Ah its that time of year again? Can you feel it? All that is sports in Nashville has all but ended. The Titans gave it a good run, but sadly, its over. College football (except the BCS game tonight) is over. Do you know that that means...
Welcome to Smashville!
Its when Talk Radio talks about the Preds. Its the time when Nashville's own TV time out returns. Its the time when Pred Miracles happen. Its that time when Barry Trotz pulls magic out of the Pred hat. Its the time when PredNation can look around and honestly say "This might just be the year we advance and compete in the playoffs, boys." Its the most wonderful time of the year!
That's right, Sports Fans, get your Preds tickets. Hockey Season in Nashville begins! Did you see the attendance numbers for last Tuesday's (TUESDAY'S!) game? 15000+. Glorious! Its that time when the die hard fans look around, and sitting next to you in what may have been an empty seat is a Titans first, Preds second fan.
That's how I define that it is the second half of Nashville's season.
Readership, that means you have a mission, should you choose to accept it. We all want the Preds to be a longterm success, and we all know that it will. However, that means converting the non-fan to casual fans, and the casual fans into passionate ones. It means we, as the zealous, rabid fan base that we are, must take a minute to teach the game, and spread the love, to those around us.
Its what Preds 101 is all about.
What can we do about it? Talk passionately about the game to those who aren't familiar. Explain not what just happened, but why it happened. But things on context that makes sense. Analogize to other sports or life in general. Wear your Preds gear around town. Take some new people to the games. Make sure bars & restaurants have the game on their TVs. Share blogs, articles, tweets, and stories with the casual or non-fan.
Until next time PredNation... get excited.