For fans of our Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame, it is a sad day as Ken Howard, the man who played Ken Reeves on The White Shadow passed away at the age of 71.

In recent years, Howard was known for his work as the President of the Screen Actors Guild and he had regular work in film and television over the past forty years, but when you read many of the obituaries for Howard reference his role as Ken Reeves.

The White Shadow was a landmark show as it one of the first to showcase a predominantly African-American cast and was the first successful sports dramas on television.  Ken Howard’s role was as the Carver High School Basketball Coach, who was forced out of the NBA due to a severe knee injury. 

Known as “The White Shadow” during his playing days, Reeves would take a job at Carver High, a school in urban Los Angeles.  The show, while about a basketball team dealt with contemporary issues such as sex, gambling, race and teen pregnancy, and was ahead of its time.

While we here at the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame mourn the loss of former Chicago Bull, Ken Reeves, those from Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends and family of Ken Howard.

Let’s do this one more time shall we?


It wasn’t that long ago when we created the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame and after two and a half years we have inducted seven athletes, three contributors and one veteran. 

In that last paragraph, the emphasis needs to be placed on the word “we”, as with the exception of inaugural inductee, Rocky Balboa, the voting has been all up to the general public, and for all of the support that we have received we would like to thank you all!

However as always it is onward and upward for us, and the Semi-Finalists for the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame Class of 2016.  This year, we have 44 Athletes, 20 Contributors and 5 Veterans awaiting your vote.

Here are the 44 Fictional Athletes, with a little backstory on each.



1. Al Bundy (Married…With Children)

The Fullback from Polk High never made it to the big time, but high school legend from Chicago has been a Finalist the last two years. 

2.  Al Czervik (Caddyshack)

“Hey everybody!  We’re all going to get laid!”  Al Czervik was not the best golfer from Caddyshack, but he was the one you wanted to party with the most.

3. Alex Moran (Blue Mountain State)

This is the first time that a character from Blue Mountain State made the Semi Finalist round. 

4. Amanda Whurtlitzer (The Bad News Bears)

The female fastball pitcher from California Little League was a Semi-Finalist before in 2014.

5. Apollo Creed (Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III & Rocky IV)

The father of potential future Hall of Famer, Adonis Creed, Apollo Creed missed out by only 3 votes in 2014 (finishing 4th) and he finished 5th last year. 

6. Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez (The Sandlot)

A finalist last year, Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez is the only Semi-Finalist from the Sandlot.  There were three last year.

7. “Big Ern” Ernie McCracken (Kingpin)

Bill Murray got in last year as a contributor for his role as Carl Spackler in Caddyshack.  Ernie McCracken has been a Semi-Finalist in the last two years, the only Kingpin character to do so.

8. Billy Hoyle (White Men Can’t Jump)

Billy Hoyle was a Semi-Finalist last year.

9. Bobby Boucher (The Waterboy)

Bobby Boucher, the most dominating college football player in Bourbon Bowl history has been a Finalist the last two years.

10. Charlie Conway (The Mighty Ducks)

Charlie Conway was a Finalist last year after not making the Semi-Finals the year before.

11. Charles Jefferson (Fast Times at Ridgemont High)

This is the first Semi-Finalist nod for Jefferson. 

12. Chazz Michael Michaels (Blades of Glory)

Chazz Michael Micahels is the only figure skater to make the Semi-Finals; which he did last year in 2015.

13. Clubber Lang (Rocky III)

The former fictional World Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World was a Finalist last year after failing to make the Semis the year before.

14. Daniel LaRusso (The Karate Kid)

The All-Valley Karate Champion of 1984 was a Finalist last year and a Semi-Finalist the year before.

15. Danny Noonan (Caddyshack)

A Semi-Finalist for the second year in a row, it needs to be remembered that it was Danny Noonan who sank the winning putt.

16. Dean Youngblood (Youngblood)

Did Dean Youngblood become a star after his stint with the Hamilton Mustangs?  We don’t know, but this is his first trip to the Semi-Finals.

17. Dottie Hinson (A League of Their Own)

This year, Dottie Hinson is the lone Rockford Peach (player) to make the Semi-Finals.

18. “Fast” Eddie Felson (The Hustler & The Color of Money)

The lone pool player of the group, “Fast” Eddie was a Finalist in 2014.

19. Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump)

The most versatile fictional athlete ever has been a Finalist the last two years.

20. Frederick “Ogre” Palowaski (Revenge of the Nerds & Revenge of the Nerds 2)

This is the first time that “Ogre” made the Semis.  Finally his work in the Greek Olympics at Adams College is paying off!

21. Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)

Is Homer Simpson the worst athlete here?  Maybe, but he has quite the body of work and is a Semi-Finalist for the third year in the row.

22. Ivan Drago (Rocky IV)

The Siberian Bull never did win the World Heavyweight Title but does have Apollo Creed’s blood on his gloves. 

23. Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski (The Big Lebowski)

The Big Lebowski is a legendary cult film, and “The Dude” makes his second Semi-Finalist appearance.

24. Jesus Shuttlesworth (He Got Game)

Shockingly, this is the first time that Jesus Shuttlesworth has made the Semi-Finals.

25. Jimmy Chitwood (Hoosiers)

Chitwood was a Finalist last year, and is likely to be the only player from Hickory High to make the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame.

26. Jon Moxon (Varsity Blues)

This is the first time that a player from West Canaan has made the Semi-Finalist Round.

27. Kelly Leak (The Bad News Bears)

To date there has yet to be a Bad News Bear make the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame.  Kelly Leak is a Semi-Finalist for the third straight year.

28. Kenny Powers (Eastbound and Down)

Kenny Powers was a Finalist last year and a Semi-Finalist the year before.

29. Lucas Bly (Lucas)

This is the first time that Lucas Bly has made the Semi-Finals.

30. Paul “Wrecking” Crewe (The Longest Yard, 1974)

The Burt Reynolds version of this character was a Finalist in 2014 and a Semi-Finalist last year.

31. Paul “Wrecking” Crewe (The Longest Yard, 2005)

Adam Sandler’s version of Paul Crewe has been a Semi-Finalist once before in 2014.

32. Pedro Cerrano (Major League)

Pedro Cerrano was a Semi-Finalist last year.  Perhaps he will put a voodoo spell to get him to the Finals!

33. Ricky Bobby (Talladega Nights)

This is the third consecutive Semi-Finalist appearance for Ricky Bobby.

34. Rod Tidwell (Jerry Maguire)

Surprisingly, this is the first time that Tidwell made the list of Semi-Finalists.

35. Roy “Tin Cup” McAvoy (Tin Cup)

“Tin Cup” is making his second Semi-Finals and first since 2014.

36. Sam Malone (Cheers)

The former Red Sox closer has been a Finalist for the last two years.

37. Sidney Dean (White Men Can’t Jump)

This is the first time that Sidney Dean has joined his “partner”, Billy Hoyle, as a Semi-Finalist.

38. Shane Falco (The Replacements)

This is the second consecutive Semi-Finalist appearance for the former Sugar Bowl participant, Shane Falco.

39. Terry Tate (Reebok)

Another surprising first time Semi-Finalist, is the Reebok spokesman, Terry Tate, the Office Linebacker.

40. Thad Castle (Blue Mountain State)

Like Alex Moran, this is the first time that someone from Blue Mountain State has advanced to the Semi-Finals. 

41. Tim Riggins (Friday Night Lights)

This is the first ever Semi-Finalist nod for a character from the Friday Night Lights television series.

42. Ty Webb (Caddyshack)

Ty Webb has been a Semi-Finalist for the last two years.

43. Warren Coolidge (The White Shadow)

Warren Coolidge marks the first player from Carver High to make the Semi-Finalist Round.

44. Willie “Mays” Hays (Major League)

Willie “Mays” Hays has been a Finalist for the last two years.



The 20 Fictitious Contributors Semi-Finalists are: 

1. Adrian Balboa (Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV & Rocky V)

Adrian has been a Finalist the last two years.

2. Arliss Michaels (Arliss)

This is the first time that love him or hate him superagent, Arliss Michaels, has made the Semi-Finals.

3. Bud Kilmer (Varsity Blues)

Bud Kilmer has a stadium named after him and has always received the most support of all characters from Varsity Blues.  This is his third consecutive appearance as a Semi-Finalist.

4. Cameron Tucker (Modern Family)

A large surprise here as high school football coach, Cameron Tucker, makes his first Semi-Finals.

5. Caretaker ’74 (The Longest Yard)

This is the only “Caretaker” to make the Semi-Finals

6. Chubbs Peterson (Happy Gilmore)

Chubbs Peterson has been a Finalist for the past two years.  This is also the closest that Carl Weathers has been in regards to the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame.

7. Coach Ernie Pantusso (Cheers)

The Coach has been a Semi-Finalist the last two years.

8. Gordon Bombay (The Mighty Ducks Trilogy)

Gordon Bombay narrowly missed out in 2014 and was again a Finalist for 2015. 

9. Hayden Fox (Coach)

The former National Championship winning Coach has been a Finalist the last two years.

10. Jerry Maguire (Jerry Maguire)

Show me the money!  Jerry Maguire has been a Finalist the last two years, but finished last in that round both years.

11. Jimmy Dugan (A League of Their Own)

He hit 500 Home Runs for Mr. Harvey and told us that there is no crying in Baseball.  Dugan has been a Finalist twice.

12. John Kreese (The Karate Kid)

This is the first time that John Kreese made the Semi-Finals.

13. Ken Reeves (The White Shadow)

With Ken Howard passing away this year, perhaps sentiment will push Ken Reeves through.

