Larry Fitzgerald And Troy Polamalu To Share Madden Cover

John Madden Hates Players With Long Hair, Plans On Cursing Polamalu And Fitzgerald

4/9/09 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5235 respect

The identity of the cover athlete for the Madden 2010 video game has yet to be announced, but there are rumors that it will feature 2 players this year.

The names being thrown around right now are Super Bowl opponents Larry Fitzgerald of the Cardinals, and the Pittsburgh Steelers' Troy Polamalu.

This wouldn't really surprise me at all. Polamalu has long been one of the faces of the Steelers defense, and Fitzgerald's popularity skyrocketed during last year's postseason. And if they are planning on someday using 2 players for the cover, it would make sense on many levels to use these two.

1) The Super Bowl connection. These guys obviously played against each other in the Super Bowl, and were some of the best players on their respective teams.

2) Their hair. While it's not a huge deal at all, they are two guys in the NFL who are known for their long locks. Polamalu's curls and Fitzgerald's dreads have been made legendary among fans.

3) Their positions. This isn't like 2 QB's or something, where they only play against each other in the figurative sense. These two guys literally play against each other. Think about the commercials that could be made featuring two guys who have actually played on the field against each other and have actually made plays against each other.

We'll find out on April 24 whether or not it actually happens. Any thoughts on this latest speculation? Who would you like to see honored with the cover? Or who would you like to see cursed? Give us your thoughts.


Larry Fitzgerald and Troy Polamalu to share Madden cover? [Shutdown Corner]
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4/9/09   |   indysteelers

Dream_Machine wrote:
Dream Come True, Curse On a Steeler & Cardinal Player = Seahawk Fan's Euphoric Paradise!

The only thing that could be worse is to have Mike Holmgren as a coach.

4/9/09   |   Dream_Machine   |   13483 respect

Dream Come True, Curse On a Steeler & Cardinal Player = Seahawk Fan's Euphoric Paradise!

4/9/09   |   ziwhtam

Or maybe they should only put the two players' hair on the cover. Maybe the curse will make them both go bald.

4/9/09   |   formerBuckeye

John will draw it in on the telestrator...."see his hair should cut to right here...see..right..here..that way he could come on this guy and bam!...see"   (use your John Madden voice...)

4/9/09   |   Debi_L   |   11875 respect

I'm with Jordan on this one.  Worry about creating a game that people actually buy, play and LIKE!  Our Walmart sale bins are full of Madden Football no one wants.  We've got several versions, PS2, X-Box and GameCube and they all suck.  Just MY opinion of course.
That being said, I think the two of them are an obvious choice.

4/9/09   |   MrNFL   |   175 respect

Hopefully they can actually make a quality game this year.

4/9/09   |   drn0iswatr   |   731 respect

 they were going to put TO on the cover but the photo shoot was voluntary so he couldn't make it.

4/9/09   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

I guess John Madden didn't like my Pacman Jones "Make It Rain" Madden cover idea.

4/9/09   |   Michael_Luchies   |   17 respect

I think they should test the Madden curse by placing the whole Lions team on the cover...I mean really what could the curse do to the Lions?  (well....maybe they would have to stay away from the team plane...other then that things couldn't get worse)

4/9/09   |   DigitalSquire   |   1 respect

i feel like a crotchety old guy ... " get that hair cut boy ... ".