The cover art for Madden 2009 is Troy Polamalu hitting Larry Fitzgerald. The two squared off in the Super Bowl in January, and shared the cover of the popular video game for this year's edition, the cover that allegedly carries a curse. The Madden Curse has historically been an urban legend, where whomever is on the cover has a down season statistically, or gets hurt after being the face of EA Sports' biggest franchise. Last night, the curse didn't wait too long to hit the Steelers' Polamalu. Late in the second quarter, on a blocked field goal, Polamalu apparently sprained ligaments in his left knee and will miss three to six weeks of action. Less than 30 game minutes into the Steelers' defense of their Super Bowl title, they lost the hairy heart of their defense. And the Curse lives on. ...
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