Thursday, February 4, 2010
The Sports Jinx
This is a picture of Big John, the all-everything at Channel 4. Think of him like Morgan Freeman's character in Shawshank Redemption...he's the guy that makes things happen. Without him Channel 4 would come to a grinding halt because he has got his hands into everything. Apparently that includes the basketball gods as well.
At around 3PM today he turned to Producer Ed and said...and I quote, "Hey Ed, you better produce us up a quick game tonight."
The game he was speaking of was tonight's USD men's basketball game, and the ramifications of his statement were dire. The sentence wasn't even completely out of his mouth and you could already hear the uniform groan of the entire Channel 4 sports team.
The reason...Big John had just jinxed us.
We were all looking forward to getting on the air earlier then usual tonight because Postgame was coming up right after the game. But now there was no way it was going to be a quick game...not with the jinx. And what do you know, the basketball game went to overtime!
I don't know how it works, it just does. The sports jinx is a real thing!