In the first half of the basketball and hockey seasons, the Mavericks were battling for the top spot in their leagues. Then, the teams settle into their respective slumps. Maverick hockey has just 3 wins in their last 10 games while the basketball squad went 5-5 down the stretch to blow any chance at the Summit league title.
On Omaha.com, diehard Maverick fans were interviewed about their gameday superstitions and what they will be doing this weekend to drive the Mavericks to victory against the Denver Pioneers in a 2-game hockey road trip and against DU in the first round of the Sioux Falls, S.D. Summit League basketball tournament.
Blaine Krach is a Mavs fan from Bellevue, Nebraska and a button collector. He wears different ones to assure a Mavs victory. I Like Ike and I know I came into this room for a reason have been particularly lucky for him this season. He will be wearing both.
Photo: Blaine Krach proudly displays his button collection.
Council Bluffs housewife Shaynee Smith believes the Mavs’ odds of winning improve dramatically when she dumps daughters Kaylee & Bobbie Joe at her ex’s Ricky’s house and watches the contests alone at home.
Photo: Shaynee Smith adjusts the dish for good reception.
Omaha grandmother Darla Sheetz has kept the Mavs undefeated this season when she has been able to hold this yoga position for an entire game.
Photo: Darla assumes the winning position.
The article concludes that fans are no different regardless of where they are from.