Whatever you do, don’t get arrested
This year, there have already been a few notable tosses throughout the playoffs, both in Nashville and out. Tennessee Titans tackle Taylor Lewan brought catfish into two games so far, holding one over his head before chugging a beer while the arena went bonkers. In the first game of the Finals, one Preds fanatic decided to repeat the feat in Pittsburgh to rally a Predators’ comeback. That stunt not only earned him an immediate ejection from the Penguins arena, but also an arrest for disorderly conduct, possessing instruments of a crime, and “disrupting a meeting.” A local radio station promised to pay all of his fines, and he’s being hailed as a hero. All charges against the fan were later dropped.
It might all seem crazy, but that’s the “Smashville” way now. Now that the team is in the Stanley Cup Finals, the stakes are high and fans have taken the tradition to a whole new level. During game three, a total of five catfish hit the ice, causing a stoppage of play, and some necessary clean-up.