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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
'Madden 13:' Final day of voting

By Kevin Seifert

Cam Newton vs. Calvin Johnson
It's Cam Newton versus Calvin Johnson for the right to be cursed.

We're down to the final day of voting for the cover of "Madden 13," which according to our friends at SportsNation is a "neck-and-neck" battle between Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson and Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. ESPN's Zack McCann reported that Newton has a "small but vulnerable" lead in balloting that concludes Wednesday afternoon.

The winner will be announced at 5 p.m. ET Wednesday.

Johnson reiterated to Detroit-area reporters that he is "looking forward" to being on the cover of the wildly popular game if he wins the voting. Newton challenged Johnson to a live, one-on-one game of Madden in the video below, and on Tuesday, Johnson said: "Don't worry. Don't worry. I got something for that. Leave it at that. We've got something for that."

Newton has dubbed his push to win his "Cam-paign Challenge." We'll get a final answer Wednesday -- if you can bear the suspense.