That's So Flint

Flint, Michigan is getting a new OHL team next season. Earlier in the year there was speculation the team might be named for a fictional basketball team called the Flint Tropics from a Will Ferrell movie. We even saw a Tropics concept back in February.

But what Dylan Alexander offers up today is a thing of pure beauty. He didn't just design a Tropics logo. He designed several. He didn't just design a Tropics jersey. He designed several. And if all that wasn't enough, he's got merchandise and a center ice paint job for Flint's Perani Arena.


Flint Freak Out

Earlier this week, The Hockey News reported on the possible new name of the OHL's Plymouth Whalers, which will relocate to Flint, Michigan next season.

Apparently, Flint Tropics is one of the names in the running — the same name as a fictional basketball team in Will Ferrell's 2008 film "Semi-Pro."

What's funny is that Nick Burton applied the Tropics branding to a hockey uniform and sent it to me almost three years ago! I've had it in my vault not quite sure how/if/when to post it.

When this week's news came out of Flint, I realized there'd never be a more appropriate time to share it with the world. What do you think?

But wait, there's more.

As a bonus, Nick put together another version of his Tropics concept this week.

By the way, this name has inspired more than one artist. Expect us to revisit the Flint Tropics in the near future.