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28th Feb '17 11:25:45 AM AreYouTyler
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* '''Antonio Brown''', Pittsburgh Steelers WR (2017 cover; iOS playoffs): Brown averted the curse by being named to his fifth Pro Bowl and third All-Pro team, catching 12 touchdowns. However, the Steelers fell short of the Super Bowl, losing to the Patriots in the AFC Championship, 36-17.
5th Feb '17 8:57:19 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* '''Rob Gronkowski''', New England Patriots tight end (2017 cover, consoles): Gronk, the runner-up to last year's tournament, was selected to appear on the cover. No tournament was held 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 alleged role in the Deflategate scandal, and directly affected when he missed the first two weeks due to injuries. He then suffered a season-ending back injury in Week 10 against the Seahawks, and underwent surgery two weeks later. Nonetheless, the Patriots clinched the AFC East division with a 14-2 record, and are the AFC Champions heading into Super Bowl LI.

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* '''Rob Gronkowski''', New England Patriots tight end (2017 cover, consoles): Gronk, the runner-up to last year's tournament, was selected to appear on the cover. No tournament was held 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 alleged role in the Deflategate scandal, and directly affected when he missed the first two weeks due to injuries. He then suffered a season-ending back injury in Week 10 against the Seahawks, and underwent surgery two weeks later. Nonetheless, the Patriots clinched the AFC East division with a 14-2 record, and are the AFC Champions heading into later won Super Bowl LI.LI (which Gronk didn't participate in). Depending on one's point of view, either the curse died because Gronk's team won it all in the end or it still lives on because of what transpired to him during the season.
3rd Feb '17 7:05:55 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* '''Rob Gronkowski''', New England Patriots tight end (2017 cover, consoles): Gronk, the runner-up to last year's tournament, was selected to appear on the cover. No tournament was held 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 alleged role in the Deflategate scandal, and directly affected when he missed the first two weeks due to injuries. He then suffered a season-ending back injury in Week 10 against the Seahawks, and underwent surgery two weeks later. Nonetheless, the Patriots clinched the AFC East division with a 14-2 record.

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* '''Rob Gronkowski''', New England Patriots tight end (2017 cover, consoles): Gronk, the runner-up to last year's tournament, was selected to appear on the cover. No tournament was held 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 alleged role in the Deflategate scandal, and directly affected when he missed the first two weeks due to injuries. He then suffered a season-ending back injury in Week 10 against the Seahawks, and underwent surgery two weeks later. Nonetheless, the Patriots clinched the AFC East division with a 14-2 record.record, and are the AFC Champions heading into Super Bowl LI.
2nd Jan '17 4:36:35 PM JudasZala
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* '''Rob Gronkowski''', New England Patriots tight end (2017 cover, consoles): Gronk, the runner-up to last year's tournament, was selected to appear on the cover. No tournament was held 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, and directly affected when he missed the first two weeks due to injuries. He then suffered a season-ending back injury in Week 10 against the Seahawks, and underwent surgery two weeks later. Nonetheless, the Patriots clinched the AFC East division with a 13-2 record.
* '''Von Miller''', Denver Broncos linebacker (2017 cover, iOS): Miller managed to avert the curse by leading the AFC in sacks with 13.5 through 15 games. However, the Broncos lost both of their 2015 starting [=QBs=]; Creator/PeytonManning retired and Brock Osweiler signed with the Houston Texans as a free agent. The Broncos fell to 8-7 (as of Week 16) and failed to qualify for the playoffs.

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* '''Rob Gronkowski''', New England Patriots tight end (2017 cover, consoles): Gronk, the runner-up to last year's tournament, was selected to appear on the cover. No tournament was held 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 alleged role in the Deflategate scandal, and directly affected when he missed the first two weeks due to injuries. He then suffered a season-ending back injury in Week 10 against the Seahawks, and underwent surgery two weeks later. Nonetheless, the Patriots clinched the AFC East division with a 13-2 14-2 record.
* '''Von Miller''', Denver Broncos linebacker (2017 cover, iOS): Miller managed to avert the curse by leading the AFC in sacks with 13.5 through 15 games. However, the Broncos lost both of their 2015 starting [=QBs=]; Creator/PeytonManning retired and Brock Osweiler signed with the Houston Texans as a free agent. The Broncos fell to 8-7 (as of Week 16) 9-7 and failed to qualify for the playoffs.
30th Dec '16 1:32:49 PM AreYouTyler
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* '''Rob Gronkowski''', New England Patriots tight end (2017 cover, consoles): Gronk, the runner-up to last year's tournament, was selected to appear on the cover. No tournament was held 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, and directly affected when he missed the first two weeks due to injuries. He then suffered a season-ending back injury in Week 10 against the Seahawks, and underwent surgery two weeks later.
* '''Von Miller''', Denver Broncos linebacker (2017 cover, iOS): Miller managed to avert the curse so far by scoring 12.5 sacks through 11 games. However, the Broncos lost both of their 2015 starting [=QBs=]; Creator/PeytonManning retired and Brock Osweiler signed with the Houston Texans as a free agent. The Broncos fell to 8-7 (as of Week 16) and failed to qualify for the playoffs.

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* '''Rob Gronkowski''', New England Patriots tight end (2017 cover, consoles): Gronk, the runner-up to last year's tournament, was selected to appear on the cover. No tournament was held 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, and directly affected when he missed the first two weeks due to injuries. He then suffered a season-ending back injury in Week 10 against the Seahawks, and underwent surgery two weeks later.
later. Nonetheless, the Patriots clinched the AFC East division with a 13-2 record.
* '''Von Miller''', Denver Broncos linebacker (2017 cover, iOS): Miller managed to avert the curse so far by scoring 12.5 leading the AFC in sacks with 13.5 through 11 15 games. However, the Broncos lost both of their 2015 starting [=QBs=]; Creator/PeytonManning retired and Brock Osweiler signed with the Houston Texans as a free agent. The Broncos fell to 8-7 (as of Week 16) and failed to qualify for the playoffs.



