Is the Madden Curse Alive and Well?
Superstitions have always thrived in the world of sports. In particular, when an individual is singled out and honored (particularly in team sports), the paranoia reaches another level. Common examples of this include the Sports Illustrated cover curse, the Campbell's soup curse, and the Heisman trophy curse. In addition to these, we also have the Madden cover curse.
This year, Madden cover curse believers breathed a sigh of relief when it was revealed that EA picked the recently retired Brett Favre to grace the Madden NFL 09 cover. This was the first time that EA made this move, instead of using the hottest, up and coming NFL player.
Certainly a retired, future NFL hall of fame player would help give the curse a one year rest?