Following last week's announcement of Jared Zabransky as the NCAA cover boy for this year, we went to work trying to parse out the single thread cursing all NCAA cover dwellers. Unlike the famed Madden Curse, however, no single diabolical streak of malicious fortune unites all of the anointed NCAA cover guys. Believe us: we graphed it out.
The interesting, sure to land you bar legend status when you answer the question as the only guy who knows sports on your team for trivia night: the only player to appear on the cover of both the NCAA and Madden franchises? Shaun Alexander.
PS: the personal hygiene is just a guess. Desmond Howard misses it because we bet he's still got pieces of lunch in the 'stache.