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The greatest Sports Game Ever tournament's second round is now in the books and the voting for the Sweet 16 round has just begun. Here's a rundown of the second round and a look ahead at each region:

NFL 2K5 Region

NFL 2K5 is an unstoppable force it seems like. But MLB '10: The Show has a pretty strong following and could be the first game to pose an actual serious threat to 2K5's reign after it surprisingly dominated Madden NFL 2001 in its second round matchup. Tony Hawks Pro Skater and NHL 10 had a close game throughout, with Pro Skater holding onto its lead but never really pulling away. It will meet the surprising Madden NFL 95, which decimated #2 seeded Forza Motorsport 3 in the second round. Is Cinderella alive and well?

Second Round

#1 NFL 2K5 - 112 :: #8 Virtua Tennis - 33
#4 MLB '10 The Show - 79 :: #5 Madden NFL 2001 - 39

#3 Tony Hawks Pro Skater - 59 :: #6 NHL 10 - 46
#2 Forza Motorsport 3 - 38 :: #7 Madden NFL 95 - 78

Sweet Sixteen

#1 NFL 2K5 vs. #4 MLB '10: The Show
#3 Tony Hawks Pro Skater vs. #7 Madden NFL 95

NBA 2K11 Region

Perhaps the biggest blowout in the history of the second round of this tournament occured as NBA 2K11 completely destroyed SSX: Tricky 110-9 in the voting. Waiting for it is NBA Jam, which smashed Cinderellas dreams beating NCAA Football 99 by a large margin. It's the most intriguing matchup of the Sweet 16, with Sim Basketball vs. Arcade Basketball's kings going at it. Tecmo Super Bowl and Mike Tyson's Punchout both advanced easily to the second round for an old school matchup of the nth degree in what is another intriguing matchup.

Second Round

#1 NBA 2K11 - 110 :: #8 SSX: Tricky - 9
#4 NBA Jam - 82 :: #12 NCAA Football 99 - 32

#3 Mike Tyson's Punchout - 74 :: #11 Blades of Steel - 25
#2 Tecmo Super Bowl - 82 :: #7 NBA Live 96 - 23

Sweet Sixteen

#1 NBA 2K11 vs. #4 NBA Jam
#2 Tecmo Super Bowl vs. #3 Mike Tyson's Punchout

Tecmo Bowl Region

We were thisclose to having Fight Night Round 3 advance to the sweet sixteen, but FIFA Soccer 10 edged out the EA Sports boxing fans by just a single vote (every vote counts!). FIFA will face a much tougher opponent in MVP Baseball 2005, which spent its second round decimating Madden NFL 2005. Tecmo Bowl survived a tough challenge from NBA 2K12 to advance onwards to face NHL 94, which dominated Coach K College Basketball. There truly is no rest for the weary at this point!

Second Round


#1Tecmo Bowl - 63 :: #9 NBA 2K12 - 54
#4 NHL 94 - 61 :: #5 Coach K College Basketball - 23

#14 Fight Night Round 3 - 49 :: #6 FIFA Soccer 10 - 50
#2 MVP Baseball 2005 - 88 :: #7 Madden NFL 2005 - 37

Sweet Sixteen

#1 Tecmo Bowl vs. #4 NHL 94
#2 MVP Baseball 2005 vs. #6 FIFA Soccer 10

Ken Griffey Jr. Baseball Region

It was a ho-hum as we go round in the second round, with all of the top seeds advancing onwards. All of them advanced quite easily minus College Hoops 2K8, which held off an onslaught from Gran Turismo 3 fans to get the W and move on to face WWF No Mercy. Both Ken Griffey Jr. Baseball and NCAA Football 2006 had no issues in the second round, but both figure to have much tougher goes of it now.

Second Round

#1 Ken Griffey Jr. Baseball - 66 :: #9 Mario Tennis - 29
#4 NCAA Football 2006 - 75 :: #5 Out of the Park Baseball 12 - 46

#3 WWF No Mercy - 68 :: #6 Winning Eleven 9 - 26
#2 College Hoops 2K8 - 121 :: #7 Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec - 85

Sweet Sixteen

#1 Ken Griffey Jr. Baseball vs. #4 NCAA Football 2006
#2 College Hoops 2K8 vs. #3 WWF No Mercy

Member Comments
# 1 foote92 @ 03/22/12 06:55 PM
I'm disappointed that SSX Tricky is out this early, that game was awesome!
 

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