Minarets: That's weird, the only 1/16 match up we can vote for (right now) is RGIII vs. Tannehill.
SlothB77: why would they put a retired player on the cover?
antidisestablishmentarianism: Oh man, we need to make this happen. This needs to happen. Imagine the confusion on release day.
grinding_journalist: Oh, and also remember that all (well, the vast majority, at least) of internet polls are taken as a suggestion. EA won't gamble millions of dollars worth of marketing on what anonymous people on the internet say. If we picked The Jake, they could just as easily say "So, it turned out that Montana won, and he'll be on the cover."
netweavr: They don't have to pay him.
FireZs: 1. Which Jake?2. Why would it be funny?I'm all for some lulz, but football's not my sport. Someone explain please?
FireZs: I'm all for some lulz, but football's not my sport. Someone explain please?
CavalierEternal: 2: Putting Delhomme on the cover of Madden would be the equivalent of putting Bip Roberts on the cover of MLB The Show or Mookie Blaylock on the cover of NBA 2K.
CavalierEternal: EA actually adheres pretty strictly to the online poll results, as evidenced by the fact that Peyton Hillis got past the first round of voting, let alone onto the cover.
rickythepenguin: Delhomme played in a super bowl and but for Vinatieri booting a 45yarder late, would have a ring
Yanks_RSJ: Well, he would have had overtime.
rickythepenguin: Yanks_RSJ: Well, he would have had overtime.i don't really remember much abotu that game. 2004 super bowl / 2003 season? i think that was when the Stones played an awful halftime show. or was that Nipplegate?
grinding_journalist: had Hillis in fantasy that year
rickythepenguin: netweavr: They don't have to pay him.no, the NFL would have to pay...it wasn't widely reported but just a couple days ago, a group of retired NFL players and the NFL settled a lawsuit relating to the use of the players' likenesses (is that a word?)this story doesn't give a lot of detail but in print, i read where the players objected to their image in streaming content, NFL-licensed DVDs and something like 'and other game-related video images' which I didn't know if they meant video games or telecasts or streaming.http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/03/18/nfl-retired-players- se ttle-lawsuit-over-use-of-players-images/a really fascinating case that i think is still in the preliminary stages, on the issue of "likenesses" and specifically video games, is that of mid 90's UCLA phenom Ed O'Bannon, who led the Bruins to a NCAA title but never really panned out in the NBA. He bumped around for a few years then his career ended. well, fairly recently, some video game company got permission from the NCAA to use various players on games, but O'Bannon objected, saying he never gave permission. as i understand, the NCAA is making the distinction that as an amateur athlete voluntarily participating in NCAA athletics, the NCAA controls the use of his rights. His angle is "you guys are getting paid off my likeness, and i'm not getting anything."pretty interesting stuff.
El Farquistador: Hey EA, why don't you fix Madden so you're not immediately sacked every.single.farking.time you run a play action pass? Or fix it so that it's at least theoretically possible to catch an out-route in-bounds without a below-average cornerback with a rocket up his ass insta-teleport to the ball from 50 yards away for a one-handed interception. Then maybe I'll think about buying your shiatty ass product again.
Yanks_RSJ: It was the nipple. Carolina rallied to tie the game late, John Kasay kicked the ball out of bounds, and the Patriots predictably got a couple first downs and kicked the winner.
netweavr: That's good news,
rickythepenguin: Yanks_RSJ: It was the nipple. Carolina rallied to tie the game late, John Kasay kicked the ball out of bounds, and the Patriots predictably got a couple first downs and kicked the winner.shiat that's right, i do remember that (kasay booting it OOB). Didn't he kick the FG to tie? I recall him going from hero to goat in about 60 seconds.
grinding_journalist: CavalierEternal: EA actually adheres pretty strictly to the online poll results, as evidenced by the fact that Peyton Hillis got past the first round of voting, let alone onto the cover.That was after Hillis was coming off of a huge season, and hella white people have internet connections, so it actually kinda made sense.
iknc4miles: How the heck is Antonio Gates a 16 seed to Colin Kaepernick's 1? I'm guessing the seeds are random or do they really want Kaepernick out the first round.
muck4doo: iknc4miles: How the heck is Antonio Gates a 16 seed to Colin Kaepernick's 1? I'm guessing the seeds are random or do they really want Kaepernick out the first round.EA head quarters is about twenty minutes from San Francisco.
Captain Steroid: Time for Madden '13 to GO DELHOMME! XD
rickythepenguin: His angle is "you guys are getting paid off my likeness, and i'm not getting anything."
R.P.M.: i was all intrigued to do this and then i see he is going against Montana...I love "the Jake", and if it was any other football player besides Montana, Rice or Ditka i would so join in. sorry!i hope it's a blow out one way or the other or i'll feel guilty =)
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