Yes, discussion about the athlete(s) who’ll land on the cover of the Madden game is far more interesting than the game itself.

This year, the discussion took on an expected wrinkle when cornerback Richard Sherman tried to share the honor with the rest of the Legion of Boom.

Despite Sherman’s effort to cajole fans to start a petition and the efforts of those petitioners to round up more than 8,500 signatures, Sherman and Sherman only appears on the cover of this year’s game.