Posts Tagged ‘Peyton Hillis’

Michael Vick THIS close to going from social pariah to Madden 12 cover

April 19, 2011

Quarterback Michael Vick (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Philadelphia Eagles/Getty Images)

The line of the day comes from Yahoo! Sports blogger Chris Chase who writes, “Letting people vote for things is how America ended up with Jimmy Carter, Purple M&Ms and Taylor Hicks.”

Just think, it was only 21 months ago  that Michael Vick was serving hard prison time in Leavenworth for dog fighting. Now, the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, alias Ron Mexico, is so popular with football fans that he just advanced to the final round of voting to see who will be on the cover of the EA Sports video game Madden 12.  That’s a pretty significant comeback in popularity for a guy that four months ago tv pundit Tucker Carlson said should be executed.

It will be either Vick or Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis who grace the cover of Madden 12. Hillis would be the most anonymous player ever to be a Madden cover boy. The former journeyman/7th round pick had breakthrough season with the Browns last year rushing for 1,177 yards. In fact, Hillis was the first white guy to rush for 1,000 yards in the National Football League in 26 years.

Considering the Madden Curse, Vick may NOT want to be on the cover. Besides, who wants to be on the cover of the video game for the year that the NFL cancelled its season?


December 13, 2010


Cleveland running back Peyton Hillis racked up another 108 yards against the Buffalo in the Browns loss to Buffalo on Sunday. That gives him 1,070 yards rushing on the season and makes him the first white NFL running back since Craig James to run for more than 1,000 yards in a single season. James, one of the most corrupt and prolific cheaters in college football history, accomplished the feat 25 years ago, in 1985.