Saints QB Drew Brees To Grace Madden 11 Cover
It probably wasn't all that difficult to choose an athlete for the cover of this year's Madden installment. But remember, it was up to you.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees won the Super Bowl last season and due to his 32 of 39 passing for 288 yards and 2 TDs, he also managed to earn the game's coveted MVP award. So it's fitting that EA has announced that Brees will grace the cover of Madden NFL 11 this year; he won the online poll contest that also featured defensive end Jared Allen of the Minnesota Vikings and wide receiver Reggie Wayne of the Indianapolis Colts. But EA is continuing with their fan connection, as they're now letting you rate rookie players in the NFL draft. Madden NFL 11 is set to release in August - per tradition - for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, PS2, PSP, and iPhone. One of the title's new features will be GameFlow, a new coaching system that allows the player to call "more realistic, situational plays in less time." It'll also boast an overhauled presentation plus all-new animations. Now the only question is whether or not Brees fears the notorious "Madden Curse." Perhaps he shouldn't, though; EA didn't select him, remember, so perhaps that will kill the curse, which absolutely exists...no, really. It does. Just ask guys named Vick, Young, Alexander, McNabb, and Polamalu; even if they weren't injured, their careers took a significant downturn after being on the cover of Madden.
But hey, we're not really superstitious. Who's picking the Saints to win it all again next season? Think Brees can pull off the repeat? Maybe having the fans pick him is good luck.
4/23/2010 12:21:43 PM Ben Dutka