Sports Pre-game meals and weird eating habits of famous athletes (18 Photos) March 11, 2017 borednerdist 177 Views 0 Comments athletes, eating, famous, habits, meals, weird 1 The Great One, Wayne Gretzky, picked up the habit of eating four hot dogs with mustard and onions before a game. He even joked one time and said his strategy for it was to have the worst breath when he stepped out onto the ice. 2 Washington Nationals superstar Bryce Harper, who is said to be looking for a $300 million contract when he becomes a free agent, always has to have Eggo brand waffles before a game. 3 Sidney Crosby is so superstitious that his pre-game meal of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches have to be prepared the same way with the same brands every time. 4 Retired Yankees captain Derek Jeter loaded up on carbs and protein before games by indulging in an omelette and pancakes. 5 Retired jockey Laffit Pincay Jr. might have the strangest pre-race meal ever. The jockey has over 9,000 wins and always ate half a peanut before a race, stored it in his pocket, and then ate the other half after the race. 6 Former 1st overall pick Sam Bradford doesn’t have a specific food he eats before games, but anything that he does eat has to be in threes. Three slices of bread, three sandwiches, three bananas–doesn’t matter, has to be in three. 7 Tigers pitcher has an unhealthy habit of eating Taco Bell before every start he has. His order consists of three crunchy taco supremes, no tomato, a cheesy gordita crunch, and a Mexican pizza, again with no tomato. 8 Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux treats himself to grilled cheese sandwiches before a game, a tradition he picked up when he was a kid and his mom would make them for him before games. 9 UFC fighter Lyoto Machida drinks his own urine when he is preparing for fights and even rubs it in his hands for supposed health benefits. 10 Paul Pierce always had to have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich exactly 55 minutes before a game. 11 LeBron James is wealthy enough to have his own personal chef and he makes his chef cook him grilled pineapple and salmon before every game he plays. 12 Chad Johnson, or Chad Ochocinco, made his name as a diva wide receiver and also for his love of McDonald’s. He even had them on his speed dial at one point. 13 Former #1 overall pick Derrick Rose has a deep love for candy and even had to negotiate with his nutritionist to keep sugars in his diet because he loved it so much. 14 Lamar Odom also had an obsession for candy, and was even known to eat it in the middle of the night. 15 Former Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Wade Boggs was very superstitious and had a deep love for beer. But he also had to have chicken before every game. It didn’t matter how it was cooked, he just needed the poultry before suiting up. 16 Caron Butler used to drink 6 Mountain Dew 12 oz cans a day, and had to cut it out of his diet. 17 Peyton Manning made the “Chicken parm you taste so good” famous for his Nationwide commercials but his pre-game meal consisted of something different. The record-breaking quarterback ate chicken, pasta with marinara sauce, a baked potato, broccoli, and Gatorade. 18 Former Bears linebacker Brain Urlacher always chowed down on two chocolate chip cookies before every game.