One thing that almost all players that have appeared on the cover of the E.A. Sports Madden video game have in common is that during the season they appeared, their performance was not so top notch. When the announcement was made last week that Seattle Seahawks CB, Richard Sherman was going to grace the cover, I’m sure a number of fans grumbled knowing the superstition of the ‘Madden curse’.
In an un-selfish gesture, Sherman says that he wants Seattle’s entire Legion of Boom secondary to join him on the cover.
“It’s a great honor for me and my teammates, the Legion of Boom,” Sherman said after Seahawks OTA practices Monday, the first day he spoke to local reporters since the “Madden” announcement by game publisher Electronic Arts. “I’ve been trying to get the Legion of Boom on the cover and E.A.’s been fighting me.”
“So if everybody wants to start a petition to get the Legion of Boom on the cover, here’s an open invitation. They won’t let me do it.”
Who knows if E.A. Sports will agree to this, probably not, but it was a huge gesture extended by Sherman to the men who help him continue be who he is.
Sherman who beat out Cam Newton for the spot, will be the second Seahawk on the cover and only the third defensive player.
“It was cool. It was really cool,” Sherman said. “It was a great experience. It’s always an honor being picked for ‘Madden.’ It’s a fun deal.”
Whether or not we will see the entire Legion of Boom on the cover of Madden 15, this I’m sure will only help Sherman next season continue an amazing run and break the curse.
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