Rituals are very important to a star athlete's success. My brother, a sports psychologist, frequently emphasizes getting into specific routines that you can repeat over and over and over to get your body/mind into the right state and optimize performance.
As it turns out, though, some rituals are stranger than others. Take Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, for instance, who has a number of rituals and superstitions that he likes to use prior to NFL games and throughout his day-to-day schedule. If we're of the same mindset — and I have to think that most of us are — the strangest one is pretty clear.
"I'm slightly superstitious. Unless we're playing a night game, I don't eat on game days," Allen told running back Zack Moss on his "Moss Mode" show. "After pregame, I go in and throw up."
Spoiler alert: that's the one that caught my attention, though Allen isn't done listing his strange superstitions yet. Moss laughed and acknowledged that he'd certainly seen Allen perform that "ritual" before, and it's probably one that every member of the Bills is familiar with at this point... how could they not be? Strangely enough, it's not the first time that I'd heard of something like this, though the circumstances were different in the other situation that came to mind.