Thursday, June 5, 2008

An Emerging Pattern - Sports Curse #1

I am beginning to see a pattern. Observe:

EXHIBIT A: On Saturday, August 25, 2007, I posted an entry on my blog expressing my support for the Detroit Lions and included an image of their logo. They went on to have an unimpressive season, capped off by yet again not making the playoffs. This annual disappointment has become a Detroit Lions tradition, so it ultimately did not come as a surprise to me.

EXHIBIT B: On Friday, August 31, 2007, I posted an entry on my blog expressing my excitement for the University of Michigan's football program and included an image of their logo. Shortly after, Michigan loses it's home opener to Appalachian State in quite possibly the biggest upset ever in the history of college football. Curious, isn't it, how Michigan never loses their opening game except when I post a blog entry?

EXHIBIT C: On Tuesday, May 20, 2008, I posted an entry on my blog expressing my excitement for the Detroit Pistons and their prospects in the Eastern Conference Finals. I also included an image of their logo in the post. Detroit went down in a ball of flames to the Boston Celtics, their head coach has since been fired with the promise of Pistons starters being traded as well.

EXHIBIT D: On Wednesday, June 4, 2008, a certain Detroit hockey team closed out the NHL finals with a win over the Pittsburgh Penguins, thereby winning the Stanley Cup. They did this despite the fact that I did not post a blog entry announcing my excitement and including their organization's logo. This is the one major Detroit-area sports team to actually win a championship and I did not post anything on them prior to their victory.

CONCLUSION: This blog is cursed.

I evidently cannot express my support for a team on this blog without causing irreparable damage to their season.

RESOLUTION: Instead of posting entries expressing my support and enthusiasm for a team I actually like, I will henceforth only use this blog for sports evil, to spread sports mischief and to curse those teams that I either do not like or do not want to win for one reason or another. I will also include a 'statement of support' to solidify the curse.

SPORTS CURSE #1 - The Boston Red Sox

"Sure, the 'BoSox' have won two of the last four World Series Titles, but Boston fans still had to suffer through an Eighty-some years title drought under Babe Ruth's curse. Don't you think they deserve at least one more title this year?"



Anonymous said...

While I firmly believe that Boston (and New York) are worthy of nothing short of the most heinous derision and vitriol, might I suggest you focus on teams from the AL Central? Just a thought.

Hutch said...

I'm really going to have to have you post an OSU O up there. Or do you want them to keep beating us?

Unknown said...

Rest assured I will be cursing Ohio State as we get closer to football season. Although really, with all of their recent 'success' in national title games, I don't know if they need any help from me.