Superstition or curs? is that question that has been on the mind of many sports fans for over 20 years. This belief is that once a star NFL player is on the cover of the Madden football video game, that season or the following season they are cursed in one way or another. Lets take a second to look at the most recent cause for this argument with Rob Gronkowski. He appeared on the cover of Madden 17 and despite his team, the New England Patriots making it all the way to a victorious Super Bowl, his season was riddled with injuries.
This phenomenon has become so widely recognized and validated that the gambling world has issued bets on whether or not that years Madden cover player will be injured the following season. I would say thats a pretty safe bet!
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