Madden 25 cover vote matches football's old school vs. new school

Posted by Matt Pepin, Boston.com Staff  March 11, 2013 05:09 PM

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The Madden NFL video game turns 25 this year, and game-maker Electronic Arts has matched "old-school" football players vs. "new-school" players in a voting bracket contest.

Thirty-two old-school players comprise one side of the bracket, and the winner will face the winner of 32 current players. Voting began today.

Two former 49ers, quarterback Joe Montana and receiver Jerry Rice, are the old school top seeds. Montana's modern counterpart in San Francisco, Colin Kaepernick, is one of the new-school's top seeds, along with Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.

Former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi is seeded 11th and faces Marcus Allen in a first-round old-school matchup. Bruschi is the only old-school player with a Patriots logo beside his name, although former Patriots receiver Chad Johnson is listed as a Bengals player and former running back Curtis Martin is associated with the Jets.

Tight end Rob Gronkowski is the Patriots' representative in the new-school bracket, which includes two players from Massachusetts colleges. Former Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly, now with the Panthers, is seeded 12th and matched against Ravens running back Ray Rice. Former UMass receiver Victor Cruz, who plays for the Giants, is seeded 11th against Broncos linebacker Von Miller.

The bracket voting continues until April 24, when the winner will be revealed. The Madden 25 game will be released Aug. 27.

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