View Full Version : Funny ESPN Article On "Cover Curses" (Apparently It DIDN'T Start With Madden)

04-19-2007, 04:36 PM
Cover curses: A history

By Kurt Snibbe
Page 2

Despite what you may have heard, read or seen, EA's Madden did not invent the cover curse (http://sports.espn.go.com/videogames/news/story?id=2839880).

In fact, the popular football game is only the latest in a long line of endorsements gone awry. And if you do your homework like we did, you'll find that many of the major injuries and incidents in the sports world can be traced back to one thing -- an athlete looking to make an extra buck.

Greed? Karma? Who knows? The facts never lie as you will see in the history of the cover curse........


Here's a little sample of some of the "cover curses"

Pacman Jones: Trouble, 2007
Forget the arrests, the police questioning ... Pacman Jones didn't feel the wrath of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell until he splashed his mug on this cover.


04-19-2007, 05:14 PM
Ryan Leaf: Pinball, 1998
The second pick in the draft, Leaf was curiously unable to get any product deals as a rookie other than a local car dealership commercial and this pinball machine. He threw two TDs and 15 picks as a rookie and was soon out of the league, but still hold the top three spots on this game currently found in his parents' basement.