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#21 mouse

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 04:23 PM

1) The beard.
2) I was wearing my Elias jersey, but I took it off to eat and they went up 3-0, then they blew the lead when I put it back on, so I took it off again. Also, due to my coffee table being low to the ground, I was sitting on the floor in front of my couch when I was eating, so now I sit on the floor with my Elias jersey on the seat behind me.
3) I was eating 2 hot dogs and french fries with hot sauce from the crappy burger joint near my apartment, and drinking a peach Arizona from next door. I panicked when the burger place closed (I think they went out of business), but so far the Arizonas alone have been enough.
4) No more playing Thunderstruck by AC/DC or Here Comes the War by New Model Army. Definitely before games, possibly at all during the run. They cursed at least 1 game this postseason, maybe 2; I'm being careful now.
5) Since my usual avatar has the Cup on it, I've been changing my avatar the day before the next round starts to one with the other team getting shat on. I need to find one with Elias doing something to LA, since my first 3 were the other players who have worn the C or the A this year (Sal vs. Fla, Kovy vs. Phi, Zach vs. NYR).

I've also cut back on posting here on game days. It seems like we lose more when I over post.

Edited by mouse, 28 May 2012 - 04:26 PM.

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#22 Satans Hockey

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 04:29 PM

Somebody needs to tell the Devils to create a reality tv show with some of you getting your Devils OCD treated. They could make millions and pay off that debt in no time!
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 04:43 PM

Somebody needs to tell the Devils to create a reality tv show with some of you getting your Devils OCD treated. They could make millions and pay off that debt in no time!


They can film me in action, but they're not treating me, dammit. I'm just glad nobody at my job gives a sh!t that I look homeless. B )
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#24 PWW

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 04:46 PM

Other than the playoff beard, I only have 2. For away games, even if I have plans, I will not leave my house until the game is over. Whenever I have this year, the Devils have seemed to go in the sh!tter and blow the lead. At home games, I've worn my Langs jersey since the start and wouldn't think of switching it up now. Also, hungry or not, me and my friend or my dad (they've been splitting the tickets) eat a stromboli at the arena before every single game. We started doing it late in the season and the team is something like 12-0 when we do. The only two playoff games where we didn't do it (one because I was sick and one because neither my dad or friend could make it), the Devils lost.
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 04:52 PM

This is my first year doing a playoff beard (first year that we've gone on a run and I've been able to). Other than that, I just sit back, put my feet up, get a cold drink and then feel sick to my stomach with nerves while watching every single game.
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 05:43 PM

Back in the day, my big playoff superstitions were:
A) Had to play some hockey in the street on game day
B) Had to eat at a fried chicken place that my friend's dad owned the day of the game
C) Had to play knee hockey with a rubber ball and those mini-sticks during intermissions
D) Had to watch at my best friend's house (this was reinforced particularly strongly in Game 5, 2001 - my whole family watched there through 2 OT's, but we went back home after since it had gotten late and subsequently lost it in the 3rd. Needless to say, I stayed the fvck put for Game 6)

I've also always had a huge superstition that I can't be a dick to anyone in general during the playoffs - it started when I was a kid, where I would become terrified we would lose if I was mean to my little brother, but it's basically morphed into me trying desperately to be a good person a-la Calvin as Christmas nears in Calvin & Hobbes. It also has prevented me from ripping on Flyers and Rags fans this year, for better or for worse.

This year, my 2 biggies have been growing a playoff beard for the first time and trying to find the right Devils shirt to wear to bed the night before a game. I've cycled through 2 shirts so far, first an old 2003 Cup champs shirt and then a Chico Eats shirt when the first one lost a game. So far we're 10-1 on games where I remember to wear the shirt and 0-3 when I don't (I started this before game 6 against Florida).

Edited by CHICOEATS11, 28 May 2012 - 05:44 PM.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 05:49 PM

In 2000, I was in Washington. I ate Chef Boyardee every winning game lol.

