Last night it was announced Rob Gronkowski will be the Madden 17 cover boy.
I didn't even know there was a contest going on right now for the cover. Last year I feel like they advertised it a ton when Gronk was the runner up to Odell, but didn't see anything this year. Maybe I'm getting too old? People have been saying the Madden curse is dead ever since Calvin Johnson was on the cover but I don't believe that. That was only like 3 years ago, I don't think we're out of the woods yet. This isn't like a championship curse where once you will a title it's over forever. Madden Curse is forever. Richard Sherman and Odell Beckham had good seasons too, but whats that 3 of the last 15 guys? Marshall Faulk, Daunte Culpepper, Michael Vick, Shaun Alexander, Peyton Hillis, Vince Young, that's just off the top of my head I'm sure theres more guys who the Madden Curse got to.
I know I'm getting older and not supposed to be playing video games a ton but I still love madden. It's the same game every year and I still get it and play a dozen years of a franchise with the Patriots. I have no issue with the game at all. Madden is the only game I truly care about because I love football so much, and I'm very good at Madden. It's kind of crazy a Patriot has never been on the cover before, I mean they are the premiere franchise of the NFL the last 15 years, but I guess everybody hates us too much. But nobody hates Gronk, Gronk transcends the Patriots. You'll hear Jets fans saying, "I fucking hate the Pats, but Gronk is the man" or shit like that. Gronk is the man, I'll admit he's kind of a hardo and wicked stupid but I mean he's the best TE in the history of the NFL. Gronk is my guy.
But I HATE that Gronk is on the cover. People forget that he is made out of papier-mâché. 2011 Super Bowl, hurt, Patriots lose to the awful 9-7 Giants. 2012 playoffs, breaks arm vs. the Texans, out, lose to the Ravens at home. 2013 torn ACL, misses playoffs. 2015, looked like he torn his ACL again, luckily only missed a week. I'm just saying I don't wanna tempt fate with Gronk. Whether the curse is real or not anymore I don't wanna take my chances with Gronk. we already are losing Brady for 4 games and I'm sure we'll lose at least one stud to a season ending injury, last thing the Patriots need is Gronk start getting hurt again and if you don't think the Madden Curse can rear it's ugly head again then you are sadly mistaken.
Let's hope Gronk is healthy for the playoffs because that's really all that matters. Can we win another Super Bowl please?