14. Lou Brown (Major League)

Lou Brown was a Finalist last year but did not make the Semi-Finals the year before.

15. Mickey Goldmill (Rocky, Rocky II & Rocky III)

Mickey Goldmill has been a Finalist the last two years and finished in the top five both times.

16. Mike Leak (The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training)

The senior Leak was Semi-Finalist in 2014.

17. Norman Dale (Hoosiers)

Coach Norman Dale has been a Finalist each of the past two years.

18. Ray Kinsella (Field of Dreams)

Surprisingly, nobody from this film has made the Finalists for the Contributor Section.

19. The Gopher (Caddyshack)

It’s a gopher.  It’s a puppet.  It is also a Semi-Finalist for the third year in the row.

20. Wilbur “Shooter” Flatch (Hoosiers)

“Shooter” is a third time Semi-Finalist.



The 5 Fictitious Veterans are:

1. Dennis Ryan (Take Me Out to the Ball Game)

This is the second time that Dennis Ryan has made the Semi-Finals and was a Finalist last year.

2. Joe Boyd/Joe Hart (Damn! Yankees)

Joe Boyd/Joe Hart was a Semi-Finalist last year.

3. Kid Galahad (Kid Galahad ‘61)

This is the first time that either Kid Galahad version has made a Semi-Final.

4. Ron Catlan (Number One)

We are shocked on this one, as even Charlton Heston hated this movie.

5. Velvet Brown (National Velvet)

The Elizabeth Taylor character was a Semi-Finalist last year.


The top fifteen Athletes, the top ten Contributors and the top three Veterans will advance to the Final Round. 

The Finalists for all three categories will be announced on August 15, 2016.

The Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame, along with its sister site, The Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is part of Notinhalloffame.com, a pop culture/sports website that first launched in 2009.

Voting for each round is here:

The Fictitious Athletes

The Fictitious Contributors

The Fictitious Veterans


We here at Notinhalloffame.com ask all of you to cast your votes and tell us who the Finalists should be!

We thank you for your support and are excited to keep this new endeavor going!





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Every great website needs an identity, and we here at Notinhalloffame.com and The Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame decided to go one step further.


We have found ourselves a spokes model, and just in time, as we will be unveiling the Finals for the 2016 FAHOF Class.

Out of Wilmington, North Carolina, we would like to present to you Haley Reagan, an avid sports and pop culture buff who knows how to grill a perfect t-bone and pair it with just the right beer…but enough from us. 

Let’s let Haley tell you about herself!

I grew up in Wisconsin. I think that despite what people think about the Midwest, or WI in particular, it’s the best place to be from.  I once read this thing on Facebook that said Wisconsin girls are the ones you take home to meet your mom, but can out-drink your dad, which couldn’t be more true. 

A large influence in my life was my brother, Mason, who served as a U.S. Marine. He and his best friends taught me pretty much everything I needed to know about growing up. Things like how to throw a punch and shotgun a beer, but also what friendship means, and the fine line between right and wrong. This is starting to sound like a country song… I sincerely apologize.

They also sparked my love for sports; I was the water girl for their football team growing up and loved every minute of it.  The worst part was I wanted to get out there and play but my mom wouldn’t let me. I’ll never let her live that down!

Sports are a big part of my life.  I look forward to different parts of the year based on seasons and play-offs. Life is just really complicated sometimes, and sports aren’t that bad. There are rules and guidelines, but for the most part it’s just up to who played better that day. Nice and simple. Plus, you can always disappear from reality for a bit watching Aaron Rodgers throw a hail-mary, or Cam Newton run in a touchdown. It’s constant, and sometimes that’s nice.

We asked Haley very pertinent questions revolving around the world of sports, fictional sports and what is the perfect beer pairing.

What is your favorite sports movie and why?

Well, this is easy. I grew up watching The Replacements with my brother almost every day. I loved it because of the same reason most guys do –
Annabell. She wasn’t just super hot, but she knew football & was a daddy’s girl, I really identified with her.  And of course I love it because of Falco.  Everybody loves an underdog, and he epitomizes that role. His character represented an all-out good guy, and great football player. And he wins! He gets the girl and wins the game… what more can you ask for?

What is your ideal sporting event to attend live?

A GB Packers vs. Carolina Panthers game. I was born in GB but have been living in the Carolinas for almost 5 years.  It’s sort of like the Packers are my main squeeze but the Panthers are my side chick I can’t break it off with.  I just have a soft spot for them.  Ultimately I would wish for a Packer win though, if I had to choose.

Who is your favorite sports team in each major sport?

I like to keep it local. Green Bay Packers for football,  All of  my aunts, uncles, and cousins still live there and it’s a huge part of my family and who I am.

Baseball it’s the Brewers, because, well, have you ever tailgated at a Brewer’s game before?  Yeah, shit gets wild. I know that is a bad reason…But they are the only baseball team I’ve really been able to watch. You don’t really have to expect a whole lot from them but a good time.

