What are you football rituals?

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  1. Henry Burris

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    I know most people have some, and with the popularity of those (Visa?) commercials taking a poke at having them (or was it a beer commercial?), I wanna see what everyone else's is.

    Mine are:

    Play "Panic in Detroit" by David Bowie before every Lions game

    Wear my Walter Payton jersey ONLY for Bears-Packers games.

    If they're winning, sit in the SAME spot (move around and stuff, but go back to that spot ASAP) until the game is over.

    Call or be called by my Chiefs fan cousin almost immediately before the game for both of us to have good luck, and he's the only person I'll talk to during the game (via text). If you're wondering how that works out when the two teams play each other, we both basically try to say difficult it'll be for our own team to win, and whatever the fan of the loser has to say is the "cause" of the loss, immediately agree.

    Hunter Thompson's final note, immediately following the Super Bowl, lol.

    So.....What are your personal rituals? (I'm gonna feel like a crazy person if no one has any haha)
     
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    I wear my Payton jersey every season opener.

    Then I alternate between various players/home and road based on where we are playing and what we need.... good D I go with Singletary or Butkus. Offense is Forte or Cutler. If I feel we need a little something extra I wear my Hester
     
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    That makes me want to get a Tillman jersey for Packers games, lol
     
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    I ALWAYS stand during the game. I will sit for time outs, commercials, halftime. When the Bears are on the field, I'm on my feet.

    It also seems to help if I mimic crowd noise at at least a stage whisper during critical downs. The timing and direction are also important. I have to be facing Chicago, and the "noise" has to start around when the (opposing) team breaks the huddle. I find I have to also account for the transmission delay. This is why I watch the game over the antenna rather than cable.

    I will also attempt to create "wind" to favor or oppose Field Goals.
     
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    Well, what you're doing seemed to have helped Robbie last week so keep it up, lol
     
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    I spend some time pregame cleaning the down stairs. I pace the whole game and I don't wanna look at things that need to be cleaned while I'm doing it lol. I did break my habit of NEVER watching a game with anyone this past Sunday. I let my buddy Larry come over cause he's a Bengals fan and he asked. He knew better than to ask but he did anyway lol.

    It was odd seeing someone sit and watch a game. After Tillman's pick I think its safe to say Larry learned his lesson about watching a Bears game with me lol. The year the Bears played the Colts in the Super Bowl I skipped the family super bowl party because I didn't want anyone to get killed lol.
     
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    I'm with ya. I refused to go party with anybody, because I was getting drunk and I have way too many **** talking Colts fans for friends for that to have ended peacefully, haha
     
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    1. Turn on the TV.
    2. Sit back down.

    /ritual
     
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    I'm too lazy to have a ritual. I'm always drinking beer while watching the Bear games does that count?
     
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    I'm with Loki. You guys are freakin me out a little bit.;)
     
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