Thursday, April 26, 2012

EA celebrates the draft with NCAA 13 party in NYC

EA Tiburon helped kick off the NFL draft Tuesday night with a bash at New York City hotspot, Lavo. Among the attendees- cover athletes Robert Griffin III and the legendary Barry Sanders.

The duo will grace the cover of EA's 2013 edition of their classic college football title. The party was also attended by a bevy of collegiate greats including Trent Richards and Ryan Tannehill. Pretty much everybody at the event was a player expected to go in the first few rounds of the draft... except Sanders of course. He's retired. Probably.
“The cover vote was a blast from the moment it all started,” said Sanders. “I had to reach down a bit and channel my political instincts, and it gave me an opportunity to connect with the fans. And to be able to come out on top, and beat out guys that I truly admire, players like Herschel, Marcus, and [Doug] Flutie, was truly amazing.Sanders continued: “To have won the Heisman, and then to be able connect with the most recent winner in this fashion nearly 25 years later, is truly a thrill. It’s an honor to join Griffin on the cover.”
As for the other half of the equation, RGIII had this to say about his cover partner Sanders:

“Since it was announced that Barry had won the cover vote, people have been coming up and telling me how cool it is that’s he’s on the cover with me,” Griffin said. “I don’t think that’s the case, really. It’s the other way around where I’m sharing the cover with him. He’s the legend here, so it’s truly an honor to be on the cover with one of the greatest players to ever play the game.”
NCAA Football '13 features 123 schools and a load of authenticities for fans of the game. It rushes retail shelves on July 10th for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3.