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Sherman wants rest of Legion of Boom on Madden cover

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Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman “won” the contrived, overhyped “contest” to determine who will grace the cover of Madden 15, the only officially-licensed NFL video game that hasn’t really improved much over the last decade due to the lack of competition.

Sherman now wants to expand the perceived “honor.”

“I’ve been trying to get the Legion of Boom on the cover, and EA has been fighting me,” Sherman told reporters Monday, via Seahawks.com.  “So if everybody wants to start a petition to get the Legion of Boom on the cover, here it is, here’s an open invitation.”

EA surely has resisted (or perhaps more accurately ignored) Sherman’s overtures because EA would have to pay the other three starters in the secondary — safety Earl Thomas, safety Kam Chancellor, and cornerback Byron Maxwell — for the ability to use their likenesses on the cover.  And EA would derive little extra benefit from doing so.

The concept of the cover vote ensures a spike in sales among fans of the player who graces the cover and the team for which he plays.  Paying three lesser-known guys from the same team to be on the cover won’t result in a sufficient uptick in sales to justify the extra expense.

If Sherman really wants to do it, here’s how to make it happen.  First, he should persuade the members of the Legion of Boom to accept as compensation for being on the cover 1/4th of what Sherman will receive.  Second, he should tell EA that whatever he’s getting paid will be divided equally among himself, Thomas, Chancellor, and Maxwell.

So if everybody wants to start a petition for Sherman to do that, here it is, here’s an open invitation.

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72 Responses to “Sherman wants rest of Legion of Boom on Madden cover”
  1. ravens634 says: Jun 10, 2014 6:31 AM

    Earl Thomas > Sherman

  2. justadude71 says: Jun 10, 2014 6:33 AM

    I actually think that is a really good idea.

  3. daburgher says: Jun 10, 2014 6:41 AM

    great idea.. highly doubt he would take a paycut though

  4. stumpzzz says: Jun 10, 2014 6:45 AM

    I like this idea. No one man makes our secondary so fierce!

  5. flaccoishermanmunster says: Jun 10, 2014 6:47 AM

    misery loves company….put em all on the PUP!

  6. dabears2485 says: Jun 10, 2014 6:49 AM

    Lack if competition has made Madden worse, unfortunately. Little things like switching players’ positions are removed one year so they can claim it’s new the next. It sucks. Franchise mode is the whole reason I play that game, and they mucked it up the last three years.

  7. zam0854 says: Jun 10, 2014 6:56 AM

    Yea Richard, and I want a golden goose!

    #IR4LOD

  8. rob8375 says: Jun 10, 2014 6:59 AM

    Its a great idea because he wouldn’t have done what he did last year without those guys. If he does this I know I will have gained some respect for him, but the guy is still very overrated.

  9. seattlesuperchronic says: Jun 10, 2014 7:05 AM

    I hear ya dabears2485. I’m not an online game player and building a franchise was fun on a bun. With EA’s exclusivity, Madden has gotten bad fast. It’s a shame because I used to love it, now I play NBA 2k on the PS4. The my player mode is good fun. My small forward has brought relevance to the Charlotte Bobcats!

  10. denverdude7 says: Jun 10, 2014 7:06 AM

    Put Sherman & Co. on the cover of Sports Illustrated as well. That way we can give them a double-edged curse.

  11. qdog112 says: Jun 10, 2014 7:09 AM

    “Sherman now wants to expand the perceived “honor.” Mike why do you wanna make it sound as if it’s NOT A REAL HONOR to have your plastered on the most popular electronic sports game ever?

    Of course it’s an honor and Sherman need not share his income from the it to show his respect to his teammates. That is an absurd suggestion.

    But as long as it’s a way to criticize Sherman, it’s fair game, because Sherman is a “really bad guy”. I guess it was proven how bad by the results of his face being on the cover.

    Image that, two of the most hated players became the last two standing. I’m suprised heads didn’t explode.

  12. shutdaup says: Jun 10, 2014 7:10 AM

    Ok so include secondary but not defense line. Or LB. What about the 12th man. Richard, ease up on the adderall the season hasn’t start just.

  13. bigwinintx says: Jun 10, 2014 7:11 AM

    He’s just scared of “the curse”!

    “If EVERYBODY is on the cover, then surely the curse will skip us, right???”

    The rest of the guys however, want no part of this and aren’t burning up the phone lines to get EA Sports to even consider.

