Earlier this week on TBS' late night show Conan, host Conan O'Brien referenced the local arena football team, the Albany Empire. O'Brien was joking about potential teams and athletes that were still willing to attend the White House of President Donald Trump. Below is the full video. (Scroll to the 6:55 video mark to watch the lead up and shout out for the Albany Empire).

Of course O'Brien's assumption that the Albany Empire will be arena football's champions is not true... yet. The Empire continue their inaugural season this Saturday as they host the Baltimore Brigade. Kickoff is set for 730pm, with pregame coverage getting underway at 7pm. Plus remember to tune in this Saturday at 9am on 1045 The Team for "The State of The Empire: The Albany Empire Coach's Show" on 1045 The Team. Do you believe in curses? Did the shout out on Conan jinx the Albany Empire's season? Let us know your thoughts below.