And I was like, “Baby, baby, baby… what?”
ECHL team Bakersfield Condors, well… let them tell you what they did:
The Bakersfield Condors (@Condors) and Head Coach/Director of Hockey Operations Matt O’Dette (@BigOdie2) announced today that they have offered hit recording artist RW Justin Bieber an amateur tryout contract for the upcoming 2012-13 season.
“Very rarely do you see this combination of skill and toughness,” said O’Dette. “We share a common Canadian heritage since we both hail from Ontario. I’ve scouted some video of him online skating with my hometown team, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and I think he could provide some elusive speed up front for us. Plus, he’s a right-handed shot which we’ve been looking to add. I think if we paired him on a line with (Robby) Dee and (Peter) Boyd we’d be tough to beat.”
Wow. Anyway, here’s the video of Bieber skating with the Maple Leafs (which was part of a Make A Wish fulfillment):
While this contract offer is obviously a publicity stunt for the Condors, Bieber is no stranger to playing hockey. Just look at this picture from his younger years.
Part of me hopes that he calls their bluff and takes them up on their offer. Never say never, after all.