If I was a gambling man, I could have made some serious scratch betting on my analysis of the outcome of the World Series. Some of you may know about the legendary jinx associated with being on the cover of Sports Illustrated - read about it here. After the Astros won the series, there has been much hullabaloo about how Houston has forever ended the SI Cover Jinx, like here and here.
But these folks are completely missing the mark. They are basing their claims on this cover from 2014:
However, this is a faulty analysis. Yes, the Astros certainly overcame the 2014 Cover Jinx, but there was a much more damning cover for the Dodgers this year - this one: