#IdeaMonth Day 23: Spare the Octopi

I'm a Detroit Red Wings fan. It's one of my few sports loyalties. I also appreciate traditions. Sometimes, however, traditions need to change.

At the beginning of home games (and occasionally later on), at least one octopus is heaved onto the ice from the crowd. It's been done for decades. The crowd loves it. But it's wasteful. Why not drop an enormous fake octopus from the rafters? Spare the octopi. As a fan, I'm willing to change.