Madden NFL 12 Cover Tournament Finals: Michael Vick vs Peyton Hillis

by
Posted April 18th, 2011 at 9:05 am

The two players who first promoted the Madden NFL 12 cover tournament on ESPN have made it through the field of 32 to face each other in the finals. It will be the “Dawg Pound” vs the “Dog Killer” as the Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis goes up against Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick for the honor of becoming the Madden 12 cover athlete.

Michael Vick, by far the most divisive personality included in the tournament and possibly in the entire NFL, has cruised through his path to the finals easily defeating DeMarcus Ware, Andre Johnson, Patrick Willis, and in the semifinals Adrian Peterson. The controversy regarding Vick’s inclusion has yet to lead to a concerted effort to band together and knock him out.

Peyton Hillis is the surprise of the tournament pulling off what many would consider upsets every step of the way. He has knocked off Ray Rice, Maurice Jones-Drew, Matt Ryan, and Aaron Rodgers who many presumed would be the eventual winner and at the very least had an easy path to the finals. Hillis has been supported by the most organized campaign through social media channels and the Browns official website.

Cast your votes for the winner here. The voting will continue through the morning of Wednesday April 27th with the winner being revealed later that day.

Tags:
  • hwgshwg

    yeah guys Vick learned his lesson, so we should take it easy on him with all the name calling. Also I don’t think its fair that we call OJ a wife killer either.

    • Fags

      HE IS A FUCKING DOG KILLER.. ITS THE TRUTH. Soorry truth hurts faggots

    • Fags

      HE IS A FUCKING DOG KILLER.. ITS THE TRUTH. Soorry truth hurts faggots

  • Skyline014

    Wow Pasta… “Dog killer”?? Really?? Definately lost some respect for you there, definately uncalled for. And also this is why I hate fan vote tournaments like this. Hillis has no place on the cover of Madden. You should have to accomplish something in the NFL to be on it. I will say though hes a better choice than Vince Young on 08… Should have been AD and Rogers in the finals

    • Anonymous

      I would say it’s an accomplishment to have over 1000 rushing yards on the Browns.

    • Dumbasses

      DOG MURDERER!!! Is That better???

    • Dumbasses

      DOG MURDERER!!! Is That better???

  • tish

    So the 2 players who have been whoring themselves out for Madden are in the finals of this tournament? Coincidence? I think not…

  • tish

    So the 2 players who have been whoring themselves out for Madden are in the finals of this tournament? Coincidence? I think not…

  • tish

    So the 2 players who have been whoring themselves out for Madden are in the finals of this tournament? Coincidence? I think not…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000295534671 Jared Baxter

      They marketed themselves and got the votes. Stop complaining.

  • The Truth

    Stay Classy Pasta!

  • Billfbrennan

    im kind of hoping vick gets the cover.. less people would buy it if he is the poster boy for the franchise again… between anybody that believes in animal rights and the game just being pure shit upon release every year, im hoping for a record low in sales for this game.

  • Billfbrennan

    oh on another note.. peyton hillis should have never even been involved in this whole tournament style of voting. hes a big back, yes. he had some good games, yes. but he also was the main reason the browns sucked by fumbling so much and he had two better then good games.. hes nothing special, just an overgrown back who will be cut down this year when teams are properly prepared for him.

  • Billfbrennan

    oh on another note.. peyton hillis should have never even been involved in this whole tournament style of voting. hes a big back, yes. he had some good games, yes. but he also was the main reason the browns sucked by fumbling so much and he had two better then good games.. hes nothing special, just an overgrown back who will be cut down this year when teams are properly prepared for him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000295534671 Jared Baxter

    On another note, look at how big the football is in that picture of Vick. Compare this picture with the one above.

    Maybe it’s just his hand placement?

    http://fitsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/vick-franchise.jpg

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000295534671 Jared Baxter

    On another note, look at how big the football is in that picture of Vick. Compare this picture with the one above.

