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Old 04-16-2009   #1
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Default The Madden Curse. Is it finally over?

I wonder if Madden retiring this year will finally break the curse. You have to admit, its been a pretty freaky history so far:

1999: Garrison Hearst - Broken ankle, missed 2 NFL seasons
2000: Barry Sanders - Abruptly retired before start of season
2001: Eddie George - Started disappointing downward spiral and missed 1000 yards
2002: Daunte Culpepper: Injured, terrible year
2003: Marshall Faulk: One of his worst statistical years
2004: Michael Vick: Missed 11 games with broken leg, now in jail
2005: Ray Lewis: Not too bad. Numbers were down, though
2006: Donovan McNabb: Sports hernia, missed most of year
2007: Shaun Alexander: Injury + Major downward spiral
2008: Vince Young: Crappy year + look where he is now
2009: Brett Favre: Came out of retirement and had major breakdown at end of year
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I guess we will see...
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Default Re: The Madden Curse. Is it finally over?

VY had a crappy year? That is an understatement. It should read "VY was benched during the 1st game of the season after quitting on his team, had a nervous breakdown, threatened suicide, and will probably never see the field again (at least with his current team).
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VY had a crappy year? That is an understatement. It should read "VY was benched during the 1st game of the season after quitting on his team, had a nervous breakdown, threatened suicide, and will probably never see the field again (at least with his current team).
and he launched (no pun intended) his own line of sausages!!!
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Default Re: The Madden Curse. Is it finally over?

I cant wait for Collinsworth X to come out this year.
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Default Re: The Madden Curse. Is it finally over?

I don't know if the curse is over but I don't want any of our guys on the cover.
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Default Re: The Madden Curse. Is it finally over?

The only reason VY got it on 08 was b/c Ladanian Tomlinson turned it down.....
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Default Re: The Madden Curse. Is it finally over?

Madden hasn't been in the games, so I doubt the curse gets broken.
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Default Re: The Madden Curse. Is it finally over?

Perhaps it would be fitting for Madden to be on the cover this year?
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Perhaps it would be fitting for Madden to be on the cover this year?
He had like every cover before 1999, he can't get himself another one!

A part of me almost starts to think that they try and pick the guy who is most likely to have a bad year to continue the curse... Matt Cassel this year anyone?
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Default Re: The Madden Curse. Is it finally over?

Madden still will be the force behind these games so with his name still on it...the curse will live.. Put Haynesworth on it.
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Default Re: The Madden Curse. Is it finally over?

I think the curse worsens. The players not only have "stuff" happen to them, the "new" curse forces them into retirement.
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Madden still will be the force behind these games so with his name still on it...the curse will live.. Put Haynesworth on it.
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Put Haynesworth on it.
Haynesworth is no longer in the AFC South. Put Manning on it.
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The only reason VY got it on 08 was b/c Ladanian Tomlinson turned it down.....
and yet LT still couldn't escape the curse that year... once you have been chosen, you cannot change your fate
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Haynesworth is no longer in the AFC South. Put Manning on it.
I have a feeling Sorgi's gonna torch us someday. Besides, he may have 'mmunity.









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Default Re: The Madden Curse. Is it finally over?

Madden '10 should have a defensive player on the cover. They don't get enough love. (Just please not Mario Williams!)

My vote would go to somebody like James Harrison, or DeMarcus Ware.

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I cant wait for Collinsworth X to come out this year.


I really like Collinsworth's commentating, I think he will be the "next John Madden" when it comes to that department.
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Default Re: The Madden Curse. Is it finally over?

Collinsworth knows football better than any other color guy I know
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Default Re: The Madden Curse. Is it finally over?

Madden is the winningest head coach in NFL history. This, and his ring, are the credentials that stand behind his name on the football game.

I think Collinsworth is a good analyst, but he lacks the NFL success to put his name on a product like this game, IMO. (Not that it was ever a possibility.)
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Default Re: The Madden Curse. Is it finally over?

I remember reading ESPN was eventually going to take over the game, but I can't remember where.
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