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Have You Seen This? Hooray for the jumbotron kid

Posted December 21, 2016

THE STADIUM — Whether you admit it or not, a life goal of yours is to show up on the jumbotron at a sporting event.

You know it's true. While I've always wanted that honor, I've never had it. Truth is, I don't know what I'd do. I'd likely try to dance and dishonor my family's name and be banished to a land full of monsters and rhythmless trolls.

At a recent Detroit Red Wings game against the Anaheim Ducks, the jumbotron camera person landed on a little kid, and the crowd went wild. All the little tyke had to do was smile, and the place erupted. But the camera went to another fan, and the crowd immediately booed. The camera then went back to the shaggy-haired tot in a Red Wings jersey, and the place went wild again.

Every time the camera focused on someone else, the crowd was having none of it, not even when they cut to players on the ice. The crowd wanted the happy little fan, and for some reason it's one of the most adorable things you've ever seen.

Now that I've seen this, I've realized I don't deserve to be on the jumbotron. Just always show kids — that's what the people want. Before you know it we're going to see these signs in yards across America: Little Red Wings Fan 2020.

John has grown up around movies and annoys friends and family with his movie facts and knowledge. John also has a passion for sports and pretty much anything awesome and it just so happens that these are the three things he writes about.

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