Several Tennessee Titans players partied it up in interesting ways while in attendance for the second fame of the NHL conference semifinals between the Nashville Predators and Winnipeg Jets.
At one point, Titans offensive lineman Taylor Lewan chugged a beer out of a dead catfish. He then proceeded to chug and crush a Bud Light tall boy. Quinton Spain was shirtless in the video, chugging a Bud Light and had a lightsaber. Marcus Mariota, the third year quarterback from University of Oregon, looked awkward next to the rowdy offensive line.
— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) April 29, 2018
Earlier on Sunday, Taylor Lewan tweeted a request for anyone who could help him get a catfish for “a friend.” Now it’s clear why he needed it.
Im looking for a catfish for a “friend” tonight. If you could help me out, that would be amazing. I think we can all agree bigger is better!
Love, your DAD #NoBadDays
— Taylor Lewan (@TaylorLewan77) April 29, 2018
The Predators’ catfish tradition dates back to 1999. Bob Wolf wrapped a catfish in newspaper and hid it under his jersey. He threw it on to the ice after Nashville’s lone goal in a 4-1 loss. Wolf said he ran from his seats and random fans helped him evade police. It became a tradition.
More recently though, Jacob Waddell snuck a dead fish in and threw it on the ice during the first game of the 2017 Stanley Cup. Pittsburgh ended up winning their second consecutive Stanley Cup in six games and are now looking to make it three in a row this year.
Nashville evened the series up at one with a 5-4 double overtime victory. They’ll be traveling to Winnipeg for the next two games.