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11 Things Fans Do For Good Luck That Make Zero Sense

It’s not crazy if it works! And we’re pulling out all the stops when it comes to cheering on the USA.

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1. Wear the same “lucky” outfit every time their favorite athletes compete.

Because what you wear off the field affects what happens on it, right?
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Because what you wear off the field affects what happens on it, right?

2. Bonus points if that outfit is never ever washed.

That smell? It’s luck, baby. Also, several years worth of food, sweat, and tears.
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That smell? It’s luck, baby. Also, several years worth of food, sweat, and tears.

3. Spend the entire game listing athletes' stats out loud.

Because that's what every sporting event needs: more numbers!
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Because that's what every sporting event needs: more numbers!

4. Always watch the event from the same “lucky” spot on the couch.

Because occasionally sitting on the other side of the couch would disorient the players, obvs.
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Because occasionally sitting on the other side of the couch would disorient the players, obvs.

5. Or, worse, spend the entire event shouting at the television.

Little-known fact: Athletes can totally hear you shouting through the TV, and it makes them play harder.
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Little-known fact: Athletes can totally hear you shouting through the TV, and it makes them play harder.

6. Only snack on "lucky" foods while athletes compete.

Eating the wrong snack during an event undermines your team’s performance, says science...probably.
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Eating the wrong snack during an event undermines your team’s performance, says science...probably.

7. Get special pre-game manicures.

Treat your team by treating yourself, duh.
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Treat your team by treating yourself, duh.

8. Halftime rituals of any kind.

Because that's when the real work happens — when the athletes are taking a breather.
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Because that's when the real work happens — when the athletes are taking a breather.

9. Go completely overboard with face paint.

The secret to athletic success? Copious amounts of face paint. That's just Sports 101.
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The secret to athletic success? Copious amounts of face paint. That's just Sports 101.

10. Hold the remote in a specific hand for an entire event.

How fans hold their remotes is crucial to the success of any sporting endeavor. Ask any athlete.
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How fans hold their remotes is crucial to the success of any sporting endeavor. Ask any athlete.

11. Refuse to watch the event live.

Because the best way to support your favorite athletes is to avoid watching them play — logic!
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Because the best way to support your favorite athletes is to avoid watching them play — logic!

Now that you know which sport you’d be great at, get out there and play. Life is a sport. We are the utility. Be unstoppable. The 2017 Ford Escape.

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