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George Costanza

Actually our favorite George Costanza job was a latex salesman; he had what may have been his highest profile position with New York Yankees Management. He managed to get the job by insulting George Steinbrenner (simply by doing everything opposite), introduced cotton to the pinstripes, was essentially incompetent and was traded to a chicken company. It may not sound impressive, but didn’t the Yankees enter a mini-dynasty in the late 90’s? George couldn’t have helped with that could he? The Bullet Points: TV Show Appeared: Seinfeld (1989-1998) Actor: Jason Alexander Role Portrayed: Assistant to the Travelling Secretary and other positions…
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George Dryer

You have to hand it to Gerard Butler, as even in a Romantic Comedy he can make at least palatable to the men who are forced to watch them. In “Playing for Keeps” Butler portrays George Dryer, a former Scottish League Soccer player, still living in his past glory with the hopes of becoming s sportscaster for ESPN. Although this is really about relationships, there are enough sports references to keep us interested, though we don’t think that even the alpha male from 300 is enough to generate an induction. The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: Playing for Keeps (2012) Actor:…
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George Washington Duke

In Rocky V, we are introduced to the first boxing promoter in the series in George Washington Duke, who with out the loud hair was basically a rip off of Don King. Duke manipulated the young and naïve protégé of Rocky Balboa, Tommy Gunn, and as such became the real de facto villain in the film, and fans (although they may have agreed it was by far the weakest film of the series) cheered louder when Duke got knocked out as opposed to Gunn. The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: Rocky V (1990) Actor: Richard Gant Role Portrayed: Boxing Promoter Why…
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Gil Renard

You would think that Robert DeNiro as a deranged fan in a thriller would work, yet in “The Fan”, the man considered as one of the greatest American actors of all time was not given what was needed to be effective. Was he believable? Sure, but watching Gil Renard fall into insanity wasn’t as much fun, because we really didn’t care for Wesley Snipes’ (who played the Baseball player he was obsessed with) character. As such, it came off a little cliché ridden, and we kind of wished he was obsessed with someone else. Now, Barry Bonds a few years…
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Gloria Clemente

Gloria Clemente. She may not have been able to sink a jump shot, nor could she hustle a dime on the basketball court, but as the unfortunate girlfriend of Billy Hoyle in “White Men Can’t Jump” a large part of us had to wonder why Woody Harrelson (Hoyle) couldn’t get his act together because my God, did Rosie Perez (Clemente) ever look better than she did in that movie? And that accent….. Sorry, give us a moment here….   Damn! Okay, now that we got our composure back, we loved her spunk, her attitude and the fact that she dumped the…
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Gordie Boggs

If you are a wrestling fan, chances are you watched the film, “Ready to Rumble” and might have been embarrassed that you were a fan of the pseudo-sport. We know we did, and a big part of that was the bungling (even more so than his usual roles) of super fan, Gordie Boggs (David Arquette). The worst part of this movie, was not his performance but rather the cross promotion by World Championship Wrestling, by which Arquette won the WCW World Heavyweight Title. Fans of wrestling are still shaking their heads over that one. The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: The…
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Gus Lobel

Is it possible we have seen one too many Clint Eastwood performances where he is a cranky old man whose body is failing him, gives off a tough exterior and has problems with his children that he has to reconcile? Yep, one too many. This time, Eastwood is a Baseball scout for…hell we don’t know. Does it real matter? Now get off my lawn! The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: Trouble with the Curve (2012) Actor: Clint Eastwood Role Portrayed: Baseball Scout Why you should vote for him: No matter what, it is still Clint damn it! Why you should not…
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Happy Kuykendahl

Ripping off from Wikipedia (which quoted Leonard Maltin), J.T. Walsh made a living as a character actor who made his living playing “quietly sinister white-collar sleazeballs”; which is exactly what we got when he played “Happy” the ironically named Western University Basketball booster who was showing Pete Bell (Nick Nolte) who really ran the program. We can’t say that this was the meatiest of roles for Walsh, but we just wanted to pay homage to someone who did not always get his due. The Bullet Points: TV Show Appeared: Blue Chips (1994) Actor: J.T. Walsh Role Portrayed: Western University Booster…
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Harry Hogge

Based (and can’t you also tell by the alliteration?) on Harry Hyde, the Crew Chief for NASCAR legend, Bobby Issac, Harry Hogge was the patient, vertebral mentor for the reckless and youthful Cole Trickle in Days of Thunder. Although Duvall was fine in what was a weak film, we still have to admire the way he was calm the way he taught Trickle what a carbonator was. Bet that Harry Hyde never had to that for Issac!          The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: Days of Thunder (1990) Actor: Robert Duvall Role Portrayed: NASCAR Crew Chief Why You Should Vote For…
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Hayden Fox

Hayden Fox had to be the hardest working coach in Division One Football history. We say this, as he saddled himself with the two dumbest assistants of all time, and can’t imagine he received any serious help from those two imbeciles….or maybe he got help from the assistant coaches who appeared as extras. We will say that the show “Coach” did focus a lot on football related storylines (which we liked), and we remember Fox’s trickery in winning the Pineapple Bowl, holding his star player until late in the game. He also was the National Champion as a Coach, and…
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Irv Blitzer

