QUOTE(arin @ May 4, 2007 - 03:35AM)
I really dont think throwing a SHARK on the ice during a SHARKS game is 'copying' us... Come on. Who really cares? Also, who cares if it's dead? Are all the octopi put onto the ice at the Joe still alive?
Turns out it was was a Sharks fan who was indeed trying to copy the Wings tradition. He had been planning it for twelve years, after attending a Wings game and seeing an octopus thrown on the ice. They did a radio interview of the guy t (known only as "Shark Thrower") who threw the shark, the .MP3 file of which you can listen to here
Turns out it was a four foot leopard shark (or so the claim), which he purchased already dead, put it in plastic, and smuggled in under an overcoat. He was ejected from the game afterward (after, he alleges, the ushers promised him that they wouldn't - that they just wanted to know).
KNBR Radio also did a piece called "Shark Throwing 101 - How to smuggle a shark into the HP Pavillion in 9 easy steps:"
1. Get dead shark
2. Put on ice.
3. Display shark
4. Disguise shark.
5. Find innocent looking smuggler.
6. Strap to back.
7. Cover w/ lg. shirt.
8. Cover w/ lg coat.
9. Hurl Shark!
Edited by Grypho, 04 May 2007 - 04:36 AM.