I'm very superstitious when it comes to college football.  Something I picked up from my late-grandfather.  Surprises and sometimes scares friends and co-workers who are used to me being highly rational in my personal and professional life.

With the college football season so closely overlapping the elections season I sometimes wonder, should I be less superstitious when it comes to Cal football, or more superstitious when it comes to reading the political tea leaves.

Thought is only in my head as I read stories about today's Gubernatorial debate and I can't get the image out of my head of Martin Sheen standing dumbfounded on the West Wing right after the First Lady cut his tie in half moments before the one and only debate of that fictionalized campaign in response to his superstition.