Avalanche Home: Etiquette Guide for Wild Fans

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4. Don’t be an ugly drunk.

Sep 29, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers teammates spray champagne and beer on starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) in the locker room after clinching the NL west after a win against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park.The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Francisco Giants 8-0. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

This rule absolutely works both ways. However, here I’m going to start a theme to carry us through the rest of this post. Remember — you are not at home. If you are attending the October 8, Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild home opener at Pepsi Center as a Wild fan, you are not at home.

The Pepsi Center is the home of the Colorado Avalanche because it is in Denver, Colorado. (See the connection between locale and local team?)

Now, I fully admit there will probably be plenty of drunk Avs fans. They are going to be whomever they are when drunk — happy, silly, sexy, argumentative, aggressive… We all have our drunk personas.

I’m not going to justify their behavior except to say people at home should feel free to act naturally — within reason, of course. If an Avalanche fan is acting unruly, please look around for one of the security personnel in blue jackets and ask for assistance. I believe there’s even a number to which you can text for assistance.

Please do not feel free to follow suit in drunken meanness. You are not at home. You should not act as a guest how you would act at home. I would expect Avalanche fans in Minnesota to accord you and your home the same courtesy.

Let’s move on a little more with courtesy.

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