Sports Guy and Clippers Jinx Combine to Sideline Blake Griffin

The following excerpt appeared in Bill Simmons’ most recent NBA preview column, which was posted on October 23rd:

Griffin is the luckiest blue-chipper since them: not only does he play for a potential playoff team, but he doesn’t have to fight with someone for minutes or carry the scoring load. He just has to worry about running the floor, rebounding and finishing. A cushy situation, to say the least. For once, it appears as if becoming a Clipper was the BEST thing that could have happened to someone.

(Note: Please don’t e-mail this paragraph to me in three weeks if Blake is rolling around on the floor holding his right ankle. Thank you.)

Unfortunately for Blake Griffin, Clippers fans, and basketball fans in general, the following headline appeared on this morning: “Clippers’ Griffin has broken kneecap, out weeks.

Well that sucks.

If you’re a Clippers fan, looks like it’s time to start emailing or tweeting Simmons.


As a Hoosier fan, the Clippers have become one of the NBA teams I follow due to Eric Gordon. I was very excited about the potential for the Clips to be a much improved team this year with the dynamic Griffin running the floor and providing a uniquely big and athletic presence on both ends.

Now it looks like we will have to wait (most likely six weeks). And it’s all Bill Simmons’ fault.

Sure, Simmons said his “ankle,” and said “three weeks,” but still. Perhaps the recent catastrophe at his D.C. book signing was karmic payback for jinxing Blake Griffin and making Clippers fans feel worse than they already do.

Probably not. Griffin is, after all, a Clipper…which makes him infinitely more prone to jinxes and freakish injury than anyone other than a Madden cover boy. I hope Eric Gordon is plotting his exit as quickly as humanly possible, if he can get out alive.

Still, the proximity of Simmons’ article and Griffin’s injury make such a connection obvious. I’m just glad Simmons isn’t a college basketball fan so he can’t talk about how Christian Watford and Maurice Creek are in great, “cushy” situations at Indiana, and then…

Well you know the rest.

Get well soon Blake. Few rookies promise the excitement and immediate impact of a guy like Blake Griffin. He was averaging 13.7 points and 8.1 rebounds per game in the preseason after averaging 22.7 points and 14.4 rebounds per game last year in college.

Let’s just hope it’s not something that lingers. Like franchise-wide jinxes and offhand jokes about injuries in Sports Guy columns…


* – Blake Griffin photo credit: Newscom via

About Jerod Morris

I love words. I write for Copyblogger and founded MSF, The Assembly Call, & Primility. I practice yoga, eat well, & strive for balance. I love life. Namaste. Say hi on Twitter, Facebook, & G+.


  1. Lu Galasso says:

    And it happened the day his book came out. It's obviously, OBVIOUSLY his fault.

  2. I was at the ESPN Zone last night and what happened last night was ENTIRELY the fault of Simmons' publisher. Bill had told them for weeks they needed to seriously increase the amount of books they were planning to provide and they just didn't listen.

    Simmons felt horrible for the people who stood for hours in line, some of them in the rain.

    The publisher f***ed up, big-time.

  3. Dick Choke says:

    The Clippers are cursed & jinxed and have been since they were in San Diego, what Simmons did was give a truth-with-no-mercy prediction and sure enough it came true. When Walton came to the Clippers the same thing happened except it was his foot. Of course it didn't get better until he was on the Celtics championship team in '86.

  4. Eric Gordon was awesome at Indiana. Got to see him play my Spartans and he was a man among boys. His range is unlimited and his strength going inside is amazing. Truly a pro body with big time skills.

  5. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wished to mention that I’ve truly loved surfing around your blog posts. After all I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I am hoping you write once more soon!

  6. I was recommended this web site through my cousin. I am now not certain whether this put up is written via him as no one else know such special
    approximately my problem. You are wonderful! Thanks!

  7. Hello there, You’ve done a fantastic job. I’ll certainly digg it and
    personally recommend to my friends. I’m sure they’ll be benefited from this site.

