In the “correlation may not be causation, but the trend is your friend” category.
Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin—at the request of McCain-supporting Flyer owner Ed Snider—dropped the puck in celebration of “hockey moms” at the Flyers home (and season) opener. That was October 11th.
They lost. Followed by five more losses (three in Overtime).
Last night, Palin dropped the puck in St. Louis. Coincidentally(?), the Flyers won their first game of the season (against a much better team, on the road).
The Palin Curse appears to have been transferred.
UPDATE: Dr. Black also calls it a curse.