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Oklahoma fans fight for NCAA 12 cover

Posted on: March 7, 2011 11:50 am
Edited on: March 7, 2011 12:14 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

The college football season doesn't begin until September, but for millions of college football fans across the country, the season technically begins in July. That's when EA Sports releases the newest version of its NCAA Football video game every year. Well, this year EA Sports is running an election of sorts. An election being held to see who the cover athlete will be on this year's game.

The finalists are Alabama's Mark Ingram, Auburn's Nick Fairley, Washington's Jake Locker and Oklahoma's DeMarco Murray. You can vote here if you want to feel like a part of the democratic method. Of course, you should probably do some research before you chose whom to vote for, as this is an important election after all.

And no election would be complete without some attack ads. Luckily for us, some Oklahoma fans came through with a couple of ads campaigning for Murray and against Locker and Fairley.

Of course, you'll notice there is no attack ad against Mark Ingram. Mistake or intentional? I'd lean intentional as a shrewd political move. Seriously, what are they going to do?  Compare Ingam and Murray's history? All Mark Ingram has done the last few years is win a Heisman Trophy and a national championship. DeMarco Murray has done neither.

So the Murray campaigners best shot is to just pretend Mark Ingram doesn't even exist.

UPDATE: The guys at Land Thieves, who produced the videos, have contacted me to let me know that a Mark Ingram ad is currently in production. It's going to be hard to make him look bad, so I wish them luck.

Since: Mar 9, 2011
Posted on: March 9, 2011 12:51 pm

Oklahoma fans fight for NCAA 12 cover

I am as big a Husky Fan as anyone and I love this.  Of course most fans outside of the Pac-10 don't know that the unsportsmanlike penalty that Locker got was the biggest talking point in sports talk for the week afterward and everyone said it was the worst enforcement of the rule ever.  Also, they may not know that in the season that the Huskies did not win a game he got hurt in the 3rd game and was out for the rest of the season.  Still after all of that I think this is the most creative thing I've seen in a long time and even though my vote still goes to Locker this does not make me mad at all and in fact I wish our fans would have thought of it first.

Since: Dec 6, 2006
Posted on: March 7, 2011 10:05 pm

Oklahoma fans fight for NCAA 12 cover

Demarco Murray wouldn't even start at University of Washington... Chris Polk is ten time the man and athlete that Murray is... At UW we are building for a great future with kids that have good character. 

Since: Mar 4, 2011
Posted on: March 7, 2011 9:54 pm

Oklahoma fans fight for NCAA 12 cover

If you don't see the humor in this you should unplug your computer.

Since: Dec 6, 2006
Posted on: March 7, 2011 9:51 pm

Oklahoma fans fight for NCAA 12 cover

Personally, I don't see the humor in this and really it is a smear campaign.  The focus should be on their accomplishments not their blunders.  Calling Locker selfish is about the opposite to who he really is... Did they not realize that he gave up the #1 pick in the NFL 2010 draft to come back to UW and lead Washington to a bowl game victory.  At the end of the day when voting you should focus on what each player contributed to the team and what type of players they had around them.  Did these players ever will their team to victory.

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