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Postby moonhead » Sat Aug 12, 2006 3:10 pm

jebatzel wrote:guy told me he was to draft Portis instead because of the Madden thing.


portis will be the #1 rb at the end of the year.
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Postby steelerfan513 » Sat Aug 12, 2006 3:13 pm

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jebatzel wrote:guy told me he was to draft Portis instead because of the Madden thing.


portis will be the #1 rb at the end of the year.


that honestly wouldnt surprise me b/c he has less risks than basically any RB out there IMO. im one of the people that would take him #3 over SA based on that. not LT and LJ though; LT is very consistent, and LJ has ridiculous potential.
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Postby moonhead » Sat Aug 12, 2006 3:15 pm

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moonhead wrote:
jebatzel wrote:guy told me he was to draft Portis instead because of the Madden thing.


portis will be the #1 rb at the end of the year.


that honestly wouldnt surprise me b/c he has less risks than basically any RB out there IMO. im one of the people that would take him #3 over SA based on that. not LT and LJ though; LT is very consistent, and LJ has ridiculous potential.


yeah i'm not saying draft him #1...but i'm praying for the #4 draft position this year.
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Postby Crippler » Sat Aug 12, 2006 3:20 pm

bagobonez wrote:You can't honestly believe there is a Madden curse. It's fun to talk about, but you can't let that dictate who you draft. I'm as superstitious as anyone, but even I took SA with the #2 pick. If anyone's capable of breaking the so called curse, it's Alexander.


The madden curse is not 100% superstition. Players who have amazing years get put on the cover. A lot of times thats because they were worked really hard in their breakout career year. The following year they may be suffering a little from being overworked last season. So there is actually a small amount of validity to the 'curse'. Maybe 10%.

Dont pass on Alexander, but dont completely count out the power of the Madden 'curse' ;-)
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Postby steelerfan513 » Sat Aug 12, 2006 4:36 pm

moonhead wrote:
steelerfan513 wrote:
moonhead wrote:
jebatzel wrote:guy told me he was to draft Portis instead because of the Madden thing.


portis will be the #1 rb at the end of the year.


that honestly wouldnt surprise me b/c he has less risks than basically any RB out there IMO. im one of the people that would take him #3 over SA based on that. not LT and LJ though; LT is very consistent, and LJ has ridiculous potential.


yeah i'm not saying draft him #1...but i'm praying for the #4 draft position this year.


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Postby Kensat30 » Sat Aug 12, 2006 5:08 pm

Don't tempt fate. I see no reason to draft Alexander earlier than #3...
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Postby moochman » Sat Aug 12, 2006 5:44 pm

I have the #3 pick in one of my drafts. If SA falls to me there I will rename my team "Buck the Curse".

I feel reasonable confident that the Madden curse will be in a state of remission with all the upheaval in the Madden universe. HOF induction and a new network should keep Madden's gremlins at bay.
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Postby fantasizing » Sat Aug 12, 2006 6:12 pm

Absolutely ridiculous. If anything, Seattle will be even stronger on offense this year, yes, even without Hutch, which everyone is making out to be some of kind of superhuman offensive lineman that is impossible to replace.

If I had the 1st overall pick, I would take SA over LJ.

SA will get 15 TDs, 1500+ yards.
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Postby Gibbs Baby!!! » Sun Aug 13, 2006 9:04 am



Point taken. He's gonna be a bear this season...


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I'm sorry. SA may be good. But the Madden curse is unstoppable.


Dude, the Easter bunny and Santa Claus dont' exist, you do realize this, right?

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Seriously, PM me if you want to make that bet.


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