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Kevin O'Shea

Kevin O’Shea is on the ballot because we respect that he is a former Heisman Trophy winner…and is also Al Bundy. However we are still trying to wrap our heads around him being outcoached by Seymour from Little Shop of Horrors even though he had a clearly superior team. Oh wait; he channeled Al Bundy. Now it makes sense. The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: Little Giants (1999) Actor: Ed O’Neill Role Portrayed: Pop Warner Head Coach of Urbana, OH Why you should vote for him: We will play the Heisman card. Why you should not vote for him: He lost…
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Lightning Conlon

Every boxing movie needs a trainer right? Following in the vein of Mickey Goldmill, Rocky…er…Razor Sharp’s trainer is a crusty old codger, though this one has a better sense of humor. What that means for this Hall isn’t a whole lot, as the film will likely struggle to get an inductee of any kind. The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: Grudge Match (2013) Actor: Alan Arkin Role Portrayed: Boxing Trainer Why You Should Vote For Him: Arkin was likable, and knows how to nail the curmudgeon with the heart of gold as well as anyone. Why You Should Not Vote For…
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Lil' Penny

We have no problem making the argument that Lil’ Penny actually might be more remembered than the real Penny Hardaway. The commercials were a mid-90’s phenom, and achieved a significant following; a rare feat for any commercial series. Voiced by Chris Rock, there has been talk about resurrecting the puppet; which would be great news to Penny; who probably has nothing else to do.
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Lou Brown

Usually when you have a great wise manager/coach in a sports film, they don’t open up with his first line being “Tire World”. Still, the longtime Manager of the Toledo Mud Hens transferred his skills and lunchbox ethos cross the I-90 to Cleveland, where his motivational skills and ability to urinate on a contract was a perfect match for his keen judge of talent. Now, why couldn’t he remain the manager throughout the film in the sequel? The Bullet Points: Movies Appeared: Major League (1989) Major League 2 (1994) Actor: James Gammon Role Portrayed: Manager of the Cleveland Indians Why…
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Luther Van Dam

At what point can a man as stupid as Luther Van Dam become the Defensive Coordinator of a Division I College Football Program? Jerry Van Dyke’s portrayal of Van Dam shows us a man with the intelligence of a coffee table who can somehow manages to understand the complexity of a 4-3 Defence. Actually, at no point do we recall a scene that shows what has to be the skills of a football savant, or even someone who could figure out a remote control. The Bullet Points: TV Show Appeared: Coach (1989-97) Actor: Jerry Van Dyke Role Portrayed: Defensive Coordinator…
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Lynn Wells

As we have stated, we are not always the biggest fans of “girlfriends” in sports movies, but we will say that we did enjoy Rene Russo, as Lynn Wells, a past girlfriend of Jake Taylor (Tom Bereneger) who at least has to be wooed back. We will also say that this was Rene Russo at the apex of her hotness. The Bullet Points: Movies Appeared: Major League (1989) Major League 2 (1994) Actor: Rene Russo Role Portrayed: Former Girlfriend of Indians Catcher, Jake Taylor Why You Should Vote For Her: She was very hot in this role at this time.…
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M. Harry Smilac

Dirk Benedict has been a guilty pleasure of ours no matter what he did. We loved him as Starbuck in the original Battlestar Galactica, as “Face” in the A-Team and yes as….the slimy M. Harry Smilac in the Wrestling film, Body Slam. It may not be a great film, but it was fun and we have no problem nominating someone who has no real shot for our Fictitious Hall…just to placate our 80’s cult hero. The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: Body Slam (1986) Actor: Dirk Benedict Role Portrayed: Professional Wrestling Manager Why you should vote for him: We will play…
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Madison Bell

