EA calls for NFL Tour cover candidate votes

While it would be borderline abhorrent to decide the next victim of the infamous Madden Curse, EA's newest way to pass the pigskin doesn't yet have that reputation. Therefore, the publishing giant is asking football fans to choose who will represent NFL Tour for its opening season. By visiting...

While it would be borderline abhorrent to decide the next victim of the infamous Madden Curse, EA's newest way to pass the pigskin doesn't yet have that reputation. Therefore, the publishing giant is asking football fans to choose who will represent NFL Tour for its opening season.

By visiting the NFL Tour Web site, fans can cast their vote for one of three current NFL defensive players. The cover boy candidates are Miami Dolphins defensive end and 2006 NFL defensive player of the year Jason Taylor, Indianapolis Colts defensive end and three-time Pro Bowler Dwight Freeney, and San Diego Chargers linebacker, two-time Pro-Bowler, and 2005 defensive rookie of the year Shawne Merriman. The voting polls are currently open.

Billed as a traveling football show, NFL Tour puts players in the cleats of an NFL hopeful competing with and against real gridiron superstars for a shot at a playing contract. Developed by EA Tiburon--the same studio behind Madden football--NFL Tour will arrive for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in January 2008. It has not yet been rated or priced.

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knighthwk001
knighthwk001

Ah, i dont really care for sports games... But this one might turn out to be pretty sweet

nickythenewt21
nickythenewt21

Okay, cool. A new NFL football game that doesn't have the name Madden slapped on. This could be... OH, WAIT A MINUTE! IT'S BEING DEVELOPED BY EA!!! Nevermind... I got excited for nothing...But I'll vote for Merriman, since he's the only guy that I know of that we can vote for.

ocdog45
ocdog45

i would give it to shawn merriaon

dogcory
dogcory

SHAWNE MERRIMAN !!!! LIGHTS OUT

Pete5506
Pete5506

Who should I vote for???

JDubs07
JDubs07

Vote Shawne Merriman please.

WPack911
WPack911

Vote for 06-07 Defensive Player of the year Jason Taylor.

MogFromLeipzig
MogFromLeipzig

"Excellent choice" said the first man that smiled so nicely.

matsterJ
matsterJ

Dwight is okay but really a cover athleate?

lamprey263
lamprey263

I like playing football games, but I know I don't follow sports enough to actually care.

KensterFox
KensterFox

I wonder what it says about the game that they picked three defensive players for the candidates. Anyway, remember: anyone can offer sacks and fumbles. Only one candidate offers interceptions - and the points that come with them. Taylor is your player. Vote Jason Taylor to the NFL Tour cover.

-DirtySanchez-
-DirtySanchez-

they allready turned madden into an arcade football game this year, why make another one :P

Magrino
Magrino

While it would be borderline abhorrent to decide the next victim of the infamous Madden Curse, EA's newest way to pass the pigskin doesn't yet have that reputation. Therefore, the publishing giant is asking football fans to choose who will represent NFL Tour for its opening season.

By visiting the NFL Tour Web site, fans can cast their vote for one of three current NFL defensive players. The cover boy candidates are Miami Dolphins defensive end and 2006 NFL defensive player of the year Jason Taylor, Indianapolis Colts defensive end and three-time Pro Bowler Dwight Freeney, and San Diego Chargers linebacker, two-time Pro-Bowler, and 2005 defensive rookie of the year Shawne Merriman. The voting polls are currently open.

Billed as a traveling football show, NFL Tour puts players in the cleats of an NFL hopeful competing with and against real gridiron superstars for a shot at a playing contract. Developed by EA Tiburon--the same studio behind Madden football--NFL Tour will arrive for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in January 2008. It has not yet been rated or priced.