From the Desk of the Chairman http://www.notinhalloffame.com Wed, 26 Jun 2019 15:13:22 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb The 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Class will be loaded http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/9812-the-2020-basketball-hall-of-fame-class-will-be-loaded http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/9812-the-2020-basketball-hall-of-fame-class-will-be-loaded The 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Class will be loaded
Now that the NBA Finals are over and the 2018/19 Season has officially been brought to a close, we can turn our attention to what we always do here at Notinhalloffame.com, look at the next Basketball Hall of Fame Class! People who thought the 2018 Hall of Fame class was stacked, with Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, Grant Hill, and Ray Allen, will gawk at the 2020 eligibles say Paruk from SBD. The top-three players in this class -- Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant, and Kevin Garnett -- are arguably the three most-accomplished players ever to become eligible at the same time. The trio has 11 NBA titles and 48 All-Star Game nods between them, and they are all 100%, iron-clad locks to be inducted in their first year of eligibility. Every single one of them is bona fide headliners but if you are looking for a quadruple threat like 2018 remember that the forced end of Chris Bosh’s career in 2016 makes him also Hall of Fame eligible for 2020 and he too has a first ballot resume. Even with the retirements this year of Dwyane Wade, Dirk Nowitzki and Tony Parker (all of whom will be eligible for the Class of 2023) we may never see a more loaded group in any Basketball Hall of Fame Class. We will go one step further and state that this is the most star-studded group of any North American Athletic Hall of Fame Class in the 21stCentury. One thing is for sure is that this will be the hottest Hall of Fame ticket of any kind in the year of 2020!
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Sat, 15 Jun 2019 06:58:52 +0000
The Top Contenders for 2019 Baseball World Series http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/9776-the-top-contenders-for-2019-baseball-world-series http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/9776-the-top-contenders-for-2019-baseball-world-series The Top Contenders for 2019 Baseball World Series
There are a but a few sporting events that have such a massive following in the western world as the Baseball World Series. Just like the NBA is to basketball and the NFL to football, Major League Baseball has tremendous appeal not only in The United States of America but also in countries such as Canada and Japan.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Thu, 06 Jun 2019 15:15:52 +0000
Awards=HOF? Part Thirty-Three: The Babe Ruth Award http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/9768-awards-hof-part-thirty-three-the-babe-ruth-award http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/9768-awards-hof-part-thirty-three-the-babe-ruth-award Awards=HOF?  Part Thirty-Three: The Babe Ruth Award
We here at Notinhalloffame.com thought it would be fun to take a look at the major awards in North American team sports and see how it translates into Hall of Fame potential. Needless to say, different awards in different sports yield hall of fame potential.  In basketball, the team sport with the least number of players on a roster, the dividend for greatness much higher.  In baseball, it is not as much as a great individual season does not have the same impact. For our next selection we look at the Babe Ruth Award, which until 2007 only constituted the MVP of the World Series, which may seem like overkill considering it is secondary to the World Series MVP, which is awarded right after the World Series.  The Babe Ruth Award is given a few weeks after.  Incidentally, the Babe Ruth Award is older than the World Series MVP, but as it is not sanctioned by Major League Baseball it is not considered nearly as prestigious, but we aren’t letting that stop us here at Notinhalloffame.com! So, how many Babe Ruth Award winners have been enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame? Let’s find out! The following are the past players who have won the Babe Ruth Award in the MLB who are eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame and have been enshrined. Phil Rizzuto, New York Yankees (1951) The first Hall of Famer who was also a Babe Ruth Award winner is fittingly a New York Yankee.  Phil Rizzuto played his entire career with the Yankees and he would win the World Series seven times, this being his fifth.  In the Fall Classic, “Scooter” would bat .320 with 8 Hits and a Home Run in New York’s six game win over their crosstown rival, the New York Giants.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1994. Johnny Mize, New York Yankees (1952) The Yankees would generate their fourth (in four) straight Babe Ruth winner and this one is especially sweet.  Mize was very late in his career and was a bench player at this stage but he was still clutch and in the 1952 World Series five game win over the Brooklyn Dodgers, he batted .400 with 3 Home Runs and 6 Runs Batted In. He would only play one more year in the Majors.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1981. Bill Mazeroski, Pittsburgh Pirates (1960) Bill Mazeroski batted .320 in the World Series with a pair of Home…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Tue, 04 Jun 2019 14:48:29 +0000
Awards=HOF? Part Thirty-Two: Pro Bowl MVP http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/9640-awards-hof-part-thirty-two-pro-bowl-mvp http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/9640-awards-hof-part-thirty-two-pro-bowl-mvp Awards=HOF?  Part Thirty-Two: Pro Bowl MVP
We here at Notinhalloffame.com thought it would be fun to take a look at the major awards in North American team sports and see how it translates into Hall of Fame potential. Needless to say, different awards in different sports yield hall of fame potential.  In basketball, the team sport with the least amount of players on a roster, the dividend for greatness much higher.  In baseball, it is not as much as a great individual season does not have the same impact. For our next selection we look at the Pro Bowl MVP, which admittedly does not mean so much as the game is not exactly hotly contested but you have to be a really good player to get there.  How many of these past winners have made the Pro Football Hall of Fame? Let’s find out! But before we do that… Usually when we isolate the winner, we mention the accomplishments of the year.  We will do that in addition to what transpired in the Pro Bowl Game itself…if there is any reason to in this annual dud of a game. The following are the past players who have been named the Pro Bowl MVP in the NFL who are eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and have been enshrined. Otto Graham, Cleveland Browns (1950) The Pro Bowl was resurrected after last being played in the form of an All Star Game in 1942.  Graham had just taken the Cleveland Browns to the NFL Championship and was a First Team All Pro the three years before.  The Browns were previously in the AAFC and had won the title the last four years.  This was the icing on the cake that showed that the Cleveland Browns belonged in the NFL and Graham was one of the game’s biggest stars.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1965. Chuck Bednarik, Philadelphia Eagles (1953) This was Chuck Bednarik fourth of eight Pro Bowls and he had already helped the Philadelphia Eagles win the NFL Championship as a rookie in 1949. He was a two way player (one of the last who did so regularly and “Concrete Charlie” was also a First Team All Pro six times.  He helped the Eagles win the title again in 1960.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1967. Ollie Matson, Chicago Cardinals (1955) In his first five seasons in the NFL, Matson was a Pro Bowler and a First Team All Prom this being the third year…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Sat, 04 May 2019 07:59:00 +0000
