Said goodbye to a record 47-game winning streak the following
Longhorns fumbled 9 times in next game; ended their 30-game
The Tide was 11-0 going into the Sugar Bowl but lost to the
ANDY NORTH (1978)
Won his first tournament, the U.S. Open; didn't win another PGA
event until '85.
BILL RODGERS (1978)
He won 7 straight marathons, then finished 6th in first race
after this cover.
DALE MURPHY (1982)
Postcover, Braves star outfielder went 6 for 31 while team lost
14 of 15.
MIAMI DOLPHINS (1984)
An 11-0 record was tarnished by a loss to the Chargers the
BARRY BONDS (1993)
His batting average dropped 40 points in two weeks following
BRUNELL & COLLINS (1997)
Both of these "hot" QBs lost in the playoffs a week later.
After upsetting Michigan, the Ducks were 4-0, ranked 10th. Lost
next 3 games.
The so-called SI jinx is just a confluence of probability and
superstition, but there have been a few chilling coincidences
over the years
JILL KINMONT (1955)
Paralyzed in a skiing accident the week her cover was on the
stands. Where the jinx began?
PAT O'CONNOR (1958)
Featured in our Indy 500 Preview; he was killed in a 15-car
pileup on the race's first lap.
LAURENCE OWEN (1961)
The U.S. skating team perished in a plane crash two days after
this cover date.
RICARDO RODRIGUEZ (1962)
Dies in a fiery crash eight months after SI calls him MEXICO'S
JOHNNY PODRES (1956)
A hasty Sportsman sub after Bill Woodward Jr. was accidentally
killed by his wife.
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