Sherman, fans don’t get their way on Madden cover

Yes, discussion about the athlete(s) who’ll land on the cover of the Madden game is far more interesting than the game itself.

This year, the discussion took on an expected wrinkle when cornerback Richard Sherman tried to share the honor with the rest of the Legion of Boom.

Despite Sherman’s effort to cajole fans to start a petition and the efforts of those petitioners to round up more than 8,500 signatures, Sherman and Sherman only appears on the cover of this year’s game.

So start the countdown.  Before too long, you’ll be able to buy the latest game of Madden, which likely will look and play just like last year’s version of the game.  Actually, the photo on the cover is a good thing.  It may be the only way to distinguish this year’s version of the game from last year’s.

92 responses to “Sherman, fans don’t get their way on Madden cover

  1. The guy talks trash and it works for him. If that’s the worst thing you can say about the guy is his mouth, then I’d say all is well considering there are guys like Ray Rice, beating their wives, players drinking and driving, or worse. Just saying.

  2. As a Pats fan I can honestly say I hope this foolish jinx doesnt continue. Shermans a premier player and you want your team playing the best!!! till someone else is crowned Champs …They are it .Deal with it….

  3. Can someone remind me again who exactly got busted for PEDs on the Hawks this last season? To my knowledge it’s been over a full calendar year since Bruce Irvin tested positive before the 2013/14 season even started. But please, keep using that argument to make yourselves feel better at night about how your team sucks and you wish they were as good as Seattle.

  4. Get rid of the whole ‘curse’ thing… Instead of putting current players on the cover..

    Put the incoming HOF class on the cover.

    And if you *Really* wanted to tweak Madden, make it so you could add one or more of the HOF class (in their prime of course) to the game….

    Heck, year after year, keep adding HOFers, and Madden could become an all-time HOF game.

    Just spit-ballin’

  5. We should have petitioned to make the cover that picture of Peyton Manning calling the owner’s box during the blowout.

  6. The Vikings suck. No player will make that cover for next century

    5-10-1 doesn’t win championships

  7. Last year, Madden (game) and DirecTV partnered to offer a limited edition of he game that also came with an online NFL Ticket code. This was the best value for a Madden game that I have ever spent.
    I was able to watch all non-prime football games through a computer of tablet, even better, I could HDMI a laptop to my big screen and enjoy the games sans a bar tab.
    If only I could give my $100 to somebody who will provide me with a working code, this year…..

  8. Did you guys know the Vikings are the NFL’s biggest chokers? No NFL team has made more Conference Title Games without a Super Bowl than those losers #Skolosing

  9. I prefer Madden 06 on Nintendo GameCube over Madden 25 on Ps3. Better franchise mode, which included training camp.. and it was 10 times faster. I don’t know what it is but the new ones are so slow. Just toggling between menus is a headache.

    NBA 2k14 is a great example of an improving video game series. Madden literally gets worse game play and features every year but getd away with because the marginal improved graphics and updated rosters

  10. Why not? Considering they now use fan polling to select the cover guy, it seems illogical not to appeal to the fans’ wishes to see the rest of the legion of boom on the cover.

  11. Fans don’t get their way with Anything. Unless by fans you mean Corporate Sponsors. But those guys pay a lot more than us regular fans.

  12. Really, grown men actually are serious gamers? Wow. Go outside and throw a ball to your kids, or volunteer for something useful. Oops that would conflict with your fantasy league. 3 words. Get a life

  13. I wish they’d put Joe Namath and Suzy Kolber on the cover….I still wouldn’t purchase, but it would give me a good laugh….

  14. Madden is just an awful excuse for a video game that should be boycotted.

    EA holding the exclusive NFL license is a shame and should be illegal as it makes it impossible for any competition.

    When you remove competition, you get the heaping pile of garbage known as Madden.

    Anyone with a brain knows that 2K sports made the best football video game in history, but their no longer allowed to put out their far superior product.

  15. Seahawk fans should consider themselves lucky that the “Legion of Boom” aren’t on the cover. As everyone knows, the Madden Curse could’ve taken out the entire secondary next year rather than just Sherman.

  16. Best quote ever. “So start the countdown. Before too long, you’ll be able to buy the latest game of Madden, which likely will look and play just like last year’s version of the game. “

  17. I would have loved seeing clap-trap Sherwoman try to tackle Tebow. That yapping hairball would have been crushed into a heap of whining hair and sissy gloves.

  18. The new madden should have a sound bytes of Sherman’s top ten of the most idiotic things he has said. The gracious winning fans and caoches from the Seahawks might like this

  19. Madden went from the classiest player ever on the cover (Barry Sanders) to the most classLESS
    player ever….Predator-head Sherman

  20. Game got dumb years ago when you had a better chance at converting on 4th and 30 than the defense had at stopping you. Almost like real life now.

  21. I love the irony of fans who hate Richard Sherman because he talks trash, then wish injury on him.

    Because that’s classy. Wishing and praying that a person would suffer physical injury and lose their ability to make a living. All over a football game.

    I guess if your team isn’t good enough to beat us, you might as well wish injury on us.

    #MEDIOCRE
    #DontChallengeTheBest
    #OrThatsWhatYouGonnaGet

  22. juliusanonymous says:
    Jun 24, 2014 4:40 PM
    You still mad bro?

    #KissTheRing
    #2014WorldChampions

    You still saying “you mad bro”?
    What are you? 10?

  23. There are slight differences. Primarily updated rosters.

    If you are a Browns fan, you can put in Manziel. Player ratings are updated, so Russel Wilson will be much better.

