Randy Miller of NJ.com is, as I’m sure you know, a master of hot take headlines.
We’ve previously showed you how Miller is constantly trying to draw his reader in by making outlandish (yet accurate) comparisons of Flyers’ prospects to Hall of Famers. Those headlines, while takey as hell, are nothing in comparison to his latest offering:
You see, recently Michael Del Zotto has been doing not so great (at least according to Flyers coach Craig Berube), so he’s looking for a new pair of shoes to get back into his game.
I’m not sure why Del Zotto chose a Malibu Beach Trail to go shopping for shoes. That seems odd — surely California has malls and stuff. Right?
Oh! Maybe Randy is talking about the fish. Wait. Are sole native to California? Is this Malibu Trail even on the water?
Those questions that I just laid out are exactly why this headline is so damn good. It draws you in immediately — now you need to find out if Del Zotto was shoe shopping or fishing.
Brilliant work by Mafaso, king of the beat writers.