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Ex-NFL Star Ottis Anderson

Busts Pre-Game Sex Myth

Banging Won't Slow You Down

1/29/2014 12:57 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The "no sex before a game" theory for athletes is TOTAL BS ... so says former NFL superstar Ottis Anderson -- who tells TMZ Sports, he wasn't exactly celibate back when he won Super Bowl MVP.

The St. Louis Cardinals all-time leading rusher was being herded around NYC today ... when we asked him if abstaining from sex before games actually gives you a noticeable testosterone boost.

Ottis -- who also played for the NY Giants -- tells us he thinks it's a complete myth that dumb people are buying into ... and encouraged athletes to bang away.

Check out the clip -- Anderson's a living legend ... and hilarious.

Mike Napoli vs. Jason Motte

Whose Beard Is Better?

10/23/2013 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1023_world_series_beards_sox_cardinalsThe Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals are facing off on the field tonight for Game 1 of the 2013 World Series -- but the real battle is between two bearded baseballers.

Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is the proud owner of this girthy World Series scruff (left) -- while Cardinals pitcher Jason Motte has his own facial field of dreams (right).

With beards like this, both teams are clear winners.

The question is...

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