  14. disturbedshifty says: Jun 10, 2014 7:17 AM

    Wow. He really wants to torpedo their chances of a repeat doesn’t he?

  15. hendeeze says: Jun 10, 2014 7:20 AM

    If that’s the case you shouldn’t leave out the 12th man -in the form of a prescription bottle

  16. zer0s1gnal says: Jun 10, 2014 7:25 AM

    Final Destination: Legion of Boom. Secondaries scramble to leap frog and defy death. Not yet rated.

  17. f1restarter says: Jun 10, 2014 7:27 AM

    The Legion of Boom could be collectively represented by a picture of a syringe.

  18. theflyingelvis says: Jun 10, 2014 7:27 AM

    I agree with rob8375. There’s no denying that Sherman has skills, but I’d like to see him shadow each opponents top receiver all over the field each week like some of the other top corners do rather than playing one side of the field. It would be interesting to see if he’d be dominant or if he’d get exposed. And now that he’s got his big contract, I’m hoping we don’t have to hear from him anymore. Let your play do the talking. You haven’t heard constant chatter from the likes of P. Peterson, Haden, Revis, etc over the last six months.

  19. qdog112 says: Jun 10, 2014 7:32 AM

    Good gesture Richard … LOB and the Lombardi makes a great cover. Let the haters hate. Funny how the idea of sharing becomes an indictment Sherman.

  20. djalakas25 says: Jun 10, 2014 7:32 AM

    I’m not gonna lie… Sick of the ped lines because it’s really not a issue anymore, but the last comment was funny. Good job, because those statements piss me off, but liked the originality

  21. sidepull says: Jun 10, 2014 7:48 AM

    What a loudmouth.

  22. jman2020 says: Jun 10, 2014 8:08 AM

    Madden went down hill after 06 not to mention you only can run around with one player in the claimed to be updated player mode

  23. coolherc says: Jun 10, 2014 8:15 AM

    You mean people still buy Madden?? Seriously? Sheep.

  24. shadytherealmccoy says: Jun 10, 2014 8:31 AM

    That would be ideal… Put the Madden Curse on the whole secondary… That would make for a fun-filled season of watching those Blow-hards dropping like flys one by one

  25. NoobTubeTV says: Jun 10, 2014 8:31 AM

    EA has been fighting against making a quality simulation of football for 10 years. The fact that they are fighting a selfless gesture by the cover athlete isn’t a surprise.

  26. eaglesnoles05 says: Jun 10, 2014 8:36 AM

    ESPN2k5. Best Football Video Game Ever. End of Story.Period. And $19.99 out of the gate. It had some flaws, but they undoubtably they would have been fixedif EA hadn’t crapped their pants so hard at how much better it was than their games that they solicited and won rights to purchase exclusivity from the NFL, killing the american dream- the competition, and the push for greatness that it causes.

  27. raiderufan says: Jun 10, 2014 8:40 AM

    Madden 2015…AKA the $60 roster update to Madden 2010.

  28. shutdaup says: Jun 10, 2014 8:44 AM

    In the SUPERBOWL sherman covered a WR man and on that play, he got injured. Lol best corner in the league. Stick to ur zone coverage.

  29. thestrategyexpert says: Jun 10, 2014 8:44 AM

    Or tell EA yourself it’s all of us or none of us?

  30. ariani1985 says: Jun 10, 2014 8:45 AM

    And jarious wright?

  31. adoombray says: Jun 10, 2014 8:48 AM

    as irrelevent as the SI cover jinx. they do it for the press you are giving them, and Sherman never met a microphone or camera he didn’t like.

  32. kingpoch says: Jun 10, 2014 8:49 AM

    Zzzzz…go ahead and curse everyone on your team. 1 Super Bowl in 40 years doesn’t intimidate anyone in this league

  33. reesesteel23 says: Jun 10, 2014 8:50 AM

    Laughable!! LOL!

    Now he feels bad and wants them to be on the Madden cover? Acting as if he’s always been a team-first player? All this, after his ignorant rant in which he didn’t give props to not 1 teammate out of 53. Give me a break. Your teammates should be offended you thought this meant something to them.

  34. thetruthcampaign says: Jun 10, 2014 8:53 AM

    Curse all of them.

  35. crapsandviche says: Jun 10, 2014 8:57 AM

    I can’t wait to spend $60 on a Roster update!!!!

