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Coming Up Short: Woodhead Out of Running for Madden ’12 Cover

It would have been a supersized upset if New England Patriots runningback Danny Woodhead could have beaten out Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the “Madden ’12” cover vote. Unfortunately, the mountain was too high to climb for Woodhead. Rodgers earned 56% of the voting, thus eliminating the Pats RB from the competition. The pint-sized Patriot […]

Madden ’11: Patriots Win Super Bowl in ESPN Simulation

For years, EA’s Madden football video game series has been ruining careers of many prolific NFL players. SoB’s Pete chronicled the pitfalls for every Madden cover athlete from 1999 (Garrison Hearst) to 2008 (Brett Favre), and added extra analysis for 2009’s cover boys (Larry Fitzgerald and Troy Polamalu). We all know the Madden Curse affects […]

TGIF: Troy Polamalu and the Madden Curse

Yes, we are bringing this back from the dead for another look. A few months ago, I expressed my concern for Arizona WR Larry Fitzgerald and his appearance on the cover of the latest Madden video game. As it turns out, the tradition of a player appearing on the cover and then suffering adverse consequences […]

TGIF: Larry Fitzgerald and the Madden Curse

Fantasy Football drafts have been taking place for weeks and mine are fast approaching as well. Not only do you need to take into account the factors of a team’s offense and defense, but also strength of schedule, injury history, and anything else you could imagine. However, let’s not forget about factors that are beyond […]

TGIF: Brett Favre and the Madden Curse

Consider this your final warning. The Madden Curse is one of the more heavily talked about occurrences in all of sports. It ranks above the dreaded Sports Illustrated Curse and my new personal favorite, the Gillette Fusion Curse. Starting in 1999, the Madden franchise began putting cover athletes on the front of the game. A […]