Wrestling legend Sting made a surprise appearance at Flyers’ practice today as it was announced he would be replacing Steve Mason in net as the team’s goaltender for the immediate future.
Sting, a washed up veteran of a fictional sport, drew cheers from the fans viewing the open practice at the Flyers Skate Zone when he descended from the rafters and reminded us of 1997.
Internet rumors had been circulating for weeks about a possible return by “The Icon” to the spotlight. Overly excited due to the ridiculous infatuation with their childhood, Flyers fans in their 20s and 30s will be rocking face paint and kayfabe boners at the next Flyers home game.
Most likely this was less a transaction about improving the team and more about giving the fans something to cling hope to. At only $9.99 a month for the Flyers Network, many more may decide to clumsily purchase it even though the programming can all be found on YouTube now that there is an old guy on the roster for everyone to reminisce about.