On Now
Coming Up
  • Fri., Oct. 31, 2014 12:30 PM - 12:45 PM EDT Live Gruden Press Conference Redskins head coach Jay Gruden speaks to media at Redskins Park in Loudoun County, Va. on Friday, October 31, 2014.
  • Fri., Oct. 31, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM EDT Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

  • Sun., Nov. 02, 2014 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST Live Verizon Gametime Live Redskins pregame show hosted by Larry Michael LIVE from TCF Bank Stadium before the Redskins vs. Vikings game on Sunday, November 2, 2014.
  • Sun., Nov. 02, 2014 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM EST Live Gruden Press Conference Redskins head coach Jay Gruden takes the podium following the Redskins vs. Vikings game at TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday, November 2, 2014.
  • Sun., Nov. 02, 2014 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM EST Live Player Press Conference Select Redskins players take the podium following the Redskins vs. Vikings game at TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday, November 2, 2014.
  • Mon., Nov. 03, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM EST Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

  • Tue., Nov. 04, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM EST Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

  • Wed., Nov. 05, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM EST Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

  • Thu., Nov. 06, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM EST Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

  • Fri., Nov. 07, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM EST Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

Fans Excited For Orakpo’s Madden Defeat

Posted by Brian Tinsman on March 29, 2012 – 2:48 pm

AP Image

Redskins fans have rightfully earned the reputation as some of the most-loyal in all of sports, showing constant Washington patriotism.  So it’s not everyday that Redskins Nation rallies to gleefully crush one of their players in a national contest.

But they did it in the best interests of that player, Brian Orakpo, who made it to the round of 32 in the Madden ’13 Cover Bracket, before getting smoked by Victor Cruz.  Although Orakpo won’t have the exposure of the Madden cover, fans realize that he’ll continue his dominance only if he stays healthy.

Evidently, Redskins Nation isn’t in the mood to tempt the Madden Curse, with the mere suggestion sending fans into a tizzy.  Here is a sampling of blog comments from the stories:

There was reverse psychology:

By Marcus on:
I believe in the curse, that’s why I’m voting for the cowboys.

A bit of divine intervention:

By Ashley:
Love my skins but no way in h*ll do I want them on that cover. Thankfully it has only killed my fantasy team… god forbid it hurts my real boys!

And a sticky caps lock key:

By Charles #HTTR:
DONT VOTE AT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!! THE MADDEN CURSE IS REAL!!!! AND I AM NOT SUPERSTITOUS, BUT BEING ON A MADDEN COVER AND GETTING INJURED IS A FACT!!!! LETS NOT MAKE RG3′s SEASON ANY HARDER !!!

The Twitter (@Redskins) responses to the story were even more graphic in their feelings about the vote, as well as my heritage.  I’ll spare your eyes of the horror.

The good news is that Redskins fans rocked the reverse vote and crushed Orakpo in the bracket.  According to KC Clyburn of Redskins101.com, Orakpo was outvoted by Victor Cruz by a landslide tally of 82-18 percent.

I can’t remember the last time I saw such a lopsided election result in a legitimate, democratic election.  The only answer is that Redskins fans blew Orakpo out, in order to spare him of a Madden-esque fate.

In related news, Cruz is one step closer to Madden infamy, which sounds like a win-win.  In the next round, Cruz takes on fellow New Yorker and Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis.  Go Cruz.

With no more horses in the race, which remaining players would you most like to see have a Madden-esque year?


Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »


One Response to “Fans Excited For Orakpo’s Madden Defeat”

  1. By chad on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    madden curse is pure superstition……lol one guy is claiming not to be superstitous but then says the curse is real!!! wow!!!

    truth it only about half of those featured actually get hurt the following year. the main thing you need to remember is that this is football…the injury rate is high….people arent getting hurt because they are on a cover of a game, they are getting hurt because they play pro football….thats the fact…the curse is superstition, untrue…and no where near a fact.

Post a Comment

%d bloggers like this: