Okay, so maybe I'm blinded by the fact that I took a girl I was interested in to the game with me (I think that's besides the point). But, as I was trying to teach her the chants and when she should say them, her reply was "So all you guys do is tell the other team they suck over and over?"
I had never really thought about it like that before, but she's right. Each chant is a different variation of telling the other team they suck.It starts from the reading of the lineup, to each penalty kill, to each goal scored by Nashville, and finally to the end of the game after the Preds win. Are we lacking the creative juices to come up with something better?! You can't tell me that in a city such as Nashville that we can't do better. We have songwriters that come up with new songs every minute. It's actually a known statistic that every 30 seconds in Nashville a new song is written. Yes, it's a fact just like San Diego which of course in German means... wait nevermind.
Just like Nashville Predators have taken the team to a new level by getting through the first round of the playoffs for the first time last season, it's time the fans did the same. There needs to be solid traditions made in Bridgestone Arena to solidify the Music City as a hockey town. It's time the marketing department of the Preds does something just besides give out yellow shirts and towels to get the fans into the game. I think Bridgestone Arena could be one of the toughest rinks to play in if we only reevaluated what we do as fans. Altthough, the standing Os during timeouts are amazing. That is one of the biggest reasons we stand out.
Is there a tradition you would like to start during Preds games? Is there a chant that you would change?
One place to start would be a song we could always play going into the 3rd period and get the stands going crazy. Maybe someone can bring a thesaurus to the game to come up with other words besides 'suck'. Because right now, the Nashville Predators organization is on the power play... "And our chants still suck"