    Maybe it’s just his hand placement?

    http://fitsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/vick-franchise.jpg

  • NotAnotherDumbAmerican

    People complain about pasta calling vick a dog killer(fact) but there is no complain about the dog killer being on the cover? I love how people say he is way better now, i mean do you know him? How come he denied seeing or visiting some of the surviving dogs? Its ok guys become torturing a dog is not bad unless you play football then it gets you more famous, all you have to do is serve a short sentence with special treatment in jail.

    • Hungryandrew

      Point is he did his time, and now its time to move on.

      • NotAnotherDumbAmerican

        I did move on but im not gonna praise him or idolize him for doing his time. The best crime is the one you dont commit.

        • Aky

          Absolutely agree with you. He’s done his time and that’s well and good but putting him on the cover and a pedestal is ridiculous. As much as his supporters say he’s changed the fact of the matter is he is a convicted criminal and always will be. It’s time they got used to it.

      • NotAnotherDumbAmerican

        I did move on but im not gonna praise him or idolize him for doing his time. The best crime is the one you dont commit.

  • ChiefsFan881129

    give me a break its official if hillis wins ea needs to make sure charles or rodgers is on the cover not that trash of a 1 year wonder better yet take the voting away from the uneducated fans its a joke

    wow what a fricken joke ea needs to take the voting out of the fans hands or choose there own guy

    1st mike vick all of a sudden is everbody lap dog again and has already been on the cover

    and 2nd what has 1 year wonder payton hillis done that hehas a shot to get on the cover this guy is pure trash and sucks he is not deserving plus charles,MJD and other players are better then that bag of trash

    but as useal celevland clown fans are nothing but a bunch of uneducated homers no way should a loser team player be in the finals i mean whatw so spiecail about payton hillis why all of a suydden has he become everyone butt monkey

    • Dsulecki

      Chiefs fan go read what you just read. How can you possibly call anyone uneducated?

      • Dsulecki

        Read what you typed*

  • Tougie24

    50/50 chance I’ll be buying this game now

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000295534671 Jared Baxter

      Because of the cover? Make your own cover if it bothers you that bad.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000295534671 Jared Baxter

      Because of the cover? Make your own cover if it bothers you that bad.

  • Philly

    All I’m going to say is EA didn’t get the guys they thought they’d get for the finals, SO Madden gets screwed by the consumer! Finally not the other way around… I like both guys so I don’t care who gets it; they’re going to have to do “Brian Wilson” like marketing plan though if Hillis wins; he’s just not widely known. People are going to hate on Vick regardless…

  • Anonymous

    @Pasta….Dog Killer??? Not cool man

  • Anonymous

    @Pasta….Dog Killer??? Not cool man

  • Jimmy Redfire

    Hey did any of you guys know, there is a losers bracket the finals gameplay vs fans.

  • AmericanDopes

    Lol people complaining about a dog killer…if you look around the world people are killing people..? Make any sense dopes?

  • Anonymous

    I like both guys and Hillis would be a good representation for Madden 12. I’m gonna vote for Vick just because of all the hate and ridicule that he keeps receiving. He’s paid his dues and did the time. Damn!!!! When will people forgive him and move on?

  • 2014_UM_Coach

    lol this has to have the best comments for a post by Pasta…Funny thing is I can still see EA putting Rodgers on the cover. I really wanted Adrian Peteson but o well at the end of the day it matters about gameplay, tehy can put Matt Flynn for all I care.

    • 2014_UM_Coach

      Peterson***

    • 2014_UM_Coach

      Peterson***

  • conspiracy theory

    does anyone else think the whole tournament was just a marketing ploy, and they had one of these two chosen and signed to do the cover all along? The finalists were the same 2 players on ESPN promoting the tournament. Also, doesn’t the madden cover have to be agreed upon by both the player and EA? In theory, any of the 32 contestants could have won the tournament, so are we to believe that EA had an agreement for the cover with ALL 32 players?

