Retired football broadcasting legend John Madden told the LA Times there's no such thing as a Madden curse, because it never caused him to get injured. He also shared his take on how video games came to be.
As part of reporter Alex Pham's Q&A to coincide with the launch of Madden NFL 10, Madden was asked to recall the development of the game he's been a part of for more than 20 years.
LA Times: How far has the video game evolved since the days [EA founder] Trip Hawkins ... approached you in 1986 to do a title?
Madden: When Trip Hawkins and I started, there were no video games. He was going to make a game you could play on the computer. The reason I joined him was that I wanted to make something that could teach football. Then it took us years to get to that point.
I take it that Madden meant to include the word "football" between "no" and "video," though I'm not sure even that's correct.
This is, nevertheless, one of the better Madden-on-Madden interviews I've seen. Give it a read. Pham knows her stuff.
John Madden talks about the virtual gridiron, the Madden Curse and life outside of the broadcasting booth [LA Times]