Every year EA Sports has fans vote to see who will be featured on their latest edition of the storied Madden football game, and this year’s finalists are Cam Newton and Richard Sherman. Panthers head coach Ron Rivera is no fool—he’s hoping his quarterback finishes a distant second to Richard Sherman, even going so far as to vote for the Seattle defensive back instead of Cam. And his reason for doing so are stout.
“I’m trying to avoid the jinx,” Rivera said with a smile.
You laugh, but the Madden Curse is real. Just ask Shaun Alexander, Michael Vick, Peyton Hillis, Donovan McNabb, Daunte Culpepper, etc., etc., etc.