Dear Basketball Gods: Please Do Not Let HBO Jinx The UConn Women
Huffington Post - 12 months
I was terrified when I saw that HBO was planning a series of documentary-style specials on the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team.
Don’t get me wrong. UConn: The March To Madness, which began last Wednesday and continues this Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET, is well-done and well-deserved.
Under coach Geno Auriemma, this team has won 107 games in a row. No one does that. It’s just crazy.
And as a fan, I love it, which is why the HBO Sports production is making me crazy, too.
Why? The jinx thing, that’s why.
All fans know about the Sports Illustrated jinx, where if you make the cover of SI, you’re about to tear an ACL or your team is going to get upset by a high school pickup squad.
Is the jinx apocryphal? Maybe. I haven’t kept a running list. I do know that last year Showtime did a documentary on Notre Dame football and this year Notre Dame went 4-8.
I’m just saying I don’t want anything that could produce bad feng shui for the UConn women because thi...
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