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The Madden Cover Curse: Proving It’s Fake

GoodGameBro writes, "In 2000, for their upcoming Madden NFL 2001 release, EA Sports made the then-controversial choice to put a specific player on the cover of the game, as opposed to the eponymous John Madden.

Since this fateful decision, there has been a meme surrounding the release of each successive edition of Madden, that of the dreaded “cover curse.”

The idea is that, since the Madden NFL 2001 cover featuring Eddie George, the player featured on the cover would struggle to match his accomplishments from the previous season. Now that Richard Sherman has been named to the cover of Madden NFL 15, I decided to take a look at the results from the previous 14 editions of the game to discern whether or not this is the case."

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pedrof93841d ago

They happen to us Europeans, but for Fifa.

joab777841d ago

This is an absurd article. How do u prove its fake by explaining why every player had a worse season the next season, many suffering injury, and in a few cases careers being basically over.

Giantbomb82841d ago (Edited 841d ago )

Fake?? uh I don't think so. The game needs to just put Maddens face on the cover every year or a retired player like Barry Sanders for Madden 25. Because It's doom for anyone else. Peyton Hills Disappeared, Shaun Alexander Disappeared, Vince Young Disappeared, later became suicidal. Vick got hurt and went to prison, Ray Lewis got hurt. Drew Brees got the cover than Bounty gate happened Saints coach was suspended, Saints sucked that year. Adrian Peterson (Madden 25 Next Gen) Sure he had his worst season and the Vikings sucked, but just for a special bonus for A.P because it's a new generation of consoles his Young Son died tragically. FAKE????????????

Kevin26385841d ago (Edited 841d ago )

Did you just read the title and then comment? lol

Giantbomb82841d ago

I read the whole article. I commented because it left out a lot of stuff. No mention of bounty gate with Brees or Dog fighting prison time with Vick. Or the death of Peterson's Son. The Article is suggesting just plain coincidence, and the cover athletes just get hurt because of their play styles. Which is idiotic. Dick Sherman will soon feel the wrath. Seattle will have a average to bad season and Sherman will get injured! Guaranteed!