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mfkrush
04-16-2007, 07:18 PM
Wow


http://www.sportsgamer.com/content/715/vince-young-chosen-for-cover-of-madden-08

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
04-16-2007, 07:19 PM
What. the. ****.


That's just ridiculous.

Chucky
04-16-2007, 07:19 PM
He does not deserve it at all

Windy
04-16-2007, 07:19 PM
vyisagod...

ccB
04-16-2007, 07:20 PM
R.i.p. Vy...

DChess
04-16-2007, 07:21 PM
im not even kidding check one of the madden threads, i called this

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
04-16-2007, 07:22 PM
Officially one of the most overrated players of all-time.

BuckNaked
04-16-2007, 07:22 PM
EA Sports is whack. Zabransky and Young, this is such bull.

The Unseen
04-16-2007, 07:24 PM
I think I'm gonna cry...

...no WAIT! HE'LL BE ACCURSED AHAHAHAHHAHAH OH JOYUOUS DAY!!!!!! I LUB IT I LUB IT VYISAGOD!!!!11!!

Jay
04-16-2007, 07:24 PM
Young isn't a completely ridiculous pick. I mean, there are plenty of guys that should have gone ahead of him, but come on, Vince Young is absolutely a marquee name...

gbpackers0065
04-16-2007, 07:25 PM
did players not want want to be on this and NCAA or did EA just **** up

Vikes99ej
04-16-2007, 07:26 PM
The Titans are ass **** ed.

Philliez01
04-16-2007, 07:26 PM
So the past few QBs have been mobile QBs:

1) Young
2) McNabb
3) Vick

What feature could they possibly bring? I guess the dreaded "Clutch"?

KILLERSANTA
04-16-2007, 07:27 PM
First devin with 100 speed and now VY on the cover....madden is going to hell!!!!

MP123
04-16-2007, 07:28 PM
im not even kidding check one of the madden threads, i called this

You're probably the only one who called it. I had it down to Tomlinson, Manning, or Brees.

The Unseen
04-16-2007, 07:29 PM
So the past few QBs have been mobile QBs:

1) Young
2) McNabb
3) Vick

What feature could they possibly bring? I guess the dreaded "Clutch"?

Probably.

"Now your defense will be better because of Vince Young's 100 clutch rating. They will play inspired football for the guy who makes the clutch throw or run. He's awesome. Let the hatas hate."

Man_Of_Steel
04-16-2007, 07:29 PM
Wow, pos rep.

I wasnt expecting him at all although i gotta say i like this decision beter that the past couple ones.

49erfaithful
04-16-2007, 07:30 PM
I wonder what the curse will do to him?

WMD
04-16-2007, 07:31 PM
I figured Brees.

They should go with more established stars. Vince Young could easily fall off, and in 10 years the casual fan would have no idea who he was..

DChess
04-16-2007, 07:31 PM
I wonder what the curse will do to him?

make him thrown an interception with a second left, or fumbling in the final minute.

etk
04-16-2007, 07:32 PM
I am boycotting Madden. This is just plain ridiculous, where's the D-love?

At least there's the curse to fall back on...I was kinda hoping for Vick again, or Reggie Bush, or Steve Smith :D

islandboy843
04-16-2007, 07:33 PM
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

islandboy843
04-16-2007, 07:35 PM
Why Vince Why

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
04-16-2007, 07:37 PM
I was hoping Rodney Harrison. Maybe since he's been injured so much he'll reverse the curse and be healthy.

EdReedUnstoppable
04-16-2007, 07:42 PM
I figured Brees.

They should go with more established stars. Vince Young could easily fall off, and in 10 years the casual fan would have no idea who he was..

Yes but EA Sports and Madden don't care about 10 years from now, they care about right now, and right now Vince Young is a fast rising star. Other than the fact that it dooms his sophmore season I like him on the cover.

Vikes99ej
04-16-2007, 07:51 PM
This is one of the dumbest things I have ever seen...









I'll still buy the game the minute it comes out.

GiantRutgersFan
04-16-2007, 07:58 PM
I really wonder if they made VY the cover guy just to have a good shot at continuing the curse....

Because Tennessee is more or less a huge mess.... Im predicting like 6-10 or something.

But yea terrible pick. Why hasnt Tom Brady been on a cover yet? Seems like a no brainer to me

steelersfan43
04-16-2007, 07:59 PM
I like it.

jballa838
04-16-2007, 08:05 PM
Wow. next year its gonna be CJ with this trend. Dang. I'm speechless after that comment. Dang.

