Paul the Octopus and the 10 Biggest Superstitions in Sports

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Paul the Octopus and the 10 Biggest Superstitions in Sports
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If you haven't heard the Earth-shattering news yet, Paul the octopus, who became famous over the past summer for correctly picking the winner of World Cup soccer matches, died in his tank early Tuesday morning.

Paul went a perfect eight for eight in choosing the would-be winner of the World Cup matches by falling on to a plastic box which contained the team's national flag.

Some people—actually, lots of people—believe Paul was some sort of all-knowing invertebrate with psychic powers.  Others, you know, the ones with common sense, know that it was just an extremely coincidental chain of events.

This got us thinking—what are the 10 biggest superstitions in all of sports?

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