Outkick Is Now Repping Preds Catfish Guy

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Every story needs a hero and right now the hero of Nashville’s story is Catfish Jake Waddel, a brave man who uncorked a catfish onto the ice when the Preds were trailing 3-0 in Pittsburgh. Buoyed by the rally catfish the Preds stormed back to tie the game at 3 each, earning Carrie Underwood’s lasting acclaim, before losing 5-3.

Unfortunately since that time Catfish Jake has been charged with three crimes by city of Pittsburgh authorities.

For throwing a catfish on the ice.


Clearly, this will not stand.

What kind of Tennesseean would I be if I just let some damn Yankees push us around? Would Davey Crockett or Andrew Jackson or Sam Houston let the city of Pittsburgh just trash a native Nashvillian who had the balls to toss a catfish onto the ice?

Of course not.

Which is why I’m representing Catfish Jake for free and now assembling the best legal defense team seen since the O.J. Simpson trial. We’re going to have a team of lawyers working on this in the Nashville area as well as in Pittsburgh. Before we are done with this case the city of Pittsburgh is going to be brought to its knees.

As if that weren’t enough to accomplish early in the morning to make the world a better place while interviewing Catfish Jake on Outkick the Coverage’s radio show, yes, we cover all the big stories — you need to go listen to it, he was fantastic — I had the idea to offer $10k to charity if Carrie Underwood would throw a catfish on the ice. Memphis Grizzly, and Nashville native, Brandan Wright quickly added his own $10k and then I got Bobby Bones, Brandt Snedeker, and Kirk Herbstreit, all Nashville residents as well, to add their own $10k to the pot.

If you know any other rich people with decent Twitter followings who are Nashville natives or are rooting for the Preds to win, seek them out online and ask them to make their own $10k contribution.

In the meantime I’m currently working on assembling the best legal defense team in the history of American jurisprudence.

Also, one of you needs to get another catfish on the ice tonight in Pittsburgh.

If there’s one credo Outkick stands behind it’s this — when someone acts like a pussy — and right now the entire city of Pittsburgh’s all acting like a bunch of pussies — you don’t let them win.

So #dbap, Nashville and #dbap, America

We need catfish on the Pittsburgh ice. (And I hereby pledge that the Outkick legal defense team will defend all of you. Including Carrie Underwood.)

And if Carrie can’t do it, one of you has to do it.


So get those catfish on the ice tonight.

Written by Clay Travis

Clay Travis is the founder of the fastest growing national multimedia platform, OutKick, that produces and distributes engaging content across sports and pop culture to millions of fans across the country. OutKick was created by Travis in 2011 and sold to the Fox Corporation in 2021.

One of the most electrifying and outspoken personalities in the industry, Travis hosts OutKick The Show where he provides his unfiltered opinion on the most compelling headlines throughout sports, culture, and politics. He also makes regular appearances on FOX News Media as a contributor providing analysis on a variety of subjects ranging from sports news to the cultural landscape. Throughout the college football season, Travis is on Big Noon Kickoff for Fox Sports breaking down the game and the latest storylines.

Additionally, Travis serves as a co-host of The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show, a three-hour conservative radio talk program syndicated across Premiere Networks radio stations nationwide.

Previously, he launched OutKick The Coverage on Fox Sports Radio that included interviews and listener interactions and was on Fox Sports Bet for four years. Additionally, Travis started an iHeartRadio Original Podcast called Wins & Losses that featured in-depth conversations with the biggest names in sports.

Travis is a graduate of George Washington University as well as Vanderbilt Law School. Based in Nashville, he is the author of Dixieland Delight, On Rocky Top, and Republicans Buy Sneakers Too.