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20th Jul '16 9:21:58 PM JudasZala
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* '''Rob Gronkowski''', New England Patriots tight end (2017 cover): Gronk was selected to appear on the cover.

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* '''Rob Gronkowski''', New England Patriots tight end (2017 cover): Gronk Gronk, the runner-up to last year's tournament, was selected to appear on the cover.cover. No tournament was held this season for the first time since 2012. Gronk would be indirectly affected by the Madden Curse, as quarterback Creator/TomBrady had his four-game suspension restored by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and a court in 2016 for his role in the Deflategate scandal.
1st Jul '16 11:22:24 AM Anddrix
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* '''Richard Sherman''', Seattle Seahawks cornerback (2015 cover): Determined by tournament, Sherman defeated Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton on June 6, 2014 to win the cover. Funnily enough, some theorize the curse worked in Sherman's favor as the year's BaseBreaker player: his fans would naturally vote for him, while his haters would vote for him hoping that the curse would hit him hard. He and his team reached the Super Bowl again. They not only lost the game, which saw three of the four feature members of the Seattle "Legion of Boom" secondary (who appear in the game's menu screens) suffer serious injuries throughout the postseason including Sherman himself, but had the 28-24 final score predicted by ''Madden NFL 15'' ''itself'' in a simulation of the Super Bowl, ''[[http://kotaku.com/madden-15-predicted-the-exact-score-of-the-super-bowl-1683159462 as well as the Pats' comeback after being down 14-24 in the third quarter.]]'' At least he has a new baby boy, however.

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* '''Richard Sherman''', Seattle Seahawks cornerback (2015 cover): Determined by tournament, Sherman defeated Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton on June 6, 2014 to win the cover. Funnily enough, some theorize the curse worked in Sherman's favor as the year's BaseBreaker most contested player: his fans would naturally vote for him, while his haters would vote for him hoping that the curse would hit him hard. He and his team reached the Super Bowl again. They not only lost the game, which saw three of the four feature members of the Seattle "Legion of Boom" secondary (who appear in the game's menu screens) suffer serious injuries throughout the postseason including Sherman himself, but had the 28-24 final score predicted by ''Madden NFL 15'' ''itself'' in a simulation of the Super Bowl, ''[[http://kotaku.com/madden-15-predicted-the-exact-score-of-the-super-bowl-1683159462 as well as the Pats' comeback after being down 14-24 in the third quarter.]]'' At least he has a new baby boy, however.
13th May '16 12:09:12 PM JudasZala
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* '''Rob Gronkowski''', New England Patriots tight end (2017 cover): Gronk was selected to appear on the cover.
27th Mar '16 2:04:55 PM MarqFJA
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NFL players who have met with misfortune after being on the ''Madden'' cover include:

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14th Mar '16 4:58:08 AM PF
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The curse may be spreading to other EA Sports titles, too. On November 13, 2015- ''[[TemptingFate a Friday the 13th, mind you]]''- [[http://www.gamespot.com/articles/ridiculously-good-looking-ea-sports-ufc-2-revealed/1100-6432255/ EA Sports announced]] that Ronda Rousey would be the cover athlete for ''EA Sports UFC 2''. She was already on the cover of ''[[http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/ronda-rousey-becomes-first-woman-to-land-mens-fitness-cover-but-some-men-arent-happy-a6681931.html Men's Fitness]]'' and billed as the greatest MMA fighter, male or female, ever. [[http://www.cbssports.com/general/eye-on-sports/25374987/look-twitter-reacts-in-shock-to-holly-holms-ko-of-ronda-rousey The day after this was announced,]] Holly Holm, a 20-1 underdog, [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson kicks Rousey's fucking head in]] [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable and breaks Rousey's undefeated streak.]] This came not too long after a controversy regarding the cover athlete for ''[[VideoGame/NHLHockey NHL 16]]''. Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane was supposed to be on the cover alongside his teammate, Jonathan Toews. Shortly after this was announced, Kane was accused of sexual assault, and EA Sports released the game with only Toews on the cover.

