Everyone that knows me, knows that I am a Georgia Bulldog fan. Those that know me well, know that I am very superstitious on game day. One football season, I ate the same food, every game day, until the good ju-ju was gone. I think that what I wear on game day, directly impacts the outcome of the game. I know that I can’t be alone in my superstition. Right? Surely it isn’t just me.
I have a couple of examples of how far my superstitions have gone, these epic season for Georgia Bulldog football. I rotated two shirts, all season. They had, what I always refer to, good ju-ju. For some strange reason, I decided that during the regular season match-up with Auburn, I would wear a different shirt. It brought good luck last season when I wore it, so by logic, it should be good this season too. Unfortunately, that shirt was cursed and now is in the bottom of a landfill.
A more interesting story comes from last week’s Rose Bowl Game. I had one of the proven good luck shirts on. Georgia was being dominated the entire first half. I run into my bedroom, dig out the other shirt, and BAM! Georgia came back and won, in what will go down as one of the greatest games in history. The funny part comes in now. I faced a dilemma. Do I wash the shirt that I wore the second half and risk washing off the good ju-ju? Do I leave the shirt out of the laundry and hope the good ju-ju stays with the shirt? The answer was as clear as it could be. DO NOT WASH THE SHIRT. I folded the shirt, put it far away from the laundry, and will bring it out tonight.
Some folks may say that I am silly. My husband tells me, “I don’t understand you and your good ju-ju.” I know I am not the only one that wears certain clothes, eats certain foods, watches the games certain ways. I would love to hear any superstitions you have on game day. Comment on this article and tell me all about your game day rituals. Help me prove that I am not the only person who thinks that their actions impact the performance of their team.
Today, my beloved Bulldogs are playing for their first National Championship in 38 years, the 2nd outing in my life time. I will be watching the game at La Conquista Mexican Grill on Martha Berry Highway, where I have watched the majority of the games this year. If you see me out tonight and my shirt is a little dirty, just remember to thank me later this evening.
GOOOOOOOO DAWGS!!! Sic ‘Em!! WOOF!! WOOF!! #KeepChoppingWood