After turning in a magical rookie season, Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham’s not worried about a curse.
The bad ju-ju that has sometimes come with being on the Madden video game cover doesn’t worry Beckham, who won the fan voting over Rob Gronkowski for the prestigious honor.
“I don’t really believe in curses much,” Beckham said, on ESPN, via Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News. “A curse is something somebody wishes upon you.”
It’s one that’s visited players such as Eddie George and Marshall Faulk and Peyton Hillis (how exactly did he end up there anyway?), and while last year’s cover boy Richard Sherman made it to the Super Bowl, he lost.
But after becoming an instant celebrity last year with his one-handed catches, Beckham’s the first Giant to make the cover, and he’s hoping it’s not a bad sign.