I don't want them both to succeed at all. I think EA has the far inferior game and has no business being #1, Just as I feel AOL has a far inferior ISP and has no business being #1.
Then why would ESPN have any reason to improve year after year? It is possible that it would become the same monster Madden has become: Just another roster update on an aging engine. Why spend more money improving the game when you get the same amount of sales either way?
I say bring on the competition! Improve and innovate. Give me your best and I will make my choice.