Thursday, April 19, 2012
'Madden' candidates need to go for jugular
By DJ Gallo
It's time for Cam Newton and Calvin Johnson to take the gloves off and start the smear tactics.
Cam Newton and Calvin Johnson are the finalists for the "Madden NFL 13" cover. The online vote is now an annual, fun tradition for NFL fans and gamers alike.
One problem: This is a presidential election year. No national vote should be fun. It should be an ugly smearfest that seeks to destroy each candidate with unfair, personal attacks. Newton versus Johnson is important stuff -- perhaps even more important than the presidential election. The 19 million "Madden" votes cast so far dwarf the number of votes cast in this year's Republican primaries. I'm not kidding. (If this fact depresses you, here is a link with information on how to become a Canadian citizen.)
So let's stop playing nice and start shoveling filth.
Educational red flags Newton: In four years of college, he bounced among three schools.
Johnson: Attended Georgia Tech, an elitist private institution.
Corporations they are beholden to Newton: Under Armour, Gatorade, GMC.
Johnson: Acura, Nike, Brann's Steakhouse and Grille.
Pals around with ... Newton: SEC; Rev. Cecil Newton.
Johnson: Ndamukong Suh; evil, alien robots bent on destroying Earth and enslaving humans.