We won. We all had a hand in it. What did you do?

PaulinMyrBch

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Ok, simple enough. I'm not crazy superstitious, but I'm mildly so and there are certain things I do so the blame isn't on me. Pats colored tooth brush, don't wash the game jersey on a winning streak, etc. But this year I had an unusual incident that if it goes the other way, I'm not sure if we win.

Day before the Super Bowl, I'm driving near a residential area on a 2 lane road. This particular stretch of road runs near an elementary school and is graded flat with unusually wide grassy areas next to each lane. A black cat attempts to cross the road in front of my truck (L to R) at which point I accelerated, drove off the right side of the road intent on beating the cat to the edge where the wooded area starts. So the cat doesn't really change its pace, but keeps moving, but when I beat the cat to the far edge of the grassy area, it stops and lets me go past. Then it went behind me into the woods. I'm not sure what I would have done if the cat had picked it up and ran in front of me, but that cat wasn't ruining the Super Bowl.

That was my big contribution. What'd you guys do?
 

BigSoxFan

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Changed shirts at halftime and made my wife sit on the same cushion of the couch for the remainder of the game once White cut it to 28-9. Bathroom breaks for both of us were considered but ultimately not permitted.
 

MillarTime

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Changed shirts. Wife started cleaning kitchen in 4th quarter and continued through OT (worked for 49 as well). I paced in front on TV. We deserve rings.
 

dbn

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Changed shirts at halftime (high-fives, BSF and MT!). Had a long-sleve Patriots shirt on under my Pats jersey, but I was sweating (literally and figuratively) too much, so I changed into a short-sleeve shirt for under the jersey. My only other Patriots tee is a SBXLIX Champions shirt, which I couldn't of course wear (the Gods punish hubris), so I went with a non-sports tee.
 

snowmanny

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I was nervous that if I changed anything it would be seen as some sort of lack of faith so I showed tremendous -incomparable, really - resolve and sat in the same spot and ate and drank and didn't get up at all. Well, until the tying 2PT when I ran around the room a little and the end of regulation, at which point I did finally finally use the bathroom. But at that point I figured it was OK because I was convinced the Patriots were going to win, which was one of the weirdest feelings I've ever had during a sporting experience: going into OT of a Super Bowl and virtually no anxiety.
 

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Went to a Super Bowl party with my son, who's in school in Boston. We had a great time analyzing the game and talking through the first half, but once it got to 25 points it wasn't so much fun anymore. So we moved to opposite sides of the room and didn't look or talk to each other until a big long hug when White punched in the gamewinner.
 

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Went into my office late in the 3rd quarter. My dad and sister were watching in the family room. I could semi-hear the TV and them. I sat in my office, in the dark, with my phone, updating SoSH, the game tracker, Facebook, etc. Never left until White crossed the plane.
 

moonshotmanny

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A friend of mine who is a Falcons fan had posted a meme of Tom Brady holding up his hand and the caption said "Guess who is not getting five rings?" after Atlanta went up 28-3.

I decided to congratulate her team rather than take offense at the meme. Right after that the Pats started their comeback! So that was my part!
 
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reggiecleveland

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I went to a different TV at half time. After 28-3 I switched the channel. As the Pats cam back I superstitiously kept switching back to the same channel between each play.
 

E5 Yaz

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Turned the sound off at 28-3 and did some chores around the house, checking in periodically. Started watching again at 28-12. never turned the sound back on
 

Kenny F'ing Powers

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Moved from the theater room to the bar. Father-in-law followed. Rest of Pats fans stayed in theater room. Once they scored, nobody left the room they were in except to high five and celebrate.

You're all welcome.
 

Curt S Loew

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Absolutely nothing. And it worked. Now I don't have to go through any more superstitious shit in the future.
 

PayrodsFirstClutchHit

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My wife and I had booked a cruise for SB week as we did two years previous. We went back to our cabin to watch the remainder of the game at halftime just as we did 2 years ago. When that did not have the desired effect, my wife went to sleep at the end of the 3rd quarter. I silently fist-pumped my way through the comeback and only woke her up after it was clear they were not overturning the final TD play.

Note: We have already booked our cruise for SB 52, so I am already a step ahead for karma needed to repeat next season.
 

