Whatever it is you are doing, keep doing it. If you're sleep-deprived, no more sleep for you. If you lit candles for your Possum Shrine, go get some more candles. Because this is getting ridiculous.
Of course, this means I have to keep staring at a blank TV screen, imagining what is going on in the game because I have no cable or internet right now because Frontier Communications is the worst company on the planet. I lost connectivity on Monday, and they can't send someone out until Friday... when I will be in a different city. So I'm taking this one for the team. No internet except on my phone until LSU wins the SEC title.
Look, there is no such thing as magic. Wizards do not exist, except as a basketball team. There are no elves living in the woods or dwarves in the mines. But just because there isn't such thing as magic, that does not mean I do not believe in the #RallyPossum. Fear its powers.
Let the wisdom of Crash Davis guide you:
I told him that a player on a streak has to respect the streak... You know why? Because they don't - -they don't happen very often... 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!
The same logic applies to possums. If you think you're playing well because of the Rally Possum, then you are. And the proof is in the pudding:
ANYTHING IS POSSUM-BALL pic.twitter.com/fBqJ3A8EVg— PodKATT (@valleyshook) May 26, 2016
That is... really something. There's no logic behind it. There is no reason, there is no grand plan. It's just happening. All because this team, and we fans, believe in the powers of the Possum.
In fact, the Rally Possum is so powerful, now other teams believe in it. Florida blatantly copying our organic Rally Possum idea with their forced stuffed owl is the typical bandwagoning one would expect from our not as creative rivals. But forget about the fact they are stealing our bit like they are the Carlos Mencia of college baseball... the mere fact they want to steal the powers of the Possum demonstrates that they believe in it, too.
Now, the Rally Possum will be put up against its greatest test, the SEC regular season champs. Now, Mississippi State has made a big deal about being the first team to go from worst to first in the SEC. Of course LSU has never done it before, as that would involve us ever finishing last, and we're not Mississippi St, so we wouldn't know anything about that part.
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that John Cohen doesn't believe in the Rally Possum. Of course, he also doesn't believe in fun, happiness, or basic human emotions except rage. So while LSU had a bit of advantage against Florida because they had already bought into Possum Power, State will not fall into the same trap.
LSU baseball has many traditions, old and new. The Rally Possum is a new one, and likely fleeting. But beating Mississippi St is an old one, and a tradition that will never die. Beat State.