I think athletes have the funniest, and sometimes strangest, superstitions. Of course, these superstitions are only founded on the fact of whether or not they won or lost the game. Some of these superstitions are: do not step on the foul lines for baseball players, wear the same sock on the same foot each game (you have to mark your socks to keep them on the correct foot), wear the same undershirt, do not change mouthpieces no matter how bad your current mouthpiece is chewed up, do not get hit hard enough to knock your mouthpiece out (oh wait! that is not actually a superstition that is common sense), keep your locker the exact same way, wear the same jewelry, touch the mascot before entering the field, touch the sign or emblem over the locker room door, rub the bald player's head, put on your "rally caps", eat the same pre-game meal, do not be the last player out of the locker room, fans must sit in the same seats, only throw home-run balls back when the opposing team hits it, do not catch foul balls if your team hit it, and when you heckle the opposing team or officials at least sound like you know what you are talking about. These are just a few superstitions for athletes and as I think of more I will surely let you know. As for me, I only did a couple of these things, usually just for laughs. I firmly believe that hard work and preparation in practice pays off in games. Therefore, superstitions are not a viable option.
And, for Violet Flame where I am from it is "knocking on wood".