Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is in the round of eight in online voting for the NFL player who will be on the cover of Madden ’13, the popular NFL video game that makes your boyfriend and son ignore you and everyone else. He goes head-to-head with Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald in the in the next round. He oughta spank Larry Fitzgerald. Read about the other matchups here.
The ultimate winner will be on the cover of the popular video game. Madden is the king of sports video games. Any player who graces the cover should be honored, but the problem is there’s also the Madden curse. Every cover subject in the last two decades has suffered from some type of injury to mental meltdown to overrall bad play. Oh then there’s stuff like dogfighting. The curse is detailed brilliantly here. This may be one honor that we hope Newton doesn’t win – for the sake of the team!