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Matthew Jones
04-20-2009, 07:16 PM
According tho this, the Madden cover is down to three players:

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/974/974657p1.html

Final Three Madden Cover Candidates Announced

April 20, 2009 - EA Sports, as it does every Monday at 3 PM PST leading up to this weekend's Madden cover announcement, has posted more cover candidates to their website.

This time around it's Larry Fitzgerald, wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals; Troy Polamalu, safety for the reigning Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers; and Peyton "poster boy" Manning, quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts.

As always, each is designated a "2008 Fight For Every Yard Moment" and each has a video featuring Tom Hammond and Chris Collinsworth talking about why the given candidate would make a worthy Madden cover athlete. Stay tuned to IGN later this week to find out who the real cover athlete turns out to be.

Please be Peyton Manning!!!

Brent
04-20-2009, 07:17 PM
C'mon Fitz!

JHG722
04-20-2009, 07:18 PM
Go Fitz!!!!

Hurricanes25
04-20-2009, 07:18 PM
I want Fitz.

Thumper
04-20-2009, 07:19 PM
Haha everyone wants Fitz.

MetSox17
04-20-2009, 07:29 PM
I'm rooting for Fitz, just so he can be the first one to over be on the cover of both the NCAA and NFL EA football games.

Thunder&Lightning
04-20-2009, 07:34 PM
It should be Fitz

BaLLiN
04-20-2009, 07:45 PM
i hope its fitzgerald, troy had a ridiculous season of picks and peyton did decently without harrison how he was before, but fitz was amazing

CroomDawgs
04-20-2009, 07:58 PM
I thought it was roethlisberger?

irishbucsfan
04-20-2009, 08:01 PM
Please be Peyton Manning!!!

Haha everyone wants Fitz.

..................

Menardo75
04-20-2009, 08:02 PM
FITZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Xiomera
04-20-2009, 08:03 PM
Calvin Johnson FTW!

BRAVEHEART
04-20-2009, 08:05 PM
http://www.pongalong.com/Beerblog/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/polamalu_hair.jpg

Geo
04-20-2009, 08:08 PM
Please be anyone but Peyton Manning!!!
Fixed that. :D

AJHawk50
04-20-2009, 08:14 PM
Matt Cassel!!!

PACKmanN
04-20-2009, 08:15 PM
Calvin Johnson FTW!

yeah! what this guy said. Him or Peterson!!!!

the decider13
04-20-2009, 08:17 PM
the best cover

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j141/ECKoolAid/lolsports/maximus-orton.jpg

T-RICH49
04-20-2009, 08:23 PM
Matt Cassel!!!

no I don't want the Madden jinx laid upon him

fenikz
04-20-2009, 08:26 PM
i say make it Patrick Willis

BeerBaron
04-20-2009, 08:28 PM
The "curse" side of me wants it to be Peyton....

The "Please let it be a player who's face isn't already all over everything" side of me is pulling for Larry Fitz.

JRTPlaya21
04-20-2009, 08:51 PM
Go Fitz! Break the curse.

Smokey Joe
04-20-2009, 09:26 PM
Keep the curse going: Troy Polamalu

Break the curse and be awesome: Larry Fitz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brothgar
04-20-2009, 09:43 PM
Hmmm... depends on if I really believe in this curse thing or not... well lets be safe GO PEYTON!!!

Strongside
04-20-2009, 09:45 PM
I don't want it to be any of those players. :(

You know who would look good on the cover? Haloti Ngata.

Smokey Joe
04-20-2009, 09:47 PM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_GEvR3ewyp3Y/SB-8Fl1eOsI/AAAAAAAAAUc/hIJaKSR2ZWs/s400/NCAA_Football_2005_Coverart.jpg

That's just damn sexy!

GB12
04-20-2009, 09:48 PM
I just realized that last year Brett Favre was the first white player to appear on the cover. What makes that even stranger is that he was the 5th QB.

EASports is run by racists!

CroomDawgs
04-21-2009, 10:22 AM
What happened to Roethlisberger being on it?

JT Jag
04-21-2009, 10:30 AM
The "curse" side of me wants it to be Peyton....

The "Please let it be a player who's face isn't already all over everything" side of me is pulling for Larry Fitz.^ This . . . .

Matthew Jones
04-22-2009, 09:26 AM
What happened to Roethlisberger being on it?

