Super Bowl wins follow now Charlotte resident around the U.S.

Super Bowl wins follow now Charlotte resident around the U.S.

Super Bowl wins follow now Charlotte resident around the U.S.


by CHRIS CLARK / NBC Charlotte

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Posted on January 8, 2014 at 9:20 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 8 at 9:20 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Harvey Lucore has a secret: he's being followed.

"It wasn't apparent at first."

For the last 14 years, everywhere he's been, it has been right behind him.

“I went to St Louis.”

It found him. He relocated to the mountains but it tracked him down again.

“We moved the Shreveport, Louisiana.”

Even in the bayou he wasn't alone. So what is this mysterious thing following Harvey from place to place? It's the Lombardi trophy.

“It was a little freaky to tell you the truth, because you just don't expect it to continue.”

It all started in 1999 when he moved to St. Louis, the home of the Rams.

“I got there in September, just as the football season was really getting started and behold, they won the super bowl.”

He moved to Pittsburgh, home of the Steelers in 2005, and it happened again.

“There they were with an unproven quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, a wild card and sure enough they won the super bowl.”

What sold Harvey was the move to Louisiana in 2009.

“The Saints -- we really didn't expect to win the Super Bowl that year, nobody did, but they did.”

Now a Charlotte resident, here's the part of Harvey’s story sure to have Panthers fans grinning ear to ear.

“We got here at the end of September 2013 and the Panthers weren't doing that well. As soon as we got here, they began to improve.”

From a 1-3, start they finished up 11-1. Harvey says he's not superstitious. He doesn't buy into charms or rituals. His wife on the other hand is different.

“She thinks it's better if she doesn't watch the game. In fact the year that Pittsburgh won in 2005 she actually sat in the closet in the final quarter of the game. She couldn't bear to watch.”

Just like before, Harvey supports the team in his new hometown and has been cheering hard for Carolina.

“I'd really love to see them win. I would love to see them go to the Super Bowl. I'm not saying it's because we are here but it is an interesting collection of coincidences from one city to the other.”