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Super Bowl 48: Sir Mix-A-Lot thinks the Seattle Seahawks will lose if he watches them on TV


You know that Bud Light commercial where the Broncos fan goes into his basement, and every time he does the team scores so he decides to just stay in the basement the entire game? Turns out the real life version of that guy is the same person who gave us the immortal rap son ‘Baby Got Back’, as Seattle rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot is one of the most superstitious Seahawks fans you’ll ever meet.

The rapper spoke recently with The Denver Post and stated that he can’t watch his favorite football team play because if does, they’ll lose.

“Well, this is going to crack you up, man, but I’m pretty superstitious when it comes to the Seahawks,” he explained by phone. “I realized recently that watching the game brought them bad luck from me. The playoff game against Atlanta, the loss against Indianapolis. I know it sounds goofy, but even at halftime of the Tampa Bay game, they were down 21-7. My brother said: ‘Let’s see if your superstition stays true. Why don’t you leave?’ I left the house, went shopping for furniture — and they won the game in overtime.

“So now I record the game, but I’ll watch another game intentionally and then I’ll watch the recorded version. When I do that, they win.”

Well, they won 13 times this year and are in the Super Bowl, so that’s not a bad track record for Sir Mix-A-Lot’s strategy to help his team win.

So if the Seahawks lose next Sunday against the Broncos, we won’t have to blame the defense, Russell Wilson or Pete Carroll — we’ll know that Sir Mix-A-Lot watched the game.

Tags: Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII

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