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.