Surviving the World
A Photocomic Education by Dante Shepherd
Lesson #287 - True Fans, Part II
This may or may not be based on personal experience. And may or may not be based on relatively recent personal experience.
What is interesting is how easy it is for any fan, even scientists who know better, to believe that superstition plays a role in how well their team does, just because it allows them to feel like they have some control over the outcome. This idea is complete crap, of course, but it doesn't stop people from jumping on any random possibility.