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    To be superstitious or not . . .

    Ok, I started growing a beard in August. My wife does not like the beard and was always commenting on when I am going to shave it off.

    I have to admit that I thought we'd probably lose the Iowa game. During the week of the Iowa game, instead of fully giving into her demands I told her that I would shave when ISU loses.

    As we all know, ISU has won their last two games in un-ISU fashion and are still undefeated. The wife's rhetoric has started to increase again. Do I finally give in and make the wife happy, or do I plead superstition and state that since I made the statement I have to see the thing thru.

    Thoughts?



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    Re: To be superstitious or not . . .

    Keep the beard, lose the wife.



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    Re: To be superstitious or not . . .

    Just tell her the more she whines the longer it stays.



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    Re: To be superstitious or not . . .

    Gotta keep it



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    Re: To be superstitious or not . . .

    How long have you had it? "Started in August" could mean anywhere from 3 weeks to 7 weeks and that can make a big difference when you're growing a beard. Have you tried trimming it or are you just letting it go as far as length, neckline, cheekline, etc? A little grooming can go a long way with the ladies.


    You can spend a lot of time and money picking out the perfect floral bouquet for your date ... but you're probably better off checking if you have bad breath and taking the porn out of the glove compartment.

    The moral: you gain more by not being stupid, than you do by being smart. Smart gets neutralized by other smart people. Stupid does not.

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    Re: To be superstitious or not . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by NebraskaCY View Post
    Ok, I started growing a beard in August. My wife does not like the beard and was always commenting on when I am going to shave it off.

    I have to admit that I thought we'd probably lose the Iowa game. During the week of the Iowa game, instead of fully giving into her demands I told her that I would shave when ISU loses.

    As we all know, ISU has won their last two games in un-ISU fashion and are still undefeated. The wife's rhetoric has started to increase again. Do I finally give in and make the wife happy, or do I plead superstition and state that since I made the statement I have to see the thing thru.

    Thoughts?
    Shave. Your beard had no superstitious impact on the games. My new I-State Nike polo, however, is 2-0 since my sister gave it to me for my birthday. I am not washing it as long as we are on a winning streak.



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    Re: To be superstitious or not . . .

    Did your conversation go like this...

    You: I told him that a player on a streak has to respect the streak.
    Your Wife
    : Oh fine.
    You
    : You know why? Because they don't - -they don't happen very often.
    Your Wife
    : Right.
    You
    If you believe you're playing well because you're getting laid, or because you're not getting laid, or because you wear women's underwear, then you are! And you should know that!
    You
    : Come on, Annie, think of something clever to say, huh? Something full of magic, religion, ********. Come on, dazzle me.
    Your Wife
    : I want you.



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    Re: To be superstitious or not . . .

    My Finish Line hoodie is also undefeated (though not unwashed)



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    Re: To be superstitious or not . . .

    I got the same thing going on. stay strong



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    Re: To be superstitious or not . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by BoxsterCy View Post
    Shave. Your beard had no superstitious impact on the games. My new I-State Nike polo, however, is 2-0 since my sister gave it to me for my birthday. I am not washing it as long as we are on a winning streak.
    steele jantz is very aware of whether or not the OP shaves his beard



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    Re: To be superstitious or not . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by jrcisu79 View Post
    Just tell her the more she whines the longer it stays.
    this. as long as we keep winning tell her to deal with it. if she doesnt like it all of cyclone nation will blame her if we lose to texas



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    Re: To be superstitious or not . . .

    If you shave it, and we lose, I am blaming you...



















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    Re: To be superstitious or not . . .

    Keep the beard. My new Jake Knott jersey is 3-0 on gameday. Also, I've worn the same suit pants, dress shirt, ISU tie and belt buckle to work each Friday on game weekends and they've won. I'm not going to be the scapegoat for a loss.

    Also, just keep in mind, if the women don't find you handsome, at least they'll find you handy.



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    Re: To be superstitious or not . . .

    I have a long sleeve I-State T that I wore to the TX v ISU game in Austin. I wore different ISU t-shirts through games thereafter that we lost. I wore the lucky long sleeve tee for each of the first 3 games this season and we won.

    So go ahead and shave. Its not your beard. My t-shirt rocks.



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    Re: To be superstitious or not . . .

    Do NOT shave.


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