Madden cover down to four candidates, including Vick and Rodgers

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And then there were four.

The next Madden Curse candidate is down to four men: Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Hillis, Michael Vick, and Adrian Peterson.  Fans are continuing to vote to decide who gets the cover of Madden ’12, with the quarterfinals wrapping up over the weekend.

Rodgers dispatched Danny Woodhead in a surprisingly close matchup, Hillis continued his Butler-like run with a win over Jamaal Charles, Michael Vick hammered Patrick Willis, and Adrian Peterson trounced Drew Brees.

If I was a betting man, I’d guess that Rodgers and Vick will face off in a rematch of their wild card matchup from January.

58 responses to “Madden cover down to four candidates, including Vick and Rodgers

  1. If Vick gets the cover I will never purchase an EA game again, I already won’t by madden cuz it sucks, now the rest of the titles are on the line.

  2. Why vote, it’s gonna bs Vick and Rogers in the last round and Rogers will win… Just propaganda to sell more of the crappy game.. How about they focus on the class action suit that’s against them..

  3. Here’s a vote for Vick. I would love for him to win, and then EA have to change the cover due to pressure.

  4. Why in the world would people vote for Vick? This guy already has been on the cover.Rodgers, Hillis, or Peterson would be ideal. Yes as a packers fan, I wouldn’t be upset seeing Peterson on the cover, but imagine if Rodgers is the man. That would be 2 packer qbs on the cover in the last 4 years. Anyways, the way I see it, they should just let a member of the winning superbowl team be on the cover. Even the NFL MVP. Either way, as long as that Dog Killer isn’t on the cover, it’s all good!!

  5. Considering the Curse, is winning really losing? If you don’t like Vick, do you vote for him and hope for a major injury or a return to prison? If you root for Chicago or Minnesota, do you vote for Rodgers?

  6. VIck is well deserved of this honor in the event he wins! To think all the obsticals he has had to overcome! Granted He brought them all on himself! He could have given up and Quit and he didnt! Instead he got better (as a man,Leader, and Person!)

  7. I want Vick to win so all you hypocritical cry babies can drown in your tears of injustice.

    Vick served his time and he was one of the best QB’s last year. He deserves to be in the top 4!!!

  8. Madden hasn’t improved in 10 years with the exception of a few graphic changes that just keep up with technology. They game is beyond unrealistic and that is being nice (yes I understand it is a videa game).

  9. If Rodgers wins then all those fighting, or who have beaten, cancer will have their credit cards denied at the register 🙁

  10. kingbattle says:
    Apr 11, 2011 12:59 PM
    Why vote, it’s gonna bs Vick and Rogers in the last round and Rogers will win… Just propaganda to sell more of the crappy game.. How about they focus on the class action suit that’s against them..

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    i saw something about that… what is it about though? Is it something about overcharging for all EA football games (NCAA and MADDEN)? it would be cool if Rockstar games made an NFL game and put some kind of storyline in it… (id love to have the option to turn Tebow into a stripper hungry coke head)

  11. I am an Eagles fan, and I’m in favor of giving a second chance to Vick, but c’mon; he shouldn’t be on the Madden cover again. Put Aaron Rodgers on the cover. He has earned it, and he’s on his first, not second, chance.

    Put A. Rodgers on the front cover, sticking up his middle finger in the direction of Brett Favre.

  12. Rodgers is a mortal lock.

    The fact is whoever is on the cover must be paid and that agreement can’t be done AFTER the public votes as all the leverage is in the player’s hand.

    It’s all a sham. Rodgers has already cashed the EA check.

  13. vick has already been on the cover. so i hope hillis beats him. Rodgers won the superbowl he should be on the cover.

  14. Rodgers has already said he won’t be on the cover if he wins. He said he is not superstitious, he just would rather not be on Madden’s cover.

  15. I hope Peterson wins…………

    The fact that one slave was able to break through and make it to the top is an incredible story of fight and determination. All slaves will benefit from his courageous rise to the top.

  16. The Vikes season (should there be one) is already in the toilet, so vote for AP. IF the curse continues nobody will even notice AP’s absence… they’ll just think it’s the 2nd half and he’s on the sidelines, as usual.

  17. Im an eagles fan and love mike vick. I forgave him before the eagles even signed him. But if were talking madden cover here. It has to be rodgers. The guy is was a beast this year. He won the superbowl. I mean seriously. If his recivers wouldnt have dropped passes in the superbowl the guy would have missed 3 throws…..maybe. Got to vote rodgers. Vick lost his legs late in the season because of andy reids dumb arse!

  18. The GQ covers on the rack looked over at the Madden covers and laughed. The Playboy and Penthouse covers asked to be moved further away.

  19. Please. The cover player was chosen months ago. This “tournament” is just a way for EA to bring attention to it’s Madden game which has been losing both interest and sales. Good idea to run it simultaneously with March Madness, but like WWE, this outcome is predetermined.

  20. “From puregreed :If Vick gets the cover I will never purchase an EA game again”

    I keep forgetting Mike Vick created dog fighting all by himself … DFL

  21. Hillis ought to win it, if Madden still has anything to say about the cover. There is not a more “in the trenches” type player than Hillis on this list.

  22. I’ve played pretty much since the beginning but the last couple years I’ve grown out of it. Madden is really only cool for average football fans. If you love football and its concepts then Madden will bug you. Actually, my Eagles do play like a Madden game. No running the ball with a runningback, running with the QB, and they get owned by nickel DB blitzes. I’ll cave and buy Madden 13 if the Raiders win the Superbowl next year because it will mirror only the speed attribute being relevant.

