There are few things more painful as a football fan than rooting for a team from somewhere else in the country. For those beleaguered by uncooperative local programming schedules, NFL Sunday Ticket has been a godsend, but it's not the most affordable package. EA and DirectTV are looking to make things a bit easier on your wallet this year.

The Madden NFL 25 Anniversary Edition comes packed with a season-long subscription to NFL Sunday Ticket (17 weeks, typically $49.99 per month for five months), which is even usable by those who aren't subscribers to DirectTV (via computers and mobile devices). Additionally, the upgraded version will bestow a new Madden Ultimate Team virtual trading card pack during each week of the regular season. The Anniversary Edition will retail for $99.99 and will be sold only through Amazon. 

The full press release is on page two.