Fans And Athletes Will Never Let These Sports Team Traditions Die

Bring In The Octopus!

In 1952, one of the strangest traditions got its start. The Red Wings needed to win eight playoff games to secure the Stanely Cup, so that’s when Jerry and Pete Cusimano took action. The two brothers owned a fish market and wanted their team to win. That’s when they threw the eight-legged sea creature onto the ice.

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Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images

The octopus might have been magical because the Red Wings went on to pull a clean-sweep. They won eight games with no losses, and the octopus has been flung around ever since.