Once March Madness ended, you thought you were done with brackets, right?
The spreadsheets, the concentration, and the formulas for picking which team is going to win it all is downright addicting. So why would the sports world deny you of this gut wrenching, nerve-racking, hair pulling American tradition?
Who are we kidding, we love brackets...and the ceremonial burning, ripping, or crumpling up of this infuriating document.
So when the people at Madden '12 told us that we can decide who the next player to grace the cover of the game will be, I don't know about you, but I got pretty excited.
We have reached round three at this point, the elite eight, and this is when it gets serious. We have some of the NFL's best players still in the running for this prestigious honor, all of whom will have serious knee, shoulder, and back injuries in 2011. Hey, no pain, no gain.
Here are the remaining eight Madden cover contestants and your winner...