As far as basketball, let me premise this by saying I have really strong feelings about basketball.  I get really angry watching it, but that is because I’m used to contact sports where people can handle a nudge or a shove, and it makes me CRAZY that basketball players fly back and throw their hands up every time someone looks their way. Anyway, I really have enjoyed watching the Golden State Warriors and seeing Steph Curry do his thing.  I think he’s awesome for the game, and I’m all about heart – which that guy definitely has.

Hockey, now this is going to seem like it’s coming from left-field but the Philadelphia Flyers. I’ve had a chance to go to plenty of their games, and I love the atmosphere. Part of what I love about a team is their fanbase…

I get real deep and ask myself, what do I want to be a part of?

For Hockey, it’s the Flyers. If you really look into their history of being the most badass bunch of dudes in the NHL, it’s both interesting and exciting to me.

This season, a bit of a letdown, but the best part about sports is there’s always next season.

Golf is an easy one. Rory McIlroy. I just love the guy. I think he’s got so much talent, and such a way about him. He has the ability to conquer the game better than anyone because he’s got control of his thoughts (for the most part). That’s the secret after all, it’s a head game.

It has to be asked.  What is the best beer to watch sports with?

Why thank you for asking. If I’m back home in WI, it’s Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Co. (I’ll be expecting my free case, thank you!). But, since moving to the Carolinas I’ve taken on another favorite, Yuengling. For those of you who aren’t familiar, it’s not a Chinese beer. I only say that because I actually went to a bar the few first months I was down here and asked for “That Chinese beer” and got a look like I had seven heads. Hey, not every moment is a proud one. But yeah, Yuengling is a great game-day beer without question.
The finalists for our third full class for the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame have been announced and like the first two years, voting on the candidates are open to the public and began with an initial round of Preliminary Nominees and then was pared down to Semi-Finalists.



This year the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame will be inducting fictional characters from three categories, Athletes, Contributors and the Veteran’s Category, which focuses on fictional sports characters prior to 1970. 



The 15 Athlete Finalists are: 



Al Bundy (Ed O’Neill in Married…With Children), who once scored four touchdowns in a high school football game for Polk High in Chicago. Bundy is a Finalist for the third year in a row.



Alex Moran (Darin Brooks in Blue Mountain State), the backup Quarterback from BMS who was more interested in partying than the gridiron.  This is the first time that Moran has been a Finalist. 



Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers in Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III & Rocky IV), the former Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World.  Like Al Bundy, Creed is also a Finalist for the third year in a row.



Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez (Mike Vitar in The Sandlot), who was the leader of his youth “sandlot” team and would eventually play for the Los Angeles Dodgers.



Bobby Boucher (Adam Sandler in the Waterboy) who would lead the South Central Louisiana State Mud Dogs to victory in the Bourbon Bowl.  This is the third Finalist appearance for the Mud Dog. 



Charlie Conway (Joshua Jackson in the Mighty Ducks trilogy), the leader of a youth league hockey team in Minnesota. 





Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio from the Karate Kid trilogy) who won the 1984 All-Valley Karate Tournament.



Dean Youngblood (Rob Lowe from Youngblood) a rookie American player for the Hamilton Mustangs.  This is Youngblood’s first time as a Finalist. 



Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis from A League of Their Own) was the star catcher for the Rockford Peaches.  Hinson is the only female to make this years Finals, and the first ever.



Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump) a star football player at the University of Alabama, a ping pong prodigy and long distance runner.  Gump has been a finalist all three years.



Kenny Powers (Danny McBride in Eastbound and Down), a down on his luck relief pitcher trying to get back to the Majors.



Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell in Talladega Nights), a NASCAR driver who faces a new rival from France.  Bobby is a Finalist for the second time.



Shane Falco (Keanu Reeves in The Replacements), a replacement Quarterback for the Washington Sentinels.  Falco was last seen choking in the Sugar Bowl.  This is Falco’s first appearance as a Finalist.



Tim Riggins (Taylor Kitsch in Friday Night Lights), the Running Back for the Dillon Panthers.  Riggins is the first member of the Friday Night Lights program to make the Finals.



Willie “Mays” Hayes (Wesley Snipes in Major League), the centerfielder for the Cleveland Indians.  This is the third time that Hayes has been a Finalist.



The 10 Contributor Finalists are: 



Adrian Balboa (Talia Shire in the Rocky series), the wife of Rocky Balboa.  This is Adrian’s third time as a Finalist.



Chubbs Peterson (Carl Weathers in Happy Gilmore), the one handed golf pro who taught Gilmore the finer points of the game of golf.  This is the third consecutive Finalist appearance for Peterson.



Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez in The Mighty Duck Trilogy) a lawyer turned youth hockey coach.  Bombay is returning for his second year as a Finalist. 



Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire) the sports agent who suddenly developed a moral code.  Maguire is a Finalist for the third time. 



Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks in A League of Their Own) who belted over 500 Homer Runs as a pro but was best known for the line “There’s no crying in Baseball) as a coach in women’s baseball.  Dugan has been a Finalist three times.



Lou Brown (James Gammon in Major League & Major League II), the coach of the Cleveland Indians.  Brown is returning to the Finals for the second straight time.



Mickey Goldmill (Burgess Meredith Rocky, Rocky II & Rocky III), the trainer of inaugural Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame entry, Rocky Balboa.  Goldmill is a Finalist for the second time after being absent from the finals last year.



Norman Dale (Gene Hackman in Hoosiers), a former College Head Coach seeking redemption at small Hickory High in Indiana.  Dale has been a Finalist all three years.



Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner in Field of Dreams), who built a baseball diamond in his Iowa cornfield due to the voices that told him, “If you build it, they will come.”



The Gopher (Caddyshack & Caddyshack 2), who caused mischief for groundskeeper, Carl Spackler at Bushwood Country Club.





The 3 Veteran Finalists are:



Dennis Ryan (Frank Sinatra in Take Me Out to the Ballgame), a baseball player for the fictional Wolves franchise. 



Joe Boyd/Joe Hart (Tab Hunter in Damn! Yankees), a die hard fan of the Washington Senators who sells his soul so that he can help his favorite team defeat the New York Yankees.



Velvet Brown (Elizabeth Taylor in National Velvet), who disguised herself as a boy so that she could race her horse in the Grand National Steeplechase.



As per the last two rounds, the Finalists will be open to a public vote where by visitors to the site can vote for five Fictitious Athletes, three Fictitious Contributors and one Fictitious Veteran.  



Voting for the Finalists will be online until December 12, where on December 1, 2015 the second full class for the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame will be announced.



This group will join inaugural inductee, Rocky Balboa (The Rocky series) and past inductees consisting of Roy Hobbs (The Natural), Ricky Vaughn (Major League), Crash Davis (Bull Durham), Andy “The Champ” Purcell (The Champ), Happy Gilmore (Happy Gilmore), Reggie Dunlop (Slap Shot), The Hanson Brothers (Slap Shot), Harry Doyle (Major League), Mr. Miyagi (The Karate Kid series) and Carl Spackler (Caddyshack).



A new addition for us at the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame is our official spokes model, Haley Reagan from North Carolina, who brings us her own unique views on sports and pop culture.



Her introductory Q&A can be found here: http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/7761-meet-haley-reagan-our-new-spokes-model



Voting for the Final Round can be found here for the Athletes:

http://www.notinhalloffame.com/the-voting/2016-fictitious-athletes-final-round



Voting for the Final Round can be found here for the Contributors:

http://www.notinhalloffame.com/the-voting/2016-fictitious-contributors-final-round 



Voting for the Final Round can be found here for the Veterans:

http://www.notinhalloffame.com/the-voting/2016-fictitious-veterans-final-round



Gang, you know what we want you to do!

Cast your votes and let us know who should make our Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame!
Major update for us!


The third full class of the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame has been announced and the six new entries encompass the sports of baseball, hockey, golf and boxing.

Joining previous inductees, The Hanson Brothers, Happy Gilmore, Reggie Dunlop Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn, Crash Davis, Roy Hobbs and inaugural inductee, Rocky Balboa are Apollo Creed (Rocky), Charlie Conway (The Mighty Ducks) and Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez (The Sandlot).  The contributor section welcomes Gordon Bombay (The Mighty Ducks) and Chubbs Peterson (Happy Gilmore) and the first veteran’s category inductee chosen this year was Dennis Ryan (Take Me Out to the Ball Game).

This year’s leading vote getter was Apollo Creed.  Portrayed by Carl Weathers in four of the Rocky films, Apollo was the former Heavyweight Champion of the World and would become the closest friend of the man who defeated him for the title, Rocky Balboa.  Creed would die tragically in the ring in an exhibition match gone wrong, though his legacy lives on through his son, and Light Heavyweight contender, Adonis Creed.  It should be noted that Apollo finished fourth two years ago.

Finishing second in the vote is Charlie Conway, the central character from the Mighty Ducks franchise.  Conway was never presented as the star of the team, but he was their undeniable heart and the favorite of many aspiring hockey players.  Conway finished fourth in the voting last year.

The third and final athletic inductee is this year’ lone baseball entry, Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez from The Sandlot.  While it is revealed that Rodriguez would one day become a star player for the Los Angeles Dodgers, we see him as the star of his sandlot team and the one you wished was your best friend when you were a kid.

These fictional athletes were elected over the process of a yearlong online vote, which started with over 300 Preliminary Candidates, was reduced to 50 Semi-Finalists, then reduced to an elite 15 in a Final Round, which produced the first Full Class of the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame.