Boston
04-16-2007, 08:07 PM
Are you kidding me? God Damnit. Put somebody that deserves to be on there, on there.

tEk
04-16-2007, 08:14 PM
I really wonder if they made VY the cover guy just to have a good shot at continuing the curse....

Because Tennessee is more or less a huge mess.... Im predicting like 6-10 or something.

But yea terrible pick. Why hasnt Tom Brady been on a cover yet? Seems like a no brainer to me
Brady pays not to be on the cover.

EdReedUnstoppable
04-16-2007, 08:14 PM
I really wonder if they made VY the cover guy just to have a good shot at continuing the curse....

Because Tennessee is more or less a huge mess.... Im predicting like 6-10 or something.

But yea terrible pick. Why hasnt Tom Brady been on a cover yet? Seems like a no brainer to me

Tom's not dumb he knows it would ruin his season and he doesnt wanna do that.

cunningham06
04-16-2007, 08:18 PM
Nice Vince is the man. I didn't get Madden last year because I don't like Shaun Alexander, I'll have to get Vince's.

RaiderNation
04-16-2007, 08:20 PM
sucks for VY, his career is gonna be over since hes on the cover

NIN1984
04-16-2007, 08:20 PM
Poor Vince Young

islandboy843
04-16-2007, 08:22 PM
If He's On It. Whats Gonna Be The New Mode Or Aspect.

KCJ58
04-16-2007, 08:24 PM
EA Sports sucks Jared Zabransky and Vince Young wow

DChess
04-16-2007, 08:24 PM
If He's On It. Whats Gonna Be The New Mode Or Aspect.

being clutch

etk
04-16-2007, 08:28 PM
If He's On It. Whats Gonna Be The New Mode Or Aspect.

Reading defenses will become impossible....

KILLERSANTA
04-16-2007, 08:29 PM
Reading defenses will become impossible....

I heard they're adding a new role..The overrated role!

Ace
04-16-2007, 08:30 PM
What a ******* joke!

Young fits in the same class as Vick by being way overrated by the media and everyone else.

VoteLynnSwan
04-16-2007, 08:31 PM
I really wonder if they made VY the cover guy just to have a good shot at continuing the curse....

Because Tennessee is more or less a huge mess.... Im predicting like 6-10 or something.

But yea terrible pick. Why hasnt Tom Brady been on a cover yet? Seems like a no brainer to me

Because the Patriots are a "team" to single out one specific player for his performance would imply that he is better, or a more integral part of the team. At least that's how it would likely look from his point of view.

Ravens1991
04-16-2007, 08:37 PM
I like Vince I dont wanna see him hurt.

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
04-16-2007, 08:38 PM
If He's On It. Whats Gonna Be The New Mode Or Aspect.



Playing in the Pro Bowl despite a horrible QB rating and more INTs than TDs.

SuperKevin
04-16-2007, 08:40 PM
I seriously doubt the box is large enough to contain that massive fivehead of his

jballa838
04-16-2007, 08:49 PM
I seriously doubt the box is large enough to contain that massive fivehead of his

i think SuperKevin could paint that nicely in MS Paint

Scotty D
04-16-2007, 08:51 PM
I really hope he wasnt there first option.

Jimmy
04-16-2007, 08:53 PM
What. the. ****.


That's just ridiculous.

I WANT BAILEY. HELL ILL TAKE ASOMUGHA (who is great, mind you) OVER THIS ****

KCJ58
04-16-2007, 08:55 PM
I really hope he wasnt there first option.

probably the only guy who would do it.


EVERYONE DO NOT DRAFT VINCE YOUNG NEXT YEAR IN YOUR FANTASY LEAGUES HE WILL GET HURT!

Jimmy
04-16-2007, 08:56 PM
i dug this up...
http://assets.espn.go.com/media/videogames/photo/2007/0403/cover_inline_240.gif
http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2006/writers/peter_king/08/02/postcard.titans/t1_vince.young.jpg

shoulda known it all along

Boston
04-16-2007, 08:58 PM
God. I can't believe it's 08 already. It seems like just yesterday '01 and '02 came out for the PS2.

smittyjs
04-16-2007, 08:59 PM
If He's On It. Whats Gonna Be The New Mode Or Aspect.
God mode since VYisaGOD

smittyjs
04-16-2007, 09:00 PM
I really hope VY doesn't get hurt, but it is still pretty tight that he has already made the cover.

