COG Writes: "We joke and laugh about it. We think it’s completely ridiculous but don’t kid yourself. There is a dark cloud looming over Madden NFL 16′s cover athlete everywhere he goes this year and there is nothing we can do about it."
Lets be real here, some of these duds should have never made the cover. How did Hillis ever make the cover?
I can understand why you'd say that about Hillis. He's career is pretty lame right now. But the year before he made the cover, he was a pretty big thing. It's just the moment he made the cover his career stats nosedived. And the years that followed continued the down spiral.
Lol, not like the Giants would win anything anyways.
Darn, guess I know who not to draft for my fantasy team this season! :P
They couldn't have Michael Vick on the cover, the vote came down to Vick and Hillis...and well, read between the lines.
This just in....football in the NFL is a hyper violent, collision filled catastrophe with big men moving at high velocity trying to render one another unconscious....people are going to get hurt. Curse my arse. I love football, by the way. And Formula 1.
Megatron had something to say about the whole madden curse thing
great point, he had a career year that year!
The last Madden cover athlete made it to the Super Bowl.
And look what happened on the 1 yard line. If that's not a curse I don't know what is.
sherman had a bad year?
Madden curse struck them at the superbowl.
Nah but he did have a fairly significant shoulder injury that he played through.
Eagles fan. OBJ is a monster, can only hope Agholor becomes our Dez/OBJ. What's the average of players receiving an injury in the NFL? Like 100%, seriously I think it;s something like 50%. So no, there is no curse, Even though it hit McNabb pretty hard in that game one against The Falcon's the year after the Super Bowl Loss.
Tell that to Megatron and Richard Sherman.
I believe fitz had a solid year after the cover too.
I never believed in the Madden curse. I think sometimes it just may be that some players think they're even more important, so they get into this groove where they think they're better than everyone. I'm not saying that's true at all, I'm just speculating on why some of these players do worse after the cover. But Megatron is one that I can think of who had a great season afterwards. I think Favre also had a great season after his cover as well.
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.