As long as there has been pro football, there have probably been fan superstitions. Like there was probably some Canton Bulldogs fan in the 1920s who refused to take off his trilby hat for two years as the Bulldogs went undefeated through the 1922 and 1923 seasons (seriously, nobody ever tell Mercury Morris the fact there was a previously unbeaten team, he would freak out).
I, for instance, ate at the same Del Taco and walked out of the same gate at Angel Stadium during the 2002 World Series. You might think that's weird, but the Angels won it all, right?
In any event, I reached out to you via Twitter (this is why you should follow me) to get some of your superstitions and rituals. And you didn't disappoint. Here are some of my favorites.
And without further ado ...
@adamrank I have lots. For one, dirty Packer laundry must be at the top of the basket. #NFLSuperstitions- Sarah Peters @indiesarah January 16, 2013
Perfectly normal, perfectly healthy.
@adamrank I eat pretzels when the giants need a big play and even gave @4stillRunning some! #NFLSuperstitions pic.twitter.com/es6QqyVh- Devin Holmes (@dholmes9294) January 16, 2013
Did he say, "These pretzels are making me thirsty?
@adamrank kiss all favorite team memorabilia #NFLSuperstitions- Jermaine Ford @unstoppable_J January 16, 2013
Just make sure its clean.
@adamrank line up my miniature helmets facing off in front of the tv. They're from when I was a kid. #NFLSuperstitions pic.twitter.com/PE1qZarJ- R.J. Ochoa @rjochoa January 16, 2013
Seems perfectly natural.
@adamrank @nfl I got a Pats jersey for Xmas 07. Wore it first time for Superbowl. We lost. We've lost the four other times I wore it.- Graeme McNeely @ginjaninja78 January 16, 2013
That jersey is gone now, right?
@nflnetwork @adamrank @nfl I always where the jersey of a team the chargers play to jinx Them. whoever I root for usualy lose even da bolts.- Trey Payne @king_alstott January 16, 2013
Uh yeah, stop wearing the Chargers jersey already.
@adamrank I'm not allowed to buy/wear an NFL jersey. I'm a curse. players get traded, hurt, or die. seriously. 6 for 6. #nflsuperstitions- Amy Hughes @amyleehughes January 16, 2013
Wait, who is your team? I might need to buy you a Peyton Manning jersey. Oh wait, you must already own one.