Someone mentioned Super Tecmo Bowl for the NES, that's awesome. I almost always used the Raiders and ran Bo Jackson on almost every down. It was insane, how fast he ran on that game!
Also, with the transformers, nothing was cooler than Soundwave. I remember buying him at Mervyns back in 1985, along with all five of the tape Decepticons that went with him. I can't remember what all of their names were...Ravage was the black panther, Frenzy and Rumble were the twins, but I can't recall one of the birds. I know one was called Lazerbeak, but the other one escapes me. Anyone remember?