Shaun Alexander has a broken foot and is out indefinitely at this point. As soon as I heard the news last night, I said to myself. Yup, the Madden Curse has struck again. Basically everyone who has appeared on the cover of the Madden football game for like this past decade has had something horrible happen to them. Injuries and really bad seasons mainly, sometimes both, sometimes their career ended shortly thereafter.
When it came time for my fantasy football draft, I had the first pick. Shaun Alexander was considered by many to be the best overall player on the board. I skipped him solely based on the Madden Curse. I know it sounds nuts, but anyone who graces that cover will never be drated by me that season… no way.