Wednesday, October 7, 2009

College Vs. Pro Football Superstitions

ATLANTA (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Superstitions are a bit more prevalent in college football than in the NFL.

So says Robert Ferringo, a sports handicapper who guides bettors on

Since college ball has been around longer than the pros, Ferringo says teams have had time to establish pretty weird rituals.

For instance, Clemson University’s team rubs a special rock on a pedestal near the end zone before each game, while University of Georgia players pet a statue of their bulldog mascot, Uga.

Ferringo says superstitions in the NFL, however, are practiced more by individual players than entire teams.

He figures pro kickers are the most superstitious, followed by guys who get traded and insist on keeping their original jersey number.

He’s heard of ballers paying upwards of $15,000 just to keep their lucky number.

As a handicapper, Ferringo’s personal sports tradition entails “getting hammered on Morgan’s and ginger” after posting his predictions.

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