Just ask Keith Richards (he's still alive)
Mick Jagger, the luckiest bastard in the world, laughs in the face of World Cupjinx
With nearly 50 years at the helm of one of rock music's most successful bands and a bevy of supermodels under his belt, most would consider Mick Jagger one lucky bastard.
But not in the parallel universe that is the World Cup.
After the Rolling Stone watched the United States go down in defeat to Ghana and then England take a 4-1 beating from Germany — while rooting for the loser in both games — fans started to note Mick's ironic lack of football satisfaction.
So when Jagger proclaimed his intention of next rooting for first-ranked Brazil in its match against Chile, Brazilians were less than enthusiastic. Instead, they but pleaded for him to pick another side, despite his Brazilian ties. (Jagger has a son, Lucas, with Brazilian model Luciana Gimenez.)
"The Rolling Stones lead-singer has a reputation for bringing bad luck in this World Cup," said the Brazilian ESPN website.
But frankly, worried Brazilians were being a bit short-sighted, as Jagger watched them roll to a 3-0 victory over underdog Chile.
After all, the continued longevity of Keith Richards is more evidence than a football score could ever be that Mick Jagger brings not just good luck, but miracles.