Ah, the stalker. Not exactly the best “contributor” per say, but one that is a common in modern sports and will probably fuel future sports, we have the “obsessed fan”. At least here in the 2002 attempted horror film, “Swimfan”, we have a nominee that is borderline hot. Seriously, that is all we got!          The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: Swimfan (2002) Actor: Erika Christensen Role Portrayed: Obsessed Swim fan Why You Should Vote For Her: Not really sure. Well, she was cute. Why You Should Not Vote For Her: If Robert DeNiro is struggling to get inducted as an…
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Marvin Lazar

As much as Tony Curtis had a career that may have rivaled Walter Matheau, the drop off from Morris Buttermaker to Marvin Lazar was like the drop off in talent from Kelly Leak to one of those short Mexican kids. As a slimy opportunistic agent, Curtis used the Bad News Bears for his own gain, and other than a scene against Japanese wrestling legend Antonio Inoki, it was not exactly a role worth remembering, The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: The Bad News Bears go to Japan (1978) Actor: Tony Curtis Role Portrayed: Manager/Agent of the Bad News Bears Why you…
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Max Corkle

Although it was a little difficult to believe that the closest friend of the backup Quarterback was the Head Trainer of the team, we did enjoy the sweet role of Max Corkle (Jack Warden) as the only mortal aware of the true identity of Warren Beatty’s character. Jack Warden was at his nicest and was perfect as the everyman who helped out the new maverick owner of the Los Angeles Rams become its starting Quarterback. Sure, the believability scale has to be morphed, but someone had to be that liaison between the afterlife and present, and why not Jack Warden?…
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Mickey Goldmill

According to the bio of Mickey Goldmill, he had a spectacular record of 72 and 1, with 70 by way of Knockout; which incidentally was a much better record than his famed protégé, Rocky Balboa, who had a myriad of losses prior to facing Apollo Creed in Philadelphia. The Jewish pugilist claimed that he knocked a guy out of the ring on the same night that Luis Firpo did the same to Jack Dempsey, and stated that since he had no manager, he never got noticed, nor did he get a chance. Mickey considered Rocky to be a good fighter,…
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Mickey Gordon

After Mr. Saturday Night and City Slickers II, Billy Crystal continued the trifecta of misses with “Forget Paris”, a romantic comedy where he played an NBA Referee. As much as we did like the cameos with NBA players and subconsciously wish we could have thrown out Kareem in a game, this was a movie where sports fans would fast forward to the few good parts; ie: on the court. Since there were not that many of those, it was actually pretty quick to get through. We know we aren’t the only ones who did that with this movie. The Bullet…
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Mike Leak

We think we can up with three reasons to vote for Mike Leak, the father of the Bears best player, Kelly Leak, and the “interim” manager of the California Bears. 1. Somehow, he set up a batting order which allowed his best player (Kelly) to be in the batting order multiple times. 2. He taught Chachi’s useless brother how to pitch. 3. He orchestrated “Let Them Play” We’re done. The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (1977) Actor: William Devane Role Portrayed: Manager of the Bad News Bears Why you should vote for him: Like…
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Molly McGrath

This is another tough one for us. The critics may have disagreed, but we enjoyed the Football film, Wildcats. The gimmick behind it was that the head coach was a woman, but not a tough as nails one; no the diminutive, cute and perky Goldie Hawn. For the younger generation, try and picture her daughter, Kate Hudson, as a Football Coach in a film. What’s that? Can’t picture it?   Same rule here, for as much as they tried to make it believable, even a shred of rational thought would tell you that an 80’s ghetto school would not have a…
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Morris Buttermaker

Perhaps the only manager perfect for untalented foul mouthed kids is a drunken former minor league pitcher turned pool cleaner. Morris Buttermaker was not the role model you wanted your kids to learn baseball (or anything else) from, but watching him with other people’s kids was a guilty delight. If any “contributor” from the Bad News Bears trilogy gets in, this should be the one. The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: The Bad News Bears (1976) Actor: Walter Mattheau Role Portrayed: Manager of the Bad News Bears Why you should vote for him: We would vote for him just for that…
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Mr. Larson

