Reason #3: Part of the Family
Never was it more apparent to the world how much the fans loved their team than when the Nashville Predators made their run to the Stanley Cup Final. Fans poured out of Bridgestone Arena and onto Broadway and into the surrounding bars and pubs, all for the Predators.
Occasionally, I’ll see someone wearing Preds gear in my area and the “Go Preds!” we share is something to behold. That is somewhat expected, though. To be in Nashville, right outside the arena, and share “Go Preds!” with fellow fans feels even more special. Of course there are fans there, why do we need to share our love outside the stadium when we’ll all be cheering together inside it? Because we’re a family, of sorts.
I’ve bonded with cousins, brothers, sisters, parents and strangers over the Preds and it continues to be one of the biggest reasons I’m thankful to be a Preds fan.