These sports curses and jinxes are way too real.
Athletes, sports teams, and their fans are a naturally superstitious bunch. Many of them believe that winning and losing are determined by more than the talent and preparation of the teams and players involved. No, a team’s fortunes (usually misfortunes) are controlled by outside forces, supernatural and otherwise, and some teams, players and cities are “cursed.” Sometimes the curse is temporary. Sometimes it can last for a hundred years or even longer. Until the curse is broken, you and your team are doomed to fail!