I like EA Sports' new method of cover athletes. They let fans vote on which mascot they wanted out of all Division I-A schools. The winner (Sparty, obviously) made the Wii cover. The Xbox 360 cover got Arkansas RB Darren McFadden. The PS3 cover athlete will be revealed in April, and the PS2/PSP athlete should be revealed in May or June. I'm hoping Owen Schmitt makes one, but it's a longshot. Pat White will make one next year for sure.
I don't know if the game is family-oriented per se, but it does have EA's "Family Play" just like Madden 08. I've already purchased a copy of this game, and can't wait until its release.