There are a lot of things I don’t believe in… Ghosts, the possibility of zombies, evolution, the triangle offense, etc – but being superstitious about sports (even though I know it’s seems retarded) I wholeheartedly believe in.
For example, I don’t wash my jersey after gamedays if the Giants won. I believe you ride whatever good luck is in those fibers until it runs out… However, a loss I believe you can (and should) wash off. Get the stench of failure off of ya. Nobody should want any part in that jawn.
Now, I also believe you can jinx things into happening… It probably all started when I jinxed the Giants into winning the NFC Championship in Green Bay back in the ’07-’08 playoff run. I basically said, “If the Giants win this game, I am buying a custom Jared Lorenzen jersey…” The Giants won that game (and eventually the Super Bowl… whuttup!), and I proudly now own a Jared Lorenzen jersey.
Now this weekend, another New York team needs a similar miracle.
The Yanks pretty clearly are in this funk that they can’t seem to get out of. I don’t know exactly what it is. I don’t exactly know why they can’t put it all together… But this team, a team that back in May looked LIGHTS OUT, is really in danger of not making the playoffs at their current pace.
Now, before saying everything every Yanks fans has heard 700x over on New York talk radio or in the media, I’m not going to reiterate the problem. I’m just going to fix this…
No Nicholas Cage, but that’s an interesting thought… No, I was going to suggest we sweep the Red Sox.
The same way I’ve jinxed my teams into success in the past…
HERE IT COMES.
IF THE YANKEES SWEEP THE BOSTON RED SOX THIS WEEKEND, I, TAYLOR, WILL BUY AN AUTHENTIC YANKEES JERSEY THAT MY TWITTER FOLLOWING WILL VOTE ON AND BE THE FINAL DECISION MAKER.
Now, it’s not going to be a vote between like Judge, Gardner and CC… It’s going to be guys that were constantly between Scranton & New York this year, or guys that I just love despite their numbers maybe not being the best.
This. THIS is how I jinx us into winning.
Sweep the Sox. Get back to a competitive AL East fight. Win the World Series… And then maybe we steal the declaration of independence…
Sweep or Bust,