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Old 01-31-2012, 10:29 AM   #4
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i think the point dr. fox is making is that the act of having the ritual or superstition or quirk provides the sense of control necessary in a sport where so much is out of the player's own control but rather dependent on the opponent and playing conditions. the ritual provides stress relief so that the player doesn't feel the need to go to a "harmful" form of relief such as tanking a match. i find all this stuff very interesting!
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