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Game Day Superstitions

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Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 11:05 AM
 

There are many in my house.

1. Clemson throw pillow must be held during pivotal moments. The same pillow must remain on sofa for duration of season.

2. All lights must be on and windows must be closed.

3. Husband must be wearing the same Clemson shirt for every game. No over shirts allowed.

4. No food is served during important games.

5. Very few people are allowed to watch Clemson with us. Certain people always jinx the game.

6. If Clemson is having a rough time, I leave the room. Within minutes they are fine.

While I know deep down that superstition isn’t real and that I have no effect on the game, I swear that any deviation of these rules lead to disaster.

What are your game day superstitions?


Re: Game Day Superstitions

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Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 11:22 AM
 

I have a couple:

1. I have to go for a drive to get breakfast drive thru or Dunkin’ Donuts and listen to ELO’s Mr. Blue Sky and George Harrison’s My Sweet Lord.

2. Wear a jersey which matches the team’s home/away designation

3. For every Tiger Rag sung, I give a fist pump to my panoramic picture of Death Valley


These are what has worked, and I see no reason to change. You are welcome!


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Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 11:50 AM
 

I almost forgot that we get a chicken biscuit every game day morning!
Great list and thanks for sharing!


Re: Game Day Superstitions

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Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 11:26 AM
 

Way too many to list.

My daughter called me 3 years ago after the DW4 to HR13 pass. The phone rang 3 times then stopped. She called again 5 minutes later, not with congratulations but an apology for calling too early...she didn't realize there was still 1 second on the clock.

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Re: Game Day Superstitions

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Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 11:29 AM
 

Yep, don't come by and don't call, both will be a waste of their time!!!

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Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 9:21 PM
 

Wasn't the second call still too early? It felt like there was 1 second on the clock for about twenty minutes!


Re: Game Day Superstitions

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Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 11:26 AM
 

I only have 2.

1. Morning coffee in my Dexter mug on game day. Mug is only used on game day. No other days. It has traveled with me to Las Vegas, and on cruises so as not to break the streak.

2. Wearing of a specific pair of Clemson socks on game day. Same conditions as with the mug.

The socks are not holding up as well as the mug.


Plus 1 for


Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 9:49 PM
 

Dexter mug!

Go Tigers!!!

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Re: Game Day Superstitions

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Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 11:27 AM
 

My Clemson gameday rule is usually no one outside of my home are allowed to watch Clemson games with me. My wife, and my 4 legged best friend is it for me when watching Clemson games on TV... Everybody and everything is locked and blocked out, I won't answer the door or the phone until the game is over. If there is a knock on the door, or if the phone rings, I ignore it bc I don't know them!!! My family knows that if an emergency comes up, text me and I will call them right back!!!!!:)

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Re: Game Day Superstitions- I never believe we win the CFP

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Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 11:30 AM
 

unless we have beaten UNC in Chapel Hill first. So I'm feeling pretty good today

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Re: Game Day Superstitions- I never believe we win the CFP

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Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 11:40 AM
 

Only my son and grandsons watch together. NO One else. We won't answer calls or text. Grandson's say they can only eat Little Caesar's pizza and drink Orange Crush as that is what I started bringing for them years ago. Not really superstitious but that's how we roll.

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Jersey color

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Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 11:45 AM
 

My brother was stationed in Korea for a year & had some custom jerseys made, which he gave me two when he returned home in 2014 - an orange Vic Beasley jersey & a white Deshaun Watson jersey. Started with 2014 Russell Athletic Bowl & picked it up when I got back from my stint overseas in 2015 when I'm not at work or in a place/position I can't wear the jersey- if Clemson is home or designated home team, wear my orange V. Beasley jersey, if Clemson is away or designated away, wear the white DW4 jersey. Only time I deviated from that - 1st title game against Alabama, which we lost. Since then, I've kept that pattern & only lost 2 games where I've worn my jerseys with the pattern mentioned ('16 Pitt & '18 Sugar Bowl)

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i have been wearing a green shirt

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Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 11:49 AM
 

on gameday ever since the first national title appearance in the cfp era...seems to be working


Re: Game Day Superstitions

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Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 11:51 AM
 
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Once drove 4hrs from the beach to hang my flag when there was no other family in my area to hang it. Always hang it at daybreak the day before gameday.
Did someone mention socks?

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Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 11:51 AM
 

My shirts must be layered - purple - orange - purple depending on the weather. I always were my purple and orange jersey #27. I have three identical hooded sweatshirts in orange, purple, and white to suit the occasion.

