It started in 2002 when EA Sports put Daunte Culpepper on the cover, which on the surface appeared to be completely harmless. After all, Sports Illustrated has owned the bad mojo reputation for years. But EA Sports apparently wanted to start their own trend and therefore the “jinx” was born. It has taken down the best of the best, including Marshall Faulk, Ray Lewis, Shaun Alexander, Vince Young, Michael Vick, Brett Farve and most recently Troy Polamalu (take cover Larry Fitzgerald). They all went down with a variety of injuries. Lost in the confusion of bizarre contract demands and a new level of stubbornness is the fact that Michael Crabtree graces one of the covers of the EA Sports NCAA 2010 game for XBOX. Coincidence? I think not. While Crabtree doesn't fit the traditional ...
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