After a cumulative 19,650,000 votes over the whole vote, and 651,811 votes in the final vote…The Madden 13 cover vote has concluded and the new cover star has been decided.
Detroit Lion’s stud receiver, Calvin Johnson, was the final winner chosen by a 52% to 48% margin. He narrowly beat out Carolina Panther’s quarterback, Cam Newton.
Johnson was very eager to receive this honor as he is aware of some of the NFL greats that have graced the cover.
[pullquote_right]“Man, it’s great, just to see yourself on this Madden (cover) and seeing all the guys that have been on Madden? C’mon, man.” -Calvin Johson [/pullquote_right]
Megatron just dropped a historic season last year as he was the 3rd wide receiver to have a season that totaled at least 1,600 receiving yards & 15 touchdowns, joining Jerry Rice & Randy Moss. He also just signed a massive 8 year, 132 million dollar contract with the Detroit Lions.
The next question is about the dreaded Madden Curse which took it’s latest victim in Madden 12‘s cover vote winner, Cleveland Browns running back, Peyton Hillis, who was hampered by injuries, rumored teammate chemistry problems, contract disputes with his former team (he just signed with the Kansas City Chiefs), and was only able to muster a weak 587 yards on the season. Will last the Madden Curse take another victim? Time will tell when football starts next season, as for right now Megatron can enjoy the attention that will come with being on the cover of one the most popular sports titles.