March 8th, 2013 at 10:13 PM ^

How can they sift through 500,000 votes effectively,

Give anyone with a working knowledge of just about any programming language an hour and they will be able to write a program that will fully catalog, categorize, and count those votes any way wanted in a matter of tenths of seconds.

Seeing as EA is kinda in the software business, I think they can pull it off.


March 8th, 2013 at 8:02 PM ^

EA has said that they hope to announce a winner Tuesday. The cynical people who say they are not going to take out the cheaters seem to think that would be difficult. It won't be that hard.


March 8th, 2013 at 10:34 PM ^

I feel like EA could say they'll only count legit votes and that they'll take the time to get the numbers right, but if they wanted to they could just put who they want on the cover and say that's who really won the real vote count. In either case, I think Denard wins.


March 8th, 2013 at 8:42 PM ^

Denard's lead has gone from just under 1k to over 2k in the past 10 minutes. I think he's got it in the bag. Bad part is I'll probably have to buy it if he wins. Not for Denard, but rather a keepsake to commemorate the topic of 1,000 threads.


March 8th, 2013 at 8:47 PM ^

  1. Decided by the House of Representatives
  2. Decided by a Shootout at the hockey rink of the university with more NCAA ice hockey championships, with each school selecting five skaters from its hockey team to compete
  3. Decided by Penalty Kicks at Emirates Stadium in London, with each team selecting five players from its soccer team to compete
  4. Two weeks of Overtime Voting, and if the tie still isn't broken, then they go to Penalty Kicks
  5. Each nominee receives an Oscar (sorry, wrong list)
  6. All of the eight original candidates in the NCAA '14 Cover Vote Contest will appear on the cover . . .  and Lennay Kekua will appear in the center
  7. Decided by a duel in Weehawken, New Jersey, using Revolutionary War Era pistols
  8. Awarded to the university with more alumni
  9. Coin flip at midfield of the New Orleans Superdome, with the player from either university who most recently appeared on the cover of EA Sports NCAA Football flipping the coin
  10. Decided by a 500-mile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway between the solar cars from each university


March 8th, 2013 at 9:45 PM ^

I know its come down to bots but just look at the stat comparison. Swope: rush, 59 yds 0 tds receiving, 3117 yds 24 tds. Denard: rush, 4495 yds 42 tds passing, 6250 yds, 49 tds oh yeah and 2 FBS records most rushing yards by a quarterback, and first player to have 1500 passing and 1500 yards rushing on one season. Denard picked up in one season the same yardage as swope's career. EA sports will make a huge mistake if they let the bots choose the cover in favor of an above average wide reciever. If that does happen I bet a shit load of people will think Johnny Manzell is actually the one on the cover, because no one who hasn't been following this vote knows who swope is. That is all


March 8th, 2013 at 10:02 PM ^

With two hours to go, Denard is now up by over 4,700.

Time 10:00 PM
DR 193,592
RS 188,885
Difference 4,707

This vote has been all over the place the last couple of days. Yesterday around 11:00 AM, Denard was up by 9,900. This morning, he'll trailed, they went up by 2,800 around 1:00 PM, then was trailing by 2,000 a couple of hours ago.