Colorado Avalanche Fans Singing Blink-182 Is Unequivocally Awesome – OutKick

The sights and sounds of nearly 20,000 Colorado Avalanche fans singing along Blink 182 you should have seen it. In fact, the raucous crowd singing in unison as the Western Conference champions cruise across the ice is arguably the coolest thing that happens in all North American sports.

In other words, Wisconsin’s faithful may have to jump to second place in the fan-supported in-game banger category.

Catch the awesomeness below.

Although the singing of “All the Small Things” starts when the action stops, what’s unique is that it’s not just a few bars pounding through the arena before play resumes. Avalanche fans autograph the entire tune as the game progresses.

Name another place where more than 18,000 people agree to literally sing the same tune game after game — we’re waiting.

According to NHL.com, the tradition began in 2019 when Avs DJ Craig Turney, aka “DJ Triple T,” heard the song on the radio during a regular afternoon drive. Although the song was released in 1999, it still spoke to Turney and influenced his decision to film it during the Avalanche’s next home game.

“What a song, huh?” Turney told NHL.com, recalling the moment.

When the song hit the ball arena in Colorado, fans, like Turney, couldn’t hide their excitement. “They just loved it,” Turney said. “It was organic. It wasn’t staged. Everyone was excited and it was like, ‘Wow, OK, I think we’re really on our way to something here.’”

Soon after, the jam became a Third Period staple, though it has come and gone during crazy COVID seasons. It was back in full swing for Colorado’s ride to the Stanley Cup Finals, where the Avs Tampa Bay are currently two games to none.

Turney told NHL.com, “…if you’re here and you’re gonna rock the whole arena and sing along, ‘Don’t say it’, I’m not going. Turn off the light. Carry me home, na-na, na-na, na-na, na-na, na, na,” all in unison it only gives you chills. That’s what it’s all about. This community connecting over something so simple. It’s all the little things.”

With just two more wins, Colorado and its singing fans secure the franchise’s third Stanley Cup. And that’s no small thing.

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