first jersey advertisement! The jokes write themselves, folks.

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!


Peter said...

...that's the LIRR (Long Island Rail Road)...not a subway car...(and to boot...Nassau doesn't even have a stop on the LIRR)...They should move back after the renovation, but we all know that the AHL is jumping in once that is complete...the Brooklyn experiment is going to be a long-term fail...they are quickly dissociating themselves from their Long Island identity with this re-branding...the Ice-landers as we knew them are forever gone...

Teebz said...

LIRR, subway, Amtrak... it's all the same. It's not a diesel train engine which is loud and has some lower tones. This is a high-pitched whine. Ugh.