The good news for Panthers fans, 49ers fans, Packers fans, and Lions fans is that a high-profile player from their favorite team may be represented on the cover of the next Madden game.
The bad news for Panthers fans, 49ers fans, Packers fans, and Lions fans is that a high-profile player from their favorite team may be represented on the cover of the next Madden game.
The final four in the contrived (but, then again, we’re writing about it) bracket-style tournament have been announced. Cam Newton bested Larry Fitzgerald, Patrick Willis overcame Victor Cruz (to the likely delight of Eli Manning), Aaron Rodgers surpassed Ray Rice, and Calvin Johnson spiked Rob Gronkowski.
Darren Rovell points out via Twitter that fans are voting not for the player they want but the player they want to curse. We think it’s more of a blended electorate, with some fans hoping to put the evil eye on a high-profile player and others just wanting to see their favorite player/team on the plastic box that gets thrown into the corner once the disc is removed from the packaging and crammed into the console.
The winner/loser will be determined through the next two rounds of voting, with Newton squaring off against Willis and Rodgers facing Johnson, and the winners then locking horns.
The winner/loser will be scrutinized throughout 2012 for evidence of a curse, especially since this year’s game will presumably be entitled “Madden 13.” And the question is whether the winner/loser will allow those concerns to creep into his consciousness.