These new inductees beat out the following finalists (in order of their vote totals) in the Final Round:

- Tim Riggins (Friday Night Lights)

- Willie “Mays” Hayes (Major League)

- Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump)

- Bobby Boucher (The Waterboy)

- Ricky Bobby (Talladega Nights)

- Alex Moran (Blue Mountain State)

- Dottie Hinson (A League of Their Own)

- Shane Falco (The Replacements)

- Daniel LaRusso (The Karate Kid)

- Al Bundy (Married…With Children)

- Kenny Powers (Eastbound and Down)

- Dean Youngblood (Youngblood)

Like “real” Athletic Halls of Fame, the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame has a “wing” for contributors; again decided by three stages of online voting. 

Like last year two Fictitious Contributors were voted in as opposed to one from the first year. 
Joining Harry Doyle, Mr. Miyagi and Carl Spackler are Chubbs Peterson (Happy Gilmore) and Gordon Bombay (The Mighty Ducks).

The selection of Chubbs Peterson means that Carl Weathers is a double inductee this year and that the film Happy Gilmore, now has two inductees.  Gordon Bombay’s induction also makes it a double entry class for the Mighty Ducks franchise.

Peterson and Bombay beat out the following finalists (in order of their vote totals) in the Final Round:

- Mickey Goldmill (Rocky)

- Jimmy Dugan (A League of Their Own)

- Lou Brown (Major League)

- Ray Kinsella (Field of Dreams)

- Norman Dale (Hoosiers)

- Jerry Maguire (Jerry Maguire)

- The Gopher (Caddyshack)

- Adrian Balboa (The Mighty Ducks)

Last year, the first Veteran’s Inductee was chosen as Andy “The Champ” Purcell from the original “The Champ” (1931).  This year he is joined by Dennis Ryan, which was played by the “Chairman of the Board”, Frank Sinatre in Take Me Out to the Ballgame.

So, what comes next?

The 2017 Preliminary Vote, which is now up for all of you! 

The Fictitious Athletes Preliminary Vote can be found here.

The Fictitious Contributors Preliminary Vote can be found here.

The Fictitious Veterans Vote can be found here.

Gang, we ask you to support our Hall and cast your vote!

Last December, Out Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame announced it’s third full class as voted by a one year long vote by the public. 

That class comprised Apollo Creed (Rocky), Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez (The Sandlot) and Charlie Conway (The Mighty Ducks) and they joined previous inductees; The Hanson Brothers (Slap Shot), Reggie Dunlop (Slap Shot), Happy Gilmore (Happy Gilmore), Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn (Major League), Crash Davis (Bull Durham), Roy Hobbs (The Natural) and Rocky Balboa, the inaugural inductee.  

Like in previous years, the opening round began with over 300 Fictional Athletes and over 100 Contributors, which has been reduced to 50 Fictional Athletes, 25 Fictional Contributors and 5 Veterans for the Semi-Final Round.

The Semi-Finalists for each respective category are as follows:

The 50 Fictitious Athlete Semi-Finalists are:  

A.C. Slater (Saved by the Bell)

Adonis Creed (Creed)

Al Bundy (Married…With Children)

Al Czervik (Caddyshack)

“All the Way” May Mordabito

Alex Moran (Blue Mountain State)

Amanda Whurtlitzer (The Bad News Bears)

Anakin Skywalker (Star Wars: Episode I)

 “Big Ern” Ernie McCracken (Kingpin)

Billy Chapel (For Love of the Game)

Bobby Boucher (The Waterboy)

Brian “Smash” Parker (Friday Night Lights)

Bud (Air Bud)

Bugs Bunny (Space Jam)

Charles Jefferson (Fast Times at Ridgemont High)

Chazz Michael Michaels (Blades of Glory)

Clubber Lang (Rocky III)

Cole Trickle (Days of Thunder)

Daniel LaRusso (The Karate Kid)

Dave “Killer” Carlson (Slap Shot)

Dean Youngblood (Youngblood)

Dottie Hinson (A League of Their Own)

Doug Remer (BASEketball)

Doug “The Thug” Glatt (Goon)

Drederick Tatum (The Simpsons)

Ebby Calvin “Nuke” LaLoosh (Bull Durham)

“Fast” Eddie Felson (The Hustler & The Color of Money)

Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump)

Frederick “Ogre” Palowaski (Revenge of the Nerds)

Greg Goldberg (The Mighty Ducks)

Henry Rowengartner (Rookie of the Year)

Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)

Ivan Drago (Rocky IV)

Jackie Moon (Semi-Pro)

Jake Taylor (Major League)

Jesus Shuttlesworth (He Got Game)

Joe Cooper (BASEketball)

Jon Moxon (Varsity Blues)

Kelly Leak (The Bad News Bears)

Kenny Powers (Eastbound and Down)

Lee (Enter the Dragon)

Paul “Wrecking” Crewe (The Longest Yard, 1974)