In 2003, I wore the same t-shirt throughout the playoffs and never washed it. I didnt wear it for the games I attended though. We won both.

in 2012, I've not really done anything. Except the beard.
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 05:58 PM

I've also always had a huge superstition that I can't be a dick to anyone in general during the playoffs - it started when I was a kid, where I would become terrified we would lose if I was mean to my little brother, but it's basically morphed into me trying desperately to be a good person a-la Calvin as Christmas nears in Calvin & Hobbes. It also has prevented me from ripping on Flyers and Rags fans this year, for better or for worse.



I try to do this one too! Though my success rate is about Calvin's.
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 06:25 PM

I always hang my jersey on the wall in my room for the playoffs. It started sort of accidentally (I just bought it before the 2006 playoffs and left it hanging somewhere in the room for pure enjoyment), but it grew to be a habit I've been doing that ever since.

Apart from that, I don't shave during the playoffs (except moustache, which looks atrocious and grows about 10x faster than my beard, lol :P), but this is the first year it made ANY difference visually, really. :P It's still something "real" beard-rockers would probably wear in, like, two days, but hey, at least I try. :P
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 06:51 PM

I havent changed my underwear all season =o

Just kidding. I havent worn a jersey all playoffs. i think my jerseys are bad luck.
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 07:18 PM

I started growing my (now) amish looking playoff beard the last game of the season.

For the Panthers series, I tried not to be superstitious, but for game one of that series I didn't wear anything Devils. They won. Game 2 of that series, I wore a Devs T-shirt, they lose. I went to game's 4 and 6. Game 4 I wore my xmas tree Marty and for game 6 I wore my Oduya. (meanwhile in all of the games I didn't go to, I stayed at home to watch the game with my dad and didn't invite any of my friends. They gathered at someone else's house and when my one friend showed up, we won. He missed each game we lost in that series, weird, eh?) So for game 7 I had the whole gang over my house to watch with me and my dad. I watched the whole regulation from the floor. For overtime, space was getting cramped, so I pulled a folding chair up next to the recliner my dad was sitting on. We ended up winning.

For the Flyers series me and my friends were going to do everything we did for game 7.. Game one, me and 2 other of my friends worked so we didn't do anything, and boom..we lost. Game's 2-5 we were at my house and my one friend (good luck charm) was forced to come. (wasn't a hockey fan, but we converted him). He showed up late for every game and every game we got scored on first but ended up winning 4 in a row.

Rags was gonna be the same thing. Game one my good luck charm friend, who was late for 4 games in a row, decided to show up on time, and we lost. Game 2, he shows late, we win. Game 3 he had surgery and I picked him up after the first period so he'd be late to keep the streak going. We lost. My conclusion was that he HAD to drive himself to my place but show up late b/c he showed up early and we lost. So he did and we ended up winning 3 in a row.

We plan on doing the same for the SCF.

As for dress... For the Flyers I wore a blue tshirt with soccer shorts for the 4 games we won. I tried to wear the same for game 1 of the rags series, we lost, so I washed that outfit for the first time since game 2 of the Flyers series. We ended up winning game 2 of the rags series so for game 3 I wore it again, but we lost. For game 4 I wore the same shorts, but with my green devs Kovy shirt (tried to mix it up). Wore it for the final 3 we won.

I'm a bit of a superstitious weirdo when it comes to playoffs. There are certain things that I do during the day of a game that I try to do for every game we won. I'd explain, but i'd need more space..lol.


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Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:57 PM

these pretzels are making me thirsty.
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 12:02 AM

Maybe i have the tow most stupid out here:

First one I never post on GDT until after the game, start doing that way back on the regular season. i even tried to start a GDT to see if the "curse" wears off didn't work they lost for the Bruins.

Second one I have to drinking during the game. But i can't drink anything with alcohol, all the game i watched home drinking beer they lost, most of the game that i attende and drunk alcohol they lost. :noclue: :noclue:

Couple seasons ago i had to wear the Swiss Team jacket for the 2008 Eurocup in order for them to win. :lol:
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 12:58 AM

I'm not superstitious, I know nothing we do really matters, so I have some traditions instead.

