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Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Sep 21, 2004 3:34 pm

I wouldn't say I am very superstitious but the leagues I won last year I keep the same team name and in the ones I didn't win I changed my name.

Also I used to change my avatar and signature every month or so but in May I changed it to a Cardinal avatar and the Cards promptly went crazy. I haven't changed it since.

Any other superstitions?
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Postby thetongueofire » Tue Sep 21, 2004 3:40 pm

i'm not superstitious at all but i'd prolly do anything (superstitious or non-superstitious) to see the Sox win the WS. :-D
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Postby Madison » Tue Sep 21, 2004 4:47 pm

I knock on wood, but that's about it. Not really superstitious, but if something is working (IE: Lucky poker chip), then I'll ride it until the luck runs out. B-)
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Postby LBJackal » Tue Sep 21, 2004 4:59 pm

I guess I can be superstitious. Not for sports teams, since my superstitions don't directly affect the Jays or Leafs. No matter what I do, the team won't know and it won't affect them. For myself, I might keep some lucky poker chips to be the last ones I lose :-B , use a lucky baseball bat, not wash my jersey all season, etc. That kind of stuff, that if you didn't do it, might take away some mental edge. Kinda silly, since if I didn't think about it it wouldn't matter, but I do think about it so I gotta keep doin it :-D

After that golf cart crash incident some of you might recall me talking about, I was driving some friends to the casino and they jokingly asked if they should drive. I said, "Don't worry, I only crash golf carts, I've never had an accident in a car". All of them sighed and said I jinxed myself - I woudln't have thought anything of it until they mentioned it though. But I made it home safely, minus $80. Shoulda kept those lucky chips :-[ but honestly, have you ever seen a dealer get 21 four times in a row? Do you know how high the odds are against that? It hurts that much more when you double down and get 18 and the dealer has a 6 showing, and promptly flips a 5 over and then pops a face card Image
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Postby Madison » Tue Sep 21, 2004 5:09 pm

LBJackal wrote:but honestly, have you ever seen a dealer get 21 four times in a row?


I have, but I've spent thousands of hours on blackjack tables. I've seen dealers go 10 hands with nothing under 20.

*disclaimer--these are all in games with 7 decks* ;-)
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Postby LBJackal » Tue Sep 21, 2004 5:17 pm

Well I've only been 3 times since I'm only 20 and the legal age is 19, and never even saw 2 hands of 21 in a row, then this dealer gets it 4 times in a row. It sucks when you double down on 11 and the dealer has 4, 5, 6 or whatever, and beats you every time. You wouldn't believe the luck..... a lot of people were really pissed. Eventually I'll win all my money back though }:-)
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Wed Sep 22, 2004 10:13 am

I'd probably consider myself pretty superstitious. I knock on wood like Mad and will ride something til the luck runs out. :-D
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Thu Sep 23, 2004 7:34 am

I am very superstitious....I do all the common ones (knock on wood, walk around a ladder...ect), I also carry a Buckeye with me everywhere I go...I have a talisman that I carry in the car with me... B-)
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