Skip To Content
JEWISH. INDEPENDENT. NONPROFIT.
The Schmooze

Hockey Team Will Honor Seinfeld’s Puffy Shirt

The memory of Jerry Seinfeld’s legendary puffy shirt lives on in the unlikeliest of ways.

On November 16, the Bakersfield Condors, a minor league hockey team affiliated with the Edmonton Oilers, will celebrate “Seinfeld”’s 25th anniversary by wearing jerseys based on the iconic apparel.

The word “Condors” will be stylized in “Seinfeld”-logo form, and instead of having the players’ names on the back, the jerseys will feature the names of characters from the show about nothing: Jerry, George, Elaine, Kramer, Newman, Frank Costanza, Puddy, Steinbrenner, J. Peterman, Morty Seinfeld, Uncle Leo, Art Vendalay, Kenny Bania, Lloyd Braun, Jackie Chiles, Crazy Joe Davola, Mandelbaum, Bubble Boy, Keith Hernandez, Mickey Abbott, and even Assman.

In addition to the jerseys, the team’s stadium will host a series of “Seinfeld”-related activities, from an Elaine-style dance-off to a coffee-table book giveaway.

The team is also taking suggestions from fans for the last five names to go on the back of the jerseys via Facebook, Twitter, or [email protected].

A message from our editor-in-chief Jodi Rudoren

We're building on 127 years of independent journalism to help you develop deeper connections to what it means to be Jewish today.

With so much at stake for the Jewish people right now — war, rising antisemitism, a high-stakes U.S. presidential election — American Jews depend on the Forward's perspective, integrity and courage.

—  Jodi Rudoren, Editor-in-Chief 

Join our mission to tell the Jewish story fully and fairly.

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.