Jimmy
04-16-2007, 09:01 PM
madden just lost more money then they could have imagined... seriously.. what could this be than a horrible marketing ploy???

did they think people who didnt have mild retardation would actually agree with a second year QB who hasn't done enough to warrant this? might as well put pac man jones on the cover.

could have sold more copies with some improved pass defense for gods sakes.

jballa838
04-16-2007, 09:03 PM
i dug this up...
http://assets.espn.go.com/media/videogames/photo/2007/0403/cover_inline_240.gif
http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2006/writers/peter_king/08/02/postcard.titans/t1_vince.young.jpg

shoulda known it all along

not even the right way to drop back and this guy is on the cover anyway.

Nitschke-Hawk
04-16-2007, 09:04 PM
John Madden's not even gonna call a Titans game this year.

smittyjs
04-16-2007, 09:05 PM
madden just lost more money then they could have imagined... seriously.. what could this be than a horrible marketing ploy???

did they think people who didnt have mild retardation would actually agree with a second year QB who hasn't done enough to warrant this? might as well put pac man jones on the cover.

could have sold more copies with some improved pass defense for gods sakes.
I still getting the game, why does it matter who is on the cover anyway??You can create your own pretty easy.

Nitschke-Hawk
04-16-2007, 09:06 PM
atleast LT declined so it won't ruin his Hall of Fame career, with the curse thing going on.

#1chiefs_fan
04-16-2007, 09:10 PM
i like vince young but why? I honestly thought they would put LT

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
04-16-2007, 09:19 PM
I'm putting myself on the cover.

Vikes99ej
04-16-2007, 09:21 PM
Yeah, people, just make your own covers if you don't like the one it comes with. I made a Vince Hall cover for NCAA Football 07.

Jimmy
04-16-2007, 09:26 PM
geez... well ill have to make my own cover

JoeMontainya
04-16-2007, 09:29 PM
Vince Young is a RB, once deffenses realize to stop him from running ALA Vick he will be domed.

throwback54milkman
04-16-2007, 09:31 PM
Could this be EA Sports making up to Vince for not putting him on NCAA 07, when he outplayed Reggie x1000000 on the biggest stage?

yourfavestoner
04-16-2007, 09:35 PM
Bye bye Titans. Woo hoo!!!!

mcdlaxbonz13
04-16-2007, 09:55 PM
how do you make your own cover

Moses
04-16-2007, 09:57 PM
Vince Young is a RB, once deffenses realize to stop him from running ALA Vick he will be domed.

Kind of like in college right?

Oh wait...

http://mackbrown-texasfootball.com/image_lib/young_vince_jube_010406_300.jpg

Beans
04-16-2007, 09:57 PM
Really not very suprising.

JC the Savior
04-16-2007, 10:01 PM
Come on now, Vince Young.....

adschofield
04-16-2007, 10:03 PM
Didn't Eddie George have a good season after he was on the madden cover?

Jimmy
04-16-2007, 10:03 PM
Kind of like in college right?

Oh wait...

http://mackbrown-texasfootball.com/image_lib/young_vince_jube_010406_300.jpg

o snap, + rep.. wait i already gave u rep today nvm

DChess
04-16-2007, 10:03 PM
let me throw this out there, vince young will be on all access tomorrow, coincidence, i think not

DHVF
04-16-2007, 10:06 PM
Didn't Eddie George have a good season after he was on the madden cover?As a matter of fact, he had his best season during his madden cover season.....Unless you count 1509 yards and 14 TDs as bad...

Jimmy
04-16-2007, 10:07 PM
let me throw this out there, vince young will be on all access tomorrow, coincidence, i think not

i belive it.. ive given up on the conspiracy ****

jballa838
04-16-2007, 10:09 PM
I thought Cutler would have gotten a cover in like 6 years and that would be the 1st from this class to get one as a QB.

draftguru151
04-16-2007, 10:16 PM
Kind of like in college right?

Oh wait...

http://mackbrown-texasfootball.com/image_lib/young_vince_jube_010406_300.jpg

Vince ain't in Texas no more.

adschofield
04-16-2007, 10:17 PM
Maybe the Tennessee Titans are immune to the curse.

Moses
04-16-2007, 10:19 PM
Vince ain't in Texas no more.

Nope, he's in Tennesse turning the Titans franchise around and winning the Rookie of the Year award.

