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Paul Aufiero

We all know fans like this. Often, we hope we don’t become one. The story of Paul Aufiero is one that is scary, has no happy ending and puts sports in a perspective that we should all remember. Played by Patton Oswalt, Aufiero is a near middle aged parking lot attendant who still lives with his mom whose love of the New York Giants reaches levels of pitifulness; especially after he is assaulted by his favorite player. This is one of those roles where after watching you evaluate your own fandom of your favorite team. The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared:…
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Paulie Pennino

We enjoyed watching Paulie Pennino in the Rocky Films, but we are happy that he is not our friend. Actually, you have to wonder why Rocky Balboa was ever friends with the guy in the first place, as he was always spouting off negative comments, drank too much, treated his sister like crap, tried to break Rocky’s arms, and signed over power of attorney which bankrupted Balboa. Even appearing as a corner man for Rocky, he was five shades of useless; only offering up the advice to “hit the one in the middle” in Rocky IV as a moment of…
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Pepper Brooks

Far too often when we watch sports, we bemoan the countless cliché’s that commentators (regardless of the sport, and usually the color commentating ex-player) dispense on a nightly basis. We can’t say that for Pepper Brooks in Dodgeball (shown on ESPN 8: The Ocho), as he certainly never visited the cliché factory. Actually, we have no clue what broadcasting school he went to as he was equally candid as he was clueless; however he was always hysterical; which is exactly what you wanted in this role. Who knew Jason Bateman had it in him after being the comedic straight man…
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Pete Bell

Pete Bell seemed to be a knock off of famed Indiana Hoosiers Basketball Coach, Bobby Knight, which always seemed a little off especially considering Knight actually, appeared in the film. Though the movie was known (or responsible) for launching the “acting career” of Shaquille O’Neal, Nolte was the film’s primary focus, as we watched him struggle with the changing game of College Basketball and the pressures of recruitment without violating the rules.   The film probably did not go far enough, but that was not Nolte’s fault, which was really given a thin character to work with. Pete Bell may not…
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Pete Eckhart

We will say (though we are not completely sure) that Pete Eckhart is the de facto centerpiece of “The League”. As the three time League Champion, we get to witness much of his trials and tribulations, though we can’t say we are always as amused as we are with the antics of Taco MacArthur. So, if we reward this program, should we not recognize the three time champ first? We will let you decide that one. The Bullet Points: TV Show Appeared: The League (2009-) Actor: Jon Lajoie Role Portrayed: Fantasy Football Team Owner Why you should vote for him:…
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Phil Weston

Will Farrell is a favorite for many, but he did have a few misses over the years. In a formulaic comedy where he is not allowed to showcase his talent, Kicking and Screaming could only be average at best, where as his son’s soccer coach, he fell into predictability; which for Farrell was not a recipe for success.   The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: Kicking and Screaming (2005) Actor: Will Farrell Role Portrayed: Coach of the Tigers Why you should vote for him: It was not Farrell’s fault that the movie was average. Why you should not vote for him:…
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Pop Fisher

Is it just us, or does Wilfred Brimley look exactly like what we would expect an old time Baseball Manager to look like, thus making him seem perfect for the role of Pop Fisher, the Manager of the New York Knights? Of course, Brimley looks exactly like an oatmeal spokesmen, so again we state, what do we know? The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: The Natural (1985) Actor: Wilfred Brimley Role Portrayed: Manager of the New York Knights Why you should vote for him: Because it’s the right thing to do. (Quaker Oats Joke) Why you should not vote for him:…
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Ray Boyd

For a brief period of time, Jonathan Lipnicki (the cute kid in Jerry Maguire) was the cute kid du jour, and the bespectacled little towhead had women of all ages gushing at his cuteness. Of course, we know what happens to most cute little child actors as they generally grow up to be of less than average looks. Just ask Brian Bonsall, Robbie Rist…and Jonathan Lipnicki. The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: Jerry Maguire (1996) Actor: Jonathan Lipnicki Role Portrayed: Little Kid Why you should vote for him: He might have been the cutest kid in a film. Why you should…
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Ray Kinsella

