Ryan low on time, votes for 'Madden 12'

If you haven’t done so already, I’d urge you to get over and vote quickly in the “Madden NFL 12'' cover vote. The round of 16 ends at some point today, but I’m not sure of the exact time.

The field will be chopped to eight. Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan is in a bracket against Cleveland running back Peyton Hillis. New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees is up against New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez.

Early reports said Ryan was losing to Hillis, but Brees had a pretty comfortable lead on Sanchez. I’ve also heard rumors the vote could be set aside and quarterback Cam Newton could be automatically put on the cover if drafted by the Carolina Panthers. For the portion of the readership that takes everything literally, that last part’s only a joke -- I think.