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JoeThomas
04-24-2009, 10:07 AM
By LOU KESTEN, Associated Press Writer Lou Kesten, Associated Press Writer 40 mins ago

WASHINGTON This year's edition of EA Sports' "Madden NFL" video game will feature two cover athletes: Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu and Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald.

The shared cover of "Madden NFL 10," which arrives in stores Aug. 14, has something for everyone: Polamalu is a defensive AFC player and Fitzgerald an offensive NFC player.

Both played in last season's Super Bowl, which the Steelers won in a 27-23 nail-biter. Both athletes are known for their long, helmet-defying hair.

EA's football franchise is feared for its mysterious "Madden curse": Previous cover models like Donovan McNabb, Shaun Alexander and Vince Young have suffered injuries during their "Madden" season.

ItAintEasyBeingPeazy
04-24-2009, 10:16 AM
Sweet..:tt02: I kinda like the fact the both Superbowl teams are represented on the cover..i think with the game that Harrison had he should have been the one on the cover with Fitz..IMO.

Here's hoping that there is nothing to the curse....:crossfingers:

Rush23
04-24-2009, 11:24 AM
http://i.kanyetalk.com/uploads/10ccee_madden10cover.jpg

I like the look of the cover, they went with Troy Polamalu & Larry Fitz in the first dual cover we've seen. Nice look to it and the splatter effect on the box looks pretty good. I am going to make my own custom one so the selection of the two doesn't bother me. Thoughts?

Credit to AlterEgo of VSN on finding it
http://www.virtualsportsnetwork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17340

Sir Blitzelot
04-24-2009, 11:50 AM
I like the new cover; it's really detailed and stands out more than the Madden covers of the past. I didn't think that I would like the idea of having two players on the cover, but EA really pulled it off. Can't wait to pick up my copy on August 14th!

JoeThomas
04-24-2009, 12:02 PM
i really really like it. kinda makes me want to upgrade my ps2 haha.

TampaSteelGirl
04-24-2009, 12:04 PM
That's an impressive cover!! I love that they have both players on it! :yellowthumb:

DahBurgh
04-24-2009, 01:50 PM
I like the cover a lot I like the idea of a duel cover and the players Fitz is nasty and who doesnt love Troy?

BlitzburghNation
04-24-2009, 01:52 PM
Nice,,,,,,,:bigthumb:

Zachintosh66
04-24-2009, 02:10 PM
i really really like it. kinda makes me want to upgrade my ps2 haha.

ps2... silly browns fans... that was so y2k :lol:

K Train
04-24-2009, 02:13 PM
i think one from each the cards and steelers would be cool, change it up a bit...like fitz and troy or fitz and harrison

i believe ive been saying this for weeks

Bucsfan4ever
04-24-2009, 06:07 PM
Nice cover....better on Madden than on Chunky Soup!!!

Callax
04-24-2009, 11:18 PM
I agree with everyone.... Great job on the cover with both players having a unique look with their hair, really adds a distinct look with this being the first time having 2 players on the cover
Very nice Job!!!!
Very well done!!!!

AZ_Steeler
04-25-2009, 12:17 AM
I DON'T LIKE IT!!!!

I hate seeing a Steeler on the cover... too much on the line this season!

Forged in Steel
04-26-2009, 01:38 AM
If they would have been doing duel player covers a long time ago any Super Bowl featuring the Patriots could just have a big f***in' camera, telescope, or whatever they prefer...

BFISHIN80
04-26-2009, 02:23 AM
i believe ive been saying this for weeks

Wow....there is absolutely nothing you don't know. Your an expert in all facets of life....Your a ****ing GOD !!!!

greennick
04-26-2009, 04:43 AM
Will look good, let's just hope the curse doesn't strike again!