Magic Sports Rituals
Once Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said: Superstition is the poetry of life. (Unfortunately for my mom) Sports is also a part of our life, ergo superstition is a part of   sports.
The coach of the italian team, Mr. Trapattoni, used holy water what he distibuted on the soccer field for the FIFA Worldcup 2002. Sadly the venue of the competition was in Japan and South Korea so the people of another religion were in advance. Maybe that was the reason that the italian team drowned literally against  the team of South Korea in quarter final.
The coach of the french team, Raymond Domenech, chosed the players by reference of their zodiacs. He tried to avoid Lions and Scorpions but he preferred Virgos and Cancers. I’m not sure if you can win a soccer game  with Virgins. Maybe that’s the reason  heaven knows when they will win again.
At the FIFA world cup of 1986 the team of Argentina refused to eat chicken. The coach, Carlos Bilardo, said  to eat chicken would bring bad luck and he enacted only t-bone steaks for his team. Mr. Bilardo was right – Argetina became world champion. That explains a lot…
The british Cricket player Jack Russell (not related with Cupcake) used  for a 5-day-game always the same tea bag what he kept always on the same hook in his locker room. During this 5 days he always ate the same: a Weetabix what he soaked for exactly 8 minutes. Also he wore the same white hat during his whole career.In Australia they know this trick too – but with Weet-Bix  – so we can be thrilled about the next THE ASHES – Weetabix vs. Weet-Bix.
The  Detroit Red Wings, a famous ice hockey team, declared an octopus to their talisman as two fishmongers   threw one on the ice in 1952. By now the octopus is the team mascot and a local radio station is hosting annual octopus  long throw competitions. From time to time an octopus is landing on the ice of the Detroit Red Wings –  that’s not favoured by the NHL  but tolerated and at least an octopus on the ice is much better than a burning scooter, the favorite missile in italy.

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  1. I need a T-bone before I play with my ball, I don’t want anything bad happening to it BOL Have a super fit Monday Easy. Where’s the sun gone xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  2. There certainly are some interesting things going on in the world of sports…..I think I’d draw the line at octopus throwing though. Even octopuses have feelings!!!! Happy Magic Monday to you Easy – may a T-bone steak land in your food dish today before you head out for your backyard soccer match.

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

  3. Madi and Mom says:

    Oh dear Easy stay out of sports we don’t want you to injury your handsome BOO-DEE
    Hugs Madi your BFFF

  4. Goose says:

    I just had a t-bone!! Now I must be a winner.

  5. too funny that you mentioned the Red Wings. Believe it or not I am NOT a hockey fan. Probably because I am from Cleveland and didn’t move to Detroit til 2001. I tried to like hockey (and the octopuses) but it just isn’t happenin’!

  6. fozziemum says:

    Oh Easy..good luck T-Bone steak is better than nast cheap mince..which is sure to bring no winings…I am a Virgo by horoscop and very unathletic….tragic really..have a great Monday Easy 🙂 Hugs Fozziemum xx

  7. Very interesting . . . if a little odd!!

    Happy Monday

    Nutty, Nacho, Buddy & Basil

  8. T bone steaks instead of chicken sounds well good to us. Not sure about octopus throwing but we sure would chuck a squirrel or two onto the ice. Well after we deaded them. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  9. Being originally from Australia my Mom knows all about Cricket – a sport rather like watching paint dry she says – although she didn’t mind watching it for hours on end anyway.

  10. PigLove says:

    PLOL (Pig Laughing out Loud)! A lot of teams have superstitions. Here when we play football in the fall – there’s a LOT.

  11. Frankie and Ernie says:

    YOU are a GOOOOOOOD Sport fur puttin these up fur us buddy.

  12. Kyla says:

    Hoomans call us creatures of habit. The only canine pro athlete I know, Lilly the greyhound who is away for the summer, never mentioned routines in greyhound racing. Wade Boggs, Hall of Fame baseball player, used to have the same chicken dish before every game. What a double standard.

  13. Will and Eko says:

    Did you work any magic for the Americans yesterday? We won the gold cup!

  14. The T-bone steak idea sounds promising. I must tell Mom I need one before I enter the obedience/rally ring! The other dogs will be so jealous.
    Bailey & Hazel too

    • Of course the T-Bone magic is always the best – you will win every game, competition, show or rally. Maybe you will look like Diego after some times – but hey you are always a winner :o)

  15. From a study I remember from long ago, the less control you have over the outcome, the more superstition involved. Consequently, in baseball, hitters are very superstitious. Where else can you only succeed about a third of the time and be considered very good to great? 🙂


    • I think this study could ruin all bookmakers :o)
      A lot of athletes have their rituals, some wear a blue sweater for years and some place their waterbottle with a bubble level. In theory we should have only winners :o)

  16. My hubby is going to love the cricket part 🙂

  17. Brian says:

    I do like to play ball Easy, but am not a big fan of the kicking part!

  18. finnhoward says:

    Before we have a Finn v Charley wrestling match, we like to chow down on some kibble. Or some carrots. 🙂

  19. OwyheeStar says:

    Who knew………we are steeped in American football tradition (and superstition). Of course soccer has taken off with the youngsters, ……kids playing it everywhere on some weekends. Football is more for the favored few I guess.

  20. Good game, :O I didn’t know you played sports easy.

  21. spittythekitty says:

    A bunch of the Giants (San Francisco’s baseball team) grew long beards when their best pitcher grew his. They looked silly but they won the championship!

    I feel a little sorry for the octopuses, though.

  22. Mmmmmm, TBone……”Ma!!!!!!! Easy says I should have a TBone!!!!!!!!”
    *silence*….well, maybe she’s thinkin’ abouts it…..
    Ruby ♥

  23. Hmmm interesting Easy! I’m not much into sports, but am forced to watch Football – the American kind. My boyfriend is a Dallas Cowboys fan. Maybe they need to practice some sort of superstitious good luck charms this year.

  24. tylersat99 says:

    We work all worn out and had a sleepy Monday. Was pretty great 🙂

  25. LifeOfBun says:

    Must’ve been the chicken! Lol! I’m not very much into sports but do love the bond it brings to the city/country. When Holland plays everything is one big orange party.

  26. kolytyi says:

    At the FIFA world cup of 1986 the team of Hungary was forced to eat a lot of pasta. Then, the Hungarian team lost against the Soviet Union 0:6… This explains a lot! Pasta brings bad luck!!!
    Are then the Olympics, World Championships etc. competitions of superstitions?

    • Maybe they had a chance with pasta against Italy :o) I think sports is anyway a superstition-competition. From golden running shoes to old blue sweaters – there is no limit :o)

  27. Sports players sure have some strange habits…but then they are peeps, right?

  28. Misaki says:

    i think I should have a t-bone before I got to class, then I’d be top of the class everyweek 🙂

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