Awards=HOF? Part Thirty-One: The Calder Trophy http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/9587-awards-hof-part-thirty-one-the-calder-trophy http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/9587-awards-hof-part-thirty-one-the-calder-trophy Awards=HOF?  Part Thirty-One: The Calder Trophy
We here at Notinhalloffame.com thought it would be fun to take a look at the major awards in North American team sports and see how it translates into Hall of Fame potential. Needless to say, different awards in different sports yield hall of fame potential.  In basketball, the team sport with the least amount of players on a roster, the dividend for greatness much higher.  In baseball, it is not as much as a great individual season does not have the same impact. For our next selection we go back to the National Hockey League with the Calder Trophy, which is awarded annually to the league’s top rookie. Does being a top rookie put you in line for the Hockey Hall of Fame? Let’s find out! The following are the past players who have won the Calder Trophy in the NHL who are eligible for the Hockey Hall of Fame and have been enshrined. Syl Apps, Toronto Maple Leafs (1937) 16 Goals, 29 Assists, 45 Points, 6.1 Point Shares.  This is off to an excellent start at Syl Apps would lead the National Hockey League in Assists as a Rookie and he built on that to be named a post season All Star five times.  More importantly for Apps and the Maple Leafs he would help them win three Stanley Cups and he would retire as a Point per Game player.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1961. Frank Brimsek, Boston Bruins (1939) 33 Wins, 9 Losses 1 Tie, 1.56 GAA, 11.3 Goalie Point Shares.  Very few players had a start to their career like Frank Brimsek as not only was the Calder Trophy winner, he also was the Vezina Trophy winner, a First Team All Star and he took the Boston Bruins to the Stanley Cup.  The native of Eveleth, Minnesota would lead the Bruins to another Cup win in 1941 and he was also a Vezina Trophy winner in 1942.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1966. Edgar Laprade, New York Rangers (1946) 15 Goals, 19 Assists 34 Points, 2.9 Point Shares.  Edgar Laprade played his entire career with the New York Rangers and he would finish third in Lady Byng balloting that year.  He would win the Lady Byng in the 1949/50 season. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1993. Terry Sawchuk, Detroit Red Wings (1951) 44 Wins, 13 Losses 13 Ties, 1.56 GAA, 17.0 Goalie Point Shares. In what would be a huge opening year, Terry Sawchuk would lead the…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Sun, 07 Apr 2019 22:03:01 +0000
Four possible clashes that could take place in the Super Bowl http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/9421-four-possible-clashes-that-could-take-place-in-the-super-bowl http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/9421-four-possible-clashes-that-could-take-place-in-the-super-bowl Four possible clashes that could take place in the Super Bowl
The outcome of Sunday’s match between the Saints and the Rams has shown that the 53rd Super Bowl is still very much up in the air. The Rams won by a mere three points, which was about as expected, but this kind of margin certainly suggests that both teams are playing at roughly the same level, with no real indication of which of these NFL heavyweights will take the gold this year as last night’s winners will go head to head with the Patriots in football’s biggest night. No Sure Thing Punters are, as always, trying to look for something of a sure thing to place the big bucks on for the coming Super Bowl but, because the L.A Rams have brought  their a-games so far this season, the competition is simply far too close to call. Nonetheless, the Patriots’ are still the bookies’ favourites to win again this year. But other teams will make it really difficult this time. The outcome will be highly unpredictable this year so punters would be wise to make use of the free Super Bowl Bets on offer. The Patriots currently stand at 11-6 for taking the Bowl but they hardly demolished the Chiefs in their match against them and with Sunday’s solid but unspectacular win, the Rams aren’t exactly scoring much lower. The money may be on the Patriots but it’s really all up in the air right now. What this means, though, is that exciting, unpredictable games makes for exciting betting that can result in fairly big wins, even with fairly modest bets placed. It’s this sort of game, in fact, that is ideal for free bets from online bookies the results are so unpredictable and the payout will more than do justice to the modest amount that is placed with a free bet. In short, what we’re looking at here is low to no risk resulting in solid payouts if the Patriots do, indeed, demolish the competition and even bigger payouts if you bet on them not to and they don’t.  It’s exciting stuff regardless. The Revenge of the Rams? It will be interesting to see how the Rams will look to disrupt the Patriot and Brady’s passing. The Patriot’s offense will have their work cut out as the Rams’ defensive partnership has been in excellent form off late. Torry Holt, in particular, has proven himself time and time again to…
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[email protected] (Site Admin) From the Desk of the Chairman Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:36:19 +0000
Top Sports-themed Online Progressive Slots http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/9420-top-sports-themed-online-progressive-slots http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/9420-top-sports-themed-online-progressive-slots Top Sports-themed Online Progressive Slots
Sports and gambling have long had a favourable relationship. Irrespective of the fact that a person is a fan or not, there is a sense of excitement, associated with sports, that is infectious. People around the world partake in games of different kinds with players ending up as Gods of their respective arenas. The arrival of mobile gaming and online casinos has brought about a new trend that is spreading wide in the gambling community. Among all the games that are available to play online, slots have captured the fancy of novices as well as professionals. Consisting of different themes based on films, music, sports, adventure, or anything that your mind can imagine, slots are indeed a bag full of money-making entertainment. One key feature in selected slots is progressive jackpots. Some of the main progressive-jackpot slots now famous include Mega Moolah, Mega Fortune, and Hall of Gods. A progressive slot accumulates a certain percentage of every spin to a giant pool with life-changing amounts. The winner of this jackpot can bet as little as 0.25p and become a multimillionaire in less than 10 seconds. To get the most out of these games, it is crucial to hit only the best and most trustworthy online casinos. The best of these normally update their software and layout fairly often. Take , for example, Dunder Casino, which recently offered a fresh take on Dunder that offers more games than ever, a wider variety of the kinds of games on offer and some mouth-watering bonus and introductory offers. They have a particularly excellent selection of progressive slot machines and offer some of the lowest wager requirements around. Now, take out your sports shoes and get the ball spinning for some mega wins.   Ronnie O’Sullivan Sporting Legends If snooker is your game of choice, then you will know the greatness of Ronnie O’Sullivan. Considered as one of the greatest players ever, he is an English professional who even has a bunch of video games to his name. He is the current World Grand Prix, Players Championship, and UK Championship winner. The progressive slot has 5 reels, 3 rows, and 25 paylines with the jackpot at over £500,000 and rising. There are scatter symbols and bonuses aplenty in the game which features snooker balls, word symbols, and Ronnie in various snooker poses.     Top Trump Football Stars Football, or soccer if you may, is the…
