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Peyton Hillis Believes In 'madden Curse' After Injury-Plagued Season


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#61 mwright350

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:22 PM

Also while we're breaking out the tin-foil hats: the Madden Curse* hits names and not players. This year - Sean Payton, Peyton Hillis, Peyton Manning.

Due to this the following players should take next season off if Cam wins.
  • Cameron Bradfield
  • Cameron Graham
  • Cameron Heyward
  • Cameron Jordan
  • Cameron Morrah
  • Cam Newton
  • Cameron Sheffield
  • Cam Thomas
  • Cameron Wake
Actually why not be super safe. The NFL should play with only white guys, no quarterbacks, noone from Auburn, noone from Georgia, and noone who eats Fig Newtons.

Safety first guys.

*Not an actual curse. No cursing realized.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:23 PM

he's not an idiot for voicing his opinion. At the end of the day were all panther fans regardless of opinion get some class


well my opinion is that he's an idiot. sorry to hurt your feelings and/or emotions

#63 AKPantherFan

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:26 PM

You have to wonder how much can be "thought of as the curse"- or associated with the fact that EVERY football player in the NFL knows you are on the cover and might just want to "be that guy"............ It dont know if it is a curse, or just a BIG BULLSEYE......my .02

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:37 PM

Hillis also randomly decided that he wanted to be a Navy Seal.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:39 PM

Hillis also randomly decided that he wanted to be a Navy Seal.


I feel like he hasn't thought this through. Think of the implications of the Madden curse on a soldier. I'd like to suggest a sales position at Yankee Candle instead.

#66 DudeNamedJeremy

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:43 PM

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i think both did pretty ok that year ;)

#67 nickzz

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:45 PM

in all seriousness these madden curse threads are great for updating and maintaining ignore lists

#68 TheGreatestOfAllTimeCam

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:47 PM

The curse actually started when he was traded to Cleveland.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:48 PM

in all seriousness these madden curse threads are great for updating and maintaining ignore lists

Nice, hadn't thought of it like that.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:48 PM

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i think both did pretty ok that year ;)


It's from '99 till present according to every article written.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:03 PM

So Prince did some purple voodoo on Madden?

Eta: Come to think of it, why did the curse start?

The Red Sox sold Ruth.
The Cubs pissed off a guy with a goat.
Cassandra shot Apollo down.
Ham saw his dad's package.

What's the reason behind this "curse"?


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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:26 PM

Dont forget, according to the criteria for being cursed by the Madden cover two things have to happen:

1.) You have to be a Super Star your previous NFL season and win the cover.

2.) You have to fall short of winning the Super Bowl.

With those two criteria, it is mathematically impossible to ever get someone not cursed on the cover if you are using the sampling size of the last 10 years. Maybe for Madden 2005 if they would have put Brady on the cover but they didn't put white QB's on the cover back then, it wasn't exactly a QB league until around 2006 (which is the year for Madden 07). So yeah, not a single player would have been able to escape the curse no matter who they put on the cover from available players they could have picked.

You can see this affect when they say that Larry Fitz and Drew Brees failed to escape the curse.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:54 PM

It's from '99 till present according to every article written.

Of course, what would an idiotic claim be without excluding the data set that doesn't support it.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 12:16 AM

It's from '99 till present according to every article written.



Why? Is that because it suits the argument better? That alone throws the curse off.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 12:28 AM

Of course, what would an idiotic claim be without excluding the data set that doesn't support it.


Because we learned in our statistics class to avoid events that happen 12-13 times in a row, those things are really common. For example, flipping a coin and coming up with heads 13 times in a row, happens all the time!

Just curious, if you worked for a company that asked you to deliver a package to a property by a big radio tower on an overcast day, and before going you find out that every single one of the previous 12 employees that made the same delivery were struck by lightning and are either dead or injured. Would you rationalize that with the same result happening 12 times in a row there must be something at the property greatly increasing chances of lightning OR would you just dismiss what happened to the previous 12 and rationalize you have a 1 in 154k chance of getting hit!?

So you know from someone who actually took a statistics class, having the same outcome 12 of the last 12 times is not a coincidence. Not saying there is a supernatural force at work either, but there can be an actual rational explanation. It could even be a couple of factors from the person coming off a career year and then regressing to the mean. There can be a subconscious factor where the player pushes themselves to replicate the previous season and that can result in taking more chances they normally wouldn't which increases chance of injury. That is just one of many possible rational explanations as to why it happens which proves it doesn't need to be some supernatural voodoo at work.


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