The 20 Most Bizarre Sports Superstitions

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The 20 Most Bizarre Sports Superstitions
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I like to think I'm not superstitious. I don't go out of my way to break popular superstitions but I'm not afraid to walk under a ladder or look at a cracked mirror and I could care less if a black cat crosses my path. (I find it creepy, in a cool way.) However, I totally understand why athletes are superstitious because luck plays a huge part in sports. Think about a shooter's bounce, a bloop single, a tipped pass or any number of weird caroms a hockey puck can take.

The difference between a champion and runner-up often comes down to favorable bounces. Just ask Gordon Hayward, David Tyree, Matt Davison or anybody who gambles on sports.

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