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[email protected] (Site Admin) From the Desk of the Chairman Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:13:20 +0000
Awards = HOF? Part Thirty: The NBA Most Improved Player Awards http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/9411-awards-hof-part-thirty-the-nba-most-improved-player-awards http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/9411-awards-hof-part-thirty-the-nba-most-improved-player-awards Awards = HOF? Part Thirty: The NBA Most Improved Player Awards
We here at Notinhalloffame.com thought it would be fun to take a look at the major awards in North American team sports and see how it translates into Hall of Fame potential. Needless to say, different awards in different sports yield hall of fame potential.  In basketball, the team sport with the least amount of players on a roster, the dividend for greatness much higher.  In baseball, it is not as much as a great individual season does not have the same impact. After completing the Gold Gloves (thank God!) we wanted to do something away from Baseball and we picked a relatively new award, The NBA Most Improved Player of the Year. On the surface, it would seem like anyone who improved enough to get this award likely had less than auspicious beginnings, which may mean that not very many of these players are Hall of Famers, but this is why we do this process! Let’s find out! The following are the past players who have won the Most Improved Player in the NBA who are eligible for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and have been enshrined. Tracy McGrady, Orlando Magic (2001) 26.8 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 4.6 APG, 1.5 SPG, 1.5 BPG.  It took the award seventeen years of existence before we found our first Hall of Fame inductee (unless previous inductee Kevin Johnson gets in) but regardless if what happens with KJ, this is the first real NBA superstar we are talking about here.  McGrady was with the Toronto Raptors the season before where he started nearly half of his games but this year he was Orlando’s starting Shooting Guard and his Minutes per Game increased from 31.2 to 40.1 with a PPG rise from 15.4 to 26.8 and a PER increase from 20.0 to 24.9.  He would be named a Second Team All NBA member and would later win two scoring titles in his career.    Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2017. The following are the players who have won the NBA Most Improved Player of the Year Award who are eligible for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and have not been selected: Alvin Robertson, San Antonio Spurs (1986) 17.0 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 5.5 APG, 3.7 SPG, 0.5 BPG.  This was the sophomore season for Alvin Robertson whose minutes shot up from 21.3 to 35.1 per Game.  Increased time certainly led to the increased production as he increased his PPG from 9.2 to 17.0…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Mon, 14 Jan 2019 10:13:31 +0000
Sportsbooks Pull the Trigger on New Orleans for Super Bowl LIII http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/9383-sportsbooks-pull-the-trigger-on-new-orleans-for-super-bowl-liii http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/9383-sportsbooks-pull-the-trigger-on-new-orleans-for-super-bowl-liii Sportsbooks Pull the Trigger on New Orleans for Super Bowl LIII
Football is about to enter the ‘business end’ of the season, with several sides already punching their tickets to the playoffs and some even knowing that they will go straight to the divisional round It hasn’t been an up and down season by any means, with the majority of predicted contenders in September essentially being the same clutch of teams that are ‘real’ contenders as we push towards Christmas. There has, of course, been some evolution throughout the season. The Ravens, for example, have been taken more seriously as we moved from fall to winter. The Chargers, too, seem to have a lot more respect now. However, by and large, pundits and sportsbooks have stuck with a clutch of teams as the main Super Bowl LIII contenders throughout the season: the Patriots, Rams, Chiefs and Saints. Of that quartet, the candidacy of the favorite has changed between them at different junctures. The Patriots were the preseason favorites, but were soon usurped by the Rams and, for a while, the Chiefs.  However, as divisions have started to be clinched, it’s now clear that the sportsbooks have settled on a favorite that they are likely to stick with – New Orleans Saints. This is being written just before Week 16, so you can follow the link for the latest updated NFL odds, but at the moment the Saints are coming in at around +275 with William Hill and others. At almost half the odds of the chasing pack, that’s the first time there has been clear daylight between a team at the top and the other contenders. Both the Rams and Chiefs can be found at odds of about +600, with the erratic Patriots further back at +800. The Chargers have also been recently put in around +800 with some bookmakers, with the Bears (+1200) the only other side less than +1600. {youtube}27FUKfYzLYk{/youtube} The pertinent question, however, is have the sportsbooks called it correctly? On one hand, it’s hard to argue with the idea that the Saints should be favorites to win their first Super Bowl since 2010. The haven’t missed a beat all season, matching scintillating offense with decent(ish) defense. Drew Brees looks once again like the sprightly 31-year-old who took the MVP trophy at Super Bowl XLIV. Crucially for a championship chasing team, the Saints look just as comfortable on the road as they do at home. Things just seem right with…
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[email protected] (Site Admin) From the Desk of the Chairman Sat, 29 Dec 2018 15:19:55 +0000
Awards = HOF? Part Twenty-Nine: Gold Glove Pitcher http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/9251-awards-hof-part-twenty-nine-gold-glove-pitcher http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/9251-awards-hof-part-twenty-nine-gold-glove-pitcher Awards = HOF?  Part Twenty-Nine:  Gold Glove Pitcher
