Sports Illustrated places Cubs on cover of weekly issue … Picks Cubs to Win the World Series
Tom Verducci predicts the Cubs will win it all and Sports Illustrated drew inspiration from the cover of the Sporting News from Oct. 24, 1908 for its weekly national cover.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 4, 2016
Sure this will not be received well from a majority of the fan base. From a historical standpoint, this is an excellent idea and execution from Sports Illustrated. Remember, there are no such things as jinxes or curses.