I care about who’s on the cover of the latest edition of Madden about as much as I care about reality TV shows, which is to say, not at all. There are people who do care, so I thought I’d pass this along.
This year’s cover athlete is being decided by a fan vote in an NCAA tournament-style bracket. The voting has reached the elite-8 and our very own Russell Wilson is still in it. You can see the remaining bracket below, or there’s also the entire bracket.
If you want to vote, you can do so HERE.
I find it interesting that Seahawks fans seem to be debating on whether or not they want Wilson to win. Being on the Madden cover is great exposure for the player and team. It also has a chance of helping Wilson end up with many lucrative endorsement deals. That might, in turn, lower his asking price in a few years when it’s time to finally pay him what a franchise QB should be paid.
On the other hand, there is that mythical “Madden Curse.” Personally I think that Adrian Peterson and Calvin Johnson have shown that to be false, but then again I’m also the least superstitious person you’re likely to ever find. There are still people who swear it’s true, and I don’t care enough to argue.