And the Madden 09 cover goes to ... Brett Favre?

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Well, one way to dodge the "Madden Curse" is to just not play. Indeed, recent retiree Brett Favre will be drafted onto the cover of Madden NFL 09, reports GameDaily. While the choice seems somewhat peculiar, it's possible Favre was chosen to represent the 20th Anniversary edition of the game because of his iconic status. The long-time Packers QB is one of, if not the most familiar and celebrated player in recent NFL history (heck, he even starred in that Farrelley brothers flick some years back -- what was it ... something about a Mary?). So, what's it gonna take to get Old #4 to lace 'em up one last season and test his record streak against the mighty curse?

Update: Official confirmation.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.