After the absolute bonkers moment that was the Minneapolis Miracle, the Minnesota Vikings are now one game away from becoming the first-ever team to play in a home Super Bowl. That’s crazy. With the Vikes clearly playing with house money, it’s now up to Vikings fans to do whatever they can to increase their team’s odds of winning. That’s why I did a little research and found a bunch of Good Luck superstitions from around the world. Let’s get to it!

  1. Lucky Number 8

In Japan, the number 8 is considered to be lucky because it sounds similar to the word “Prosperous”. Being that backup quarterback Sam Bradford dons the number 8 on his jersey, why not make a donation to one of his favorite charities – the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital? Win-win.

  1. Put Empty Bottles In The Floor

Whether you're pounding water or beer, placing bottles directly on the floor is said to avert bad luck according to Russian folklore. When you're watching the NFC Championship, no tables allowed.

  1. Pineapples Bring Good Luck

"I'll take a large Hawaiian pizza, please. Actually, make it two. Wait. Hold on. Let's go with eight."

4. Wishing Someone A Premature Happy Birthday Is Considered Bad Luck

In Russia, wishing someone an early Happy Birthday is considered bad luck. Remember how every NFL announcer kept mentioning that Drew Brees was turning 39 the day after the Vikings/Saints game? Just sayin'. So with that in mind, Jake Elliott, the kicker for the Philadelphia Eagles, celebrates a birthday on January 25th. His Twitter handle is @jake_elliott22. Wish him well!

  1. Bird Poop Is Actually A Good Luck Charm

Pretty sure this means the Vikes are going all the way. If the Vikings beat the %$#& out of the Eagles on Sunday, you'll know it's working.

Sources: Wikipedia, St. Jude, The Moscow Times, Dartmouth

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