With today's much-anticipated release of "My Best Friend's Girl", another Dane Cook vehicle that is sure to bring Oscar buzz, Cook is in the crazy--dare we say, hilariously awkward!--position as he "faces the ultimate test of friendship when his best friend hires him to take his ex-girlfriend (Hudson) out on a lousy date in order to make her realize how great her former boyfriend is." Madcap antics and screwball hijinks ensue! And why wouldn't they; Cook's character is named "Tank," for crying out loud! How much more funny can you get than that?!
Unfortunately for the Dodgers, however, there won't be many smiles out at Chavez Ravine tonight, and they know it. Call it The Dane Cook Dodgers Curse (TM). The fact of the matter is, the Dodgers have never won a home game on the opening day of a Dane Cook-acted movie. This is true for the opening day of every movie in which Cook has been listed as an "actor" (and we use this liberally); the Dodgers are 2-5 overall with both wins coming on the road; and with the Dodgers at home hosting the Giants tonight, well, let's just say the Dane Cook Dodgers Curse (TM) is almost too much to bear.
|Dane Cook Movie||Release date||Dodgers result|
|Buddy||June 6, 1997||L vs. STL, 1-3|
|Flypaper||July 18, 1997||L @ ATL, 1-4|
|Mystery Men||Aug 6, 1999||L @ NYM, 1-2|
|Simon Sez||Oct 29, 1999||DNP|
|The Touch||Aug 1, 2002||L @ CIN, 4-6|
|Stuck On You||Dec 12, 2003||DNP|
|Torque||Jan 16, 2004||DNP|
|Mr. 3000||Sept 17, 2004||W @ COL, 8-6|
|Waiting…||Oct 7, 2005||DNP|
|London||Feb 12, 2006||DNP|
|Employee of the Month||Oct 6, 2006||DNP|
|Mr. Brooks||June 1, 2007||W @ PIT, 5-4|
|Good Luck Chuck||Sept 21, 2007||L @ AZ, 3-12|
|Dan In Real Life||Oct 26, 2007||DNP|
|My Best Friend’s Girl||Sept 19, 2008||?????|
SoSG has tried to interview Dodger players about the Dane Cook Dodgers Curse (TM), but most of the players declined comment on the record (off the record, one of the players planned to see the 10a showing at Arclight, if anyone is interested in joining him). The only person who commented on the record was KABC broadcaster Charley Steiner, who said, "Dane Cook Dodgers Curse? Hogwash. The Dodgers are going to score 25 runs tonight and win the game handily."
To which we can only reply, "Good luck, Chuck."