Sports have been filled with superstitions, beliefs and habits since the dawn of sporting events. There are bizarre habits that athletes and coaches hold close to the chest. The Vaqueros accredit their wins to their superstitions. They can originate from anywhere and be so trivial that they go unnoticed to anyone but he or she who believes in it.
A “superstition” is defined as a belief or notion, not based on reason or knowledge, in or of the ominous significance of a particular thing, circumstance, occurrence, proceeding, or the like.
Of course, sports are a haven for these beliefs; they make the athlete feel invincible and in a hot streak, boost confidence in cold streaks and help them clear their minds of everything else in life besides that which is between the lines. Superstitions provide athletes the ability to focus on the goal and visualize their victory.
The Channels sports reporters went on a mission to find out what superstitions City College student athletes and coaches have, why they believe in them and how they work for the believer.
It was found that the athletes’ pregame meals, how they wear their socks and the number of points earned in a practice scrimmage can lead the team to their triumph or downfall.