Scariest Sports Curses

It took the Boston Red Sox 86 years to break Curse of the Bambino.
The Curse of the Bambino

In 2004, the Boston Red Sox finally broken the Curse of the Bambino and they did it again in 2007. Check out some of these other spooky sports curses.

Sports Curses - The Bambino

The Curse of the Bambino has led to more than 80 years of misery for Boston Red Sox fans. It all started when the Red Sox traded Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees in 1920. At the time, Babe Ruth, also known as the Bambino was one of baseball's greatest hitters and had helped the Red Sox win a World Series in 1918. But in 1920, Harry Frazee, the owner of the Sox, needed some money to pay for his girlfriend's Broadway musical, so he traded Ruth to the New York Yankees for $125,000 and the Curse of the Bambino was born. Since then, the Yankees have won 26 World Series titles, and the Red Sox have suffered through years of disappointment. But in 2004, the Red Sox got some revenge of their own with their amazing come-from-behind victory in the American League Championships Series against you guessed it, the Yankees. The Red Sox went on to win the World Series and the curse of the Bambino was finally dead. They became World Series champions again in 2007.

Sports Curses - The Billy Goat

In 1945, William "Billy Goat" Sianis tried to bring his pet goat, Murphy, with him into Wrigley Field for Game Four of the World Series. Ushers at the game said the goat was too smelly and told Sianis he had to leave. To retaliate, Sianis cast a "goat curse" on the Chicago Cubs by saying, "Cubs, they not gonna win anymore". The Cubs lost the 1945 World Series to the Detroit Tigers and haven't made it to a World Series since. The "goat curse" still seems to be alive. How else can you explain the Cubs blowing a three-run lead in Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series against the Florida Marlins?

Sports Curses - New York Rangers

The New York Rangers were spooked by a curse that kept the team without a Stanley Cup for 54 years. In 1940, the Rangers won their third Stanley Cup. After that season of triumph, the Rangers finished paying off their mortgage at Madison Square Garden and celebrated by burning the mortgage papers in the Stanley Cup. Those ashes were believed to have triggered a curse which prevented the Rangers from ever winning the cup again. The hex lived on for 54 years, until the Rangers finally won their fourth cup in 1994.

Sports Curses - The John Madden

It appears that players receive a hex if they appear on the cover of the Madden Football video games. The last four players who have appeared on the cover of the game have suffered serious injuries or a poor season. Michael Vick appeared on the cover of Madden NFL 2004 and missed the first half of the season with a leg injury. In 2003, Marshall Faulk appeared on the cover of the game, a year after becoming the first player to gain 2004 yards in four straight seasons. The next season he injured his ankle and started in just 10 games. After Daunte Culpepper appeared on the game's cover in 2002, he suffered a knee injury and threw a league-high 23 interceptions. Coincidence? We think not.

Related Stories:

  • Sport' Scariest Athletes
  • Halloween Sports Masks
  • Fever Pitch Movie Review
  • More Amazing Sports Facts
  • readers voted!


    there are 0 comments

    Please login or register to add comments

    like this article?
    Sign up now to get more just like it!

    latest videos


    Were the Boston Red Sox Cursed?

    • Yes - the Bambino put a hex on the Sox.
    • No - they've just had a lot of bad luck.
    • No - they just really suck.
    • Who are the Red Sox?

    related stories

    Sports in the forums

    Houston Dynamo
    reply about 2 hours
    Messi's better naturally but Ronaldo has been trained so I say Messi
    reply about 2 hours
    As u can tell from my profile pic Arsenal
    reply about 2 hours
    My position is RM and I hav 2 sit quite deep but my starting position is quite high the I move back. The highest I go is about the middle of the pitch :p :p :p
    reply about 2 hours
    arthi posted in Dance:
    I have never learnt it but I like it :D
    reply about 12 hours

    play online games


    Goodgame Empire is a great strategy title by Goodgame Studios. Build your own ca...


    Your dragon must return to guard the treasure! Help it gather lost coins and avo...


    Shoot blobs with different properties to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be r...


    Candy's got her candies into a terrible mess, can you help her to sort them out?


    A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...


    Bloons 2 is here! A worthy and awesome sequel at last to our original Bloons gam...


    Explore the world or hang out with friends in your own condo. Get a unique look,...


    Join the pet-pampering party with your own customized critter!