Marcus Mariota and Titans O-Line Get Preds Fans Pumped by Chugging Beers and Hoisting Giant Catfish (Video + Pics)
Nashville has never really been known as a hockey town. But that is about the change.
On Tuesday night Nashville hosted Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals between the hometown Predators and Anaheim Ducks. Bridgestone Arena was rocking for Rounds 1 and 2, but Preds fans took things to the next level for Round 3.
The ringleaders of Tuesday’s raucous crowd? None other than Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans offensive line. They brought a giant catfish to the game, as has become tradition in Nashville:
Ben Jones brought the catfish!!! Nashville united!!!! I also ran into Mike Mularkey who's at the game! pic.twitter.com/d7pKrwKNpR
— Cory Curtis (@CoryCurtis2) May 17, 2017
Then they chugged beers:
Tennessee Titans offensive linemen crushing tallboys to fire up the crowd in Nashville
Go Preds. pic.twitter.com/v1sHACFVqo
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) May 17, 2017
And theeeeeeen the shirts came off:
— Paul Kuharsky (@PaulKuharskyNFL) May 17, 2017
— Chase McCabe (@ChaseOnGame) May 17, 2017
In case you’re wondering, the shirtless guy is offensive guard Quinton Spain. Dude obviously knows how to party.
A little later on somebody in the crowd threw a dead duck onto the ice:
Anoche los fans de los Predators lanzaron un Pato muerto al hielo en la final del Oeste. Nashville está jugando vs los Ducks. pic.twitter.com/EdU7v2PVRz
— Alonzo Solano (@Alonzo_s) May 17, 2017
Having a team from Southern California in the Stanley Cup Finals would probably be better for television ratings, but personally I’d rather see Predators fans go apesh*t for another four games.
Hat Tip – [Fox Sports]