Originally Posted by Rochambeau
Well, the EA NHL games do play fantastically and for somebody that may not follow either sport, I think it's more likely that they'll enjoy the NHL games more than the Madden games.
You are right, and it's because NH: is very "pick up and play".
For somebody who knows nothing about the sport they can pick up NHL and the concept is simple; Keep moving around and shoot the little black dot into the goal.
Football is largely a game of strategy and understanding how to read schemes and Madden requires a lot of strategy that people unfamiliar with Football just don't understand.