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#21 flaccopoe

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:37 PM

But usually, the NFL commentators are almost on cue with stuff like that happening.


That's called selective memory. People unconsciously try to pick out patterns when important events happen. For example, people noticed that crime picked up during the full moon. This gradually led to the creation of the werewolf myth. [The actual reason was that the light from the full moon allowed criminals to operate when they normally wouldn't be able to.]
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:38 PM

I don't obsess over it, it's just annoying. I'm also irked when commentators refuse to say when something historic is going on, so that they don't "jinx" it. For example, Deron Williams made 52 consecutive free throws, but the commentators kept chitcatting about not "jinxing" it. Ironically, as soon as they stopped refering to the streak, he missed a shot to end it. :P



While I do not understand why you finding it annoying, I do understand pet peeves. I have a few of those myself, and they are, on the surface sort of, not understandable.
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:38 PM

lol that was cold blooded

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:39 PM

That's called selective memory. People unconsciously try to pick out patterns when important events happen. For example, people noticed that crime picked up during the full moon. This gradually led to the creation of the werewolf myth. [The actual reason was that the light from the full moon allowed criminals to operate when they normally wouldn't be able to.]



And thus we have the beginnings of legend, fable and superstition. There were other things that added to the werewolf myth but that is the general idea.
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:40 PM

While I do not understand why you finding it annoying, I do understand pet peeves. I have a few of those myself, and they are, on the surface sort of, not understandable.


It's annoying because a commentator's job is to explain what's on to the audience! By "not jinxing" something, the crowd misses out on what's going on. Some people didn't even know about Deron Williams' streak until it end because the commentators refused to discuss it.
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:42 PM

It's annoying because a commentator's job is to explain what's on to the audience! By "not jinxing" something, the crowd misses out on what's going on. Some people didn't even know about Deron Williams' streak until it end because the commentators refused to discuss it.



That is a good point. Still as fans we are not expected to be in any way accurate, (usually we are not) so fan superstition should be more acceptable.
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:42 PM

That's called selective memory. People unconsciously try to pick out patterns when important events happen. For example, people noticed that crime picked up during the full moon. This gradually led to the creation of the werewolf myth. [The actual reason was that the light from the full moon allowed criminals to operate when they normally wouldn't be able to.]


Not if you put stock into what is commonly referred to as Moon Magick. The Earth is 75% water and the moon is able to pull the tides... The human body (adult) is 50% to 65% water -- it'd be a little naive to say that the moon does not affect you in some form, be it known to you or not.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:44 PM

Not if you put stock into what is commonly referred to as Moon Magick. The Earth is 75% water and the moon is able to pull the tides... The human body (adult) is 50% to 65% water -- it'd be a little naive to say that the moon does not effect you in some form, be it known to you or not.

Women get uk what. Not moon magick
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:46 PM

Not if you put stock into what is commonly referred to as Moon Magick. The Earth is 75% water and the moon is able to pull the tides... The human body (adult) is 50% to 65% water -- it'd be a little naive to say that the moon does not affect you in some form, be it known to you or not.


You get the point! I hope...
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:48 PM

You get the point! I hope...


Boy, it's a one-way conversation in that mental interrogation room of yours, isn't it?
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:48 PM

You get the point! I hope...

Pencils aren't made of water!
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:49 PM

Boy, it's a one-way conversation in that mental interrogation room of yours, isn't it?

He has like 100+ posts today!!!

Anyway back on topic!
I have some pretty bad superstitions when it comes to the Ravens
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:50 PM

Pencils aren't made of water!


Touche! Reminds me of the Joker's pencil-trick scene!
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:51 PM

He has like 100+ posts today!!!

Anyway back on topic!
I have some pretty bad superstitions when it comes to the Ravens


Like what?
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:52 PM

He has like 100+ posts today!!!

Anyway back on topic!
I have some pretty bad superstitions when it comes to the Ravens


Irrelevant gets that many posts in 10 minutes! :P I haven't been bs'ing though, I've created and helped drive 4 Threads, all of them concerning the RAvens
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:53 PM

Like what?

It's better to not say. Let's leave it at that. There BAD.
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:53 PM

Like what?


What Irrelevant gets at every stroke of his beloved iPad! Or what you get when you take off work. :control:
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