Top 10 Sports Illustrated Cover Athletes/Teams that Weren’t Affected by the Jinx

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The Top Ten

1 2014 Houston Astros

Prediction was made that the Astros would win the 2017 World Series. The Astros were not so-good then. Fortunately, they won it all in 2017. George Springer, who was on the cover then, won the World Series MVP. - BUETBU91

2 Michael Jordan Michael Jordan Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American retired professional basketball player.
3 Emmitt Smith Emmitt Smith Emmitt James Smith III is a former college and professional American football running back who became the National Football League's all-time leading rusher during his fifteen seasons in the league during the 1990s and 2000s.

On the week of Super Bowl XXVIII, Smith was featured on the SI Cover. He ended up winning the Super Bowl MVP as the Cowboys. - BUETBU91

4 Vince Young Vince Young Vincent Paul Young, Jr. is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for six seasons.

He was featured on the cover prior to leading Texas to a national championship over USC - BUETBU91

5 2016 Chicago Cubs

They were predicted to win the World Series in 2016 and they did so. - BUETBU91

6 Kyrie Irving Kyrie Irving Kyrie Andrew Irving is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association.

He was on the cover prior to leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to the NBA Title. - BUETBU91

7 2013 Seattle Seahawks
8 Andrew McCutchen Andrew McCutchen Andrew Stefan McCutchen, nicknamed "Cutch" is an American professional baseball center fielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball.

The same season he was on a cover, he won the NL MVP. - BUETBU91

9 Usain Bolt Usain Bolt Usain St. Leo Bolt is a Jamaican sprinter. Regarded as the fastest person ever timed, he is the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since fully automatic time measurements became mandatory in 1977. Along with his teammates, he also set the world record in the 4×100 metres ...read more.

Won three gold medals in the 100, 200, and 4x100 relay at the 2016 Olympics prior to being on the cover. - BUETBU91

10 Lamar Jackson

Won the Heisman Trophy in the same season. - BUETBU91

The Contenders

11 John Wooden's UCLA Bruin basketball teams

He was all but unbeatable for about 12 years, including an 88-game winning streak, and three undefeated seasons.

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