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EA Says: "Fine, YOU Pick The Madden Cover Athlete!"

There's no such thing as the "Madden Curse." ...but if you're a fan, you might be a bit leery about having a player from your favorite team on this year's cover.

And it seems EA is sick and tired of being accused of injuring players by slapping them on the latest Madden cover; this year, instead of selecting the player(s) that will grace the cover of Madden NFL 11, they're letting you choose. Visit the Doritos-sponsored Change the Game website, where you can pick between three options: Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, or Indianapolis Colts wide receiver, Reggie Wayne. The latter two players will meet in the Super Bowl this weekend, but Allen's Vikings lost to the Saints in the NFC Championship game. Who will you select? Personally, I went for Allen just 'cuz I think it'd be cool to see a defensive player on the cover. But I really should pick Brees because without him, the Saints wouldn't do jack next year and San Francisco could really benefit from that now-open playoff spot... Well, maybe they could if the management would select a real coach. Whatever. Anyway, you have to be signed in to vote but if you want your voice to be heard, give 'em your e-mail and make your selection.

Although it hasn't been officially announced just yet, we're guessing Madden NFL 11 will launch in mid-August as it always does. And the past few years have been great for the franchise, so we're looking forward to the new one.

P.S. Last year's cover featured both Pittsburgh's Troy Polamalu and Arizona's Larry Fitzgerald; I believe the latter didn't have any injuries during the season, but wasn't Polamalu out for a while...?  I forget now.

Related Game(s): Madden NFL 11

2/4/2010 8:59:42 PM John Shepard

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Comments (33 posts)

recks1jtp
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 9:41:19 PM
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So are they expecting us the pick the player to get injured next season? Or maybe since the fans are picking, it'll be good luck instead!

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photo K
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 10:24:17 AM

the thinking is that WHEN the player on the cover gets injured next season, that EA can say, well its not our fault, its the fans' fault, they picked him.

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MyWorstNightmar
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 9:42:38 PM
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Troy WAS sidelined for a period of time this year.

I say give it to the Super Bowl MVP every year. Or a star player from each of the two Super Bowl teams like they did last year.

Say Manning on one side and Brees on the other.

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 12:29:25 AM

Do what SC4 did. Have Manning only playable on the PS3 and Brees for the 360.

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JMO_INDY
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 5:47:06 AM

I like LV's thinking, make the great quarterback for the great console, and the sub-par quarterback foe the sub-par console, Manning-PS3, Brees-360, it all makes sense.

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nogoat23
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 10:15:23 AM

Aww, I like Brees. Secondly, sub par confuses me. Aren't you supposed to get below par in golf?

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Jian2069
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 5:18:42 PM

sub doesnt necessarily mean below

it could mean like... inferior to? you know what I mean

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Geobaldi
Monday, February 08, 2010 @ 12:50:25 AM

Looks like the Super Bowl today proved that Peyton is the subpar QB lol.

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michiganfan1983
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 9:44:45 PM
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Yes Polamalu was injuryed in the first game and while Fitzgerald may not have been hurt he didn't have a big year. Not trying to support the madden curse just stating the facts. It's football people, a contact sport will eventually cause injuries and plenty of people got injured this season and they were not on the cover of madden.

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geovanwitdakick
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 9:46:02 PM
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Well, to add on to Myworstnightmar said, I'd like to see two people on the cover, one being an offensive player, & one being a defensive player, of each team. It'd be hard to snub Manning or Freeney though. Or Brees over Darren Sharper. Ahh crap, never mind lol. Manning & Brees would be just fine.

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Alienange
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 9:51:26 PM
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Put a level 12 paladin on the cover. Then I'll buy it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 10:28:52 PM
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It could be a curse. You don't know. Someone may have realized that they were buying reskins and put a curse on em.

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fluffer nutter
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 10:49:54 PM
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John's a 49ers fan too? ;)

Last edited by fluffer nutter on 2/4/2010 10:50:02 PM

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 11:50:40 PM

strange, I also believe Ben happens to be a 49's fan...hmmmmm

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rogers71
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 6:20:51 AM

Could Ben be writing under a false name?

That could explain why John never comments in his articles.

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___________
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 11:37:21 PM
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the only maden curse here is every time i choose to use the "madden play" it always works out for the worse.
i wish there was another NRL game out, the PSP just recently got one but it sucks and for some reason NRL3 is only on wii.
the ps2 games were fantastic besides the bugs they were allot of fun to play i use to get days of joy reaping revenge on the 1999 grand final.
one day ill never forget.

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Naztycuts
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 11:43:55 PM
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The only Madden curse is the lack of quality of Madden 10, anytime it shows players on the sideline their number is 00, the presentation is worse than NFL2K4's but it received critical acclaim for this shoddy presentation (it's so vague!), the superstar mode should have been removed IMO, no interviews, no movie scripts, nothing special for any seasonal achievements (Pro Bowl, Super Bowl win etc.) The only improvement was the actual gameplay was better than 09's and Allen gets my vote I <3 defense

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Bugzbunny109
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 11:57:01 PM
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Awesome! Now WE get to choose who gets hurt this year. I still think this "curse" is a total scam....

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 12:30:01 AM

Of course it's a scam, just like karma, jesus, and The Beatles.

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MyWorstNightmar
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 10:35:54 AM

LV, If you are going to capitalize The Beatles, please capitalize Jesus! ;)

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 1:43:27 PM

You wiseguy!

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BeezleDrop
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 12:14:43 AM
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How about no more Madden games, that sounds much better.

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Kratosblades
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 12:40:37 AM
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i agree beezledrop no more madden!!!!!!

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JMO_INDY
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 5:49:15 AM
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It would be funny if they just put a stadium or a team logo in the background, why does there HAVE to be a player on the cover? JW.

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realmadpuppy
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 6:34:32 AM
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only a sports retard would come up with the "madden curse" to justify something happening to a player.

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Arvis
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 8:56:37 AM
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I think they should go back to putting JOHN MADDEN on the cover! Bustin' through a wall with a football in his hands, and a giant smile on his humongous face.... Yeah, those were the days. :D

-Arvis

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fuk u
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 12:55:43 PM
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I dont care who is on the cover im not getting madden 11 nor 12 im settled with M10 as long as they dont shut down the madden 10 server like EA did with other servers... then im good with 10 i mean how can it get much better than 10 anyways "we added a new juke move and QB super-duper vision" fuk that. lol they really got to do something over the top for me to get any new Madden games in the near future, with that said they should put a SUPERBOWL MVP on the cover or best player/'two players' on the cover.

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Hitch
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 4:37:52 PM
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No Chris Johnson? WTF?!?

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Kowhoho
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 4:58:04 PM
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Watch the madden 10 rap put up by mega64 on YouTube. That pretty much sums up my feelings about the series.

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Jian2069
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 5:20:43 PM
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haha, I don't buy madden games so I'm not even going to vote.

The madden series is soooo redundant.

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Geobaldi
Monday, February 08, 2010 @ 12:51:45 AM
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The whole Madden franchise is a curse if you ask me.

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nogoat23
Monday, February 08, 2010 @ 5:13:12 PM
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They could put the recent hall of fame inductees on the cover, Jerry Rice & Emmitt Smith

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BikerSaint
Monday, February 08, 2010 @ 9:41:43 PM
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Well, looks like my bikerSAINT"S won it all
the marbles....

"PAY UP"

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