The Dumbest Traditions in Sports

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The Dumbest Traditions in Sports
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Trick-or-treating, blowing out candles, not stepping on sidewalk cracks—traditions endure. 

In sports, however, some of the most obscure practices are embraced. Actions that could be considered disturbing or possibly illegal in certain crevices of the world have been tossed atop pedestals in the sports world.

With the NHL lockout firmly in place, we can't help but miss the mind-boggling acts of appreciation displayed during and after hockey games. Let's pay homage to all the octopuses usually tossed onto the Joe Louis Arena ice and look at the dumbest traditions in sports.

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