The Kings lost the deciding game 7 last night in Minnesota. The Sharks did the same in game 6 at Calgary. Yet another bitter end of a sports season for the Nor Cal sports fan. I think there's a curse involved. Let's examine some recent post-season history: SF Giants = 6 outs away from winning the 2002 World Series. Lost game 7 in Aneheim. Oaktown A's = lost in the ALDS the past four years 49ers = lost to the Bucs in the 2002 NFC Divisional Playoff Rrrrrrraiders = lost to the Bucs in the 2002 Super Bowl Golden State Warriors = last MADE the playoffs in 1994. Swept by the Phoenix Suns. Stanford Men's Basketball = ranked No. 1 for most of the season, bounced by Alabama in the 2nd round The last major championship was the 49ers' 1994 Super Bowl. Before that, the 1989 World Series by the A's. What about the MLS Champion San Jose Earthquakes? What about the Arena Football League Champion San Jose Cybercats? What about them. I'm talking about MAJOR sports; soccer and Arena Football don't count. Yep, definitely a curse. I'm pinning the blame on Al Davis.