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 Curse of the Bambino - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Curse of the Bambino (1920 – 2004) was an urban myth or scapegoat cited as a reason for the failure of the Boston Red Sox baseball team to win the World Series for 86 years after they sold Babe Ruth, sometimes called The Bambino, to the New York Yankees.
The curse was "reversed" in 2004 as the Red Sox came back from an 0-3 hole to beat the Yankees in the 2004 American League Championship Series and then went on to beat the St.
A "Curse" Born of Hate, a skeptical history of the curse lore, written by Glenn Stout during the 2004 playoffs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Curse_of_the_Bambino   (2082 words)

  
 Curse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In a broader sense, 'curse' is a loose synonym for blasphemy or profanity (i.e.
Sometimes, the curse was allegedly laid with a purpose; the "Curse of the Pharaohs" is supposed to have haunted the archaeologists who excavated the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamen, whereby an imprecation was supposedly pronounced on anyone who violated its precincts by the ancient Egyptian priests.
Curses objects are generally supposed to have been stolen from their rightful owners or looted from a sanctuary.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Curse   (1530 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Cursing
In its popular acceptation cursing is often confounded, especially in the phrase "cursing and swearing", with the use of profane and insulting language; in canon law it sometimes signifies the ban of excommunication pronounced by the Church.
Curses which imply rebellion against Divine Providence, or denial of His goodness or other attributes, such as curses of the weather, the winds, the world, the Christian Faith, are not generally grievous sins, because the full content and implication of such expressions is seldom realized by those who use them.
To curse the devil is not of itself a sin; to curse the dead is not ordinarily a grievous sin, because no serious injury is done them, but to curse the saints or holy things, as the sacraments, is generally blasphemy, as their relation to God is generally perceived.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04573d.htm   (709 words)

  
 Urban Legends Reference Pages: History (The Curse of Tecumseh)
Randomness is disquieting; Indian curses are, in comparison, the lesser of the evils because they at least support the illusion that there is order in our universe.
No explanation is given for why the chief's curse would only affect one presidency in five, but one cannot, after all, expect the fanciful to cover everything.
As to what to make of the "curse," it's interesting to note that since 1840, only one President other than those supposedly felled by this ill-wishing has died in office: Zachary Taylor, who was elected in 1848 and died in 1850 of a stomach ailment.
www.snopes.com /history/american/curse.asp   (1024 words)

  
 knitty.com
Leah* was one of the myriad innocent victims of the Curse.
Some doubters appear to be victims of the Curse, but argue that other factors, such as immaturity, were the true reason for the collapse of their earlier relationships, not their knitted gifts.
Some knitters embrace this aspect of the Curse and are happy that their sweater incidents alerted them to the unsuitability of a potential partner.
www.knitty.com /ISSUEwinter02/FEATsweatercurse.html   (1428 words)

  
 ESPN.com: MLB Playoffs - The Curse of the Balboni
Curses are not that unusual in baseball, but you typically have to be a great player to place one.
The true Curse of the Balboni, simply stated, is this: since Balboni hit 36 home runs to lead the Royals to a World Championship, 100 different teams (through 1999) employed at least one player that hit 36 or more homers -- we'll call these players "Steves." Thirty-six of those 100 teams qualified for the postseason.
The Curse of the Bambino is nothing to be trifled with -- it's been a blight on New England for over 80 years -- but keeping all of Red Sox Nation in a state of constant depression takes work.
espn.go.com /mlb/playoffs2000/2000/1025/838203.html   (2548 words)

  
 curse
A curse is a prayer or invocation expressing a wish that harm, misfortune, injury, great evil, etc., be brought upon another person, place, thing, clan, nation, etc. People are also said to be cursed if harm comes to them regularly or in seeming disproportion to the rest of us.
Curses seem to have been a regular part of ancient cultures and may have been a way to frighten enemies and explain the apparent injustices of the world.
The curse is also a favorite theme of the mass media whenever something bad happens to one of the Fitzgerald/Kennedy (FK) clan.
skepdic.com /curse.html   (276 words)

  
 Curse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
These curses are an interesting twist on the genre that adds tension and excitement to the gameplay.
Curse's structure, controls and presentation are fairly similar to the Resident Evil series.
Curses' save system works well early with the smaller, more compact areas, but becomes somewhat annoying in the larger locations you'll encounter later on.
www.the-laser.com /curse.htm   (1359 words)

