I’m here instead to raise my concerns about the health, happiness, well-being and possibly mortality of Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Steelers S Troy Polamalu.
They are the new faces of the Madden computer game.
Lets look at the fate of previous Madden stars
09 – Brett Favre QB – was pictured in Packers and Jets uniform but either way he crashed and burned late in the season and left his record setting career on a pretty awful note, hence his flirting with the Vikings.
08 – Vince Young QB – He is now backing up Kerry Collins – yep Kerry Collins. Young is about one cameo apperance from becoming the next Akili Smith
07- Shaun Alexander RB – In 2006 Alexander had his highest number of career fumbles and missed 6 games. His career has gone down quicker than Gillian Tailforth in a Little Chef car park.
06 – Donovan McNabb QB – In 05 McNabb only managed 9 games.
05 – Ray Lewis LB – Anyone for murder charges?
04 – Michael Vick QB – Enough said – 2 years in prison and global hatred from every dog lover
03 – Marshall Faulk RB – Only 10 starts and the first time in 6 years he rushed for under 1,000 yards
02 – Daunte Culpepper QB – 16 starts in 2000, 16 starts in 2002 – but in 2001 when he was on the Madden cover only 11 games.
01 – Eddie George RB – Only Madden cover star to have a MONSTER season – 1,962 combined yards and 16 touchdowns.
I have Fitz in one of my NFL.com fantasy teams so I hope he stays fit.
It is pretty much a guarantee though that Fitz or Polamalw will suffer somewhat and I would put £10 on that both of them will combine to play under 30 games this season between them.
What u guys think – nonsense or curse of the cover?