At a time of the season when the intensity is flowing through NFL buildings, Giants center Shaun O’Hara provided a little levity on Thursday. O’Hara revealed what his fellow offensive linemen throw down leading up to a game … and then throw up right before it.
“One of the things that we do as an offensive line is we always order lunch, order food on Thursdays,” O’Hara said. “That is something that we have kept up. It is kind of like baseball players have their own little superstitions like if you are in a slump you do something to get you out of it.”
The offensive line’s menu is what anyone would expect — lunch-pail lunch for lunch-pail workers.
“I think today we are doing hot dogs,” O’Hara said. “You know, hot dogs, sauerkraut, chili dogs. Sometimes it is burgers, sometimes it is tacos, burritos, whatever. And you can’t go wrong with the Golden Arches.”
So they’re not exactly health nuts.
“Not on Thursdays,” O’Hara said. “Then again if you have seen us in our white jerseys, you knew that already.”
What people didn’t know is the line’s other unique superstition — though it could not be confirmed if it is related to the food they eat.
“Richie (Seubert) — we call him Ralph on game day because he throws up before every game,” O’Hara said. “So that is how we know it is time to go out when he starts dry heaving.
“He doesn’t produce anything so he is just kind of the fake Ralph guy and then Chris Snee, he is the guy that throws up right before we go on the field. You always stay clear of Chris before the first drive because he could throw up at any time.”