On the list because: Every junior-high kid, every high-school kid, and every college kid plays it -- or so it seems. In its 15 years on the market, Madden NFL Football has been the most popular video game in the industry, selling more than 30 million units in North America. Icon? Absolutely.
On the list because: We all watched the Dream Team sweep to the gold medal in the 1992 Olympics. When the Dream Team was assembled, featuring all-time legends like MJ, Bird and Magic, the NBA was arguably at its peak of popularity. The Dream Team helped spread the popularity of hoops to the rest of the world and cemented the iconic status of members of its members.