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Shucking the Jersey Curse
As I've explained before, I have a ridiculous jersey curse. I can't even THINK about getting an active player's jersey or he gets traded, gets hurt, retires...you name it. And I'm not imagining things; it can only happen so many times before it becomes obvious that it's no coincidence. Then of course I probably put my own stock in it and cause that mess too...

So here's the deal. I need to get rid of it. NEED. I'm running out of past players to get (I do still have a few, but I buy about 2 jerseys per season...) and the Seahawks are so young now that it's going to be a long time before one of those guys retires. 

I'm up for suggestions. Help me drop this mess.
| Closed on 04/27/14 at 05:00PM
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24%a. I have an idea
12%b. Jersey curse? You're a kook
18%c. I got nothin'
47%d. Other

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#1 | 154 days ago

I think the problem is that you buy only 2 jerseys a year. I think you can beat this thing. How about buying the jerseys of the starting lineups on both sides of the ball? Instead of 2, you have 22... bam, curse gone. What's that going to run you, 3 maybe 4 grand? Psssh... peanuts.

Do it.
Do it.
Do it
Do it.
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#1 | 154 days ago

I think the problem is that you buy only 2 jerseys a year. I think you can beat this thing. How about buying the jerseys of the starting lineups on both sides of the ball? Instead of 2, you have 22... bam, curse gone. What's that going to run you, 3 maybe 4 grand? Psssh... peanuts.

Do it.
Do it.
Do it
Do it.
Other  
#2 | 154 days ago
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I have an idea  
#3 | 154 days ago

you have bad juju woman,  i can't be in here with you....



get a cam newton one.
I got nothin'  
#4 | 154 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
you have bad juju woman,  i can't be in here with you....



get a cam newton one.
Preach it, sister.
Other  
#5 | 154 days ago

Bad mojo dictates you should ALWAYS go throwback.

I'd maybe go Steve Largent and pick up this bad boy for your mantle.


Hell, go the whole nine & get a pair of Nike Field Generals I to go with it.
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#6 | 154 days ago

buy the jersey of an opponent you despise.  put the curse to work FOR you.
I have an idea  
#7 | 154 days ago

marcus_nyce wrote:
Bad mojo dictates you should ALWAYS go throwback.

I'd maybe go Steve Largent and pick up this bad boy for your mantle.


Hell, go the whole nine & get a pair of Nike Field Generals I to go with it.
I have throwbacks...Steve Largent already, Shawn Springs, and Cortez Kennedy. I have tried to find a place where I can get a Walter Jones throwback (I had him sign my last gen. one as you will remember, and will be framing that...now I have to get a replacement) but I can't find anywhere that sells them or even customizes the throwbacks. Boo! And other than Largent, Kennedy, and "Fan", throwbacks are very difficult to find. 
Jersey curse? You're a kook  
#8 | 154 days ago

how often are you washing the jersey?
#9 | 154 days ago

wow...I thought you were shucking me, Hess.....I've been called worse than "Jersey Curse"...wait...what?
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#10 | 154 days ago

Maybe it's not you buying the jersey that's cursing the player. Perhaps it's the amount of times you wear it, what is being worn underneath-----the wrong underpants can be horrendous, how clean you keep it (I'm with you Leigh), your bad feelings that you are jinxing the said player, whether your hair is up or down while wearing the jersey, whether you bought the jersey during the season or off season, who bought the jersey, whether you went new jersey style or throw back, whether or not you ate while wearing the jersey, how long you wear it.....do you just wear it for the game or do you wear it all day, ............................ect. 
 
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#11 | 153 days ago

kteacher wrote:
Maybe it's not you buying the jersey that's cursing the player. Perhaps it's the amount of times you wear it, what is being worn underneath-----the wrong underpants can be horrendous, how clean you keep it (I'm with you Leigh), your bad feelings that you are jinxing the said player, whether your hair is up or down while wearing the jersey, whether you bought the jersey during the season or off season, who bought the jersey, whether you went new jersey style or throw back, whether or not you ate while wearing the jersey, how long you wear it.....do you just wear it for the game or do you wear it all day, ............................ect. 
 
I've thought of all that...but seriously, I can't even *think* about getting someone's jersey or he's out.

Just thinking I could get a Mack Strong pro bowl jersey because "it's a pro bowl jersey, it doesn't count" broke his  neck and forced him to retire. Since he retired, I bought one anyway...after finally coming out of my guilt induced catatonic state.

I bought Matt Hasselbeck's jersey for my daughter, and his ribs were broken shortly thereafter. My husband was going to get me a practice jersey of his because he figured "practice jerseys don't count"...and he went out for a few weeks for a knee injury.

I joked about getting Chris Pronger's jersey because I wanted him gone...not two weeks later, he was gone.

This year I joked about getting Breno Giacomini's jersey because I wanted him to get traded. THAT DAY he went down with a knee injury.

So you see...it doesn't matter whether I buy it or not. It seems I can't even think about it. The force is strong with this one. I may take Sid's advice and have some sort of voodoo curse breaking ritual.
Jersey curse? You're a kook  
#12 | 153 days ago
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kteacher wrote:
Maybe it's not you buying the jersey that's cursing the player. Perhaps it's the amount of times you wear it, what is being worn underneath-----the wrong underpants can be horrendous, how clean you keep it (I'm with you Leigh), your bad feelings that you are jinxing the said player, whether your hair is up or down while wearing the jersey, whether you bought the jersey during the season or off season, who bought the jersey, whether you went new jersey style or throw back, whether or not you ate while wearing the jersey, how long you wear it.....do you just wear it for the game or do you wear it all day, ............................ect. 
 



 hmmmmmmmm
I have an idea  
#13 | 153 days ago

Don't think of buying or buy anything until they enter the great Hall of _______ (insert appropriate name)


This is why I don't do the jersey thing, only t shirts all jerseys i have were gifts (and most are still in the box/bag they were given in)
I have an idea  
#14 | 153 days ago

Jess wrote:
I've thought of all that...but seriously, I can't even *think* about getting someone's jersey or he's out.

