Last night with 6:53 left in the 4th Quarter of the NFC Championship game, when Lawrence Tyens waited for the snap for a 43 yard field goal attempt, I turned to Youngest Son and told him I was putting the malocchio on the kicker. I held my right hand out with the index and pinkie extended, two middle fingers closed and shook it left and right.
The ball sailed wide right for the first of two missed field goal attempts.
He just looked at me.
I told him "you want to wait for the right time to use the malocchio, it won't work every time".
"Yeah", he said "you don't want to overuse the malocchio".
It worked one more time with 0:04 left in the game.
Then, I ran out of malocchios and the NY Giants are going to the Superbowl.