Who Will Be EA Sports Madden Football Coverboy? - Thursday 15th of December 2005

ZAPOTE, Costa Rica – Many of you are avid videogamers and if you are, "EA Sports Madden Football" is one of the best sportsgames ever made. NFL players that have graced the cover, though, have a muchdifferent opinion. Since 2000 the cover of the must-own football video gamehas had a picture of an NFL player instead of John Madden. Every single playerexcept for Ray Lewis saw a substantial drop in production after his appearanceon the cover. This year was no different has the cover boy was Eagles QBDonovan McNabb, who not only has had to deal with the T.O. drama, but has beenbogged down with a sports hernia that has affected his play all season long.

The first cover boy was RB Eddie George, who saw his numbers dropdramatically the season after he appeared on the cover, going from 1509rushing yards to 939. The next season it was QB Daunte Culpepper who saw hisTD passes drop from 33 to 14. The year 2003 saw RB Marshall Faulk grace thecover and his yardage production drop by over 400 yards. The most infamous ofall the cover curses befell QB Mike Vick in 2004, whose numbers had to dropafter he hurt himself in the preseason and only played 5 games all year. It isanyone's guess who could be 2007's cover boy, but it is a pretty safe bet thatwhoever it is would rather he be on the cover of Playgirl instead.

"It would seem like an honor to be featured on the cover of Madden, butwith all the players seemingly having bad years or getting hurt after being onthe cover, it is anything but an honor anymore" said WagerWeb.com CEO DaveJohnson. "We have received a large amount of wagers on WR Terrell Owensgracing the cover of Madden 07. At +12 to 1 (Win $1200 for every $100 bet)he's garnering the most attention.

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