You see, last night while watching the Super Bowl I realized something very important. I have somehow, in a way that I don’t yet understand, influenced the outcome of the last three Super Bowls. I have accurately predicted the winner without even being aware of doing it. I haven’t researched back any further than three years but I do know that something very strange has been happening.
I know what you are thinking, “He is full of it,” but please, let me explain. I am a Redskin fan, a financially challenged Redskin fan. I work hard to get to see my team play live at Fed Ex Field at least once a year. Over the past three years, the one game I have seen live each year, is a loss to the eventual Super Bowl winner. This is absolutely the truth.
Week 3 of the NFL in 2007 I took two Giants fans to the game with me. The Giants were crisis management mode after losing the first two games. They visit Fed Ex and had a season changing moment stopping Clinton Portis from the 2 yard line. The team pulled themselves together and went on to beat New England and crushed their hopes at an undefeated season. You are welcome New York.
The Pittsburg Steelers was the team I decided I had to see in 2008. And lucky me, I got to see a stomping of my favorite team. This time I took 2 other Redskins fans and a Steelers fan. It is always great fun to use two personal days to see your team lose on a Monday night. Your 6th ring is on me.
This year I went to the Skins vs Saints game on December 6th, with my regular crew in almost the exact same seats as the year before, which was a nightmare game that was decided in overtime. The Redskins just couldn’t put the game away. This was also the last game Shaun Suisham played as a Redskin (missed a field goal that would have won the game). I felt that Louisiana could use the spiritual lift that a Super Bowl win would give them.
This coming season the Skins will be playing the following teams (specific dates not finalized yet); Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Houston Texans, and the Indianapolis Colts. So what I am thinking is that other teams should now begin to sponsor my trips to see the Redskins.
It could really pay off in a Lombardy trophy… Although, by even suggesting this idea, I feel that I am betraying my team. This is why I am in hiding today.