Favre Vs. the Madden Curse

Ronald LipmanCorrespondent IAugust 7, 2008

Aug. 7, 08

So if you don't know already, you don't know much. Yes, Favre is on his way to New York.  The largest media market in the world to go play for the J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS.  Also near, is the release date of the newest installment of the world wide phenomena... MADDEN 09! 

As many know already, Favre was made the cover boy for this year, and yes, he is still in a Green Bay uniform. Aw, will it ever end or is it just starting?  The Madden curse has been around since 1999, the first year that someone else other than John Madden started being on the cover. 

The curse's first victim was Garrison Hearst.  Hearst broke the fibula bone in his left leg on the first play of scrimmage in the NFC divisional playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons in January 1999. 

Other notable victims of the curse include of course Mike Vick, Vince Young, Donovan McNabb and most recently Shawn Alexander.  Who all fell victim to some kind of ill end. 

So, does it exist?  Well, it seems like John Madden's favorite player in the galaxy has a  diffrent kind of curse... the JETS? Or is it all a gift from the football gods to Favre?  Either way, all you Madden-heads and Jet fans can all go to the EA sports website and download a new updated copy of Madden 09, with Favre in a Jets uniform, cool.

Ron Lipman