After careful review thewadeblogs.com has discovered that the Simpson's might actually be the blame for the Yankees recent playoff bust. Watch out SI cover jinx and move over Madden Curse (which has recently gained moremomentum with Shaun Alexander going down - 7 yeras in row) athe wadeblogs.com has unearthed and even more chilling connection involving the Simpson's... one year your animated on the celluid and the next year you are devasted and full of void.
As fate would have it the Sunday before the playoff's were going to air on their network Fox re-aired an episode featuring the Big Unit doling out advice to Ned Flanders on his "Leftorium" skills and sure enough a week later Randy looked like a tool against the Tigers.
So we did some additional digging and we found a frighting pattern emergered even scarier than the Simpson's "Treehouse of Horror" shows sure to send a chill down any sports stars spines. Check out the scary connections as they come to light (note: in the midst of editing - bear with us)
1. Athlete: Randy Johnson
Episode: "Bart has Two Mommies"
Airs: Feb 2005 + (week before playoffs)
Synopsis: Sure Bart has two mommies in this episode one of which is zoo Gorilla but its the Bronx Zoo get effected
Jinx: Yankees get mauled by hungry Tiger team.
2. Athletes: Yao
Ming, LeBron James, Warren Sapp, Tom Brady, and Michelle Kwan
Episode: Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass
Airs: Feb 6 2005
Synopsis: Homer one-ups Bart at a carnival game and does an "in-your-face" victory dance, which is caught on video and uploaded to the Internet, catching the interest of a professional football player who needs somebody to design new end zone celebration dances for him. Soon, Homer is choreographing celebrations for Yao Ming, LeBron James, Warren Sapp, Tom Brady, and Michelle Kwan and ends up getting asked to choreograph that year's Super Bowl halftime show.
Jinx: Sure Tom Brady wins that night with his steely nerves but sure enough the next year his Patriots get bounced from the playoffs and Pittsburgh goes onto win. In 2006 Michelle Kwan is a no show at the Olympics (ankle injury) and Yao also suffers a broken foot. Warren is sapping the Raiders salary and while LeBron was money in the playoffs his team still gets .
3. Athlete: Oscar De La Hoya
Episode: Treehouse of Horror XIV
Air Date: Oct. 2002
Jinx: His following fight.. Oscar got it handed to him by sugar Shane Mosley. He lost the WBC Super Welterweight Title and WBA Light Middleweight Title in a UD in 12 rounds.
4. Athletes: Andre Agassi. Pete Sampras & the Williams sisters
Episode: "Tennis the Menance"
Air Date: Feb 11, 2001
Synopsis: Instead of buying a casket for his father, Homer uses the money to build a tennis court instead. Springfield wants to use the court for a tennis tournament, which all of the family members enter. But when teams are divided, the family gets competitive with each other, and they recruit professional tennis players to play in their places.
Jinx: 2002 opened with disappointment for Agassi, as injury forced him to skip the Australian Open, where he was a two-time defending champion. The last duel between Agassi and Sampras came in the final of the U.S. Open. The battle saw Sampras emerge victorious in four sets and left Sampras with a 20-14 edge in their 34 career meetings. The match proved to be the last of Sampras' career. He did not play in an event on the professional tour again and officially announced his retirement in 2003.
5. Athletes: Rosey Grier (Runs the chapel) Troy Aikman (Draws caricatures), Dan Marino (Throws passes outside the Super Bowl) Pat Summerall & John Madden (Announce the Super Bowl.)
air Date: seaosn 10 1998-99
Jinx: Madden & sUmmerall put on hold for Monday Night Football for Dennis Miller. In 2000, Miller beat out Rush Limbaugh (among others) for a job as color commentator on ABC's Monday Night Football.  Though many were initially skeptical about his qualifications, he demonstrated a surprisingly thorough knowledge of the game. His esoteric references to the likes of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Seward's Folly got mixed reviews among football fans, however. Marino set to retire after a last playoff push and won the first round In the next round, also on the road, Marino and the Dolphins were demolished in a 62-7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. It was an ignominious end to a spectacular career. On December 10, 2000, Washington Redskins linebacker Lavar Arrington sacked Aikman with such force that his head literally bounced off the turf leaving a dent in his helmet; it was his tenth concussion, and the one that would end his career. The Cowboys finished the season 5-11. Rosie's curse is of course that other Simpson.
6. Athlete: Mark McGwire
Episode: Treehouse of Horror XIV
Air Date: Feb 4, 1999 - 2000
Synopsis: Does the dirty work for Major League Basebal
7. Athletes: Joe Namath
Airdate: 1998 - 1999
Synopis : Namath Gives Bart advice on football - and vapor lock.Jinx: The following year he coached MTV's rock and Jock II pulling for the losing team. Oggling hotties on the sideline it is no wonder that 5 years later he'd be kissing suzie cobler.
8. Athlete: Mike tyson
Synopsis: Drederick Tatum, also known as Mr. Armageddon, is a professional boxer voiced by Hank Azaria. He has appeared in several episodes, most notably when Homer became a boxer. Tatum is a parody of Mike Tyson in several ways, including his physical appearance, criminal record and soft-spoken lispy voice, though seems to be more intellectual than is let on by his first appearance. Unlike Mike Tyson however, Drederick Tatum had served time for pushing his mother down the stairs. Therefore is is more likely that his name, may be based on that of former welterweight Meldrick Taylor. Tatum's manager Lucius Sweet physically resembles Don King and was once voiced by Paul Winfield, who portrayed King in the HBO movie Tyson.
9. Athlete: Tom Kite
Air Date: Feb 4, 1996
Synopsis: The Simpson family mingle with social highbrows when a chance encounter between Marge and an old classmate yields an invitation to the Springfield Country Club. Tom Kite guest stars.
Jinx: While Marge was running around in a pink suit... Kite followed suit as his face has to be pink with embarassment. Kite who was the first player to failed to win a tournament in all of 1996 and acrually had his worst year to that date losing.
10. Athletes: Wade Boggs, Jose Canseco, Roger
Clemens, Ken Griffey
Jr. , Don
Mattingly , Steve Sax , Mike Scioscia, Ozzie Smith
, and Darryl Strawberry
Synopsis: The owner of the Shelbyville NPP is back to make a wager with Burns. All are chosen as ringers for Burns' softball team, but only Strawberry plays.
Jinx: The following year marks the start of Darryl as a Dodger as well the start of Darryl dodging the law. In 1991 he was accused there of domestic violence by his wife, and, in a widely publicized incident, he suggested that he wanted Los Angeles to burn in hell. Also the straw's begins to suck as player... After hitting 28 home runs and bringing in 99 runs batted in his first year in LA, his offensive numbers also suffered, and he hit only 10 home runs for the next two years.
If you are wondering there are no sports stars slated for this season's episodes as of yet.. (click here for an episdoe list) but there bound to be one this FALL and a subsequent fall