Saturday, November 17, 2007

Hugest Jinx?

I'd like to see a new reality program/game show by that name.

We've already had "The Biggest Loser" and "The Weakest Link". Why not a show where people who think they are "jinxes" compete to see who is the biggest jinx?

I'm assuming everyone knows what a "jinx" is. We've all known people who seem to be a "jinx", right? You know- whatever they do in this world turns from gold to crap. Why not let these people have a moment of glory?

First, you'd have to be nominated by someone else. A family member, friend, or co-worker who has witnessed "the jinx" in action.

Then have them select a rooting interest out of a group of sports teams vying in playoffs, and see who cannot seem to pick a winner.

For instance, start with 8 people, and have each one select a team to root for in each round of the MLB playoffs. This has nothing to do with who they THINK will win. This has everything to do with who they WANT to win.

I guarantee some poor schlub of those 8 would have rooted for, in this years playoffs: Philly over Colorado, Cubs over Diamondbacks, Yankees over Indians, and Angels over Red Sox. Then in the second round would have rooted for the Indians over the Red Sox and the Diamondbacks over the Rockies. Then in the World Series would have rooted for the Rockies over the Red Sox.

Whoever has the worst "rooting" record is crowned "the hugest jinx" in sports.

You could do it with the NFL Playoffs, the BCS bowl games, the NCAA hoops tourney, etc. It might be even better programming for these sports, because they're all "one and done" formats. Filming these people gripping each time their team starts to lose would be awesome TV.

Should I pitch the networks on this one?


  1. Could we nominate the entire city of Cleveland for the first season? :)

  2. Barb!

    Yeah, I hear ya on that. But there must be some other saps out there that can't even root a team out of the first round.

  3. Sounds like the way some people fund their retirement investments.

  4. Rick!

    LOL...wait a minute...on second thought, I wonder if there really is a correlation.