From Michael Jordan’s obsession with rocking North Carolina shorts under his Chicago Bulls shorts during games to Serena Williams’ need to bounce the tennis ball five times before her first serve, athletes have long been believers that superstitions give them the added edge they need to get in the zone before games. Every week we’ll take a look at some of the wackiest superstitions athletes and coaches from around the country implement. This week we caught up with Auburn (Ala.) linebacker Reuben Foster, an Auburn commit.
The Superstition: Pregame Swag Circle
The Breakdown: “We form a circle and I get in the middle and started yelling, getting hype and then my teammates lock their arms together and start rocking right to left saying ‘Swag, swag, swag!’ Then I just scream ‘Tigers’ and they start barking like dogs because, before we’re about to play, we’re wild dogs.”
The Why: “It’s something that gets everyone on the team extra hype and you need that in this game. The team that comes out more pumped up usually has the best chance to take the early lead. That’s what we’re going for.”
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