Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Curse of the Touchdown Tracker?

The Philadelphia Soul have had a good thing going the last three weeks. Three straight victories, NO turnovers for Graziani.. it looks like they might have their season back on track. At 5-5, they have an outside shot of making the playoffs if they can keep rolling.

But now the "Touchdown Tracker" has returned before the game with the very tough Colorado Crush.

Hello, 5-6.

The "Touchdown Tracker" was an ill-conceived idea on the Philadelphia Soul website that had a Graziani touchdown pass count, along with a projected season total. The idea was to show you how far off he was from breaking the AFL record of 104 TD passes.

Naturally, as any Philly fan could have told you would happen, the team's wheels promptly came off. Games were lost. Interceptions were thrown. Players were cut. Coaches were fired. And there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth. Finally, with great sadness, the Touchdown Tracker was removed.

Then the Soul started winning.

You see where I'm going with this? This is just like the Curse of William Penn, where as soon as some jackass puts a Phillies/Eagles/Flyers/Sixers jersey on Big Willy's statue, the team crashes and burns.

The lesson here is to stop screwing around with karma. Especially when you live in Philly, and most of it is bad.

1 comment:

chornbe said...

Good karma... in Philly? That's just crazy talk. Why the hell *DO* we still have McNabb on the roster, anyway?