Title says it,
link proves it,
Title says it,
link proves it,
In case anyone was curious:
I'm diggin that cover.
...that is a pretty sweet cover.
I was kind of hoping for the Notre Dame stiff arm Heisman pose against Teo but this will do just fine. I am excited that he is the guy. It is awesome!!! Good day.
Are you SURE this is the cover? Where did you find the image, if I may ask? I know the photographer. Before I say anything, I want to make sure that's not just a mock-up, but the actual product image.
Not sure if this is the cover, but it was posted on EA Sports' NCAA Football Facebook page during the contest that said "You could make this a reality" as the caption. The image has since been removed (as far as I can tell, didn't do an exhaustive search) from their Facebook page, I happend to share the image on mine and retireved it from there.
This was a proposed cover posted by the Michigan Football page, I don't think it's official, but I think it looks good.
Great recruiting tool.
I'm ready to commit to Michigan on the spot.
He is certainly better that Ryan Swope. I had to google Swope to even figure out who he was and I'm a pretty big football fan.
And another EA Fail:
"With the victory, Robinson becomes the third Michigan Wolverine to appear on the cover of an NCAA Football title after former Heisman Trophy Winners Desmond Howard (NCAA Football 99) and Charles Woodson (NCAA Football 2006)."
About freaking time, EA Sports...
this is good free marketing for umich football. i like.
Phew. Now I can sleep.
Good for Denard.
I have to admit this whole voting thing got a little out of hand. To much negativity on both sides bashing the other. I like to think that our fan base can be a little more classy then that in the future. It was embarrising reading all the posts on Facebook of Michigan and bashing the aggies.
But does anyone know what gigem even means?
which has a few possible meanings behind it.
Thanks. But I feel like I am more lost now. I guess TAMU thinks they invented giving someone a thumbs up?
I used to live in Texas. Between the TTech "Guns Up!" salute, the U of T "Hook 'Em Horns!", TAMU's "Gig 'em!", TCU's Horned Frog hand sign (which I think is what you do when you raise you outer knuckles while making a fist) and god knows what Baylor does for a hand signlal, I always thought that Texans had their own set of gang signs. It's like the Crips and Bloods, but more annoying.
I never learned how SMU does a hand sign for allegedly killing five hookers. Must be complicated.
Remember, a lot of people turn into huge hard asses behind a keyboard. I'm willing to bet a lot of those people wouldn't do that face to face.
Congrats Denard! Thanks for all the great memories!!!!
I'M BUYING COPIES FOR MY ALL OHIO FRIENDS!!!!!! FUCK THE SEC!!!!
Seeing this game being sold in Columbus will be awesome. Even EL since both fanbases had threads of their own saying to vote against Denard. Lots of haters so this is great to see.
Congrats to Denard! I already have the 99 and 06 game so this will be a welcomed addition.
They're the only editions I've kept.
I hope he gets some coin for this. The kid deserves every good thing that comes his way.
I will be co-oping in Columbus when I buy it. Better believe I will be wearing my Denard jersey when I go buy it at the GameStop right in the middle of OSU's campus. Trolling the Buckeyes at its best!
this might even increase sales of Michigan jerseys in Ohio...
Is going to have to rip off another cover of a video game.
Denard after getting on the NCAA football cover... via his twitter.
"It's my goal to make somebody's day every day, but today the Michigan fan base and family made my day. It's a blessing. Thank you all! Love!"
if anyone is wondering.
Dusty in here.
As someone who was mildly freaking out about the voting at the end...
...I'm sitting here dumbfounded as to the idea that I though Ryan Swope could actually be put on NCAA Football 2014. Over Denard Robinson.
I'm going to trash talk on fb
Congrats Denard! M fans really are the greatest fan base out there. Maybe I'll actually buy it this year.
I saw the EA Sports links with the recap of each round, but does anyone know the actual vote count? I'm curious how close it was after all the illegitimate votes (on both sides) were discarded.
Any idea where to find that info...or if it's even been released?
It would be interesting, but EA probably won't release it. I'm betting it wasn't even close though. Denard was ahead by thousands and thousands before the tampering came to light. Barring a landslide victory for Swope, EA would've been crazy to choose him as the cover athlete. Like the guy a few posts above me said, Denard was on the Heisman watch list and I've never heard of Ryan Swope and I watched a LOT of college football this year.
Per Meinke's piece on the subject (LINK)
"The video game maker did not release the final tally, but did say more than 250,000 votes were cast, and that Robinson received more than half."
Not exceedingly informative, but at least EA Sports had a canned answer for a question that they knew would be asked. They were not very explicit about the process in the official press release either.
In any case, however, they could not have chosen a better face to represent college football. Congratulations to Denard!
I appreciate the info/link. I saw that too. I was just hoping that someone in the community might be plugged in enough to have the scoop.
"more than 250,000 votes were cast, and that Robinson received more than half."
Thanks, EA Sports. I think that's the definition of winning a vote (with two entrants).
Anyone know if the cover shot Soulfire21 posted is the ACTUAL cover or just a proposal? If it's THE shot, I may go buy a copy of it and have Denard sign it before he's gone.
We have done it ladies and gentleman. We have managed to defeat the undefeatable...the Texas A&M Aggies are the kings of internet polls no more.
You sir have won the Internet
It wants its middle-school jokes back.
I apologize, because I'm sure this has already been covered on the board, but does the EA cover image fall into the standard NCAA "we own your image for life" box, or is this in another category because Denard has graduated? It'd be very nice for Denard to reap some financial reward after everything he's done in service to Michigan.