not as potent as the Guns and Ammo magazine curse. Plaxico never had a chance.
OT: What's more potent - SI Cover Jinx or the Madden Curse
If the Cards don't make the playoffs, it wouldn't really be a sign of the curse; instead, it would be the same fate most Super Bowl losers have faced.
Oregon was featured on the cover of SI's college football preview issue and promptly lost their opener against Boise St.
Weren't there four covers for the preview issue? Oregon, Penn State, Oklahoma State, and Ole Miss. All four lost within the first 4 weeks of the season.
The SI curse acts primarily on teams, the Madden on players. Golfers, tennis players and Olympians are on SI's cover all the time, with minimal effect; Teams are generally doomed. A player shows up on Madden and he's a lock to have a down year, which secondarily effects his team, but he feels it more.
Neither of these curses hold a candle to whatever has been inflicting pain on Cubs fans for 101 years running.
The Curse of the Black Pearl, the Curse of the One Ring, The Curse on Sleeping Beauty, and Spilled Salt are more potent and real than these. Are you really discussing this seriously? Just look at your arguments, and you are trying to fit the evidence into a ridiculous theory. Eddie George had a good year statistically and he made the playoffs, there was a curse? If you look hard enough, you can make events say anything you want. Curses don't exist.
Has Michigan been featured in any positive SI covers since we beat OSU in 2003? I know there was the "Ultimate Upset" after the horror... In any case, we haven't won against OSU since that "Michigan gets it done" feature.
Marian Hossa was on the SI cover before the 2008 NHL season started. He had a great statisical year, the nightmare came true in game 7
Has Michigan been featured in any positive SI covers since we beat OSU in 2003?
Yikes. I'm thinking SI jinx is worse.
It was a beautiful cover though.