Do you have a superstition before an athletic event?

By Kasey Minnick
September 27, 2007

photos courtesy of the cabrini athletic department

Sports fans may think it’s all fun and games for professional athletes, but when these athletes prepare for a game, they go through more than we think.

Athletes in the sports world are so concerned about their performances that they take on superstitions of their own and not all of them are so simple.

According to, Michael Jordan, a former star from the University of North Carolina, always wore his blue North Carolina shorts under his Chicago Bulls uniform for good luck.

Baseball players may be looked at as the strangest of them all. Pitcher Turk Wendell, a former Philadelphia Phillie, brushed his teeth and chewed licorice between each inning and Wade Boggs, who last played for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, would only eat chicken the day of a game.

So, it’s time to find out if our Cabrini athletes are strange and if they are hiding some embarrassing superstitions of their own.

Kasey Minnick

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