Site not look beautiful? Click here


[The Weekly Chat]

Wranglers president Billy Johnson on the ‘world’s first topless professional hockey team’

Topless hockey is not what you think.
IIA Photography

Where did the idea of “topless” hockey come from? When Congressman [Anthony] Weiner up in New York got caught sexting himself … the joke that day on the news was “Man, that’s an awesome picture.” … The guy was absolutely stacked, right? The idea was that we would put that very picture on the jerseys ... We repurposed [the topless idea] for the over-18 game we do each year.

Out of all the promotions, which has been your favorite? One year the National Toy Hall of Fame honored the stick … And so, to honor the stick, we gave away 1,000 sticks that we bought at Home Depot. As far as the ones that hit it big, I think the Dick Cheney Hunting Vest [Night] was really fun. And then Rod Blagojevich Night was soup to nuts a well-produced night.

What do you have lined up for the rest of the season? The annual Regrettable Tattoo Night is coming up. … That’s where we have people volunteer to show the tattoo that they don’t want anymore; the fans will get to vote on who gets the free tattoo removal. And it is shockingly hilarious what people have decided to put permanently on their bodies (laughs). And we are not afraid to exploit that for laughs.

Photo of Mark Adams

Mark Adams is the Web Editor of Las Vegas Weekly, overseeing the magazine’s EPPY Award-winning website. He previously served as ...

Get more Mark Adams

Commenting Policy

Previous Discussion:

  • Nothing short of a spectacle was expected. The 40-minute left-turn wait on Durango Drive was understandable.

  • Once the acquisition is complete, what will Station Casinos do with the Palms? Naturally, we have a few ideas.

  • Get More As We See It Stories
Top of Story