Purple soccer socks with orange tennis shoes or vice-versa.

I mix my bourbon and diet coke in a 32 ounce purple mug that goes everywhere with me - everywhere

For big games, I buy a new hat and put the manes of the teams playing on the underside of the bill. After the game I put the score.


Re: Game Day Superstitions

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Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 11:54 AM
 

Day before I imbibe in Clemson pint glass - then switch to kids' college glassware for game day.

Pre-game playlist - about 10 songs starting with "Ulile E" from Descendants then wrapping with Parliament's "All Your Goodies Are Gone". Dates back to 2013 with a few additions along the way.

Food and drink themed around opponent - the tougher the match-up the more exotic and plentiful this goes. For Monday it's going to be Hurricanes (of course), Jambalaya, Maque Choux and homemade Beignets. Friend is bringing over some Popeye's for good measure. For O-4-O State it was amaretto (a nut liquor) and bourbon based "Bucknut Smashes" plus peanuts - a legume intended to add further insult to the bucknut crowd.

Foam #1 finger, orange fro wig, orange salt lamp, the family penguin - this year added the 2018 National Champs "Tiger Rag" from the Ga. Tech opener to the mix.

Lastly I light up my Tiki man on the patio with enough fuel to go the distance.

Go Tigers!

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Hawaiian shirt...***

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Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 11:58 AM
 




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Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 11:58 AM
 

We all must drink a Bloody Mary in game day. This has been perfect system for past 4-5 years. FYI, my family sincerely apologizes for not having one vs Pitt and Syracuse and in NOLA two years ago. We will NEVER forget again.

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Re: Game Day Superstitions

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Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 12:13 PM
 

Yes I am still wearing those same orange socks every game. Oh and if a friend scheduled his wedding or a family member’s wedding on game day, they are no longer my friend. Check the schedule man.


Re: Game Day Superstitions

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Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 12:16 PM
 

Double posted again.


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Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 12:19 PM
 

Must be out of bed and bed made before 7 am and the throw pillows must be in a certain position on bed. Wife not allowed to make said bed on game day.
2. Flag must be outside and flying by 7 am.
3. Place 1 can of Pepsi by recliner. Also 1 bottle of Pepsi by recliner. Can to be opened on defense indicating "kick a.s.s." Bottle opened on offense for unleashing the offense. Seems to work.
4. Must wear same pants, shirt, socks and underwear for all games. Yes they have been washed.
5. Wife must do laundry doing game.
6. Granddaughter must post video of "go Tigers" for each game.
7. Must sit on edge of recliner and shoes placed looking toward t.v
8. Hat must be on top of lamp shade pointing toward t.v.
9. Must drink coffee out of large Clemson coffee mugs.
10. No eating during game.

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Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 12:19 PM
 

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Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 12:21 PM
 

Day before games I drive by the East Endzone and peer through the gates. We’ve never lost a home game when I did this. Yes, I admit I did not do this before the 2016 Pitt game. It was all my fault. Since that game I make a point to drive by. I am very selective about who I’ll go to a game with, and I cannot watch a TV game with anyone but close family. Had to watch the Fiesta Bowl with Mother-in-law. I love her but that was torture for me. I skip all the viewing parties. I probably average replaying wins on the dvr about 7 times. My daughter, a 2019 graduate, always jokes during the many replays...”you think we’ll win Dad?!” ??


I got stranded at a chili festival and couldn't fit the


Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 12:47 PM
 

playlist in ahead of time vs Pitt in that one. It has not been a problem since.

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Re: Game Day Superstitions

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Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 12:24 PM
 

Don't talk to any Tiger fans during the game and avoid Tigernet completely until the game is over. I just cannot stand any negativity or gloating from Tiger fans during the game - after the game it's different.


Just a couple

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Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 12:27 PM
 

My boyfriend must text me with a !Go Tigers! Before the game.

We both have lucky Clemson underwear.

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Re: Game Day Superstitions

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Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 12:29 PM
 

I also don't wear any Clemson gear (T-shirts etc.) on game day. Last time I wore it was during the 2018 NC and that did not turn out so good.


2018 NC?

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Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 12:53 PM
 

Wasn’t that one between Bama and UGA?


Re: 2018 NC?

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Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 6:54 PM
 

2017 semifinals - it was like an NC to me.

:)


Re: Game Day Superstitions

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Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 12:35 PM
 

Years ago, someone on here mentioned smelling a skunk on Gamedays. My fiancée and I talked and realized we also (usually) smelled a skunk on our drive up to Keowee prior to the games. Since then, it’s become a thing - she has to smell a skunk. The games we haven’t, it’s been the games we’ve lost.

