We announce the Finalists for our Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame

We announce the Finalists for our Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame
21 Nov
2021
Not in Hall of Fame

One of our pet projects, the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the Finalists for the Class of 2021, which will be the 7th full class.  

The Semi-Finalists were decided by all of you, after being pared down from other 500 Preliminary Nominees.

There are three wings in the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame:

The Fictitious Athlete wing, whose members are: Rocky Balboa (The Rocky series), Roy Hobbs (The Natural), Crash Avis (Bull Durham), Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn (Major League), Happy Gilmore (Happy Gilmore), Reggie Dunlop (Slap Shot), The Hanson Brothers (Slap Shot), Charlie Conway (The Mighty Ducks) Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez (The Sandlot), Apollo Creed (Rocky), Willie “Mays” Hayes (Major League), Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump), Bobby Boucher (The Waterboy), Paul “Wrecking” Crewe (The Longest Yard), Dottie Hinson (A League of Their Own), Daniel LaRusso (The Karate Kid), Clubber Lang (Rocky), Ivan Drago (Rocky), “Fast” Eddie Felson (The Hustler & The Color of Money, Al Bundy (Married...with Children), Homer Simpson (The Simpsons) and Johnny Lawrence (The Karate Kid and Cobra Kai).

The Fictitious Contributor wing, whose members are: Harry Doyle (Major League), Carl Spackler (Caddyshack), Mr. Miyagi (The Karate Kid), Chubbs Peterson (Happy Gilmore), Gordon Bombay (The Mighty Ducks), Mickey Goldmill (Rocky), Morris Buttermaker (The Bad News Bears), Coach Ernie Pantusso (Cheers), Adrian Balboa (Rocky), Jimmy Dugan (A League of Their Own), and the Gopher (Caddyshack)

The Fictitious Veteran wing, whose members are: Andy “Champ” Purcell (The Champ), Dennis Ryan (Take Me Out to the Ball Game), Guffy McGovern (Angels in the Outfield), Huxley College (Horse Feathers), Sport Goofy (Disney) and Joe Hardy/Joe Boyd (Damn Yankees).

The Fictitious Athlete Semi-Finalists are:

Adonis Creed (Creed and Creed II).  The son of former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Apollo Creed, Adonis became the World Heavyweight Champion himself.  This is the most “recent” Finalist, and has returned to last round for the second straight year.

Al Czervik (Caddyshack).  Czervik was a Finalist last year for the first time, and his win over the “snobs” at Bushwood Country Club is still golf legend.

“All the Way” Mae Mordabito (A League of Their Own).  Mordabito played at Centerfield for the Rockford Peaches, and was the team’s leadoff hitter.  This is her first time as a Finalist.

Chazz Michael Michaels (Blades of Glory).  CMM was a star solo figure skater who found a second life as a pair skater with his former adversary.  This is also a former Finalist.

Greg Goldberg (The Mighty Ducks Trilogy).  Every great hockey dynasty needs a great Goalie.  Goldberg was good enough, and great at the one-liners.  Goldberg is a Finalist for the first time.

Jack Elliott (Mr. Baseball).  Elliott was a fading star for the Detroit Tigers and was traded to the Tokyo Giants, where he had last kick at the can.  This is the first time he made it as a Finalist.

Jake Taylor (Major League).  Taylor was the hero with a bunt in the first Major League, where the veteran Catcher of the Cleveland Indians was the on-field leader of the rags to riches story.  He would later become their interim manager, and he is a five-time Semi-Finalist, and now a two-time Finalist.

Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski (The Big Lebowski).  A pot smoking slacker who loves bowling?  Sounds good to us!  The Dude has been a Finalist twice before.

Jimmy Chitwood (Hoosiers).  Chitwood was the star basketball player at Hickory High whom without the Norman Dale led team would not have won the Indiana State tournament in 1957.  Chitwood has been a Finalist once before.

Lee (Enter the Dragon).  Lee qualifies as he participates in what was the most unorganized martial arts tournament in memory.  This is his third time as a Finalist.

Peter LaFleur (Dodgeball).  LaFleur led his Average Joe’s Gym team to a win in the Dodgeball Open in Las Vegas.  He is now a three-time Finalist.

Randy “The Ram” Robinson (The Wrestler).  Robinson is an aging pro wrestler barely hanging on.  He was a Finalist three years ago.

Ricky Bobby (Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby).  NASCAR legend, Ricky Bobby has been a Finalist two times before.

Roy McAvoy (Tin Cup):  A three-time Semi-Finalist, and now one-time Finalist, McAvoy is a club pro who finally made it to a PGA event.

Sam Malone (Cheers):  Malone pitched for the Boston Red Sox for five seasons in a relief pitcher capacity.  “Mayday” is now a four-time Finalist. 

You can vote for them here.

The Fictitious Athlete Contributors are:

 

Annie Savoy (Bull Durham):  Savoy was the longtime muse for many a minor league baseball player who was played for the Durham Bulls.  She is a former Finalist, and had at least been a Semi-Finalist every year.

Caretaker (The Longest Yard ’05):  The Chris Rock version is a Finalist for the first time after four straight years as a Semi-Finalist.

Frank Drebin (The Naked Gun):  The. Detective from the Police Squad in L.A. pretended to be a Major League Umpire, while on the case.  He was a Semi-Finalist last year, and a first-time Finalist.

Frankie Dunn (Million Dollar Baby):  Dunn trained many a boxer, and he broke his own rules to coach his first female.

Hayden Fox (Coach):  Fox is a four-time Finalist and the former Head Coach at Minnesota State.

Irv Blitzer (Cool Runnings):  While there was a Jamaican Bobsled Team at the 1988 Olympics, there was no Irv Blitzer, but in the world of film, he existed, and coached them to respectability in Calgary.  This is his first time as a Finalist.

Jerry Maguire (Jerry Maguire):  The most known sports agent in the fictitious world has been a Finalist twice before.   

Lou Brown (Major League):  Brown went from managing the Toledo Mudhens and landed the job as the Cleveland Indians Manager.  He has been a Finalist once before.

Norman Dale (Hoosiers):  Dale is a four-time Finalist and he led the small town Hickory High to a state championship in 1957.

Paulie Pennino (Rocky):  Paulie is a friend, cornerman and brother-in-law to former Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Rocky Balboa.  He is now a three-time Finalist.

Terrence Mann (Field of Dreams):  An important counter-culture writer of the 1960s, Mann is a disaffected baseball fan who travels with Kinsella to his Iowa baseball diamond.  This is his first time as a Finalist.

You can vote for them here.

The Fictitious Athlete Veterans are:

Harold Lamb (The Freshman):  Lamb played college football for Tate University, and the undersized talent got the girl at the end.

Greta Muller (One in a Million):  Muller was an Olympic figure skater, which had to be a stretch for Sonja Henie to play.

Velvet Brown (National Velvet):  Brown won the steeplechase but sexism of her day meant she had to pretend to be male.

You can vote for them here.

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