Fearing the jinx isn’t a trait of every sports fan, yet it’s present in many minds. You just don’t do things like announcing a championship parade route before the Fat Lady Sings.
The nail-biting subsection of Boston Bruins fans probably aren’t too happy that the team announced that first-round playoff tickets will go on sale on Friday, then.
Putting playoff tickets on sale might just be a matter of good business, yet some will see it as a sign of hubris.
This weekend definitely opened the door for a little overconfidence, after all. Just considering Sunday alone: the Bruins’ playoff odds jumped up almost 20 percent to 72.7 percent while the Ottawa Senators’ chances plummeted by almost 30 to 25.3 percent, according to Sports Club Stats. It’s the kind of swing that would have bolder fans puffing out their chests a bit.
Anxious Bruins fans should at least feel like they have company. TSN’s Steve Lloyd made a reference to Ottawa’s concerns about a Sens Mile celebration jinxing the team when he heard about Boston’s upcoming ticket drive.
Does any of it really matter, though? Well, it probably depends upon whom you ask.