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 YOUNG FIREBALL.
JOHNNY PODRES (1956)
A hasty Sportsman sub after Bill Woodward Jr. was accidentally killed by his wife.