First lady Jill Biden, who also sometimes insists on being called Dr. Jill Biden because of her Ed.D, or a doctorate in education, received a less-than-flattering nickname recently due to her love for Philadelphia sports.
As The Western Journal reported, Dr. Biden is now known to many, at least in Philly, as "Dr. Jinx."
Philadelphia sports teams, including the MLB's Phillies and most recently, the NFL's Eagles, made it all the way to the championship game only to come up short, and the first lady is taking a lot of that blame.
Back in November, during the World Series, the first lady made an appearance at game four, and the Phillies had lost that game 5-0. She was also adamant about posting her love for the Phillies on social media.
— Jill Biden (@FLOTUS) October 17, 2022
Of course, just last weekend, the Philadelphia Eagles dropped a chance at a Super Bowl title by barely losing 35-38 to the Kansas City Chiefs. Even though that game had plenty of controversy of its own, some Philly fans are placing the blame squarely on Dr. Jinx.
"Phillies became the second team to get no hitted in a World Series game. Eagles lose one of the biggest heartbreakers of all time. The Jill Biden curse is real," Greg Price tweeted.
- Phillies became the second team to get no hitted in a World Series game.
- Eagles lose one of the biggest heartbreakers of all time.
The Jill Biden curse is real. pic.twitter.com/kbklcQ6TL5
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) February 13, 2023
Prior to the Super Bowl kicking off last Sunday, Dr. Jinx had posted a tweet in which she was sporting an Eagles jersey with the number "46" on the back.
— Jill Biden (@FLOTUS) February 12, 2023
The Western Journal noted:
Sports superstitions are not limited to Philadelphia by any means. But when Jill Biden supported two championship contenders who each managed to pull defeat from the jaws of victory, people started to point fingers.
“Dr. Jinx” https://t.co/d8EhSlk5Xt
— Judianna (@Judianna) February 14, 2023
Some ticked-off Philly fans took it further, claiming that the Biden touch is never a good thing for anyone or any situation.
"This is why the Eagles lost… anything a Biden touches goes to waste," one Twitter user wrote.