Friday, September 11, 2009

Maybe there's something to this thing...

Madden Curse Takes Its Next Victim
September 11th, 2009 - 9:05 pm ICT by GD -

John Madden is one of the best rugby players of all times. He has been a star player throughout his career in the NFL.
EA Sports has launched a series of video games and to honor the yesteryear NFL star they have named their video game after him. Strangely enough whichever NFL player in today’s times features in the cover of the game invariably gets injured in the very next season of the NFL. Hence, this is known as the Madden Curse.
It may sound very superstitious to many but the recent NFL match between the Steelers and the Titans has seen Steelers Star Troy Polamalu getting injured. Incidentally, Polamalu shared the cover space of the game with another NFL star, Fitzgerald. It is reported that, Polamalu has injured his knee during Thursday night’s opening NFL match and is expected to remain off the field due to this for at least three weeks if not more.
The star NFL players who faced the same fate as that of Polamalu in the previous years are, Daunte Culpepper in 2002; who missed five games due to injury, Marshall Faulk in 2003; who missed six games and was never again seen to run for 1000 yards, Michael Vick in 2004; who broke his leg and missed eleven games, Ray Lewis in 2005; who got injured and missed one game, Donovan McNabb in 2006; who missed the last seven games of the season, Shaun Alexander in 2007; who broke his foot and missed six games.
Vince Young in 2008; who missed one game.
It only remains to be seen if Fitzgerald will face the same fate as that of Polamalu or not!

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