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Drew Brees

You've Been Cursed!

4/22/2010 11:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Hopefully, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was enjoying his last moments of free will yesterday -- 'cause he's about to become a slave to the most evil hex of all time ... the "Madden Curse."

As Brees arrived in New York yesterday, the Super Bowl hero told us that getting another NFL championship is "always the plan." But his plan seems unrealistic now -- because later today, Drew will be announced as the Madden 11 cover boy.

0422_madden_250If you're unfamiliar with the Madden legend ... horrible things always happen to the players who make the cover of the video game. Just ask Troy Polamalu ...the Madden 10 cover boy who sustained a devastating knee injury in week 1 last year.

Other victims include Marshall Faulk, Ray Lewis, Vince Young, Shaun Alexander ... and of course Michael Vick.

Good thing Saints fans don't believe in superstitions ...

UPDATE: Brees has already weighed in on the curse, saying "Destiny is more powerful than a curse. Whatever is meant to be will happen. Faith."

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Ace Bundy    

Actually, it will be Madden 2011. Madden 10 was for 2010

1645 days ago


yea douche bags. madden 10 had fitzgerald and polamalu. get your crap together. put other people that have been on the cover in recent years who have done well. find something else to report on.

1645 days ago


They should put Ben Ratsburger on the Madden list. What a tool

1645 days ago

Elmer Flobbergob    

Good! I hate the Saints.

1645 days ago


Drew Brees rocks

1645 days ago


We will use our vodoo powers to reverse the curse!!

1645 days ago


Not Brett Favre bithes!!!!!

1645 days ago


Marie Leveau, a famous voodoo practitioner, is buried in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 in New Orleans, but legend has it that she was really buried in a cemetery that was paved over when the Superdome was built, and she subsequently put a hex on the Saints that they would never do well. Up until this year, a lot of us New Orleanians kinda believed that. If the Saints can overcome any supposed silly curse and win the Super Bowl, Drew (of all people) won't let this silly Madden curse bother him. And like previous posters said, there have been other players on the cover that have continued on, doing well as usual. Who Dat, baby.

1645 days ago


It aint gonna be John Madden stopping Drew, take my word it is gonna be the Donovan McNabb express, the Viking are my team but Donovan got bank behind him, time will tell keep up the good work

1645 days ago


I went to Bourbon St. for the Superbowl and it was SOOOO fun!! Who Dat Nation baby!

1645 days ago


Doesn't matter if its curse or not because the JETS will be winning this year! Good luck Brees!!! WHO DAT!

1645 days ago


Drew Breezy's an outstanding quarterback, with a cannon for an arm. He's incredible, and even though the Saints outsted my Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game, I was glad to see them garner their first Super Bowl victory.

I also like Peyton Manning and the Colts, but seeing Drew Breezy win the MVP for the game, and hold up his Super Bowl ring made it all worthwhile.

1644 days ago

Chris Melfa    

Get your facts straight TMZ. Ray Lewis was not injured the year he was on the cover of Madden. He had a great year and the only thing he broke was this silly curse. So set the record straight,please!

1644 days ago


Madden? Harvey said it was the 'Mad Magazine' cover curse during his segment on FOX 5 NY News today. LOL I get the feeling that Harvey doesn't know much about video games...

1644 days ago


Have no fear. The Girod Street Cemetery curse will cancel out the Madden curse. It's an older and much more powerful hex. Congratulations Drew! Geaux Saints -- Repeat!

1644 days ago
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