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 superstitions athletes and coaches from around the country implement.
This week we caught up with St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.) quarterback Josh Rosen.
The Superstition: Starbucks and Dry Hands
The Breakdown: “Every Thursday we have walkthroughs before school, and right when practice is over I have to go to Starbucks. I’ve just gotta have it; doesn’t even matter what it is. Then on game day, I’m super-cautious about my hands being dry so I am constantly put rubbing alcohol and baby powder on my hands to dry them out.”
The Why: “For me it’s just a routine thing. I’ve always done those things and I just feel more comfortable with my routine. It’s a cool tradition for me.”
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