To Grace Or Not to Grace The Cover: Is Madden Curse For Real?

March 24, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Madden Football series has been one of the most influential sporting games in the history of video games. But does this video game juggernaut contain some type of voodoo magic?
For years now, the question has been asked: Is the cover athlete for Madden Football doomed to be cursed?
Many people are skeptical. Football is a contact sport, after all. Injuries happen all the time. Its not odd to see a superstar miss time some time due to an injury, especially late in the season if a team has no chance of making the playoffs or already has a spot locked up.
But can we explain the players that have down years? Players age and don't perform as well in their 30's as they did in their prime. Some guys may have off the field problems that affect their performance as well.
But can these "excuses" be used to dismiss the Madden Curse? Let's find out.
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