Tuesday, November 6, 2007

‘Chunky Soup Curse’ Burns Two More NFL Players

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Being a spokesman for Campbell’s Chunky Soup is turning out to be a real pain for NFL players Larry Johnson and Jonathan Vilma.

In the past two weeks, the two NFL stars have become the latest victims of the dreaded “Chunky Soup Curse.”

According to New York-based sports writer Dan Lewis, the curse mysteriously brings serious injury to NFL athletes who appear in commercials for Campbell’s Chunky Soup.

This past Sunday (Nov. 4), Johnson – star running back for the Kansas City Chiefs – injured his right foot during a loss to the Green Bay Packers, and isn’t expected to return to the turf for a while.

But the curse gets even worse for New York Jets linebacker Jonathan Vilma.

On October 21, Vilma suffered a season-ending knee injury during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals, which will keep him on injured reserve for the remainder of the NFL season.

Lewis isn’t too surprised by the latest catastrophes of the “Chunky Soup Curse,” since over the years many players have been injured, including Donovan McNabb, Terrell Davis, and Kurt Warner.

And with seven weeks left in the regular NFL season, Lewis says there’s plenty of time for more debilitating damage.

Lewis gives Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck until “the end of the year” before he falls victim to the curse for the second time.

However, Lewis expects San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson to remain unscathed, since he’s a “strong, solid player.”

For more info on Lewis’ theory, visit armchairqb.com.

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