Perhaps Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) should have waited for all the points to be counted.
The conservative lawmaker tweeted a selfie Monday from the NCAA championship game at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, noting that Texas Tech held a 1-point lead with 35 seconds left in regulation.
But his Twitter cheerleading wasn’t appreciated by Tech fans. Some said he jinxed the outcome ― an 85-77 overtime victory by Virginia.
Cruz already had the reputation of a bad luck charm, after his presence and tweeting during a Houston Rockets’ Game 7 playoff defeat to the Golden State Warriors last season.
But Monday’s Texas Tech loss was a heartbreaker. The faithful cursed Cruz for, well, being a curse.
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