I think we would agree that most players are at least a little superstitious and we can understand why they might be. But why are some fans superstitious? Do we really think that something we do can affect the outcome of games or the performance of players? Does wearing the same clothes or eating the same meal on game days affect your favourite team? Will something bad happen if you don't follow through with your routine? Maybe, maybe not.
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Saying all that, here's a little thing I've noticed. Last season, I put up my Sens car flag at the start of the play-offs, and we all know what happened. This season, I misplaced my flag and didn't replace it through the first three rounds and the Sens made it through quite comfortably. During the way-too-long-break, I replaced the flag and put it up on my car. Through the first two games of the Finals the Sens aren't looking too good. So, what should I do? Leave my flag alone to prove that nothing I do as a fan can affect the team OR take it down just because you never know?
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