Top Sports Game Athletes: Day 3

Posted: March 9, 2009 9:59am ; Updated: March 9, 2009 10:18am


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Success in sports depends on practice, teamwork, and execution. But when it comes to winning in video game sports, you can throw all of that out the window. The key to domination is grabbing the best player in the game and riding him until your friends give up and put down the controller. In honor of those game-changing athletes, SIKIDS.com compiled a list of the top ten most dominant video game athletes of all time. Each day this week, we'll profile two digital athletes. Check back every day up to Friday, when we unveil the number one all-time video game athlete.

One, two, three defenders... when you were throwing to #84 it didn't matter how many d-backs were covering him; the end result was touchdown.
One, two, three defenders... when you were throwing to #84 it didn't matter how many d-backs were covering him; the end result was touchdown.
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#6 Randy Moss - Madden NFL 2004 (PS2)

The only thing more fun than watching Randy Moss and Daunte Culpepper hook up for highlight after highlight on the field was recreating that magic in Madden 2004. Moss was coming off a season in which he had 111 catches, 1,632 yards, and 17 TDs, earning himself a 98 ranking in the game.

Football video games are all about launching touchdown bombs down the sideline, and if you had Moss, all you had to do was fling the ball as far as you could and he'd come down with it, usually in the end zone. It didn't matter what the coverage was, Moss would wind up behind the cornerbacks every time. Forget conducting methodical marches down the field -- air it out for Randy and prepare your touchdown celebrations.

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If you played Tecmo Bowl with the Philadelphia Eagles, this screen popped up a lot.
If you played Tecmo Bowl with the Philadelphia Eagles, this screen popped up lots.
Courtesy of Tecmo

#5 QB Eagles (aka Randall Cunningham) - Tecmo Bowl (NES)

Before Donovan McNabb graced the cover of Madden 06, there was another gaming legend under center for Philly. His name was Randall Cunningham. . . er, make that "QB Eagles." Tecmo Bowl (and its sequel, Tecmo Super Bowl) didn't have full rights to player names, but anyone who saw "QB Eagles" knew he was based on Randall Cunningham, the Eagles do-it-all superstar quarterback.

Opponents had to pick their poison, either run or pass, with "QB Eagles." He could take it to the house on a scramble on any given play. Or, if he got bored, he could simply drop back and let it fly the length of the field for a touchdown pass. He was the greatest two-way threat in the history of gaming quarterbacks.

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We're halfway through our list of all-time video game athletes! Check back tomorrow for our #4 and #3 entries!!!!


 

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