Mel Jackson, my editor at ESPN.com, cheerfully pointed out the season is only a day old, yet “Vojo” has already struck once. Friday morning, she posted my story on Michigan State and the Spartans’ hopes to build on the success of last season.
Friday evening, in its season-opener, No. 10 Michigan State lost 77-74 at Dayton.
Vojo is a disturbing supernatural phenomenon in which a team or person I write about has something bad happen soon after the story is published … rendering the story largely lame. Vojo has ended several winning streaks and even caused ACL and Achilles’ tendon injuries.
Unfortunately, I not only can’t stop Vojo, I can’t even hope to contain it. Sorry, Spartans. I’m afraid you are this season’s first victim.