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The LA Kings are Fighting Back Against The Curse of Taylor Swift

Along with Dock Ellis pitching a no-hitter on acid and Joe Theismann’s leg exploding on Monday Night Football, The Curse of the Bambino is one of the most widely-known things about sports among the general public, referring to the 84-year title drought the formerly successful Boston Red Sox experienced after selling Babe Ruth’s contract to the Yankees.

The NHL’s LA Kings have been experiencing their own curse, the Curse of Taylor Swift. Since the Stales Center put up a banner in Swift’s honor in 2015, the Kings haven’t won a single playoff series, despite winning the Stanley Cup in 2014. Also it’s a banner of Taylor Swift like the Staples Center retired her number or something.

So the Kings are covering the banner up, as reported by the LA Times.

“The connection to our fans is our highest priority and through our engagement they have made it clear that the banner shouldn’t be part of their Kings game experience,” said Michael Altieri, senior vice president of marketing, communications and content for the Kings and AEG Sports. “We didn’t see an issue in covering it for our games and in fact see it as an opportunity to show our fans that we hear them.”

I love that people have called it an eyesore. It’s definitely not as hot a Katy Perry banner would be.

Covering the banner has already paid off for the Kings, who beat the Nashville Predators 7-4 in the first home game with the banner covered.

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