I Won't Lie, I'm Impressed By This
There are many people out there who claim to be dedicated fans. They wear the face paint, they harass the opposition, and they drink as much beer as humanly possible. That's great, but compared to this guy, they're nothing.
A 19-year-old Red Wings fan named Zach Smith threw an octopus out onto the ice during Game 4 of the Pens/Red Wings game in Pittsburgh. Naturally, because you're no longer allowed to do that anymore, Smith was tossed and told if he came back in, he'd be arrested.
But that didn't stop this dedicated fan. Smith was in regular street clothes when he tossed the octopus. So when he got kicked out of Mellon Arena, he quickly changed clothes. But don't think he changed into just some new sweater. No, he went all in, changing in to a Red Wings jersey.
But how was he going to get back into the arena?
Impressively, he had bought an extra ticket from a scalper in anticipation that he would get kicked out for throwing the octopus on the ice. So he sauntered up to the admission gate in his new duds with the extra ticket. He walked right back in, with no one the wiser.
In case you're wondering how much dedication like that costs, the answer is 300 bones.
I may consider Detroit a hell hole (which it is), and hate the Red Wings, but I salute this fan. I'll even look past the fact that he claims to be an "adrenaline junkie," which is code for "I'm a d-bag."
That was some impressive work in Pittsburgh, son.
Wings fan throws octopus, kicked out of Pittsburgh arena, sneaks back in. [Detroit Free Press]