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The Athletes

White Goodman

Although you were supposed to detest White Goodman, Ben Stiller played it so over the top, that though you still wanted him to lose, you did not want to see him leave the screen, because he was so damned entertaining. Goodman gave his interpretation of what he thought masculinity and male virility should be in a Napoleonic package. We would not be surprised to see Goodman as one of the first Sports Villains in our Hall. The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004) Actor: Ben Stiller Played for: Globo Gym Why you should vote for him:…
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Willie "Mays" Hayes

For the record, this nomination is for ONLY the Wesley Snipes version in Major League and not the Omar Epps portrayal in Major League 2. This is not a shot at Epps, who was an excellent choice for many sports movies, but following the charismatic Snipes was nearly impossible. As Willie “Mays” Hayes, Snipes’ character may not have been essential to move the plot along, but he brought a cool factor that the movie may not have had otherwise. Hayes was a dynamic leadoff hitter with swagger (before anyone knew what that word was) with great one liners throughout. The…
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Yul Brenner

He was always mean looking, and he was named Yul Brenner. Actually, that’s all we got, and that might be good enough for us. Seriously, how can you not love a character named after the King of Siam? The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: Cool Runnings (1993) Actor: Malik Yoba Played for: Jamaican Bobsled Team Why you should vote for him: Was not the character name enough? Why you should not vote for him: Yeah we know. A cool name is not enough for this to be a serious candidate.
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Zeus

How often do you see a cross eyed, uni-browed, roided up, monosyllabic, African American villain in a movie? Let’s hope only this one time. The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: No Holds Barred (1989) Actor: Tom “Tiny” Lister Why you should vote for him: Perhaps, as a residual effect from his role as Deebo in the Friday movies? Why you should not vote for him:. This movie stunk.
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