The Indians were one of the teams on a regional cover of the SI baseball preview issue this year, with the subtext "Why Cleveland? Why Not Cleveland? Why the Tribe will win its first series since 1948".
The issue reminded many fans of the 1987 cover featuring the Indians, who went on to finish last in the league with 101 losses.
Cover or no cover, no Cleveland team has won a championship since the Browns in 1964.
The Cavaliers are one win from going to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2007, when LeBron James and the Cavs were swept by the San Antonio Spurs.
Besides, if you believe in cover jinxes, the Cavs were already doomed.