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Does Madden cover spell doom for McNabb?



Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb has agreed with Electronic Arts to become the cover boy of the best-selling video game Madden NFL 2006, the SportsBusiness Journal reported.


But McNabb might want to watch his step as a result.


The Madden game is thought to be the most popular video game in the United States. However, the collective fates of previous Madden cover boys seem to indicate that McNabb might be facing a jinx of sorts:


* The Tennessee Titans' Eddie George suffered a series of injuries and was never quite the same (player) after becoming the first player to appear on the cover in 2000.


* The Vikings' Daunte Culpepper followed by suffering a season-ending knee injury during a miserable 5-11 season.


* In 2002, Marshall Faulk suffered a variety of injuries during the Rams' 7-9 season.


* In 2003, the Atlanta Falcons' Michael Vick missed most of the season after he suffered a broken leg.


Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, who appeared on the cover last year, managed to avoid the injury bug, but 2004 won't be remembered as one of his most dominant seasons.


McNabb, according to the Journal, also has endorsement deals with companies such as Reebok, Campbell's Soup, and the Lincoln Financial Group.



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