Aaron Rodgers

Choose wisely.

There are a lot of curses in sports, several of them relate to covers. There’s the curse of the Sports Illustrated cover and the curse of the Madden cover.

Actually, I think if you’re on the cover of anything other than GQ or Esquire, you’re probably going to be cursed in some way. That’s because dudes who are on the cover of those magazines get ass — mad ass. See Brady, Tom.

Thanks to ESPN, you can decide who to curse this year. The network and EA Sports, the company who makes Madden, is letting fans select the cover boy for Madden ’12.

The Green Bay Packers’ representative is quarterback [intlink id=”25″ type=”category”]Aaron Rodgers[/intlink].

The vote is set up tournament-style, so each player faces a player from another team and the winner advances to the next round. Rodgers’ first-round opponent is [intlink id=”126″ type=”category”]Detroit Lions[/intlink] defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

I’m not going to tell you what to do. I think Rodgers is immune to any kind of pressure, curse, hex, jinx or otherwise, but just to be safe, I’m going to stuff the ballot box for [intlink id=”127″ type=”category”]Atlanta Falcons[/intlink] quarterback Matt Ryan.

Ryan, AKA Matty Ice, AKA Matty Never Won A Playoff Game In His Career, is the most overrated player in the league, in my estimation. He needs a good curse so we never have to hear some moron call him Matty Ice again.

I think the cover of Madden should do it.

Alternatively, if you want curse a whole bunch of people, you can vote for the [intlink id=”147″ type=”category”]Seattle Seahawks[/intlink]’ representative, the 12th man.

You can vote here.