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Patriots could be next in line to feel the curse of the Terrible Towel

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When will people learn...you just don’t disrespect the Terrible Towel.

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Some laugh at the curse.

Some say it isn’t real.

If that were the case, you might want to talk to LenDale White, Jeremy Hill, T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Ray Rice.

All have disrespected the famed Myron Cope Terrible Towel in some way or another, and all have felt its wrath.

I know, it sounds like crazy talk for those who don’t follow the Steelers, but it’s hard to ignore. Keith Bullock and LenDale White, of the Titans, blew their nose and stomped on a Terrible Towel. T.J. Houshmandzadeh cleaned his cleats with the Terrible Towel. Jeremy Hill tried, and failed, to rip a Terrible Towel. Ray Rice cleaned his head with one.

All felt the wrath in one way or another, and the New England Patriots very well might be next.

The photo below was posted by Boston Globe sportswriter Dan Shaughnessy from a flight from Pittsburgh to Boston.

While the Patriots themselves didn’t touch the towel, fans can certainly have a similar impact on the “Curse of Cope”.

Are the Patriots the next in the long line of those struck down by the Terrible Towel? I doubt many in Steelers Nation could suggest anything they’d like more than for that to happen this season.