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  1. Snake

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    What game day superstitions do you folks embrace?

    This year I have worn the same clothes "practically" throughout the season...adding layers as each game passed to compensate for the brutal winter cold we suffer here in southern California.

    Since the Cowboys game I have worn the same outfit...nothing has been washed except the socks and underwear...I lost track of them at some point.

    I wear blue jeans, New Balance trail running shoes, and a dark blue Super Bowl XXXVlll slouch hat. I wear a dark blue Patriots 3 Super Bowl Champs T-short. Over that I wear a #18 Randy Moss dark blue game shirt. I then wear a long-sleeved flannel shirt to keep the chill off. To top it all off, I wear a dark blue #12 Brady game shirt. They are ready and waiting for tomorrow night's State of the Union Address which starts out here at 5:15.

    What superstitions do you embrace?

    GO PATRIOTS!!!!!! 16-0...You CAN do it!!!
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    I have to be wearing my white #12 jersey and sitting in my leather recliner with my stuffed Pats ball. My wife will be on the couch to my left, wearing her Pats hoodie, and my sis-in-law on the couch to my right with her Pats t-shirt. And my newborn son gets pimped out in his Pats onesie and pants.

    I used to be a little crazier (not peeing until halftime, for instance) but now I just go at commercial breaks. :D
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    Pats cap, Bruschi Jersey and my daughter with her Brady jersey. Nothing out of the ordinary
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    LOL! I've been wearing my off. Bruschi jersey with the same Red Sox shirt underneath it and a Red Sox hat since preseason Game 1. Neither the shirt nor the jersey have been washed this fall/winter. The only times I didn't wear the Red Sox shirt was for the Eagles and Ravens game...so now I have to wear the same things until the season ends (with a SB win).

    Oh and my buddies and I get a 5th (sometimes more :D ) of Doctor and pass it around after a Pats TD or FG (and sometimes after a sack if they haven't scored in a while).
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    I refuse to be one of those fans, and here's why:

    There are millions of fans, all with their own superstitions. Unless I'm the only "real" person here, and everyone else is just a simulation or a dream (which I admit is a distinct philosophical possibility), why should my behavior affect the outcome any more or less than somebody else's?
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    haha, ibe been wearing my 39 and 12 jerseys....im pretty sure at random...

    and thats the only one, and when the pats were doing pretty badly in the games, and i got frustrated, i would take which ever shirt i had on, off....


    and then the pats would win, LOL

    (ie, boys, colts, ravens, eagles)
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    You've likely seen this...

    http://www.simulation-argument.com/computer.pdf

    Me, I like the subroutine where I have the Patriots Dynasty going exponential. Stay tuned.
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    Actually, as a computer programmer with a strong interest in physics (I could have just said nerd), I've been very interested in the theory of digital physics (or perhaps it's a philosophy, since not being testable precludes it from being a theory). Especially the idea that the universe may behave as turing-complete computer based on the cellular automata model of computation. Actually, whether the universe is a computer isn't as interesting to me as whether it behaves like a computer, even if nobody built it for the express purpose of computation, since it would lead to all sorts of consequences, like the halting problem (another way of saying that there's no way to know how the universe will behave, except by actually running it and seeing the results).

    Of course The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy may be the real impetus for me being interested in all of this.
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    You just jinxed the Pats by writing that.
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    A friend of mine is still mildly pissed at me because at halftime during the AFC Championship game last year, I said that the Pats were going to the Super Bowl. Of course we know how that turned out.

    And yet I still refuse to take any blame for it, the Pats lost because the Colts played better than them in the second half, not because of what I said.
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    So now you've jinxed the Pats two years in a row.
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    Another philosophy of interest, also applicable here is Hugh Everett's Many Worlds explanation of quantum mechanics and the photon-slit interference experiment. In Hugh's explanation every time a quantum decision is made, the universe 'splits' with all the probable outcomes creating new universes. In that way we could be living in the set of multiverses where the Tuck Rule call was made and the Pats Dominion began, now still running. My fantasy, is that via positive thinking (a la Penrose) we can 'choose' the universe we live in. I'm very positive about the Pats SB this year. ;)
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    I wear my Harrison jersey (going on 3 years without a wash however, I only wear it during a game and very careful not to spill or sweat on it) and a patriots hat. I also lay out my Pats blanket throw blanket on the couch.

    Not exactly sure as to why though...
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    3 years? i would have washed it at about the end of last yrs AFCCG
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    My wife hangs her dark Blue Brady shirt on a door. She doesn't want to get it dirty and have to wash it. I also display my three seasons of Super Bowl pins and my Patriots flask on a book shelf for the entire season...the flask gets filled when we go to the Fox Sports Grill....don't tell anyone though...:D

    I also have experienced the Patriots during a particularly bad game when I decided to take off my gear, and then they won. Happened this year during the Colts game.
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    I've been wearing my Vrabel jersey every week this season and as I got ready to leave for the game last week, my wife asked "Your wearing Vrabel again"? Had to tell her it's been on every gameday and I can't change it now.
    Also the raspberry kamikaze toast to the team prior to each game has been a long standing tradition that must continue.
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    I wont even begin to start listing my rituals...lol- Couple of staples this season are my silver Bruschi, and my 1-year old son's Blue Brady, and Patriots Sippy cup.
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    Ahh, I love QM, at least what I'm able to understand. Your "fantasy" may be the only reasonable explanation for free will in a probabalistic universe. Otherwise, if everything is determined by a wavefunction, where do our "choices" come from?
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    I used to do some stupid superstitions, especially for the red sox, but I stopped now. It pisses some of my friends off tho that I don't anymore. The best might have been my buddy sitting in the stairwell for the rest of the ALCS after dave roberts stole 2nd base in 2004.

    I always hold my patriots plush football, but I think it's more to calm the nerves than superstitions. It got squeezed a lot during the Baltimore game haha.
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