The Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame Announces the Semi-Finalists for the 2017 Class.

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The 2017 Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame has announced the Semi-Finalists for the 2017 class. This is the third full year of existence of The Fictitious Athlete Hall, which celebrates the best fictional athletes of film, television and print.

The Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame

Last December, The Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame announced it’s third full class as voted by a one year long vote by the public.

That class comprised Apollo Creed (Rocky), Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez (The Sandlot) and Charlie Conway (The Mighty Ducks) and they joined previous inductees; The Hanson Brothers (Slap Shot), Reggie Dunlop (Slap Shot), Happy Gilmore (Happy Gilmore), Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn (Major League), Crash Davis (Bull Durham), Roy Hobbs (The Natural) and Rocky Balboa, the inaugural inductee.

Like in previous years, the opening round began with over 300 Fictional Athletes and over 100 Contributors, which has been reduced to 50 Fictional Athletes, 25 Fictional Contributors and 5 Veterans for the Semi-Final Round.

The Semi-Finalists for each respective category are as follows:

The 50 Fictitious Athlete Semi-Finalists are:
A.C. Slater (Saved by the Bell)
Adonis Creed (Creed)
Al Bundy (Married…With Children)
Al Czervik (Caddyshack)
“All the Way” May Mordabito
Alex Moran (Blue Mountain State)
Amanda Whurtlitzer (The Bad News Bears)
Anakin Skywalker (Star Wars: Episode I)
“Big Ern” Ernie McCracken (Kingpin)
Billy Chapel (For Love of the Game)
Bobby Boucher (The Waterboy)
Brian “Smash” Parker (Friday Night Lights)
Bud (Air Bud)
Bugs Bunny (Space Jam)
Charles Jefferson (Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
Chazz Michael Michaels (Blades of Glory)
Clubber Lang (Rocky III)
Cole Trickle (Days of Thunder)
Daniel LaRusso (The Karate Kid)
Dave “Killer” Carlson (Slap Shot)
Dean Youngblood (Youngblood)
Dottie Hinson (A League of Their Own)
Doug Remer (BASEketball)
Doug “The Thug” Glatt (Goon)
Drederick Tatum (The Simpsons)
Ebby Calvin “Nuke” LaLoosh (Bull Durham)
“Fast” Eddie Felson (The Hustler & The Color of Money)
Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump)
Frederick “Ogre” Palowaski (Revenge of the Nerds)
Greg Goldberg (The Mighty Ducks)
Henry Rowengartner (Rookie of the Year)
Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)
Ivan Drago (Rocky IV)
Jackie Moon (Semi-Pro)
Jake Taylor (Major League)
Jesus Shuttlesworth (He Got Game)
Joe Cooper (BASEketball)
Jon Moxon (Varsity Blues)
Kelly Leak (The Bad News Bears)
Kenny Powers (Eastbound and Down)
Lee (Enter the Dragon)
Paul “Wrecking” Crewe (The Longest Yard, 1974)
Pedro Cerrano (Major League)
Peter LaFleur (Dodgeball)
Ricky Bobby (Talladega Nights)
Roy “Tin Cup” McAvoy (Tin Cup)
Sam Malone (Cheers)
Shane Falco (The Replacements)
Tim Riggins (Friday Night Lights)
Willie “Mays” Hays (Major League)

The 25 Fictitious Contributors Semi-Finalists are:
Adrian Balboa (Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV & Rocky V)
Annie Savoy (Bull Durham)
Cameron Tucker (Modern Family)
Caretaker ’74 (The Longest Yard)
Cassidy (The Wrestler)
Coach Ben Fredericks (Freaks and Geeks)
Coach Klein (The Waterboy)
Frankie Dunn (Million Dollar Baby)
Hayden Fox (Coach)
Jerry Maguire (Jerry Maguire)
Jimmy Dugan (A League of Their Own)
Ken Reeves (The White Shadow)
Lacey Underall (Caddyshack)
Lou Brown (Major League)
Mickey Goldmill (Rocky, Rocky II & Rocky III)
Morris Buttermaker (The Bad News Bears)
Mr. Larsen (Happy Gilmore)
Norman Dale (Hoosiers)
Patches O’Houlihan (Dodgeball)
Pepper Brooks (Dodgeball)
Paulie Pennino (Rocky)
Ray Kinsella (Field of Dreams)
Terrence Mann (Field of Dreams)
The Gopher (Caddyshack)
Wilbur “Shooter” Flatch (Hoosiers)

The 5 Fictitious Veterans are:
Guffy McGovern (Angels in the Outfield)
Harold Lamb (The Freshman)
Huxley College (Horse Feathers)
Joe Boyd/Joe Hart (Damn! Yankees)
Luis “Mountain” Rivera (Requiem for a Heavyweight)

The top fifteen Athletes, the top ten Contributors and the top three Veterans will advance to the Final Round.

The Finalists for all three categories will be announced on August 30, 2017.

The Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame, along with its sister site, The Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is part of Notinhalloffame.com, a pop culture/sports website that first launched in 2009.

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