I've never liked the NFL. Superbowl's fun to watch, although I simply do not understand who comes up with the half-time shows? Seriously, when I think football, Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson do not come to mind! Infact, they never come to my mind unless I think of either the half-time shows, or the worst singers of all time.
Having said that, I might actually try Madden for the first time (I've played it but never for more than a few minutes and never bought it) thanks to the use of the Wiimote/nunchuk. I'm guessing moving the controller around a bit won't cause any unwanted actions because if anyone has seen the following Super Mario Galaxy video, which was posted in this thread, you'll realize they've probably already remedied that problem in Madden.