Peterson Advances To “Sweet 16″ In Madden Cover Voting

Posted by Ryan Cardinal on April 1, 2011 – 8:13 am

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has advanced to the “sweet 16″ in the cover voting for EA Sports Madden NFL 12 video game.  Peterson registered 57 percent of the vote in his first round match-up against Bears DE Julius Peppers, and now is squaring off against Chargers QB Phillip Rivers.  Voting for the Peterson-Rivers matchup ends on April 3, so click here to cast your vote for AD.  The winner of this matchup will move on to go against either Saints QB Drew Brees or Jets QB Mark Sanchez.

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25 Responses to “Peterson Advances To “Sweet 16″ In Madden Cover Voting”

  1. By DRS on Apr 1, 2011 | Reply

    Sen. Rosen and Rep. Lanning also provided a summary of the key provisions in the bill, including:

    • The State creates revenues sufficient to cover $250 million to $300 million in bonds.
    • Local governments are allowed to bid to be the site of the stadium and can use local taxes to make up the financing for their bids.
    • The Vikings are required to make up the remainder, including any cost overruns.
    • A new Minnesota Stadium Authority is the governance structure and selects the site.
    • The lease is not signed and construction does not start if the current labor conflict is not resolved.

  2. By Parody on Apr 1, 2011 | Reply

    Wasn’t Brees on the cover last year? I’d think that would disqualify him from the voting. Has EA ever considered putting the same player on their cover for multiple years?

  3. By Parody on Apr 1, 2011 | Reply

    And what if the lockout ends up lasting into the season and the NFL decides to use replacement players? Wouldn’t it make more sense for EA put one of those replacements on their cover? Heck, I’d argue that they’d be better suited to put a coach on the cover if the players are still complaining that earning more than your average doctor still isn’t enough.

  4. By Parody on Apr 1, 2011 | Reply

    Thanks DRS, that’s the most promising stadium news I’ve seen yet. Any idea how much the county that holds the site might add in funding? The way I see it, Zyggi isn’t ready to make up the difference of the stadium from the $300mil offer by the state, especially if it includes a roof.

  5. By DRS on Apr 1, 2011 | Reply

    Parody, I have no idea, though the way the economy is, I think the Vikings will have to pay more than they would like, after all, the owners have the money according to the players. I think taxing them who will use and benefit from the new stadium is the way to go. One idea is to tax the income of the players according to a letter I read and posted. What do all you out there think about that?

  6. By DRS on Apr 1, 2011 | Reply

  7. By DRS on Apr 1, 2011 | Reply

    According to the letter, (I just reread), states that the state would cover 250 million to 300 million in bonds that will be sold by local governments. The Vikings would make up the remainder and cost over runs. There would be tax on professional sports memorabilia, luxury boxes, sales tax, tax exemptions for the new stadium, and a lottery game for the new stadium, plus a tax on video equipment.

    Local governments would put on a .5% tax and get special provisions allowing jurisdictions that cooperate with the stadium site designee to also level taxes, keeping 60% for them self and giving 40% to the Vikings stadium.

  8. By DRS on Apr 1, 2011 | Reply

    The team would pay $1 for every $2 the state pays, and there would be a pro-football player’s income tax surcharge. I wonder if that would be for the visiting team as well.

  9. By DRS on Apr 1, 2011 | Reply

    If the Vikings paid $1 for every $2 the state pays, that would mean that the team would have to pay about $ 150 million, plus any overages. I think that is a fair dael.

  10. By DRS on Apr 1, 2011 | Reply

    Got to go, God bless U-all.

  11. By Titus on Apr 1, 2011 | Reply

    Why not put a collage of players on the cover– or Airhead Rogers.

  12. By Rick on Apr 1, 2011 | Reply


  13. By Parody on Apr 1, 2011 | Reply

    DRS – I have yet to hear of a proposal for a stadium that cheap ($450 mil). An open top stadium has been projected to cost $600 mil or more, and the state has been constantly giving the impression that they will only agree to a roofed stadium.

  14. By Titus on Apr 1, 2011 | Reply

    Why does it have to be so expensive? Union wage hikes? Suppliers overcharging?
    I mean come on– find some land– get earthmovers and make a natural amphitheater– and on the hills, let people bring their lawnchairs.
    Tailgating allowed throughout the game.
    DONE. Price of the land and a million to shape the earth– 30 million and we have a nice, user-friendly stadium.

  15. By DRS on Apr 2, 2011 | Reply

    Parody; that would mean that the local government would have to come up with $150+ million in taxes.

    Counties, cities, and any authority that would want to contribute to the new stadium and keep 60% of the tax instituted as the letter stated.

  16. By Titus on Apr 2, 2011 | Reply

    IF everyone in the state contributed the equivalent of $100, we could raise $500 million. Now, I realize not everyone could do this— some of the population is old, some are babies, some are living under bridges, etc– but there are corporations such as Cargill. Target, Best Buy, etc that are headquartered here– they could pitch in more— there really should be no problem raising the money. If the people of MN really want a stadium, it could be done quite easily. If Green Bay can own their own team, I think we can do better. Between individuals and the many Fortune 500 companies in MN, we could raise a huge amount– and then keep any taxes to a miniumum. Let’s build this stadium outright and be the envy of the nation!
    We raise a half billion or so, Wilfs throw in another three hundred million, and we do some light taxation — we could outdo Jerry Jones.

  17. By Ben on Apr 2, 2011 | Reply

    No one has even mentioned the Madden Curse!!! haha Put Noodle Arm Rodgers on the cover, soo he goes dodgy next year

  18. By paul on Apr 2, 2011 | Reply

    Stadium with a retractable roof + cost over runs = approx. $1 billion

    With the key provisions in the bill, good luck getting this built..

  19. By Titus on Apr 2, 2011 | Reply

    luck is not needed, paul, we will get ‘er done.

  20. By TW VIKE on Apr 3, 2011 | Reply

    AP is the best player in the game today, but Erin Rodgers has a ring.

  21. By paul on Apr 3, 2011 | Reply

    I hope so Titus, i love the Viking/Packer rivalry.

    TW Vike, Rodgers has a ring and a belt..

  22. By Seth on Apr 4, 2011 | Reply

    I got two words for all of you. MADDEN CURSE!

  23. By Parody on Apr 4, 2011 | Reply

    Speaking of the curse, what happened to Brees last year? So maybe the curse has lost its effect now that Madden isn’t participating in creating the games anymore.

  24. By Titus on Apr 4, 2011 | Reply

    Brees lost to the Seahawks, first divisional champ with a losing record– I think that constitutes a downgrading from being the Superbowl champs.

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