The so-called Madden Curse has brought head-to-head football fans over the last three decades: for many years, players who appeared on the cover of the football simulator were injured or signed horrible sports seasons, something that has been customary For several consecutive years. Tom Brady, who will be on the new cover of the game, has not hesitated to talk about it on his official Facebook page.
“I wanted to let you know that I’m going to be on the cover of Madden NFL 18,” he told his followers Brady, “I’ve heard that some of you are worried about something known as ‘the Madden Curse.’ “He said before breaking a mirror with a hammer and crossing under a ladder in the same clip.
The reality is that it is nothing more than a mere superstition, a myth enhanced by a sport in which there are usually more injuries than usual. However, the so-called Madden Curse has not been manifested for years. Some of the last players to suffer it have been Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings, Peyton Hillis of the Cleveland Browns, Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints and Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
To the delight of 9-year-old Jack Brady, the five-time Super Bowl champion will be the player on the cover of Madden 18, following his New England Patriots teammate Rob Gronkowski.
“I think it’s great,” Brady said. “I grew up not far from the headquarters of EA Sports and some of my neighbors and best friends worked there and we hung out at the gym they built in the facility where a lot of the 49ers would go. Years, is really an honor, so when the opportunity presented itself to me, it was something that I would not reject, “said the player.
While he points out that he works extra to stay in shape – how many NFL players are in as good or better shape at age 39 as they were a decade ago? – Brady recognizes that he has heard of the curse of the game, but it does not frighten him.