Looks like I may be eating my words if Boston beat Tampa Bay in Game 7. Although, I think there may be a mathematical explanation for this...
Some rules of geometry and how they apply to my sports predictions:
Antecedent - "A" - if I hope a team will win and blog about it...
Consequent - "B" - ...then they will win.
Thus, the conditional statement is "If A, then B".
1. Case Study #1 - the Dutch soccer team in the Euro Cup
If A, then Not B.
If I hope they win and blog about it, they will lose.
2. Case Study #2 - NLCS, Dodgers vs. Phillies
Not A -> Not B
If I hope they win and don't blog about it, they will lose.
3. Case Study #3 - Game 5, Boston vs. Tampa Bay
Not B -> A
If it a appears a team is certain to lose and I blog about it before the game is actually over, they will win.
So, I know that the inverse and converse of my statements do not hold true. I haven't yet tested the contrapositive... Not B -> Not A... aka, they won't win if I don't hope about it and don't blog about it.
In conclusion, overall epic fail on my part.