I guess the cover IGN used originally was just a placeholder. That cover was kinda cool though. Still pulling from Peyton. Come on, you've never shied away from an endorsement deal before, why start now? :)

Bob Sanders Dreadlock
04-22-2009, 09:33 AM
Peyton seems to me a guy that would believe in curses and wouldn't be on the cover.

Sniper
04-22-2009, 09:41 AM
They should just put the entire Giants team on there.

cdub11
04-22-2009, 09:41 AM
http://www.vgmx.com/images/!sale/madden_2010.jpg

Sniper
04-22-2009, 09:42 AM
I just realized that last year Brett Favre was the first white player to appear on the cover. What makes that even stranger is that he was the 5th QB.

EASports is run by racists!

100% accurate. They were even able to put a black guy on the cover of NHL. I mean, seriously!

:D

cdub11
04-22-2009, 09:43 AM
They should just put the entire Giants team on there.

Great Idea!

Splat
04-22-2009, 09:47 AM
They should just put Aaron Curry on the cover since people all ready have him in the HOF any ways.

FlyingElvis
04-22-2009, 09:58 AM
Please be Peyton Manning!!!

rofl. 2nd that.



Honestly, I think they should go with Madden for at least this year in honor of his retirement. Find an older photo of him and digitally enhance it, maybe? There has to be a good photo of him out there in some old school "coaches shorts" . . . lol

Brent
04-22-2009, 09:58 AM
They should just put Aaron Curry on the cover since people all ready have him in the HOF any ways.
They already tried that with Vince Young.

RAVENS/WIZARDS/ORIOLES
04-22-2009, 10:02 AM
rofl. 2nd that.



Honestly, I think they should go with Madden for at least this year in honor of his retirement. Find an older photo of him and digitally enhance it, maybe? There has to be a good photo of him out there in some old school "coaches shorts" . . . lol

I like this idea!!!!

ImBrotherCain
04-22-2009, 10:23 AM
The "curse" side of me wants it to be Peyton....

The "Please let it be a player who's face isn't already all over everything" side of me is pulling for Larry Fitz.

^ This . . . .

FTW... Fitzy deserves it... but im praying its not him

Addict
04-22-2009, 11:13 AM
Calvin Johnson FTW!

NO IT WILL RUIN HIS CAREER!

stephenson86
04-22-2009, 11:18 AM
fitz is the most exciting of them all i hope its him

wicket
04-22-2009, 11:23 AM
I'm happy its not brees but im pretty sure we will play none of the players teams so we wont profit from the curse either

tjsunstein
04-22-2009, 11:37 AM
As long as it isn't Aaron Rodgers, I'm cool with it.
Polamalu should keep the curse going.

someone447
04-22-2009, 11:39 AM
rofl. 2nd that.



Honestly, I think they should go with Madden for at least this year in honor of his retirement. Find an older photo of him and digitally enhance it, maybe? There has to be a good photo of him out there in some old school "coaches shorts" . . . lol

I have you beat, just update this cover:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/cc/John_Madden_Football_%2793_Coverart.png

Change the '93 to '10

FlyingElvis
04-22-2009, 11:43 AM
I have you beat, just update this cover:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/cc/John_Madden_Football_%2793_Coverart.png

Change the '93 to '10

Nice. That's some vintage **** right there.

It's not even endorsed by the NFL.

wicket
04-22-2009, 11:46 AM
talking about madden, isnt he a logical choice after retiring?

The Unseen
04-22-2009, 11:51 AM
peyton
peyton
peyton
peyton
peyton
peyton
peyton

The Great Jonathan Vilma
04-22-2009, 12:06 PM
Go Vilma!!

But honestly, i'm surprised Brees isn't in the running. Especially considering 09's love for the pass game.

Addict
04-22-2009, 12:09 PM
talking about madden, isnt he a logical choice after retiring?

I don't think EA wants to put retirees on the front back to back. Before you know it you're stuck putting retired players on the cover.

(I know Favre didn't REALLY retire, but you get the point)

tjsunstein
04-22-2009, 12:11 PM
I don't think EA wants to put retirees on the front back to back. Before you know it you're stuck putting retired players on the cover.

(I know Favre didn't REALLY retire, but you get the point)

This isnt just any retiree, it's THE John Madden.