We have spent several Friday late nights driving around the backroads of Keowee, trying to smell a dead skunk. Now, family members call pregame to tell us their skunk updates and we have a stuffed animal skunk hanging in my Clemson bar room.

My MIL actually just called to tell us she smelled a skunk last night up at the lake, so hopefully all is well.


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Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 12:41 PM
 

.....I make sure the TV is at the perfect volume.

2 - When Clemson is on defense ...I get down on all fours about 5-ft in front of the TV and watch the opposing offense's every move...shift..and formation ...and yell for the defense to hurry and make the tackle.

3- When Clemson is on offense I sit on the edge of the cushion of my couch.


Re: Game Day Superstitions

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Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 1:17 PM
 

Mine is strange. I actually wear the colors of the opponent. Even my coworkers have started to notice. Started a few years back and it's kinda worked, so I've stuck with it. Some player years ago said he wore the opposing team's color under his jersey so I got it from that. Didn't do it for the Pitt game when we lost and didn't have any crimson the last time Bama beat us.
Gotta admit I would prefer to wear my Clemson gear instead. After tomorrow's game, I'm stopping my tradition.

Then again, I told myself that last year as well.


Re: Game Day Superstitions

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Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 1:32 PM
 

Also, even though I love that my wife has started watching games with me, we both joke that the team plays better when she goes to sleep. First learned about this one during the DW4-HR13 game.


Glad you take it serious.***


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Re: Game Day Superstitions


Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 2:57 PM
 

We have a ceramic tiger that must be displayed.
I always say “go” after every first down.
I like to wear the same shirt every time for big games.
Certain people are not allowed to watch the game with us.


I have something, but I’m not gonna disclose it.


Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 3:18 PM
 

don’t wanna jinx anything.


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Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 7:38 PM
 

If things aren’t going our way I keep changing clothes until they do.
During fiesta I changed clothes once but by the end of the game I had one sock on and one sock off.


Re: Game Day Superstitions


Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 9:25 PM
 

A particular stuffed tiger needs to move from the bookcase to the rocking chair tomorrow night.


Re: Game Day Superstitions


Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 9:28 PM
 

Question: Do I still listen to "Eye of the Tiger" each time I get in the car tomorrow? I'm not sure how the opponent's use of the tiger eye image affects this.


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Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 9:29 PM
 

I sacrifice 2 chicken Mini biscuits At the base of the oculus, so it might radiate the power of the paw to wherever the Real Tigers are playing! I also have a shirt I’ve worn on game day for 8 years! I know some of you have shirts are older But they are all irrelevant because we only starting winning about 9 years ago!


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Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 9:29 PM
 

1. Watch in Mancave, my son and I stand for entire game.
2. Dog gets treat after every Tiger touchdown. She knows because we yell “Touchdown Tigers” and she goes crazy. Been a good year for her.
3. Wife and I cannot high five, we have to fist bump after good play.
4. Wear my purple Nike Clemson tee shirt for each game.
5. Where you stand/sit during a good play is where you must remain.
6. Certain friends can’t call and talk about the game.


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Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 9:44 PM
 

Please stick to your normal routine tomorrow night and don’t jinx us.....if we lose I am blaming it on you????????
Go Tigers!!!!!!


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Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 10:02 PM
 

Toes must be painted - big toe purple with orange tiger paw - remaining toes orange.

Tiger paw light must be on -- if I'm at the game a responsible Clemson fan is left with tiger-paw-light duty.

Light up sign is changed to Go Tigers - Beat (current opponent) -- had to change from Ohio State to O310 State to shake up the mojo during the Fiesta Bowl so I'm going with Beat LSWho for this game. This sign is battery operated and I decided to take it with me for the A&M game. The letters got a little warped in the heat though, so it's now relegated to the responsible adult that has tiger-paw-light duty if I'm at the game.

Countless and complicated wardrobe rules, including rally "hair".

Also a giant monkey (6 ft tall) that my husband bought at a conference auction has preferred seating for the entirety of football season. He has on a 2XL orange Clemson shirt. We are undefeated with him in his seat.

Turnover shots when the Clemson D makes an interception or recovers a fumble.

Lots more that cause my closest friends to question my sanity.

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Re: Game Day Superstitions

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Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 11:31 PM
 

My dog rubs the rock on game days!


Like to consume a Shiner first, followed by a Copper.


Posted: Jan 12, 2020, 11:34 PM
 

Started this down at Auburn and it has worked very well since.

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