Barry Sanders trying to put a Lion on the Madden cover in back-to-back years

Posted by ttwentyman on April 22, 2013 – 5:01 pm

There are just two men left standing for the Madden NFL 25 Cover Vote and fans have to ask themselves one question: Are they “old school” or “new school.”

The answer will likely decide whether Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders or current Vikings running back Adrian Peterson wins the fan voting, which will be announced Wednesday at  8 p.m. on ESPN2.

One million votes were cast for the semifinals, 50,000 more than last year’s vote totals for the semifinals, according to ESPN. Over 38 million votes cast overall.

It almost seems fitting that one of the NFL’s all-time dynamic running backs in Sanders will square off against today’s most prolific runner in Peterson. It also puts two bitter NFC North rivals — Lions and Vikings — against one another.

Sanders defeated fellow Hall of Famer Jerry Rice by a narrow 52 percent of the vote in the semifinals.

“Thanks to all the dedicated fans out there voting for the Madden Cover,” Sanders tweeted after the semifinals. “I’ve read through most of the tweets, and am honored and humbled.”

Peterson dispatched of Texans running back Arian Foster in the semifinals, receiving 64 percent of the votes.

If Sanders wins, it will be the first time a single team would have a player on the cover of Madden in back-to-back years. Calvin Johnson was featured on the cover of last year’s game.


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9 Responses to “Barry Sanders trying to put a Lion on the Madden cover in back-to-back years”

  1. By 1995 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    BARRY!!! BARRY!!! BARRY!!!

  2. By lionking9682 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Barry,with all due respect,go sit down somewhere and shut up.

  3. By Rick on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    9682 – You’re the one who should sit down and shut your miserable pie hole. What the hell have you EVER DONE in your insignificant life that could possibly come anywhere close to the accomplishments of Mr. Sanders??? (with all due respect – none is due for the amount of disrespect you’ve given Barry Sanders) It’s better for you to keep your mouth shut, and let people think you might be a fool, than for you to open it, or in this case post here, and remove all doubt.

  4. By Mike Barnett on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Man you need to SHUT UP, calling yourself the lionking. There’s only one Lion King and that’s Barry Sanders. He’ll run all over Peterson all day.

  5. By Raymond on Apr 23, 2013 | Reply

    A Peterson is a great runner Buuuuuuuuuut Barry Sanders is all by himself.All alone at the top Peterson will always be looking up and Barry will remain at the top.

  6. By Mike Barnett on Apr 23, 2013 | Reply

    That’s what I tell guy’s all the time that Barry got all his yard’s all by himself. No line help, all the other great back’s had a good O-line and Barry did not. That’s why everybody say’s that Barry Sanders is The Best Running Back!

  7. By Detroit Panther1 on Apr 25, 2013 | Reply

    If you think Barry got that yardage by himself, you need to vision what would have happened if Barry and the Quarterback were the only players on the field against the other team. You are saying the Kevin Glover didn’t snap the ball, trap and lead blocks. You are saying that Lomas Brown didn’t protect, trap and lead blocks. Man, are you crazy? Barry didn’t run around the end on every play!

  8. By Detroit Panther1 on Apr 25, 2013 | Reply

    Enough of that. Glad to see Barry on the cover of Madden. Now lets see Barry and Herman’s “Restore the Roar” uniforms on the Thanksgiving Day Game” and “Restore the Roar” to the “Ford Field Dome”.

  9. By Detroit Panther1 on Apr 25, 2013 | Reply

    By the way, Moore, Perimann and Morton did a lot of downfield blocking for Barry too. Along with Glover and Brown they were Pro Bowlers or alternates, also.

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