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Tuesday, 8 January 2019

College football fans fume at the 'Drake curse'


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Did a 'Drake curse' cost Alabama a college football national championship? That's what some American sports fans seem to think after Clemson defeated the no.1 ranked Crimson Tide for the title.

Trevor Lawrence passed for 347 yards and three touchdowns and the second-ranked Tigers beat Alabama 44-16.

And after the game, many blamed US rapper Drake for jinxing Alabama by wearing a team hoodie in the lead-up to the game.

https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/1080676076181950464?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Drake, like many hip hop stars, take a great interest in American sports like football and basketball. But Drake has a well-known tendency to be a super fanboy of different (and often rival) sports teams or sporting identities when they're at their peak, only to drop them when they become yesterday's news.

Some sports fans have noticed that these sports heroes tend to be negatively affected whenever Drake is seen in their corner too - hence, the 'Drake Curse'.

And when Alabama went down to Clemson, the fans couldn't help but bring it up again.

https://twitter.com/Si6htsOnSixx/status/1082483228106244096?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfwhttps://twitter.com/Deestroying/status/1082491323616088065?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfwhttps://twitter.com/B_Quatro4/status/1082491372224024576?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfwhttps://twitter.com/XLNB/status/1082484020263378947?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfwhttps://twitter.com/Pjjwatt/status/1082490382506737664?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfwhttps://twitter.com/livinglegend_44/status/1082487790703542272?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfwhttps://twitter.com/andrewgrutt/status/1082490408658264064?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfwhttps://twitter.com/ComplexSports/status/1082498313394495489?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfwhttps://twitter.com/MGolicJR57/status/1082494006028849152?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfwhttps://twitter.com/DeAndreHopkins/status/1082525556808118273?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfwhttps://twitter.com/CFBONFOX/status/1082496454860525568?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Even Clemson, though initially upset by Drake not supporting the Tigers, were eventually swayed by their supporters not to encourage the rapper to wear Clemson gear.

https://twitter.com/ClemsonFB/status/1082492138435137537?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney kissed the championship trophy and proclaimed this team the greatest of all time. He’s got a case.

With stunning ease — and a freshman quarterback — Clemson toppled college football’s greatest dynasty again to become the first perfect playoff champion.

In the fourth consecutive playoff meeting between the Tigers and Tide, Clemson evened the series and beat ’Bama for the national championship for the second time in three years. Clemson is the first college football team to finish 15-0 since the 1800s, and the first team since the playoff started five seasons ago to get through a season unscathed.

“I mean, our guys had the eye of the tiger, but I’m so proud, and then for our seniors to be able to go out 15-0 and truly be the best ever — there was a lot of talk about best ever all year long,” Swinney said, talking about Alabama.

Swinney celebrates winning

“We were never in that conversation. But tonight, there’s no doubt. First 15-0 team, to beat Notre Dame and to beat Alabama to do it, this team won 13 games by 20 points or more and led by an unbelievable group of seniors, amazing group. I’m just thankful to be a part of it.”

Alabama coach Nick Saban and the Tide (14-1) were looking for a sixth national championship in 10 years, trying to add to an already unprecedented run in the sport. Instead, Clemson crushed Alabama, becoming the first opponent to beat the Tide by more than 14 points since Saban became coach in 2007.

“We’re 15-0, we beat the best team ever, nobody’s taking that away from us,” Clemson All-American defensive tackle Christian Wilkins said.

- with AP

Did a 'Drake curse' cost Alabama a college football national championship? That's what some American sports fans seem to think after Clemson defeated the no.1 ranked Crimson Tide for the title.

Trevor Lawrence passed for 347 yards and three touchdowns and the second-ranked Tigers beat Alabama 44-16.

And after the game, many blamed US rapper Drake for jinxing Alabama by wearing a team hoodie in the lead-up to the game.

https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/1080676076181950464?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Drake, like many hip hop stars, take a great interest in American sports like football and basketball. But Drake has a well-known tendency to be a super fanboy of different (and often rival) sports teams or sporting identities when they're at their peak, only to drop them when they become yesterday's news.

Some sports fans have noticed that these sports heroes tend to be negatively affected whenever Drake is seen in their corner too - hence, the 'Drake Curse'.

And when Alabama went down to Clemson, the fans couldn't help but bring it up again.

https://twitter.com/Si6htsOnSixx/status/1082483228106244096?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfwhttps://twitter.com/Deestroying/status/1082491323616088065?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfwhttps://twitter.com/B_Quatro4/status/1082491372224024576?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfwhttps://twitter.com/XLNB/status/1082484020263378947?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfwhttps://twitter.com/Pjjwatt/status/1082490382506737664?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfwhttps://twitter.com/livinglegend_44/status/1082487790703542272?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfwhttps://twitter.com/andrewgrutt/status/1082490408658264064?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfwhttps://twitter.com/ComplexSports/status/1082498313394495489?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfwhttps://twitter.com/MGolicJR57/status/1082494006028849152?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfwhttps://twitter.com/DeAndreHopkins/status/1082525556808118273?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfwhttps://twitter.com/CFBONFOX/status/1082496454860525568?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Even Clemson, though initially upset by Drake not supporting the Tigers, were eventually swayed by their supporters not to encourage the rapper to wear Clemson gear.

https://twitter.com/ClemsonFB/status/1082492138435137537?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney kissed the championship trophy and proclaimed this team the greatest of all time. He’s got a case.

With stunning ease — and a freshman quarterback — Clemson toppled college football’s greatest dynasty again to become the first perfect playoff champion.

In the fourth consecutive playoff meeting between the Tigers and Tide, Clemson evened the series and beat ’Bama for the national championship for the second time in three years. Clemson is the first college football team to finish 15-0 since the 1800s, and the first team since the playoff started five seasons ago to get through a season unscathed.

“I mean, our guys had the eye of the tiger, but I’m so proud, and then for our seniors to be able to go out 15-0 and truly be the best ever — there was a lot of talk about best ever all year long,” Swinney said, talking about Alabama.

Swinney celebrates winning

“We were never in that conversation. But tonight, there’s no doubt. First 15-0 team, to beat Notre Dame and to beat Alabama to do it, this team won 13 games by 20 points or more and led by an unbelievable group of seniors, amazing group. I’m just thankful to be a part of it.”

Alabama coach Nick Saban and the Tide (14-1) were looking for a sixth national championship in 10 years, trying to add to an already unprecedented run in the sport. Instead, Clemson crushed Alabama, becoming the first opponent to beat the Tide by more than 14 points since Saban became coach in 2007.

“We’re 15-0, we beat the best team ever, nobody’s taking that away from us,” Clemson All-American defensive tackle Christian Wilkins said.

- with AP

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