Our NCAA hoops brackets have been in the trash for a minute now [Ed.—Go Butler!], but we're still doing aight with the Madden NFL 12 pick-the-cover contest. Today EA announced the first-round winners and it's pretty much chalk...with the exception of great white hope running back Peyton Hillis' victory over Ravens back Ray Rice. Another one that surprised us a bit was Tim Tebow's first-round exit. We already know the media loves this guy (and judging from jersey sales, fans do too), but gamers just aren't checking for him. There's still plenty of time to decide who the Madden curse cover athlete will be, though, by voting here.
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