Help me invent a Sharks curse.
April 19, 2010 3:35 PM Subscribe
A question in which you (a hockey fan) will save my relationship from the annual throes of playoff tension.
posted by quadog to sports, hobbies, & recreation (27 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
This is going to sound outlandish, but here it goes . . .
My SO is a fanatical San Jose Sharks fan (redundancy intended for emphasis). After the Sharks scored on themselves to lose in overtime yesterday she is convinced that some inexplicable force is aligned against her team. The problem is, since I do not share her fanaticism for the Sharks I often find myself in the cross hairs of whatever superstition has taken root in her mind. For example, if the team is losing then it must be because of something I am, or am not, doing. This isn't logical but nothing is logical when it comes to a fan looking for a reason why their dream can't even get past the first round of playoffs year after year.
I know the standard response here would be to seek counseling. But why use a sledgehammer when a hammer could do just fine? Here's what I'm thinking . . .
I need to invent a curse for the Sharks that has absolutely nothing to do with me. It has to be something pulled from Sharks history that I could cite as the "real" reason her team is losing. I need a narrative, I need it to be believable and I need an agonized Sharks fan to take it hook, line and sinker.
The problem is I don't have any legacy of knowledge when it comes to the Sharks. Help!