This is just plain weird.
There are a whole lot of NFL stars that have household names, and any one of them could have ended up on the cover of Madden NFL 12 . EA ran a tournament where fans voted on the athlete they wanted to see grace the cover of this year's Madden , and the winner is…Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis . You know, in looking at the initial field, we would've figured Hillis would be a long-shot, but after five weeks and almost 13 million votes, the Browns back won in a landslide. He beat out Philadelphia's Michael Vick in the final showdown by a count of 66% to 34%. Now, not to take anything away from Hillis, but we have a theory- with all the bad luck cover athletes have suffered in past years, fans of their favorite teams and players were petrified of voting for their man.
That's just a theory, mind you. But hey, it's a nice surprise, isn't it?
Related Game(s): Madden NFL 12