Oct 1, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Patrick Sharp (10) stands with teammates as the 2013 Stanley Cup championship banner is raised to the rafters before the game against the Washington Capitals at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Poll: Are You a Superstitious Sports Fan?

May 25, 2012; Newark, NJ, USA; The New Jersey Devils pose with the Prince of Wales trophy after defeating the New York Rangers in game six of the 2012 Eastern Conference finals at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

This year alone I have jinxed the San Antonio Spurs and Boston Bruins out of championships, flirted with a personal superstition that almost cost Ohio State its undefeated season, and may be responsible for the New Jersey Devils’ first 7 losses.

Maybe I am overreacting a tiny bit but it all comes with being a superstitious sports fan.

I had watched at least 2 periods of the Devils’ first 7 games. On Saturday, I was not able to catch the game and they won 4-0. If they lose on Tuesday, I’ll take the next game off.

When the San Antonio Spurs had the Miami Heat in a vice grip in Game 6 with about 90 seconds left, I said that Miami was delaying the inevitable and the Spurs already won. Ray Allen ties up the game at the buzzer. Heat win Game 6 in OT and Game 7 to win the NBA Championship.

When the Boston Bruins were up by a goal in Game 6 with a few minutes left in the game, I said, “Well what are the odds the Blackhawks will win it this game in regulation?” I was playing NHL 13 when I got the alert that the Chicago Blackhawks had scored 2 goals in 17 seconds to win the Stanley Cup.

Superstition is existent in almost every sports fan. Everyone has a tradition when they watch games. Everyone has a certain superstitious action that they believe will help their team win. Personally, I am a jinx and it is only more and more apparent with the Devils now.

So I ask the question, are you superstitious?

Are You a Superstitious Sports Fan?

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