Dante Pettis has an idea for the Sharks to get back in their first-round Stanley Cup playoffs series against the Vegas Golden Knights.
On Wednesday night, he 49ers wide receiver suggested on Twitter that Drake should wear a Golden Knights sweater on the same night the Toronto Maple Leafs lost 6-4 to the Boston Bruins ... with the global megastar in attendance, wearing a Leafs jersey.
The Curse continues 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/I5t5aiJgWG
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 18, 2019
The "curse" of Drake is the well-observed phenomenon that teams often lose after meeting with the rapper, or after he wears the teams' gear. It struck twice on Wednesday -- the aforementioned Leafs loss, and English soccer juggernaut Manchester City losing to Tottenham Hotspur on aggregate in the Champions League Quarterfinals. Guess which of those two teams had their star striker meet Drake last month?
— Manchester City (@ManCity) March 11, 2019
And guess which English club Pettis was rooting for Wednesday?
i took a break from fifa but this wine + that man city loss got me in my feelings so im back on my bs 😡
— dp18 (@dmainy_13) April 18, 2019
In other words, he knows full well how powerful the curse can be. Desperate times call for desperate measures, as Pettis' Sharks will face elimination in Thursday's Game 5 thanks to their 3-1 deficit in the best-of-seven series.
Pettis, a San Clemente native, adopted the Sharks as his favorite hockey team back in February. He also was in attendance for Game 1 a week ago, which just so happens to be the last game the Sharks won.
idk why this was even a question, i flippin love real life sharks. its only right
— dp18 (@dmainy_13) February 6, 2019
Perhaps the Sharks just need Pettis' (in-person) blessing -- rather than Drake's curse -- to get back in this series.