Patrick Hruby offers up a fun read on the best and worst of sports video games. All three idiots have wasted countless hours playing seasons of Madden, NHL, and College Football. I was even able to remotely follow hockey during my college years thanks to the wonderful world of Sega.
Some omissions from the article I feel worth mentioning:
NBA Jams: A great game that Friend of the Idiots, the Captain, and myself spent way too much time playing. It doesn't get any better than getting Nick Anderson "on-fire."
Bill Walsh College Football: EA Sports' fore-runner of the "NCAA" Franchise. This was before EA Sports had the official NCAA license to the game, so all teams were names of cities. It was a battle bringing State College in to play South Bend. And Pullman was unstoppable with Drew Bledsoe.....I mean QB #11. I replayed many Cuse-Miami blowouts from the early 90's on this one.
The "Start Playoffs Now" Feature: A must for any baseball game. Let's be honest, did anyone really make it through an entire 162 game season?
WWF Royal Rumble: I know it's not a sport, but this was another classic from my college Sega days. My buddies would fight over who would be Hulk Hogan and the Macho Man. Me....well I preferred a superstar with a little more "arrogance":