I'm not sure what was wrong with the Madden cover selection process before 2011. I had no issue with the game's producers choosing the best NFL athlete from the previous season. Simple, right? Seems to me like most of the time, they did a pretty good job too.
However, starting last year (and continuing this year) Madden decided to get the fans involved, having them vote for the winner of a 32-player tournament. I understand the idea, I do. It's like another miniature March Madness. You give each team a fighting chance, because each team gets a representative, but you really open yourself up to a whole host of American Idol-esque voting problems. And it really loses excitement when you have to wait three weeks to make sure Aaron Rodgers beats out Cleveland's back up right guard.
Without further ado, the top 10 reasons you should dislike the cover vote.