Once upon a time, Kris Humphries was caught up in a whirlwind romance with America’s foremost reality TV princess, Kim Kardashian. It was a classic love affair, filled with promotional appearances, fights with relatives and miniature horses. Near the end, when Kris and Kim got engaged, Humphries bought his special lady a 20.5 carat engagement ring that cost $2.5 million. Pretty significant chunk of change for a guy with no contract.

Just six months after the engagement, the marriage is over and Humphries still doesn’t have a contract, despite the fact he had the best season of his career. Lucky for him, he just got what seems to be a pretty irresistible offer.

The Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League is offering scorned husband and NBA veteran (most recently with the New Jersey Nets), Kris Humphries a spot on the team’s roster or in the Crunch’s front office.

Humphries, a native of hockey hotbed Minnesota, saw his life and marriage to Kardashian become a running national joke during his regular appearance on the E Network’s ‘Keeping up the Kardashians’ popular reality series.

“We would welcome Kris Humphries to Syracuse, where unlike Hollywood there are no paparazzi within hundreds of miles and he could reclaim his privacy and self-esteem,” said Syracuse Crunch General Manager Vance Lederman. “Being from Minnesota, Humphries will surely enjoy the hockey and feel right at home in the cold, gray, dismal weather we experience this time of year in Central New York.”

The Crunch will allow Humphries use of their state of the art training facility and provide a certified personal trainer who will be available to the basketball star as he attempts to earn a spot with a NBA team.

Truth be told, this sounds like a pretty decent offer. It sounds like he doesn’t even have to play hockey, really. Just kind of show up, work out and enjoy the terrible weather in Central New York. This seems pretty legit, which is what you’d expect from a minor league hockey team.

Let’s see what else they’re offering.

In paying homage to the short-lived Kardashian/Humphries union, fans can purchase a six-pack of tickets to either the club’s December 16th or 17th game for just $72.

Dang it. Just when it seemed like something was finally going Kris Humprhies’ way, the Crunch had to go and make this in to a big joke.

This whole idea looked like it was on the up-and-up too. Guess he’ll just have to wait on some NBA team to hope last season’s performance wasn’t all Kardashian Effect.

(via SB Nation)