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Browns Win! Browns Win!

Being known as “the sports guy” you might be surprised to know, unless you know me at all, that I find the magical dance of cover athlete announcements to be one of the most ridiculous stories every year.

I honestly, and from the bottom of my heart, could not care less who EA Sports or 2K Sports puts on the cover of its games. I don’t get the desire to know, why you would care, or what in the hell the big deal is because it doesn’t affect the game at all and WHAT!? Peyton Hillis from MY team made the cover of Madden 12 in a nationwide FAN VOTE!?

WOO!!!!! The Browns finally won something! Happy days!!

*I grabbed that pic from Joystiq which is not the final cover art.

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Bill Abner

Bill has been writing about games for the past 16 years for such outlets as Computer Games Magazine, GameSpy, The Escapist, GameShark, and Crispy Gamer. He will continue to do so until his wife tells him to get a real job.

13 thoughts to “Browns Win! Browns Win!”

  1. It affects the fans because they want to know who’s going to blow their knee/be decapitated next season. In Peyton Hillis’ case, I expect his biceps to explode on a 3rd and 1 iso play around week 4.

  2. It’s nice to see them win something, but notice that even in winning they kind of lost. Of course they get the cover on the year that may see a truncated season.

  3. Whew, I’m glad it’s not Michael Vick. I don’t follow sports, but I follow the news and it’s a good thing that a subhuman animal torturer isn’t going to be on the cover of the biggest sports game in the business. I was disappointed that he was a finalist to begin with, but I’m sure that was the “hardee har har” vote from the peanut gallery as much as ignorant fans who think that a bloodthirsty killer can somehow earnestly reform and be honestly penitent just because he got caught in the act. If he didn’t get busted, he’d still be killing dogs and playing for the Falcons.

    I totally wouldn’t be surprised if EA “fixed” the voting to keep Vick off the cover, and if they did I’m _glad_.

    Congratulations, this guy. I don’t know who he is, but he has giant arms and that’s probably a good thing for a ball player.

  4. Vick got that far in the voting because he had an amazing season last year- better than Hillis. Yes he did horrible thing to dogs, but dude, he went to prison for two years. I’m an animal lover, but I don’t hate Vick- he did his time, just let it go. Besides, there are players in the NFL who have actually raped and killed human beings, but the public doesn’t get up in arms about them when they’re successful. Most people don’t even hear about them.

  5. Go to Cleveland, repeat that line word for word with a bullet proof vest on and please post the resulting youtube video on here when you’re done.

  6. This is the most pride I have felt as a Cleveland fan in a longtime. I even voted for Hillis. Too bad the Madden curse will now see to it that he suffers a broken leg or something.

  7. The thing is, the Browns have already had plenty of curses on them in the last 10 years or so. I think I speak for all Browns fans when I say, we’ll just throw this curse in the pile with all the others.

  8. Regardless of what he did (note the past tense), he’s still a person, not “subhuman.” Your counterfactual has no point. It doesn’t matter that Vick MIGHT still be playing for the Falcons and fighting dogs, what does matter is that he isn’t doing either, and has reformed himself. He’s performed and is performing what was required of him by his sentence. I don’t see the point in hating a man who’s doing the best he can in his job, with his family, and paying his debt to society.

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