Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles needs your help to get on the cover of Madden NFL 12.
EA Sports is doing an NCAA style bracket tournament to chose the next cover athlete for the popular football video game franchise and Charles is right in the thick of the competition.
Jamaal already defeated Tim Tebow in the first round voting and now he is taking on Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew. Jones-Drew is the #3 seed while Charles is the #6, but according to a recent report from ESPN.com, Charles and Jones-Drew are neck and neck. In fact, the race is so close that a few clicks of the mouse could really make a difference.
In other voting news, the race between Maurice Jones-Drew and Jamaal Charles is a virtual tie and it looks right now that either player could win by a margin of just a few clicks their direction. And when you’re talking about millions of people voting for the cover, you realize how crazy it is that we can have a contest this tight.
What are you waiting for? Head on over to ESPN.com to vote for Charles. As far as I can tell, you can vote for Charles as many times as you like as long as you delete your browser cookies before voting. I know the famed “Madden Curse” frightens some of you but it would be cool to see a Chief on the cover of Madden. Judging from his recent tweets, Charles wants the honor. I think we should help him out.
Vote early. Vote often. One guy on Twitter told Jamaal he voted for the RB 1000 times! Go Chiefs Nation!
Voting ends on April 3rd. Winning would send Charles on to the “Elite 8” where he will face the winner of #2 Matt Ryan vs. #10 Peyton Hillis.