Everyone usually desires to speak approximately the Drake curse, and for the appropriate cause. Drake is kinda (or plenty) annoying and has adopted each popular group and athlete like he’s this decade’s model of Kenny Chesney.
The curse is notorious enough that Todd Gurley won’t dare shop Drake’s quantity in his mobile for worry of karmic retribution. Even whilst it looks like it can be nearing its quit, we nonetheless can’t make certain until the Raptors — one in all Drake’s actual teams — ultimately positioned away from the Warriors in the NBA Finals in place of taking a past due timeout that kills their momentum.
But some other sports curse changed into just vanquished, and it becomes going on proper below our noses this complete time.
For most of 2019, it seemed like Patrick Mahomes had a Faustian good buy with the universe. Mahomes turned into a shot inside the arm to the NFL last season, captivating enthusiasts of all groups in his first yr as a starter. He becomes the league MVP and the closest we had to an online game character coming to life. He became just the 1/3 quarterback to ever throw 50 touchdowns in a season. He left us scrambling for one of a kind approaches to say “ridiculous.” He led the Chiefs to a sincere-to-god playoff win at Arrowhead Stadium.
The seize turned into that all of his groups were doomed to return up simply brief of a championship.
Until now, that is. After the St. Louis Blues defeated the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final, we can appropriately say the Patrick Mahomes Curse is not any extra.
For a while there, even though, it was looking dicey. Let’s take a quick look at Mahomes’ sports yr, as each an athlete and fan.
Chiefs vs. Patriots, AFC Championship Game
No one has to ever, ever don’t forget the Patriots real underdogs this millennium, however, the Chiefs were technically the fave within the AFC Championship Game this January. After all, Kansas City was the No. 1 seed within the conference, secured home-field benefit, and had the league MVP at quarterback.
But it turned into the Patriots who jumped out early, taking a 14-0 lead into halftime. The Chiefs kept fighting as the game seesawed backward and forward, and with minutes to move, Mahomes led a five-play, sixty eight-backyard force to position the house crew on top. On New England’s subsequent power, Tom Brady changed into picked off and it gave the impression of the sport changed into over and the Chiefs had been headed to the Super Bowl.
The Patriots retook the lead performs later. Though Mahomes threw lengthy completions to get the Chiefs in discipline intention variety and send the sport to beyond regular time, his day was completed. The Patriots received the coin toss, ran down the sector for the game-winning touchdown, and Mahomes in no way touched the ball again (because of the NFL’s OT rules suuuuuck).
Texas Tech vs. Virginia, NCAA men’s basketball countrywide championship
When Texas Tech made it’s first ever men’s basketball Final Four this spring, Mahomes changed into there to cheer on his alma mater. In the semifinals, he gave the Red Raiders a nearly aneurysm-inducing pregame pep talk and did no longer seem to dial down that depth at all throughout their game against Michigan State:
He had a the front-row view (no longer actually, but near sufficient) in the title sport and you couldn’t blame him if he felt a major wave of deja vu: Texas Tech rallied from being down double digits — two times. A (correct) name at the worst time for his group overshadowed the whole thing. The Red Raiders misplaced in time beyond regulation.
Oh, and Mahomes didn’t get to the touch the ball this time either, though that could’ve been cool.
Blues vs. Bruins, Stanley Cup Final
The Blues had a chance to win the Stanley Cup in Game 6 on their home ice, however the Bruins surpassed them their 2d-worst loss of the collection to force a Game 7.
Their worst loss of the series additionally came in St. Louis, while Mahomes turned into in attendance for Game 3. The Bruins piled on early, sending goalie Jordan Binnington — the big name of Game 7 — to the bench after he allowed 5 goals on 19 shots.
Mahomes nonetheless controlled to have a few fun, like excessive-fiving a especially preppy-searching Jon Hamm: