The Madden Curse. Is it finally over?

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  1. gtexan02

    gtexan02 Working?

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    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
     
  2. imatexan

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    I guess we will see...
     
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    Hookem Horns That Server Guy Staff Member

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

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    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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    The only reason VY got it on 08 was b/c Ladanian Tomlinson turned it down.....
     
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    Madden hasn't been in the games, so I doubt the curse gets broken.
     
  9. awtysst

    awtysst Draft Guru

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    Perhaps it would be fitting for Madden to be on the cover this year?
     
  10. mattieuk

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    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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    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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    I think the curse worsens. The players not only have "stuff" happen to them, the "new" curse forces them into retirement. :pirate:
     
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    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    Haynesworth is no longer in the AFC South. Put Manning on it.
     
  15. gg no re

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    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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    I have a feeling Sorgi's gonna torch us someday. Besides, he may have 'mmunity.

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  17. Mari-OWNED!

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    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 really like Collinsworth's commentating, I think he will be the "next John Madden" when it comes to that department.
     
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    Collinsworth knows football better than any other color guy I know
     
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    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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    I remember reading ESPN was eventually going to take over the game, but I can't remember where.
     

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