Al Zarilla

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Nothing special (changed shirt at halftime because too warm). I watched every play, having scolded myself a few years ago for not watching the butt fumble game until the second half and vowed I'd never miss a play again, within reason, as long as BB and TB are Patriots. So, watching every play, never a bout adout it.
 

TomTerrific

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I ate upwards of 3,000 calories to ensure victory.

Over the last 3 years I've switched to a low-carb diet, and as part of that I limit myself to one dessert a week. The night before the SB we went to a nice restaurant and I stuffed my face with some nameless dessert. As we were headed to the party I told my wife I would not be consuming the usual SB desserts due to the previous night.

Fast forward to the 3Q. Falcons score to go up 28-3, and I say fuck it and head to the room where all the desserts are stacked, untouched, on the dining room table. In a foul mood, I cut myself a whopping big piece of apple pie, which I then sit down and consume alone at the dining room table. A few minutes later I come back into the TV room and watch Brady complete his 4th-and-3 pass to Amendola. Pats march down the field and score. Not bad, I think. I then watch Ghost shtoink the XP, and muff the onsides. Suddenly I realize what I have to do. I go get a sugar cookie, and eat it while enroute back to the TV room. Pats stop Atlanta, and then drive down, stall and kick the FG. Obviously I'm not holding up my end, and go get a big piece of sheet cake. Strip sack! After that score, I got 3 big brownies, 2 of which I ate right away, and 1 which I jammed into my mouth right after the TD in order to ensure the 2pt conversion (almost didn't have enough time for that one). I think it was key lime pie for the final score of regulation, and I forget what for overtime.

God bless my wife for eyeballing me but not commenting during this whole proceeding.
 

djbayko

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Brought beer to the party, fully intending to drink beer. Started drinking many of shots of whisky. It worked on several different levels.
 

redsoxcentury

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Put on Patriots sweatshirt after 3rd quarter that I didn't wear initially because wore it last year during loss to Broncos in AFC championship.
 

nocode51

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When it was 28-3 I vowed to eat a large portion of left over fried homefries from our party when the game was in OT. The comeback immediately began. Once the coin toss happened I began to rapidly devour them and I ate the last one right before the touchdown. Then I couldn't sleep because, in addition to the excitement of the win, I had about two pounds of potato on top of the other food I ate. That worked out because it gave me time to go back and read the game thread.
 

Marciano490

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Ran across town to my gf's apartment. Listened to her and her mom go through her clothes in the background the whole second half. Didn't pee for like 2 hours.
 
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In the 2014 season my daughter had a magic wand that she waved at the TV to give the Pats luck when they needed it, and it worked every time fueling several important comebacks and a SB victory.

She's a little older now and no longer plays with the wand, but I made her go dig it out from the closet in the playroom and use it one last time just before the start of the second half.
 

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We built a Troy Brown model on the floor. boots, jeans, patriots hoodie, receiver gloves and an iPad with a zoomed in picture of Troy's face in the hood of the sweatshirt.
Floor Troy lead us back.
 

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I was working the event for Fox managing all the it/Internet/wifi For the fox compound at the stadium. I was watching it from the edit room at the stadium and at half time it was my job to go tear down the red carpet trailer and remove the wifi equipment. I had trouble finding the trailer and got there mid third quarter. I grabbed the wifi access point and that's when the comeback started. I got cut off by the secret service and couldn't get back to my position because pence was leaving. I got back to my trailer at the stadium 28-20 near The start of the falcons last real drive. I had this stupid access point in my hand the entire time and wouldn't let it go.
During over time all the other fox guys who didn't care who won started recording me because they knew I'd blow up. This is what came of it. You can clearly see the access point in my hands as I go nuts

 

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And a hat tip to Lady Gaga: http://consequenceofsound.net/2017/02/atlanta-falcons-blame-lady-gaga-for-super-bowl-collapse/
wide receiver Mohamed Sanu is blaming Lady Gaga’s halftime performance.
During an appearance on the NFL Network last week, Sanu was asked if the lengthy halftime break affected the team’s performance. He said it “definitely did,” explaining, “Usually, halftime is only like 15 minutes, and when you’re not on the field for like an hour, it’s just like going to work out, like a great workout, and you go sit on the couch for an hour and then try to start working out again.”
 

