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John Madden

THE CURSE HAS BEEN BROKEN!

3/11/2013 6:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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After countless broken bones ... horrible seasons ... and penis pics gone public (we're lookin' at you Brett Favre) ... the Madden Curse has finally been LIFTED ... at least according to John Madden.

The curse is legendary ... with more than a dozen NFL stars experiencing terrible seasons after appearing on the cover of the Madden football video game series ... just ask Ray Lewis, Eddie George, Shaun Alexander, Donovan McNabb and Garrison Hearst.

But this weekend outside Craig's in L.A., Madden explained how Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson finally broke the most famous jinx in pro sports.

Madden -- who was having dinner with his former NFL announcer colleague Al Michaels -- also told us about how his new $750k bus costs only HALF as much as a vehicle owned by a famously flashy NFL owner.

John Madden everybody -- HOW COOL IS THAT!?!

For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
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awards    

I am amazed he is still alive, eh?

556 days ago
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Amy    

What vehicle is he speaking of that's $1.5 million? There's quite a few choices.

556 days ago
3.

OooooNooo!    

Wow, does he look puffy in the face. Too much booze? Bead heart?

556 days ago
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Truth    

MAN, DUDE'S LOOKIN 100YRS OLD... WHAT U CALL A LIVING FOSSIL. WONDER IF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WAS STANDING BESIDE TMZ, JUST SAYIN. #TRUTH!!

556 days ago
5.

anony    

Still won't admit he's afraid to fly.
Claims it's really Claustrophobia.

556 days ago
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Orpheus    

The curse was broken last year by Drew Brees (Madden '12 cover) broke Dan Marino's record for passing yards in a season.

556 days ago
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Gretel    

By the look of his face he's got a condition like alcoholism, kidneys, or congestive heart failure. I don't think it's just age.

556 days ago
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kuality79    

**** that drunk ass camera guy D's little bitch!

556 days ago
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kuality79    

Camera guy is a snitch! Be extra careful around him tmz camera man!

556 days ago
10.

Kiloshi    

You got to love him!

556 days ago
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Bmorecurlyguy    

Again tmz stop commenting on sports..ruin something else with your stupid ****

556 days ago
12.

Your S&M Girlfriend    

Is he ill?

555 days ago
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LAPartyMcSage    

The Lions are still losers. And so the curse LIVES.

555 days ago
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Mrugowsky    

It was ONLY a three quarters of a million for a bus. Now I can rest easy.

555 days ago
15.

Menace to society     

Looks like he ate 14 50oz steaks plus a baked potato extra butter +,bread,soup and a diet coke

555 days ago
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