Doom & Gloom for Drew Brees

Posted: April 22, 2010 in General Sports, NFL
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It was all gravy last season for Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints after completing their destiny-like journey to a Super Bowl Championship.  Well, we hope he enjoyed the ride because if history is any indicator of what this season holds for Drew Brees, it is certain to be an injury plagued one filled with lots of disappointment.   Why?  It’s been announced that Brees was named the cover player for the 2011 NFL Madden football game and usually along with this prestigious honor comes the Madden Curse (doom music).  However, according to Brees he doesn’t believe in or fear curses (hahahah yah right!).  After all we never even walked on the moon either, that was a hoax as well.  It was done in some production studio in Area 51 where all of the captured aliens reside.  Honestly, isn’t New Orleans the capital of the world for voodoo and mystical wizardry?  If you don’t believe in the Madden Curse you should, just look at all of the other star players in the past years who have fallen victim to an almost certain doom!

2002 – Daunte Culpepper (threw 23 interceptions as the Vikings slumped to a 5-11 record)

2003 – Marshall Faulk (drastic decline in yards each year after & suffered eventual career ending knee injury)

2004 – Michael Vick (broke his leg in pre-season and missed the first 12 games)

2005 – Ray Lewis (season cut short in week 15 with a wrist injury. It was also Lewis’ first season without an interception)

2006 – Donovan McNabb (tore ACL and meniscus in his right knee while jumping out of bounds)

2007 – Shaun Alexander (sustained a foot injury that caused him to miss six starts & career went south)

2008 – Vince Young (sustained a knee injury that eventually cost him the starting job with Titans)

2009 – Brett Favre (Didn’t miss any games, but tore bicep that during final 5 games led to 2 touchdowns and 9 interceptions and Jets missing playoffs after starting 8-3)

2010 – Troy Polamalu (suffered several injuries including sprained MCL and posterior cruciate ligament that forced him to miss numerous games.  Steelers missed playoffs)

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