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lol madden curse strikes again!

Discussion in 'All Other Team Discussions' started by steveGB, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. steveGB

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    shaun alexander has broken his ankle. not sure how long hes out for tho
     
  2. Yared-Yam

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    "Indefinately" they said.

    He was my #1 pick in Fantasy football. I should've known better.

    Madden doesn't exclude anyone
     
  3. gopackgo

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    Chad Johnson is doing a bunch of commercials for Madden. Don't be surprised by a freak accident.
     
  4. YERCELL

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    So is Daunte, and they're both playing like ish. THE CURSE IS SPREADING ITS WINGS!!!
     
  5. cheesey

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    As John Madden would say........

    "You know, you know, tha the wa thatuh youtry ta well, Brett Favre, you know, if Brett Favre lost both his arms and both his legs, he'd still be the best torso in football........"
     
  6. 4thand26

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    Cheesy - didn't know you were bilingual. You speak English and Madden. Very nice.
     
  7. PackinSteel

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    Theisman came close last night something along the lines of :
    (early 4q I think)

    "This Atlanta team needs to start scoring some touchdowns and their defense is going to have to get the ball back to the offense"
     
  8. YERCELL

    YERCELL Cheesehead

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    I wish they'd put Theismann on the cover of Madden.
     
  9. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    Barry Sanders
    • * The first NFL player to be on a Madden NFL cover was Barry Sanders in 1999, for Madden 2000. He shared the cover with the then-customary picture of John Madden. However, a week before training camp began in 1999, Sanders abruptly retired - ending his career and leaving the Detroit Lions without their star running back of the previous 10 years. Sanders' part in the curse is debated because he is not pictured alone on the box, and he had willingly retired.


    Dorsey Levens
    • Dorsey Levens was also featured on the 2000 cover, but that version of the game is much less common. He was cut by the Green Bay Packers in 2001, and finished his career in 2004.

    Eddie George
    • * Eddie George, then of the Tennessee Titans, who graced the 2001 box, was the second 'cursed' player. Although he had the best year of his career, rushing for 1,509 yards, catching 50 passes for 453 yards and scoring 16 total touchdowns, he was cursed by bobbling a pass in the playoffs. The pass was then intercepted by Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, who returned the ball for a touchdown. George, (up until then) known for his durability, would also get injured the following season. After regularly averaging nearly 4 yards per carry in his first five seasons and rushing for over 1,300 yards in each one, he averaged only 3 yards per carry and rushed for career lows of 939 yards and 5 touchdowns in the 2001 season. For the rest of his career, he never averaged more than 3.5 yards per carry, but did rush for over 1,000 yards twice and scored 14 touchdowns in 2002.


    Daunte Culpepper
    • * Former Minnesota Vikings star quarterback Daunte Culpepper appeared on the 2002 cover, and the Vikings struggled to a 4-7 record until Culpepper was shelved with a season-ending knee injury.



    Marshall Faulk
    • * Running back Marshall Faulk of the St. Louis Rams, who was on the 2003 box, suffered an injury and had a bad season overall. He never broke through the 1,000 yards rushing mark for the rest of his career.

    Michael Vick
    • * Very shortly after Madden 2004 was released featuring Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick on the cover, Vick was injured during a preseason game, suffering a fractured right fibula. Vick played in only the last 5 regular season games, finishing with only 585 yards passing and 4 touchdowns. The Atlanta Falcons missed the playoffs and were already out of contention by the time Vick returned from his injury. They finished the season with 5 wins and 11 losses, a stark contrast to the team's 9-6-1 record the season prior.


    Ray Lewis
    • * Madden 2005 featured Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens. He had an injury that kept him out of the last game of the regular season. It was also Lewis' first season without a single interception, after posting a career-high 6 the previous year. The Baltimore Ravens also failed to make the playoffs that season (2004), after winning their division the year before. Furthermore, in Week 6 the following year, Ray Lewis' season was ended by an injury.


    Donovan McNabb
    • * The Philadelphia Eagles' star quarterback Donovan McNabb was on the cover of Madden NFL 06. Prior to the 2005 season, McNabb had a highly-publicized feud with his teammate, wide receiver Terrell Owens (who was, coincidentally, the cover athlete for rival Sega Sports' ESPN NFL 2K5, though no "Curse" had been associated with that series of games and won't be, since EA purchased exclusive rights to the NFLPA, thereby eliminating any NFL-based competition). Also, in the first game of the regular season, McNabb took a hit to the chest from the helmet of Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Chad Lavalais. After the game, it was revealed that McNabb had a 'sports hernia' [3] that needed surgery. Refusing to have the required season-ending surgery while the Eagles (who had made the Super Bowl the previous season) still had a chance to make the playoffs, McNabb played in discomfort and pain throughout the season. In the tenth game of the season, McNabb re-injured his groin when shoved to the ground by Dallas linebacker Bradie James while McNabb was attempting to tackle Dallas Cowboys defensive back Roy Williams, who was returning an interception for an eventual game-winning touchdown. McNabb did play the next series but was ineffective and then decided to pack it in for the rest of the season. On November 21, 2005, McNabb, on the advice of his doctors, opted to have season-ending surgery for his sports hernia; the Eagles had been eliminated from playoff contention and finished the year with a 6-10 record.

    Shaun Alexander
    • * The Seattle Seahawks star running back was on the cover of Madden NFL 07. He bruised a bone in his left foot in the Seahawks first game of the 2006 season against the Detroit Lions. He continued to play on the injury until the third week of the season, when against the New York Giants it worsened to a nondisplaced fracture in the foot. At this time, he is expected to miss an undertermined number of games.
     
  10. YERCELL

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    How can anyone argue with that? Oh wait, they can't.
     
  11. cheesey

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    Learning "Maddenese" was pretty hard.........until i fell down once and hit my head real hard. Ever since then, it's become alot easier! :lol:
     
  12. YERCELL

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    I'd watch my tongue when speaking of John. He has cursed powerful men before, and he won't hesitate to do so with Internet haters.
     
  13. cheesey

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    Hey Yercell......you said "powerful men!" You think Cheesey is powerful? 8)
    Anyway, truth is, i LIKE Madden! I miss not hearing him on Monday Night football! To me the guy is very entertaining!
    Like the commercial said......."All hail, the POWER of CHEESE!" LOLOLOL!!! :lol:
     

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