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Team Mexico Employs Voodoo Doll In Quest For Victory Against United States Soccer Team.

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MEXICO CITY (AP)—Mexican soccer fans are turning to voodoo to beat the United States, with help from an American electronics company.

The teams meet Feb. 11 in Columbus, Ohio, in the first game of the final round of regional qualifying for the 2010 World Cup. Mexico has not beaten the United States on American soil in 10 years.

An advertisement in the sports newspaper Record on Tuesday invited fans to clip coupons and redeem them at their local Radio Shack store for a voodoo-doll likeness of a U.S. player. The hope was that a little black magic might help Mexico break its decade of futility.

“Help end the losing streak so Mexico advances,” the ad read.

An illustration showed a pair of scissors slicing off the leg of a doll in a U.S. jersey that was bruised, crying out in pain, leaking stuffing and stuck with pushpins.

“We imagine a group of young people gathered around the TV supporting Mexico and applying punishments to our rivals so that the team can qualify,” Record said in a statement.

Daniel Paz, marketing manager for the newspaper, told The Associated Press the promotion was a lighthearted attempt to make next month’s rivalry game more enjoyable for fans.

“It’s a toy,” Paz said. “There’s no intention of being anything serious.”

I know two things when it comes to Sports Hexes.  First, you don’t ever telegraph your play. This thing could backfire, big time. Two, those dolls will be worth a pretty penny on ebay.

The game is two weeks away, in Columbus. Should be a hoot.

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Pseudo-Psychic Super Bowl Predictions!


Nina and I did some divination last night for Super Bowl XLII.  Four random card and board games, one for each quarter.  She was the Giants, I was the Pats.  This is what we got.  I am posting this at 9:24 am Eastern Standard.  The game is still 9 hours away.  We shall see how accurate it is when all is said and done.

First Quarter: The Patriots start solid and strong, but the Giants don’t fall apart.  We played Hello Kitty Uno, and I won.  She only had one card left when I went out.  New England 7, New York 3.

Second Quarter: The Giants’ ground attack keeps them in the game, and actually gives them the lead.  New England still looks good, but cannot get the big plays going.  Nina won Gin Rummy, as I got locked in to the Jack of Hearts for my win condition.  The Patriots will stick to a game plan that is not quite working.  Halftime score is New York 17, New England 14.

Third Quarter:  This time it was Spiderman Uno, and I went out with my original seven card hand.  The Giants are in big trouble coming out of the halftime break.  Beware Randy Moss in the third quarter.  New England 28, New York 17.

Fourth Quarter:  Parcheesi for the win!  It was a fabulous contest, with twists and turns and amazing runs of luck.  Great news for the big game. The Giants will do some exciting and memorable things, but in the end… Destiny Rules.  Final score: New England 42, New York 38.

(That is, if you can believe our method.)

Have a great party, everyone.  I’ll see you back here to talk about the commercials in the morning.


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