From We Got This Covered:
For a lengthy period of time, many fans thought that the National Football League would never see an opening kick-off to its 2011-2012 regular season. At that time, it looked like the only way for fans to enjoy professional football from their favourite league, would be to purchase a copy of Madden NFL 12 – the latest in the incredibly popular pigskin gaming franchise. However, that isn’t the case anymore. Due to some collective bargaining wizardry, with some thanks owed to a bit of helpful court assistance, the show will go on. Once again, its virtual companion will be just that, and not a substitute. Though, it has to be said that it’s one heck of a companion.