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Simultaneously Cool and Terrifying: Jon Lester, Sports Illustrated Cover

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So, this …

Is pretty cool, but it’s also, you know … jinxy.

I vividly remember getting this edition of Sports Illustrated back in 2004, and I was so excited to see the Cubs getting love and hype for the coming season. And we all saw how 2004 actually played out, and how things fell apart for the team’s young guns, in particular. (For some of you, I know that this is the cover that plagues you even more.)

That doesn’t actually mean anything, and I’m really not one for jinxes. It’s just a bad memory and bad association, that’s all.


Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.