Monday, September 14, 2009

The Madden curse strikes again

Strong Safety Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers sprained his MCL in the season opener against the Tennessee Titans. Folklore legend has it that when at the end of the NFL season the best player usually ends up being the coverboy for the EA game, "Madden Football". Since then, certain players have experienced a decline in performance, usually due to an injury or just poor play period. For example:

2000 Barry Sanders- Retired suddenly
2001 Eddie George- Missed 1000 yds season and Tennessee missed the playoffs
2002 Daunte Culpepper- Culpepper missed 4 games with injury and worse stats ever
2003 Marshall Faulk- Rushed for 430 less yards and had 4 less TDs compared to 2001
2004 Michael Vick- Vick missed the first 11 games with a broken leg
2006 Donovan Mcnabb- Mcnabb suffered a hernia and was lost for the season
2007 Shaun Alexander- Out for 6 games with a broken foot
2009 Brett Favre- a torn bicep injury which affected the last 5 games of the year
2010 Troy Polamalu- MCL sprain....who knows what will happen.

1 comment:

James said...

Larry Fitzgerald better stay in a bubble!