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Drew Brees Gets the Madden Cover & the Curse

Drew BreesThe Madden 2011 cover will feature Drew Brees. The New Orleans Saints quarterback was voted by fans to be the new Madden 11 cover. Beware of the Madden Curse New Orleans Saints fans. Did most of those votes come from Minneapolis?

Madden 2011 will revert back to the traditional video game cover spotlighting one player this year. Last year the game featured two NFL players for the first time in franchise history. Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Steelers head hunter Troy Polamalu graced the covers. I hate to say it Saints fans, but the Madden Curse impacted both players last year and remained a part of Madden folklore.

Both Larry Fitzgerald and Tory Polamalu both sustained injuries last season and missed games. Fitzgerald sprained his MCL, while Polamalu injured his PCL. Troy Polamalu injured his PCL on opening night and missed several games throughout the season. Madden cover players missing NFL games is nothing new to the storied franchise.

Going back to 2000, there have been issues with every NFL player to appear on the Madden cover. The Madden Curse has impacted Ray Lewis, Donovan McNabb, and Brett Favre amongst others. Favre looked to have broken the curse in 2008 as he did not miss any games. However, it was later reported that Favre did have a shoulder injury and should have been benched. In my opinion, that is not what I call breaking the curse.

The position featured on the cover generally reflects a highlighted position Madden wishes to emphasize that year. The appearance of Drew Brees on Madden is kind of odd, since most of the emphasis this year will be on new wide receiver technology. EA Sports did allow fans to vote for their favorite player choosing from Reggie Wayne, Drew Brees, and Jared Allen. Chad Ochocinco was heavily rumored to be the cover player until the Cincinnati Bengals collapse at the end of the season and specifically Ochocinco’s poor games against the New York Jets.

Sorry New Orleans Saints fans, it looks like your season is over.

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