Superstitions

UrinatesOnDawgs

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What are your Pre-game/gametime rituals that you deploy on Saturdays?

In 2009, I began to bring a bottle of Jameson for myself and tailgating faithful. This has been my ritual since then. But ohhhh.....on the days i decided to skimp and bring cheaper Whisky or beer only....the Jackets would snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory.

This is no longer just a fun ritual, it is a duty. Anybody have something like that, something they feel they have to do that is good luck? You guys superstitious like me?

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GTJason

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My ABC pint glass was dirty for the Miami game last year so I settled for another... Sorry guys that game was on me.
 

DTGT

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From: http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Superstition

Some early research into superstition included the popular work by B.F. Skinner (1947) on pigeons. According to Skinner, the "accidental pairing of a random act of the pigeon was enough to reinforce these idiosyncratic behaviours...the birds were dancing around the chamber as if their movements caused the operation of the feeder".[3] This involves the psychological concepts of discriminative stimulus and partial reinforcement — the "pigeon" is doing what works for them, because it worked before or maybe they’ve seen it happen with others who succeeded.

Partial reinforcement with lucky charms or ritualistic behaviour is seen in many scenarios beyond the humble examination room — some of the more popularly known include sporting rituals - a fixed sequence of actions like how you put on your batting gloves (e.g., in the case of baseball player Nomar Garciaparra), or wearing "lucky gear". It even extends to group mentality with people watching the game. If the "lucky" ritual precedes success long enough, failure to execute it will distress and actually impede your performance. Likewise, a superstitious practice, ineffective in itself, might increase performance solely by boosting confidence. This reinforces superstitions by making the superstitious practice a self-fulfilling prophecy. The effect is similar to that of a placebo.

A broad definition is often favoured; defining it as "wrong ideas about reality" can cover not only self-created by an individual (like that of a dancing pigeon) but also transmitted culturally, or, as some try to argue in more recent studies, genetically inherited.
 

GTrob21

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There is a neighbor who owns a bulldog about 3 houses up. Every season I walk up to the dog and kick it...That is my tradition and i'm doing my part.
 

AE 87

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There is a neighbor who owns a bulldog about 3 houses up. Every season I walk up to the dog and kick it...That is my tradition and i'm doing my part.

piss on em

Seriously. It would make national news and be awesome publicity. It's not like you'd be killing trees.
 
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