An American did coach the Jamaican Bobsled Team in 1988, but he didn’t win the Gold in 68 nor was he disqualified in 72. The real coach was also not disgraced and became as obese as….let’s say…John Candy. Regardless, Candy is a comedic legend and was hired to present a contrast to the Jamaicans bobsledders in a family friendly way. It was not Candy’s funniest role, but he delivered what was needed. The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: Cool Runnings (1993) Actor: John Candy Role Portrayed: Coach of the Jamaican Bobsled Team Why you should vote for him: It is a…
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Jake Shuttlesworth

As the father of highly recruited Basketball prospect, Jesus Shuttlesworth, Jake Shuttlesworth (Denzel Washington) is granted a week of parole by the Governor in exchange for a reduced sentence, providing he can convince his gifted son to play for the Governors’ alma mater. The highlight for us was the one on basketball game that Denzel had with his son (Ray Allen), and even though we enjoyed the dramatic aspects of the film, we know we aren’t alone in fast forwarding to the climatic one on one hoops match.   Actually, we probably weren’t the only ones rooting for Denzel.           The…
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Jane Aubrey

Generally, we don’t include girlfriends as potential Contributors, but since “For Love of the Game” is half RomCom and half sports films, we thought this was worth a nomination. Although we personally far preferred the intricacies of Billy Chapel (Kevin Costner) on the mound, the relationship between Chapel and Jane Aubrey (Kelly Preston) was half of the movie, and since she was billed second in what was a respected sports film, she deserves a nomination. Also, we want to throw her a bone for being the beard for Travolta for so many years.          The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: For…
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Jenny MacArthur

We will say this: Often when women on television or movies can perform successfully in a pool or fantasy league, it is usually by accident. This was not the case with Jenny MacArthur, who knew her sports and did not win by picking the color of the uniform. We respect that, and wonder if we can marry her. The Bullet Points: TV Show Appeared: The League (2009-) Actor: Kate Aselton Role Portrayed: Fantasy Football Team Owner Why you should vote for him: Again, we love women who know sports. Why you should not vote for him: The same for all…
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Jerry Maguire

You actually have to hand it to the movie Jerry Maguire, for being one of the very rare films to have the sports scenes to appeal to the men, and the romantic comedy elements to appeal to women. That in itself made it easy to see why this was a major hit, but what of the titular character? Tom Cruise (who does not enough credit for being a very good actor) stars as Maguire; a Sports Agent who has become disillusioned with the profession and the lack of humanity within it. Really, that is the core of the film, watching…
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Jimmy Dugan

“There’s no crying in Baseball!”   That line alone could vault Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks) into our Contributors section of the Hall. Decades later, it is still quoted on Baseball broadcasts and diamonds across the world. Hanks was perfect comedic testosterone in the film, and was able to bring other dimensions to the movie, without taking away from the true stars of the film, the women.
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Jimmy McGinty

Gene Hackman looked like a Head Coach with his Tom Landry like hat, and his TV ready clichés, but he was not given that much to work with as Jimmy McGinty, the Head Coach of the Washington Sentinels. We will say this, he looked and sounded the part which is better than half of the coaches on the silver screen, but when this is not even his best performance as a coach (see Hoosiers) we have to wonder what his chances seriously are. The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: The Replacements (2000) Actor: Gene Hackman Role Portrayed: Head Coach of the…
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John Gillon

You know that you are an evil character when after you lose at the end of the film, even your own son says you deserved it. Though not a lot of people saw Diggstown, but those who did would have witnessed a man who made his money through some of the most nefarious sports related means possible. Gillon bet against his hometown hero, Charles Macum Diggs, and ensured that the boxer would not win by drugging him in between rounds; rendering Diggs a vegetable for his remaining days. Dern, was equally ruthless and creepy, and it was one of the…
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John Kreese

“Surrender is not in our creed”. This was the rallying cry for John Kreese, the Vietnam Vet turned sensei that ran the Cobra Kai dojo. That all sounded cool, but membership apparently was exclusive to Southern California rich kids, and his best student lost to a 30 year old teenager who was taught karate in a few weeks by painting a house. Now put that into perspective, shall we? The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: The Karate Kid (1984) The Karate Kid II (1986) The Karate Kid III (1989) Actor: Martin Kove Role Portrayed: Sensei of the Cobra Kai Dojo Why…
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Ken Reeves

We have no problem that saying that we loved the Ken Reeves character on “The White Shadow”. Usually, the authority figure is not what we enjoy, but Reeves was not a teacher who was belittled by his students, but one who instilled fear and respect and was a former athlete (with the Chicago Bulls). Reeves was involved in every episode of the White Shadow, and as the lead role in the first real sports drama on television, we can easily Coach Ken Reeves as an early entry to the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame in our Contributor Division.  Frankly, he…
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Kevin MacArthur

Although he is an Assistant District Attorney, Kevin MacArthur always came off a little weak to us, as his Fantasy League Team was basically run by his wife, and his unemployed brother constantly took advantage of him. Seems a little weak doesn’t it? The Bullet Points: TV Show Appeared: The League (2009-) Actor: Stephen Rannazzisi Role Portrayed: Fantasy Football Team Owner Why you should vote for him: He is the “glue” guy of the League who seems to bring everyone together. Why you should not vote for him: The same for all “League” characters; this is a hit on a…
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