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LOS LIIIIIINNNNNNKKKKSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Following up on my new feature from last week, here’s a video-heavy installment of LOS LIIIINNNKKKKSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!! to help you bridge the gap until the Super Bowl:

If you’d like something a little more relevant for today, here are some thoughts on Super Bowl gambling, instant replay, and historical prediction stats, as well as my championship game wrap ups.

The Curse of the M’s

Sports (especially baseball) has a number of well known curses. The Red Sox (Curse of the Bambino) and White Sox (Curse of the Black Sox) broke theirs last decade, but the Cubs (Curse of the Billy Goat) struggle on with no championship since 1908. My new favorite is the Curse of the Colonel: apparently Colonel Sanders cursed the Hanshin Tigers of Japan after they threw his KFC statue in a river during a championship celebration.

I don’t believe in curses, of course, but the Curse of Bobby Layne is one that came true. My Lions traded quarterback Bobby Layne to the Steelers in 1958 after he won the NFL championship the previous year because he was getting long in the tooth. Incensed, Layne told anyone who would listen Continue reading