Pit-stop a ‘Spit Stop’, as Tar Heels cast their saliva into the Mississippi River(May have to start calling the ‘Mighty Mississippi’, the ‘Mighty Missispitty’)
It worked back in 1982, it worked again to secure a win for the North Carolina Tar Heels over the years and it used to work for Coach Roy Williams, when he was guiding the Kansas Jayhawks too….Take a detour and be sure to go the river and spit into the Mississippi, before your games, when you are in the neighborhood…..It almost always works…It seems like there is not a better good-luck charm in all of sports….
North Carolina point guard Kendall Marshall, who missed the game against Ohio Friday with a broken wrist wanted to make his trip to the river count.
“The whole walk to the river from the bus I was really grabbing all the spit out of my mouth that I could just to make sure it was a good one,” Marshall said about Friday’s trip.
Odd, yes. Gross, perhaps. But come tournament time, it’s about finding anything that works, right?
“Everyone wanted to do it because everyone wants to win,” said guard Reggie Bullock.
Coincidently, if the team is to beat Kansas Sunday, the Final Four will be played in New Orleans – also located on the Mississippi River.
CLICK HERE to read all from WRALSportsFan…..Good overall read….*****I have been hearing this story on Roy for years and he has the same jogging route he has to take out in St. Louis too…Been doing it(same route and the spit) for years….*****