Michael Vick might be one of the most polarizing athletes of our time, but when it comes to the "Madden" audience, they treat him for who he is in their world: The greatest video game quarterback ever created. And because of Vick's continued dominance in the franchise, it looks like he could be unstoppable in the "Madden NFL 12" cover vote as he has already jumped out to a commanding 61% to 39% lead over Andre Johnson.
But those aren't the only numbers I've been able to get my hands on as thanks to the editors over at SportsNation, I have a new update on some of the other Round 2 results so far.
One of the more intriguing names in the tournament is Danny Woodhead. Here we have a guy who gets cut by the Jets on "Hard Knocks" and turns out to be one of the most popular players in the league upon joining the Patriots. And if the fans keep turning out to vote for him like they have the first two rounds of the "Madden" vote, his new nickname might just be "The People's Champ." Woodhead is beating Hakeem Nicks, 58% to 42 % and shows no signs of slowing down. Could he be the sleeper pick to win it all?
In other running back news, Peyton Hillis leads Matt Ryan by less than 1,000 votes in their match-up, while Jamaal Charles has also taken a slight lead over Maurice Jones-Drew after they were tied in votes just yesterday.
Meanwhile, Drew Brees is dominating Mark Sanchez by a 61% to 39% margin in the battle of quarterbacks who have already appeared on the cover of an EA Sports product. Can Brees really avoid the curse two years in a row? We might just find out if his fans keep voting so passionately.