We here at Notinhalloffame.com thought it would be fun to take a look at the major awards in North American team sports and see how it translates into Hall of Fame potential. Needless to say, different awards in different sports yield hall of fame potential. In basketball, the team sport with the least amount of players on a roster, the dividend for greatness much higher. In baseball, it is not as much as a great individual season does not have the same impact. We are now taking a look at the Gold Glove Award, given annually to the best defensive player in MLB in each respective position. We have finished our run around the bases and checked out the Outfield, which leaves the least interesting position left in regards to the Gold Glove, the Pitcher. With this position there are less tangible statistics to look at and more what they do in terms of what they do to backup their teammates or holding runners. Apologies ahead of time if there are limited commentary! Actually it will be quite limited! The following are the past players who have won the Gold Glove at Pitcher who are eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame and have been enshrined. Bob Gibson, NL St. Louis Cardinals (1965) 0.0 dWAR Bob Gibson was coming off his first World Series win and in 1965 he went to his second All Star Game. Gibson was third in Putouts with a .952 Fielding Percentage with only a 20% Caught Stealing Percentage. This wasn’t terrible but fine for a Gold Glove, especially when he was as dominating as Gibson was with his arm. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1981. Bob Gibson, NL St. Louis Cardinals (2) (1966) 0.0 dWAR Now a three time All Star, Gibson’s percentages increased to a 50% Caught Stealing and a .964 Fielding Percentage. This would be the first and only time where he would finish first in Putouts among National League Pitchers. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1981. Bob Gibson, NL St. Louis Cardinals (3) (1967) 0.0 dWAR This season, Bob Gibson would again go to the All Star Game while finishing fourth in Putouts with a perfect Fielding Percentage and a 67% Caught Stealing Percentage. This seems like a Gold Glove win to us! Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1981. Bob Gibson, NL St. Louis Cardinals (4)…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Fri, 16 Nov 2018 03:42:21 +0000
Awards & Hall of Fame? Part 28: Gold Glove Outfield http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/9236-awards-hall-of-fame-part-28-gold-glove-outfield http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/9236-awards-hall-of-fame-part-28-gold-glove-outfield Awards & Hall of Fame? Part 28: Gold Glove Outfield
We here at Notinhalloffame.com thought it would be fun to take a look at the major awards in North American team sports and see how it translates into Hall of Fame potential. Needless to say, different awards in different sports yield hall of fame potential. In basketball, the team sport with the least amount of players on a roster, the dividend for greatness much higher. In baseball, it is not as much as a great individual season does not have the same impact. We are now taking a look at the Gold Glove Award, given annually to the best defensive player in MLB in each respective position. This will take awhile, so be patient with us! We have just tackled Catcher, First, Second Base, Shortstop and Third Base As you can imagine, we are continuing with Outfield and this will take a long time. Dig in your cleats for this one! The following are the past players who have won the Gold Glove at Outfield who are eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame and have been enshrined. Willie Mays, ML New York Giants (1957) 0.2 dWAR. “Say Hey!” The problem with running a website that discusses those who are not in the Hall of Fame is that you don’t get to discuss legends like Willie Mays often. Now we get too! By this time, Mays had already been cemented as one of the most complete baseball players in the game. Already a past MVP, this year he finished fourth. Having said that, this was just an average year defensively for a Centerfielder and sub par for Mays based on his history. In 1957, Mays did not finish first in any defensive statistic and was not in the top five in Total Zone Runs and Range Factor per Game. Having said that, is it wrong here that our first instinct is to give this a pass because it is Willie Mays? Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1979. Al Kaline, ML Detroit Tigers (1957) 1.4 dWAR. The career Detroit Tiger finished tenth in MVP voting and was ninth in Defensive bWAR, As we look at Kaline (he won ten Gold Gloves) you will see some deserving, some not so deserving and some where the voters would have been blind and thought they were voting for either his bat, his legacy or a concoction of both. The first one we…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Sat, 27 Oct 2018 04:41:41 +0000
Stanley Cup 2019 Contenders http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/9209-stanley-cup-2019-contenders http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/9209-stanley-cup-2019-contenders Stanley Cup 2019 Contenders
Considered among the most coveted sporting events in the entire world, The Stanley Cup is an eagerly awaited tournament that sees teams battle it out on ice for hockey dominance. The high intensity and passion for the game of ice-hockey reflect in its player, fans, and bettors who enthusiastically wait for every season to commence.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) From the Desk of the Chairman Thu, 04 Oct 2018 01:42:17 +0000
Basketball Hall of Fame Projections http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/8993-basketball-hall-of-fame-projections http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/8993-basketball-hall-of-fame-projections Basketball Hall of Fame Projections
Prior to the NCAA Final Four, this Sunday the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame will be announcing the Class of 2018. With the mandatory waiting period reduced to three from five years a loaded ballot emerged with promises to see a very talented group of inductees, four of which could be first ballot entries. The anticipation certainly makes us want to speculate as to just who will be chosen this Sunday, which we most certainly do because that is what Notinhalloffame.com was built for. Of the thirteen Finalists, six of which are former NBA stars all of which have a case for enshrinement, with two Point Guards that according to MyTopSportsBooks.com consider a lock. Steve Nash is a former two time NBA MVP, worth mentioning as there has never been a MVP who did not receive the call from Springfield. With eight All Star appearances, eight post season All-NBA selections and five assists titles the Canadian likely has his Hall of Fame speech ready. Amazingly, fellow Point Guard Jason Kidd who has never been named a league MVP actually brings forth a better resume than Nash. Kidd is also a five time Assists leader but went to more All Star Games (10) was an All-Defensive member four times and is a former NBA Champion with the Dallas Mavericks (2011). They are both going to get in this year with the only question being who will be named the headliner. Ray Allen is being pegged by many as a sure thing, although we aren’t so sure. With Allen being a ten time All Star and two time NBA Champion, he will leapfrog Chris Webber who while has a stronger case as a more dominant NBA player suffers from his University of Michigan career being declared vacated following the scandal where he accepted money from a booster. Essentially, his Naismith College Player of the Year Award does not exist to the voters. Coincidentally, his college rival, Grant Hill from Duke makes his first appearance as a Finalist. If anyone can upset the Allen applecart it is Hill whom despite serious injuries carved out a 20 year NBA career. It will be interesting to see if both can get in. Maurice Cheeks is definitely on the outside looking in for this class. In terms of the rest of the Finalists we think former four time WNBA and nine time WNBA All-Star Tina Thompson should…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Wed, 28 Mar 2018 14:27:14 +0000
