It’s easy to blame Detroit for the catfish phenomenon. Or even Florida and their rats, but the catfish tradition is definitely a tradition of its own. The tradition is said to have started in 2002 when some faithful (drunk?) Preds fans decided to throw a catfish onto the ice. Since then, fans have smuggled in catfish - some fresh from the river out back and others from the local seafood shop - and chucked them on the ice to rally the crowd at the beginning or the game, to celebrate the first Predators’ goal, or even to rally the troops into a ferocious come back.
It’s not necessarily a legal activity in Nashville or otherwise, but we know you want to be a part of the tradition somehow. And now you can with this Rogue Panda exclusive design featuring the Nashville Predators pick logo and a fun take on a flathead catfish.
More on the tradition can be found here.