Former Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson won the EA Sports fan vote earlier this year to appear on the cover of NCAA Football 14. While the fans clearly felt he was deserving of the honor, the victory may hurt sales among Buckeye nation.
Several Ohio State players have expressed their displeasure over a Michigan player being on the cover of the game, with one incoming freshman even saying he is boycotting the game because of it. Freshman quarterback JT Barrett tweeted the following on Tuesday and insists he is not joking around.
I'm shall not buy NCAA 14 because of the person they placed on the cover. And yeah it's that serious #TTUN
— Jt Barrett (@Jt_theQB) July 9, 2013
According to The Plain Dealer, Barrett was not alone. Ohio State running back Jordan Hall already wrote on his Twitter that he plans to rip the cover, which he described as “weak,” off the game. Buckeyes wide receiver commit Trey McLaurin also chimed in:
Got the game. Don't like the case tho pic.twitter.com/9PEdYrgHdd
— Terry Mclaurin (@TheTerry_25) July 9, 2013
We get it. Ohio State hates Michigan, and Michigan hates Ohio State. The rivalry is at its best when we hear stories like the one we shared with you earlier this week about the cancer patient who named his tumor “Michigan,” but boycotting a videogame seems a bit excessive. Michigan is one of the top football schools in the country. A Wolverine was bound to grace the cover at some point.
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