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l53/bdomino/1218_large1.jpg

P-L
04-16-2007, 10:22 PM
As a matter of fact, he had his best season during his madden cover season.....Unless you count 1509 yards and 14 TDs as bad...
And then every year after that the player on the cover of Madden...

neko4
04-16-2007, 10:26 PM
Why not Champ? Why not Brees? Why this guy... I dont like it at all, as mentioned earlier he could slump and fall into mediocraty

smittyjs
04-16-2007, 10:55 PM
Vince Young is a RB, once deffenses realize to stop him from running ALA Vick he will be domed.That made me LOL.....

asmitty45
04-16-2007, 10:55 PM
Thats crazy, at least i know who to not get on my fantasy team.

smittyjs
04-16-2007, 10:57 PM
Bye bye Titans. Woo hoo!!!!
:(...........................Come on garrard we need you buddy....:)

Man_Of_Steel
04-16-2007, 11:02 PM
I like the pick. Young is turning that franchise around.
I think the madden cover is so highly regarded that the question becomes is it something a player most earn with great years of success (George, Faulk, Lewis, McNabb, Alexander) or should it be given to a player who excites people and is the fan favorite of the year (Culpepper, Vick).
Aside from George and Faulk this will be my favorite cover person.

757Dawg
04-16-2007, 11:04 PM
Vince Young? Weak.

Seriously though, does it honestly matter? It's just the cover of the game case. You'll probably never see it again once you bring the game home.

MP123
04-17-2007, 12:39 AM
Maybe the Tennessee Titans are immune to the curse.

That's not true. Look at Eddie George the year he was on the cover. He only averaged around 3.0-3.1 ypc.

Ewing
04-17-2007, 12:46 AM
Everyone knows I'm a huge Vince Young fanboy but there's no way he should be on the cover of Madden before Champ Bailey. That's the guy who should have been on the cover as they need damn cornerback controls.

Tubby
04-17-2007, 01:29 AM
I know what the new feature is going to be: the overrated meter (but EA will call it something fancier like the "ESPN icon status gauge")

It fits VY perfectly.

steelersfan43
04-17-2007, 01:38 AM
I like vince young, but the titans uniform makes him look uncordinated, its weird. on the longhorns his movements look so smooth but now it looks unatural. Anyone notice this?

SuperKevin
04-17-2007, 01:48 AM
I like vince young, but the titans uniform makes him look uncordinated, its weird. on the longhorns his movements look so smooth but now it looks unatural. Anyone notice this?

Everyone knows that burnt orange accentuates fluid movement.

Caddy
04-17-2007, 02:03 AM
From a pure business perspective this is a good pick

Addict
04-17-2007, 02:44 AM
I know what the new feature is going to be: the overrated meter (but EA will call it something fancier like the "ESPN icon status gauge")

It fits VY perfectly.

Whahahaha that's awesome.... 'the ESPN icon status Gauge'

worst thing is if they decide VY is the coverboy... I can see it happen :O

Jimmy
04-17-2007, 06:47 AM
the nfl hates the corner back position

if any of you watched every broncos game, you'd realize the things bailey was doing, and wouldn't care about the stats. bailey played like he had 20 ints. seriously, it was rare that he even let up a catch a game.

now madden isnt even going to improve pass defense

Jimmy
04-17-2007, 06:53 AM
Everyone knows that burnt orange accentuates fluid movement.


thats because he switched jersey types..

at texas he wore spandex sleeves

http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/PHO/AAGZ057_8x10-TexasLonghorns-Action~Vince-Young-Posters.jpg

where as here he does what jake plummer does and his jersey flops around
http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2006/writers/michael_silver/12/27/bcsi/p1_young_vince.jpg

BlindSite
04-17-2007, 06:59 AM
the nfl hates the corner back position

if any of you watched every broncos game, you'd realize the things bailey was doing, and wouldn't care about the stats. bailey played like he had 20 ints. seriously, it was rare that he even let up a catch a game.

now madden isnt even going to improve pass defense

I look at high number of interceptions as a bad thing for a cornerback...

eacantdraft
04-17-2007, 07:18 AM
Who cares who is on the cover? It's so fangirlish to rant who gets on the cover of a video game. Vince Young is one of the most marketable young players after this past season. It's called who is the hottest at the moment.

We know to things will happen.

1. The game will suck after all the hype.

2. Vince Young will be injured next season, have a sucky season, and the Titans will have a top 10 draft pick.

Forenci
04-17-2007, 08:17 AM
Eh. The Nashville City Paper? I don't see how they'd know what EA Sports is up to, but who knows, that Boise newspaper was right about Zabransky.

Still, I'm skeptical until a reliable source officially announces it.

