History TemptingFate / Sports

22nd Feb '18 8:21:18 PM AhBengI
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* 2015 Rugby World Cup: One South African commentator's words on Pool B's teams: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUS8_awMG60?t=251 "Japan and USA are there on holiday, so we don't have to worry about them."]] Japan then went on to upset South Africa 34-32 in the opening match. [[https://twitter.com/kaundantunja/status/645519324359340032 Oh damn!]] At least he was half-right.

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* 2015 Rugby World Cup: One South African commentator's words on Pool B's teams: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUS8_awMG60?t=251 "Japan and USA are there on holiday, so we don't have to worry about them."]] Japan then went on to upset South Africa 34-32 in the their opening match. [[https://twitter.com/kaundantunja/status/645519324359340032 Oh damn!]] At least he was half-right.
21st Feb '18 6:05:24 AM LondonKdS
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* In the run-up to the West Indies cricket team's 1976 Test series against England, England captain Tony Greig (a [[UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra white South African]] by birth) declared that he intended to make them "grovel". West Indies won the five-match series 3-0. Towards the end of the last match, Greig [[SelfDeprecation fell to his knees and crawled across the grass]] in front of the Windies supporters.
12th Feb '18 8:12:29 PM CV12Hornet
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*** Compounding the fate-tempting was just about every commentator and Patriots fan in existence during the 2017 offseason. The trade for Wide Receiver Brandin Cooks was hyped up to be the second coming of the Randy Moss trade, 28-3 jokes were everywhere, and quite a few people suggested in all seriousness that the Patriots might go 16-0 again. Then, in what in hindsight seems like a preview for Super Bowl LII, the Patriots got spanked at home by the Kansas City Chiefs in the season opener, which neatly shut up all that talk.
8th Feb '18 6:21:01 PM nombretomado
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* During the 2016 OlympicGames, crowds chanting "Eu acredito" ("I believe") for the home Brazilian athletes started becoming this for viewers not on location, given most "Eu acredito" [[HopeSpot were followed by failed comeback attempts or painful defeats]]. An ESPN Brazil narrator even ranted against it remembering the origin of the chant - "'Eu acredito' [[ItOnlyWorksOnce only worked]] [[http://m.espn.com/soccer/blogs/blogpost?id=2132390&blogname=futebolbrasil&wjb= for Atlético!]]".

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* During the 2016 OlympicGames, UsefulNotes/OlympicGames, crowds chanting "Eu acredito" ("I believe") for the home Brazilian athletes started becoming this for viewers not on location, given most "Eu acredito" [[HopeSpot were followed by failed comeback attempts or painful defeats]]. An ESPN Brazil narrator even ranted against it remembering the origin of the chant - "'Eu acredito' [[ItOnlyWorksOnce only worked]] [[http://m.espn.com/soccer/blogs/blogpost?id=2132390&blogname=futebolbrasil&wjb= for Atlético!]]".
4th Feb '18 8:22:16 PM Daylight
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** Happened again to Tom Brady during the 2017-2018 season. When Tom Brady, after winning his fifth Super Bowl last season was picked to be on the cover of ''VideoGame/JohnMaddenFootball'''s latest entry, he did a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLlVM7bHLOQ commercial]] talking about the MaddenCurse. He bragged that the curse was a myth and wouldn't stop him. This seemed to be true at first. The Patriots went back to the Super Bowl, Tom Brady at 40 years old had one of his best seasons ever, becoming the first player to win the regular season MVP at 40 years old. Only for him to lose the Super Bowl to the Philadelphia Eagles in a rematch of the [[ScandalGate controversial game]] in 2004. And he got outgunned by a backup quarterback in Nick Foles, who was close to retiring before the beginning of the season.
8th Dec '17 2:32:44 AM LondonKdS
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* Also in boxing in 1980, white British boxer Alan Minter made a major "he did '''not''' just say that" gaffe during the run-up to his fight with the African-American Marvin Hagler when he said "I do not intend to lose my title to a black man", widely seen as a tasteless and inflammatory remark. This may have had something to do with the curb-stomping that Hagler gave him in the ring.
31st Oct '17 12:43:35 AM AhBengI
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* Rugby Union. The 2017 British & Irish Lions Tour to New Zealand. Lions Head Coach Warren Gatland took issue with the way the New Zealand All-Blacks gave his players during the 1st Test, particularly Scrum-half Connor Murray, a good pasting. Steve Hansen, NZ Head Coach, was not impressed with the accusation of foul play; only two New Zealand players had ever been sent off in Test Rugby history, the last being the legendary Colin "Pinetree" Meads in 1967, and defended the conduct of his players as hard but fair. Before the week was over, Inside Centre Sonny Bill Williams became the Third All Black to be dismissed in a Test Match for a head high Shoulder Charge on Lions Right Winger Anthony Watson during the 2nd Test, which proved vital in the Lions winning the second test and ultimately going on to tie the series, the best they've done since they won there in 1971.

