Sep 26, 2008

Jinx, SI Owes the Cubs a Coke

The Cubs are on the cover of the latest Sports Illustrated.

Well, that's that then, ain't it?

There’s been a lot said about the SI Cover Jinx - it’s the kiss of death - athletes and teams who appear on it will inevitably fail. You might believe in it, you might not. Yeah, it's a lot like the Madden cover. But there’s definitely one team whose fortunes seem to crash after showing up on the cover...

Oh, you already guessed.

Since 1966, the Cubs have been featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated nearly twenty times. And if the Cubs have something at stake when they show up on the cover … bad things seem to happen.

Especially if that appearance happens late in the season or during the playoffs.

(Here's the whole backstory with pictures and fun)

4 comments:

Chimpout . com said...

I like the Cubs but wish they had a couple less negroids on the team. They're almost all white/hispanic though so i can root for them.

The cardinals were all white so I was pulling for them. Negroids just gross me out.

WaffleMan said...

Wut?

Christine said...

One foggy night, a Cubs fan was heading south, and a White Sox fan was
driving north. While crossing a narrow bridge, they hit each other
head-on, mangling both cars.
The Sox fan manages to climb out of his car and survey the damage. He
looks at his twisted car and says, 'Man, I'm lucky to be alive!'

Likewise the Cubs fan gets out of his car uninjured, he too feeling
fortunate to have survived. The Cub fan walks over to the Sox fan and
says, 'Hey man, I think this is a sign that we should put away our
differences and live as friends instead of rivals.'

The Sox fan thinks for a moment and says, 'You know, you're absolutely
right! We should be friends. In fact, I'm going to see if something else
survived the wreck.' The Sox fan pops open his trunk and removes a full,
undamaged bottle of Jack Daniels. He says to the Cub fan, 'I think this
is another sign. ?We should toast to our newfound friendship.'

The Cub fan agrees and grabs the bottle. After sucking down half the
bottle, he hands it back to the Sox fan and says, 'Your turn!'

The Sox fan calmly twists the cap back on the bottle, throws the bottle
over the bridge into the river, and says, 'Nah, I think I'll just wait
for the cops to show up.'

Ron Santo said...

Christine: I'm sure you have grown a wonderful mullet, wear jean shorts(jorts) and have very little teeth left after smoking copious amounts of crystal meth. Die a horrible death you scumbag Sox fan. Chicago is and will always be a Cubs town, deal with it. Sox may have won a world series( I refuse to capitalize it unless the Cubs win it), but they will continue to NOT sell out their park and have obnoxious fans with bad accents and inferiority complexes. I am right and you are wrong. The End!