As a die-hard Green Bay Packers fan, I look for any advantage I can find that will help propel the Packers to the top of the NFC North and make their quest for the Lombardi Trophy one step closer to reality.
With that in mind, I have decided that there is a way to do this, all we need is a few thousand or so of our closest Packer Fans, dark glasses and fake mustaches to pull off one of the greatest John Madden conspiracies of all time.
Many of you have heard of the Madden Curse, you know that the player on the cover of the EA Madden NFL video game will go on to have a horrible year or worse yet, get injured. The Green Bay packers have had their fair share of the curse. In 2000, Dorsey Levens graced the cover after Barry Sanders retired. Levens went down with an injured knee, the Pack missed the playoffs and eventually Levens never started another game.
In 2009, Brett Favre, who had just retired (for the millionth time) from the Packers was given the honor of being on the cover. He decided to unretire (for the two millionth time), was traded to the New York Jets where he tore his bicep and finished the season with two touchdowns and nine interceptions.
So that brings me to my plan to implement a full blown conspiracy against the Minnesota Vikings. Let me first say that I do not want to see anyone get hurt (except for some pride after we kick the arrogance out of their fan base) but reliable sources have confirmed that Adrian Peterson is in the running for the cover this year. Now would it not be nice for all of us Packer fans to help vote Mr. Peterson on to the cover? I mean he is deserving of such an honor with the way he tore up defenses last year.
Why not bestow upon him a tribute fitting for such a player and vote him onto the cover? Then we can watch with joy and amusement as the Madden Curse strikes him and he falters and fails throughout the season. Then the Vi-queens will have to rely on Christian Ponder and Greg (the Greedy) Jennings to propel their offense. With those two second-stringers attempting to playing catch, the Queens will fall flat on their face and the Curse will have done its job.
The Packers will then be assured of another NFC North title and a trip to the playoffs and hopefully to New York where we can bring home the Lombardi Trophy.
So Packer fans, put on your glasses and secret agent-conspiracy disguises and vote. In fact pretend you are in Chicago and vote as often as you want and make sure to vote Adrian Peterson for EA Sports Madden 13 cover!
We all know how much the Vikings and their fans deserve this!
GO PACK GO!