According to, a superstition is: a belief or notion not based on reason or knowledge, in or of theominous significance of a particular thing, circumstance, occurrence, proceeding, or the like.

These circumstances can be debilitating during football season – if you don’t identify, confront and develop a game plan to overcome. 

1.       Staying in the same spot: Have you ever been sitting in the same spot the whole game, then when you finally get up and move your team turns the ball over? That was obviously cause and effect.  So if things are going well, you're not going anywhere. Not for food, not to go to the bathroom, not to let your wife sit down on the couch next to you. You can't risk it.  On the flip side, if things are going sideways, you may wear out your living room trying to find an acceptable seat where good things will actually happen.

2.       The Lucky Outfit:  For me it's not just a shirt or a jersey, if my team is on a winning streak I'll try to keep as much of my outfit from the past week the same. I'm not talking same underwear or anything; I'm just not going to wear a jacket if I wasn't wearing a jacket last time they won.  Of course for some fans, this is just a time honored tradition no matter if the team wins or loses. They have to wear their special game-day uniform, just like the team does. It might be a stretch to say Redskins fans dress up like hogs for good luck considering their record over the last decade, but with RG3 aboard now, they're probably not going to stop anytime soon.

3.       The Perfect Meal:  Some NFL fans need to have just the right tailgate food before a game. Maybe it's a bowl of their lucky cereal. Maybe it's exactly 17 wings because the last time you ate exactly 17 wings before a game they won the Super Bowl.  It may not be sane, but you better believe it's important. 

4.       Pump up Music: It's important to get in the right mindset before a game, and nothing helps us accomplish that quite like the right music.  Maybe you need to hear We Are The Champions before a game. Maybe Phil Collins' In The Air Tonight is your lucky jam.  Even if the team can't hear it, you're hearing it for them and that makes all the difference.

5.       The Token: Even non-sports fans have a rabbit's foot that they rub for good luck. Sports fans will take that one further.  It might be your favorite football card from when you were a kid, it might be that signed picture from your favorite athlete.  No matter what it is, as long as you have it with you when the game starts, everything is going to be okay. 

Whooptee is here to help.  Ready? Write this down.  No, with a black pen! Red or blue will just make things worse!  Okay, here goes:   Slowly grab your smart phone from your perfectly posed couch position. Next, logon to, to order your lucky custom apparel; think t-shirts. sweatpants, hoodies, even pet apparel.  After choosing the perfect game day outfit, order three.  That way, if you continue to eat copious amounts of wings, you’ll have room to grow and you won’t have to worry about the “washing” situation. After that, set your email tone to your favorite Android or Apple hype-jam; when your receipt is sent, you’ll be rocking out.  Finally the token, add to your Favorites list so you never lose it – for good luck of course.

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