Posted by kopower
Posted by Shawn91111
On the flip side I have a question about being passionate for your teams. Didnt feel like making a thread.
anyhow, do you do certain things the same way as not to "Jinx" your team?
Example. Im a diehard Syracuse fan, when they won it all in 2003 for basketball I had to go to the same exact bar, order the same drink just as I did in their previous wins in the NCAA tournament.
My wife doesnt understand this. When the Yankees were playing Detroit in the ALCS this year in game 1, she was in the living room painting, I was in the living room watching the game, Yankees are losing. As soon as she goes in the bedroom Yankees tie it, when she comes back out Detroit scored 1 run in the 12th and I yell at her to go back. She got pissed, but ya gotta know you're Jinxing it.
When I was younger, I was very superstitious. I had to sit a certain way and wear the same clothes when my team was doing well. Not so much anymore.
I did this when the Mavs won the championship last year, as well as all the Rangers playoff games. If they were playing well I did not move an inch on the couch until the other team started to outplay them. I even made sure I was on the same couch...and that included me ordering my dad to move
A couple years ago me, my housemate and his girlfriend were watching the World Junior Championships and Canada was up 3-0 after 2 periods. They went upstairs to bang and Russia ended up scoring 5 goals that 3rd period...I will forever blame them for that collapse. I debated going up there when it was 3-3 and dragging them back downstairs but my buddy is a hairy bastard
before I tore a muscle in my shoulder, I was a pretty good pitcher playing AAA and varsity. Every time I finished an inning, I would go through the exact same routine: sit on the same spot on the bench, how much gatorade/water to drink, which sleeve of my jacket I put on first, and whether I drank before or after sitting. This would vary game to game but once I do it I must follow it every time out. Also after my warm up pitches, the 3rd baseman MUST receive and give me the ball after the throwdown to 2nd.