You know the story...Michigan's Denard Robinson and Texas A&M's Ryan Swope were the final two contenders for the cover of NCAA Football 2014. EA Sports, in all their eternal wisdom, decided to put a poll on Facebook to decide the winner. Easy right? Well not really. After the voting period ended last night, controversy erupted.
are aware of the voting irregularities around the NCAA Football 14
Cover Vote. We are in touch with the players and schools involved in the
final round voting, and in the spirit of integrity and fair play, are
in agreement that only votes from legitimate accounts will be counted in
the cover vote.
Swope was able to close a gap of some 14,000 or so votes in just the final few days of voting. A little odd to say the least.
Now of course, it's not that big of a deal. It's just a video game. But given the nature of the internet and people's reaction to such things, I couldn't help but agree with this take.