Peyton Hillis believes in the ‘Madden Curse’ now

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  1. Wolf

    Wolf 100% Texan

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  2. MeLoveTexans

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    I can't remember every player that was in the voting contest, but I think several of the players were affected by the madden curse.

    Off the top of my head, Andre, Vick and Patrick Willis were all in the bracket for the cover and they all had a bad season. There were several more, but I can't remember

    Edit: I just looked and Jamaal Charles, Chris Johnson, Suh, Freeman, McFadden and Sanchez all were all up for consideration. Spooky!
     
  3. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    Poor Vince. Before becoming the cover girl on Madden, he could actually count past "hup."
     
  4. Dutchrudder

    Dutchrudder COOL BEANS!

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    What a joke. Bree's had an excellent year after his madden cover. Sure his team lost to the Seahawks, but that was mostly on the defense. Also Larry Fitzgerald had a great year after being on the cover with TroyP. Although Troy missed about 6 games that year.

    But hey, let's not focus on the things that don't fall in line with the recurring story that lazy sports writers can regurgitate twice a year. That might take away from their lack of analysis and inane musings.
     
  5. GP

    GP Go Texans!

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    Hypothetically speaking here.....

    If Madden 2013 has just a football on the cover--no player, just a football on a field of grass--and regular and even "star" players get hurt in 2012, what does this mean?

    It means that regular players get hurt and star players definitely get hurt due to their exploits and propensity to be in the thick of the battle most times. Therefore, it's a coincidence and nothing more. The two are not connected by fate or something.

    I guess this soothes his conscience, to think that his troubles were due to a random act of having his photo on the cover of a game. Has he had his photo on the cover of other things, such as Cleveland Browns' promotional materials and game day program snatched up by fans? Why is it the Madden Curse that is doing the damage?

    Seems somebody with EA Sports has found a clever way of further marketing the game to players. You will talk about the video game more, it gets in stories more, it sticks in people's heads more because of the so-called curse and how it just gosh-darned keeps happening all the time! Boogity, boogity, boogity!!!! Instant news stories at their marketing department's disposal.

    Rubbish. He got hurt, he stayed hurt, and he has had troubles outside of health-related issues that have caused the decline in 2011. IMO.
     
  6. EllisUnit

    EllisUnit Serving Koolaid

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    How in the Hell has the besy player in the NFL A. Johnson over the last 8 year not been on the cover, i just want him on it so i can buy and frame the game and never open it, yeah i know :bubbles:
     
  7. Dutchrudder

    Dutchrudder COOL BEANS!

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    Because he has never played a meaningful game in his NFL career. Nearly every one of the past cover guys has been involved in the previous year's playoffs, with the exception of Hillis (fan vote).
     
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    The mayans said they should put a photo of the world on madden next
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