If you weren’t convinced that John Madden has a serious man crush on Brett Favre then here’s even more proof. The fat man has decided to put the former (for now at least) Green Bay quarterback on the cover of next season’s Madden game. Yup, good ol’ No. 4 will be in our everyday lives for at least one more season according to SportsBusiness Daily who released the news yesterday about “Madden NFL 09.” Might sound far-fetched, but Favre appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman last night and confirmed the story.
Of course, this isn’t necessarily a good thing. We all know about the curse of the Madden game. Luckily, Favre probably won’t be on the field to get his neck snapped or his leg cracked, but drunken arrests or possible penn time could be looming if the cover trend holds true. Just to refresh everyone’s memories, past players to grace the game include Eddie George, Daunte Culpepper, Michael Vick, Ray Lewis, Dononvan McNabb and Shaun Alexander. But after the roller coaster ride that has been Favre’s life, a little Madden curse ain’t gonna hurt the gunslinger. And for players, the Packers should probably your new favorite team to control, considering this is Madden’s farewell gift to Favre, expect him to have 100-ratings across the board.
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