Madden Cover Athletes So Cursed They Are Falling Apart

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Posted by snide (2671 posts) -
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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#1 Posted by snide (2671 posts) -
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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#2 Posted by JacobBrodersen (376 posts) -

Don't fuck with the Jesus!

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#3 Posted by Splitterguy (90 posts) -

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

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#4 Posted by MetalGearSunny (7469 posts) -
Troy Polamalu fucking rules!
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#5 Posted by Sargus (768 posts) -

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.

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#6 Posted by Dion (31 posts) -

Awesome, need to see Big Lebowski again...

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#7 Posted by Dethfish (3795 posts) -

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.

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#8 Posted by PLWolf (967 posts) -

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

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#9 Posted by TooWalrus (13383 posts) -

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

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#10 Posted by Rowr (5861 posts) -

what is this game?

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#11 Posted by GeekDown (1179 posts) -

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

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#12 Posted by Weltal (2304 posts) -
Metal_Gear_Sunny said:
"Troy Polamalu fucking rules!
"
This is the correct answer.
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#13 Posted by MattyFTM (14776 posts) -
Splitterguy said:
"Wow, looking at that box art makes the 10 look even weirder."
Yeah, it looks really odd.
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#14 Posted by suneku (3005 posts) -

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.

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#15 Posted by zityz (2366 posts) -

Donny The Chinamen are Not the Issue here!

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#16 Posted by KillerFly (454 posts) -

lol what the hell is up with that first screenshot?

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#17 Edited by NickM (1154 posts) -

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

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#18 Posted by Magnus_Bulla (114 posts) -

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

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#19 Posted by mussbus999 (415 posts) -

Metal_Gear_Sunny has it right.

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#20 Posted by snake6phw (207 posts) -

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

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#21 Posted by HatKing (7228 posts) -

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.

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#22 Posted by Media_Master (3259 posts) -

SF4 influence, definitly

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#23 Posted by Pibo47 (3238 posts) -
JacobBrodersen said:
"Don't fuck with the Jesus!"
LMFAO!
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#24 Posted by mikevanpwn (433 posts) -

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

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#25 Posted by ma_rc_01 (385 posts) -

Little street figther IV art style goin on

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#26 Posted by XaiaX (96 posts) -

8 Year olds, dude.

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#27 Posted by LordAndrew (14601 posts) -

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

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#28 Posted by DragoonKain1687 (751 posts) -

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

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#29 Posted by TheHBK (5664 posts) -

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

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#30 Posted by LordAndrew (14601 posts) -
DragoonKain1687 said:
"American Football sucks, besides, it stole an older name. Stupid yankees, traditional football is way better. "
Which football is "traditional football"?
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#31 Posted by ImperiousRix (3095 posts) -

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

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#32 Posted by chronicsmoke (1033 posts) -

fitz is the fuckin man!!!!!

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#33 Posted by Reverseface (1223 posts) -

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

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#34 Posted by Claude (16648 posts) -

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.

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#35 Posted by JediAutobot (231 posts) -

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

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#36 Posted by Coleslaw893 (462 posts) -

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.

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#37 Posted by Kraznor (1616 posts) -

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.

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#38 Posted by DickDarlington (115 posts) -

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

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#39 Posted by EndlessMike (543 posts) -

I am THE JESUS

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#40 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8663 posts) -

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

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#41 Posted by Ryu (394 posts) -

Good luck cursing Fitz!

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#42 Posted by Aaron_G (1681 posts) -

I actually like the cover this year. 

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#43 Posted by jakob187 (22822 posts) -

I like the cover.

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#44 Posted by bwooduhs (1680 posts) -

Boxart actually looks good.

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#45 Posted by Karmum (11515 posts) -

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

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#46 Posted by AgentJ (8995 posts) -
Metal_Gear_Sunny said:
"Troy Polamalu fucking rules!
"
He does, but the rest of the Steelers can go die in a fire.
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#47 Posted by DuhQbnSiLo (2241 posts) -

I love this boxart.. it looks so bad ass

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#48 Posted by citizenkane (10873 posts) -

Ed Reed should have been on the cover.


Ed Reed
Ed Reed



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#49 Posted by AndrewB (7814 posts) -

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

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#50 Posted by OutOfBounds9000 (2513 posts) -


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

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