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The curse may be spreading to other EA Sports titles, too. On November 13, 2015- ''[[TemptingFate 2015,[[note]]''[[TemptingFate a Friday the 13th, mind you]]''- you]]''[[/note]] [[http://www.gamespot.com/articles/ridiculously-good-looking-ea-sports-ufc-2-revealed/1100-6432255/ EA Sports announced]] that Ronda Rousey would be the cover athlete for ''EA Sports UFC 2''. She was already on the cover of ''[[http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/ronda-rousey-becomes-first-woman-to-land-mens-fitness-cover-but-some-men-arent-happy-a6681931.html Men's Fitness]]'' and billed as the greatest MMA fighter, male or female, ever. [[http://www.cbssports.com/general/eye-on-sports/25374987/look-twitter-reacts-in-shock-to-holly-holms-ko-of-ronda-rousey The day after this was announced,]] Holly Holm, a 20-1 underdog, [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson kicks Rousey's fucking head in]] [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable and breaks Rousey's undefeated streak.]] This came not too long after a controversy regarding the cover athlete for ''[[VideoGame/NHLHockey NHL 16]]''. Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane was supposed to be on the cover alongside his teammate, Jonathan Toews. Shortly after this was announced, Kane was accused of sexual assault, and EA Sports released the game with only Toews on the cover.
14th Mar '16 4:55:28 AM PF
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The curse may be spreading to other EA Sports titles, too. On November 13, 2015- ''[[TemptingFate a Friday The 13th, mind you]]''- [[http://www.gamespot.com/articles/ridiculously-good-looking-ea-sports-ufc-2-revealed/1100-6432255/ EA Sports announced]] that Ronda Rousey would be the cover athlete for ''EA Sports UFC 2''. She was already on the cover of [[http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/ronda-rousey-becomes-first-woman-to-land-mens-fitness-cover-but-some-men-arent-happy-a6681931.html Men's Fitness]] and billed as the greatest MMA fighter, male or female, ever. [[http://www.cbssports.com/general/eye-on-sports/25374987/look-twitter-reacts-in-shock-to-holly-holms-ko-of-ronda-rousey The day after this was announced,]] Holly Holm, a 20-1 underdog, [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson kicks Rousey's fucking head in]] [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable and breaks Rousey's undefeated streak.]] This came not too long after a controversy regarding the cover athlete for ''[[VideoGame/NHLHockey NHL 16]]''. Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane was supposed to be on the cover alongside his teammate, Jonathan Toews. Shortly after this was announced, Kane was accused of sexual assault, and EA Sports released the game with only Toews on the cover.

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The curse may be spreading to other EA Sports titles, too. On November 13, 2015- ''[[TemptingFate a Friday The the 13th, mind you]]''- [[http://www.gamespot.com/articles/ridiculously-good-looking-ea-sports-ufc-2-revealed/1100-6432255/ EA Sports announced]] that Ronda Rousey would be the cover athlete for ''EA Sports UFC 2''. She was already on the cover of [[http://www.''[[http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/ronda-rousey-becomes-first-woman-to-land-mens-fitness-cover-but-some-men-arent-happy-a6681931.html Men's Fitness]] Fitness]]'' and billed as the greatest MMA fighter, male or female, ever. [[http://www.cbssports.com/general/eye-on-sports/25374987/look-twitter-reacts-in-shock-to-holly-holms-ko-of-ronda-rousey The day after this was announced,]] Holly Holm, a 20-1 underdog, [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson kicks Rousey's fucking head in]] [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable and breaks Rousey's undefeated streak.]] This came not too long after a controversy regarding the cover athlete for ''[[VideoGame/NHLHockey NHL 16]]''. Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane was supposed to be on the cover alongside his teammate, Jonathan Toews. Shortly after this was announced, Kane was accused of sexual assault, and EA Sports released the game with only Toews on the cover.
14th Mar '16 2:02:26 AM tsstevens
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The curse may be spreading to other EA Sports titles, too. On November 13, 2015- ''[[TemptingFate a Friday The 13th, mind you]]''- [[http://www.gamespot.com/articles/ridiculously-good-looking-ea-sports-ufc-2-revealed/1100-6432255/ EA Sports announced]] that Ronda Rousey would be the cover athlete for ''EA Sports UFC 2''. [[http://www.cbssports.com/general/eye-on-sports/25374987/look-twitter-reacts-in-shock-to-holly-holms-ko-of-ronda-rousey The day after this was announced,]] Holly Holm, a 20-1 underdog, [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson kicks Rousey's fucking head in]] [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable and breaks Rousey's undefeated streak.]] This came not too long after a controversy regarding the cover athlete for ''[[VideoGame/NHLHockey NHL 16]]''. Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane was supposed to be on the cover alongside his teammate, Jonathan Toews. Shortly after this was announced, Kane was accused of sexual assault, and EA Sports released the game with only Toews on the cover.

