Guacamole and Other Game Day Rituals

The Packers are favored to beat the Vikings at Lambeau Field by 2.5 points on Sunday and retain their NFC North divisional title. This according to Iron Rank, a website that predicts outcomes of NFL games based on teams’ prior performance.

So it will take the Vikings a field goal to win the NFC North title for the first time since 2009. That’s a lot of pressure to put on kicker Blair Walsh, who was just a sophomore at the U of GA back in 2009. What’s Walsh’s ritual for good luck before a game? According to Twitter, it’s eating a bowl of Raisin Bran.

He’s not alone. In an article former NFL player Ryan Riddle wrote for Bleacher Report, the hours leading up to a game are rife with rituals from players eating exactly two cookies, to getting their faces slapped, to playing special music. Some players even take a shower to get clean before getting sweaty and dirty—not with handmade soap, but with the officially sponsored NFL commercial soap from supplier P&G.

My ritual, besides showering with my moisturizing, handmade Border Battle soaps, is to eat tortilla chips with guacamole. I watched both the Packer and the Viking games last Sunday and munched away for six and a half hours. And I’ll be getting those avocados ready next Sunday for the biggest border battle game we’ve had in years.

What are your game day rituals?

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