Have you ever felt that your presence at a sporting event influenced
the result? Are you certain your team could not possibly succeed
without you at the game?
Do you believe your adherence to a precise
routine on game day, whether at the stadium or in your own home,
is the key to winning or losing? And if you don’t hold to
these rituals exactly, do you believe in your heart that your team
If you are a sports fan, you know about superstitions,
curses and hexes. The sporting world is littered with these legends.
Some, like the Curse of the Bambino, the Curse of the Billy Goat,
or being on the cover of Sports Illustrated, are well known and
documented. More recently, there has been a rising swell of evidence
supporting the Madden Curse. But there are other stories similar
to these that have never been told.
This is one of those stories.
It is the story of a boy named Mark O’Bern.