It is my fault when my favorite sports teams lose!
Whenever I watch my favorite teams (Lions, Tigers, Pistons, Spartans, Redwings) on TV they lose. When MSU was in the finals of NCAA Basketball Championship a couple of years ago, I made the mistake of watching it on the TV ; they lost! When the Redwings were in the Stanley Cup finals last year I watched it and they lost!
Some people might incorrectly say that it is merely coincidence or superstition but as every democrat knows anecdotal evidence is the most reliable (even though the evidence shows otherwise (sorry couldn't resist a dig)). Of course, some people might point out that some of these teams lose the majority of their games anyhow (Lions, Pistons) but others tend to win the majority of their games.
Conversely, when I watch my hated teams (like Yankees, or arrogant teams like White Sox or Bears) on TV they win! Perhaps, I watch too much TV!
The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on. - Robert Bloch
“Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Having nothing, nothing can he lose.” William Shakespeare
“We lost because we told ourselves we lost” Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
No one ever says, "It's only a game" when their team is winning. George Carlin
Anybody can win -- unless there happens to be a second entry. Ade's Law
Don't believe that winning is really everything. It's more important to stand for something. If you don't stand for something, what do you win? Lane Kirkland
Whoever said, 'It's not whether you win or lose that counts.' probably lost. Mary Ashton Livermore
lose (v): 1 be deprived of or cease to have or retain (something) • cause (someone) to fail to gain or retain (something) • waste or fail to take advantage of (time or an opportunity)
fail to win (a game or contest) • cause (someone) to fail to win (a game or contest)
ORIGIN Old English losian [perish, destroy,] also [become unable to find,] from los [loss.]