Remember that brief moment where it seemed
EA might lose its exclusive license to NFL games? We reported on it last week, related to the
ongoing struggle between the NFL and the players' association. Many Joystiq readers (ourselves, included) were unsure
about the legalese of the deal and whether or not this tiff could put EA's monopoly in jeopardy. And we are not going
to find out either: NFL owners approved a six-year extension of the collective bargain agreement (CBA).
No strike, no player lock-out, no decertification, no need to cite antitrust laws. The NFL is on schedule, and now so are the annual Madden titles. Sorry, EA-haters.