Posts Tagged ‘Sports Illustrated curse’

ARE SI SWIMSUIT COUPLES CURSED?

May 16, 2008

SI CURSE? JASON AND JOUMANA KIDD WENT THROUGH ONE OF THE MESSIEST DIVORCES IN SPORTS HISTORY

Just how far does the Sports Illustrated curse go?

WWW.SPORTSBYBROOKS.COM has found an awesome link on the internet.

The blog http://www.yourfaceisasportsblog.com has a piece entitled, “In Search of the Curse of the SI Swimsuit Issue Couples.”

The article puts forth the hysterical proposition that, much like individuals who are on the SI cover itself, couples who posed for the magazine’s Swimsuit Issues are cursed.

Although highly satirical the article makes a pretty compelling case. Here are some famous “cursed” sports couples that posed for the SI Swimuit Issues:

MR. AND MRS. MARK MCGWIRE

A disproportionate number of athletes who posed with their wives turned out to be involved with steroids. It wasn’t just the McGwires:

MR. AND MRS. BILL ROMANOWSKI

MR. AND (PROBABLY SOON TO BE EX) MRS. ROGER CLEMENS

The most famous “cursed” couple of all.

MR. AND MRS. CHUCK FINLEY

Before SI: Angels pitcher Chuck Finley and his actress wife, Tawny Kitaen (known for her work in Whitesnake music videos)  were Hollywood’s IT couple.

After SI: Kitaen became addicted to crack and beat Finley over the head with the stiletto heel of her shoe leading to her arrest on domestic violence charges and this mugshot:

MR. AND MRS. GLEN RICE

Before SI: NBA player Glen Rice and his wife were two of the beautiful people.

After SI: Rice catches his wife in bed with another man who was hiding in the couple’s closet.