That said, if anyone is not going to buy Madden just because Vince Young is on the cover, it shows just how shallow they really are. If you want a reason not to buy it, at least let it be because it'll suck (which it could, knowing EA).

I would've liked to see some sort of upgrade to the defensive play to avoid have games that end up being 51-50 every game. Bailey would have been a good pick for it, maybe even Jason Taylor. There may still be a defensive overhaul, and considering we're just speculating that it is only an offensive upgrade this year, I suggest we wait for more details.

I really love Vince Young. People can insult him because he didn't throw well as a rookie, but the fact of the matter is, he just knows how to win games - and I'll take that attribute in a quarterback any day of the week over a guy like Peyton Manning.

RyanLeaf#1
04-17-2007, 09:12 AM
The worst pick for the cover in Madden history.

Tubby
04-17-2007, 09:16 AM
but the fact of the matter is, he just knows how to win games - and I'll take that attribute in a quarterback any day of the week over a guy like Peyton Manning.

You do know that Manning won the super bowl, right?

The Unseen
04-17-2007, 09:40 AM
I really love Vince Young. People can insult him because he didn't throw well as a rookie, but the fact of the matter is, he just knows how to win games - and I'll take that attribute in a quarterback any day of the week over a guy like Peyton Manning.

WOW.......

RyanLeaf#1
04-17-2007, 09:41 AM
I really love Vince Young. People can insult him because he didn't throw well as a rookie, but the fact of the matter is, he just knows how to win games - and I'll take that attribute in a quarterback any day of the week over a guy like Peyton Manning.

If your trying to say Peyton Manning doesn't know how to win games... Where have you been the last decade? He is the Super Bowl champ and Super Bowl MVP. And if anyone thinks just because Young is on the cover that he will be better then Manning in the game they are badly mistaking.

Forenci
04-17-2007, 11:44 AM
I think you misinterpet my meaning. I think Peyton is clearly a superb Quarterback who is obvisouly light years ahead of Vince Young.

The only thing I believe Vince Young exceeds Peyton in his the fact he's a dual threat and thus can win games based more individual performance.

Of course, it's difficult to compare considering Vince hasn't really accomplished anything yet, where as Peyton is pretty much guaranteed a Hall of Fame spot as of right now.

My comparison is of that of apples and oranges. Vince is a dual threat game changer. Peyton is a pocket passer who has helped pull his team to the playoffs year after year.

Take it for what you wish, but unfornately the way I wrote it wasn't exactly what I meant by it. I never wished to imply the Vince is better by any means, just that he was more versatile from a run/pass perspective.

jackalope
04-17-2007, 12:00 PM
Wasn't expecting that.

Handel
04-17-2007, 12:06 PM
What are thew new features this year? Usually, the player is related to these new features.

And, curses don't exist.

DeathbyStat
04-17-2007, 12:12 PM
EA Sports is whack. Zabransky and Young, this is such bull.

I think with Zebransky on the cover they are going to bring trick plays into the game.

As far as young and Zebransky it really doesn't matter who is on the cover these games will still sell great.

I'd rather have Young on then Manning...as Manning is the biggest ***** in the league.

I would have liked to have Brady just so the curse could shatter him

portermvp84
04-17-2007, 01:55 PM
He deserves it, he had a awesome rookie season and he is only going to get better.

Modano
04-17-2007, 02:01 PM
Everyone is acting like the Madden Cover is an award.
The EA is making business not choosing if a player is better than an other, if they have putted Young on the cover of one of their game is because they think it could be a good financially move.

22,895
04-17-2007, 02:03 PM
That sucks man I was looking forward to buying Madden 2008. I'm just gonna have to but the Madden 2007. Vince Young had the worst QB Rating in the NFL and he gets the Madden Cover? That's bullsh--. VY sucks. Overrated!

Go_Eagles77
04-17-2007, 02:26 PM
Maybe the new feature will be "impact rookie" or something. Don't ask me how it would work, that's just the only reason to put Young on it over someone like Brees imo.

PackerLegend
04-17-2007, 03:17 PM
The man had 13 ints and 12 tds what a joke he doesnt deserve the cover over Drew Brees. It is a quaterback year otherwise I would have said LT.

jets future
04-17-2007, 03:19 PM
VY is so overrated, and the nfl acts like he is the best player currently. he made it to the pro bowl in his rookie year, there are definatly more deserving ppl. but no

Philliez01
04-17-2007, 03:48 PM
Like I suggested on Page One, the new feature will probably be based on the "clutch factor". Probably you press a button and everything slows down for a certain amount of time while you remain the same. That's the only thing I can think of.

