Photo credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Photo credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Email from reader Mike:


Don’t give yourself a big head, but you’re my go to Philly sports blogger and between you and your readers, I feel like I can go to you for help. I’m in a tricky situation…

The only two games of the playoffs I’ve actually been able to watch before last night’s game 6 have been disasters. Both losses AT MSG in which the Flyers looked awful. The others I’ve only been able to either listen on the radio, catch very little on TV, or not at all until the next day. Last night I was able to watch game 6, but made the conscious decision not to, citing bad mojo in the previous games.

I’m superstitious and so I feel like I shouldn’t watch again tonight. But… It’s game 7. Does game 7 trump superstitions?

Please advise.


First off, my head’s already big. So you need not worry there.

Second, Game 7 does not trump superstition. But you can get to a happy medium. Find a way to get a radio in the house, turn the TV volume down, and watch with the radio broadcast, even if the timing is off (can prob use DVR to line them up). It’s the radio, not “not watching,” that is letting them win. So you should be good here. Also, check your underwear, shirts, pants, diet, pooping schedule, etc. for what worked on win days. Go with that. It’s usually not the most obvious activity, but something beneath that you hadn’t even thought of.

But if it’s looking iffy, go sit in your car and listen on the radio. DO NOT PUT YOUR WIPERS ON! Wipers will ruin it.

Side note: I’ve mentioned this before on Twitter. I find that I do best when I proofread in Liev Schreiber (documentary) voice. Don’t know why, but it works. Thought this post sounded especially ridiculous like that:

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Try it sometime. Thank me later.