The curse may be spreading to other EA Sports titles, too. On November 13, 2015,[[note]]''[[TemptingFate a Friday the 13th, mind 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.

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The curse may be spreading to other EA Sports titles, too. On November 13, 2015,[[note]]''[[TemptingFate 2015,[[note]]''[[ThirteenIsUnlucky a Friday the 13th, mind 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.
25th Dec '16 11:37:22 PM JudasZala
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* '''Von Miller''', Denver Broncos linebacker (2017 cover, iOS): Miller managed to avert the curse so far by scoring 12.5 sacks through 11 games.

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* '''Von Miller''', Denver Broncos linebacker (2017 cover, iOS): Miller managed to avert the curse so far by scoring 12.5 sacks through 11 games. However, the Broncos lost both of their 2015 starting [=QBs=]; Creator/PeytonManning retired and Brock Osweiler signed with the Houston Texans as a free agent. The Broncos fell to 8-7 (as of Week 16) and failed to qualify for the playoffs.
14th Dec '16 7:33:46 AM JudasZala
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* '''Rob Gronkowski''', New England Patriots tight end (2017 cover, consoles): Gronk, the runner-up to last year's tournament, was selected to appear on the cover. No tournament was held 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, and directly affected when he missed the first two weeks due to injuries. He then suffered a potentially season-ending back injury in Week 10 against the Seahawks, and underwent surgery, which will put him out of action for at least two months.

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* '''Rob Gronkowski''', New England Patriots tight end (2017 cover, consoles): Gronk, the runner-up to last year's tournament, was selected to appear on the cover. No tournament was held 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, and directly affected when he missed the first two weeks due to injuries. He then suffered a potentially season-ending back injury in Week 10 against the Seahawks, and underwent surgery, which will put him out of action for at least surgery two months.weeks later.
3rd Dec '16 5:29:39 PM JudasZala
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* '''Odell Beckham Jr.''', New York Giants wide receiver (2016 cover): Determined by tournament, Beckham defeated New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski on May 13, 2015 to become the second Rookie of the Year winner to appear on the cover. Aside from his one-handed touchdown grab against the Cowboys in 2014, Beckham got attention again in 2015 when he got into a fight with Panthers cornerback Josh Norman throughout the entire game between the Giants and the then-undefeated Panthers, culminating with Beckham launching head first into Norman. As a result of his fight with Norman, Beckham was suspended for the next game against the Vikings, which they lost. Additionally, the Giants fell to 6-10 that year, and Giants head coach Tom Coughlin announced his resignation on January 4, 2016, after the Giants missed the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season.
* '''Rob Gronkowski''', New England Patriots tight end (2017 cover, consoles): Gronk, the runner-up to last year's tournament, was selected to appear on the cover. No tournament was held 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, and directly affected when he missed the first two weeks due to injuries. He then suffered a potentially season-ending back injury in Week 10 against the Seahawks, and will require surgery, which will put him out of action for at least two months.

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* '''Odell Beckham Jr.''', New York Giants wide receiver (2016 cover): Determined by tournament, Beckham defeated New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski on May 13, 2015 to become the second Rookie of the Year winner to appear on the cover. Aside from his one-handed touchdown grab against the Cowboys in 2014, Beckham got attention again in 2015 when he got into a fight with Panthers cornerback Josh Norman throughout the entire game between the Giants and the then-undefeated Panthers, culminating with Beckham launching head first into Norman. As a result of his fight with Norman, Beckham was suspended for the next game against the Vikings, which they lost. Additionally, after the Giants fell to 6-10 that year, and miss the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season, Giants head coach Tom Coughlin announced his resignation on January 4, 2016, after the Giants missed the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season.
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* '''Rob Gronkowski''', New England Patriots tight end (2017 cover, consoles): Gronk, the runner-up to last year's tournament, was selected to appear on the cover. No tournament was held 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, and directly affected when he missed the first two weeks due to injuries. He then suffered a potentially season-ending back injury in Week 10 against the Seahawks, and will require underwent surgery, which will put him out of action for at least two months.
1st Dec '16 7:43:54 PM JudasZala
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* '''Rob Gronkowski''', New England Patriots tight end (2017 cover): Gronk, the runner-up to last year's tournament, was selected to appear on the cover. No tournament was held 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, and directly affected when he missed the first two weeks due to injuries. He then suffered a season-ending back injury in season 10 and will require surgery.

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* '''Rob Gronkowski''', New England Patriots tight end (2017 cover): cover, consoles): Gronk, the runner-up to last year's tournament, was selected to appear on the cover. No tournament was held 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, and directly affected when he missed the first two weeks due to injuries. He then suffered a potentially season-ending back injury in season Week 10 against the Seahawks, and will require surgery.surgery, which will put him out of action for at least two months.
1st Dec '16 3:39:00 PM AreYouTyler
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* '''Rob Gronkowski''', New England Patriots tight end (2017 cover): Gronk, the runner-up to last year's tournament, was selected to appear on the cover. No tournament was held 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, and directly affected when he missed the first two weeks due to injuries.

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* '''Rob Gronkowski''', New England Patriots tight end (2017 cover): Gronk, the runner-up to last year's tournament, was selected to appear on the cover. No tournament was held 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, and directly affected when he missed the first two weeks due to injuries. He then suffered a season-ending back injury in season 10 and will require surgery.
* '''Von Miller''', Denver Broncos linebacker (2017 cover, iOS): Miller managed to avert the curse so far by scoring 12.5 sacks through 11 games.
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