Sunday, March 27, 2011
Sports Illustrated Curse
Black cats. Love 'em.
Ladders. I'll walk under them.
Mirrors. Watch we break 'em.
But Sports Illustrated Covers - now that curse may in fact be real.
Last year's five cover spectacular for the final four - Kansas, Ohio State, Villanova, Syracuse, Gonzaga. None in the final four.
This year's five covers: Ohio State, Brigham Young, Duke, . . . and now Kansas. A stunning upset by Virginia Commonwealth. Who are these people, these Virginia Commonwealthians. wealthiers. wealthiwhatevers.
Was it a curse or did the Jayhawks play poorly? Was it a curse or did the Commoners play well?
I'm certainly not in a position to tell you. All I can say is, if I were coach I wouldn't want my team on the cover of SI going into the tournament.
(Oh, BTW, I predicted this on facebook weeks ago. Sooooooorry to be right.)