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Claude Giroux named "NHL 13" cover athlete, but will he be "cursed"?
Claude Giroux named "NHL 13" cover athlete, but will he be "cursed"?

The speculation and apocrypha surrounding "cover curses" in sports go back at least as far as the "Sports Illustrated cover jinx." In the age of video games, the "Madden Curse" has taken up the mantle as the most hotly-debated superstition in sports marketing. Close behind "Madden" in the curse department is "NHL," which has had rumblings about a curse since the late 1990s. Sports Illustrated themselves even devoted agallery to it. It's important to note that "curses" are empirically bunk, especially in sports. Sports is a relatively binary experience for the people who buy sports video games, the fans. Either an athlete...

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