Proof! Proof that the Clever Title Sports Curse is real!
I had my doubts, gentle readers, after attempting to curse the Minnesota Twins. They went on to beat a team that I love very much and thus prevented this team from reaching the playoffs. I became disillusioned. I was convinced that the Sports Curse did not exist and that, in reality, Sports just hated me.
But now I have proof: proof that the Sports Curse is not only real but nefarious!
I submit for your consideration the lamentable case of the University of Southern California.
Apparently the dreaded Sports Curse takes a little time.
In 2009, the Trojans went 9-4. Then, less than a week ago, USC head coach and sun baked pretty boy Pete Carroll bolts for the NFL to coach the Seahawks. THE SEAHAWKS, people. There are whispers of Coach Carroll timing his departure such that he abandons the school just before NCAA investigations get rolling for various violations involving cars and houses.
Go Seahawks! Go before the NCAA catches up to us!
This would be bad enough on its own, but that would leave out the part where USC hires Lane Kiffin to be Carroll’s replacement.
Here’s a picture of Lane Kiffin:
Wait, that’s a picture of a two headed snake! My mistake. Oh well.
You may remember Lane Kiffin from such achievements as being a horrendous head coach for the Oakland Raiders, or a mediocre head coach at a university that shall remain nameless because, let’s face it, they have enough problems as it is without piling the Sports Curse on top. You may also remember Kiffin from various NCAA violations of his own, or for mouthing off at other coaches. Or his hot wife.
12-21: Lane Kiffin’s record as a head coach. The second number would be the amount of losses. This is widely considered by the Sports cognoscenti to be a horrible hire.
Congratulations, USC. You’ve found yourself a new head douche.
Score one for the Sports Curse!