COVER JINX! The Hockey News says the Washington Capitals will lose the Stanley Cup Finals to the Anaheim Ducks.
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I finally found the Sports Illustrated cover story on Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper by Tom Verducci. Here it is: Washington’s Monument “O.K., BRYCE HARPER, AS A ROOKIE YOU PUT UP THE BEST SEASON BY A TEENAGER IN HISTORY. GUESS WHAT? IT’S TIME FOR YOU—AND THE REST OF LAST YEAR’S SMASHING ROOKIE CLASS—TO DO IT
Oh Q@#$%&! Your Cover This Week: What does @nationals OF @bharper3407 have in mind for his encore? bit.ly/139AvuW // twitter.com/SInow/status/3… — Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 19, 2013 This we didn’t need. Bryce Harper has become the second Washington Nationals Sports Illustrated cover boy; Stephen Strasburg was the first. When that happened, DC Sports Bog noted
We all know about the Sports Illustrated cover jinx. Less well-known is the USA Weekend cover jinx. Looking at last week’s edition, it is pretty clear why Stephen Strasburg gave up 6 runs in less than 5 innings in last night’s loss to the Florida Marlins: This image was used without the expressed written consent