In the words of all-knowing prophet Kylie Jenner, 2016 would be the year of "realizing things." And boy, was she right. In addition to learning that love is dead and white dudes can get away with almost anything, the world also realized that we all hate Taylor Swift (or, to be precise, you all do; I'm forever and for always a Swiftie). And this group of haters now includes San Francisco Giants fans, who have decided they can't #even with the Queen of Breakup Anthems. But why, you ask? I'll tell you...
Even year autumns are very important to both Taylor Swift and the SF Giants:
- In October 2010, Taylor Swift released her third album, Speak Now. Exactly a week later, the Giants won the World Series.
- In October 2012, Taylor Swift released Red. The Giants won the World Series six days later.
- In October 2014, Taylor Swift released 1989. The Giants won the World Series two days later.
Are you sensing a pattern here? Taylor Swift graces us with a collection of poignant, yet fun earworms and the SF Giants, emboldened by her mix of raw honesty and catchy melodies, respond by dominating.
But -- *record scratch* -- the even year witchcraft did not work its magic this year. The Giants didn't even make it to the World Series, let alone win, and we're still waiting on new music from Taylor. Giants fans are not happy, to put it mildly.