Sports fans are, by nature, superstitious. For the most part, we know that what we do while watching the game has no actual bearing on the result — whether that’s wearing a specific jersey or hat, eating or drinking something specific, or sitting in the right spot on the couch.
Maybe superstitions are about routine, and feeling like we’re a part of the team. After all, our teams all wear the same uniform and go through their own pregame and in-game rituals, so why not us as well?
Apparently, Green Bay Packers fans are among the most superstitious in all of North American professional sports, according to a recent study. So that got us thinking: what are our weirdest, silliest, or favorite superstitions to observe during Packers games?
We’d love to hear yours in the comments, and we’ll get it started with a couple of relatively mild ones belonging to this writer.
Packers fans rank as third-most superstitious in major pro sports | Packers Wire
Only the fan bases for the Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Lakers rank higher than the Packers on this list. The two that I have are wearing a specific hat depending on whether Green Bay is at home or on the road, and always having a beverage that originated in Wisconsin at my disposal.
Green Bay Packers sign wide receiver Jayden Reed to rookie contract | Packersnews.com
The last draft pick has signed his deal, with Reed officially in the fold. He might make a run at the Packers' punt return job in camp, in addition to trying to earn snaps as the team's top slot receiver.
Packers preparing for Monday’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders | Packers.com
Get to Lambeau Field bright and early - the meeting starts at 11 AM local time on Monday.
Vikings rookie Jordan Addison cited for going 140 in 55 mph zone - ESPN
The only way to make news the week before training camp is to do something stupid, and now Addison has a big mistake on his record before his rookie season officially begins.
Commanders' Dan Snyder fined $60M over findings in investigation - ESPN
In addition to the NFL approving his sale of the Commanders, Snyder agreed to pay a hefty fine related to findings of sexual harassment and his lack of cooperation with the investigation.
Burger King assistant manager served customers fries from trash, police say – WFTV
They're Burger King fries -- how would anyone know the difference?