It won't be long now until they announce who will grace the cover of Madden 2008 — ESPN's quixotic video games section handicaps the contenders here — and as everybody knows, it has pretty much meant doom for whomever is graced with the honor. Marshall Faulk, Daunte Culpepper, Eddie George, Ron Mexico ... the cover has meant nothing but pain.
Some San Diego Chargers fans are doing what they can to cut the curse off at the pass, launching the newfangled Save LT From Madden Web site, designed entirely to keep the MVP from suffering the same fate as his predecessors. ESPN says Peyton Manning is the early favorite, but we would have thought LT was more likely, actually. We think they should put Favre on there; maybe he'll actually retire this time.