It’s recently occurred to me that while I thoroughly enjoy attending Michigan sporting events both at home and on the road I am apparently very bad luck. Here is my proof.
In 2015 I attended the following Michigan sporting events, and as you can see the outcomes were not very great.
Women’s Softball. I went to their first two games in Fullerton, CA last March where I saw them lose to ASU and UF. The rest of the season they went 60-6.
Football. I went to both the Utah and OSU losses. Rest of the season, 10-1.
Basketball. I made it back for the Xavier loss a few months ago. So prior to the IU game this week our home record was 11-0 in games I did not attend.
So my record at these events in 2015 was 0-5 while the combined record when I didn’t attend was 81-7 (again, pre-IU game). That seems to be statistically significant without breaking out my old stats/engineering textbooks.
I decided to take this a step further and look at my road football success or lack thereof. You can see that I started off pretty good, but then things got pretty ugly, save for beating two terrible Purdue/NW teams.
1997 IU Win
1997/8 Rose Bowl Win
1998 NW Win
1999 Wisky Win
2000 UCLA Loss
2000 Purdue Loss
2000 NW Loss
2001 Washington Loss
2004 ND Loss
2006/7 Rose Bowl Loss
2009 Iowa Loss
2012 Alabama Loss
2012 Purdue Win
2012 ND Loss
2013 NW Win
2014 ND Loss
2015 Utah Loss
Anyone else also seem to bring terrible luck to our teams, or maybe the opposite?
I must admit that I did go to both of our basketball games in Atlanta in 2013 so I split that weekend.
That said, I am not in Ann Arbor for the game today so I like our chances!!