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* Rugby Union. The 2017 British & Irish Lions Tour to New Zealand. Lions Head Coach Warren Gatland took issue with the way the New Zealand All-Blacks gave his players during the 1st Test, particularly Scrum-half Connor Murray, a good pasting. Steve Hansen, NZ Head Coach, was not impressed with the accusation of foul play; only two New Zealand players had ever been sent off in Test Rugby history, the last being the legendary Colin "Pinetree" Meads in 1967, and defended the conduct of his players as hard but fair. A New Zealand newspaper even had an image of him with a [[GagNose clown's nose]], labelling him a "clown" for such accusations. Before the week was over, Inside Centre Sonny Bill Williams became the Third All Black to be dismissed in a Test Match (and the first to be dismissed on home soil!) for a head high Shoulder Charge on Lions Right Winger Anthony Watson during the 2nd Test, which proved vital in the Lions winning the second 2nd test and ultimately going on to tie the series, the best they've done since they won there in 1971.1971. Following the 3rd Test, Gatland turned up with a clown's nose at the press conference.
10th Oct '17 12:58:43 PM KrisDK
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* Dutch football national team manager, Dick Advocaat was asked about scenarios for the match between Luxemburg and Sweden, which would be decisive for the Dutch team. When a journalist stated that Sweden could beat Luxemburg 8-0, Advocaat said "They're not winning 8-0. What kind of stupid question is that?". Sweden won 8-0.

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* Dutch football national team manager, Dick Advocaat was asked about scenarios for the match between Luxemburg and Sweden, which would be decisive for the Dutch team. When a journalist stated that Sweden could beat Luxemburg 8-0, Advocaat said "They're not winning 8-0. What kind of stupid question is that?". Sweden won 8-0.8-0, meaning that Netherlands would have to beat Sweden by a margin of 7 to qualify for the World Cup playoffs.
10th Oct '17 12:58:07 PM KrisDK
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* Dutch football national team manager, Dick Advocaat was asked about scenarios for the match between Luxemburg and Sweden, which would be decisive for the Dutch team. When a journalist stated that Sweden could beat Luxemburg 8-0, Advocaat said "They're not winning 8-0. What kind of stupid question is that?". Sweden won 8-0.
15th Jul '17 2:02:49 AM PicardsDouble
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* Rugby Union. The 2017 British & Irish Lions Tour to New Zealand. Lions Head Coach Warren Garland took issue with the way the New Zealand All-Blacks gave his players during the 1st Test, particularly Scrum-half Connor Murray, a good pasting. Steve Hansen, NZ Head Coach, was not impressed with the accusation of foul play; only two New Zealand players had ever been sent off in Test Rugby history, the last in 1967, and defended the conduct of his players as hard but fair. Before the week was over, Inside Centre Sonny Bill Williams became the Third All Black to be dismissed in a Test Match for a head high Shoulder Charge on Lions Right Winger Anthony Watson during the 2nd Test.

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* Rugby Union. The 2017 British & Irish Lions Tour to New Zealand. Lions Head Coach Warren Garland Gatland took issue with the way the New Zealand All-Blacks gave his players during the 1st Test, particularly Scrum-half Connor Murray, a good pasting. Steve Hansen, NZ Head Coach, was not impressed with the accusation of foul play; only two New Zealand players had ever been sent off in Test Rugby history, the last being the legendary Colin "Pinetree" Meads in 1967, and defended the conduct of his players as hard but fair. Before the week was over, Inside Centre Sonny Bill Williams became the Third All Black to be dismissed in a Test Match for a head high Shoulder Charge on Lions Right Winger Anthony Watson during the 2nd Test.Test, which proved vital in the Lions winning the second test and ultimately going on to tie the series, the best they've done since they won there in 1971.
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