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April 27, 2012
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McFarlane SportsPicks and Madden…Two brands that don’t necessarily seem to go together, but if you look at recent history, they are intimately connected. There is nothing bigger in the sports video game realm then the juggernaut known as Madden. Over the past decade one of the most anticipated events is the unveiling of the game’s cover, bearing witness to which superstar will be the face of the game heading into season.

McFarlane SportsPicks has featured the cover athlete of the game in that upcoming season’s lineup for the past seven years…And this upcoming NFL season will be no different. For the second straight year EA Sports and ESPN SportsNation held a nationwide competition voted by the fans and it all came down to two men: Carolina Panthers QB, Cam Newton, and the WR from the Detroit Lions, CalvinJohnson.

During one of the most prolific season’s ever by a wide receiver, Johnson hauled in 96 catches for 1,681 yards and 17 touchdowns, while helping lead the Detroit Lions to the playoffs for the first time since 1999. Johnson narrowly won this year’s competition with 52% of votes and will be featured as the Madden 2013 cover athlete. He will also be seen in the NFL series 30 lineup this Fall.

Newton, who finished second in the voting, had a record shattering rookie campaign. The former Auburn Tiger broke virtually every rookie passing record, and was the first player in NFL history to throw for over 4,000 yards and rush for over 500 yards. Newton’s second Sports Pick figure comes out in NFL 31, which is due out in stores Holiday of 2012.

Stay tuned to for all the latest SportsPicks info and news.

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