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