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Very Shoeperstitious

14 Jan


Have you watched those Budweiser commercials that have people doing the silliest things for their sports teams with the notion that those things are the reason for their team’s win? I went to root for the 49ers at home against the Packers, wearing my Ash Bowie sneakers, and on the way to our amazing seats (center of the field, near the 50 yard line) I thought, how many people are wearing their “lucky” hat or underwear? I’m not normally superstitious, but I was guilty of wearing the same bracelet that I wore on the last playoff game I went to when the 49ers beat the Saints, and my BFF wore the same lucky socks. My Bowies were very skeptical about the notion of some “magical” trinket, article of clothing, or ritual that must be worn or done at each game to ensure a victory. The 49ers won and every fan, including my shoes, celebrated. The shoes were jumping up and down for joy, with me in them of course. They didn’t want to admit it to me, but I overheard them speaking to each other saying they aren’t changing their laces until the Niners win the Superbowl and achieve the Quest For Six. When you believe in things you don’t understand, then you suffer, Shoeperstition ain’t the way.