Bostons New Curse?

In 2004 the Boston Red Soxs were down 3-0 in the American League Championship Series to the New York Yankees. The Soxs trailed 4-3 in the 9th inning before forcing extra innings and eventually winning the game. Boston went on to win the next three games and become the first team in baseball and only the fourth team in the four major sports to come back from down three games in the best of seven series. The Red Soxs went on to win the '04 World Series.

So, you ask, what does this have to do with a possible curse? Let me explain.

Two weeks ago the Philadelphia Flyers were down 3-0 in their series to the Boston Bruins. In game four, on the brink of elimination, the Flyers forced overtime and won the game. The Flyers won the next three, becoming only the fifth team to come back from 3-0. Philadelphia is now in the Stanley Cup Finals.

On Monday night, the Orlando Magic were on the verge of being swept by no team other than the Boston Celtics. In this game four the Magic forced overtime and won the game!

Do you see the similarities?! The signs are pointing to the Magic to pull this off! Down 0-3, game four goes into overtime, and the team that avoids the sweep wins the series. If the Magic win they would be the first team to do so in the NBA. Don't get me wrong, I don't dislike the Celtics by any means, but I hope to see some more Magic in this series and the playoffs if just for the sake of history and ironic stories. The city of Boston could be paying their dues for their improbable comeback against the Yankees in 2004.

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