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#31 footballisasport

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:11 PM

You guys are too darn funny.

Yes, Cam is a very competitve person but I'm sure he's not losing sleep over losing to the Meg.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:14 PM

Cry me a river

Btw I hit a button on Zod post on my phone by mistake

#33 malik

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:16 PM

People don't hate cam for no reason. People dislike Cam because he comes off as cocky and arrogant. No one here sees it because they are too busy choking on his dick.


DO WE HAVE A GOD DAMN PROBLEM?

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:18 PM

The huddle has hit a new low with postings like this


smmfh

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:29 PM

Why don't you video game nerds go play with a vagina instead of 15 year old punk kids on Xbox live.


I never played Madden and most likely never will but I still voted for cam and wanted him to win so he gets the recognition and victory that he asked for.
Why is this so hard to understand.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:54 PM

DO WE HAVE A GOD DAMN PROBLEM?


I love Cam but it's obvious he's extremely full of himself and acts like he's the best. Does that bother me? No, but I can see why non carolina panther fans don't like it. So I don't get why people are always like, WHYYY DO PEOPLE HATE CAMMM. It's because a lot of people don't like smug arrogance.

#37 Bigemw28226

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:56 PM

I'm disappointed he lost. You could tell it meant a lot to him. More fuel for the fire.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:56 PM

People don't hate cam for no reason. People dislike Cam because he comes off as cocky and arrogant. No one here sees it because they are too busy choking on his dick.


Have you spoken to everyone in this world to know how they perceive Cam?

People only label and judge those they fear.

I find Cam's attitude quite refreshing from the boring assembly line QB image that is alway being projected at me..And that doesn't mean I'm choking on anything.

#39 footballisasport

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:59 PM

I love Cam but it's obvious he's extremely full of himself and acts like he's the best. Does that bother me? No, but I can see why non carolina panther fans don't like it. So I don't get why people are always like, WHYYY DO PEOPLE HATE CAMMM. It's because a lot of people don't like smug arrogance.


You see smug and arrogance. I see a kid who enjoy life and isn't afraid to throw out a challenge or two.

Maybe it's you who is the smug and arrogant one. You know what they say, It takes one to know one.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:00 PM

EVERYTHING!!

Cam really wanted to win. He really does play the game and he did so much to endear himself to madden fans...

The reason that he lost is not because of Calvin Johnson...

I hope you understand what happened here... some people really hate this guy... for no reason. And Cam-haters united to vote for WHOEVER the other guy was.

It's not really about the curse of the Madden cover. It doesnt exist. But here's what it does mean...

Believe it or not... this sends a message to Cam that...

You have not arrived. People doubt you. They dont believe that you're the real thing.

And if anybody knows anything about Cam...

This is just another reason for him to work harder. And He's going to work harder... TOMORROW.

And I love it.

If you mean everything as in that we just dodged a bullet then yes, Madden curse is for real, and to quote James Anderson: "even if you don't believe in the curse the History behind it sucks" I'm happy he didn't win it.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:05 PM

