If anyone can commiserate with Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, it's Susan Lucci. The Queen of Soaps was nominated a record 19 times before finally winning a Daytime Emmy for playing All My Children vixen Erica Kane. The Bengals losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday gave Lewis his eighth straight NFL postseason loss.
In 2012, Lewis said he was starting to feel like La Lucci, following a playoff loss. Ahead of Saturday's game, The Associated Press published a response from Lucci. She said:
"I hope he doesn't go 12 more years before he wins a playoff game. I certainly hope the best for him. I'm sure he has a similar feeling to what I had - how do you do your work better and grow?"
Lucci finally took home the Daytime Emmy in 1999. The Young and the Restless heartthrob Shemar Moore was the presenter for the Outstanding Lead Actress category that year. When he opened the envelope and saw Lucci's name he yelled, "The streak is over!"
Lewis has yet to be so lucky. The Steelers bested the Bengals 18 to 16 on Saturday. Maybe he should fly Shemar out for playoff games next year for good luck?