The Superstitions of the Sports Fan
Nick Hornby mentions his superstition about throwing white (chocolate) mice into the road before a game. Sportsmen are notoriously superstitious (or have a form of OCD). So, I wore my lucky Canucks T shirt for games 1 and 2 of the Stanley Cup Final but then allowed Mrs P to wash it. Big mistake. We got humped by the Bruins. So I didn't let her wash it between games 4 & 5 and hey, presto! We won.
She is not allowed to touch the T shirt until the series is over. I may smell but it may mean we win.