HawkeyeFan
04-22-2009, 12:14 PM
When the hell will Steven Jackson get a shot :(

Addict
04-22-2009, 12:15 PM
This isnt just any retiree, it's THE John Madden.

Yeah I guess. I'm just saying I could understand if EA feels that way.

Splat
04-22-2009, 12:16 PM
Calvin Johnson FTW!

NO IT WILL RUIN HIS CAREER!

No playing for Det will...

tjsunstein
04-22-2009, 12:18 PM
When the hell will Steven Jackson get a shot :(
Why would you want that?

No playing for Det will...
Sick Burn.

Addict
04-22-2009, 12:37 PM
No playing for Det will...

REC
78

YDS
1,331

AVG
17.1

TDS
12

his stats with a team that went 0-16. Nothing can stop CJ.

Halsey
04-22-2009, 12:45 PM
EA must have some marketing geniuses working for them. They've convinced people the picture on a video game box is a big deal and has magical powers that curse players. :D

Addict
04-22-2009, 12:45 PM
EA must have some marketing geniuses working for them. They've convinced people the picture on a video game box is a big deal and has magical powers that curse players. :D

I gotta admit, it's a brilliant strategy.

Kase1
04-22-2009, 01:44 PM
Thank Goodness Brandon Jacobs isnt in the running anymore....

PackerLegend
04-22-2009, 04:06 PM
Is there enough room for Peyton's forehead on the cover?

Addict
04-22-2009, 04:13 PM
Is there enough room for Peyton's forehead on the cover?

let's just say we're lucky they don't bring out PC games in CD-box sized packages anymore.

stephenson86
04-22-2009, 04:59 PM
REC
78

YDS
1,331

AVG
17.1

TDS
12

his stats with a team that went 0-16. Nothing can stop CJ.

except when his QB runs out of the back of the endzone

The_Dude
04-22-2009, 08:25 PM
AD is out:

Scratch Peterson From The Madden Curse Watch List
Posted by Mike Florio on April 22, 2009, 8:29 p.m. EDT
Again, we don’t care much about the question of who’ll be on the cover of the Madden game.

But some of you do — especially those of you who think that the Madden curse is real.

Vikings fans wearing the latest line of tin foil Helga horns can relax: Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, one of nine finalists for the “honor,” won’t be on the cover.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Peterson rejected an offer to appear on the cover several weeks ago.

It’s unknown whether any curse or other such voodoo applies to those who say “no” to Electronic Arts.

Splat
04-24-2009, 08:33 AM
If this site is for real then here is your Madden cover.

http://www.sportingnews.com/blog/firstcuts/entry/view/23404/polamalu,_fitzgerald_land_madden_nfl_10_cover

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/5069/113382.jpg (http://img11.imageshack.us/my.php?image=113382.jpg)

Pretty sick.

Geo
04-24-2009, 08:40 AM
That actually does look pretty good, plus it represents SB XLIII.

killxswitch
04-24-2009, 09:16 AM
Why wouldn't Santonio Holmes be in the running?

the decider13
04-24-2009, 09:24 AM
I like the cover...their both so freakin intense

RAVENS/WIZARDS/ORIOLES
04-24-2009, 09:34 AM
Yup they were interviewing Fitz this morning on sportscenter.

JRTPlaya21
04-24-2009, 09:41 AM
It's those two according to pastapadre's website.

Splat
04-24-2009, 09:49 AM
Why wouldn't Santonio Holmes be in the running?

I don't think one great play should put him on the cover of Madden.

FlyingElvis
04-24-2009, 09:55 AM
That is an awesome cover. I also like the precedent it sets for players from the previous SB gracing the cover.

Matthew Jones
04-24-2009, 09:59 AM
I like the cover a lot more than I thought I would.

Beans
04-24-2009, 11:23 AM
thats pretty badass

Jakey
04-24-2009, 11:43 AM
That cover is bad boy, love it!

brat316
04-24-2009, 11:52 AM
ohhh noes troy the madden curse.

OSUGiants17
04-25-2009, 11:33 AM
If this site is for real then here is your Madden cover.

http://www.sportingnews.com/blog/firstcuts/entry/view/23404/polamalu,_fitzgerald_land_madden_nfl_10_cover

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/5069/113382.jpg (http://img11.imageshack.us/my.php?image=113382.jpg)

Pretty sick.

that is soooo sexy