HOF Related Milestones in the 2018 MLB Season http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/8992-hof-related-milestones-in-the-2018-mlb-season http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/8992-hof-related-milestones-in-the-2018-mlb-season HOF Related Milestones in the 2018 MLB Season
With the start of the Major League Baseball season we here at Notinhalloffame.com thought it would be fun to look at some of the milestones that could be achieved by future/potential Hall of Fame inductees. There is no sport more than baseball where statistics and thereby compiling said digits can help you enter a Hall of Fame. As such, there are some significant plateaus in six key statistics that could be reached this year. Home Runs: Is there a sexier stat in Baseball? Of course not! Albert Pujols is already stamped for Cooperstown but he still has some more milestones to collect and hall of famers to exceed. The Angel has 614 career Home Runs, which is good enough for 7th all-time and is 16 away from Ken Griffey Jr. Pujols is certainly in decline but he still puts up decent power numbers so a change in the top ten should take place this year. Adrian Beltre and Miguel Cabrera are both 38 Home Runs away from the magical 500 number. Both should be able to make it eventually, but it is unlikely that either will go yard enough to make that this year. Edwin Encarnacion is only 2 away from 350. Giancarlo Stanton, who is now with the New York Yankees hit 59 last year. He only needs 33 this year to reach 300. Hits: Two active players and future Cooperstown residents, Ichiro Suzuki (3,080) and Adrian Beltre (3,048) have collected over 3,000 Hits and Albert Pujols is 32 away from joining them. While we are not sure about seeing Miguel Cabrera get his 500th Home Run this season he is 114 Hits away from 2,750. With the exception of Pete Rose (banned) and Barry Bonds (PED) the only eligible players who have hit that mark and have not received a Hall of Fame call are Harold Baines (2,866), Johnny Damon (2,769) and Vada Pinson are not in. Cabrera already has a better resume than those three. Robinson Cano needs 124 Hits to reach 2,500 and Joe Mauer is 14 away from 2,000. bWAR for Position Players: Like it or not traditionalists, this a statistic that matters, even though nobody will talk about where they were the day their favorite player accrued a three digit career bWAR. Coincidentally we could see that happen this year as Albert Pujols has a career bWAR of 99.4, just a fraction away…however he…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Tue, 27 Mar 2018 20:27:35 +0000
Super Bowl LII looks to be another classic http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/8921-super-bowl-lii-looks-to-be-another-classic http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/8921-super-bowl-lii-looks-to-be-another-classic Super Bowl LII looks to be another classic
Eagles vs Patriots – why it could be another classic When Super Bowl 52 kicks off, at 3:30pm on February 4 2018 (PST), over one hundred million people watching across the globe will be expecting a great game to unfold. After all, who can forget last year's event, when New England Patriots made the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history, to achieve a 34-28 win over Atlanta Falcons; their fifth win overall. Despite the fact that New England are strong favorites, there is plenty to suggest that it's not going to be as easy a ride as current Super Bowl betting, and many previews, suggest. Why New England are favorites Any team that is defending the title from last year, and looking for a sixth win in eight appearances, is likely to be considered the favorite. The fact is that the Patriots are a solid and well-run team, that has shown its mettle over the years, both in winning from the front and coming back from behind to achieve victory. Of course, the Patriots have not always been the favorites, as far as Super Bowl appearances are concerned. They were the underdogs, until a famous win against the St Louis Rams started them on a journey of success in the event. It's perhaps significant that quarterback Tom Brady appeared during that victory, back in 2002, and is set to make his eighth Super Bowl appearance, at the age of 40, on February 4. Recent rumors have suggested that Brady might be affected by a hand injury which occurred in training, and required 12 stitcthes. But, if his performance against Jacksonville Jaguars is anything to go by, it does not seem as though the injury is too much of an issue. The chances of the underdogs winning So, the Patriots have been installed as favorites for Super Bowl 52, but it's not quite that simple. Philadelphia Eagles may be the underdogs, but they are certainly well-equipped enough to cause an upset. One of the main strengths that the Eagles have is a defense that has the ability to handle the threat of Tom Brady. This is combined with the fact that the Eagles are team which is unlikely to come into a game with a do not lose ethos. They are likely to put pressure on the Patriots, and play in a positive way. There is a very good chance that…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Wed, 31 Jan 2018 02:30:46 +0000
Awards = HOF? Part Twenty-Seven: Gold Glove Third Base http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/8861-awards-hof-part-twenty-seven-gold-glove-third-base http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/8861-awards-hof-part-twenty-seven-gold-glove-third-base Awards = HOF?  Part Twenty-Seven:  Gold Glove Third Base
We here at Notinhalloffame.com thought it would be fun to take a look at the major awards in North American team sports and see how it translates into Hall of Fame potential.Needless to say, different awards in different sports yield hall of fame potential. In basketball, the team sport with the least amount of players on a roster, the dividend for greatness much higher. In baseball, it is not as much as a great individual season does not have the same impact.We are now taking a look at the Gold Glove Award, given annually to the best defensive player in MLB in each respective position.This will take awhile, so be patient with us!We have just tackled Catcher, First, Second Base and Shortstop.As you can imagine, we are continuing with “the hot corner” of Third Base.The following are the past players who have won the Gold Glove at Shortstop who are eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame and have been enshrined.Brooks Robinson, AL Baltimore Orioles (1960)2.0 dWAR. Let’s begin with the long story of the man regarded as the greatest defensive player at Third Base shall we? In what would be his first All Star and Gold Glove season, Brooks Robinson would finish third in American League MVP voting. Robinson finished fifth overall in Defensive bWAR and would lead in Putouts, Assists, Total Zone Runs, Range Factor per Game and Fielding Percentage. Get used to seeing the name Brooks Robinson all over this page! Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1983.Brooks Robinson, AL Baltimore Orioles (2) (1961)1.9 dWAR. An All Star again, Robinson would finish sixth in the AL in Defensive bWAR. While he would only finish first in Fielding Percentage he was second overall in Total Zone Runs.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1983.Brooks Robinson, AL Baltimore Orioles (3) (1962)2.1 dWAR. This year, Robinson was the American League leader in bWAR and fifth in Defensive bWAR. Like the season before, he would finish first in Fielding Percentage and second in Total Zone Runs. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1983.Brooks Robinson, AL Baltimore Orioles (4) (1963)1.5 dWAR. Finishing 7th in Defensive bWAR, Brooks Robinson would lead the American League Third Basemen in Assists, Putouts, Double Plays Turned and Fielding Percentage. He was also second in Total Zone Runs and Range Factor per Game. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1983.Brooks Robinson, AL Baltimore Orioles…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Sat, 30 Dec 2017 18:52:06 +0000
