When I looked at the players that had made it into this tournament to determine the cover athlete for
, I felt that these four, Barry Sanders, Jerry Rice, Adrian Peterson, and Arian Foster, would probably be standing tall at the end. That being said, the semi-finals have kicked off for the cover vote, which means that the vote will probably get hard from this point forward. I'm predicting Peterson vs. Rice for the overall Finals, but a surprise or two might still be left in the tank. I think the fans got it right with these four, though. Sanders and Rice are arguably the two best of all time, while Peterson and Foster are two of the best right now. So who wins? Go vote and stay tuned!
April 10, 2013 –
Today ESPN SportsNation
announced the semifinal matchups in the Madden NFL 25 Cover Vote
. Barry Sanders will take on Jerry Rice in the Old School bracket, while Adrian Peterson and Arian Foster will battle in the New School bracket. The winners of each bracket will advance to the finals, with the Madden NFL 25
cover athlete to be named live on SportsNation
on Wed, April 25. Voting highlights from the quarterfinals include:
· 2.1 million votes this round, 37.1 million votes overall
· Adrian Peterson posted the largest margin of victory, taking 70% of the vote against Robert Griffin III
· Arian Foster had the slimmest margin of victory, defeating Russell Wilson 52% to 48%
Both Rice and Sanders have been steamrolling the competition thus far in the Old School bracket, and the two have seemed destined for a collision course since the early rounds. Now it’s up to the fans to decide how the greatest receiver of all-time stacks up against arguably the most-electrifying running back to ever lace up a pair of cleats. The New School bracket is dominated by running backs, and will pit Adrian Peterson’s power against Arian Foster’s elusiveness for a shot at the big prize.
We’re only one round from the finale, and fans are invited to cast their votes at ESPN.com/MaddenVote
through their PC or mobile devices. For the chance to “Maximize” votes, ESPN and Madden NFL 25
have collaborated with Pepsi MAX to promote Twitter live voting every Tuesday throughout the Madden Cover Vote campaign, where tweets with each player’s respective Cover Vote hashtag will count as two votes. Double votes ends at midnight ET each Tuesday.
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