Troy Polamalu, Meet the Madden Curse

Posted: 11th September 2009 by Jarrett Carter in NFL
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Every year, some ultra-competitive, non-superstitious athlete signs up to be on the cover of the Madden NFL football video game. Every year, an unfortunate happenstance befalls that athlete. This year, it just happens to work out for the Ravens’ benefit, as Troy Polamalu went down in last night’s season opener with what is now being called an MCL sprain. Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro safety Troy Polamalu sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee late in the first half of their 13-10 overtime victory against Tennessee on Thursday night. Coach Mike Tomlin said the injury usually sidelines a player from three to six weeks. I feel bad for Polamalu because he’s a tremendous player, has funny commercials, and seems pretty likeable. But you can’t root for t ...

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