Welp folks it was a fun run for Bucky but it looks like the ride is over. Because if there's one thing I know for certain it's that the Sports Illustrated cover jinx is for real. Some people will tell you it's a myth but a true sports fan knows that's mere folly. Unicorns are a myth. Sasquatch is a myth. Saturated fat is a myth. The Sports Illustrated jinx is as real as the sun setting in the west and the government administering mind control devices in our tap water*. So it's been a blast living and dying with this team for the past two and a half weeks but it looks like that comes to an end on Saturday. Kentucky, Florida, and UConn clearly had boosters sending bags of money with money symbols on it to Sports Illustrated headquarters to make sure their team didn't grace the cover this week. Not surprising, those three programs have been to this level a lot more than us. I'm sure the cash was already on it's way Sunday night. Can't blame Wisconsin, we just don't have the experience factor. But paying off SI once your team is on the verge of a title is day 1 stuff.
* Buddy of mine introduced me to Drudge Report last week. Conspiracy city and I'm in hook, line and sinker. I'll probably sound and look like Randy Quaid from Independence Day by the end of the month.
PS: Unless this is one of those regional covers where we get Wisconsin, Kentucky gets Kentucky etc etc.? What happens then? Everyone loses like a double fatality in Mortal Kombat?