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What is the greatest sports video game of all time?

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Yea March is almost over, but hey, there’s no time like the present for a little March Madness bracketness!

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Since we’re still (barely) in the month of March and all locked down in quarantine, let’s BRACKET!

I figured since we’re a fake sports site, it only makes sense to rank and determine the greatest sports video game of all time. I’ve got 32 games, broken into four different divisions to chose from for this prestigious title. This list of 32 was constructed with my own video game knowledge, along with pretty much every “top sport video game” list the internet had to offer, so if your favorite game didn’t make the top 32, well, maybe you should play more popular games. (That being said, I didn’t see Mario Super Strikers anywhere on my internet search and let me tell you people, that game is LEGIT and easily one of the greatest soccer games ever made. But, I am a man of the people and didn’t force it into the rankings. These are the sacrifices one makes for such an important, monumental benefit to society such as this.)

Now, I didn’t just make this bracket for me to fill out and then determine the unquestioned truth. No! I made this for everyone to participate in! So, here’s how you can join the fun:

  • Make your picks for Round 1 in the polls below or on Twitter
  • Fill out your own bracket and tweet it at us @Faketeams (make sure to follow us while you’re at it!)

Shall we begin?

Without further ado, here is the bracket to find THE GREATEST SPORTS VIDEO GAME OF ALL TIME!

Round 1 - Arcade Division

Poll

#1 NBA Jam vs #8 Big Buck Hunter

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  • 90%
    NBA Jam
    (162 votes)
  • 10%
    Big Buck Hunter
    (18 votes)
180 votes total Vote Now

Poll

#2 Punch Out!! vs #7 NBA Hangtime

This poll is closed

  • 89%
    Punch Out!!
    (155 votes)
  • 10%
    NBA Hangtime
    (18 votes)
173 votes total Vote Now

Poll

#3 Tecmo Super Bowl vs #6 NFL Street

This poll is closed

  • 76%
    Tecmo Super Bowl
    (138 votes)
  • 23%
    NFL Street
    (43 votes)
181 votes total Vote Now

Poll

#4 NFL Blitz vs #5 NBA Street Vol 2

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  • 75%
    NFL Blitz
    (124 votes)
  • 24%
    NBA Street Vol 2
    (40 votes)
164 votes total Vote Now

Round 1 - Pro Division

Poll

#1 ESPN NFL 2k5 vs #8 MLB The Show 17

This poll is closed

  • 53%
    ESPN NFL 2k5
    (84 votes)
  • 46%
    MLB The Show 17
    (74 votes)
158 votes total Vote Now

Poll

#2 MVP Baseball 2005 vs #7 Madden 2005

This poll is closed

  • 28%
    MVP Baseball 2005
    (47 votes)
  • 71%
    Madden 2005
    (119 votes)
166 votes total Vote Now

Poll

#3 NBA Live 2005 vs #6 NBA 2k11

This poll is closed

  • 43%
    NBA Live 2005
    (65 votes)
  • 56%
    NBA 2k11
    (83 votes)
148 votes total Vote Now

Poll

#4 FIFA 12 vs #5 NHL 94

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  • 24%
    FIFA 12
    (40 votes)
  • 75%
    NHL 94
    (126 votes)
166 votes total Vote Now

Round 1 - Growing Up Division

Poll

#1 Backyard Baseball vs #8 SSX Tricky

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  • 67%
    Backyard Baseball
    (110 votes)
  • 32%
    SSX Tricky
    (52 votes)
162 votes total Vote Now

Poll

#2 Mario Kart 64 vs #7 R.B.I. Baseball

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  • 75%
    Mario Kart 64
    (131 votes)
  • 24%
    R.B.I. Baseball
    (42 votes)
173 votes total Vote Now

Poll

#3 Super Smash Bros 64 vs #6 Mario Tennis

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  • 69%
    Super Smash Bros
    (110 votes)
  • 30%
    Mario Tennis
    (49 votes)
159 votes total Vote Now

Poll

#4 Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 vs #5 Wii Sports

This poll is closed

  • 60%
    Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2
    (101 votes)
  • 39%
    Wii Sports
    (66 votes)
167 votes total Vote Now

Round 1 - All Else Division

Poll

#1 WWF No Mercy vs #8 Super Dodge Ball

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  • 68%
    WWF No Mercy
    (96 votes)
  • 31%
    Super Dodge Ball
    (45 votes)
141 votes total Vote Now

Poll

#2 NCAA Football 14 vs #7 Need for Speed: Most Wanted

This poll is closed

  • 62%
    NCAA Football 14
    (96 votes)
  • 37%
    Need for Speed: Most Wanted
    (57 votes)
153 votes total Vote Now

Poll

#3 Rocket League vs #6 Top Spin 4

This poll is closed

  • 68%
    Rocket League
    (97 votes)
  • 31%
    Top Spin 4
    (45 votes)
142 votes total Vote Now

Poll

#4 Fight Night: Champion vs #5 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003

This poll is closed

  • 26%
    Fight Night: Champion
    (38 votes)
  • 73%
    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003
    (107 votes)
145 votes total Vote Now