  
 Four Fat Chicks -- Curse: The Eye of Isis Review
The movement of the foggy green Curse is foreboding; the raising and death twitches of the inhabited mummy/zombies is "realistic;" and the barbecuing effect of your flame thrower is grimly satisfying.
Curse is one of those games where saving is done at a particular location or, in this case, a traveling location—in the form of your enigmatic associate, Abdul.
Terminal depletion of health and curse levels (as in losing) then takes you back to your last save (at least 15 are allowed), and a repeat of the steps to that bear confrontation.
fourfatchicks.com /Reviews/Curse_the_Eye_of_Isis/Curse.shtml   (1780 words)

  
 The Zero Year Presidential Curse - Might Tragedy Strike?
Harrison, the original object of the curse, reportedly died of pneumonia; Harding passed away following a bout of food poisoning; and Roosevelt succumbed to a stroke (though mystery surrounds claims that his medical records were missing).
Ridiculous though the notion of a presidential curse might seem--and some argue that the story is only a modern urban legend or hoax--the numbers suggest an extraordinary level of coincidence.
The curse began in 1840 with the election of the 9th president of the United States.
www.rense.com /general37/zuu.htm   (3698 words)

  
 ESPN.com - MLB/PLAYOFFS2004 - A 'Curse' born of hate
To be fair, local sportswriters occasionally floated the notion of a Red Sox-related curse, from Peter Gammons' 1981 reference to "the Fenway Park curse of the Yankees" and Dan Shaughnessy's 1986 mid-season mention of a "dueling curse" involving both California Boston, but the concept had no protagonist and little traction.
The "Curse" was cute, a clever, near perfect cure-all that made losing a badge of honor and every Sox fan a martyr on a crusade to right a wrong.
Broadcasters and sportswriters regularly credit the "Curse" for every misstep by the Boston front office and every miscue on the field, and the notion is now as common as a cliché.
sports.espn.go.com /mlb/playoffs2004/news/story?page=Curse041005   (6225 words)

  
 Breaking the Cubs' Curse
Bolstered by the strongest young pitching arms in baseball, the Chicago Cubs-- longtime symbols of diamond futility-- have mystifed the baseball establishment by staying in the tight race for the Central Division lead in the National League.
So they should be ready for the mystical that could free them of the curse that has kept them out of the World Series since 1945.
He arranged for the second generation Sianis and Cubs great, Ernie Banks, to join a robed group of chanting monastic monks in what was intended to be a curse-cleansing procession around the vine-covered interior walls of Wrigley Field.
www.hnn.us /articles/1674.html   (570 words)

  
 Bambino Curse | Sports History | Billy Goat Curse | Chicago Cubs Curse | Boston Red Sox | 2004 World Series   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Curse of the Bambino has led to more than 80 years of misery for Boston Red Sox fans.
The New York Rangers were spooked by a curse that kept the team without a Stanley Cup for 54 years.
Those ashes were believed to have triggered a curse which prevented the Rangers from ever winning the cup again.
www.kidzworld.com /site/p3922.htm   (526 words)

  
 Ancient Greek Curse Tablets
Most of these curses, inscribed on small sheets of lead that range in size between a business card and a playing card, had been edited in the early twentieth century, but their value for social history, gender history, and the history of sexuality had been pretty much ignored.
Magical rituals, incantations, curses, using the dead for divination--all the things that we tend to put under the heading "magical"--there's very little evidence that the Greeks of the classical period thought these things were illegal.
Athens cursed Alcibiades, the Benedict Arnold of his day, and there is a very interesting curse tablet from Athens that dates to the period of the Macedonian hegemony that seems to curse systematically important Macedonian generals, and the Macedonian governor of Athens and his staff.
fathom.lib.uchicago.edu /1/777777122300   (2299 words)

  
 Civilization.ca - Mysteries of Egypt - Tutankhamun's curse
To protect the deceased in the afterlife and to prevent robbers or political enemies from desecrating the burials, the tombs were hidden in out-of-the-way places and a curse was invoked against violators.
he belief in the mummy's curse was rekindled when Lord Carnarvon, patron of Howard Carter's archaeological excavations, died five months after the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb.
Now, cobras are rare in Egypt, and are seldom seen in winter; but in ancient times they were regarded as the symbol of royalty, and each Pharaoh wore the symbol upon his forehead, as though to signify his power to strike and sting his enemies.
www.civilization.ca /civil/egypt/egtut04e.html   (365 words)

  
 Curse (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net
Such curses are not the consequence of passion or revenge, they are predictions.
Cursing God or blaspheming was punishable by death (Lev.
Perhaps they simply mean that as nothing but death was expected, God would by this cursing at once interpose and destroy Job, and so put an end to his sufferings.
www.christiananswers.net /dictionary/curse.html   (137 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | UK | England | Cumbria | City is 'cursed' by ancient stone
Since the Cursing Stone was placed in Carlisle, the city has suffered floods, foot-and-mouth disease, job losses and a goal famine for the football team.
The 14-tonne granite artwork is carved with a 1,069-word 16th Century curse.
The stone, which stands between the castle and the museum, is inscribed with a curse first invoked by the Archbishop of Glasgow in 1525 against cross border families, known as the "reivers", who lived by stealing cattle, rape and pillage.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/england/cumbria/4311611.stm   (315 words)

