With the release of Madden 25 a few weeks ago, EA Sports thought they may have broken the Madden Curse by putting retired player Barry Sanders on the cover. However, this turned out to be untrue as the Madden Curse struck when Barry Sanders ordered Italian Wedding soup at a local restaurant and received tomato soup by accident. “How does this even happen,” a clearly repulsed Sanders said as he examined the soup with disgust, “’Italian wedding’ and ‘tomato’ sound nothing alike. Nothing!” Sanders couldn’t believe his luck and pined for the “perfect mix of meatballs, orzo and chicken broth that this red sludge can’t even pretend to provide.” “They expect me to eat this?” Sanders grumbled, pushing the bowl away, “I should have never agreed to be on that cover. This is just…just the worst.” The curse struck again five minutes later when Sanders had the misfortune to suddenly remember he spent his entire career as a Detroit Lion.
Madden Curse Strikes When Barry Sanders Receives Tomato Soup After Ordering Italian Wedding