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Posted 18th January 2008 at 15:53 by Casper
Updated 18th January 2008 at 19:00 by Casper

No, not OJ, although, I'm sure that if he's miraculously acquitted of this charge too, he'll vow to find the real thieves and then write another book detailing how HE would have done it...if he had done it, of course. No, the Simpson I'm referring to is Jessica. We in the Western world seem to love a good scandal, and if there is none to be found, we invent one.

I'm referring to the now infamous appearance of Jessica Simpson at the Dallas Cowboys/Philadelphia Eagles game on December 16, 2007. The Cowboys lost, ending their 7 game winning streak and handing Dallas Quarterback Tony Romo a new record-low performance rating (for him, anyway). Jessica was sitting up in the rich folks box (not that any seats at Texas Stadium are cheap) wearing a replica of her boyfriend Tony Romo's jersey, but in pretty pink. Following Dallas' loss that day, many people blamed her for the loss - even Dallas fans and players. The theory is that Tony just couldn't keep his eyes or his mind off of her.

Of course, since everyone believed that Jessica was the jinx in the game, Carolina fans all had Jessica Simpson masks on for the next game. It didn't work, since Dallas won. The New York Giants didn't take it seriously, but had some good fun with it. They brought in a Jessica Simpson look-alike to try and jinx him again! And, yes, they won, eliminating the Cowboys in the NFC Divisional playoffs.

Yes, people have their superstitions, but athletes are the worst. Find any hockey player who dares to shave during the playoffs. Some wear the same socks all through the playoffs. Some have lucky drawers that they wear to each game (hopefully they do laundry frequently). They're all just psychological, but they help the players feel more confident. The worst one of all (at least, the cruelest) is that many coaches mandate no sex the night before a game. I'd just think of it as a pre-game stretch. But do people genuinely believe that the presence of Jessica way up there in the box had an effect on Tony's game? I don't.

There are a few reasons for this belief. First, I'm sure that this is not the first time in Tony's life that he's had a girlfriend come and watch him play. Secondly, other athletes have been doing this for ages, and nobody's blamed their little ladies for messing up the game (of course, their gals aren't famous – his is). Lastly, Texas stadium (Dallas home field) holds over 65,000 people. It's not like some high school game where there are 50 people in the stands and you can look over and find your girlfriend immediately.

Could it just be that Tony & the 'Boys have been playing badly lately? It happens, ya know!

We now return you to your regularly scheduled life, already in progress.

Statement of Interest: Yes, I am a Cowboys fan and no, I am not a Jessica Simpson fan...well, I'm not a fan of her music or acting. She does have other things going for her, though.
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    Good story. The people who really believe that Jessica Simpson's presence at this game need to get their head examined.
    Posted 19th January 2008 at 18:52 by bplinson bplinson is offline
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    speaking of superstitions:
    superstition
    Posted 27th January 2008 at 03:45 by Quebeker Quebeker is offline
 


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