OK, this is one of the most bizarre headlines I have ever published on a golf blog but hang in there with me and I will explain. Like most golfers I am a bit superstitious but not to obsession. Sure I like to mark my ball with a gold dollar with President Buchanan on it but I don’t panic if it is in my other pants, and yes I read my horoscope for fun, but my level of superstition is just to respect a streak. So if you have a great round going, don’t change golf balls or ball markers, stuff like that.
So how does this relate to the Niners? Well, this season I have not watched any of the games except for one, and they lost to the Ravens. So last week when the Niners where set to play the Saints, I decided to not mess with the streak and go play golf at Jack Tone in Ripon, CA. So I waited until just before the kickoff and headed out. Well, I became a quick believer in my jinx status when I checked my iPhone for the score on the first tee. At that moment the Saints where on the 49er 4 yard line ready to score, I quickly turned off my iPhone and did not look again.
I finished my round, and headed home. When I got home I asked my wife to turn on the game to see how it was going, I found out alright as I got to watch the Saints scored for the final time and make the two point conversion too. Noo! I thought I just ruined the season and headed off to take a shower, convinced it was all over and kicking myself for looking. Well, imagine my surprise and relief when my wife opened the bathroom door a bit later to tell me the 49ers won the game and she recorded it, did I mention she is awesome!?
So there you go, when I watched bad things happened and when I didn’t good things happened. So I don’t care who you are you don’t mess with a streak like that. So yes I will be golfing this Sunday when the 49ers play the Giants, go Niners!