Man_Of_Steel
04-17-2007, 03:50 PM
Everyone is acting like the Madden Cover is an award.
The EA is making business not choosing if a player is better than an other, if they have putted Young on the cover of one of their game is because they think it could be a good financially move.

It really is an unofficial award. Every player in the NFL plays Madden and the ultimate props is to make the cover.

Im glad Vince got the cover.

TCU
04-17-2007, 03:53 PM
Whats the new features?

how to throw more picks than TDs?

how to fumble the ball?

im sorry but he is so undeserving of this, one part of me however is happy that LT wont get hurt this year because he isnt on the cover and VY should continue the Madden curse.

draftguru151
04-17-2007, 04:00 PM
Whats the new features?

how to throw more picks than TDs?

how to fumble the ball?

im sorry but he is so undeserving of this, one part of me however is happy that LT wont get hurt this year because he isnt on the cover and VY should continue the Madden curse.

I think it is "get under 90 total yards but still get credit for winning because you 'willed' the team to vicory."

M.O.T.H.
04-17-2007, 04:01 PM
Whats the new features?

how to throw more picks than TDs?

how to fumble the ball?

im sorry but he is so undeserving of this, one part of me however is happy that LT wont get hurt this year because he isnt on the cover and VY should continue the Madden curse.

I got a nice laugh at this...ha. It just makes me wonder more what the new feature really is going to be.

bantx
04-17-2007, 04:15 PM
First devin with 100 speed and now VY on the cover....madden is going to hell!!!!

whats wrong with devin having 100 speed he's proven it, im not going to say anything else, and yall are acting that vy is the worst player ever yeah it couldve been better, but vy is fine...i dont worry about the cover anyways just the game

Staubach12
04-17-2007, 04:32 PM
This is just a dumb decision. Young didn't even play the entire year. Yes, he's very talented, but he didn't play as a complete QB at all. He won some games, but he's not established, and he's not nearly one of the best in the game. I'm really getting tired of this Vince Young fever, especially because I live in Nashville. He shouldn't have been ROTY, he shouldn't have been voted to the pro bowl, and he most definately shouldn't be on the Madden cover.

OSUGiants17
04-18-2007, 02:23 PM
ther is a pic of the the cover in my link
http://sports.espn.go.com/videogames/news/story?id=2840830
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Big Mike
04-18-2007, 02:54 PM
i love vy, but totally stupid

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
04-18-2007, 04:31 PM
As a matter of fact, he had his best season during his madden cover season.....Unless you count 1509 yards and 14 TDs as bad...

Thats bush league.

EdReedUnstoppable
04-18-2007, 04:39 PM
As a matter of fact, he had his best season during his madden cover season.....Unless you count 1509 yards and 14 TDs as bad...

But in the playoffs Eddie George dropped a ball right into Ray Lewis's hands costing his team their season..........CURSE!!!!

Ewing
04-18-2007, 05:16 PM
I think it is "get under 90 total yards but still get credit for winning because you 'willed' the team to vicory."

Yeah because that quarterback for Miami is so much better. Wait, do you even have a quarterback?

cardsalltheway
04-18-2007, 05:18 PM
Yeah because that quarterback for Miami is so much better. Wait, do you even have a quarterback?

And what exactly does that have to do with Vince Young? Oh yeah, nothing at all.

Zim3031
04-18-2007, 05:21 PM
It's a brilliant choice. Nobody is going to not buy Madden because they don't like Vince Young. And even if there are a few Vince is easily one of the most popular and most marketable players in the league by far. The numbers of new customers that his popularity will help bring would heavily outweigh those that would turn away because of him.

The Madden Cover isn't some prestigious award that is given to the best player in the league. It's simply an extremely effective marketing tool.

Ewing
04-18-2007, 05:24 PM
And what exactly does that have to do with Vince Young? Oh yeah, nothing at all.

Yeah it does. Don't be talking **** about a guy if you don't even have a quarterback on your favorite team. You know how ****ing dumb it is to complain about who made the cover of a video game? Just becuase the guy you wanted to be on the cover didn't make it doesn't mean the game is going to be any better or worse. It's just a picture on the front of the game box. Grow up and get over it.

Boston
04-18-2007, 05:27 PM
It's a brilliant choice. Nobody is going to not buy Madden because they don't like Vince Young. And even if there are a few Vince is easily one of the most popular and most marketable players in the league by far. The numbers of new customers that his popularity will help bring would heavily outweigh those that would turn away because of him.