Madden curse hsitory


Madden Curse

Prior to 1999, every annual installment of the Madden NFL series primarily featured Madden on its cover.[1][32] In 1999, Electronic Arts selected Garrison Hearst to appear on the PAL version's cover, and has since featured one of the league’s top players on every annual installment[33] despite Madden's opposition.[1]
While appearing on the cover has become an honor akin to appearing on the Wheaties box,[1] much like the Sports Illustrated Cover Jinx, certain players who appeared on Madden video game box art have experienced a decline in performance, usually due to an injury.
  • Garrison Hearst appearing on the 1999 PAL cover was known to be the "start" of the curse, as after his appearance, he broke his ankle and was out for 2 seasons, and his performance was never the same.
  • After Barry Sanders' appearance on the 2000 cover, Sanders abruptly retired before training camp, falling just short of the record for most career rushing yards.
  • Dorsey Levens appeared on the PAL version of the 2000 game, and the Green Bay Packers, whom Levens was playing for at the time, failed to make the playoffs, and Levens was eventually released the year later.
  • After Eddie George appeared on the 2001 cover, the Tennessee Titans lost in Divisional round in the 2001 playoffs. Late in the 4th quarter with the Titans down 17-10, a Steve McNair pass was bobbled by George and intercepted by Ray Lewis for a touchdown, sealing the game. George also never averaged more than 3.4 yards per carry for the rest of his career.
  • Daunte Culpepper led the Minnesota Vikings to the playoffs in 2000, but after appearing on the Madden 2002 cover, he threw 23 interceptions as the Vikings slumped to a 5–11 record. He also broke the record for most fumbles in a single season. While his career looked to be back on track in 2004 with a career season, he blew out both knees in 2005 and 2006 and never resembled the player he was at the start of the decade.
  • Marshall Faulk appeared on the 2003 cover, and his career (and the success of the St. Louis Rams) severely declined afterwards. He did not register another 1,000 yard rushing season and his yards per carry average dropped from a consistent 5.4 over the previous three years to 4.5 in 2002 and 4.0 in 2003 and 2004. He started 21 out of a possible 32 games from 2002–2003 as knee injuries got the better of him. He underwent reconstructive knee surgery in 2005 and retired that same year. Since 2007, the Rams have a record of 15-65.
  • After appearing on the cover of Madden NFL 2004, Michael Vick broke his fibula in a pre-season game against the Baltimore Ravens, and the Atlanta Falcons went 5-11. Years later it was discovered that he participated in an illegal dog-fighting ring and he was sent to prison.
  • Ray Lewis, 2005 cover athlete and middle linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens, had his season cut short in week 15 with a wrist injury. It was also Lewis' first season without an interception.
  • In 2006, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb tore his ACL and meniscus in his right knee while jumping out of bounds in a game versus theTennessee Titans, ending his season. McNabb also suffered a sports hernia in the first game of the season.
  • Running back Shaun Alexander, then the league's reigning Most Valuable Player, was featured on the cover of Madden NFL 2007, and sustained a foot injury that caused him to miss six starts.[34] As a result, Alexander’s rushing statistics were substantially less than those from the previous season, and he never returned to true form.[34] Alexander himself has asked, “Do you want to be hurt and on the cover, or just hurt?"[35]
  • In 2007, GameSpot and CNBC reported that a large number of LaDainian Tomlinson's fans, who believed in the Madden Curse, were strongly opposed to EA Sports' initial decision to feature him on the 2008 cover, so much that a fan created SaveLTfromMadden.com to voice their disdain.[36][37][38] Tomlinson eventually declined the offer, but stated it was solely due to contract negotiations.[38]
  • Madden NFL 2008's cover featured Vince Young, the starting quarterback of the Tennessee Titans. Young missed one game of the 2007 season due to a minor injury, but for the rest of the season was roughly even with his 2006 performance. When Young appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to officially announce that he would appear on the cover of Madden NFL 2008, he derided allegations of becoming the curse’s next victim, and stated, “I've done prayed about it and we're gonna go home and try to get to the playoffs and try to get to the Super Bowl. We'll see what happens." [39][40] In contrast, Young suffered longer-term injuries in 2008 (from which he successfully came back in 2009) and 2010, which, combined with a coaching dispute, led to his departure from the Titans prior to the 2011 season.
  • Brett Favre appeared on the cover of Madden NFL 2009 as a Green Bay Packer, under the impression that Favre was retired. However, shortly after the decision, Favre came back out of retirement and was traded to the New York Jets, where he was plagued by poor on-field performance and an off-field sexual harassment scandal. He also suffered an ankle injury as a Jet and later suffered a shoulder injury as a Viking that would end his career.
  • On September 10, 2009, Larry Fitzgerald, wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals and safety Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers, were both featured on the cover of Madden NFL 10. Polamalu sprained his MCL in the first half of the season opener and missed the next four games. After returning, Polamalu played in three more games before injuring his posterior cruciate ligament on November 14, 2009 against Cincinnati, and missed more games as a result. Fitzgerald, on the other hand, started all 16 regular season and both playoff games for the Cardinals. He did not attend the Pro Bowl due to a rib injury, leaving Steve Smith of the New York Giants to take his spot in the 2010 Pro Bowl. He recorded 97 receptions (third-most of his NFL career), 1,092 yards (fourth-most), and a career-high 13 touchdowns.[41]
  • Madden NFL 11 cover athlete Drew Brees played in every game of the 2010 NFL Season. However, he threw twice as many interceptions (22) that season than in the Saints' 2009 Super Bowl-winning campaign (11). Also, his Quarterback Rating dropped nearly 20 points, and the Saints lost in the first round of the playoffs to the 7-9 Seattle Seahawks, the only team to date to make the playoffs with a losing record in a full-length season. He made the 2011 Pro Bowl as a reserve, after being unable to participate in the 2010 Pro Bowl, as the Saints had made the Super Bowl. Brees played 6 weeks of the NFL Season with a torn MCL, a fact that was first outed by his teammate, Heath Evans,[42] later confirmed by another teammate, Jon Stinchcomb[43] and, eventually, Brees himself.[44] More recently, Brees's team, the New Orleans Saints, were implicated in a bounty scandal. The Saints lost draft picks, and head coach Sean Payton was suspended for the 2012 NFL season. Former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has been suspended indefinitely.
  • Madden NFL 12 cover athlete Peyton Hillis missed five games in the 2011 NFL season with a hamstring injury and missed one game with strep throat, causing his numbers to decline continuously after the second week. Hillis suffered a re-injury to his hamstring during practice before week nine. In addition, his divisive behavior in the Browns locker room during the season, particularly with regards to his contentious contract negotiations, were the subject of much media attention. Hillis eventually left the Browns, signing a with the Kansas City Chiefs during the off season as a free agent.[45] When asked about his significant decline, Hillis pointed towards the infamous Madden curse as a factor, saying "Things didn't work in my favor this year. There's a few things that happened this year that made me believe in curses. Ain't no doubt about it." [46]
  • With EA's reboot of NFL Blitz in 2012, cover athlete Ray Rice had his team eliminated from the playoffs after a missed field goal of only 32 yards 18 days after appearing on the virtual cover of the game.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madden_NFL

yes we dodged a bullet

#42 janderson20vt

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:08 PM

You see smug and arrogance. I see a kid who enjoy life and isn't afraid to throw out a challenge or two.

Maybe it's you who is the smug and arrogant one. You know what they say, It takes one to know one.


Butthurt homer: activate.

#43 panthersphan

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:19 PM

Yeah because Cam doesn't have what, 10 or so more chances at this?

I'm not concerned...and I voted for Cam.

At least all the conspiracy theorists can breathe again : P

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:54 PM

I get what the OP is saying and don't get how some of you all don't. It's not just about it being "The Madden Cover". It's the fact that Cam is somewhat revolutionizing the way a QB plays (in my opinion), actively promoted himself and had a campaign where he actually interacted with fans whereas C. Johnson just smiled and said "I do what it do" and won. It's kind of disheartening to see that he couldn't get it when he obviously wanted it that much more.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:05 PM

I'll be quite frank: I am absolutely livid right now. I just checked my server logs and the Sportsnation servers stopped responding to votes for Cam around 9 AM this morning. I had votes for Johnson sprinkled in to try to keep it looking legit and they went through all the way to the end of the vote.


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