Minnesota Vikings: 2012 Madden Cover Will Not Feature Adrian Peterson

Ryan BoserCorrespondent IIApril 12, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS - SEPTEMBER 26:  Running back Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings jumps through a hole while carrying the ball against the Detroit Lions during the second half at Mall of America Field on September 26, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Lions 24-10.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Rest easy, Vikings fans. The Madden Curse will not be coming to Minnesota.

As you surely know by now, EA Sports is running a cover contest for Madden 12. The most recent round of fan voting was tabulated yesterday, and Adrian Peterson trounced Drew Brees (62 percent to 38 percent) to earn a birth in the Final Four.

This is where it ends for 28.

Peterson draws Michael Vick in the big dance. The Vikings' running back stands no chance—Vick will be the next cover boy.

On the other side of the bracket, Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers is heavily favored over bulldozing Cinderella, Peyton Hillis.

There are several reasons Vick will be featured on the Madden 12 cover. 

Let's be honest, he's a basement boy's dream—a human joystick. He exudes excitement, and he produces more highlights than a Chuck Norris film festival. Vick's the flavor of the month, and his moves were made for video games. 

Also advantageous for Vick is the fact that America thrives on drama. There's something very intriguing about the potential train-wreck that a Vick cover could generate for EA Sports and the Madden franchise.

Finally, the extremists at PETA have sealed the deal for Vick with their recent complaints. A vote for Vick is a vote against the PETA Fruit Loops.

(And no, I'm not excusing Vick's disgusting actions).

Final Four voting ends Monday, April 18th. Vikings fans, be sure to rock the vote for Vick so we can keep Adrian healthy. 

Of course, vote for Rodgers, too.