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 Heritage (Colleyville, Texas) quarterback Cody Thomas, an Oklahoma commit.
The Superstition: Singing Phil Collins
The Breakdown: “I get together with the other quarterbacks on the team before we start warming up and we all sing 'In the Air Tonight' by Phil Collins. We sing the whole song right there on the field and them we head out and start getting loose.”
The Why: “It loosens us up when we sing that. I don’t like to play the game all serious and intense. I like to add some laughs and have fun so that’s what the song provides for us. And then the words just get us ready to go out there and play our best.”