I can only watch the games with flyers fans or by myself. Also for some reason last year during every commercial break I had to get up and walk around for a minute then sit back down....haha dont ask me why...
I ALWAYS wear one of my Jerseys. Either my signed Coburn replica jersey or my Richards Authentic.
I need to be set up in my 'spot' (seat on the couch, computer chair etc) with everything I would possibly want during each period within arms reach. These things usually include a beverage (One of Coffee, Beer, Pop), snacks (chips mostly), my phone (to thwart off any negative texts or send jabs the other way) and my laptop (for stats checking, checking the boards occasionally etc).
I wouldn't call it susperstition because parts of it change from time to time, I would simply call it a routine.
If I am not set up about 15 minutes prior to puck drop my heart starts to race, I get flustered and annoyed, because in most cases, I am not the reason why I'm 'late'.
Also, no channel changing during the period, regardless of commercials. Its okay to change during the intermission for about ten minutes, but I need to be back on the game for puck drop again.
My friends find me difficult to watch playoff hockey with, but in all seriousness, I am only like this for Flyers games, and the more/less important a game is the more or less serious I am about following the routine. If they are up 3-0 in a series I am less likely to be super serious then if they were down 3-2 etc.
Sad thing is I couldnt help/change it if I wanted to.... I just hope it doesnt cause me to have a heart attack some day. I think I may calm down a bit if they win a cup for me to see, I hate the feeling of another year of dissapointment
I blow up my old inflatable Stanley Cup and refuse to touch it again until the Flyers win the cup.
Klondike bars between periods when down by a goal or goals. Each bar represents a goal. I usually need help with this one.
1. Always watch with my brother, only other Flyer fan I know. NEVER with non fans or fake fans (Love the Flyers, Brad Richards is my favorite player. Cool - **** off.)
2. Always wear my Claude Giroux signed Jersey
3. Wear a Flyer shirt underneigh, usually a Briere, sometimes Richards, Pronger, etc
4. 1 beer per period
I used to be very superstitous. But the past few years I watch on PVR(recorded) after the kids are in bed, so it seems kind of stupid with superstitions. Like Dude, you know they already played right? Changing chairs ain't gonna take us back in time....