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Madden 10 Cover Athletes Revealed

Yes, this is a good plan for the new decade: curse two athletes instead of one.

The cover for Madden 2010 has been revealed, and as you can see, it features both Steelers safety Troy Polamalu and Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. It's a logical choice, as the two stars clashed in last season's Super Bowl, but those teams really need those guys in 2009/2010. Let's just hope both players survive the curse and remain healthy for the entire season; for more pics, visit the Joystiq gallery. The game is scheduled to arrive on August 14, and you can bet that GameStop will be having a midnight launch for the most anticipated sports release of the year, so mark your calendars, pigskin fans. Last year's entry was a step in the right direction and far better than Madden 2008 (especially as far as the PlayStation 3 version was concerned), and we have high hopes for Madden 10. The big man may have retired but they've already said that the series will continue on, now in honor of the freshly departed legendary broadcaster. Besides, what might happen if they tried to change the name of the franchise? What kind of marketing campaign would they need to remind millions that "Madden" is now...uh..."NFL Football"...?

Anyway, you can bet that reporters are going to be asking Polamalu and Fitzgerald what they think of the curse. Just don't laugh it off like everyone else, guys. If you treat it seriously, you might save yourselves!

Related Game(s): Madden 10

4/24/2009 Ben Dutka

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crump602
Friday, April 24, 2009 @ 1:08:53 PM
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Nice cover, good to see the Cards on there.

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Skatejimmy5
Friday, April 24, 2009 @ 1:18:49 PM
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Not a very big football fan, or at all actually. I love NHL though.

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coverton341
Friday, April 24, 2009 @ 1:48:38 PM

That is what I am talking about. God I wish the Sharks would act like they did in the regular season now that they are in the playoffs but they are instead acting like a bunch of emotional children. Looks like Boston this year.

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packersfan66
Friday, April 24, 2009 @ 3:25:25 PM

boston isnt gonna get past the wings.. that is unless osgood doesnt play like last night. 5 goals against the jackets is baddd

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dlte
Friday, April 24, 2009 @ 11:40:45 PM

GO WINGS

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maxpontiac
Friday, April 24, 2009 @ 1:43:49 PM
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Being how this should be the first Madden with trophy support, I am even more excited about it.

Every year I say I am done with Madden (due to the ineptness of the PS3 version for one reason or another) but some of the changes they have made actually look like they did something worthwhile.

Nice to see Arizona Cardinals and Madden Cover in the same sentence. Still wish the Cards would brought AZ a Lombardi though..

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coverton341
Friday, April 24, 2009 @ 1:57:29 PM
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Are they really going to add trophies to sports games too? Do sports games have achievements on the 360?

If so NHL '10 here I come!

Last edited by coverton341 on 4/24/2009 1:57:54 PM

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djduke316
Friday, April 24, 2009 @ 6:34:19 PM

EVERY game released from here on out should have trophy support.

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556pineapple
Friday, April 24, 2009 @ 2:08:27 PM
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Haven't owned a Madden game this generation yet... maybe I'll pick this one up.

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SarahPalinMILF
Friday, April 24, 2009 @ 2:23:25 PM
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why is their a curse?...someone please explain...

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Schmitty
Friday, April 24, 2009 @ 3:00:48 PM

in the past almost every player who has been on the cover has had a season ending injury

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djduke316
Friday, April 24, 2009 @ 6:38:42 PM

With the exception of Brett Farve since he retired after a sucky season. God, I wish someone pounded him a good one before he did!

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Reccaman18
Monday, April 27, 2009 @ 11:41:39 PM

Farve did get hurt, but it wasnt too serious.

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JcBball717
Friday, April 24, 2009 @ 3:22:47 PM
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madden better get off his ass and do something about this game. madden 07 for ps2 was THE best madden...now for the ps3 and 360 madden changed so much it suuuuucks. why is john madden so fat?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, April 24, 2009 @ 3:45:10 PM
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Thank god John Madden is retiring. His senseless rambling and obvious comments made the mute button a requirement. "Okay he's got the ball now he needs to run it to the end zone." Umm yeah he does.

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Reccaman18
Monday, April 27, 2009 @ 11:43:45 PM

lol My favorite was when he said, "Now theres a guy who cant see without his contacts in." Yes, he actually said that. It was hysterical!

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Naga
Friday, April 24, 2009 @ 3:58:44 PM
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They're doomed.......

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Cheroqui
Friday, April 24, 2009 @ 4:01:21 PM
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SarPalMil... You asked about the Madden Curse. Players that appear on the cover either have a significant drop in stats and production, have a bad injury, or their careers drastically fade & end.

Here's some links for you to check out. It will give you a break down.

http://fantom1979.homeip.net/madden.html
http://www.snopes.com/sports/football/maddencurse.asp
http://gaming.wikia.com/wiki/Madden_curse

There may even be question as to whether NCAA cover athletes have lackluster careers once entering the NFL.

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NoMoreWar
Friday, April 24, 2009 @ 5:33:07 PM
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can i just point out that my boy Brian Johnson is on the ps3 cover of NCAA Football 10

http://news.softpedia.com/images/news2/NCAA-Football-10-Cover-Athletes-Announced-2.jpg

GO UTES!!

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King James
Friday, April 24, 2009 @ 6:01:04 PM
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LOL...I know Steeler/Cardinal fans are pissed.

That Madden curse is real.

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NoMoreWar
Friday, April 24, 2009 @ 7:41:31 PM

i'm a Steelers fan and i'm not at all pissed. i think its awesome. there is no f***ing curse. its a dangerous sport and sh*t can happen

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King James
Sunday, April 26, 2009 @ 3:33:24 AM

Keep telling yourself that.

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Shellshock92
Friday, April 24, 2009 @ 9:20:49 PM
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Bout time a Steeler was on the cover,but it is a great cover regardless,WE ALL KNOW POLAMALU WOULD WIN THIS HEAD TO HEAD!! HA HA HA!!

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dlte
Friday, April 24, 2009 @ 11:41:44 PM
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at first i thought i wouldnt like the cover, but it actually looks pretty good

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Reccaman18
Monday, April 27, 2009 @ 11:49:53 PM

(puts on Madden voice) If the quarterback has the ball, and he throws it to the receiver in the in-zone and he catches it, that's gonna be a touchdown! But if the referee throws a flag and he didn't make a mistake, then there is probably gonna be a penalty!

Just a side note, I can actually do the madden voice. :)

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dveisalive
Saturday, April 25, 2009 @ 8:04:52 PM
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Should of just had Troy on it!

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Reccaman18
Monday, April 27, 2009 @ 11:46:40 PM
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I hate the Cardinals 'cause Im a Niner, and I dont like the Steelers 'cause they're a really dirty playing team. I like the cover though. I always like it when they do something like this.

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