Say it isn’t: The Colorado Avalanche won its first Stanley Cup in 21 years last weekend and got a congratulatory message from punk rock band Blink-182 on Twitter on Monday.
To the uninitiated, it may seem like the virtual congratulations come from an unlikely source. But the band’s 1999 hit “All the Small Things” has become the unofficial anthem for Avs’ home games. Listen up:
— blink-182 (@blink182) June 27, 2022
Avs game night DJ Craig Turney, aka DJ Triple T, told ESPN that he was listening to the “Throwback Thursday” segment of a local radio station when he was reminded of the song and decided to add it to the sonic rotation of the third period.
“They just loved it,” Turney said of fans in an interview with NHL.com. “It was organic. It was not staged. Everyone was excited and it was like, ‘Wow, okay, I think we’re really onto something here.’”
Since Blink-182 tweeted its congratulations, locals have begged the band to attend the Stanley Cup parade, which marches from Denver’s Union Station to Civic Center park Thursday morning. So far, band members haven’t hinted at whether or not they’ll be there; we checked with their publicity company to see if they are considering it. (Not a word yet.)
Blink 182 will be forever royalty in Colorado when they release on Thursday.
— Craig (Avs fan) Rohan MD, FAAD, FAAP (@rohan_craig) June 27, 2022
It wouldn’t be the first time they’ve done something special for the Avalanche. According to ESPN, bassist Mark Hoppus once filmed an intro playing to the song during a home game.
It doesn’t matter, we’re just excited that the Avs turned out the lights in the final and took home the Stanley Cup. After-after, after-after, after-after, after-after, after, after….
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