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Billy Clyde Puckett

Billy CLyde Puckett
On the one hand, we loved 1970’s Burt Reynolds and his slimy, yet undisputable charm. We also love the name “Billy Clyde Puckett” as one of the all-time greatest sports character names. On the other hand, the common criticism for Semi-Tough is that for a movie that looks like it is about Football; it really isn’t. Rather it is a love triangle set on the backdrop of a gridiron with a spoof on New Age thinking (which doesn’t exactly age well). We’ll say this, Reynolds got the girl in the end, so….victory for the Bandit?




The Bullet Points:
Movie Appeared:
Semi-Tough (1977)

Actor:
Burt Reynolds

Position Portrayed:
Running Back

Played for:
Miami Bucks

Why you should vote for him:
Burt Reynolds is practically a god for this Hall of Fame.

Why you should not vote for him:
Like we said, for a football film, there was not a lot of football in it.





J. J. McClure

J.J. McClure
J.J. McClure was not necessarily the best driver in the Cannonball Run, but wasn’t he the coolest? He got the ladies (in her prime Farrah Fawcett), befriended the geek (Dom DeLuise) and was the focal hero of the motley crew of racers from Connecticut to California; AKA, the Cannonball Run. As much as the Burt Reynolds of 1981 was fairly close to being as big an icon of cool as there was, we have one pivotal question for J.J. McClure:


Since the race was based on time cards, and they appeared to be the last vehicle to leave Connecticut, did Captain Chaos not have time to save the dog, and still punch the clock ahead of the well-endowed Adrianne Barbeau? So, had he not yelled at Chaos, and instead just grabbed the card, couldn’t he still have won? Wait a minute; did we just dissect the Cannonball Run?  

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