Sigh: More Cubs Curse Nonsense Surfaces

The Cubs and curses -- two great tastes that taste great together. The question among most is not whether the Cubs are cursed -- why, of course they are! that's a totally sensible thing to think! -- but which curse caused what and when? Was it the Curse of the Billy Goat? The Curse of Steve Bartman? The Curse of Ronnie Woo Woo's Unfortunate Dental Hygiene? Pick and choose, dear reader. Hey, why not all three?

Well guess what? There's a new curse in town. It's entirely new, and sort of funny, and not really a curse at all. It's more like a dude who got a tattoo of the Cubs "C" ... that also says "Go Cards." Apparently, the tattoo artist joked with him about the Cardinals, wrote "Go Cards", and then filled it in so the message was invisible. But then the message crept back up, and the tattoo was screwed.

The logic at work here:

Rivers refunded Burroughs' $190, but Burroughs decided not to fix his flesh-and-blood endorsement of the Cards.

"This was the weird thing — after I got the tattoo, the Cardinals actually started losing and the Cubs took off," Burroughs said.

"We are very superstitious," said Burroughs' sister, Amanda Burroughs, a Cubs fan living in O'Fallon, Ill. "We're the kind of family where you have to sit in the exact same spot you did last time the Cubs won. So when I heard about the tattoo, I was like, 'Oh my gosh.' But then the Cardinals weren't doing so well, so my family was fine with it. Well, we all know how that turned out."

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you The Curse of The Really, Really Unlucky Tattoo Tragedy. Sorry, Cubs fans. We've got another 100 years in front of us.

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