Spheniscus comments on the RRHOF Selections http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/8859-spheniscus-comments-on-the-rrhof-selections http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/8859-spheniscus-comments-on-the-rrhof-selections Spheniscus comments on the RRHOF Selections
Congrats to the six newest members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Nina Simone, The Moody Blues, The Cars, Dire Straits, and Bon Jovi! 11 quick thoughts on this class: 1. The Good: The Rock Hall voters had a quality list of candidates to choose from with limited pet projects. That is reflected in this group. There isn’t a single one that is undeserving. And these are all acts that have been waiting a long time. Bon Jovi has been eligible for nine years and they are the most recent band on this list. Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Nina Simone have been eligible since the Hall opened in 1986. While there were other acts I thought might get in, this is a good, solid (somewhat safe) Rock Hall class of acts that have been waiting a while.2. The Bad: One of the biggest criticisms levied against the Hall is that if you aren’t a white guy it is very hard to break through and in. And while this is a worthy group of people, ti is a pretty homogenous group. There are twenty five people going in this class. Two are women and two are not white and they are the same two people. And for what it is worth, both have been dead for quite some time (Simone since 2003 and Tharpe since 1973). Part of this is that the voters can only vote on the nominees in front of them. They had 19 choices this year and only five of the over fifty people in those groups combined were women: Tharpe, Simone, Kate Bush, Chaka Khan, and Annie Lennox (with the Eurythmics). So 40% did get in, although the voters only actually chose Simone as Sister Rosetta Tharpe got a special award. Still with so many quality female artists who have never been nominated, (Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Cher, Carly Simon, Patti LaBelle, Pat Benatar, Connie Francis, and Emmylou Harris just to name a few) getting them in one at a time seems tokenism at best. 3. The Unnecessary: Going back to Sister Rosetta Tharpe, it was apparent that she was going to be inducted as soon as she was nominated. Rock Hall geeks like me have been pushing for her to be inducted as an early influence for the past 15 years at least. That said, there was no way she was…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Mon, 25 Dec 2017 15:37:50 +0000
8 Dirtiest Players in the Game http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/8779-8-dirtiest-players-in-the-game http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/8779-8-dirtiest-players-in-the-game 8 Dirtiest Players in the Game
Who are the eight dirtiest players in the NFL today? It's not just the results of a game, or even the performance of a player, you can bet on when it comes to NFL. Did you know that odds available for the last Super Bowl included 15/1 that a player would be arrested during the game and 150/1 that there would be a brawl on the field? The question is, if you want to visit one of UK best betting sites , and place a bet like this, who are the players you are most likely to see involved? Let's take a look at eight of the dirtiest players in the NFL today. The one's the fans of other teams love to hate, and are most likely to be involved in one of those Super Bowl incidents. Terrell Suggs The 35 year-old Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker is certainly no newcomer to controversy. Suggs has a long history of dirty play, much of it aimed in the direction of the unfortunate Ben Roethlisberger. The guy is not exactly a favourite with anyone outside of the Ravens' loyal fan base. Josh Norman South Carolina native Norman, is an expert in getting up in the oppositions face on the field. He is one of the best trash talkers in the business, and seems to relish his less than loving relationship with opposing fans of the Washington Redskins. T J Ward Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety, Ward has a very bad relationship with Patriots fans, who have not forgiven him for the injury to Gronk's knee, back in 2013. In fact, it's safe to say that the 30 year-old is not exactly a fan favourite anywhere outside of Tampa. He is a hard hitter who takes no prisoners. Brandon Meriweather Although Ward is pushing him hard, the NFL's dirtiest safety still has to be Meriweather. The play of the Florida native, who is currently a free agent, may have been less controversial back in the day. But, in today's game he is about as dirty as they come, with a total disrespect for rules around helmet-to-helmet hits and an ever growing list of fines for personal fouls. Aqib Talib The Denver Bronco's corner is no stranger to personal foul penalties. Talib has a temper that he just cannot control. He has a reputation for being a dangerous player to be around. Any player in the…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:46:50 +0000
Spheniscus presents the new Rock and Roll HOF eligibles: Part 6 of 8 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/8699-spheniscus-presents-the-new-rock-and-roll-hof-eligibles-part-6-of-8 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/8699-spheniscus-presents-the-new-rock-and-roll-hof-eligibles-part-6-of-8 Spheniscus presents the new Rock and Roll HOF eligibles: Part 6 of 8
Regular contributor Spheniscus has brought us something that we are very excited to share with all of you. It won’t be long before the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces who their Finalist for the next class and our friend from Chicago by way of Boston has put together his top 40 acts in terms of their chances who enter eligibility this year.15. Arrested Development Founded in 1988 by rapper Speech (Todd Thomas) and turntablist Headliner (Timothy Barnwell), Arrested Development was the happy, upbeat, woke hip-hop group of the early 90s. During the birth of gangsta rap, Arrested Development’s afro-centric look into black culture stood out in a way that got them critical notice but also probably led to a limiting of their success. Honestly, they would probably have more traction if they started today rather than back when they did. Arrested Development (who, yes, did sue FOX over the TV show of the same name) is undoubtably best remembered for their 1992 album 3 Years, 5 Months, & 2 Days in the Life of…” This album would win Album of the Year in Village Voice’s Pazz & Jop’s Critics Poll. That is an amazing award, because 1992 also featured Common’s Can I Borrow a Dollar, Ice Cube’s The Predator, Beastie Boys Check Your Head, and most amazingly Dr. Dre’s The Chronic. They would go on to win two Grammys in 1993 for Best New Artist and Best Performance by a Duo or Group and were Rolling Stone’s 1993 Band of the Year. The success of this album is built around its first single, which hit #1 on the R&B charts in 1992, “Tennessee” a track that sampled Prince’s “Alphabet Street” without permission, but also was a deeply personal examination about what to do when your world starts falling apart. It also examines going back to your roots, regardless of how painful it might be. The lines “Where the ghost of childhood haunts me, walk the roads my forefathers walked, climb the trees my forefathers hung from ask those trees for all their wisdom they tell me my ears are so young” are some of the most powerful lines in the early 90s. “Tennessee” would be followed by two other charting songs off the same record, “People Everyday” (peaked at #8) and the slightly sappy “Mr. Wendal” (#6), a musical biopic about a homeless man for which they did…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Fri, 06 Oct 2017 08:52:14 +0000
