How to jinx your favorite team

Submitted by Lordfoul on December 30th, 2009 at 9:47 AM

Simply, in your preview for the masses, put in writing what it will take for them to lose. For example, from Yost Built:

"9) RPI has not won a game the entire season when they've scored fewer than three goals. They're 0-6-1 in those contests."

It is a sad time for Wolverine fans everywhere. We must all think happy thoughts for the Basketball team so we can have some bandwagon to ride at least.

I really feel for Brian, Tim, and the rest of the faithful Michigan bloggers. They signed on and we tuned in when Michigan was somewhat dominant and exciting (well, except for UMHoops I suppose). Now they are left to watch horror shows until their eyeballs bleed because it is their duty.



December 30th, 2009 at 10:03 AM ^

So true. I sometimes feel like I both control the Michigan sports universe and am the most uncontrolled jinxy jinxer that ever jinxed anything. That's string theory if I am understanding it correctly...


December 30th, 2009 at 10:19 AM ^

Worst is when an announcer says something like, "so and so has hit 26 straight from the line" or "so and so is so reliable from the line" More than 75% of the time the very next free throw is a miss.


December 30th, 2009 at 10:33 AM ^

what if this is what michigan sports is like for the rest of eternity? what if there is no light at the end of the tunnel? what if there is nothing to look forward to? what if michigan is turning into the lions or minnesota or some crap school that is mediocre at everything?

at least we have a solid women's volleyball program?!


December 30th, 2009 at 1:41 PM ^

always seems to jinx Michigan's performance in football games negatively. There's always either a turnover a drive-shattering penalty of some sort.

I've learned to always keep the cooler jammed packed with beer and ice and positioned right next to my chair. The cooler actually serves as a nice endtable for the rooster that I just sacrificed during pre-game.

Oh, and about going to the bathroom during the game. Forget about it. Seat belt light is always on during Michigan football games at my house.

Simi Maquoketa

December 30th, 2009 at 1:47 PM ^

I NEVER wear college gear. Too expensive for me, and y'know, I'm just not into it.

So, back in 2006--I BIT. Going up to DJ's Dugout here in Omaha, and I know it's a gonna be a crowdalicious party. Lots of Big Ten fans here in 'Brasky.

So: Early trip to WalMart. Fighting the hordes of halter-topped whales, camouflage-garbed mulleted guys trying to buy tons of cold and flu medicine and ammonia, negotiating the aisles buzzing with people in scooters, and of course, being knocked about by scores of untamed, uh, well, children--I find the sports apparel aisle.

I buy a new Michigan sweatshirt and a new maize-colored Block M hat. This hat was frigging cool. I usually look very stupid with a hat (and very stupid without one)--but this hat actually looked good on me.

So, I get to DJ's Dugout at ELEVEN A.M. for the 2:30 start (Central Time Zone)--and the place is crowded. Hot dogs on grilles in the back. Drawings, pools, tons of UM fans--tons of OSU fans. Booze and bimbos everywhere. I kid you not. You'd have thought you were at some magical dividing line (Toledo?) right between Ann Arbor and Columbus.

To make a long story short, I'm convinced I cost UM that game by buying all that gear and actually making an effort to go out and party during a Michigan game.

And my new gear (including the cool hat which didn't make me look stupid)? Burned later that night in my back yard.

I guess I really didn't exorcise any demons by burning it, though.