  36. allhailkingflacco says: Jun 10, 2014 9:00 AM

    denverdude7 says:
    Jun 10, 2014 7:06 AM

    Put Sherman & Co. on the cover of Sports Illustrated as well. That way we can give them a double-edged curse.
    __________________________________

    You should worry about you’re own curse, under center. :)

  37. eaglesw00t says: Jun 10, 2014 9:00 AM

    I agree with the sentiment that it hasnt really improved.

    Madden sucks. They havent innovated anything.

    NFL 2K was a much better product. The NFL got their money, its the fans that suffer. I stopped buying and playing football games because of it.

  38. infectorman says: Jun 10, 2014 9:19 AM

    SO contrived an attempt at selflessness.

    He is eating this up

  39. tinbender2000 says: Jun 10, 2014 9:19 AM

    Can’t wait for EA to say, “Um, never mind. We found someone else.”

  40. bigjim50010 says: Jun 10, 2014 9:31 AM

    Only reason I bought Madden 25 last year was the free sunday ticket add on….madden and sunday ticket for 100$?

    other than that I should be paid to listen to chris collinsworth while I play a game

  41. marshawnsgrillz says: Jun 10, 2014 9:32 AM

    Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman “won” the contrived, overhyped “contest” to determine who will grace the cover of Madden 15, the only officially-licensed NFL video game that hasn’t really improved much over the last decade due to the lack of competition.

    Sherman now wants to expand the perceived “honor.”

    –all the quotations here make your dislike and jealousy of Sherman extremely obvious.

    Florio, you write for f*cking PFT, an “overhyped” website full of bloggers like yourself.

  42. realitycheckbaby says: Jun 10, 2014 9:32 AM

    Best corner in the game is also a team guy.

    It’s why the Hawks will again be hard to beat.

    Offense, by the way, will be much better.

    Be afraid.

  43. Squawk and Awe says: Jun 10, 2014 9:40 AM

    marshawnsgrillz says:
    Jun 10, 2014 9:32 AM

    “–all the quotations here make your dislike and JEALOUSY of Sherman extremely obvious.”

    Nailed it.

  44. lifeistoughtrustmeimadolphinsfan says: Jun 10, 2014 9:48 AM

    I’m not a Sherman fan, a Stanford fan, or a Seahawks fan, but this is kinda cool. Well played Mr. Sherman, well played.

  45. ajgreenhof says: Jun 10, 2014 10:08 AM

    NFL 2k15!

  46. ajgreenhof says: Jun 10, 2014 10:10 AM

    @bigjim50010

    Chris Collinsworth isn’t in the game. It’s Phil Simms and Jim Nantz.

  47. nosleeptilsb says: Jun 10, 2014 10:14 AM

    Alot of you here hope and pray for a curse to strike the mighty LOB, which is understandable. Your teams offense prays for it too. But they are simply prey for the Hawks.

  48. broncohol1c says: Jun 10, 2014 10:24 AM

    Yesssssss put all of the secondary on the cover
    “LEGION OF CURSE”
    BAHAAAAAA

  49. listenup823 says: Jun 10, 2014 10:24 AM

    Legion of Buffoons

  50. swaggyy says: Jun 10, 2014 10:28 AM

    They should put a very small picture of the 2nd place Niners or a picture of Harbaugh whining on the back!

  51. godofwine330 says: Jun 10, 2014 10:39 AM

    This is a great idea, and I think that he would be willing to take the cut, especially considering his new deal. I don’t buy Madden anymore. They took away the one feature I liked, The Franchise and turned it into some Connected Careers mess.

    I don’t play online. I take players from NCAA and build my franchise and make the Browns contenders again and they ruined that for no reason at all (yes I know they are getting rid of NCAA for legal purposes). The lack of competition led to a severely subpar product and it would be nice if the entire LOB was on the cover, but because of the subpar product I won’t be buying the game at all. I’m going home tonight and playing NFL2k5.

  52. blabidibla says: Jun 10, 2014 10:57 AM

    Drag this battle out for another week, gaining all the free publicity, and then concede EA!

    The extra sales generated by the “controversy” will easily exceed the compensation due to the other players.

  53. nikedunks13 says: Jun 10, 2014 10:59 AM

    ravens634 says:
    Jun 10, 2014 6:31 AM
    Earl Thomas > Sherman
    _______
    Sherman> your favorite CB

  54. biggredbird76 says: Jun 10, 2014 10:59 AM

    As much as I cannot stand Sherm (Cardinals fan here) that is a wonderful idea. It is a team game and Sherm recognizes that.