(1) Playoff beard. One of my buddies was making fun of me during the first round because it takes me forever to grow a beard. I told him it'll be ready for the Stanley Cup Finals. It's still no Ken Daneyko beard, but it's at least respectable now. My mustache is still under construction though haha.

(2) Car flag. Every postseason I keep my car flag proudly flying over my car window. During the first round it fell off while driving to one of my men's league games and I didn't stop to get it because I had to give my goalie a ride and we were running late. It's never good when the goalie is late so I just kept driving thinking there is an outside chance of finding it on the way back. Sure enough on the way back the flag was still sitting there right in the middle of the road and was still in one piece. I have it on a different window now.

(3) Jersey. I wear the same Devils jersey for every game until they lose, then I switch to a different Devils jersey and use that until they lose.

(4) Beer. During the games that I watch at home, I make sure at least one of the beers I drink is from New Jersey, and I drink it out of my Devils glass. It almost always ends up being Exit 4 by Flying Fish (Cherry Hill). If I'm not watching the game from home and they win, then I do this when I get home. When I got home from Game 6 against the Rangers I celebrated with a Climax 15th Anniversary Barleywine (Roselle Park) that I have been aging for a year or so. It was fun busting that out in front of my Rangers fan roommate haha.

Edited by devilsfan26, 29 May 2012 - 11:30 AM.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 01:27 AM

(4) Beer. During the games that I watch at home, I make sure at least one of the beers I drink is from New Jersey, and I drink it out of my Devils glass. It almost always ends up being Exit 4 by Flying Fish (Cherry Hill). If I'm not watching the game from home and they win, then I do this when I get home. When I got home from Game 6 against the Rangers I celebrated with a Climax 15th Anniversary Barleywine that I have been aging for a year or so. It was fun busting that out in front of my Rangers fan roommate haha.


Nice! I was chilling at Dinosaur BBQ waiting for my brother to show up before game 4 against the Rags and decided that I HAD to have a NJ beer before the game or we would surely lose - I did, and we of course didn't. I also busted out a Pretty Things Fluffy White Rabbits during Game 6 against the Panthers since it's supposed to be a good luck beer......

Anyway, if I can somehow conclusively prove that me drinking good beer will help the Devils win, I think I'll make a career out of it.

Edited by CHICOEATS11, 29 May 2012 - 01:33 AM.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 03:28 AM

Second one I have to drinking during the game. But i can't drink anything with alcohol, all the game i watched home drinking beer they lost, most of the game that i attende and drunk alcohol they lost. :noclue: :noclue:

Would be a lot harder on ya if the Devils weren't good.
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 05:14 AM

Maybe i have the tow most stupid out here:

First one I never post on GDT until after the game, start doing that way back on the regular season. i even tried to start a GDT to see if the "curse" wears off didn't work they lost for the Bruins.


Same here. I actually try to avoid this site every game day.
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:43 AM

I'm not going to go into details, but let's just say the story about all those missing animals has nothing to do with me. I repeat: NOTHING to do with me.

Carry on.
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:56 AM

I'd like to see some pics of these playoff beards ????...... c'mon you don't have to show your entire face, just the hairy parts. who'll get it started ?????
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:35 AM

I can't tell mine yet.... suffice to say this is my worst year EVER... I have too many going that get entirely too specific. Just because f the way things have played out -- I can;t just shrug them off and thin See BS I can resume regular routine. nope the Devils lose focus juuuuust often enough to have me believing I have t keep doing the sh!t I'm doing SPECIFICALLY. :rant:

I'm not going to go into details, but let's just say the story about all those missing animals has nothing to do with me. I repeat: NOTHING to do with me.

Carry on.

HOLY CRAP -- I have to re-direct the whole investigation now. I could have sworn... well..

back to the drawing board :urg:
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