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April 18, 2012

Cam vs. Megatron for Madden cover

Cam Newton's march to the Madden cover continued as he defeated San Francisco linebacker Patrick Willis to reach the finals against Detroit receiver Calvin "Megatron" Johnson.

Newton, the Panthers quarterback who was Rookie of the Year in 2011, garnered 53 percent of the vote in the matchup with Willis, in the online fan balloting.

Johnson easily defeated Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers with 67 percent of the vote in the other semifinal.

There is an alleged curse that comes with the cover of the popular EA Sports' Madden NFL video game. Many of the past cover boys had drop-offs in production or were injured the following season.

But Newton indicated last week he wasn't worried about a supposed curse, saying he grew up playing the game and was honored just to be in the running.

--Joseph Person


Posted by Observer Sports on April 18, 2012 at 11:40 AM | Permalink


Juussst in case the curse has some validity...pick up Wilson...Jusssst in case!!

Posted by: Kev03_ | Apr 18, 2012 1:24:41 PM

Oh NO! I love CAM. He is gonna break lots of records and be a hall of famer assuming he avoids injury AND THE COVER OF MADDEN!

Folks, I normally dont believe in 'curses' and etc.....But take a real close look and it either truly is some form of curse or multiple coincidences, which I just cant believe when I look at the facts and history.

For some odd reason, whoever graces that cover, does indeed have an awful year and it happens just about every single year.

Just look and see. Can 98% be considered a coincidence? Well, if you do the numbers, 98.327% of the players that were on the cover did indeed have awful years. Some just played awful, while others got season and career ending injuries.

As much as I LOVE CAM and dont believe in 'curses', I for one will play it safe and hope he doesnt end up on the cover.

Posted by: Who cares | Apr 18, 2012 3:17:33 PM

man. that arbitrary made up number changes everything.

Posted by: ryan o | Apr 18, 2012 3:44:37 PM

OMG....GROW UP PEOPLE! It's a flippin' video game cover, for crying out loud...
Bad luck? Guess you're scared of Fridat the 13th, cracks in the pavement, broken mirrors, walking under ladders, black cats walking across the street, etc.etc. Eventually you've got to grow up and get a REAL life.

Cam is going to blow this "theory" out of the water by having a phenominal, record breaking 2nd season and put the CARDIAC CATS back on top of the league where they belong! Write this down....

Posted by: G.L.Henry | Apr 18, 2012 4:41:04 PM

Just cast my vote for Cam. I don't believe in curses. Go Cam and Go Panthers!

Posted by: OBXsurfer4 | Apr 18, 2012 6:33:56 PM

NO NO NO NO NO. If there was ever a time I want Cam to lose, this is the time. I don't believe in curses, but I believe in facts. And we can't afford to have Cam on the cover in a season as important as this one coming up. Lets go MEGATRON!

Posted by: Smitty | Apr 18, 2012 6:55:08 PM

If you really like Cam Newton and want him to have a good and injury free season, don't vote for him to be on the cover of Madden.

The facts and history of the curse speak volumes for themselves. Vote for Johnson if you want the Panthers to have a chance to make the playoffs in 2012.

Posted by: Black--Panther | Apr 18, 2012 7:23:15 PM

Our mascot and logo is a black cat, so, who cares about the Madden curse? Fear the Cat that is Cam Newton, NFL, cause he's coming and he's bringing the curse with him to drop on the opponent's secondary by air and linebackers by ground. Unstoppable Cam will dominate!

Posted by: Original Panther Dan | Apr 18, 2012 8:03:21 PM

Donovan mcnab was on the 06 one they went to the playoffs he had a gud season marshall faulk was on 03 he had a gud season they went back to da superbowl lost to tom brady an the patriots bradys first ring so go cam go

Posted by: David | Apr 18, 2012 10:15:14 PM

You people are ignorant. Vote for your damn quarterback and shut up.

Posted by: Jason Warren | Apr 18, 2012 10:35:40 PM

Jason Warren, the most ignorant person is looking at you from your own mirror. Go to H3!!

Posted by: MrMixx | Apr 19, 2012 1:29:33 AM

Why take chances? Go Megatron.

Posted by: Rags | Apr 19, 2012 6:43:40 AM

Jason Warren...your Quarterback will lose. Megatron is gonna kick your azz to the curb!

Posted by: Jalen Rose | Apr 19, 2012 8:07:16 AM

The curse is baloney. It makes sense that a number of players have a downturn in the year following their cover of Madden because players typically get selected to the cover of Madden 1) after they have an epic season that's hard to duplicate, or 2) after they've reached the apex of their career and it's downhill after that.

Cam may have a sophomore slump, but it won't be related to whether or not he wins the cover of Madden.

Posted by: Curry | Apr 19, 2012 8:25:03 AM



Posted by: broken neck surgeon | Apr 19, 2012 10:09:52 AM

Hey I love Cam and the Panthers.But why take the chance of the curse. I know its not logical. But I went on line and voted for Megatron. I would advise every Charlotte fan to do the same.Let Megatron and Detroit have the cover. We will rather take the Super Bowl and Hall of Fame career for CAM NEWTON!

Posted by: TARHEELKENNETH | Apr 20, 2012 11:49:09 AM

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