The Madden Cover isn't some prestigious award that is given to the best player in the league. It's simply an extremely effective marketing tool.

Vince Young isn't more marketable than Peyton Manning. Not even close.

cardsalltheway
04-18-2007, 05:28 PM
Yeah it does. Don't be talking **** about a guy if you don't even have a quarterback on your favorite team. You know how ****ing dumb it is to complain about who made the cover of a video game? Just becuase the guy you wanted to be on the cover didn't make it doesn't mean the game is going to be any better or worse. It's just a picture on the front of the game box. Grow up and get over it.

So if your team has a bad quarterback you can't say anything negative about another team's quarterback? That makes absolutely no sense.

Ewing
04-18-2007, 05:30 PM
So if your team has a bad quarterback you can't say anything negative about another team's quarterback? That makes absolutely no sense.

I'm saying if you're going to talk crap about another team's quarterback be prepared to have your team's quarterback(or lack there of) ripped on as well.

Zim3031
04-18-2007, 05:39 PM
Vince Young isn't more marketable than Peyton Manning. Not even close.
I'm sure Peyton has been approached by EA for the madden cover before.

cardsalltheway
04-18-2007, 05:40 PM
I'm saying if you're going to talk crap about another team's quarterback be prepared to have your team's quarterback(or lack there of) ripped on as well.

So your normal response to a football debate is bringing up completely irrelevent things?

Ewing
04-18-2007, 05:45 PM
So your normal response to a football debate is bringing up completely irrelevent things?

How is it a debate? It's five pages of people bashing him.

smittyjs
04-18-2007, 05:46 PM
That sucks man I was looking forward to buying Madden 2008. I'm just gonna have to but the Madden 2007. Vince Young had the worst QB Rating in the NFL and he gets the Madden Cover? That's bullsh--. VY sucks. Overrated!So your not going to buy a game because of a cover...................LOL thats pretty funny.

BuckNaked
04-18-2007, 05:47 PM
So your not going to buy a game because of a cover...................LOL thats pretty funny.

Probably a USC fan

steelersfan43
04-18-2007, 05:48 PM
thats because he switched jersey types..

at texas he wore spandex sleeves

http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/PHO/AAGZ057_8x10-TexasLonghorns-Action~Vince-Young-Posters.jpg

where as here he does what jake plummer does and his jersey flops around
http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2006/writers/michael_silver/12/27/bcsi/p1_young_vince.jpg


Ahhh, I see. He should switch back, he looks like hes alot better that way.

cardsalltheway
04-18-2007, 05:48 PM
How is it a debate? It's five pages of people bashing him.

I didn't say this was a debate.

Saying stuff like that is one of the most annoying things I see on here and people just use it when they have nothing at all to refute a point someone else made. It's just completely irrelevent.

Boston
04-18-2007, 05:48 PM
I'm sure Peyton has been approached by EA for the madden cover before.

In all honesty, they should have put the Brett Favre on the cover. In doing so, they could have gotten a highly marketable player possibly on his way out, and destroy that "Madden Curse."

Bengals1690
04-18-2007, 05:48 PM
How is it a debate? It's five pages of people bashing him.

Get off his ****. I say he doesnt deserve it skill wise. But it is good for marketing reasons.

and i would love to see you bash my quarterback

smittyjs
04-18-2007, 05:49 PM
This is just a dumb decision. Young didn't even play the entire year. Yes, he's very talented, but he didn't play as a complete QB at all. He won some games, but he's not established, and he's not nearly one of the best in the game. I'm really getting tired of this Vince Young fever, especially because I live in Nashville. He shouldn't have been ROTY, he shouldn't have been voted to the pro bowl, and he most definately shouldn't be on the Madden cover.
I must say i love the attention we are getting and as they say in texas you can't stop vincesanity.

Ewing
04-18-2007, 05:52 PM
and i would love to see you bash my quarterback

He quarterbacks a team of felons and unlike The Longest Yard they aren't going to win. How's that?

Zim3031
04-18-2007, 05:54 PM
In all honesty, they should have put the Brett Favre on the cover. In doing so, they could have gotten a highly marketable player possibly on his way out, and destroy that "Madden Curse."
I'm sure that EA loves this whole madden curse obsession. It's free publicity, every time their cover boy gets involved in anything negative someone is mentioning Madden. I'm not saying they're rooting for injuries, but they really have done nothing bad and they get free marketing.