    Just a thought…

  • conspiracy theory

    does anyone else think the whole tournament was just a marketing ploy, and they had one of these two chosen and signed to do the cover all along? The finalists were the same 2 players on ESPN promoting the tournament. Also, doesn’t the madden cover have to be agreed upon by both the player and EA? In theory, any of the 32 contestants could have won the tournament, so are we to believe that EA had an agreement for the cover with ALL 32 players?

    Just a thought…

  • Alex

    Michael Vick denied that he was involved in the dog fighting. He LIED ABOUT IT. Do you really think he gave a shit about what he did? He would of never changed his ways if he wasn’t busted. So, no he does not get forgiveness. The only reason he came back to the NFL is because he had no money. He deserves no forgiveness. He would of never donated to these charities or changed his ways unless he got caught. He’s a piece of sh*t and the people at EA are dumb as hell for putting him in the tournament.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000295534671 Jared Baxter

      It’s an animal. Who cares? It wasn’t like he was drowning people. Stop whining.

  • jusmegamer

    Vick has no chance. This was set up by the Owners in order to take a shot at high profile players. They will proclaim that if Hillis can be on Madden, players don’t matter as much as you think. I’m telling you this is a setup and Vick has no chance.

    • Anonymous

      when he’s on the cover.. we’ll see who’s talking

  • Anonymous

    Thought Hillis took out Jamaal Charles. Charles took out MJD.

  • cabrillo24

    Pasta I think you could have gone another path in your description of players. You did not call Kobe an adulterer or alledged rapist when he was on the cover NBA 2K110, or Jordan a gambling addict or adulterer. Let’s not go that route ok?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000295534671 Jared Baxter

      Excellent point.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000295534671 Jared Baxter

      Excellent point.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000295534671 Jared Baxter

      Excellent point.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000295534671 Jared Baxter

      Excellent point.

    • Aky

      Yeah great argument idiot considering Vick was actually convicted for his crime

  • Drunkensayler07

    This is why you read Operation Sports for sports gaming news. Pasta steals most of his news from over there anyway.

  • deez muphukkin nutz

    VICK KILLED DOGS, AND WILL FOREVER BE KNOWN AS DOG KILLER WEATHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT. HE CHOSE TO BE A DOG KILLER, WHY NOT CALL HIM BY HIS TITLE? NOT JUDGING OR ANYTHING, I COULD GIVE 2 SHITS ABOUT A DOG, BUT HE SHOULD HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT BEING CALLED A DOG KILLER BEFORE HE STRANGLED THOSE CHIUAUAS

  • Jmalone23

    Vick payed his debt to society. No need to keep adressing the wrongs in a person. We all need to move on from this. #teamvick

  • http://twitter.com/AngryChiefsFan Brian Ayers

    Hillis beat Jamaal Charles, not MJD.

  • Def

    Vick and Hillis kicked this voting promo off on SPORTANATION.

    Coincidence ?

  • DC

    Man, so where did all those whiners go that were claiming that EA was rigging it for Rodgers to win? Hell he should have won, hence why he made it to the semifinals…How he didnt win, im not sure kinda lame, but seriously you idiots sure shut up now…

  • NewmuroUno

    F U PastaPadre show some respect for both ppl

  • jusmegamer

    Yeah, I guess Pasta and every other white person that posts on here should be called “potential descendant of a child rapist, family destroying, immoral slave owner” if we are just calling things what they are?

  • Aky

    Peyton Hillis being on the cover would be a joke… which if you ask me is fitting for the joke of a franchise that is Madden. Vote Hillis!

  • Iputboogersinmyass

    Keep it up because it is so professional to refer to people by the worst thing they’ve ever done Mr.Masturbates to Scandinavian simpsons parody scat porn.

Sponsors
Categories
Featured Video
Quantcast