(I was just telling a lady I work with about some previous game-watching superstitions. Not sure if she’ll ever talk to me again. I used to be much worse about it, but superstitions are an important part of the game experience. If it works for you, keep doing it. This could be the best so far, from Han: “I keep my TV volume at a certain point. The sound level is trial and error based. For example, if they score a TD and I am at 27 then I keep it that way. If things are going wrong I change it until I get the right sound level.” – nc)
Thought it would be interesting to explore the TV watching superstitions any fellow fans would be willing to share. I imagine there’s a variety of different routines, and some of this depends whether you’re watching the Steelers with friends, family, or at a sports bar. I’m fairly normal, just tense when watching the Steelers in a group setting.
However, the times when I’ve caught the Steelers alone in my living room, I have to make a strange confession. This sounds weird, but I get so keyed up and nervous, I will mute the TV for the duration of the game! It’s funny when you think about it, I don’t have high blood pressure or a heart condition, so it makes absolutely no sense to eliminate the audio. This has been going on since the 2001 season, and have no real explanation other than plain old superstition.
Anyone else have a routine or superstition , be it wearing a particular type of Steelers gear for luck, or something else?
Source: Behind the Steel Curtain