Michael Vick running away with cover vote

April, 12, 2011
04/12/11
7:05
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By Jon Robinson
VickBarbara Johnston/US PresswireWill Michael Vick be the first player to appear on the cover of "Madden" twice?

The last time Michael Vick was on the cover of "Madden," two things happened: His "Madden" character became the greatest virtual athlete this side of Bo Jackson, and Vick's fractured fibula one day after the game's release screamed out to a national television audience that the "Madden" curse was real.

That makes me wonder what will happen for the encore, as according to the editors over at SportsNation, it looks as though it will take an army of purple people eaters for Vick not to make the finals of the "Madden NFL 12" cover vote. In fact, the Eagles quarterback is stockpiling 59 percent of the vote so far against opponent Adrian Peterson in the semifinals, a number that will need some kind of online campaign by both "All Day" and the Vikings if they want their superstar back to front the box for EA Sports.

Then again, maybe the Vikings remember what happened to Vick back in the day and would rather not deal with a season of curse questions (not to mention broken bones).

What do you think? Believe in the curse? Does it change your vote? As always, be sure to head to SportsNation and cast your vote for the "Madden NFL 12" cover.

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