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What Is Your Worst Sports Superstition?

erikthredderikthredd Posts: 8,227 ✭✭✭✭✭

I recently listened to a Celtics podcast where one of the co-hosts admitted that one time when he was younger he continued to eat from a large pack of chocolate chip cookies because the Red Sox went on a run once he opened the package then started eating them but wouldn't stop until the inning ended. The conversation then went into how odd some people's sports superstitions are so it got me thinking of posting this thread asking for your worst/funniest ones.

I've had some mild ones over the years involving the Pats where I wouldn't trim my beard until they lost in the postseason or if they won a game on sunday I'd have to wear the same shirt as-is again the following game.
Today though I caught myself unintentionally in the middle of one and I had a pretty good LOL because of it.

I went into my freezer earlier to take something out for dinner and decided to go with a package of shaved steak to make a steak & cheese sub. Then I remembered that the Celtics are playing the 76ers tonight and the whole Philly cheese steak thing, said nope and immediately put the package right back in the freezer LoL!

So let's hear some of your sports superstitions. If you're too embarrassed to admit any,thats fine. 😎

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    DarinDarin Posts: 6,308 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don’t know if I have a sports superstition but when driving to the casino I can’t look at the clock in the car if it’s 10:13, 11:13 etc. or in my mind I will have seriously bad luck.
    So when it gets to 10:11 I count down slowly from 180 seconds without glancing at the clock and that will get me to at least 10:14 and good luck will still be in play.

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    Alfonz24Alfonz24 Posts: 3,050 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 1, 2023 9:58AM

    Golf. When marking my ball on the green, it is always heads up with eyes facing the hole.

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    erikthredderikthredd Posts: 8,227 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Darin said:
    I don’t know if I have a sports superstition but when driving to the casino I can’t look at the clock in the car if it’s 10:13, 11:13 etc. or in my mind I will have seriously bad luck.
    So when it gets to 10:11 I count down slowly from 180 seconds without glancing at the clock and that will get me to at least 10:14 and good luck will still be in play.

    I used to work with a guy that spent a ton of money on scratch tickets and would only scratch them using a coin from a certain year. He'd win some decent money but I'm sure what he was spending on them was much more.

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    craig44craig44 Posts: 10,524 ✭✭✭✭✭

    nothing particular, but when the Pats are in the playoffs, and it gets close in the 4th quarter, I just pace. I cant stay in my seat. It really annoys my wife.

    George Brett, Roger Clemens and Tommy Brady.

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    erikthredderikthredd Posts: 8,227 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @craig44 said:
    nothing particular, but when the Pats are in the playoffs, and it gets close in the 4th quarter, I just pace. I cant stay in my seat. It really annoys my wife.

    I did this during every 4th quarter of this past Celtics/Warriors Finals. Just had too much nervous energy lol.

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    HydrantHydrant Posts: 7,773 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 1, 2023 2:52PM

    Screwup.....I'll be back!

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    perkdogperkdog Posts: 29,498 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Both SI and Madden cover jinx

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    SanctionIISanctionII Posts: 11,716 ✭✭✭✭✭

    ericktheredd.

    You may just find yourself pacing in June, 2023 during a Celtics/Warriors rematch :)

    Better limber up and put in some cardio workouts to get ready.

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    erikthredderikthredd Posts: 8,227 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @SanctionII said:
    ericktheredd.

    You may just find yourself pacing in June, 2023 during a Celtics/Warriors rematch :)

    Better limber up and put in some cardio workouts to get ready.

    Hey, if it means another trip to the Finals I'll take that matchup all day lol. This team did great learning from their mistakes in that series,its just all of the mistakes from the other series that have somehow slipped their notice.

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    GroceryRackPackGroceryRackPack Posts: 2,461 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I really don't have any worst sports superstitions...

    I would never eat a Buckeye...just the thought...Eww...

    One other werid thing I do and have been doing it for the last 6-7 years now is: I will only wash my coffee cup once a year and that is on the morning of Super Bowl Sunday... :)

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    BrickBrick Posts: 4,938 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't believe in superstition. It causes bad luck.

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    burghmanburghman Posts: 806 ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2, 2023 4:21AM

    Back in the pre-microbrew days when I drank Yuengling or Miller products, I used to drink 1 beer per period while watching a Penguins game for luck. Those multi-OT playoff games led to some really rough mornings the day after, especially #$&# Keith Primeau in 5 OTs in 2000.

    Jim

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    perkdogperkdog Posts: 29,498 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm surprised my comment about the SI and Madden cover jinx was the only one

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