Boston
04-18-2007, 05:55 PM
I'm sure that EA loves this whole madden curse obsession. It's free publicity, every time their cover boy gets involved in anything negative someone is mentioning Madden. I'm not saying they're rooting for injuries, but they really have done nothing bad and they get free marketing.

I don't really see the curse as a positive. It's probably keeping them from getting more marketable players such as Manning and Brady, perhaps even Tomlinson.

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
04-18-2007, 06:22 PM
the nfl hates the corner back position

if any of you watched every broncos game, you'd realize the things bailey was doing, and wouldn't care about the stats. bailey played like he had 20 ints. seriously, it was rare that he even let up a catch a game.

now madden isnt even going to improve pass defense


Actually maybe they'll improve it so much that even Pro Bowlers have more INTs than TD Passes!

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
04-18-2007, 06:29 PM
Ahhh, I see. He should switch back, he looks like hes alot better that way.

He looks even better as a WR.

22,895
04-18-2007, 06:54 PM
So your not going to buy a game because of a cover...................LOL thats pretty funny.

Yep because I'm a University of Southern California Trojans fan. I had Dwayne Jarrett as my sig for a long time may'be I should break it out every once in a while.

Fear #53
04-18-2007, 07:02 PM
Actually maybe they'll improve it so much that even Pro Bowlers have more INTs than TD Passes!

I'd rather have a player who went 8-5 as a rookie and carried his team on his back than a player who went 3-5 as a rookie despite having a much better surrounding cast.

Shiver
04-18-2007, 07:08 PM
I'd rather have a player who went 8-5 as a rookie and carried his team on his back than a player who went 3-5 as a rookie despite having a much better surrounding cast.

Last time I checked; football is a TEAM activity.

Fear #53
04-18-2007, 07:10 PM
Last time I checked; football is a TEAM activity.

Last time I checked, it's quite an asset if a player can inspire an entire team to play at a higher level.

Green Bay Scat
04-18-2007, 07:21 PM
The game will suck, and im just waiting for NFL 2k5 to come back. We all know maddens skill has dropped after they lost competition. look for All Pro Football 2k8 baby.

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
04-18-2007, 07:38 PM
I'd rather have a player who went 8-5 as a rookie and carried his team on his back than a player who went 3-5 as a rookie despite having a much better surrounding cast.


And who went 3-5? Enlighten me.

I'm guessing that's a stab at Cutler, despite your obvious ignorance regarding his actual record. It was the same as VY's at the same point. And, while we're on the topic of VY leading his team to so many wins with such a worse supporting cast, let's recap. The Titans allowed 24 ppg with Vince in. The Broncos allowed 28 ppg with Cutler in. Cutler led the offense to 24.8 ppg in his 5 games. VY led the Titans to 22.4 ppg, and that's including him "inspiring" his defense and special teams to 3 TDs against the Jags. Add that to Cutler's vastly superior statistics, and I don't know about you, but I would take Jay Cutler.

Vikes99ej
04-18-2007, 08:34 PM
EaSports came to L.T. first...

http://www.aolsportsblog.com/2007/04/18/ladainian-tomlinson-walked-away-from-madden-cover/

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
04-18-2007, 08:36 PM
EaSports came to L.T. first...

http://www.aolsportsblog.com/2007/04/18/ladainian-tomlinson-walked-away-from-madden-cover/

God I hate Tomlinson. Why is he so damn smart?

Jimmy
04-18-2007, 09:05 PM
God I hate Tomlinson. Why is he so damn smart?

dammit now we have to contain his *** for 8 more quarters

Fear #53
04-18-2007, 10:16 PM
And who went 3-5? Enlighten me.

I'm guessing that's a stab at Cutler, despite your obvious ignorance regarding his actual record. It was the same as VY's at the same point. And, while we're on the topic of VY leading his team to so many wins with such a worse supporting cast, let's recap. The Titans allowed 24 ppg with Vince in. The Broncos allowed 28 ppg with Cutler in. Cutler led the offense to 24.8 ppg in his 5 games. VY led the Titans to 22.4 ppg, and that's including him "inspiring" his defense and special teams to 3 TDs against the Jags. Add that to Cutler's vastly superior statistics, and I don't know about you, but I would take Jay Cutler.

We can agree to disagree. You'd probably prefer Manning over Brady because he has better stats- it's just a matter of preference.

DaBears9654
04-19-2007, 09:10 AM
Titans better beef up the o-line.