Also , a win today would give us a win streak of a season high 6 games. Don't want to jinx the team but Tom Terp assured me that there is no such thing as a jinx.
Exactly. No such thing. And even if there was, you have to realize that all across the land people are committing aggregious jinx offenses in every which possible direction, such that the jinx fairy would have to perform a detailed analysis and netting out process to decide who should win a particular contest, all based upon the model output.
For example, maybe you knocked on wood as you were typing that. I may not know that you knocked on wood, but the jinx fairy is reputed to be exceptionally perceptive of such "safe harbor" maneuvers. But what if the wood you knocked on was artificial wood? Not sure how that would be evaluated. Is intent good enough? All that counts? Or does it have to be real wood?