Monday, October 6, 2008

Superstitious Tendencies

Yes, we all tend to have our superstitions. Whether they are simple gestures or a ritualistic game day rites, many of us knowingly do things that we feel will influence the outcome of that day's game.

Watching the Colts in Super Bowl XLI, I found myself standing in the doorway to the kitchen watching the game because while I was standing there, the Colts starting doing well and I was not about to jinx the game by moving back to my seat on the couch. Not be left out, the rest of our group watching the game were also having the same thought as everyone maintained their seating or standing arrangements as well.

Fast forward to yesterday. I hopped into the Bembledack Family Vanagon to take a load of furniture to storage. My daughter, Hortencia, had been listening to a children's book on CD. As I was turning off the CD to listen to the Colts game, in my head I hear, "You really need to listen to the remainder of the disc for the Colts to win." Uh-huh. Whatever.

I tuned into the game and proceeded to hear the Colts were down 20-10 and the current Colts drive stall to force a punt. The Texans immediately rumbled off a 40-some odd yard run and quick march down the field. Before they could score again, my mind drifted back to the thought before I turned the game on. Not really wanting to hear the Colts lose AGAIN, I turned the CD back on and listened to rest of the CD, about 15 minutes or so.

When I turned the game back on, the Colts have the ball on the Texan 5-yard line trailing 24-27 with 2 minutes to go. Of course, they scored the go-ahead touchdown and went on to win the game.

Coincidence, I don't think so...

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Blogger Slut Bunwalla said...

Yeah, I tried to put my superstitions to bed (as far as the Colts go) when they won the Super Bowl. But old habits die hard sometimes.

Of course, the reason you were standing in that particular doorway in that particular house was because the Colts were undefeated that season when a group of us got together to watch a game at the Bunwalla House. Not that we would mention that before the Super Bowl, because you shouldn't point out those streaks while they're happening.

Logically, we know that adhering to these superstitions doesn't matter.

Only, it does matter.

October 6, 2008 at 11:12 PM  
Blogger Lom Henn said...

I strongly suggest, with great anticipation and eagerness, a "Hortencia" tag.

October 7, 2008 at 1:17 AM  
Blogger Zinglebert Bembledack said...

The "Hortencia" tag has been added, as requested.

Now we just need to "find" something that will help the Colts winning for this year.

October 7, 2008 at 12:58 PM  

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