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The season is now five weeks old and the SFL might have itself a legit Championship contender. The Vancouver Legion defeated the Seattle Tyrants over the weekend and move to 5-0. They are the only undefeated team remaining in the SFL.
Some in the league are still not ready to believe just yet, but the Legion’s perfect start was enough to push them up to the “Top Spot” in the Power Rankings. We witnessed a blocked punt, an interception returned for a 100-yard touchdown, and an onside kick recovered by the kicking team. Stephen Hacker continues to score TD’s, (wait, what?), and more importantly, for the last 3 weeks the SFL’s Beat Writing Team, “Curse of First” struck again! If you’re a fan, there’s hardly a chance you haven’t heard of the “Curse of First.” The apparent and infamous jinx goes like this. The #1 ranked team in Power Rankings for the SFL is doomed to encounter something bad – poor luck, a decline in play, or even outright LOSE the next game. It’s superstition at its finest. Did the curse strike again on Jacksonville in New Orleans? Whether you genuinely fear your favorite team suffering at the hands of the “Curse of First” or find it all ridiculously silly, it hasn’t ever quite gone away. Will this week be the exception to the rule?
Just or not, if you need to vent about this inexplicable mystery of events, hit-up the SFL Beat Team’s hot-line at: [email protected] and let us all know, how you truly feel.