History TemptingFate / Sports

12th May '17 10:04:15 AM AhBengI
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* While seven points clear with three matches left to go, Brighton goalkeeper David Stockdale [[http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/newcastle-united-brighton-david-stockdale-12913585 hit out]] at those who predicted that Brighton would slip up in the 2016-17 Championship title race. They went on to lose their next two matches and [[DownToTheLastPlay concede an 89th minute equaliser]] in the last match to allow Newcastle, who had won all three of their remaining matches, to overtake them on the final day.

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* While Having secured automatic promotion and seven points clear of second-placed Newcastle United with three matches left to go, Brighton & Hove Albion goalkeeper David Stockdale [[http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/newcastle-united-brighton-david-stockdale-12913585 hit out]] out at those who predicted that Brighton would slip up in the 2016-17 Championship title race. They race, saying "Bottlers? Who’s bottling it now?" Brighton went on to lose their next two matches and [[DownToTheLastPlay concede an 89th minute equaliser]] in the last match to allow Newcastle, who had won all three of their remaining matches, to overtake them on the final day.
12th May '17 9:55:51 AM 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,]] [[TemptingFate 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,]] [[TemptingFate 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.half-right.
* While seven points clear with three matches left to go, Brighton goalkeeper David Stockdale [[http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/newcastle-united-brighton-david-stockdale-12913585 hit out]] at those who predicted that Brighton would slip up in the 2016-17 Championship title race. They went on to lose their next two matches and [[DownToTheLastPlay concede an 89th minute equaliser]] in the last match to allow Newcastle, who had won all three of their remaining matches, to overtake them on the final day.
1st Mar '17 8:56:38 AM 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,]] [[TemptingFate so we don't have to worry about them."]] [[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,]] [[TemptingFate 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.
1st Mar '17 8:48:49 AM AhBengI
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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, 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!]]".Atlético!]]".
* 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,]] [[TemptingFate so we don't have to worry about them."]] [[https://twitter.com/kaundantunja/status/645519324359340032 Oh damn!]] At least he was half-right.
22nd Feb '17 1:21:37 PM Mdumas43073
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** American sportscaster Curt Gowdy was sufficiently known for this that the term "getting [[PersonAsVerb Curt Gowdyed]]" became part of the sports vernacular here in the 1960s and '70s, and is still occasionally used today.

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** American sportscaster Curt Gowdy was sufficiently known for this that the term "getting [[PersonAsVerb Curt Gowdyed]]" became part of the sports vernacular here in the 1960s and '70s, and is still occasionally used today.
10th Sep '16 6:13:05 PM igordebraga
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* Alexandre Daigle is an infamous case in hockey circles. Drafted first overall by the Ottawa Senators in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, he was interviewed afterwards and commented that he was very glad he was taken first, because "Nobody remembers number two." The second overall pick in the 1993 draft was Chris Pronger, who would go on to become a superstar defenceman and win multiple Olympic gold medals with Team Canada, as well as a Stanley Cup with the Anaheim Ducks. Daigle managed 51 points over three seasons and is generally considered to be one of the biggest draft busts in NHL history.

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* Alexandre Daigle is an infamous case in hockey circles. Drafted first overall by the Ottawa Senators in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, he was interviewed afterwards and commented that he was very glad he was taken first, because "Nobody remembers number two." The second overall pick in the 1993 draft was Chris Pronger, who would go on to become a superstar defenceman and win multiple Olympic gold medals with Team Canada, as well as a Stanley Cup with the Anaheim Ducks. Daigle managed 51 points over three seasons and is generally considered to be one of the biggest draft busts in NHL history.history.
* 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!]]".
17th Jul '16 7:32:02 AM KeegdnaB42
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** Sidney Crosby, who is otherwise well known as one of the most superstitious players around[[note]] still wearing the same jockstrap from high school [[/note]], did not touch the Wales trophy after the 2008 conference final and lost the cup to the Detroit Red Wings. A year later he ''did'' touch it and won the cup. He touched it again when the Penguins won the cup in 2016.
31st Mar '16 8:17:42 AM Mdumas43073
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** In Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS, the Chicago Cubs were six outs away from clinching the pennant and going to their first World Series since 1945. Celebrity guest Bernie Mac was called up to sing the traditional "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the seventh-inning stretch. Instead of singing "root, root, root for the Cubbies" like singers usually do, he sang "root, root, root, for the champions"... and sure enough, the Cubs lost the game and the following game to fall short of the World Series. (Of course, this was also the Steve Bartman game.)

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** In Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS, the Chicago Cubs had the lead and were six outs away from clinching the pennant and going to their first World Series since 1945. Celebrity guest Bernie Mac was called up to sing the traditional "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the seventh-inning stretch. Instead of singing "root, root, root for the Cubbies" like singers usually do, he sang "root, root, root, for the champions"... and sure enough, the Cubs lost the game and the following game to fall short of the World Series. (Of course, this was also the Steve Bartman game.)
31st Mar '16 8:17:22 AM Mdumas43073
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** In Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS, The Chicago Cubs had a lead with 6 outs left until they went to their first World Series since 1945. Celebrity guest BernieMac was called up to sing the traditional "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the seventh-inning stretch. Instead of singing "root, root, root for the Cubbies" like singers usually do, he sang "root, root, root, for the champions"... and sure enough, the Cubs lost the game and the following game to fall short of the World Series. (Of course, this was also the Bartman game.)

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** In Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS, The the Chicago Cubs had a lead with 6 were six outs left until they went away from clinching the pennant and going to their first World Series since 1945. Celebrity guest BernieMac Bernie Mac was called up to sing the traditional "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the seventh-inning stretch. Instead of singing "root, root, root for the Cubbies" like singers usually do, he sang "root, root, root, for the champions"... and sure enough, the Cubs lost the game and the following game to fall short of the World Series. (Of course, this was also the Steve Bartman game.)
6th Feb '16 11:10:18 AM nombretomado
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* AustralianRulesFootball: Speaking at the 2010 Grand Final Breakfast, following the hung parliament in that year's election, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said, "Please, we cannot have a draw!". Guess what happened?

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* AustralianRulesFootball: UsefulNotes/AustralianRulesFootball: Speaking at the 2010 Grand Final Breakfast, following the hung parliament in that year's election, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said, "Please, we cannot have a draw!". Guess what happened?
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