On this week's Sirius XM Radio's broadcast of American Top 40 from the week of July 28, 1973, the Carpenters are #2 with Yesterday Once More, and Casey Kasem confidently predicts that YOM will be at #1 the following week. Well, I guess we all know by now that good ole Casey jinxed our favorite duo, as Maureen McGovern's The Morning After catapulted from #9 to the #1 spot the next week and robbed K&R from the top spot once again. It got me to thinking about how many times did the Carpenters stall out at #2? Do I catch the scent of a dastardly Billboard conspiracy of denying our Carps their rightful place on the throne? Just how subjective are those chart positions anyway? I know this topic has been touched on before in the forum. It would be great to get all the smart folks out there to comment!