The first thing I thought of when I read the prompt word was football, so bear with me, if you can. I’m a huge football fan and I have a favorite college team and NFL team. This year did not go as predicted for either team. Not only that, every time I went to watch another team, I feel like they always ended up losing.
I think fans can get pretty ridiculous, but there is a Budweiser commercial that is pretty spot on, in my opinion. We, as fans, literally believe that there are things that can be done to affect the outcome of the game. My hubby just started watching football with us, and he doesn’t get it yet.
It doesn’t matter how far ahead your team is, you never say, “This game is over. There’s no way they can come back!” I blame him for the Cowboy loss to the Packers in the playoffs last year. At some point, when the Cowboys were ahead, he said something similar to that and I reminded him that we don’t say that, no matter how far ahead we are. I also reminded him that the Packers are famous for ridiculous come-backs. Even having the conversation affected the game, in my opinion. He’s getting better, but he still has a hard time. This year, he started asking for permission. “Is it okay if I say they’re going to win now?”
Well, no, but now that you’ve said it, they’re probably going to lose, so thanks!
I was busy one Monday night during this year’s football season and actually forgot the Cowboys were playing (don’t judge me). When I finally turned it on, they were losing. I sent a text to my friend that I hadn’t missed much and literally within minutes, the Cowboys scored two touchdowns. Her husband told her to tell me to keep watching because I obviously affected the game just by turning it on.
Like it says at the end of the commercial, “It’s only weird if it doesn’t work”, and in my opinion, it works more than you even realize!
I wanted to include the commercials in my post and came across another one, so I’ve included them both for your viewing pleasure.
“It’s like magic, only real.”
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