The phrase "Friday the 13th" might, for some people, conjure images of Jason Vorhees of "Friday the 13th" movie fame (or is it infamy?).
Two minutes for slashing.
For others (most?), Friday the 13th is just one of those days that gives us an excuse when everything goes wrong. Bad traffic? Oh, it's Friday the 13th. Crappy day at work? Must be Friday the 13th. Phantom pass interference call on Daymeion Hughes, pick 6 by Nate Longshore, Lavelle Hawkins trips over a blade of grass short of the end zone, and Desean Jackson's shoe size costs us the winning touchdown? Must be Friday the 13th.
Oh wait. The 2006 Arizona game wasn't on Friday the 13th? Well, it should've been.
Anyhoo, Friday the 13th is not only a scapegoat, but a day for superstitious types to be on edge. For friggatriskaidekaphobians, today is not a fun day. So if you see one of those people today, have some sympathy. Or guide them to a black cat, if you think that's a good idea.
Instead of villifying Friday the 13th, let's try to celebrate it. Why not? It's Friday. Fridays are good. Drink o'clock comes on Friday, amirite? And as for the number 13, we have plenty of reasons to celebrate 13. Think of the number of great number 13s we have to be proud of in Cal sports:
Football: Daymeion Hughes, Kevin Riley, Sekou Sanyika, Vince Delgado, K
erry McGonigal, Mick Barsala
Daymeion Hughes: great 13 or greatest 13?
Basketball: Colleen Galloway, Nikola Knezevic
Nikola Knezevic: greatest Serbian ever to wear number 13 at Cal.
Soccer: Alex Morgan
Alex Morgan: great 13 or greatest 13?
See, the number 13 isn't all bad, especially if you forget about Jelani Gardner!
On top of that, Giants fans, you have Cody Ross!
My number 13 was bad luck only for the Philadelphia Phillies
And A's fans, you have Blue Moon Odom as a guy who rocked the number 13!
And our Dodger fan members of CGB also have fond number 13 memories. Joe Ferguson, bitches!
Happy Friday the 13th, CGB!