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Zack Price 9-21-00 Michael Jordan Man or God They say being on the cover of Sports Illustrated is a jinx that one is doomed for failure as soon as their image is displayed on the nations most popular sports magazine It has previously happened to many athletes and even entire teams have unreasonably dropped off the face of the earth after appearing on SIs cover In 1987 Sports Illustrateds baseball preview touted an Indian Rising featuring Joe Carter and Cory Snyder of the Cleveland Indians It said this was the year the Indians would stop being laughed at The Indians finished with over 100 losses and dead last in the American League Six months later SI ran the headline Toronto takes off when the Blue Jays took a three-game lead over the Detroit Tigers with the regular season running out But after that cover the Blue Jays and company collapsed and Detroit went to the playoffs The SI jinx is widely known Lee Smith the bullpen star of the St Louis Cardinals once refused to be photographed for the cover out of fear of the jinx Its hard to argue with him He retired as the all-time leader in saves One man maybe not even a man but a sort of immortal has been on the cover numerous times Never once has he slumped gone on inexplicable cold streaks fallen apart under pressure or lost the big one He is Michael Jordan Jordan was born on Feb 17 1963 in Brooklyn NY the fourth of five children That spring the family moved to Wilmington North Carolina Michaels family was never very wealthy during his childhood and as a teenager he found himself mowing lawns for 190 per hour As a high school sophomore Michael got cut from his high schools varsity team Instead of being disappointed and dwelling on not making the team he worked on his game as hard as he ever
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