  
 -=| Curseovdialect |=-   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Not content with recycling the same old beats and rhymes, Curse ov Dialect reach for the next level by reinterpreting sounds from all eras and arenas into unique sonic collages with a hyper edge and extreme bounce.
I find their message to be "all coast" as Curse ov Dialect does a good job of rising above the many socially constructed barriers that divide us.
Curse ov Dialect cram more ideas into one track than many artists muster in their entire careers...
www.curseovdialect.com /curse.php   (2001 words)

  
 Curse (Xbox)
This unique statue is protected by an evil curse that resides within it, that causes madness, or violent death, to all those who come in contact with it.
It is up to you to find and return the cursed statue to the pyramid that it should never have been taken from.
Curse is a blend of multiple gameplay elements that most of us have experienced in previous survival-horror titles.
games.teamxbox.com /xbox/318/Curse   (187 words)

  
 Cubs Curse, Proof the Chicago Cubs Curse still exists
The Cubs made the playoffs, but the Cubs Curse lived on as they lost to the Braves in the playoffs.
Steve Bartman kept the curse alive by grabbing the fly ball from Moises Alou and leading the Cubs to a loss.
The Cubs Curse exists because, Steve Bartman grabbed that fly ball in the left field bleachers.
cubscurse.knup.net   (370 words)

  
 The Curse of Tehcumseh
Popular legend has it that the curse was pronounced in 1836 when Tecumseh's brother, Tenskwatawa, the Prophet, was sitting for the painting shown.
Many of those recording and repeating the curse attribute it to Tehcumseh, an impossibility if it was pronounced in the 1830's.
He further cautioned that it could not be recorded, lest the curse fall on him who revealed it.
www.geocities.com /statechurch/tehcumseh.htm   (1708 words)

  
 The UnMuseum - The Curse of the Mummy
Howard Carter and the "Curse of the Mummy"
Of those, twenty-five of the group were people potentially exposed to the curse either because they were at the breaking of the sacred seals in the tomb, or at the opening of the sarcophagus, or at the opening of the coffins, or the unwrapping of the mummy.
Perhaps, the power of a curse is in the mind of the person who believes in it.
unmuseum.mus.pa.us /mummy.htm   (1506 words)

  
 Curse (1987)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Curse is definitely one of the most outright bizarre movies I've ever seen.
Yes, the mere thought of midget cannibals is amusing, but they make no more than seven minutes of screen time, and are only meant to create trashy and mysogynist woman-sacrificing scenes to Rafau (which, again, is completely outrageous, and creates only more sex).
Curse is best described as a cross between Massacre in Dinosaur Valley and a half-ass Big Trouble in Little China.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0265138   (992 words)

  
 Curse of the Felizes
Rancho Los Feliz was 8,000 acres of the prettiest and richest land in all California.
The curse dates from the day in 1863 that the reigning Feliz, Don Antonio, died of smallpox.
Folklore like the Curse of the Felizes isn't really history, Andrews said, but it isn't something that should be merely discarded, either.
english.glendale.cc.ca.us /curse.html   (1026 words)

  
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 King Tut: The Curse of the Mummy
New findings are showing that bacteria on the wall of the tomb might have been the cause of the curse.
Whether the mummy’s curse is fact or fiction, this story seems to interest people even today.
The myth of the curse has remained with King Tut and continues to make people question as to whether the curse was really unleashed.
www.kingtutone.com /tutankhamun/curse   (539 words)

  
 Curse of Digital Video
Despite the popularity of small-format DV and its technological advances, some still feel it is cursed by harsh, brassy images.
For professional shooters who are working with prosumer DV cameras more and more, it's a curse that poses a significant challenge.
With help from the correct filter, the curse of digital video can be overcome at last.
www.lafcpug.org /curseofdigital_feature.html   (2674 words)

  
 Chicago Cubs : Cubs Curse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
According to a Chicago legend William “Billy Goat” Sianis, a Chicago tavern owner and die-hard Chicago Cub fan, placed a curse on the team after his goat was not allowed into Wrigley Field for game 4 of the 1945 World Series.
The Cubs made the playoffs that year, but the Cubs Curse lived on as they lost to the Braves in the playoffs.
In 2003 the curse proved it was still alive during the National League Championship series when a Cubs fan grabbed a fly ball preventing Moses Alou from getting the out.
www.chicago-cubs-baseball.com /CubsCurse.php   (339 words)

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