We're down to two. Either Peyton Hillis or Mike Vick will be on the cover of Madden '12. I for one will be be boycotting this years version if the vote ends and Vick is announced the winner. No joke, that's truly how much I despise a man who financed and operated a dog fighting kennel that electrocuted, drowned, and murdered dogs.
This excert from Chris Chase of Yahoo sports:
"The two players are in the finals of the Madden '12 cover vote, having made it through four rounds of a 32-player bracket on ESPN.com. From now until April 27, fans can vote for either the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback or the Cleveland Browns running back as the new cover athlete for the biggest video game in sports. The winner will be announced that afternoon on "SportsNation."
Vick was a No. 3 seed in his 16-player bracket and easily outpaced DeMarcus Ware, Andre Johnson, Patrick Willis and Adrian Peterson to reach the final. The 10th-seeded Hillis had a Butler-like run through his bracket, squeaking through an early matchup against Matt Ryan and then upsetting top-seeded Aaron Rodgers to reach the final.
It's hard to imagine EA Sports had a white running back or convicted felon in mind when it started this contest. I'm guessing it figured it was in the bag for Aaron Rodgers and everything else was just easy publicity. Now it'll have a general unknown or the most divisive player in the sport as the winner. I don't envy the marketing executive who has to explain to his bosses why Hillis may grace the cover or the PR person who will have to face an onslaught of criticism for celebrating Vick."
Will you buy Madden 12 if Vick is on the cover?
YES (24 votes)
NO (20 votes)
44 total votes