Pedro Cerrano (Major League)

Peter LaFleur (Dodgeball)

Ricky Bobby (Talladega Nights)

Roy “Tin Cup” McAvoy (Tin Cup)

Sam Malone (Cheers)

Shane Falco (The Replacements)

Tim Riggins (Friday Night Lights)

Willie “Mays” Hays (Major League)

The 25 Fictitious Contributors Semi-Finalists are: 

Adrian Balboa (Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV & Rocky V)

Annie Savoy (Bull Durham)

Cameron Tucker (Modern Family)

Caretaker ’74 (The Longest Yard)

Cassidy (The Wrestler)

Coach Ben Fredericks (Freaks and Geeks)

Coach Klein (The Waterboy)

Frankie Dunn (Million Dollar Baby)

Hayden Fox (Coach)

Jerry Maguire (Jerry Maguire)

Jimmy Dugan (A League of Their Own)

Ken Reeves (The White Shadow)

Lacey Underall (Caddyshack)

Lou Brown (Major League)

Mickey Goldmill (Rocky, Rocky II & Rocky III)

Morris Buttermaker (The Bad News Bears)

Mr. Larsen (Happy Gilmore)

Norman Dale (Hoosiers)

Patches O’Houlihan (Dodgeball)

Pepper Brooks (Dodgeball)

Paulie Pennino (Rocky)

Ray Kinsella (Field of Dreams)

Terrence Mann (Field of Dreams)

The Gopher (Caddyshack)

Wilbur “Shooter” Flatch (Hoosiers)

The 5 Fictitious Veterans are: 

Guffy McGovern (Angels in the Outfield)

Harold Lamb (The Freshman)

Huxley College (Horse Feathers)

Joe Boyd/Joe Hart (Damn! Yankees)

Luis “Mountain” Rivera (Requiem for a Heavyweight)

The top fifteen Athletes, the top ten Contributors and the top three Veterans will advance to the Final Round. 

The Finalists for all three categories will be announced on August 30, 2017.

Gang, you know what weLast December, Out Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame announced it’s third full class as voted by a one year long vote by the public. 

That class comprised Apollo Creed (Rocky), Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez (The Sandlot) and Charlie Conway (The Mighty Ducks) and they joined previous inductees; The Hanson Brothers (Slap Shot), Reggie Dunlop (Slap Shot), Happy Gilmore (Happy Gilmore), Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn (Major League), Crash Davis (Bull Durham), Roy Hobbs (The Natural) and Rocky Balboa, the inaugural inductee.  

Like in previous years, the opening round began with over 300 Fictional Athletes and over 100 Contributors, which has been reduced to 50 Fictional Athletes, 25 Fictional Contributors and 5 Veterans for the Semi-Final Round.

The Semi-Finalists for each respective category are as follows:

The 50 Fictitious Athlete Semi-Finalists are:  

A.C. Slater (Saved by the Bell)

Adonis Creed (Creed)

Al Bundy (Married…With Children)

Al Czervik (Caddyshack)

“All the Way” May Mordabito

Alex Moran (Blue Mountain State)

Amanda Whurtlitzer (The Bad News Bears)

Anakin Skywalker (Star Wars: Episode I)

 “Big Ern” Ernie McCracken (Kingpin)

Billy Chapel (For Love of the Game)

Bobby Boucher (The Waterboy)

Brian “Smash” Parker (Friday Night Lights)

Bud (Air Bud)

Bugs Bunny (Space Jam)

Charles Jefferson (Fast Times at Ridgemont High)

Chazz Michael Michaels (Blades of Glory)

Clubber Lang (Rocky III)

Cole Trickle (Days of Thunder)

Daniel LaRusso (The Karate Kid)

Dave “Killer” Carlson (Slap Shot)

Dean Youngblood (Youngblood)

Dottie Hinson (A League of Their Own)

Doug Remer (BASEketball)

Doug “The Thug” Glatt (Goon)

Drederick Tatum (The Simpsons)

Ebby Calvin “Nuke” LaLoosh (Bull Durham)

“Fast” Eddie Felson (The Hustler & The Color of Money)

Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump)

Frederick “Ogre” Palowaski (Revenge of the Nerds)

Greg Goldberg (The Mighty Ducks)

Henry Rowengartner (Rookie of the Year)

Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)

Ivan Drago (Rocky IV)

Jackie Moon (Semi-Pro)

Jake Taylor (Major League)

Jesus Shuttlesworth (He Got Game)

Joe Cooper (BASEketball)

Jon Moxon (Varsity Blues)

Kelly Leak (The Bad News Bears)

Kenny Powers (Eastbound and Down)

Lee (Enter the Dragon)

Paul “Wrecking” Crewe (The Longest Yard, 1974)

Pedro Cerrano (Major League)

Peter LaFleur (Dodgeball)

Ricky Bobby (Talladega Nights)