Just thinking I could get a Mack Strong pro bowl jersey because "it's a pro bowl jersey, it doesn't count" broke his  neck and forced him to retire. Since he retired, I bought one anyway...after finally coming out of my guilt induced catatonic state.

I bought Matt Hasselbeck's jersey for my daughter, and his ribs were broken shortly thereafter. My husband was going to get me a practice jersey of his because he figured "practice jerseys don't count"...and he went out for a few weeks for a knee injury.

I joked about getting Chris Pronger's jersey because I wanted him gone...not two weeks later, he was gone.

This year I joked about getting Breno Giacomini's jersey because I wanted him to get traded. THAT DAY he went down with a knee injury.

So you see...it doesn't matter whether I buy it or not. It seems I can't even think about it. The force is strong with this one. I may take Sid's advice and have some sort of voodoo curse breaking ritual.
Pretty sure you can get a good deal on a Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf, or Jonas Hiller jersey. blush
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#15 | 153 days ago

Do you have any Sonic jerseys or were they before your time? Fred Brown, Gus Williams, James Bailey, Marvin Webster, Dennis Johnson, Jack Sikma, Lonnie Shelton, etc etc?
#16 | 153 days ago

http://www.newnbajerseyssale.com/seattle-seahawks-jerseys-71-walter-jones-home-jersey-p-1686.html
Jersey curse? You're a kook  
#17 | 153 days ago

Lobotomy Jones wrote:
http://www.newnbajerseyssale.com/seattle-seahawks-jerseys-71-walter-jones-home-jersey-p-1686.html
Oh I meant Throw-WAY-back: 







And nope Lainy, I never really got into the Sonics (or the NBA at all, really). I did decide I wanted a Kelly Olynyk Zag jersey last year and of course he's not there anymore. I have yet to buy one - I could never find it.

Teach  - my husband got me a Beauch jersey the year he was traded. When he came back, I said, "ooh maybe the curse is broken! I want a Bobby Ryan jersey!" crying FML
Jersey curse? You're a kook  
#18 | 153 days ago

JenX63 wrote:
Don't think of buying or buy anything until they enter the great Hall of _______ (insert appropriate name)


This is why I don't do the jersey thing, only t shirts all jerseys i have were gifts (and most are still in the box/bag they were given in)
A couple of weeks ago I was going crazy wanting a jersey (sometimes I crave them. I may  need therapy,) and my husband said, "Tell ya what...let's take the money we would spend on a jersey and just get a bunch of Seahawks t-shirts so you have some everyday gear." So we did. Probably the best apparel decision we ever made - I'm set!
Jersey curse? You're a kook  
#19 | 153 days ago

My one jersey is a 1999 Kurt Warner Rams jersey...I hope HE doesn't get traded.....
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#20 | 153 days ago

Jess wrote:
A couple of weeks ago I was going crazy wanting a jersey (sometimes I crave them. I may  need therapy,) and my husband said, "Tell ya what...let's take the money we would spend on a jersey and just get a bunch of Seahawks t-shirts so you have some everyday gear." So we did. Probably the best apparel decision we ever made - I'm set!
So if you don't have the curse with t-shirts, that is the way you should go, then you have enough money left over for a Starbucks!
I have an idea  
#21 | 153 days ago
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JenX63 wrote:
So if you don't have the curse with t-shirts, that is the way you should go, then you have enough money left over for a Starbucks!


Ohhh now your just making wayyyy to much sense to be useful  
I have an idea  
#22 | 153 days ago

Right!? I still have no way to get the jerseys I want crying
Jersey curse? You're a kook  
#23 | 152 days ago

Jess wrote:
Oh I meant Throw-WAY-back: 







And nope Lainy, I never really got into the Sonics (or the NBA at all, really). I did decide I wanted a Kelly Olynyk Zag jersey last year and of course he's not there anymore. I have yet to buy one - I could never find it.

Teach  - my husband got me a Beauch jersey the year he was traded. When he came back, I said, "ooh maybe the curse is broken! I want a Bobby Ryan jersey!" crying FML
up until the Seahawks SB win, that was the only champions Seattle had, maybe if they come back ( OKC), you may change your mind
#24 | 152 days ago

alainpeartree wrote:
up until the Seahawks SB win, that was the only champions Seattle had, maybe if they come back ( OKC), you may change your mind
Not true- the Seattle Metropolitans won the Stanley Cup a LONG time before that. 

I'm not really a big NBA fan, regardless. I like college ball, but don't watch it religiously (I just have my team and watch when I remember they're playing.) I prefer hockey for my winter sport. 

I also don't really go by championships when it comes to my love for teams (obviously)...
Jersey curse? You're a kook  
#25 | 144 days ago

Russell Wilson Texas Rangers shirsey.  Slowly work your way into current players.
#26 | 127 days ago

Do football a favor and buy Sherman's then. Hopefully he wins the Theisman next season.
I have an idea  
#27 | 126 days ago
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I got nothin'  
#28 | 126 days ago

Nick__ wrote:



Vomit. Though, if I had known the curse at the time, I would have bought one as soon as I could save up enough money back in the day, just to get his goofy ass off my team.

Come to think of it...maybe that WOULD break the curse! But what would I do with it after I bought it? (Or maybe I just need to seriously think about buying it)

My head is spinning. Typical Boz reaction.
Jersey curse? You're a kook  

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