Despite all the mindless droning about the New England Patriots maybe taping this one thing at some time, this one guy said (possibly)…and despite Al Davis successfully destroying the Oakland Raiders for years to come…the one story to top all others for this year's NFL off-season was Brett Favre's retirement. While somewhat disheartening to see the best of football (that is the embodiment of, the spirit and grit that, ideally, every player should have) hanging it up, it made perfect sense for the Packers and for Favre to start Aaron Rodgers, who could lead that Packers team for years to come. But this isn't ESPN! This is MyGamer! And if you couldn't tell by the title, Brett Favre is the man on the cover of Madden 2009.
While the Curse seems to have lost some of its strength with last year's cover boy, Vince Young, still leading his team to the playoffs and not single-handedly costing his team the game (though the Spanish version effectively cursed Luis Castillo), it may not even have a chance to claim another victim this year with the now-retired Favre on the cover. Favre is presently the only player to be selected to the cover while retired, and is coming off a 4,155 passing yard, 28 TD season. While return plans are constantly being rumored, it's possible the Madden curse may have been broken.