Video: Barclays Center introduces awful new Islanders goal horn


I was reading my timeline when suddenly it got taken over by a bunch of angry Islander fans. What was all the fuss about? As it turns out, they were fuming over Barclays Center introducing a awful new Islanders goal horn. Believe me. It is every bit as awful as it sounds.

Are they ser-ii–ou—ss?!?! I know the Isles relocated to Brooklyn and even have those ugly new third jerseys. But this is ridiculous. That goal horn is hideous. It reminds of a time when the franchise introduced those ugly Fish Sticks jerseys that had a resemblance to Stan Fischler. Oy voy.

I hope that’s not the case here. Why ruin a perfectly good goal horn? So far, the Islanders have sold over 8,000 season ticket plans at their new arena. Somewhat curiously, my Dad got a call from a salesperson who pitched a mini-plan for as low as $20. I guess they’re desperate. If they want to draw fans from Long Island, they better change it back to the more classic goal horn seen below with Islanders captain John Tavares winning Game 3 of last year’s first round.

About Derek Felix

Derek Felix is sports blogger whose previous experience included separate stints at ESPN as a stat researcher for NHL and WNBA telecasts. The Staten Island native also interned for or hockey historian Stan Fischler and worked behind the scenes for MSG as a production assistant on New Jersey Devil telecasts. An avid New York sports fan who enjoys covering events, writing, concerts, movies and the outdoors, Derek has covered consecutive Staten Island Yankees NY Penn League championships in '05 and '06. He also scored Berkeley Carroll high school basketball games from '06-14 and provided an outlet for the Park Slope school's student athletes. Hitting Back gives them the publicity they deserve. In his free time, he also attends Ranger games and is a loyal St. John's alum with a sports management degree. The Battle Of New York administrator and chief editor can be followed below on Twitter and Facebook.
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