Is the Arizona Cardinals’ Title Drought the Result of a Curse?

The Arizona Cardinals, owners of the longest championship drought in major American sports, enter the N.F.L. playoffs with, some say, a curse the team won’t acknowledge.

Jay Zimner is by most measures a rational man. Zimner, a 44-year-old lawyer, leads a thriving real estate and litigation practice in New York City even as he comanages a Manhattan chapter of BNI, the networking organization.

But Zimner, a married father of two and a Phoenix transplant, has also been a devoted fan of the Arizona Cardinals since that N.F.L. franchise moved to the Valley of the Sun in 1988. This largely explains an email Zimner recently sent to the online mailbag of his

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