Taylor Lewan is a fan just like us.
We know three things about the Tennessee Titans’ Taylor Lewan.
One, he loves the Nashville Predators. Two, he could be the perfect spokesman for Bud Light; and, three, he loves to chug an ice-cold brewski from a raw catfish. Lewan loves these three so much, that he prefers drinking his Bud from a catfish, thank you very much.
Yep, that’s right. Lewan, while among the Predator crazies that swamp Bridgestone Arena for the playoffs, will chug a Bud Light from a dead catfish in honor of his adopted hometown team.
Don’t believe us? Check out the video.
It’s fandom to the 15th power.
Now, for normal people (those outside of Nashville), chugging a Bud Light from a dead catfish is something that only one who is intoxicated from one-too-many Steel Reserves will attempt to do. Yet, Lewan has done this before to show his support for the Preds in the postseason. The Predators unique tradition of showing opposing teams that they’re clearly in the south, he did what any self-respecting Predators fan would do in .3 seconds.
So, how did he even get the catfish in the process?
Now, we can’t say with 100 percent certainty that he threw the catfish on the ice. But there was a catfish chucked onto the ice as per tradition. We’ll just assume it was the Titans left tackle who did, because it makes for a better, more funs tory.
Speaking of the Titans, most of the team was in the house for this clash of two of the West’s best teams, with one having his shirt off for reasons I cannot fathom. What better way to get this sellout crowd, even more, turned up than to chug a beer from Tennessee’s famed catfish?
Is it disgusting? Yes, it is; but, it’s a tradition that only adds to the spectacle that is playoff hockey in Nashville.