Am I superstitious? No. Do I believe in the power of the jinx? Yes.
How many times have you been watching a close game with your buddies when "Eighteen-pack" Eddie pipes up at the most inopportune time, "We did it baby!" You know what happens next. The jinx isn't a lightening bolt from the sports gods smiting you for having idiot friends. Rather, it is a result of the collective subconscious leaning decidedly, uniformly in favor of a seemingly obvious result. The jinx is an indicator. An indication of complacency on the side with the upper hand, the application of an erroneously calculated likelihood of the opposite outcome.