Keith took part in a long-standing tradition Tuesday Night that involves a real catfish!Facebook shared a video of Urban holding a catfish in the stands while fans went nuts!
What is this all about?
The Predators' tradition of the catfish is an ode to the octopus-throwing tradition of the Detroit Red Wings. Back in the 1950s, to win the Stanley Cup, a team had to win two best-of-seven series to be named the champions. Because the octopus has eight arms, fans began bringing them to games to symbolize how many wins a team had to win to be champions.In 1952, the Detroit Red Wings swept the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens to win the Stanley Cup, and a pair of fans hurled an octopus onto the ice to celebrate.
The Tennessean reported that the first instance of a Predators fan throwing a catfish on the ice was on October 30, 2003.
Since then, it has been a huge tradition with fans saran wrapping the catfish to their bodies, covering it up with oversized jerseys, and holding them up during the game.
Keith wasn't able to able to partake in the tradition of throwing the catfish on the ice, but he was shown on the jumbotron holding up a catfish, as the crowd went wild!