  23. I wish they would put half as much effort into making the game not suck as they do in deciding who will be on the cover.

  24. I am a Packers fan but would love to see Hillis win. Very impressed to see another late round written off player get a good start to his career, for the Browns no less!

    I wish he would beat Vick this round because no matter if it is Rodgers or Peterson in the final round against Vick it will turn into a proxy fight about anything but football. It will turn into a referendum on Vick, or forgiveness, or whatever and we will need to hear about it all over again.

    How much longer until we can talk football?

  25. “northeastern31 says:

    I want Vick to win so all you hypocritical cry babies can drown in your tears of injustice.

    Vick served his time and he was one of the best QB’s last year. He deserves to be in the top 4!!!”

    hypocrites so i am guessing that you assume we all drown and strangle dogs after making them fight for their lives and clearly you must not live in VA because all he got was 2 years that is the same time you get for driving with a suspended licenses for making an illegal u turn LMAO yeah he served his time WTF EVER!!!!

  26. It’s obvious that it should be the SB winning QB. They can’t put Vick on there without too much backlash from PETA.

  27. I am surprised at all the hate for the Vikings. Is it because Favre was a vike for a few years??? They get hate from Saints fans, Packer fans, etc..etc.. Both these teams were below average for several years before Favre,Rodgers and Brees.

  28. It was rigged from the start. Just a PR stunt by EA. As if they would ever let fans actually decide anything about the game. It was always going to be Vick and Rodgers in the final and it will always be Rodgers as the cover guy.

  29. I completely agree with puregreed and I said it on the last update by PFT about this promotion.

    EA.. you would have to be stupid to put Vick on the cover as there are, I am sure, a ton of people who feel the same way that we do.

  30. kspl1 says:
    Apr 11, 2011 3:28 PM
    Did I miss something, why r people saying things about Rodgers and cancer?

    Rodgers walked past a breast cancer survivor after a game instead of signing all her stuff, and the media went overboard about it.

  31. I for one am so sick and tired of people complaining about Madden being the same damn game for the past 10 years. news flash its a football videogame!!!! how much more can u add to a videogame based on football? let me ask u this what changes from year to year in real life football? Nothing other then the rosters. what the hell do u expect them to do? let u pick what cheerleaders u want on the sidelines and what they wear? get real. now I agree they should just do dlc and only release a new game every couple years for graphic and engine reasons. but all u people complaining saying I’m never buying another Madden game, don’t worry about it. there’s million’s including my self that don’t mind dishing out 60 bucks (5 bucks a month) for this game. btw ESPN 2k was a glorified nfl2k. all they did was change the title. that game sucked big time. the only reason people bought it was cause it was 20 bucks and there’s alot of cheap people who rather settle for garbage and be in denial instead of dishing out 50 bucks for something that wasway better.

  32. They can go with Vick. And in the “Be a Pro” Mode, you can bet on the “dawg” fights. Or you could go with Burress and be able to shoot yourself in the foot at the local watering hole. If it’s in the game, it’s in the game.

  33. That game has been a POS for years. Might be popular in elementary school now but not with anyone over age 12.

    But if they pick the Dawg Killa, will they use a picture of him drowning or electrocuting a dog since that seems to be his only skills lately?

  34. Man this is like a site for dudes who want to act like whiney women. lol

    SHUT UP already. Who goes around wishing that bad stuff happens to other people ??? WTF kind of country do we live in. Its all just so pathetic.

    I think Peterson should get the cover. But i would have no problem with any of the 4 getting it. I love the madden games and believe them to be the best simulation of football out. Next to tiger woods s the best simulation period.

    As for it being decided already because they have to pay the person, or whatever someone said. Thats not true at all. In fact they sign a deal through the NFLPA that allows them to be in these games. Once you sign EA can do what it likes with your likeness. I am sure you get a bigger piece if you the cover guy but as long as you already signed the licensing deal through the NFLPA it really doesn’t matter what the player wants.. Though i am sure that EA would take a guy off the cover if he didn’t want it.

  35. You guys realize the Madden curse is a joke, right? Drew Brees was on the cover last season and not only did he NOT get injured, but he competed for the division title and took his team back to the post season.

    Anyway, no one in the NFL deserves it more than the reigning Super Bowl MVP. It’s a total joke if Rodgers doesn’t get it.

  36. mcastill says:
    Apr 11, 2011 3:57 PM
    I am surprised at all the hate for the Vikings. Is it because Favre was a vike for a few years??? They get hate from Saints fans, Packer fans, etc..etc.. Both these teams were below average for several years before Favre,Rodgers and Brees.

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    The hate for the vikings is derived from how dillusional, arrogant, and just plain ignorant Viking fans are. Its bad when you hate a team AFTER you beat them bc of their fans. I didnt hate Vikings fans until we beat them in the NFC championship game bc after all u heard was refs this and refs that all the while they all seem to forget that not one viking offensive player could hold on to the ball, we were punishing Favre ALL GAME, 11 men are allowed in the huddle not 12, Childress made the absoulte worst call of all time by passing instead of running on the Favre interception, and last but not least Favre threw a pass across the field right into the arms of tracy porter (he couldnt have tucked and ran it either Vik fans bc he was in too much pain and was on one good 40yr old leg). The Saints offense had a bad game but in all we made the big plays when we had to and u guys literally fumbled and threw away every chance u got. The reason u guys are hated so much is bc you cannot accept defeat and for a team that hasnt won anything the fans are pretty arrogant. That about covers it, am i right Pack fans?

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