  8. Hello There. I discovered your weblog the use of msn. This is a
    very well written article. I will be sure to bookmark it and return to read extra of your helpful info.
    Thank you for the post. I’ll certainly comeback.

  9. I like this web blog very much, Its a real nice situation to read and incur

  10. Hello to every body, it’s my first pay a visit
    of this weblog; this webpage carries remarkable and in fact excellent data for visitors.

  11. Just desire to say your article is as astonishing.
    The clarity in your post is just cool and i could
    assume you’re an expert on this subject. Fine with your permission let me to grab your feed to keep updated with forthcoming post.
    Thanks a million and please carry on the rewarding work.

  12. Hey! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you
    if that would be okay. I’m undoubtedly enjoying your blog and look forward to new updates.

  13. I truly love your website.. Very nice colors & theme.
    Did you build this amazing site yourself? Please reply back as
    I’m looking to create my very own blog and would like to know where you got this from or just what the theme is named.
    Many thanks!

  14. I always emailed this web site post page to all my contacts, because if like to read it next my contacts will too.

  15. I also believe that mesothelioma is a extraordinary form of cancers that is typically found in people previously subjected to asbestos. Cancerous cellular material form from the mesothelium, which is a shielding lining that covers most of the body’s bodily organs. These cells generally form inside the lining from the lungs, tummy, or the sac that really encircles the heart. Thanks for giving your ideas.

  16. It’s difficult to find experienced people in this particular subject, however, you sound like
    you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

  17. Good day! This is my first visit to your blog!
    We are a group of volunteers and starting a new project in a community in the same niche.
    Your blog provided us beneficial information to work on. You have done a wonderful

  18. Hey! I’m at work surfing around your blog from my new iphone 4!
    Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward to all your posts!

    Keep up the excellent work!

  19. I really like what you guys tend to be up too. Such clever work and coverage!
    Keep up the very good works guys I’ve you guys to

  20. Every weekend i used to go to see this web page, as i wish for enjoyment, since
    this this site conations in fact good funny stuff too.

  21. Hello, Neat post. There is a problem together with
    your website in internet explorer, could check this?
    IE nonetheless is the market leader and a large part of folks will omit your
    fantastic writing because of this problem.

  22. Pretty nice post. I simply stumbled upon your blog and wished
    to say that I have really loved surfing around your weblog posts.
    In any case I will be subscribing to your feed and I
    am hoping you write once more very soon!

  23. Thanks for finally talking about >Blake Griffin Injury Update, Status: Broken Kneecap, Out 6 Weeks | Bill Simmons Jinx <Liked it!

  24. My brother suggested I would possibly like this web site.
    He used to be entirely right. This publish truly made my day.

    You cann’t consider just how so much time I had spent for
    this info! Thanks!

  25. Great post, I conceive blog owners should learn a lot from this blog its rattling user genial. So much fantastic information on here :D.

  26. Wow, this paragraph is fastidious, my younger sister is analyzing these kinds of things, therefore I am going to tell her.

  27. How do you transfer your bookmarks and RSS passes from Opera to a portable edition of Opera?

  28. hey there and thank you for your information – I have certainly picked up anything new from right here.

    I did however expertise a few technical issues using this
    website, as I experienced to reload the site lots of times
    previous to I could get it to load correctly.
    I had been wondering if your web hosting is OK?

    Not that I am complaining, but slow loading instances times will often affect your placement
    in google and can damage your high quality score if advertising and marketing with Adwords.
    Anyway I am adding this RSS to my email and could look out for much more of your respective intriguing content.
    Make sure you update this again soon.

  29. What is internet blogging and what is the best blog page website?

  30. Its like you read my thoughts! You appear to
    grasp a lot about this, such as you wrote the e-book in it
    or something. I believe that you simply can do with some p.c.

    to power the message house a little bit, however instead
    of that, this is great blog. A great read.
    I’ll definitely be back.

  31. How do you obtain menus and modules to change language while using the Joom! Fish Joomla extension?

  32. I truly appreciate this post. I’ve been looking everywhere for this! Thank goodness I found it on Bing. You have made my day! Thank you again

  33. Thanks for another fantastic article. The place else may just anyone get that
    kind of info in such an ideal way of writing? I have a presentation subsequent week, and
    I am on the look for such info.

