Do you want Gronk to get the cover?

Do you want Gronk to get the cover?
March 29, 2012, 8:59 pm
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In my last post, I suggested that Bill Belichick isn't so psyched about Rob Gronkowski's campaign for the cover of Madden '13.

I have no inside information on this, except that we're talking about Bill Belichick. And I'm not saying that he's actually pissed about Gronk wanting to be on the cover or his desire to have a conspicuous off-season, but you know that BB lets out pained little sigh every time Gronkowski pops up somewhere. Whether it's on SportsCenter with Darrelle Revis, a dance floor in Aruba with a 16 year old or the drive thru at Dunkin Donuts with Carolyn Manno.

But when it comes to Madden, here's the question for Pats fans:

Do you want Gronk on the cover?

I guess it depends how superstitious you are, but the way I see the Pats don't need anymore bad voodoo this season. They're already up against the curse of the Super Bowl runner-up, which has softened a little the last three seasons with the Colts, Steelers and Cardinals all making the playoffs the year after losing in the Big Game, but the curse still stands as such:

Not since the Bills lost four straight Super Bowls in the early 90's has the runner up made it back to the Super Bowl the following season. That's 18 years. That's pretty significant.

Not to mention, isn't this whole Gronk thing a little too good to be true as it is? The kid's 22-years-old, just had the greatest season for a tight end in NFL history, and has at least three more seasons of playing catch with an all-time great quarterback.

There's really no precedent for what we're about to witness with Rob Gronkowski, so if it was up to me, we'd give the Madden Curse to someone else, and let Gronk focus on his 5,000 other hobbies.

In closing: Vote for Revis!

Rich can be reached at rlevine@comcastsportsnet.com. Follow Rich on Twitter at http:twitter.comrich_levine

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