I see that EA Sports has not changed.
Shame on Sony for helping them at that. Out of the kindness of my heart, I decided to lift my household ban on Electronic Arts game purchases, after five years. I reserve my copy of Madden 2012 for the PS2, since I do not have a PS3. Now, I find out that there will be no online for the PS2 version, which means no roster updates. I couldn't even get the roster updates from the PS3 and download them to my PS2 memory card. I am stuck with whatever rosters they give me and will have to manually update them, while still paying $40 for the game. Well, since I am finalizing my purchase of the game tomorrow, as of 08/31/2011, the ban on EA game purchases in the house of a ring of eternal power shall be imposed once more.
"When questioned, the Elders explained that they were in search of magical powers. However, they're actually searching for the whereabouts of a certain ring. This ring is a legendary treasure that long ago was known to exist"