I talked about it for the first time on this blog Wednesday. I decided that hey, this is a Northwestern sports blog, and our best sport is women's lacrosse - I probably should devote some focus to that squad as they make their run down the stretch, on their quest for a sixth straight national championship. So Saturday afternoon, I decided to debut the Women's Lacrosse Jinx Countup, which I planned on continually updating until the Wildcats lost a game. It looked like this:
You'll notice it's not here anymore. That's because our No. 1 Northwestern Wildcats - in their first live televised game on the Big Ten Network, in front of a crowd of like 1500 people - are going to be the No. 2 Northwestern Wildcats, because they lost 18-16 to the No. 2 North Carolina Tar Heels, who are going to go ahead and be the No. 1 North Carolina Tar Heels tomorrow. NU got roughed up on draw controls - which I'm sort of sure what they are - and after being tied at halftime, fell behind by 3 and simply couldn't rally back against UNC's Logan Ripley, who seemed to stop everything down the stretch.
So, point being, I'm never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever going to talk about women's lacrosse. I'm clearly a major jinx destined to bring failure and shame to the best team we have at Northwestern.
Then again, maybe it was the jinx-o-meter that did them in. I suppose the world will never know.