I’m superstitious. I blame it on playing baseball during my grade school days where superstition is just part of the game; don’t step on the chalk, don’t talk to a pitcher if he’s throwing a no-hitter, and so on.
So, on Saturday night, I was faced with a dilemma. I had worn my black Husky shirt in the Washington wins against UCLA and Cal. Was the shirt on a roll or had it used all the luck it could muster? Plus, I hadn’t done laundry and the black shirt was dirty.
There was also one more thing to take into consideration: this could have been Jake Locker’s last game. With all this in mind, I carefully decided on my Jake Locker jersey. I hadn’t worn it on gameday since the BYU game to start the year but I had to give it another chance. Thankfully, with that jersey on, I watched Mr. Locker throw the most important pass Husky football has seen in at least 8 years.
I don’t want to take all the credit for this victory, but I don’t know what the outcome would have been if I had worn the black shirt. Maybe the Huskies would have won the game by more, or maybe we wouldn’t be looking forward to a bowl game right now. All I know is I’m happy with the choice I made and now I have to focus on what I’ll be wearing on December 30th.