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Studies show superstitions actually help athletes


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#1 MichaelNewtonII

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:44 AM

http://sports.yahoo....-220207109.html

 

This isn't specifically about the panthers but I'm sure our athletes have their own superstitions and to me this study and conclusion that Dr. Katz came to, makes a lot of sense.

 

 



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:55 AM

The mention about athletes and OCD makes sense. One of the greatest pure basketball shooters I've ever seen in person was absolutely OCD, to the point that he'd freak out over things like touching his hair or scuffing his shoes.



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:56 AM

In any case they're talking about it in a sense of routine. Fan created superstitions like thinking a uniform is bad luck or thinking the team is winning because they haven't shaven their hideous neckbeard are stupid.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:57 AM

The mention about athletes and OCD makes sense. One of the greatest pure basketball shooters I've ever seen in person was absolutely OCD, to the point that he'd freak out over things like touching his hair or scuffing his shoes.

it completely makes sense that it gives people a sense of control



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:01 AM

Athletes are creatures of habit



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Posted 20 December 2013 - 09:14 PM

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 09:35 PM

hahahaha what?

 

sorry, but. . . derp.



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Posted 20 December 2013 - 09:41 PM

The mention about athletes and OCD makes sense. One of the greatest pure basketball shooters I've ever seen in person was absolutely OCD, to the point that he'd freak out over things like touching his hair or scuffing his shoes.


Not sure if you watch baseball, but watching Adrian Beltre freak out when someone touches his head is pretty hilarious.


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