NES sports games are still some of my favorites. Blades of Steel still sees action and Super Spike V-Ball is great multiplayer as well. The latter can also be found on the same cart as NES World Cup, so that's a bonus.
Wrestling games were mentioned. While there have been a couple decent entries on recent consoles, for my money the best are still the N64 games developed by AKI (WCW/nWo: World Tour through WWF No Mercy). These games are also still played in my household, though we don't waste time creating our own wrestlers anymore.
Modern and realistic sports games are okay, but personally I tend to head more towards the arcade and outlandish games more than the true-to-life simulations.
Originally Posted by JLB1987
Driving around in a little golf cart? A "Happy Gilmore" game, where you could do cool stuff like beat up your opponents and wrestle alligators? I'd DEFINITELY play that!