Game day superstitions

Lisa
Lisa Johnson,
Miami Dolphins Reporter

By Lisa Johnson //@LJ1303

I thought about doing an article like this for several years now, only to chicken out because it seemed so silly. 

Plus I thought I was the only one in America that does this.

But come this Sunday, as most are sitting down with a beer and some Chicken wings, or gathering with friends at a bar to watch our beloved 3-0 Dolphins travel to dreaded Foxboro, I will be waxing my boat. 

Lisa’s Boat. It’ll be shiny come Sunday afternoon

See, for the past several years (or as long as I can remember) games like this one have been just too much for me to sit down and watch. I have never been able to just sit down and enjoy an away Dolphins game. I always have to be moving. I see it as my way of giving the team luck. 

For most away games, I always find some sort of task to do to keep myself busy. Usually, while the fellas are doing their thing, I have the TV on and the radio not too far away. Just in case I need to take a peek or listen to what’s going on every now and then.   

I never stray too far away, however. Because if they’re doing well, I stay in that same shirt and keep doing exactly what I have been doing. Because if I didn’t, it’d break the mojo I’ve got going. As I read this back to myself, I am hopeful there are others like me. This way, I won’t have to immediately go get checked into some sort of football rehab program for superstitious fans. 

Here’s the funny thing: when the Dolphins are at home, and for whatever reason, I’m not in attendance, I actually can sit down and watch the game.  I don’t have to do any tasks.  I just have my laptop and Twitter and I’m engaging with fans and chatting it up.  OK… I do change my shirt or drink cup and maybe pace a bit if they’re not doing so well.  But I don’t have to actually do a task to keep busy like I do with away games. 

So Sunday while you all are relaxing watching the game, regardless of the outcome of the game, I’m gonna have one shiny boat!!!

Let’s GO FINS!!  

#PhinsUp

Make sure Lisa knows she’s not alone.  We found a few of you already… 

Tell her your Gameday superstitions on Twitter @LJ1303 and use #OTFB!


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