As a sports fan, I'm addicted to competition, that primal human urge to be better at something than someone else.
I know many of you are the same way, so it stands to reason that many sports fans gravitate to video games, a competitive arena that mirrors sports in its need for strategy, skill, and dexterity, but requires much less athletic ability to compete in.
Where else can a 5'7" white guy with a weight problem feel what it's like, even remotely, to face Randy Johnson at the plate, or to drive the lane against Shaq?
Hence, these are my 10 favorite sports video games of all time.
Note: I have not played EVERY sports video game ever released; these are the best of the ones I have played.
Please feel free to comment and suggest some games I omitted. I'm always looking for a new game to play.