The most legendary curses and jinxes in sport

Published October 29, 2021


ESPN spoke to Phillips Stevens about the perception of curses and superstitions in sports. Stevens said that the belief in such a curse and the popularity of it stems from something that is at the core of all human thinking. "What people call superstitions are really examples of magical thinking, and they are a fundamentally human belief," said Stevens. "And even if you, or a person on a team, personally believe it's nonsense and the world doesn't work this way, you're probably going to go along with it and do anything you can to help end it because you know others deeply believe it and you don't want to be the one who doesn't help." 

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