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The curse may be spreading to other EA Sports titles, too. On November 13, 2015- ''[[TemptingFate a Friday The 13th, mind you]]''- [[http://www.gamespot.com/articles/ridiculously-good-looking-ea-sports-ufc-2-revealed/1100-6432255/ EA Sports announced]] that Ronda Rousey would be the cover athlete for ''EA Sports UFC 2''. She was already on the cover of [[http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/ronda-rousey-becomes-first-woman-to-land-mens-fitness-cover-but-some-men-arent-happy-a6681931.html Men's Fitness]] and billed as the greatest MMA fighter, male or female, ever. [[http://www.cbssports.com/general/eye-on-sports/25374987/look-twitter-reacts-in-shock-to-holly-holms-ko-of-ronda-rousey The day after this was announced,]] Holly Holm, a 20-1 underdog, [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson kicks Rousey's fucking head in]] [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable and breaks Rousey's undefeated streak.]] This came not too long after a controversy regarding the cover athlete for ''[[VideoGame/NHLHockey NHL 16]]''. Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane was supposed to be on the cover alongside his teammate, Jonathan Toews. Shortly after this was announced, Kane was accused of sexual assault, and EA Sports released the game with only Toews on the cover.
8th Feb '16 3:45:56 AM PF
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* '''Barry Sanders''', Detroit Lions running back (2000 cover): Stunned everybody by retiring before training camp while within striking distance of becoming the all-time leading rusher.[[note]]Supposedly, the Lion's less than admirable performances year after year, never reaching further than the Wildcard Playoffs, eventually quenched his competitive spirit and made him decide to leave the game.[[/note]]

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* '''Barry Sanders''', Detroit Lions running back (2000 cover): Stunned everybody by retiring before training camp while within striking distance of becoming the all-time leading rusher.[[note]]Supposedly, the Lion's Lions' less than admirable performances year after year, never reaching further than excluding the Wildcard Playoffs, 1991 season where they reached the NFC Championship Game, eventually quenched his competitive spirit and made him decide to leave the game.[[/note]]
7th Feb '16 9:05:06 PM CornwindEvilman
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-->--'''Gregg Easterbrook''', ESPN.com

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-->--'''Gregg Easterbrook''', ESPN.com
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7th Feb '16 8:58:37 PM CornwindEvilman
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* '''Barry Sanders''', Detroit Lions running back (2000 cover): Stunned everybody by retiring before training camp while within striking distance of becoming the all-time leading rusher.

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* '''Barry Sanders''', Detroit Lions running back (2000 cover): Stunned everybody by retiring before training camp while within striking distance of becoming the all-time leading rusher.[[note]]Supposedly, the Lion's less than admirable performances year after year, never reaching further than the Wildcard Playoffs, eventually quenched his competitive spirit and made him decide to leave the game.[[/note]]
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