Have you ever felt that your presence at a sporting event influenced the result?
Are you certain your team could not possibly succeed without you at the game?
Do you believe your adherence to a precise routine on game day, whether at the stadium or in your own home, is the key to winning or losing? And if you don’t hold to these rituals exactly, do you believe in your heart that your team is doomed?
If you are a sports fan, you know about superstitions, curses and hexes. The sporting world is littered with these legends. Some, like the Curse of the Bambino, the Curse of the Billy Goat, or being on the cover of Sports Illustrated, are well known and documented. More recently, there has been a rising swell of evidence supporting the Madden Curse. But there are other stories similar to these that have never been told.
This is one of those stories. It is the story of a boy named Mark O’Bern.
Jeffrey Hickey is an author, composer, performing artist, teacher, coach, father of twins and arguably the happiest married man on the planet.
Those close to him know him as Chef-Boy-R-Jeff for his exquisite cooking. He is a relentless advocate for blood donation. He would like all live sporting events televised without commercials.
He and his family live in Inverness, California, with six ducks, two parrotlets, one cockatiel, one lop bunny, one gecko lizard, and are often visited by such a varied assortment of critters (human and animal), they call their home Der Zoo.
His previously published works include a book and audio recording, Wages Creek, and a CD of stories with music, Bats and Bones, both of which garnered great critical notice.