Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has made clear he wanted to win the ESPN.com tournament to decide the cover of "Madden 12." So here's how Rodgers reacted via Twitter to Monday's news that he is out of the running:
"I dont ever like losing but Peyton Hillis is a great player and he's worked hard to get to where he's at. Lots of respect for him. ... Gb fans who are scared of the curse are rejoicing somewhere today haha"
The second line is a reference to the so-called "Madden Curse" that no doubt played a role in some of the voting.