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Video: Dancing Jackets fan becomes a hit

Posted on: February 16, 2012 4:36 pm
 

By Brian Stubits

Who says the city of Columbus doesn't have any hockey traditions?

While they don't have much on the ice to talk about, particularly if Rick Nash and Jeff Carter are traded, there is some, umm, entertainment in the crowd. Check out the rage at Nationwide Arena, the not-so tiny dancer named Kevin Schroeder.

Watch the video here at the Columbus Dispatch's website (wish we could embed it for you, the picture below will have to suffice). Just to be safe, might not want to watch in a place you might be embarrassed. It involves a portly fellow with no shirt.

Schroeder dances for the camera at Nationwide Arena. (Screengrab)

Ah yes, the things the crowd cheers for in Columbus these days.

What's the backstory for something like this (not what's written on his back)? There must be one, right? Yes, yes there is. Thankfully.

A Columbus native, Schroeder says it started at a game in 2002 when his girlfriend wanted to get on the jumbotron. "'You really want to get on?' She said 'Yea.' I said 'a fat guy dancing will get you on.'"

The video became a common sighting at games until Schroeder offered to give the Jackets a new look. That above is it.

"It's all my girlfriend's fault," Schroeder said. Thanks girlfriend.

Perhaps the woman who was interviewed in the Dispatch video put it best: "I find him to be very amusing, but sometimes a little grosses you out."

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Comments

Since: Aug 7, 2009
Posted on: February 18, 2012 10:45 am
 

Video: Dancing Jackets fan becomes a hit

He moves better than Madonna... 



Since: Feb 17, 2012
Posted on: February 17, 2012 9:05 pm
 

Video: Dancing Jackets fan becomes a hit




Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: February 17, 2012 3:36 pm
 

Video: Dancing Jackets fan becomes a hit

Too bad no one was there to see it.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: February 17, 2012 2:39 pm
 

Video: Dancing Jackets fan becomes a hit

I remember seeing him at the games. Its basically like watching Chris Farley from the Chippendales SNL sketch, only live at a hockey arena



Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: February 17, 2012 1:13 pm
 

Video: Dancing Jackets fan becomes a hit

its funny cuz he fat.



Since: Sep 9, 2007
Posted on: February 17, 2012 1:01 pm
 

Video: Dancing Jackets fan becomes a hit

Definitely potential as a Biggest Loser contestant. Sadly, he will be dead from heart disease before he turns 60. Anyone notice he is dancing in the handicapped section?



Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: February 17, 2012 10:50 am
 

Video: Dancing Jackets fan becomes a hit

Yo can't swing a dead cat in columbus without hitting a fat person.



Since: Mar 13, 2009
Posted on: February 17, 2012 10:05 am
 

Video: Dancing Jackets fan becomes a hit

Must be the only thing exciting in Columbus....



Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: February 17, 2012 8:07 am
 

Video: Dancing Jackets fan becomes a hit

Long live Dancing Kevin!



Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: February 16, 2012 10:24 pm
 

Video: Dancing Jackets fan becomes a hit

Columbus is in last place for either conference. Could this be the reason???


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