March 12th, 2013 at 11:10 AM ^

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.



March 12th, 2013 at 12:31 PM ^

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.

Litt1e Rhino

March 12th, 2013 at 10:06 AM ^

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?


March 12th, 2013 at 1:08 PM ^

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.    


March 12th, 2013 at 10:10 AM ^

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!"

Michigan Man.


March 12th, 2013 at 10:11 AM ^

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.

So silly.


March 12th, 2013 at 10:18 AM ^

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?


March 12th, 2013 at 11:15 AM ^

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.


March 12th, 2013 at 11:22 AM ^

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!


March 12th, 2013 at 11:47 AM ^

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.

Thanks again