NCAA Football 13 Cover: Robert Griffin III and Barry Sanders Should Share Cover

Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistFebruary 28, 2012

COLLEGE STATION, TX - OCTOBER 15:  Robert Griffin III #10 of the Baylor Bears throws during a game against the Texas A&M Aggies at Kyle Field on October 15, 2011 in College Station, Texas. The Texas A&M Aggies defeated the Baylor Bears 55-28.  (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)
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Robert Griffin III very fittingly was bestowed the honor of gracing the cover of EA Sports' NCAA Football 13. But he will be joined by another legendary Heisman winner, and the $60 question remains: Who should that legendary player be?

I say Barry Sanders. I would guess RGIII would say Barry Sanders. Let me tell you why.

Beginning on March 12th, fans of the game can go to its Facebook page and vote on which famous Heisman winner will appear on the cover with RGIII. (EA Sports, you guys can send me a check at...)

The options are former USC running back Marcus Allen, former Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie, former Ohio State running back Eddie George, former Michigan wide receiver Desmond Howard, former Oklahoma State running back Barry Sanders, former Georgia running back Herschel Walker, former Florida State quarterback Charlie Ward and former Houston quarterback Andre Ware.

Or as I like to call them, Hall of Famer, decent NFL player, very good NFL player, that guy who returned some kicks for touchdowns in a Super Bowl, NFL legend and most fun player to watch of all time, huge bust, that guy who played for the Knicks and that guy who is an announcer now.

See why I would want to be paired with Barry Sanders? It's simply better NFL karma for RGIII than anyone else (although Marcus Allen would be awesome as well).

Besides, Barry Sanders was the man—who wouldn't want to share a cover on a video game with that guy?

Hell, I'd be happy to share half of my hoagie with him, let alone a video game.

Okay, so maybe not half a hoagie—that's kind of strange. But you get my drift.

If I were RGIII, I'd be voting all of the time and convincing my friends to stuff the proverbial ballot boxes with the name of Barry Sanders. Then again, I'd also be preparing for my Pro Day and might not have time to do that, so I'd just hire somebody to do it for me.

Actually, I have no idea what I would do because I'll never be on a video game, unless someone develops a video game that revolves around watching sports, eating Doritos and tweeting my snarky thoughts to the world.

And if such a game is ever developed, I want to share the cover with Barry Sanders.

The end.


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