Lil' Hater still hopes to wake up one day to find out that the 2007 NFL season was just a bad dream. But the reality is that it is going to get a lot worse. Many reputable websites such as Deadspin and the like are reporting that Eli Messiah could be the Madden 09 cover boy.
And you know what? That makes perfect sense.
If there has ever been an NFL player that exudes the qualities of a video game character, that would be Eli Messiah. Just look at his famous toss in the Super Bowl. How many times have played somebody who is able to shake a sack and just lob the ball up there for the receiver to make a miracle catch? Like a million? That was like a video game come to life.
Or what about the winning touchdown? Have you ever toggled through your defense and accidentally landed on your corner back when your opponent snaps the ball? What happens? You start rushing the quarterback (think your are the defensive end) and the receiver gets open for a touchdown.
Eli would be the perfect cover boy. Especially when you consider his doughy physique and bad posture. The Madden people should sign Eli to a lifetime contract.