Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers Avoids the Madden Curse

By zachkruse

Now that it’s all over, it’s time for us all to admit it.

We never wanted our quarterback on the cover of Madden ’12.

Aaron Rodgers was upset by Peyton Hillis in the semi-finals of the Madden ’12 cover vote, eliminating the Packers quarterback from a finals matchup with Eagles quarterback Michael Vick.

While it would have been cool initially to see Rodgers on the cover, no one seemed too upset over the upset decision announced today.

I, for one, don’t exactly believe in the “Madden Curse.” How could a video game cover really sway the fortunes of an NFL player? Of course, it can’t.

However, it’s hard to argue with the trend that has developed. The history shows that if you’re on the Madden cover, something goes terribly wrong for you the next season.

With Rodgers out of the running, the Packers should be safe from any kind of bad trend entering Green Bay.

EA Sports might not like the upset (they must be hoping Vick beats Hillis in the final—can you imagine how ugly and unmarketable that cover would be if he didn’t?) but Packers fans shouldn’t get too down.

Let’s keep the odds in our favor, even if it cost our quarterback the attention he should have rightfully earned on the cover of Madden ’12.



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