The most stressful and frustrating things about watching sports is our complete lack of control over the outcome. We don’t have an influence on the player personnel decisions made by management, the line combinations the coach puts together, and, ultimately, the execution of the players during games.
But if you aren’t superstitious, you might not be a hockey fan. It comes with the territory.
Remember back during the playoffs when you would organize your day and do things in certain patterns because the team was winning when you did it? Sure, logic will tell you that your actions ultimately bare no consequence on the outcomes of events involving people who are completely unaware of your decisions, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Back in 2006 I wore the same green Quicksilver jacket to school during the playoff run. Everybody else was wearing jerseys and I badly wanted to rock my autographed Georges Laraque sweater, but holy hell, I certainly wasn’t taking the risk of being responsible for the team losing because I didn’t wear that green jacket.
It’s November and the team is playing poorly. With last night’s win in Brooklyn, the Oilers moved into 29th place in the league’s standings. The playoffs seemed like an inevitability during the summer as we were all drunk on optimism. But now? We’re going to have to bust out some of those old superstitions and make some sacrifices just to get there.
Today’s What would you do Wednesday? question is what sacrifice are you going to make until the Oilers reach .500?
This all started when local lunatic Nation Dan said he would wear shorts and a t-shirt every day until the Oilers reached .500. He probably wasn’t expecting winter to arrive this early, but gutsy nonetheless.
Our boy Baggedmilk is going to eat a tin of beets until the Oilers reach .500. For someone who drinks a bottle of ketchup before bed every night, this shouldn’t be too difficult. Chris The Intern said he would sacrifice writing the Injury Report, but that isn’t allowed because he’s the intern.
@OilersNation I will give up Tacos until we reach .500— HouseOfMoor (@HouseOfMoor) November 4, 2017
Kendall, thank you for your service.
McFan, I wish you the best of luck during your battle. Thank you for serving the greater good.
I'll watch the Chris pronger trade press conference every time they lose until they reach .500— Eric (@McReek97) November 4, 2017
My goodness, McMVP. That’s a terrifying thing to do to yourself but be proud of your sacrifice.
So, Oilersnation, what sacrifice are you going to make? As we all know, the performance of the team entirely comes down to the actions of us, the people, and we need to make something happen.
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