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Attention Sports Fans: Today’s Topic Is Superstitious Athletes

Wade Boggs

Growing up I always knew that Wade Boggs ate chicken before every game. He would also come out of the dugout at the same time every game at 7:17 to do wind sprints.

Last night I was watching the Dallas Mavericks take on the Indiana Pacers and newly acquired star Caron Butler was chewing straws during the game. Yes, I said that right — apparently he chews 12 straws during a game and 60 — yes 60 — every day. I thought it was a joke until the announcers actually got some straws and started to chew them as they were announcing the game.

Jason Terry — the night before every game, Terry goes to bed while wearing the shorts of the next day’s opposing team.

And there was tennis great Bjorn Borg who for good luck always grew a beard during Wimbledon.

Baseball player Jason Giambi had a different superstition. When he went into a slump he would wear a golden thong to get him out of the slump.

  • What do you think of the ones I listed?
  • What are some of your favorite superstitions that athletes have?
  • When you are playing sports do you have any of your own?

I look forward to reading your comments.

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