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Madden Cover Athletes So Cursed They Are Falling Apart

EA releases box shots of Madden 10 featuring Larry Fitzgerald and Troy Polamalu.

This year's Madden game will feature two athletes, Larry Fitzgerald and Troy Polamalu, for the first time ever. My curious question of course is if they each made as much money from the deal as Brett Farve did last year. Also, does two people mean double the curse? They certainly don't look healthy, what with the evaporating body mass and angry eyes. Perhaps Madden games now take place next to a particle accelerator. Attached are some screenshots of these virtual Super Bowlers in action.





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Posted by snide
This year's Madden game will feature two athletes, Larry Fitzgerald and Troy Polamalu, for the first time ever. My curious question of course is if they each made as much money from the deal as Brett Farve did last year. Also, does two people mean double the curse? They certainly don't look healthy, what with the evaporating body mass and angry eyes. Perhaps Madden games now take place next to a particle accelerator. Attached are some screenshots of these virtual Super Bowlers in action.





Posted by JacobBrodersen

Don't fuck with the Jesus!

Posted by Splitterguy

Wow, looking at that box art makes the 10 look even weirder.

Posted by MetalGearSunny
Troy Polamalu fucking rules!
Posted by Sargus

Not a Madden fan, but I actually dig the style of the boxart.

Plus, Michael Crabtree was treated similarly on the cover of NCAA 10, and I'm a Texas Tech student. So boo yah.

Posted by Dion

Awesome, need to see Big Lebowski again...

Posted by Dethfish

Ugh, I hate both of these fucking teams with a passion. Wait...maybe this means they'll both get injured this year. Yay.

I kind of like the art style of the box though.

Posted by PLWolf

I like the cover. Hopefully I can reign in my hype this year and skip the game. come ooonnn will power!!

Posted by TooWalrus

I really wish that they'd just put a damn apostrophe in there.

Posted by Rowr

what is this game?

Posted by GeekDown

It's cool that Troy Polamalu is on the cover, but besides that it's pretty damn ugly.

Posted by Weltal
Metal_Gear_Sunny said:
"Troy Polamalu fucking rules!
"
This is the correct answer.
Posted by MattyFTM
Splitterguy said:
"Wow, looking at that box art makes the 10 look even weirder."
Yeah, it looks really odd.
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Posted by suneku

The Madden cover curse has been waning for the past couple years so I won't be surprise if nothing happens to these 2 guys.

Posted by zityz

Donny The Chinamen are Not the Issue here!

Posted by KillerFly

lol what the hell is up with that first screenshot?

Edited by NickM

looks like Street Fighter 4... in more ways then one

Posted by Magnus_Bulla

Hmmm, now that I see it on the box the 10 doesn't really look that bad after all.

Posted by mussbus999

Metal_Gear_Sunny has it right.

Posted by snake6phw

laughed so hard at first screenshot. i LOVE you guys.

Posted by HatKing

Well I was going to say don't fuck with the Jesus...but enough people said it already.  So instead I'll just say that if you don't get the reference you need to do some serious movie watching this weekend.

Posted by Media_Master

SF4 influence, definitly

Posted by Pibo47
JacobBrodersen said:
"Don't fuck with the Jesus!"
LMFAO!
Posted by mikevanpwn

I think the box looks great!  Great change in pace for that series.  I stopped playing at Madden 04 though.

Posted by ma_rc_01

Little street figther IV art style goin on

Posted by XaiaX

8 Year olds, dude.

Posted by LordAndrew

I'm disappointed by the lack of John Madden on the cover.

Posted by DragoonKain1687

American Football sucks, besides, it stole an older name. Stupid yankees, traditional football is way better.

Posted by TheHBK

I like the players and positioning, but the splash art style sucks moneky nuts.

Posted by LordAndrew
DragoonKain1687 said:
"American Football sucks, besides, it stole an older name. Stupid yankees, traditional football is way better. "
Which football is "traditional football"?
Posted by ImperiousRix

I take it away from you...
Then shove it up your ass and pull deh trigger til it goes... CLICK.

Posted by chronicsmoke

fitz is the fuckin man!!!!!

Posted by Reverseface

The CURSE will strike again just you see JUST YOU SEE!!!!

Posted by Claude

Double the trouble... I think the curse is over, take that Madden curse. I wonder what the Wii version box cover will look like? They're going with a different art style for Madden 10 for the Wii.

Posted by JediAutobot

The box art reminds me of an Eyeshield 21 vs screen, but this time it's the battle of the hair! :)

Posted by Coleslaw893

Wow, that's the first time I've ever looked at a cover for a Madden game and thought "Epic".

Still not going to buy it though.

Posted by Kraznor

Okay, seeing "Madden 10" printed on a box has me leaning to the "thats such a stupid sounding name" side of the argument. Madden 2010. Just looks better.

Posted by DickDarlington

So I guess we can do Focus Attacks now in Madden.

Posted by EndlessMike

I am THE JESUS

Posted by RHCPfan24

Thanks for the Lebowski reference. I need to see that again, lol.

Posted by Ryu

Good luck cursing Fitz!

Posted by Aaron_G

I actually like the cover this year. 

Posted by jakob187

I like the cover.

Posted by bwooduhs

Boxart actually looks good.

Posted by Karmum

I like the cover, but the screenshots seem weird. Madden's "graphical" improvements always seem to get more weird.

Posted by AgentJ
Metal_Gear_Sunny said:
"Troy Polamalu fucking rules!
"
He does, but the rest of the Steelers can go die in a fire.
Posted by DuhQbnSiLo

I love this boxart.. it looks so bad ass

Posted by CitizenKane

Ed Reed should have been on the cover.


Ed Reed



Posted by AndrewB

Two people means the curse is broken. But if they ever switch back to one....

Posted by OutOfBounds9000


The cover looks ermmm....weird?Like them two players are god or something.