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

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The Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame announces the Finalists for the 2017 Class. This will be the fourth class of the hall's existence.

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 now been been reduced to 20 Fictional Athletes, 10 Fictional Contributors and 3 Veterans for the Semi-Final Round.

The Finalists for each respective category are as follows:

The 20 Fictitious Athlete Semi-Finalists are:

Al Bundy (Married…With Children)
Al Czervik (Caddyshack)
Alex Moran (Blue Mountain State)
Bobby Boucher (The Waterboy)
Brian “Smash” Parker (Friday Night Lights)
Bud (Air Bud)
Bugs Bunny (Space Jam)
Clubber Lang (Rocky III)
Daniel LaRusso (The Karate Kid)
Dottie Hinson (A League of Their Own)
Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump)
Jackie Moon (Semi-Pro)
Kenny Powers (Eastbound and Down)
Paul “Wrecking” Crewe (The Longest Yard, 1974)
Peter LaFleur (Dodgeball)
Ricky Bobby (Talladega Nights)
Sam Malone (Cheers)
Shane Falco (The Replacements)
Tim Riggins (Friday Night Lights)
Willie “Mays” Hays (Major League)

The 10 Fictitious Contributors Semi-Finalists are:

Coach Klein (The Waterboy)
Hayden Fox (Coach)
Jimmy Dugan (A League of Their Own)
Lou Brown (Major League)
Mickey Goldmill (Rocky, Rocky II & Rocky III)
Morris Buttermaker (The Bad News Bears)
Norman Dale (Hoosiers)
Patches O’Houlihan (Dodgeball)
Ray Kinsella (Field of Dreams)
The Gopher (Caddyshack)

The 3 Fictitious Veterans are:

Guffy McGovern (Angels in the Outfield)
Huxley College (Horse Feathers)
Joe Boyd/Joe Hart (Damn! Yankees)

Online voting can be found here:

The Finalists for all three categories will be announced on December 20, 2017.

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