Somehow, with the strike of 1994, and the constant PED issues that plagued the game of Baseball, Field of Dreams just doesn’t have the same impact anymore. Our heroes of the diamond have taken a pounding, and you have to wonder if our cynical nature could take a film like this anymore. Perhaps that doesn’t matter, as in 1989 you could make this film and there are many who consider this one of the greatest baseball films ever made. Kevin Costner’s earnest portrayal of Iowa farmer Roy Kinsella touched hearts and Americans everywhere looked at their fathers and sons and…
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Reese Bobby

Reese Bobby will never win “Father of the Year”, but when his son Ricky was down and out, it was the Reese who brought him back to the basics to build him up again. That could be worth something for this goofy Hall of Fame that we have. The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) Actor: Gary Cole Role Portrayed: Father Why you should vote for him: The FAHOF could use a paternal figure, don’t you think? Why you should not vote for him: If you are looking for an overall positive influence, this…
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Rev. Fred Sultan

Sometimes, we have wondered if Samuel L. Jackson appeared in every movie from 1990 to present day.   We know he hasn’t, but we also wonder if there is any role he hasn’t turned down. Minor sarcasm aside, the arguable king of cinematic cool, usually can make even the most unwatchable film palatable. The Great White Hype was not a terrible boxing movie, nor was it Oscar caliber. As you may have deduced, the best part of the movie for us was Jackson, playing the Don King like boxing promoter, Reverend Fred Sultan. He may have been a sleazier caricature of…
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Rodney Ruxin

The son of “Brundlefly” (now that should be worth something right there) Rodney Ruxin is ultra-competitive and super paranoid. Naturally, this makes for a comedic combination of self-loathing and a braggadocios personality. It is hard to imagine the show without him. The Bullet Points: TV Show Appeared: The League (2009-) Actor: Nick Kroll Role Portrayed: Fantasy Football Team Owner Why you should vote for him: We will go with the “Brundlefly” reason. Why you should not vote for him: The same for all “League” characters; this is a hit on a relatively small channel, and has not been seen by…
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Rupert "Stiles" Stilinski

We can’t say that “Stiles” did a whole lot for anything sports related, but he was the perfect 80’s best friend for the “Wolf”. We know that should we ever hit it big on the basketball court because of something in our gene pool that allows us to turn into a hairy athletic monster at will; we know that we want “Stiles” selling our likeness on t-shirts.           The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: Teen Wolf (1985) Actor: Jerry Levine Role Portrayed: Closest friend of Scott “The Wolf” Howard Why you should vote for him: This is the 1980’s at its…
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Sam Winters

We love James Caan in almost everything that he has ever done, but despite receiving top billing in the College Football film, “The Program”, we just could not help but feel that he was going through the motions. Usually a coach in a sports picture has a signature speech or a moment, but we received neither here. The closest we got was when Winters faced the press with a look as if he knew he was going to get a hundred bullets to his chest at a tollbooth. Not exactly Coach of the Year material. The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared:…
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Sean Porter

It wasn’t that we thought that Dwayne Johnson did not do a bad job in the Gridiron Gang, nor did we think the movie was bad. Sure, it was predictable (as most movies are), but shouldn’t Johnson have been playing roles other than coaches at that stage of his career? It just felt like he was entering the Samuel L. Jackson zone (and, wouldn’t he have worked better) where it felt like he was in every movie, and frankly we would have rather have seen “The Rock” in a more action oriented role. The Bullet Points: TV Show Appeared: The…
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Sonny Weaver Jr

First off let’s all agree that the transition from athlete to administrator in the Kevin Costner fictitious sports world was one that seems natural, and we all buy. Do you believe Costner as Sonny Weaver Jr., the GM of the Cleveland Browns? Of course you do! It is Costner! Here is the problem. The draft day trades make absolutely no sense, and there is literally no way that these moves would occur. Two points on the above: Yes that is the correct use of the word literally and we do remember the New Orleans Saints trading their entire draft class…
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Steve Little

