|Oregon v. USC kickoff.|
In 2002 D blamed a blown No-No on me because I uttered the word perfect. When the Red Sox were coming back against the Yankees during the 2004 ALCS, I couldn't watch the games live or surely Boston would have lost (Red Sox Nation can thank me for not testing this one).
I guess it's like what Crash Davis said in Bull Durham, "a player on a streak has to respect the streak." When I was playing high school sports, I had to put on my volleyball knees pads the same way and wear my lucky double socks for basketball games. I shot free throws and served in volleyball and tennis only after bouncing the ball exactly three times.
So, this football season, I've been on a self-imposed gag order. Even though I've posted about the Oregon Ducks twice this year, The Best Way to Watch a Duck Game in May and Return of the Quack in October, I had to stop because the Ducks kept winning and their rank kept rising. It was too risky to post. What if I posted and then they lost? I know how college football works. It takes an incredible team and more than a little luck too to make it to the National Championship Game. It takes perfection. I wasn't about to jinx it, so I wrote Superstition and Sports and the Ducks kept winning.
|Oregon victory formation!|
But winning The Civil War and clinching a spot in the National Championship Game was the last hurdle. I can finally speak again. Thank you Chip Kelly, Darron Thomas, LaMichael James, Casey Matthews and Cliff Harris for perfection.