MGoPoll // Superstitions // Posbang?

Submitted by mgobaran on April 8th, 2013 at 2:52 PM

MGoPoll:  I am stuck on if I want to drink tonight or not. I can't correlate my drinking habits to the team winning or losing. I did not drink during SDSU, VCU, Florida or 'Cuse. I did drink (heavily) during Kansas. What I cannot do is start the game not drinking, then begin drinking in the second half. I am 99% positive that is the reason we lost to Indiana at home. (1st half - zero beers and a Michigan lead, 2nd half - 2 beers and Michigan lost).

Up-vote for engaging in ALL OF THE BEERS

Down-vote for a sober night


Speaking of superstitions. What are you doing to secure victory for the boys in blue (or maize) tonight? Sadly, for me, I haven't wore  Michigan related clothing during game day all tourney long. So I will be rocking a plain white t-shirt tonight.

Feel free to posbang if you want. Today is kind of a big deal. Go Blue and Good Luck to our amazing Basketball Team!


Louie C

April 8th, 2013 at 4:02 PM ^

I am wearing the same outfit I wore the day the played Kansas, after which I boldly proclaimed to everybody, "We're going to Atlanta. Book that shit!" much to the derision of a lot of non believers.

I plan on sticking to my ritual of only relying on my phone, and later as I'm leaving work, the car radio for my game updates. Saturday night, I gave in to the temptation of watching the latter part of the game with some coworkers because we had let out early, and we all know how close that wound up being after a double digit lead.


April 8th, 2013 at 4:07 PM ^

I just thought of something: Isn't rule number one regarding a streak that you not talk about the streak? Suddenly, I'm very nervous. I don't know if this thread was such a good idea.


April 8th, 2013 at 4:33 PM ^

I watched the last 5 games with a different combination of friends and locations. Tonight will be no different.

Also busted out dad's 1964 M class ring during the Cuse game so that I can wear it today/tonight.

Go Blue!


April 8th, 2013 at 4:37 PM ^

I don't think I've ever taken my socks off during a basketball game before, but during the first half against SDSU I was getting hot so I took my socks off.  Michigan then started going on a run.  I haven't worn my socks for any game since - and I certainly won't be wearing socks tonight!

Dutch Ferbert

April 8th, 2013 at 4:41 PM ^

Except when it comes to Michigan sports.

I have a long sleeve maize Michigan T-shirt that I love, but I will not be wearing it during an M game again. I wore it during the second IU loss and both Wisconsin games. I only wear it on non game days now.

Completely irrational, I know.


April 8th, 2013 at 4:45 PM ^

I'm with you on the Michigan clothing. Have yet to wear any for the tourney games and am not starting tonight. It's my only superstition really.


April 8th, 2013 at 5:14 PM ^

So I bought a new Michigan shirt right before the second MSU game. Wore it without washing for the MState + Purdue games. Washed it before Indiana. Forgot to wear it during BG10 Tourney. But I've worn it every game day without washing it during this tourney. It'd stink pretty bad right now if not for lots of Axe body spray! Oh and I hadn't shaved since the tourney began either!!


April 8th, 2013 at 5:25 PM ^

Wearing my maize..err bright ass yellow shirt from Adidas w a navy block M. Will b drinking my Budweiser black crown and sitting in the same recliner.

Bando Calrissian

April 8th, 2013 at 5:40 PM ^

Will be wearing my 1989 Final Four tee tonight, trying to decide if I want to go out amend subject one of the alumni association bars with my nervousness and general lack of composure at this particular moment...


April 8th, 2013 at 5:47 PM ^

I've got the same maize MICHIGAN shirt on that I've had on for every tourney game but SDSU.  With a white long-sleeved tee underneath, just as I've had for every tourney game but SDSU.  I'm not normally a wear-the-right-thing superstitious kinda guy but obviously this time it's not to be ignored.

Mattison Ave.

April 8th, 2013 at 5:56 PM ^

I have been reading this blog for literally 5-6 years and this was the post that inspired me to finally join...   

I realized near the start of the tourney that the team has never actually lost when I watched the game in the Kitchen of my house (just moved in this summer)...  All the losses this season were watched somewhere else i.e. work, in my more comfortable den, at a bar, etc.  I decided to test this out starting with the tourney... nuff said...

Hence I will be sitting (more like pacing) in my pretty uncomfortable chairs in my kitchen...  Basically the reason I couldn't try to attend the game tonight... I mean if they lost b/c I wasn't watching in my kitchen I'd never forgive myself.

Lets Go Blue!!!!


April 8th, 2013 at 6:07 PM ^

The girlfriend gets back with dinner (SUBS) like forty minutes before gametime, and when I do drink I usually give myself about an hour with music on and the pregame shows muted to ease into a few drinks and a decent buzz before the game starts; then I don't drink until halftime and after the game is over.

Syracuse is the only game I drank for, but I also went really hard before and after the game. I haven't worn anything in particular for the tournament, either, but I'll probably break out the long sleeve block M shirt I wore for Syracuse anyway.

Also, I almost forgot; pretty much every game (all football, big hockey, the past few for basketball) my apartment has to be more or less spotless. It fucks with my concentration if it isn't.


April 8th, 2013 at 6:35 PM ^

I must eat pizza for every big game. I didnt during the B1G Tourney and I didnt when we played OHIO last year. Do not fear, the pizza has been ordered!


April 8th, 2013 at 6:55 PM ^

Wearing the same Maize colored Addidas Climalite that I've worn for each game since Kansas. Un-washed of course. Lets hope Smelly Shirt brings home one more! Go Blue!