"There is always a philosophy for lack of courage."—Albert Camus

Sunday, February 05, 2006

The Campbell Soup Curse

Athletes need to stay away from Campbell Soup. I offer you the record:

Figure Skater Nancy Kerrigan carries the Campbell Soup banner. She is assaulted by a lackey of Tonya Harding and gets ripped off for the gold medal at the Olympics.

Reggie White of the Green Bay Packers stars in the first "Me and My Mom" commercials for Campbell's. He becomes embroiled in controversy over remarks given to the Wisconsin legislature, loses the soup deals, and dies young.

Donovan McNabb of the Philadelphia Eagles replaces White in the "Me and My Mom" series. He has a terrible performance in the Super Bowl, gets cancer in the form of Terrell Owens, and ends up on the sidelines with injuries.

I've heard Jerome Bettis was shooting one with his mom in Detroit . . .

5 comments:

connie deady said...

The Campbell's Soup curse is only superseded by the Sports Illustrated cover curse.

I'm an Eagles fan.

Hunter Baker said...

Connie, someone else pointed out to me that Terrell Davis did some business with Campbell soup and we know what happened to him. Career cut short by several years.

Bettis may have thought it was safe since he was retiring, but that didn't help Reggie White.

Is Campbell Soup operated by witches?

tbmbuzz said...

Michael Jordan appeared on the SI cover 46 times and he did OK!

Kathy Hutchins said...

Is Campbell Soup operated by witches?

Yes. Now the truth can be told. Tomatoes Are Evil. Scroll down for specific references to Campbell's Condensed Tomato Soup.

Hunter Baker said...

His dad was murdered, Buzz. Not that I'm superstitious.