Did you hear? In 2014, Sports Illustrated predicted that the Astros would win the World Series in 2017.
Here’s the backstory: The Astros were not a good baseball team in 2014. In fact, they were pretty bad, finishing the year 70–92, which actually followed three seasons of winning less than 60 games. But Ben Reiter went behind the scenes with the Astros and wrote about their revolutionary rebuilding process, leading to the bold cover declaration that the Astros would win it all in 2017.
If you’ve been following the World Series at all, you probably know this already. You definitely know about it if you’ve been following the World Series on Twitter, because your timeline is probably full of jokes and memes about our cover.
Here’s a look at some of the best Game 7 tweets about SI’s 2014 cover prediction.
If this doesn’t change, we’ll never stop hearing about that old SI cover. This needs to change.
— Jesse Dougherty (@dougherty_jesse) November 2, 2017
No, we are not going to stop talking about this.