here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
Your F5 key must be very faded. I literally updated that 30 seconds after posting.
Now I need to buy that as a poster to go along with Desmond one to go in the mancave (that has yet to be built).... O_O!
The world may never know.
Of course his shoelaces aren't tied. He's "Shoelace" yo!
We may never watch a more talented athlete and better human being headlining UM Football in this lifetime, unless he has a talented son and he goes to UM (crosses fingers). It's been a great ride watching him these past 4 seasons. Hopefully his NFL career will be as electrifying as his college career was! Hail Denard!
Not only is the cover rather good, but the game is due on store shelves on my birthday too. I will have to let my wife know that I will forego the normal practical birthday gifts and opt for this.
anticipating a different ending to your last sentence.
While thrilled that he's on the cover I must confess I'm a bit dissapointed in the artist's rendering of Denard. I saw a lot of different facial expressions from #16 over the past four years (mostly smiling) but pensive, angry Denard was NOT one of them I remember seeing too often.
This is focused Denard
Co-signed. In addition, I couldn't help but notice that his complexion is rendered about 2 or 3 shades lighter than he is. Scroll up to the MGoBlog banner for comparison.
Because lighting would have nothing to do with that. Must be racism on behlaf of the company that venerates black athletes and puts almost exclusively black athletes on its covers.
I agree. The vote pic was different and while it's awesome Denard is on the cover I'm not a fan of the picture/art they used. Just so many better pics and this one just looks odd.
Yeah not a big fan of the picture they used. Just like I never liked the one ESPN used forever from his freshman year. Barely looked like him!
Michigan now has 4 covers.
A player on every generation of the game.
College Football USA '96 (Genesis)- Walter Smith
NCAA Football 99 (Playstation)- Charles Woodson
NCAA Football 06 (Playstation 2)- Desmond Howard
NCAA Football 14 (Playstation) 3- Denard Robinson
When I see Michigan players on the cover of NCAA games it makes me feel like they are fake. It's like seeing your cousin on a photoshopped cover
This is photoshopped..I know this because Denard smiles 24/7 365
Meh. You thinnk it would have been a cooler looking pic...and alos not dominated by the EA logo as well.
Don't they normally run a pre-order deal where you can get the game like $40 or so? Any ideas when/if they'll be doing that for this edition?
Amazon ran one last year and I think the game was 49.99 w/ free shipping
Good question. After seeing the Denard cover this morning I thought Amazon might be doing the same thing. I checked it out and no, they are not.
I tried looking up some info on Google to see if they would provide the offer again this year but I have come up dry.
Everyone else seems to agree. I love the fact he is on there and even if I didn't like games I would probably buy this piece but this picture may have been the worst one from the batch... purposely? I wouldn't think so since the guy that runs NCAA Football franchise is a Michigan fan.
But is that photo staged (vs. a real, live action photo)?
Are the cover photos normally staged? This year will be the first time I've ever bought that game (Madden is sufficient for me), so maybe they never use actual photos. But his eyes seem to calm, Denard was much more intense when running in the open field.
But I love the Big House background, and it's great to have him on the cover. Hopefully he sets up an autograph session shortly after the draft.
Denard and the winged helmet are going to be in a lot of households come July. Just more national exposure for the maize and blue. Ain't no big thing...
I would buy this game it wasn't exactly like NCAA 05, and NCAA 06, and NCAA 07...
There are two different covers floating around right now. Did anybody else notice that? Everything is the same, except the miaze and blue fade behind Denard and in front of the big house.
Here is the one that I have been seeing, which I think I actually like a bit more because it looks more like the color is streaking off of his uniform, rather than just a generic swoop.
this was really worth making posts over every day for the past year guys, thanks.
I'm going to fork your lawn.
Why are people posting about Denard's facial expression and not liking the picture? He is a football player, folks..not a model. Don't be weird. It's simply badass that he is on the cover.
It's ok I guess, I at least like the fact that you can see the block M on his pants right under the logo
Just a note to all those saying "there Are so many pics of denard etc.," EA conducts their own photoshoot for each NCAA cover. If you youtube "ncaa cover shoot" you will see tebow's and rg3's shoots.
Pretty sure the reason they didn't use other pics (say away at notre dame heisman pose) is that EA couldn't use those images without paying the copyright owner a handsome fee. That is why they conduct their own photoshoot - to free themselves from paying those copyright fees/royalties.
Denard looks aggressive on the cover because that is how EA or Denard WANTED him to look ( the image was taken knowing it was a cover picture.)
Hopefully that clarifies things.