01/14/2013 06:00 pm ET

25 Weirdest Superstitions And Rituals In Sports

There are few spheres of life that inspire us to cling to strange superstitions and rituals more than sports.

But, these superstitions aren’t all excruciating rituals that involve wearing the same ragged T-shirt you wore a decade ago when your team made the playoffs.

And, it’s not just the fans who get compelled by our ancient lizard brains to do things we know are silly—athletes sometimes have even more bizarre superstitions than their fans.

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