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Bush, Marshall Vie For Madden 13 Cover

Posted Mar 7, 2012

This fall, Reggie Bush and Brandon Marshall will be working together to continue their explosive playmaking as part of the Miami Dolphins offense.

Starting today, however, Bush and Marshall will be pitted against each other in an online competition, as the battle to decide who will grace the cover of EA Sports’ Madden NFL 2013 begins as determined by online fan voting. The competition begins with 64 players from across the NFL, but only one player will be chosen to represent each team in the round of 32.

CLICK HERE to vote for Bush and Marshall!

It is up to NFL fans to determine which 32 players move on to the next round . . . and ultimately which one star will be on the game’s cover.  For Dolphins fans, the first bit of business is to decide whether Bush, the 1,000-yard running back, or Marshall, the Pro Bowl MVP wide receiver, will continue on in the competition.

Over the past weeks, EA Sports has been revealing the two preliminary candidate from each team in the NFL in the process of unveiling the opening round of 64.  The Dolphins' two selections were announced on March 1.  Online voting begins TODAY and continue through March 21. 

The 32 team winners will be announced on ESPN.com on March 21, after which Dolphin fans will have the opportunity to vote for either Marshall or Bush to help the continue advancing through the bracket.

Last year, EA Sports and ESPN introduced the online competition to determine the cover subject of the ultra-popular Madden NFL game.  Each team was represented by one player.  Cleveland running back Peyton Hillis eventually won the vote and found his image on the cover of Madden NFL 2012.  More than 13 million votes were cast by NFL fans during the selection process. That marked the first time that fans participated in the selection of the Madden cover subject.  From the game’s introduction in 1988 through 1998, the game featured John Madden himself on each cover.  Beginning with running back Garrison Hears on the 1999 version, the game has annually displayed one of football’s biggest stars (or two of them, as was the case with Larry Fitzgerald and Troy Polamalu on the 2010 version).  Other players who have graced the cover include Ray Lewis, Drew Brees, Brett Favre, Marshall Faulk and Daunte Culpepper.  

With the help of Dolphins fans, either Bush or Marshall could be the next big thing in the Madden NFL universe as well.  Voting begins today. Now is your chance to make yourself heard!

CLICK HERE to vote for Bush and Marshall!

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