Early Pro Football HOF Predictions http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/8697-early-pro-football-hof-predictions http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/8697-early-pro-football-hof-predictions Early Pro Football HOF Predictions
Not all Hall of Famers are created equal.While there are many busts in Canton’s Pro Football Hall of Fame only a select few got there on their first try, and let’s face it; those are the ones we gravitate to the most when we visit the Holy Grail of Professional Football accomplishments. If you look at the past eight classes there have only been 13 first ballot inductees; Larry Allen (2013), Derrick Brooks (2014), Marshall Faulk (2011), Brett Favre (2016), Walter Jones (2014), Jonathan Ogden (2013), Jerry Rice (2010), Deion Sanders (2011), Warren Sapp (2013), Junior Seau (2015), Emmitt Smith (2010), Jason Taylor (2017) and LaDainian Tomlinson (2017) and a lot of talented players have had to wait longer than anticipated.This includes Terrell Owens, who despite being second all-time in receiving yards has been passed over, likely due to being a divisive presence in numerous NFL locker rooms and his off field shenanigans. The discussion of Owens naturally leads to the newly eligible wide receiver, Randy Moss. Moss is behind T.O. at third overall in Receiving Yards and like Owens Randy Moss has had his share of poor behavior in and out of the game, though his transition to the media makes him a far more “likable” candidate and one who may leapfrog Owens in the pecking order. Moss is joined by two other strong first ballot candidates, Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher, both of which should get in, though only Lewis seems like a lock to get suited for a blazer next year.According to MyTopSportsbooks.com, there are only two sure-fire inductees in the 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class: Ray Lewis and Randy Moss. With Moss and Owens on the ballot, the committee is unlikely to put them both in, which could spell another disappointment for the acerbic T.O.   Urlacher, could find himself following last year’s debut candidate, Brain Dawkins who is now in his second year of eligibility. If Dawkins did not get in on his first try, it should be expected that the former Chicago Bear will have a bit of a wait. The Semi-Finalists will be announced in approximately one month’s time.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Wed, 04 Oct 2017 08:50:09 +0000
Awards = HOF? Part Twenty-Six: Gold Glove Shortstop http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/8669-awards-hof-part-twenty-six-gold-glove-shortstop http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/8669-awards-hof-part-twenty-six-gold-glove-shortstop Awards = HOF?  Part Twenty-Six:  Gold Glove Shortstop
We here at Notinhalloffame.com thought it would be fun to take a look at the major awards in North American team sports and see how it translates into Hall of Fame potential.Needless to say, different awards in different sports yield hall of fame potential. In basketball, the team sport with the least amount of players on a roster, the dividend for greatness much higher. In baseball, it is not as much as a great individual season does not have the same impact.We are now taking a look at the Gold Glove Award, given annually to the best defensive player in MLB in each respective position.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:43:59 +0000
Spheniscus presents the new Rock and Roll HOF eligibles: Part 5 of 8 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/8668-spheniscus-presents-the-new-rock-and-roll-hof-eligibles-part-5-of-8 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/8668-spheniscus-presents-the-new-rock-and-roll-hof-eligibles-part-5-of-8 Spheniscus presents the new Rock and Roll HOF eligibles: Part 5 of 8
Regular contributor Spheniscus has brought us something that we are very excited to share with all of you. It won’t be long before the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces who their Finalist for the next class and our friend from Chicago by way of Boston has put together his top 40 acts in terms of their chances who enter eligibility this year.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Sun, 24 Sep 2017 10:19:10 +0000
Spheniscus presents the new Rock and Roll HOF eligibles: Part 4 of 8 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/8653-spheniscus-presents-the-new-rock-and-roll-hof-eligibles-part-4-of-8 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/8653-spheniscus-presents-the-new-rock-and-roll-hof-eligibles-part-4-of-8 Spheniscus presents the new Rock and Roll HOF eligibles: Part 4 of 8
Regular contributor Spheniscus has brought us something that we are very excited to share with all of you. It won’t be long before the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces who their Finalist for the next class and our friend from Chicago by way of Boston has put together his top 40 acts in terms of their chances who enter eligibility this year.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Sat, 16 Sep 2017 11:07:41 +0000
Spheniscus presents the new Rock and Roll HOF eligibles: Part 3 of 8 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/8644-spheniscus-presents-the-new-rock-and-roll-hof-eligibles-part-3-of-8 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/8644-spheniscus-presents-the-new-rock-and-roll-hof-eligibles-part-3-of-8 Spheniscus presents the new Rock and Roll HOF eligibles: Part 3 of 8
Regular contributor Spheniscus has brought us something that we are very excited to share with all of you. It won’t be long before the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces who their Finalist for the next class and our friend from Chicago by way of Boston has put together his top 40 acts in terms of their chances who enter eligibility this year.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Mon, 11 Sep 2017 18:13:02 +0000
Spheniscus presents the new Rock and Roll HOF eligibles: Part 2 of 8 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/8642-spheniscus-presents-the-new-rock-and-roll-hof-eligibles-part-2-of-8 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/8642-spheniscus-presents-the-new-rock-and-roll-hof-eligibles-part-2-of-8 Spheniscus presents the new Rock and Roll HOF eligibles: Part 2 of 8
Regular contributor Spheniscus has brought us something that we are very excited to share with all of you. It won’t be long before the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces who their Finalist for the next class and our friend from Chicago by way of Boston has put together his top 40 acts in terms of their chances who enter eligibility this year.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Fri, 08 Sep 2017 14:32:07 +0000
Spheniscus presents the new Rock and Roll HOF eligibles: Part 1 of 8 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/8629-spheniscus-presents-the-new-rock-and-roll-hof-eligibles-part-1-of-8 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/8629-spheniscus-presents-the-new-rock-and-roll-hof-eligibles-part-1-of-8 Spheniscus presents the new Rock and Roll HOF eligibles: Part 1 of 8
