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Colbert-inspired hockey mascot flying off shelves

Updated: January 27, 2007, 2:02 PM ET
Associated Press

SAGINAW, Mich. -- Fake news has been very good to the Saginaw Spirit.

The junior hockey club has TV host Stephen Colbert to thank for the sudden interest in the team's jerseys and hats, which now are selling in places as far and wide as California, Ireland and Scotland.

"Our hat sales are up 25 percent over last year, and Stephen Colbert has helped us in a big way by talking about us every week," managing partner Craig Goslin told The Saginaw News.

When the team announced it was seeking ...

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