It is near impossible not to pity Steve Little. It is easy to look down on poor Stevie, who always seems to put his devotion to Kenny Powers; generally always without reciprocation of any kind. He looks like a sad puppy, which was kind of fitting considering his relationship with Powers. Still, that kind of devotion is admirable on sub sad level, and the Eastbound and Down would not be the same without him. Now is a clueless flunkee Hall of Fame worthy? The Bullet Points: TV Show Appeared: Eastbound and Down (2009-) Actor: Steve Janowski Role Portrayed: Flunkee/Sidekick Why…
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Sue Sylvester

None of us here at Notinhalloffame understood the Glee phenomenon, nor do any of us subscribe that cheerleading is a sport. Saying all of that we do recognize that many people liked that show, and that some feel that cheerleading is a sport. If that is true, than why not a cheerleading coach, and one who was arguably one of the stars of the show? With that we present Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) as a nominee for the Fictitious Athlete Hall, and whether you think she belongs or not, you have to admit that Lynch is one funny actress. The…
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Taco MacArthur

For many, this Taco MacArthur is the breakout character of “The League”, and how can this perpetually stoned and unemployed man not be? He is marginally a Football fan (as shown by his attempt to draft a player from the Canadian Football League), yet has won the League at least once. He may be a bit of an emotional basketcase, but damned it is entertaining when he shows up. Besides, we are invoking the Mookie Wilson rule here, where you can’t help but like a guy with a goofy first name. The Bullet Points: TV Show Appeared: The League (2009-)…
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Tasha Mack

It is very strange for us to see the lead character of a sports themed show to be a female who is not an athletic performer, but “The Game” is not your typical sports show. The show is more about what happens off the field than off, and as such the lead of the show is Tasha Mack, the mother and former agent of the Quarterback of the San Diego Sabres. Most of the plot points revolve around her, and we were even “treated” to a romance between her and Rick Fox, but as much as this is her show,…
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Terrence Mann

As the intellect of Field of Dreams, James Earl Jones played Terrence Mann, the radical writer of the 60’s whose work inspired a generation, and would become a recluse afterward. Through the magic of Baseball, his pain was eased, as we see a miserable and acerbic character revert to child-like happiness. Mann gives the film a historical and generational context outside of Baseball’s realm, and how a sport can link people of diverse backgrounds. The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: Field of Dreams (1989) Actor: James Earl Jones Role Portrayed: Writer Why you should vote for him: Come on its, Darth…
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Terry "The Cannon" Gannon

Back in the Game was not a very good television show, nor was it even a very good Bad News Bears rip off. There was a band of misfit kids who played Baseball, but unlike the Bears, the Angles (yes, not Angels) we barely saw them play. The only highlight for us was James Caan as a drunken former Baseball player named Terry “The Cannon” Gannon, who is one old man we don’t want to mess with. We love Caan, and find that he usually steals the show, but it wasn’t that hard for him to accomplish that feat here.…
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The Gopher

This has to be the only nomination we have that involves a puppet. There are a myriad of memorable scenes from Caddyshack, and amazingly some of them involved an unnamed gopher who caused issues foe Bushwood groundskeeper, Carl Spackler. At no point were viewers ever convinced that it was a real gopher, but never did it matter. Besides, would a flesh and bone gopher look as funny dancing to Kenny Loggins’ “I’m Alright”?   The Bullet Points: Movie(s) Appeared: Caddyshack (1980) Caddyshack II (1988) Actor: We presume a hand up a puppet’s ass. Role Portrayed: Troublemaker Why you should vote for…
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The Landlady

There may not be a more unattractive woman in sports cinema, but you got to hand it to her, as she was able to get laid. She may have also delivered the most repulsive post sex diatribe showing her ample varicose veins and telling poor Roy Munson how there is “nothing like good sex” to “jar something loose”. Actually, she may be on the ballot just for her tongue action after her time with Roy. Bleechh. The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: Kingpin (1996) Actor: Lin Shaye Role Portrayed: Roy Munson’s Landlady Why you should vote for her: If you saw…
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