Will we see a Commodore 64 in the NHL? Let’s hope so…
The venerable Commodore 64 has seen a bit of a revival of late, with the release of a new Intel based computer shoved into the shell of the 1980′s 8-bit dream machine. Its reach is extending beyond the computing realm to the world of hockey (only the best sport in the world). Mike Commodore, who just signed with the Detroit Red Wings on a one-year contract, has caused a stir amongst geeks who remember the early days of personal computing. He’s currently checking with Red Wings management if he can appropriate 64 as his jersey number.
commie22: For those asking, I have not decided what # I am wearing yet…but I am considering #64. Need to talk to equip manager..decide at camp [from Twitter]
As sports blog Puck Daddy points out, Detroit has never had a player with a number in the 60′s at all, so it should be a wide open field. Puck Daddy has also pledged to donate $64 dollars to the charity of Commodore’s choice if he wears the number 64 for the Red Wings next year, and is encouraging others to do the same. All I can really add to that is that it’s too bad this didn’t happen when he played for the Blue Jackets or the Calgary Flames, as the logos of those teams would have been the icing on the cake.
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