By Josh Kramer
Things are good for Calvin Johnson these days. He just had a career year in which he took NFL secondaries by storm reeling in 96 catches and 16 touchdowns. The guy was simply phenomenal in every sense of the word. He lived up to his well-known nickname “Megatron.” In addition, the Detroit Lions made the playoffs for the first time since 1999. Lastly, CJ just signed a robust contract for eight years and 132 million. Things just got even better yesterday.
Calvin “Megatron” Johnson will appear on the cover of “Madden NFL 2013.” A highly regarded honor for NFL players these days.
Nothing is ever as good as it seems though. Don’t tell me that you are not aware of the widely known Madden curse.
The first edition of Madden NFL (the video game) was released in 1988. Ever since, the game that bears the name of one of the NFL’s all-time great coaches has become a phenomenon. Starting in 1999, players began appearing on the cover. Here is a history of the cover boys. Continue reading