Eagles Fans Fret That ‘Sports Illustrated’ Cover Jinx May Bite The Birds

CBS Philly

By Paul Kurtz

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Eagles are now on a playoff push as they prepare for Minnesota.   But some fans are worried that the Birds may going up against another opponent: Sports Illustrated.

“Yes, it’s a jinx,” said Bob Curry today as he and Nathan (‘Jumbo’) Daniels munched on some lunchtime wings.  They were getting a bit of heartburn while discussing this week’s cover of Sports Illustrated — the one featuring Nick Foles and the Eagles (see related story).

SI has a long history of cover stories that end in disaster for the players and teams being featured — most recently, AJ McCarron and Alabama “Crimson Tide.”

“Alabama was supposed to win it all this year. Auburn upset them on the last play.  So the jinx must be true,” Daniels tells KYW Newsradio.

The last Eagle to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated  was…

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