Forget cheerleaders! With the Patriots decisive victory over the Broncos today, smart NFL teams are scrambling to get witches on their side after a group of Salem witches succeed in defeating a decades-old curse.
A group of witches in Salem Massachusetts held a Friday the 13th circle in support of quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots to try and lift a curse and help him be victorious over the Denver Broncos.
Today it appears their efforts to lift his curse may have succeeded as Brady threw for 363 yards and six touchdowns, to bring home the victory.
To explain the dread curse that dogged quarterback Tom Brady, it is the so-called “Sports Illustrated Curse.” This curse affects professional athletes at the height of their performance, right before a crucial event or game. If a professional athlete appears on the cover of the magazine Sports Illustrated right before the big game, something terrible is expected to happen.
The curse goes back to the 1950s when third-baseman Eddie Mathews, the first person to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated broke his left hand in the first game following his appearance on the cover. This broken hand also broke his nine-game winning streak for the Atlanta Braves.
The curse is said to have been responsible for the injuries and near-death accidents of many other great athletes throughout history, from skiers to figure skaters, basketball and football players.
So what does this mean for the historic curse? Is it officially lifted for everybody? Or just Tom Brady? I am trying now to contact the Sorceresses involved, lead by Sorceress Lorelei Stathopoulos the Fabulous, of Crow Haven Corner.
And who placed the curse in the fist place? Forensic supernatural survivologists who have tried to trace the origin of the curse, suggest that Eddie Mathews’ picture on the cover of Sports Illustrated may have been used in a dark circle ceremony by a supporter of a rival team who forgot to snip off the title of the magazine before proceeding.