Ted Cruz Curse Strikes Again: Another Team Falls Victim

Social Media Impact on Sports Outcomes: Cruz's Recent Support

by Zain ul Abedin
Ted Cruz Curse Strikes Again: Another Team Falls Victim
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Ted Cruz's unfortunate streak of bringing bad luck to sports teams he supports continues to make headlines, as yet another team falls victim to what some are calling the "Ted Cruz Curse." In recent months, Cruz's presence at sporting events has been marked by disappointing losses for the teams he cheers on.

The Dallas Cowboys bore the brunt of his jinx this weekend, even though Cruz did not attend the game in person. The curse began with the Houston Astros, who experienced a heartbreaking defeat in every game Cruz attended during their postseason run.

This included the devastating loss in Game 7 of the World Series. The Texas Longhorns also fell victim to Cruz's jinx when they lost the College Football Playoff semifinal game to the Washington Huskies, a game he was present at.

Cruz's Social Media Jinx

Despite not being physically present at the Cowboys vs. Packers playoff game, Cruz voiced his support for the Cowboys on social media before the match. On X, the social media platform (formerly known as Twitter), Cruz posted, "Let’s go [Dallas Cowboys]," accompanied by the hashtag "#SeizeEverything." Given the Cowboys' status as heavy favorites and their impressive 16-game home winning streak, Cruz's support seemed like a safe bet.

However, as fate would have it, the Cowboys suffered a stunning defeat, losing to the Green Bay Packers with a final score of 48-32.

The game's outcome was even more lopsided than the score suggests, leaving fans and pundits alike to wonder if Cruz's support had indeed brought a dose of misfortune to the Cowboys. Interestingly, Cruz also threw his support behind the Houston Texans before their dominant victory over the Cleveland Browns.

It seems that his curse may not extend to all teams, offering a glimmer of hope for fans of the Lone Star State. As the Ted Cruz Curse continues to make waves in the world of sports, teams and fans may think twice before welcoming the senator's support in future games.

The question remains: is it just a coincidence, or does Ted Cruz possess an uncanny ability to bring about disappointment on the sports field? Only time will tell.