Ever since I was a little shit, I've dreamed of a game, particularly an American football game, where instead of viewing all the action from a bird's eye view, you were down in the action, first person perspective. Something about watching all those little men running around hitting each other like ants was never really interesting to me for a video game, thus my hatred of sports games.
Madden 08.... BOOOORING!!!
Now, the idea of a first person sport's game has apparently been touched upon before, and with a little digging, I found what seems to be a game that apparently seems to have died before it got out the doors. 2k Sports' First Person Football. The last word of this game was heard in 2003, and nothing since, and has been pronounced dead by the general public. Sadly, this game was not American football, but it was Soccer, which probably had something to do with it's downfall. That, and EA's NFL deal sealed it's fate.
First Person Football... oh shi-
Another game that could be considered a sports game in the first person perspective is an Unreal Tournament mod called Deathball. I remember trying this out a long time ago, and though it wasn't all that great, it was an interesting take on a sports game.
Deathball 2.4 for UT2k4
It's a shame, because I could just imagine an awesome game where you start out in the quarterback's helmet, call a play, in the huddle, head to the line, receive the ball from the center, find your quarterback, pull the trigger and let it fly. The camera would follow the ball as it flies through the air and see if it hits the intended receiver or not, and if it does, get inside the helmet of the receiver and run for your life. The entire concept just sounds so much more fun then the conventional sports game that we've been playing for decades now.
The chances are that if there ever is another 2k Sports football game, it may have some sort of first person option, but for now, it seems we'll have to wait out the EA deal.