John Henderson evokes offbeat pregame rituals

Tue, Apr 27
1:21
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When the Jacksonville Jaguars cut defensive tackle John Henderson on Monday, they didn't just say goodbye to a former first-round draft pick and run-stuffing stalwart -- they bid adieu to one of the most unusual pregame rituals in pro football, Henderson's habit of having a team trainer slap him in the face. How does Henderson's routine compare to others in sports? Page 2 takes a quick look:



Sources: The Village Voice, USA Today, The Sun (UK), Newscientist.com, Mentalfloss.com, "From Ritual to Record: the Nature of Modern Sports" by Allen Guttmann

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