On this page, you will learn about all kinds of sports superstitions you probably didnít know about. For example, some people believe when you are doing a good job batting, you should sleep with your bat. So if you want to learn more sports superstitions and where they originated, scroll down. Most people believe in superstitions, but people involved in sports have some of the most interesting superstitions. I found a variety of different sport superstitions that I am going to share with you.
Baseball is the most superstitious sport. Did you know baseball players do not wash their socks during a winning streak?
In hockey, players insist on having their hockey sticks wrapped with tape from a new roll each time they play. Another common superstition for hockey is to tap the goalie's shin guard before the game. They believe this will give them the luck they need to win the game. Bobby Knight, a famous college basketball coach, always wore a red sweater with the lower part of it rolled up above his waistline while coaching for the Indiana University Hoosiers. Michael Jordan always wore his blue North Carolina shorts from college underneath his Chicago Bulls uniform. He felt this brought him good luck. In football double digit numbers bring good luck to the players. All football teams have a mascot to cheer them on as a good luck symbol. As you can see, all sports have superstitions that bring their teams to victory.
Here are some more sports superstitions: if a golf ball's # is higher than four, the ball is bad luck; if you have coins in your pocket while you're golfing, you'll have good luck; if the hockey sticks are crossed, you will have bad luck; when you're in a rodeo, you should put your right foot in its stirrup first, you'll have good luck; if you're playing tennis and it's your turn to serve, you don't hold two balls in your hand at a time if you don't want to have bad luck; when you play baseball, put a wad of gum in your hat for good luck; if you want to have a good basketball game, be sure you're the last one to shoot a foul shot during warm-up time; if you don't want bad luck while fishing, remember not to switch rods; if you're fishing and you don't want bad luck, don't tell how many fish you've caught (if you've caught any); if you get transferred to a new football team and you change your #, you'll have bad luck.
As for me, I don't believe in any of these superstitions. I think that these superstitions provide the players a reason why they played good or why they played bad instead of crediting their ability. I think that if you believe that if you do something and that something will happen, it will make it happen. So every time someone tells you to tap the ground with your hockey stick, or put a piece of gum in your hat remember all the other ridiculous things that players do to win games. (But if it is an important game well....maybe you should).