It sort of seems like that kind of week where we could use a fun distraction doesn't it?
Yesterday in the Quack Fix, on the heels of my comment regarding the Ducks' record when I watch the game in a bar/pub (1-4, yikes), there was some discussion regarding the superstitions we have as Duck fans.
As a sports fan, it's pretty easy to convince yourself that your actions have a direct impact on the outcome of the current play/game/season. There are some things you vow you'll never do again, and some things you obsessively repeat, just to get the fates on your side.
Over the years I've laid witness to some of the claims of the weird and wonderful things we do to help our Ducks win. Whether it be, articles of clothing you wear, mirroring the Duck's pushups, refusing to consume nachos on game day, beverage choices, or a pregame routine, I know there are some entertaining superstitions out there. So as we gear up for the biggest game of the year, I figured it would be amusing to see what people have planned to generate some good Karma.I suppose it's only fair that I share first.
First, the bar dilemma. Since the start of the 2009 season I have watched 5 Duck games in some form of Pub or Bar. 2009 BSU; 2009 Rose Bowl; 2010 Stanford; 2010 National Championship; and 2011 LSU. This leads me question watching the notion of watching this year's Stanford game at a bar even though I have friends that want to go and watch it. Mitigating episode, the 2009 Civil War was my first week in Australia. I went to a bar hoping to catch the game, but had no luck, so instead I followed on Gamecast.
Clothing. My only game at Autzen was the 2009 Cal game. You may have read about the outcome of that game elsewhere on this blog. While in Eugene I purchased 3 t-shirts from the Bookstore. The closest thing they had to my size (medium) in the spirit shirt was an XL. I wore that for gameday, and on the following day donned the gray "Property of Oregon Athletic Department" shirt. The Ducks beat up on WSU a week later, and now that shirt gets worn the day after every Duck game. Though, as the "day after" gameday in Australia is actually Monday, I typically sleep in it on Sunday nights now. The third shirt I bought has become my gameday shirt because it's a medium and actually fits. And since 2008 I wear my green and yellow Air Haywards for any game I watch outside of home.
Beer. Between the first rate education in the malty beverages I have received on AtQ and my exposure to Oregon craft beers during the trip to the Cal game, I now insist on drinking only the hoppiest IPAs or richest porters I can find for gameday.
I'm sure there are some better stories out there. What will you be doing for Saturday?
Superstitions, for them or against them?
My actions directly impact the outcome of games (29 votes)
There are some things I do for fun, but it's not too serious (14 votes)
No, they're sily (1 vote)
It doesn't matter, it all comes down to what JShufelt has for breakfast. (7 votes)
51 total votes