    And two good teams from Madden 13, Falcons and Ravens, will suck in the 14 version.

  24. Theres plenty of website you can Print your own Fav Madden Cover!!

    I will put my 18mo old with his Kaep Jersey on the Cover… Str8 Ballin!!! Favre The SeaChickens!!!

  25. ducksk says:Jun 24, 2014 4:07 PM

    Really, grown men actually are serious gamers? Wow. Go outside and throw a ball to your kids, or volunteer for something useful. Oops that would conflict with your fantasy league. 3 words. Get a life

    Says the guy who takes the time to comment about a video game post while at the same time putting down people for playing video games. Maybe it’s YOU who should get a life.

  26. Super Tecmo Bowl on the Sega Genesis was the best game ever. The GameDay football games on Playstation was awesome as well. Hope the NFL doesn’t renew the exclusive rights for Madden when the contract is up.

  27. I wish 2k would try to make another football game. Sick of Madden being my only choice and sick of paying $60 a year for a rookie update.

  28. Whats bad about the game is playing some random person on-line that has a record of 480 and 25 because he has every possible cheat code he can find plugged in!!….Makes it totally frustrating and unfun for those of us who want to play it like its meant to be played!….NERDS!!

  29. On another note about Madden. The roster updates are laughably inaccurate. I remember when the Bucs Davin Joseph was a top 3 guard in the game for like 3 straights years. Hell no.

  30. most players got on the cover of madden ended up jinxed their careers. now it’s time for She-man.

  31. I find it hilarious that a guy that runs a website that will post 20 articles on the SAME STORY will begrudge someone else for, essentially, the same thing. Nobody is forcing anybody to buy the new game. I don’t buy them every year. A few years I’ll grab the new Madden. Maybe I’ll get it this year. Maybe not. Didn’t last year. I’m wondering what leaps and bounds are expected EVERY YEAR?

  32. Nfl 2k5 fans give it a rest. Hb dive with Jamal Lewis was good for about 15 ypc and you could break a 50 yd run every 4 plays even against a goaline d

  33. Disappointed not to see him grabbing a jersey or playing bump 30 yards down the field. EA should have done some research for the cover.

  34. It would be one thing if Madden was just a no frills game that lacked features we would like and didn’t offer enough year to year. But the fact of the matter is, the Madden franchise has had a freezing glitch on the franchise mode since 2003 and it’s still an issue. Seriously, 11 freaking years later and it’s not even a competent product. People who buy Madden are tools. Buy an older version if you really need a football fix but don’t continue to allow them to take advantage of you.

  35. Can someone remind me again who exactly got busted for PEDs on the Hawks this last season? To my knowledge it’s been over a full calendar year since Bruce Irvin tested positive before the 2013/14 season even started. But please, keep using that argument to make yourselves feel better at night about how your team sucks and you wish they were as good as Seattle.
    —————-
    I could say the same thing about the Hawk trolls and their Bill Levey comments

  36. elway6532 says:
    Jun 24, 2014 4:28 PM

    I would have loved seeing clap-trap Sherwoman try to tackle Tebow. That yapping hairball would have been crushed into a heap of whining hair and sissy gloves.
    ===============================
    Tebow? Seriously? Just funny… Whoa wait – “sissy gloves” — and Manning wears what on his hands?

  37. How about redesign the cover with sherman holding a WR and cheat Carroll chewing gum in the background. While lynch holds a bag of steroid skittles.

  38. I’ve bought Madden every year since 92. It’s become one of the few wasteful things I do…I guess it a ritual and something to collect. I actually haven’t played one in 5 years. The game would come out and then there’d be a trade or significant signing/injury that wouldn’t be on it. Petty,but at that time I figured it was important. I don’t know what more can be done to it. Pass,run,catch and tackle is all football is. I know it led to a lot of drunken fistfights in the barracks so it’s dear to my video gaming American heart.

  39. The last version of Madden that was worth owning was 2006. Since then it’s just animated action sequences and worse play-ability. The exclusive deal with EA was great for EA and the NFL, and horrible for consumers.

    I don’t purchase Madden anymore. If we all boycotted the game until the exclusive deal was repealed we would actually have innovation in football games instead of the re-skinned roster update of last years buggy garbage.

  40. Madden = iPhone. Fanboy will stand in line for days just for the chance to buy the same d@mn game (phone) he’s already got at home (in his pocket).

  41. Game got dumb years ago when you had a better chance at converting on 4th and 30 than the defense had at stopping you. Almost like real life now.
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    Are you sure it was the games fault for not being able to stop a 4th and 30 play?

  42. ESPN 2k series till I die. Screw the exclusive rights deal..

    That being said, Richard better be glad he’s at the height of his career and producing cause no one is gonna care when his skills will eventually deteriorate, cause no one is going to care when keeps making a huge deal out of some of the tiniest issues. It’s honorable you’re looking out for your teammates but no one is going to care about this cover in 2015.

  43. You can share rosters now on the latest madden and someone is always uploading an updated file so why should i pay for a glorified roster update, again?

  44. I havent bought a single Madden since they bought the exclusive rights.

    NFL2K wasnt perfect, but at least it was an alternative. And there was a reason for the product to get better. 2K improved every year.

    Madden has been stale going on 10 years now. Same product, different wrapper.

  45. Madden is the Call of Duty of sports game.

    Overpriced, worthless piece of garbage that chances 2-5% of it’s gameplay and repackages it while charging full retail for essentially the same game with minor adjustments.

  46. That’s funny, because for months after the NFC Championship he wanted to take 100% of the credit…

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