In case you didn't already know, superstar quarterback for the New England Patriots, Tom Brady, has been selected to grace the cover of EA Sports' upcoming Madden NFL 18. Well, as we all know there's such a thing as the "Madden Curse," and Tom Brady has taken steps to ensure that it doesn't affect him.
The video was posted up over on the official Tom Brady Facebook page. The video clocks in at just a little over two minutes and starts by featuring Brady coming into an emergency meeting regarding the "Madden Curse."
Brady is invited into the meeting, where he's forced to wear a TB12 Sports Therapy Center protective bubble. The execs in the meeting look concerned for him while Brady makes his case, saying that the curse of suffering injuries and other career setbacks after appearing on the cover of EA Sports' highly popular Madden NFL series doesn't exist.
Brady complains that the last two weeks of his life have "sucked" while living in the bubble to prevent himself from incurring any injuries due to the Madden Curse. He gives the board room a pick-me-up speech about how TB12 is about pushing forward and breaking boundaries. His speech loses a bit of inflation when he asks to come out of the bubble, but instead the TB12 engineer comes up with a new idea... an even bigger bubble! No, a dome!
Hilariously, the board room pitches to Brady the idea of living inside the dome where his family can visit him, he can train day and night and even sleep. I have no idea how the dome would address bathroom breaks, but obviously there would be some sacrifices that would need to be made in order to beat the curse of being a cover athlete on Madden NFL, right?
This hilarious video is actually a follow-up from Brady, who claimed that there was no curse and posted a short video of him breaking a mirror and walking under a ladder.
This is all part of Brady's embracing of the moniker of the G.O.A.T. In fact, EA is so confident in Brady and his next several seasons, they've labeled the special pre-order edition of Madden NFL 18 as the "G.O.A.T. Edition." Yes, they're already classifying Tom Brady as the greatest of all time.
This is no light, laughing matter either. In a recent interview with ESPN, Brady was compared to Michael Jordan, the current greatest of all time from the NBA. It's a little weird that they're comparing athletes from two different sports, but they have confidence in Brady, who claimed that he's gunning to play well beyond his mid-40s. ESPN boldly predicts that Brady will also overcome the Madden NFL cover athlete curse this September, when the game drops and the NFL season begins to ramp up.
Is the curse real, though? While Brady and ESPN might have discounted it, Digital Trends put together a list of all the recent stars who fell victim to the curse at some point during the active season, shortly after being announced as the cover star for Madden NFL. If Brady manages to conquer the curse and put in an unforgettable season, maybe he really will deserve to be called the greatest of all time.