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?