Mr. Larson is only on this ballot because we got a kick out of seeing Jaws with a giant nail in his head. Actually, we found it fascinating how even how in his weakened state (he noticeably used a cane) he was a terrifying presence. There are only a handful of men who can do that. The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: Happy Gilmore (1996) Actor: Richard Kiel Role Portrayed: Former Employer Why you should vote for him: Some would say that he is known more for this than his iconic James Bond role. Why you should not vote for him:…
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Nate Scarborough

Like every Longest Yard character which was duplicated, it is impossible to avoid looking at both versions. In this case we like both Nate Scarboroughs, though there is something colossally cool about Michael Conrad and old school toughness he brought to the role. However, in his case, Conrad had the misfortune of having his character covered by one of the film originals (Burt Reynolds who played the QB in the original) take on the Scarborough role and perhaps stealing both films. This is why we have a ballot, as we are very curious to see which Nate Scarborough gets better…
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Nate Scarborough

A lot of people did not want to see the Longest Yard remade as many (and count us in that) thought that this was a Mount Rushmore character (The others being Jack Horner, the Bandit and Gator McKlusky) for cinematic superstar, Burt Reynolds. However, with a shift in tone, and Reynolds recast as Nate Scarborough, Reynolds again hit it out of the park as the former Heisman Trophy winner facing life in jail. Some would say that he eclipsed the original Scarborough, and by the end of the movie, many forgot that he was Paul Crewe in the original.  …
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Niko

Although Bas Rutten had limited acting experience, we enjoyed him as the Niko, the Mixed Martial Arts instructor for Scott Voss (Kevin James) in “Here Comes the Boom”. It felt natural, had good comedic moments and was better than most supporting roles in Hollywood. We can’t see him doing much else, but he did a great job in what will probably be his biggest role ever. The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: Here Comes the Boom (2012) Actor: Bas Rutten Role Portrayed: Scott Voss’ MMA Instructor Why you should vote for him: It was one of the most natural performances we…
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Norman Dale

There are times when we want to institute a “Gene Hackman Rule” which basically means if you see his name in the opening credits, you know the movie won’t stink (or at least he will give it a redeeming quality).   This isn’t to say that Hoosiers would not have worked with someone else cast as Coach Norman Dale, but don’t you buy Hackman as a sage sports authority figure before he even utters a word? Norman Dale was a lot more than just a coach. He was a student himself, learning from past mistakes (he was fired from Ithaca after…
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Oscar Arguella

Oscar Arguella was not much of a baseball player, and the talent he did have was wasted.  He was given another chance by his then Manager, Al Luongo, to become a Scout and through hard work and introspection he worked his way up to General Managers position of the San Diego Padres, a team in which Luongo still Manages.  (How long has he Luongo been with San Diego?)
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Patches O'Houlihan

As far as we can tell this is the lone entry on the ballot where we have two actors portraying the same role, where we have a young Patches O’Houlihan (Hank Azaria) and a much older one played by Rip Torn. O’Houlihan was a seven time ADAA All-Star, who taught potential Dodgeball participants the five rules of Dodgeball: Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive and Dodge (again). O’Houlihan’s teaching (including throwing wrenches at his protégés) helped the Average Joe’s win the Las Vegas ending, though not before he met his end in what had to the most ironic film death of all-time.…
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Paul Ashworth

In the original British (and superior) film, Fever Pitch, we are introduced to Paul Ashworth, a diehard Arsenal fan who is forced to modify his love of his beloved Premiership team with that of his new girlfriend. We are fans of the “Gunners” here, so we had to make sure this made the ballot. Seriously, anyone but Liverpool! The Bullet Points: Movie Appeared: Fever Pitch (1997) Actor: Colin Firth Role Portrayed: Arsenal superfan Why You Should Vote For Him: Only if you can identify with superfandom. Why You Should Not Vote For Him: Whether you saw this or not, does…
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