His curiosity visibly piqued as he spoke with reporters, Brees continually came back to the topic of murder, even when answering football-related questions about last Thursday’s sloppy win, his thoughts on his offensive line, and teammate Reggie Bush, who Brees said he could probably murder without getting into any sort of legal trouble whatsoever.
“Things are going very well for me here, and every day I am thankful I chose to come to New Orleans,” Brees said in response to a question posed by Times-Picayune reporter Mike Triplett about the Saints’ current popularity. “Seems like I could probably just walk up to someone, knife him in the gut or shoot him point-blank in the face, and then walk away without anyone doing anything.”
“Just thinking out loud is all,” Brees added. “I mean, we’re coming off this city’s first Super Bowl win, and we just beat the Vikings in the season opener, and people would probably just think, ‘Hey, if Drew wanted him dead, he must be a pretty bad guy.’”
I am more of a college football girl myself, but I’m behind anyone who casually wonders about murder. Is Drew Brees married? If not, I am pretty sure we’re soulmates. Drew Brees Casually Wonders Aloud If He Really Could Get Away With Murder In This Town
Drew Brees is on the cover of Madden ‘11 this year, and there aren’t many things in sports as taboo as the Madden Curse. If you don’t know what the Madden Curse is, let me tell you. The Madden Curse says that any player who appears on the cover of that year’s Madden NFL Football has a bad year or will get injured that season.
Some examples from previous years:
Dante Culpepper appeared on the 2002 cover and went on to throw 23 interceptions causing the Vikings to go 5-11 that year. He hasn’t been the same player since before that season.
Marshall Faulk appeared on the 2003 cover and his yards per carry (YPC) averages suffered along as his knee started to give him problems.
The infamous Michael Vick graced the 2004 cover and broke his leg in the preseason and missed the first 12 games of that season and the Falcons went 5-11.
Shaun Alexander was on the 2007 cover after his 2006 MVP year and never came close to approaching those type of numbers again and hasn’t been on an NFL roster since 2008 with the Redskins where he logged 11 carries for 2.2 YPC.
Troy Polamalu shared the Madden ‘10 cover with Larry Fitzgerald and sporadically missed most of the season with nagging injuries.
This season, it’s Drew Brees.
When asked about the curse, Drew Brees says that he doesn’t believe in the curse and that even if he did he thinks this year’s cover is different, because the fans voted him on it. He also says that the Saints have the fans of New Orleans on his side and that destiny is a pretty big force.
Can Drew Brees break the curse? Do you think a curse exists? Personally I don’t believe in the curse, or any curse for that matter. There are a lot of coincidences surrounding the whole Madden cover thing, but it’s just that - coincidence. Everything is what you make of it. Anything else is just fabricated by people wanting to make money. Let me know what you think in the comments below.
As if New Orleans needs any more bad luck. Someone wrap Drew Brees in bubble wrap, please.