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Superstitions, Magic and Phobias
"The magazine 'Sports Illustrated' has been a main staple of information to millions of sports fans since 1954. To athletes, it's a sign of deserved recognition to be featured on the cover. Or is it? Good luck."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Who was the first person affected by the "cover jinx"?
Swimmer Carin Cone was undefeated for four years, when she appeared on the cover of the magazine. What happened to her, shortly after?
She was beaten and failed to qualify for the Olympics
She was in a car crash
She tested positive for drugs and was banned
She hit her head on the edge of the pool and needed hospital treatment
Another athlete, Jim Beatty, failed to make the Rome Olympics, due to a foot injury suffered shortly after his cover appearance. In what event was supposed to compete?
50 Km Walk
5, 000 meter race
The 'Sports Illustrated' 1958 preview of what famous race featured driver Pat O'Connor on the cover?
U.S. Grand Prix
Skier Jill Kinmont suffered what fate in the week that the magazine featuring her on the cover hit the newsstands?
She lost the next ten races in a row
Nothing, she was not affected by the cover jinx
She was hit by a chair lift and broke two ribs
She was paralyzed from the neck down
Two days after being featured on the cover, skater Laurence Owen was killed in a plane crash. What was the title of the cover story?
'America's most exciting girl skater'
'Going all the way to gold'
'The unbeatable skater'
'This girl can't lose'
The goalie of NHL team the Boston Bruins got the cover 'treatment' in January of 1962. What was his name?
Basketball great, Larry Bird, was hit by the jinx three times, as a college player, as a professional player and as a coach. True or false?
After appearing with Lawrence Taylor in a 1986 cover, Mark Gastineau missed his first football game for seven years. Which team was he playing for at the time?
The man who was to have been 'Sports Illustrated' Sportsman of the Year for 1955, was struck by the jinx after posing for the cover photo, and had to be replaced. What was his fate?
He was convicted of murder
He died in a car crash
He was accidentally shot and killed by his wife
He suffered a heart attack
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