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Barry Sanders wins Madden cover vote

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01:21 PM ET 04.25 | Former Detroit Lion great Barry Sanders advanced through the Madden 25 cover vote and will now be on the cover of the popular EA Sports NFL video game. Sanders beat out Adrian Peterson in the final, a relief for Vikings fans who also believe in the Madden cover jinx. In order to win his spot on the cover, Sanders had to beat out 31 other players in the bracket-style contest. Representing the "old school" side of the bracket, Sanders knocked off Jerry Rice to reach the final. Peterson moved through the "new school" bracket, but was no match for Sanders in the final. Sanders prevailed with 58 percent of the more than 700,000 votes. EA Sports is celebrating 25 years of the Madden franchise, which began in 1989. This will be Sanders' second appearance on the Madden cover as he was also on the cover for the 2000 edition. Sanders did not appear in a game while on the cover, however, as he retired just before the start of training camp.

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April 25, 2013  01:22 PM ET

So the Madden curse would only work if he died?

April 25, 2013  01:39 PM ET

Barry Sanders will always be considered the best running back in the history of the NFL.

April 25, 2013  01:49 PM ET

Barry could run light squirming eel shot out of a cannon, he was amazing and fun to watch!!! Good for him! It's nice to be remembered!

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April 25, 2013  02:51 PM ET

So based on how Sanders did last year, he should be about a 4 overall rating? :)

April 25, 2013  04:43 PM ET

Just imagine if he got to play for a decent team. If he were on Dallas or the Steelers this guy would have a couple rings.

April 25, 2013  05:38 PM ET
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and a quitter!

spit on you twinkie

April 26, 2013  03:42 AM ET
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and a quitter!

Quitter? hed has no brain damage, hip or knee replacements......smart move to quit when he did ....and not only that he didn't pull an Emmitt Smith and hang on just to get the all-time rushing record....

 
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