Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame

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Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame
The Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame logo.jpg
Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame logo
FounderKirk Buchner
Members
27 characters
16 Athletes
7 Contributors
4 Veterans

The Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame began in 2013.[1][2][3]

There are two criteria for nomination to be inducted into the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame: the character must be a fictitious athlete or athletic supporting role appearing after 1970. In 2015 a "veterans" category was opened, which accepts nominees from before 1970.

Voting in the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame is public. There are three rounds of voting each year: one preliminary vote to narrow the field, a second vote to refine the nominees, and a final vote to determine the inductees.

Inaugural induction[edit]

Rocky Balboa, from the Rocky film series, was chosen as the inaugural induction to start the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame.[4]

2014 inductions[edit]

In 2014, three fictional athletes and one contributor were selected.[5][6][7][8][9]

The athletes were:

The contributor was:

2015 inductions[edit]

In 2015, the Veteran category was introduced to include those fictional characters who appeared in movies before 1970.[10]

Five fictional athletes, two contributors, and one veteran were selected.[11][12]

The athletes were:

The contributors were:

The veteran was:

2016 inductions[edit]

Three fictional athletes, two contributors, and one veteran were selected.

The athletes were:

The contributors were:

The veteran was:

2017 inductions[edit]

Three fictional athletes, one contributor, and one veteran were selected.

The athletes were:

The contributor was:

The veteran was:

2018 inductions[edit]

Three fictional athletes, one contributor, and one veteran were selected.

The athletes were:

The contributor was:

The veteran was:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Radley, Scott (September 27, 2016). "RADLEY: A Hall of Fame natural". The Hamilton Spectator. MetroLand Media.
  2. ^ Gillard, Troy. "More On Sports". More On Sports – 106.7 The Drive (starts at 18:00). 106.7 FM Radio.
  3. ^ "Rocky Balboa named the first inductee to the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame". Press King. November 20, 2013.
  4. ^ Greene, Jerry (May 2, 2015). "Fictitious Hall has a lot of character(s)". Orlando Sentinel. Orlando Sentinel.
  5. ^ "Ep. 13: Kirk Buchner, Curator: Fictional Athlete HOF, Debate Greatest Movie Athletes Ever". SoundCloud. Permission Granted Podcast.
  6. ^ Perry, Dwight (December 7, 2014). "Where Is the Love for Gus the Kicking Mule?". The Seattle Times. Archived from the original on November 15, 2018.
  7. ^ Froberg, Tim (December 24, 2014). "Fictitious sports world filled with classic characters". The Post-Crescent.
  8. ^ Krah, Steve (December 2, 2014). "Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame welcomes "Crash" Davis, Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn and Roy Hobbs". The Elkhart Truth. The Elkhart Truth.
  9. ^ Clinton, Jared (December 30, 2014). "The five greatest silver screen hockey stars of all-time". The Hockey News.
  10. ^ "The Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame announces the Finalists for the 2015 Class". PR Newswire. PR Newswire.
  11. ^ Wallace, Fred (January 4, 2016). "Hansons Headline Hall Inductees". Bayshore Broadcasting. Bayshore Broadcasting.
  12. ^ Mitchell, Kevin (January 3, 2016). "The best sporting quotes of 2015..." Vernon Morning Star. Vernon Morning Star.

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