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Eddie Vedder Discovers Hockey! See Pearl Jam’s Sportiest Moments


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Pearl Jam have never been shy about their love of sports. They were originally named after a New Jersey Nets point guard and bros with Dennis Rodman, and Eddie Vedder is a well-known diehard Chicago Cubs fan. This weekend, Pearl Jam revealed themselves to be hockey fans, or at least aware of what's happening in the NHL, too. When the group visited Winnipeg Saturday night as part of their Canadian tour, Vedder led the crowd in a rollicking chant of "Go Jets Go" in honor of the city getting their NHL franchise back after 16 hockey-less years.

According to Puck Daddy, Vedder also dedicated a performance of "Just Breathe" to Jets defenseman Randy Jones. Now if only Jeff Ament showed up at a Seattle Seahawks game, Pearl Jam would have all four major sports covered.

Here's Vedder's "Go Jets Go!" chant, plus some more of Pearl Jam's sportier moments:

Vedder shows off his arm and his voice by throwing out the first pitch and singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" for the Cubs:

Bob Costas looks utterly confused when Vedder sings the National Anthem at the 1998 NBA Finals:

Vedder's Cubs ode "All the Way":

Dennis Rodman joins Pearl Jam onstage for "Hail, Hail" in 1998:

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