Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice had made the 'Elite Eight' in the fan voting to be on the cover Madden NFL 13. Unfortunately, that put him up against Gren Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, which ended Rice's chance at challenging the curse of being on the cover of the video game.
Rodgers victory put him in the voting's 'Final Four' against Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson in one of the semi-finals, while San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis faces Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton. More on this story can be found at the National Football Post.
The online betting site, Bovada.lv, has Cam Newton the heavy favorite to win the competition at 2/5 odds. Calvin Johnson is next at 5/2 odds, followed by Aaron Rodgers (6-1) and Patrick Wills bringing up the rear (12/1).