Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Calvin Johnson (pictured above) was unstoppable last season. Will the Madden Curse slow down the guy people refer to as Megatron?
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
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Tagged Barry Sanders, Brett Favre, Calvin Johnson, Daunte Culpepper, Detroit Lions, Donovan McNabb, Dorsey Levens, Drew Brees, Eddie George, Garrison Hearst, John Madden, Larry Fitzgerald, Madden Curse, Marshall Faulk, Michael Vick, NFL, Peyton Hillis, Ray Lewis, Shaun Alexander, Troy Polamalu, Vince Young
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By Nick Craddock
“A Dandy Randy Moss Haiku”
He runs fast and catches balls.
Shame, he was lazy.
Randy Moss was largely unstoppable during his 13-year NFL career.
Defenses changed schemes because of the wide receiver and still Moss would zoom past members of the opposing secondary for a score.
His coaches tried to reign in his vivacious personality and still Moss managed to dictate how and when he was going to play, or otherwise scorn a franchise.
The NFL attempted to punish Moss through his pocketbook, but you knew Moss was still going to be able to take care of his fines with “straight cash homey.” Continue reading
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Tagged Andre Johnson, Calvin Johnson, Daunte Culpepper, DeSean Jackson, Greg Jennings, Hall of Fame, Jerry Rice, Minnesota Vikings, NFL, Randy Moss, Steve Johnson