The Madden curse, if there is one, will apply to one of two high-profile NFC players this year.
The contrived bracket-style tournament has been whittled down to Lions receiver Calvin Johnson and Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.
Packers fans surely are rejoicing, given that quarterback Aaron Rodgers once again has escaped the injuries, struggles, and/or outright goofy behavior that occurs after a player lands on the cover of the most popular (in large part because it’s the only) NFL-licensed console video game.
So is there anything to the Madden curse? As former Ravens coach Brian Billick told PFT Live last week, “I’m not superstitious, but I don’t want my star player anywhere near that thing.”
Voting continues until next Wednesday. Panthers fans, vote for Johnson. Lions fans, vote for Newton.