Thursday, September 19, 2013

RIP Lucky Jersey.

I would like for this to serve as an official, sincere and devastating apology to my beloved Auburn Tigers and their fans.

It appears that my "Lucky" jersey has caused quite a suckfest over the past 2 seasons. I honestly didn't know or I would have corrected this sooner.  It brought so much goodness to us when Cam Newton took us all the way to a National Championship. I thought for sure that the mojo would carry over.

Last weekend in our game against Mississippi State, I realized that I had been so obsessed with my new obnoxiously adorable Auburn dress, that I had neglected my treasured jersey. With that being our first SEC match up of this season, I knew a little "luck" might be needed.

With my jersey on, I settled in for the game and we were up by 11. The thought crossed my mind that if the game were to take a turn for the worse after I put my jersey on, I would need to remove it immediately, issue this apology and burn the shirt. We were miserably outscored in the 2nd and 3rd quarters and as promised the jersey came off. Mississippi St. scored nothing in the 4th quarter and my jersey's fate was sealed.

Now, I'm not a crazy superstitious person, but it's pretty apparent that the luck has run out.. It's no biggie, really. It happens. I had a some lucky underpanties that served us well during the Bowden years. (You're welcome for that, by the way.) After his 1-5 start in 98, those were out quicker than Bowden before the LA Tech game. In 2004 & 2005, I had a lucky bracelet that broke half way through the '05 season. We finished 9-3.

It is with great sadness that I will hang my Cam Newton Jersey in the back of my closet and consider it retired. I can't bring myself to burn it, as I feel that at some low point, I will need to sleep in it and remember the good times.

RIP Lucky Jersey
2010-2013