Hartford Whalers

J. Geils in new Adam Sandler Movie, but what about Hartford Whalers shirt?


The movie Grown Ups was mindless fun, and I’ll admit, I’m looking forward to the sequel this summer. Hartford Whalers fans everywhere got a huge thrill when Adam Sandler wore a Whalers t-shirt in the first film, and there’s hope he will promote Connecticut’s beloved lost hockey franchise in the second movie.


There is a scene in the trailer in which Sandler is wearing a green shirt when a deer urinates on him while he is in bed with Salma Hayek . Remember, I did say mindless. But you can’t tell if it is indeed the familiar Brass Bonanza logo on the shirt. We’ll have to wait until school gets out and Grown Ups 2 hits theaters. There is a shot of native Granite Stater Sandler wearing a University of New Hampshire shirt. He grew up in Manchester, where I got my start in television.


Also, the J. Geils Band is hauled out of retirement to make an appearance in the sequel, at a pool party at a home in the fictional town of Stanton, Connecticut, where Grown Ups is set. When I was in junior high and high school I loved J. Geils. Wish I still had that t-shirt. They played at my high school once, and I saw them perform at the old Boston Garden and the now defunct Cape Cod Coliseum.

Here’s the trailer: http://entertainment.time.com/2013/04/03/todays-movie-trailer-grown-ups-2/

Also read about Megan Fox wearing the Whalers garb: http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/hartford-whalers-gear-going-hollywood/

6 replies »

  1. Watched them at the Cape Cod Coliseum myself. they did a christmas eve concert if I remember. Saw so many concerts there lived right on the other side of rt6 directly across from the coliseum. Aerosmith, Ozzy, BOC, Clash, Molly Hatchet, Outlaws


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