Another small group that is typically shunned by BGGers are Sports/Athletics Games. Of the 67 games in my BGG collection, I've played and ranked 36, though I give them only an average of only 4.86 (ouch).
There are three baseball simulations here, the best ever (SI Baseball) and a decent, but statistically flawed system (Strat), plus the purely fun Sherco-II where you get to move fielders around. Paydirt and Golf are also SI offerings from back when SI meant something other than "Avalon Hill games riding the Time, Inc gravy train." Other than the baseball stuff, the only really decent game on the list is Football Strategy, which is a grand RPS game.