Maple Leafs fans create Mike Babcock inspired socks (Photos)
The Mike Babcock fervor with the Toronto Maple Leafs has inspired a brand of socks.
For just $20 a pair, the above photo of “Babsocks” can be yours. Whoever designed that image – on top of what appears to be a Maple Leafs pattern – did a tremendous job.
According to the official website, socks are 100 percent cotton and men’s size 8-12.
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Below is the best part of the site. Coincidence on the time that we went to the page? The Maple Leafs last won a Stanley Cup in 1967.
You can follow “Babsocks” on Twitter, here.
The idea is the brainchild of Jake Mednick and Thomas McCole according to Sportsnet.
You are kicking yourself for not dreaming up the idea first. But you weren’t in that Toronto beer-league dressing room in late May when post-game chatter excitedly turned to the Maple Leafs’ big-splash hiring of head coach Mike Babcock and one of the players stumbled upon a fine business opportunity. “Wouldn’t it be great if we all had a pair of Babsocks?” blurted out Jake Mednick, a lifelong Leafs fan. He was joking. “Everyone in the dressing room sort of looked at me. And my one friend, Tom, really looked at me and said, ‘Hey. I think you may have just come up with something.’”
According to the Sportsnet piece 200 “Babsocks” were sold quickly upon the website’s launch Saturday.[Yahoo Fantasy Hockey: Sign up for a league today]
Even though the Maple Leafs have started out the season 0-2-1 the creators exemplify the hope around Babcock and his arrival in Toronto.
Said Mednick, “We want everyone in the city to have fun and feel good to be Leafs fans.”
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