When you think of a 6-foot-4, 258-pound man preparing to play football, you probably picture a lot of growling and game faces in the mirror. Former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher's pregame routine might have surprised you. On game days, the eight-time Pro Bowler relaxed with country music and chocolate chip cookies. Could this work for you? Maybe, but don't spend too much time near the cookie jar – Urlacher ate exactly two cookies before playing.
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