As some of you may have heard by now EA sports spent over 300 million dollars to buy exclusive rights to the NFL players, teams and stadiums for the next five years of gaming. This essentially kills ESPN Football and any other brand looking to make a competing product. Bill Harris over at Dubious Quality posted some excellent thoughts on the issue, I suggest you have a look if you're interested. As a community we can help try to turn this around or at least show EA and the NFL our displeasure. Click here to sign the petition asking the NFL to reverse the deal for the sake of the gaming industry and their own organization.
Another thing you can do is quit buying EA games new. If there is a title you simply must play buy it used, don't give them a cent. There may not be much we can do about this but you just never know what can happen.