Apparently because the three month long cover vote process for NCAA Football 14 could not be made more irritating given that it comes to a close at the end of the week, EA Sports has extended the campaign for the cover of Madden NFL 25. Slated to officially begin next Monday with two brackets of 32 players (legends in one and current stars in the other) the company is making the last slot for the former determined by a “play-in” vote.
The matchup features Jerry Rice vs Cris Carter with support being cast through the Twitter hashtags #Madden25Rice and #Madden25Carter. Thankfully besides this one “play-in” the rest of the voting for the cover will go through the same ESPN SportsNation page utilized in past years rather than relying on social media tallies. That a 49er and Viking are up against each other for the last spot suggests it will not be a bracket consisting of one representative from each team.