It looks like Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is Texas Tech's bad luck charm.
Cruz tweeted a selfie yesterday from the NCAA championship game at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis and observed that Texas Tech held a 1-point lead with 35 seconds left in regulation.
"35 Seconds. ONE Point LEAD. GO RED RAIDERS!!! #1 Defense," he wrote.
35 seconds. ONE point LEAD. GO RED RAIDERS!!! #1 Defense. https://t.co/S5XBefCsk1— Ted Cruz (@Ted Cruz) 1554780211.0
But Cruz spoke too soon, and Texas Tech fans claimed he jinxed the game after the team was defeated in an 85-77 overtime victory by Virginia.
this is why they lost https://t.co/WNIa0IEDJ1— Harry Lyles Jr. (@Harry Lyles Jr.) 1554782224.0
Ted Cruz cursed Texas Tech https://t.co/8Ax9ZlKG9T— Mack (@Mack) 1554784273.0
@tedcruz @nycsouthpaw Now I know why we lost.— The Book Viking (@The Book Viking) 1554782230.0
@tedcruz hey ted what happened next?— Jamison Foser (@Jamison Foser) 1554782818.0
Cruz didn't address the roasting, but he did praise Texas Tech in a tweet afterward.
"A heartbreaking loss, but an AMAZING game," he wrote.
A heartbreaking loss, but an AMAZING game. Congrats to @TexasTechMBB for a history-making season. Overtime in the N… https://t.co/UEUYh0LDhH— Ted Cruz (@Ted Cruz) 1554783600.0
This isn't the first time Cruz has made (rather hilarious headlines) for being a jinx.
Last year, his #ClutchCity tweet during Game 7 of the Warriors/Rockets series last year was also roasted.
8 min 27 seconds to go. Rockets — it’s now or never. Houston is #ClutchCity It’s Q4: get ‘er done. GO ROCKETS!!!!! https://t.co/4HCL4dX06J— Ted Cruz (@Ted Cruz) 1527562827.0
Fans said the tweet was the reason for Houston missing 27 straight attempts from 3-point range in defeat.
@tedcruz You RTing your own photo along with “get ‘er done” was the black magic conjuring that cursed their 3’s #zodiacurse #tedcruzsucks— JMJ (@JMJ) 1527566319.0
@tedcruz This explains why we're losing!— Moni (@Moni) 1527562869.0
@tedcruz Dang @tedcruz you jinxed the @HoustonRockets SMH 🤦♂️— Andres Puente (@Andres Puente) 1527575499.0
@tedcruz Ugh. You’re giving the Houston Rockets bad luck. Sit down!— Chassity Robbins (@Chassity Robbins) 1527565256.0
Poor Senator Cruz. He just can't win.