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    How your superstition helped win the game

    I was thinking about making this thread since after the game last night. I know fans are a superstitious bunch. As I was walking out of the stands I saw these socks on the ground. Yes, it was a bit wet out yesterday, but I don't think people take off wet socks so they can just enjoy wet shoes. I think a superstitious fan said, "Dangit, my boys are gonna lose cause I'm wearing these sucks that usually help us win but have, tonight, lost their mojo."

    My wife who is a religious Alabama shaker shaker, put down her shakers and quit shaking.

    I'm even a little guilty. I've never told many of you, but I'm the reason for the kick six.....I know, I know. I'm glad you don't know where I live, otherwise.....

    You see, in a moment of hubris I bought SEC championship tickets PRIOR to the iron bowl. And why not? That game was all but a guaranteed win. And then, we lost. All because I took for granted we'd win and pre purchased tickets. The football gods smote me mightily that day.

    The shirts we wear or the things we do, hundreds or thousands of miles away from college kids who have never heard of us, much less met us, somehow influences the outcome of the game.

    So here's to you superstitious Alabama fans! The REAL reason we win the big games! Tell us about what you do to help us win the day.

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    Re: How your superstition helped win the game

    I never eat during a game. I have done it 4 times since 2008. Florida 2008, South Carolina 2010, L8U 2011 (the November game), and auburn 2017. I will never eat during a game again. Even if I am starving. I have a home and an away shirt. We were in the away jersey's so was I. I also posted this in the funnymaine thread, I usually wear a doo rag on my head. It was thrown across the room several times. The last time was on Tua's final injury. It went behind a large piece of furniture and is still there. It may just stay there.
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    Re: How your superstition helped win the game

    Just a lot of prayer. I hear that changes things.

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    Re: How your superstition helped win the game

    Well, it's my fault. I put my jersey on for the second half last week and you see how that turned out. We ended up at a church function so I didn't wear my jersey. I'm glad you guys picked up my slack.


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    Re: How your superstition helped win the game

    I fight this in every close game. I felt the pull of my Alabama gear. I felt a real need to change shirts, hats - heck, even socks. But I didn't. Like Alabama, I had faith and stayed the course. I left on my gear. And Alabama pulled it out.

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    Re: How your superstition helped win the game

    While we're talking superstition now we have to deal with being the #1 seed in the playoff.

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    Re: How your superstition helped win the game

    Quote Originally Posted by PA Tide Fan View Post
    While we're talking superstition now we have to deal with being the #1 seed in the playoff.
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    Re: How your superstition helped win the game

    I move upstairs or downstairs to different TVs as the flow of the game changes. This time none of that was working so I ordered pizza and went and picked it up and listened to the game in the car. We scored 14 points during that time. I did get back in time to watch Georgia's last possession.

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    Re: How your superstition helped win the game

    I went in my bedroom to my chair to watch alone. We scored to make it 21-28 so I stayed. My nephew came in there to sit with me and we kept rolling!! We have Direct TV and my main "genie" is in the bedroom so it is about 30 seconds ahead so we went crazy at the end and everyone else had to wait! LOL!! All I can say is WOW what an ending!!

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    Re: How your superstition helped win the game

    sometime when it was 28-21 right before tua went out, i was complaining to my wife that literally nothing was going our way in this game. my daughter grabbed my bama hat off of the kitchen table and brought it in saying, "here daddy, put this on, it will help them do better."

    im pretty sure that was the deciding factor
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    Re: How your superstition helped win the game

    I always wear the same BAMA shirt and underwear. Due to other obligations we haven't been able to watch the games live this year, we've watched them later on DVR not knowing the outcome. This time we were home watching it live. We were playing so poorly, at halftime my wife said we needed to pause it before plays, and then watch the recording seconds later. It worked!

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    Re: How your superstition helped win the game

    I wear the same T-Shirt each game and my 6th grade daughter wears her jersey. Long story short, she had scholars bowl and arrived home after the 3rd qtr. she put her jersey on and the rest is history. lol

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    Re: How your superstition helped win the game

    I was wearing my every week game t-shirt. A little after the start of the 3rd quarter, I remembered that I had put on my Bama sweatshirt during the NC game versus Georgia when we had our comeback. So, I went to that sweatshirt and, well, you all saw the result. Thank me later. My son also went from no hat to his Bama hat, so that may have played a part as well.

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