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How committed are you to your team?

Posted at 5:28 PM on July 23, 2007 by Tom Scheck

I saw two great video segments detailing the passion of SEC football fans. One is from an Alabama fan. The other is from an Auburn fan. Both are hilarious.

Those vidoes made me think of an old MPR story that I did when the Twins made their playoff run in 2002. I went out and interviewed the fans on their weird superstitions/rituals on game day.

How did I know to do that story? Experience.

I've done everything from wear old, ratty t-shirts to tap on bobbleheads to play particular music to get my beloved Philadelphia Eagles to win during those slate of consecutive NFC Championship games in the early part of this decade.

I even made Philly Cheesesteaks (it's not Pats but it had to do) before every playoff game (here's a recipe) in 2005. Cheese whiz, fried onions, hot peppers and more grease than a jiffy lube. The smoke alarms would go off like crazy because of the smoke. They won that year but lost the Super Bowl. I still think my wife is pleased they lost to the Patriots because our waist lines and hearts would have suffered for another season if they won the darn thing.

So here's my question -- When the game is on the line, what do you do to get your team the win?

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