Teams Drop Gloves Over Bankruptcy Promo

Posted on September 21, 2012 at 3:03pm by

The Bakersfield Condors, a minor league hockey club in California known for promotional stunts like trying to sign teen idol Justin Bieber, has revamped its “Our City Isn’t Bankrupt” promotion for a Dec. 27 game against in-state rival the Stockton Thunder after some said the joke crossed the line.

Not surprisingly, the promotion didn’t sit well with fans of Stockton, which became the largest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy this summer, who felt Bakersfield was mocking their city’s financial woes.

Condors owner Jonathan Fleisig says the team didn’t mean to insult its rival; it was just having a little fun. Continue reading at