Buffalo is pulling the plug on its, uh, “colorful” third jerseys.
Today, Sabres president Ted Black told WGR 550 radio this would be the last season Buffalo wears its thirds, which were introduced at the start of last season to bad reviews.
Without delving too deep, everyone basically hated the jerseys right from the get and the Internet was subsequently flooded with negative feedback, which was surprising because nobody ever complains about stuff on the Internet.
In the aftermath, here’s what Black said (from October 2013):
“It’s received a ton of criticism and a lot of attention. I think it had over 4 million mentions on Twitter. I’ve seen it. It’s something that doesn’t offend me. I think people have had a lot of fun with the criticisms of it. Judge for yourself whenever you see it. If you come into the store and you look at it and say I don’t want to buy it or you do buy it, in terms of moving the needles on revenues, it won’t do anything.
“If it doesn’t sell, it won’t really mean anything to our bottom line. It’s a third jersey. If it’s a turd burger I’ll have to put it on a bun and eat it. It’s the way it is.”
If nothing else, kudos to Buffalo for giving us one of the worst jerseys of all time, and the ability to use “turd burger” freely in our headlines.