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Madden Curse strikes again!

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Here's something I found on ESPN.


It is hard to ignore the trend known as the "Madden Curse." Since NFL players began to grace the covers of the Madden NFL games in 2000, misfortune has befallen each cover-boy -- including Shaun Alexander.


YEAR -- COVER ATHLETE (Team) -- Result

2007 -- Shaun Alexander (Seahawks RB) -- Non-displaced fracture in foot. Out indefinitely.

2006 -- Donovan McNabb (Eagles QB) -- Sports hernia in first game of season; team divided by feud with T.O.

2005 -- Ray Lewis (Ravens LB) -- First season without INT, missed last game of season with broken wrist.

2004 -- Michael Vick (Falcons QB) -- Fractured right fibula day after game hit shelves.

2003 -- Marshall Faulk (Rams RB) -- Ankle injury, never again broke 1,000 yards for season.

2002 -- Daunte Culpepper (Vikings QB) -- Struggled to 4-7 before season-ending knee injury.

2001 -- Eddie George (Titans RB) -- Career year, but key turnover led to playoff loss.

2000 -- Barry Sanders (Lions RB) -- (Shared cover with Madden) Abruptly retired week before training camp

1989-2000 -- John Madden

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