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What are they wearing?

Yoo-hoo, over here. It’s Justin’s stunt double, Ben Smith, and we’re one period deep between the Komets and Quad City. Leo Thomas’ sweet wraparound goal has given the Komets a 1-0 lead.

Of more immediate concern, however, is the Mallards’ fashion sense.

Maybe they’ve worn these before this year, but Quad City broke out jerseys tonight that are sort of … well, indescribable. Let’s just say they’re sort of a cross between Kermit the Frog green and the pea soup Linda Blair yerked up in “The Exorcist.”

Whatever it is, it’s retina-exploding ugly.

More later, assuming I can still see.

Justin A. Cohn, pro sports coordinator for The Journal Gazette, has been covering the Fort Wayne Komets since 1997. His reporting includes game stories from home and away, features about the players and personalities associated with the Komets, plus coverage of issues affecting hockey at all levels. A native of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Cohn graduated from Emory University in Atlanta. He can be reached at 260-461-8429 or by email at