Kenny F'ing Powers

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I was working the event for Fox managing all the it/Internet/wifi For the fox compound at the stadium. I was watching it from the edit room at the stadium and at half time it was my job to go tear down the red carpet trailer and remove the wifi equipment. I had trouble finding the trailer and got there mid third quarter. I grabbed the wifi access point and that's when the comeback started. I got cut off by the secret service and couldn't get back to my position because pence was leaving. I got back to my trailer at the stadium 28-20 near The start of the falcons last real drive. I had this stupid access point in my hand the entire time and wouldn't let it go.
During over time all the other fox guys who didn't care who won started recording me because they knew I'd blow up. This is what came of it. You can clearly see the access point in my hands as I go nuts

ExtremeNetworks wifi and analytics for the win!
 

DegenerateSoxFan

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Watched that surreal sucker with my father, my brothers, and no one else. No parties, no pseudo fans. Just a bunch of diehards left slack-jawed by whole experience.
 

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Met Danny Amendola the morning of the Superbowl and shook hands with him.
If he doesn't meet me, he probably never scores the TD and two-point conversion.
 

EdRalphRomero

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I went to a bar for the first half. And I gotta take responsibility for that. Things go badly when I watch games at bars. At halftime I drove too fast on the wrong side of the highway (vacation on wrong side driving island) to get to a controlled environment and get my focus where it needed to be to deliver results.
 

pappymojo

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I went to a bar for the first half. And I gotta take responsibility for that. Things go badly when I watch games at bars. At halftime I drove too fast on the wrong side of the highway (vacation on wrong side driving island) to get to a controlled environment and get my focus where it needed to be to deliver results.
Would your initials, by any chance, be Michael Floyd?
 

DennyDoyle'sBoil

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If I answered this question honestly, I fear (a) you all would think me even more crazy than perhaps is already the case, and (b) involuntary commitment would not necessarily be off the table. I have OCD. It is well controlled most of the time. Following successful sports teams puts it to the test. It was a rough two weeks.

You're welcome.

Edit: I have to edit this post because I accidentally posted it at :13 past the hour. Gotta start preparing for baseball season.
 
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gammoseditor

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At some point I muttered, "well, if they win it will be the greatest comeback ever." And when White scored in OT I jumped up and yelled " HE'S IN!" despite my wife not wanting me to scare our new dog.
 

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Late 3rd quarter -- after telling my 15 yr old who was breaking things, "you have to take the good with the bad" -- I rose from the couch and just stood to the side of the TV. Figured to go down with the ship.

Became suddenly, amazingly confident. Never moved from that spot until it was won.
 

MillarTime

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Changed shirts. Wife started cleaning kitchen in 4th quarter and continued through OT (worked for 49 as well). I paced in front on TV. We deserve rings.
Also: My daughter went to bed in tears at halftime (she's 7 and this was the first year she truly "got it"). I was so confident after the OT coin toss that I went and woke her up. Could've been a Pete Carroll moment, but Brady bailed me out.
 

SMU_Sox

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The last two Super Bowls I went from standing/pacing to sitting if the Pats are down in the second half until they have the lead again. I typically do that for the playoffs. I made peace with losing at half time so I was really relaxed up until the Hightower strip sack.
 

EdRalphRomero

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I do find it funny that all you otherwise intelligent people do all this superstitious stuff when the only thing that really matters is my superstitious stuff.
 

glasspusher

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Not a football fan in the least, but the missus was watching the game downstairs as she always does. I was grading homework at the dining room table, and following the game thread because I love you all.
In the third quarter I go down to see it's 28-3, and I move to the sofa for the rest of the homework.

You're welcome.
 

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I sat in one spot like the drunk piece of shit that I was. Knew it was won once we won the coin toss.
 

amarshal2

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Changed out of the Brady jersey into the old school pats sweater. Made a guest stay in the bathroom after a TD until something bad happened. And of course, nobody could change seats.
 

shoosh77

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My 9 year old asked to play my phone at 28-3. With 4 minutes left, she declared she was tired and ready for bed. That's when my 11 year old (who hadn't sat down for 15 minutes) whips around and he says "pick up that phone and don't move from that spot". The rest is victory.