Statisticians and fatalists know that everybody has to lose some time—but why does it happen so often for a team the week after it's touted on the cover of SI?
Said goodbye to a record 47-game winning streak the following Saturday.
Longhorns fumbled 9 times in next game; ended their 30-game winning streak.
The Tide was 11-0 going into the Sugar Bowl but lost to the Irish.
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 following Sunday.
BARRY BONDS (1993)
His batting average dropped 40 points in two weeks following cover.
BRUNELL& COLLINS (1997)
Both of these "hot" QBs lost in the playoffs a week later.