  34. I wanted to thank you for this very good read!!
    I absolutely enjoyed every bit of it. I’ve got you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post…

  35. Hello, I read your blogs on a regular basis. Your story-telling style
    is awesome, keep it up!

  36. Valuable information. Lucky me I discovered your site by accident, and I’m stunned why this twist of fate didn’t took place in advance! I bookmarked it.

  37. For the reason that the admin of this site is working, no
    question very rapidly it will be well-known, due
    to its quality contents.

  38. Just wish to say your article is as astonishing.
    The clearness in your post is just excellent and i can assume you’re an expert
    on this subject. Fine with your permission allow me to grab your feed to keep updated with forthcoming
    post. Thanks a million and please keep up the rewarding

  39. Howdy are using WordPress for your blog platform? I’m new to the blog world
    but I’m trying to get started and set up my own. Do you need any html coding knowledge to make your own blog?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  40. Great website. Lots of useful info here. I’m sending it to a few friends ans also sharing in delicious. And obviously, thanks for your effort!

  41. Interesting blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere?
    A design like yours with a few simple adjustements would really make my
    blog shine. Please let me know where you got your design. With thanks

  42. What i don’t realize is in fact how you’re now not actually a
    lot more well-liked than you may be now. You’re so intelligent.
    You realize thus considerably in relation to this subject,
    produced me in my view consider it from numerous various angles.
    Its like men and women don’t seem to be interested until it is one thing to do with Lady gaga!
    Your personal stuffs excellent. At all times care for it up!

  43. I am now not sure where you are getting your info, however great
    topic. I must spend a while learning more or working out more.
    Thank you for magnificent information I was in search of this info for my mission.

  44. Con más de 20 años en el sector, mainsat dedica toda su experiencia profesional a la asistencia técnica post-venta de calentadores eléctricos y de gas, calderas de gas y de gasóleo para producción de calefacción y ACS y paneles solares, así como a la comercialización de los recambios para las citadas marcas. Precio rebajado 22 hasta el día 15, en todo tipo de reparaciones e instalaciones. Empresa especializada en reparación y mantenimiento de sistemas de calefacción y agua caliente sanitaria en la provincia de León, servicio técnico oficial de las principales marcas del sector.

  45. where is the greatest site to complete a blog page, blog suggestions be pleased. thanks for help. sam i tried get the blog yet seems no thread, take a look.

  46. This design is spectacular! You definitely know how to keep a reader entertained. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Wonderful job. I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!

  47. A lot of of the things you assert happens to be supprisingly appropriate and that makes me wonder the reason why I hadn’t looked at this in this light before. Your article truly did turn the light on for me as far as this particular subject goes. However there is actually one particular position I am not necessarily too comfortable with and while I try to reconcile that with the actual main idea of your issue, let me see just what all the rest of the visitors have to point out.Nicely done.

  48. Thank you for finally writing about >Blake Griffin Injury Update, Status:
    Broken Kneecap, Out 6 Weeks | Bill Simmons Jinx <Liked it!

  49. I have been getting problems with my septic leach field size tank lately and it is genuinely regarding me.I am going to try to use these tips and see if there is any improvement.

  50. Where am i able to find free of charge images?. Which images are often considered free?. When is it ok to insert an image from a website?.

  51. 8LISnk we came across a cool internet site which you may possibly love. Take a look if you want

  52. How can I get fresh free designs for blogspot, without using Webfetti?

  53. What is the easiest way to make cash off of my blog posts?

  54. Very descriptive article, I enjoyed that bit.
    Will there be a part 2?


  1. […] Sports Guy and Clippers Jinx Combine to Sideline Blake Griffin (MWSF) […]

  2. […] Griffin. When’s the last time they could say that about anyone in a Clippers uniform?"Midwest Sports Fans: "As a Hoosier fan, the Clippers have become one of the NBA teams I follow due to Eric […]

Speak Your Mind