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The good news is...

Postby Big Easy Pens Fan on Thu May 09, 2013 4:34 pm

...Sidney Crosby is on the cover of this weeks Sports Illustrated. The bad news is Sidney Crosby is on the cover of this weeks Sports Illustrated. Yinz/Y'all know the rest of the story. :face: Time to squasch the jinx. :fist:

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Editing: Just finished reading the article. Sid is an amazing player and an amazing human bieng. We Pens fans are truly blessed to be the benificiaries of watching him play in Pens Black and Gold. Do yourselves a favor and buy the issue (if you don't already get the magazine) and read the article. You won't be disappointed. :)
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Re: The good news is...

Postby Fire0nice228 on Thu May 09, 2013 4:48 pm

seriously?
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Re: The good news is...

Postby America on Thu May 09, 2013 4:54 pm

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Re: The good news is...

Postby Great58 on Thu May 09, 2013 5:14 pm

I thought the good news was that BEPF isn't going to tonight's game so his jinx isn't in effect.
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Re: The good news is...

Postby thepittman on Thu May 09, 2013 5:20 pm

He won an Olympic Gold Medal last time
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Re: The good news is...

Postby Big Easy Pens Fan on Thu May 09, 2013 5:26 pm

From the day I arrived iin Pittsburgh to see 3 games (02/19/13) the Pens were 25-7 the rest of the regular season. The were 11-5 when I arrived. Pens should have more jinxes like me. :)

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Re: The good news is...

Postby Gaucho on Thu May 09, 2013 5:33 pm

The good news is that the Isles needed a whole game to solve the Pens. The Flyers only needed one period.
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Re: The good news is...

Postby Big Easy Pens Fan on Thu May 09, 2013 5:44 pm

thepittman wrote:He won an Olympic Gold Medal last time


Qualifier: That issue was after the Gold Medal game. Doesn't count as a jinx. It's if you're on an issue before a big game that trouble lies in waiting. It started in '56. The Oklahoma Sooners had just won their 47th consecutive game and Notre Dame was up next. They (OU) were on the cover the week of the game and the cover read "Why Oklahoma Can't Be Beat". The Irish won the game that weekend 7-0 and thus began the Sports Ilustrated cover jinx.

BTW, the jinx isn't always a given. Teams/persons have been on the cover and still won or didn't suffer an horrendous injury. But it has been scary how many times bad stuff happens to those who grace the cover. So much so that SI very often does regional covers (before a Super Bowl for instance) so as not to put any jinx into effect. :scared:

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Re: The good news is...

Postby CERV96 on Fri May 10, 2013 2:39 pm

Interesting fact. This was the cover after game 2 in 2009

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Re: The good news is...

Postby NashvilleCat on Fri May 10, 2013 2:43 pm

It seems that being on the cover changes your luck. Is that really a bad thing for Sid?
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Re: The good news is...

Postby Big Easy Pens Fan on Thu May 16, 2013 4:56 pm

Take a close look. It was the Red Wings who were the subject of that cover. They were the ones who were victimized by the SI jinx. Yea, Sid was on the cover, but he was not the focus of the cover/article. So this cover was a good sign for the Pens, because it clearly says "Motown Cool" and that was the focus that week.

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Re: The good news is...

Postby wondermoose on Thu May 16, 2013 6:31 pm

I think you're thinking of being on the cover of an NHL video game.
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Re: The good news is...

Postby littlemoonboot on Thu May 16, 2013 7:22 pm

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You mean this magazine?
Olympic Preview. ;)
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Re: The good news is...

Postby thepittman on Thu May 16, 2013 11:45 pm

littlemoonboot wrote:Image

You mean this magazine?
Olympic Preview. ;)


Yep that is the one I'm talking about. I ordered a high quality copy of the cover from the SI website and had it framed. I know it came out before, but some posters like to make baseless claims.
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