Luke updated his debunking of the Madden Curse this week, but I still think there's some correlation between misfortune and box art. And after griping robustly about a sports topic, y'all got down to business and proved me right.

3pmdsgn's rookie entry wasn't perfect, but it was timely, and anything about the Barfing Phillies Fan is hilarious. buckyboy2009 gave us another Phillie of dubious character on a nice looking cover. bowen13 reminds us of the most ghastly injury in televised sporting history with Madden NFL 84. He just forgot to include Lawrence Taylor pissing on Theismann's crumpled up body.

Skyeripper's Ed Al Bundy [I am a goddamn moron] homage was very popular with the community; user_catch's idea was simple and elegant. Last week's winner, Ritz* turned in an applause-worthy Team Fortress 2 tribute, but didn't repeat as champion. That goes to the7k, and an utterly brilliant EA Sports vs. Capcom "I'm honestly thinking about printing this out and trying to trade it in at GameStop - just to see what the reaction would be," says the7k. I think he's obligated to try now. Please take pictures, the7k!

Good work everyone. We'll see you in here tomorrow morning for another challenge.

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3pmdsgn

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ARYXANDRE

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Bouzi: Go Habs Go!

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HM-Murdock

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Rear Admiral Meatwad

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Ritz*

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