Pantsless Panther Girl Has Best Superstition Ever

Sports superstitions are strange things. Wade Boggs needed his chicken before every game. Pedro Cerrano only learned in the end he didn’t need Jobu’s help. The Eagles’ playoff beards make them all look like they’re homeless and/or registered sex offenders. My New York Rangers Stanley Cup hat has spooky powers. But these are all fairly unobtrusive methods.

Pantsless Panthers

One Charlotte-area woman has the least practical ritual since Raymond Babbitt had to watch “The People’s Court”: in order for the Panthers to win, she needs to watch the game bottomless. I know where I’ll be Saturday night, because somewhere in this grand country of ours, someone will be watching football without their pants, and it’s not a fat hairy dude in his boxers.

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Clippers Victory Saves Al Thornton’s Relationship

It’s well known that athletes tend to have some rather odd superstitions, but if believing that eating fried chicken before every game is the secret to your success, then more power to you.  After all, your fried chicken diet has been enough to get you to the highest level of your profession while my more balanced diet only has me writing about it.

Still, some superstitions are a little less harmful than others.  I mean, if you’re wearing the same underwear for three weeks during a winning streak, you’re not really hurting anybody but yourself.  Sure, a couple of your teammates may catch a whiff or two while in the locker room, but it’s not going to kill them.   Of course, if you play for the Los Angeles Clippers and you vow not to talk to your girlfriend until you win a game, you might as well take a vow of celibacy and join a group of Tibetan monks.

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