Covering the blues

Sorry, Mike but we told you so. Patrick Hruby reports on the post-cover blues of those who dared to be featured on a video game.

Updated: August 21, 2003, 3:02 PM ET
By Patrick Hruby | Special to ESPN Gamer

It's no surprise that Mike Vick broke his leg.

Even before he took his first preseason snap he was in trouble. Big trouble.

Sure, the Atlanta quarterback has the arm, the speed and the can't-coach-that mojo of a future Hall of Famer. And granted, his Falcons look like a much-improved club.

Problem is, Vick also serves as the coverboy for this year's edition of Madden football And as far as bad omens go, that's somewhere between crossing a black cat and finding a severed horse's ...

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