Fifa games are just easier for me. NHL and even NBA to a lesser extent just feel like compressed versions of Fifa to me. (For lack of a better word.) Madden, well, I barely even know the rules lol. We have a sport here called AFL, and I have the game for that, it's just that it's shit.
Haha Fifa's been my guilty pleasure since I was young. I say my favs are Fighting/Racing/Sports, but it's really only Fifa for sports. Plus you're American, so it's natural you wouldn't like it. Do you play Madden/NHL/NBA or do you just hate the whole genre?