  55. benihana10 says: Jun 10, 2014 11:10 AM

    The NFL2K franchise was a superior product to Madden every year of it’s short life

  56. nflpropickemking says: Jun 10, 2014 11:21 AM

    The curse is on Harblahh,and the 49ers,for not drafting this guy.It would be SF with a SuperBowl win,not the Seahawks.

  57. notthetroll says: Jun 10, 2014 11:35 AM

    Is there anyone more narcissistic than this guy? Something as non football as the cover of a video game has to be changed to fit him, perfectly.

    Wait- had the pleasure of forgetting the current POTUS for a sec. back to despair.

  58. dougchvrs says: Jun 10, 2014 11:55 AM

    @hendeeze:………Ya, A prescription for success!!!!………………………………….GO HAWKS!!

  59. seadawgs72 says: Jun 10, 2014 12:34 PM

    I love reading the comments from all the haters that talk like they actually know anything about the hawks. Some of the comments about him not shadowing a receiver, blah blah blah. When you have a complete team there’s no reason for it. You play to your strengths. In the hawks case that strength is all over the field & right down your throat. I agree he’s ran his mouth but if you’re gonna talk football bring some actual knowledge to the table.

  60. prborton says: Jun 10, 2014 12:37 PM

    I don’t even play the out NFL video game but if they put the Legion Of BOOM.. I would run out buy it…..

  61. fanme57 says: Jun 10, 2014 1:48 PM

    Saying EA Sport wouldn’t realize ANY benefit is an overstatement…….have EA pay 50% more, split the money 4 ways….everyone wins

  62. jillysemail says: Jun 10, 2014 1:57 PM

    EA would be lucky to get LOB! 12’s would come out of the woodwork to buy it for that reason alone! They’d be crazy to pass this up!

  63. senoreno says: Jun 10, 2014 2:10 PM

    Rich, maybe you need a nap, to get your head on right. Because all that “adderall” has kept you up at night, “studying”

    #coversspace
    #stillhavenolegitlombardis
    #***

  64. pftpoetsboyfriend says: Jun 10, 2014 4:05 PM

    #legitlombardi
    #greatestDefenseEver
    #LOB

  65. wizbanginhumdinger says: Jun 10, 2014 9:43 PM

    And here I was, thinking that the whole Madden cover thing had pretty much been covered already.

    Imagine my absolute giddiness at having the opportunity to click on yet another precious nugget of life enriching, Madden cover related hype. One would have thought that the sponge on that particular subject had been twisted so tightly as to not allow another drop of media,…guess again people. This drama continues to grip the sports world.

  66. DonRSD says: Jun 10, 2014 10:47 PM

    #NFL2k

  67. canhawk says: Jun 11, 2014 1:24 AM

    Shutdaup said: “In the SUPERBOWL sherman covered a WR man and on that play, he got injured. Lol best corner in the league. Stick to ur zone coverage.”

    He got injured in a collision with his own players when they all converged on the same receiver – his injury was a result of the incredibly aggressive beatdown the LOB put on Denver! Sherman was so effective in that game that you never even saw him, because the only time he was thrown against, he was interfered against (which was not called, guess the refs were feeling sorry for Denver and were giving them a break).

    So my votes for LOB together. F$&@ all of you criticize this gesture!

  68. shutdaup says: Jun 11, 2014 10:01 AM

    Canhawk, u know for sure that sherman is a product of a system. Sheman should give up his salary to defense of line. Lob smh

  69. shutdaup says: Jun 11, 2014 10:16 AM

    Can hawk, it was not actually a collision. He was interfering the WR then landed on the WR and teammate landed on him. Which proves the point, he’s not physical enough to play the man position. Like I said, stick to ur zone coverage.

  70. glenzariczny says: Jun 11, 2014 12:40 PM

    shutdaup you do realize that the Seahawks play the least zone out of any team in the league right? They’re always manned up.

  71. shutdaup says: Jun 11, 2014 12:59 PM

    Where do you rank sherman?

  72. channer81 says: Jun 11, 2014 5:10 PM

    ” Why not put us on there? If we don’t apply pressure you don’t exit.”

    -Seahawks Dline and LB’s

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