Roy “Tin Cup” McAvoy (Tin Cup)

Sam Malone (Cheers)

Shane Falco (The Replacements)

Tim Riggins (Friday Night Lights)

Willie “Mays” Hays (Major League)

The 25 Fictitious Contributors Semi-Finalists are: 

Adrian Balboa (Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV & Rocky V)

Annie Savoy (Bull Durham)

Cameron Tucker (Modern Family)

Caretaker ’74 (The Longest Yard)

Cassidy (The Wrestler)

Coach Ben Fredericks (Freaks and Geeks)

Coach Klein (The Waterboy)

Frankie Dunn (Million Dollar Baby)

Hayden Fox (Coach)

Jerry Maguire (Jerry Maguire)

Jimmy Dugan (A League of Their Own)

Ken Reeves (The White Shadow)

Lacey Underall (Caddyshack)

Lou Brown (Major League)

Mickey Goldmill (Rocky, Rocky II & Rocky III)

Morris Buttermaker (The Bad News Bears)

Mr. Larsen (Happy Gilmore)

Norman Dale (Hoosiers)

Patches O’Houlihan (Dodgeball)

Pepper Brooks (Dodgeball)

Paulie Pennino (Rocky)

Ray Kinsella (Field of Dreams)

Terrence Mann (Field of Dreams)

The Gopher (Caddyshack)

Wilbur “Shooter” Flatch (Hoosiers)

The 5 Fictitious Veterans are: 

Guffy McGovern (Angels in the Outfield)

Harold Lamb (The Freshman)

Huxley College (Horse Feathers)

Joe Boyd/Joe Hart (Damn! Yankees)

Luis “Mountain” Rivera (Requiem for a Heavyweight)

The top fifteen Athletes, the top ten Contributors and the top three Veterans will advance to the Final Round. 

The Finalists for all three categories will be announced on August 30, 2017.

Gang, you know what we want you to do!

Here is the link for the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame Votes on the Athletes:

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…and of course our Fictitious Athletic Veterans:

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Here is the link for the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame Votes on the Athletes:

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…and for the Fictitious Contributors, you can find them here:

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…and of course our Fictitious Athletic Veterans:

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It would mean a lot to us at Notinhalloffame.com if you could find the time and vote for our Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame Semi-Finalists!

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It’s that time again!

Last December, our Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame announced it’s third full class as voted by a one year long vote by the public.

That class comprised Apollo Creed (Rocky), Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez (The Sandlot) and Charlie Conway (The Mighty Ducks) and they joined previous inductees; The Hanson Brothers (Slap Shot), Reggie Dunlop (Slap Shot), Happy Gilmore (Happy Gilmore), Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn (Major League), Crash Davis (Bull Durham), Roy Hobbs (The Natural) and Rocky Balboa, the inaugural inductee.

Like in previous years, the opening round began with over 300 Fictional Athletes and over 100 Contributors, which has now been been reduced to 20 Fictional Athletes, 10 Fictional Contributors and 3 Veterans for the Semi-Final Round.

The Finalists for each respective category are as follows:

The 20 Fictitious Athlete Semi-Finalists are:

Al Bundy (Married…With Children)

Al Czervik (Caddyshack)

Alex Moran (Blue Mountain State)

Bobby Boucher (The Waterboy)

Brian “Smash” Parker (Friday Night Lights)

Bud (Air Bud)

Bugs Bunny (Space Jam)

Clubber Lang (Rocky III)

Daniel LaRusso (The Karate Kid)

Dottie Hinson (A League of Their Own)

Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump)

Jackie Moon (Semi-Pro)

Kenny Powers (Eastbound and Down)

Paul “Wrecking” Crewe (The Longest Yard, 1974)

Peter LaFleur (Dodgeball)

Ricky Bobby (Talladega Nights)

Sam Malone (Cheers)

Shane Falco (The Replacements)

Tim Riggins (Friday Night Lights)

Willie “Mays” Hays (Major League)

The 10 Fictitious Contributors Semi-Finalists are:

Coach Klein (The Waterboy)

Hayden Fox (Coach)

Jimmy Dugan (A League of Their Own)

Lou Brown (Major League)

Mickey Goldmill (Rocky, Rocky II & Rocky III)

Morris Buttermaker (The Bad News Bears)

Norman Dale (Hoosiers)

Patches O’Houlihan (Dodgeball)

Ray Kinsella (Field of Dreams)

The Gopher (Caddyshack)

The 3 Fictitious Veterans are:

Guffy McGovern (Angels in the Outfield)

Huxley College (Horse Feathers)

Joe Boyd/Joe Hart (Damn! Yankees)

Online voting can be found here: http://www.notinhalloffame.com/the-voting/2017-fictitious-athlete-final-round

The Finalists for all three categories will be announced on December 20, 2017.

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When you gave a chance cast your vote!

As always, we here at Notinhalloffame.com we thank you for your support!