How to Jinx Your Team

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How to Jinx Your Team
Butch Dill/Associated Press

Ruining everything with your big, dumb mouth is a simple art.

All it takes is one word—one stupid, awful utterance to ruin an entire season for yourself, a team and a legion of fellow fans.

Thus is the nature of the jinx—the unstoppable Rube Goldberg machine of karma.

Someone makes one cocky remark and it sets off an entire network of dung-slathered pulleys and levers that exist for the sole purpose of raining feces and failure down upon the fragile Sunday church crown that is your team's dream for a championship trophy.

With that said, the following are a number of surefire ways to trip the trigger on the karmic crap cannon and jinx yourself and your team into despair. By not doing these things (and continuing to harbor an almost crippling sense of paranoid superstition) you just might be able to pull out the win and avoid ruining everything for everyone.

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