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That Old Black Magic

Millions of superstitious readers -- and many athletes -- believe that an appearance on Sports Illustratedís cover is the kiss of death. But is there really such a thing as the SI Jinx? In this week's issue, senior writer Alexander Wolff attempts to answer that very question. Read about Wolff's experience working on the story, then click on the covers below or use the dropdown menu to check out our six-decade timeline of unlucky cover subjects.   Click for larger image
Walter Iooss Jr.
 


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Photographs by: Walter Iooss Jr., Peter Read Miller, Walter Iooss Jr., Neil Leifer, Aaron Shikler, Mark Kauffman

 


 
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