Regular contributor Spheniscus has brought us something that we are very excited to share with all of you. It won’t be long before the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces who their Finalist for the next class and our friend from Chicago by way of Boston has put together his top 40 acts in terms of their chances who enter eligibility this year.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Sun, 03 Sep 2017 20:44:14 +0000
Awards = HOF? Part Twenty-Five: Gold Glove Second Base http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/8577-awards-hof-part-twenty-five-gold-glove-second-base http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/8577-awards-hof-part-twenty-five-gold-glove-second-base Awards = HOF?  Part Twenty-Five:  Gold Glove Second Base
We here at Notinhalloffame.com thought it would be fun to take a look at the major awards in North American team sports and see how it translates into Hall of Fame potential.Needless to say, different awards in different sports yield hall of fame potential.  In basketball, the team sport with the least amount of players on a roster, the dividend for greatness much higher.  In baseball, it is not as much as a great individual season does not have the same impact.We are now taking a look at the Gold Glove Award, given annually to the best defensive player in MLB in each respective position.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Sat, 08 Jul 2017 17:36:25 +0000
Super Bowl 2018 Predictions and Facts http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/8498-super-bowl-2018-predictions-and-facts http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/8498-super-bowl-2018-predictions-and-facts Super Bowl 2018 Predictions and Facts
Looking back at the Super Bowl recent history the New England Patriots have are now on the doorsteps of becoming the most legendary team in the NFL and a strong favorite to win once more the next Super Bowl in 2018. In 2017 they faced the Atlanta Falcons with a horrible first half being down by over 20 points. A tremendous comeback gave them a 34-28 overtime victory to win their 5th Super Bowl title in a league were no clear favorites have existed over time, but this seems to be changing with the Patriots consistent Super Bowl appearances and favoritism.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Tue, 23 May 2017 18:08:34 +0000
Awards = HOF? Part Twenty-Four: Gold Glove First Base http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/8295-awards-hof-part-twenty-four-gold-glove-first-base http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/8295-awards-hof-part-twenty-four-gold-glove-first-base Awards = HOF?  Part Twenty-Four:  Gold Glove First Base
We here at Notinhalloffame.com thought it would be fun to take a look at the major awards in North American team sports and see how it translates into Hall of Fame potential. Needless to say, different awards in different sports yield hall of fame potential.  In basketball, the team sport with the least amount of players on a roster, the dividend for greatness much higher.  In baseball, it is not as much as a great individual season does not have the same impact. We are now taking a look at the Gold Glove Award, given annually to the best defensive player in MLB in each respective position.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:00:12 +0000
Tomlinson is a Hall of Fame lock http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/8167-tomlinson-is-a-hall-of-fame-lock http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/8167-tomlinson-is-a-hall-of-fame-lock Tomlinson is a Hall of Fame lock
I’m calling it a lock.  This year LaDaininan Tomlinson will enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame and will do so on his first year of eligibility.  It takes a special player to accomplish that feat, and the former running back meets that elite criteria:
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:12:57 +0000
DICK’S Sporting Goods Football Jersey Report Shows Real Fan Enthusiasm http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/7932-dick-s-sporting-goods-football-jersey-report-shows-real-fan-enthusiasm http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/7932-dick-s-sporting-goods-football-jersey-report-shows-real-fan-enthusiasm DICKs Sporting Goods Football Jersey Report
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of DICK'S Sporting Goods . All opinions are 100% mine. Do you want to get a real temperature as to whom a National Football League fan base is excited about?  All you have to do is read the name on their backs. 
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Sun, 27 Nov 2016 09:57:23 +0000
Awards = HOF? Part Twenty-Three: Gold Glove Catcher http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/7913-awards-hof-part-twenty-three-gold-glove-catcher http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/7913-awards-hof-part-twenty-three-gold-glove-catcher Awards = HOF?  Part Twenty-Three:  Gold Glove Catcher
We here at Notinhalloffame.com thought it would be fun to take a look at the major awards in North American team sports and see how it translates into Hall of Fame potential. Needless to say, different awards in different sports yield hall of fame potential.  In basketball, the team sport with the least amount of players on a roster, the dividend for greatness much higher.  In baseball, it is not as much as a great individual season does not have the same impact.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Fri, 18 Nov 2016 11:28:05 +0000
Awards = HOF? Part Twenty-Two: The Conn Smythe Trophy http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/7839-awards-hof-part-twenty-two-the-conn-smythe-trophy http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/7839-awards-hof-part-twenty-two-the-conn-smythe-trophy Awards = HOF?  Part Twenty-Two: The Conn Smythe Trophy
We here at Notinhalloffame.com thought it would be fun to take a look at the major awards in North American team sports and see how it translates into Hall of Fame potential. Needless to say, different awards in different sports yield hall of fame potential.  In basketball, the team sport with the least amount of players on a roster, the dividend for greatness much higher.  In baseball, it is not as much as a great individual season does not have the same impact.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Fri, 28 Oct 2016 05:32:11 +0000
Our Rock and Roll HOF Predictions. http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/7793-our-rock-and-roll-hof-predictions http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/7793-our-rock-and-roll-hof-predictions Our Rock and Roll HOF Predictions.
For the fourth year in a row, we here at Notinhalloffame.com will be predicting whom the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be naming as Finalists for the next class. This year, I am joined again by our own DDT and Spheniscus and we will see which one of us can correctly predict the Finalists of the most debated Hall of Fame worldwide. 
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:09:30 +0000
Awards = HOF? Part Twenty-One: The Cy Young Award http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/7758-awards-hof-part-twenty-one-the-cy-young-award http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/7758-awards-hof-part-twenty-one-the-cy-young-award Awards = HOF?  Part Twenty-One: The Cy Young Award
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Fri, 09 Sep 2016 10:47:23 +0000
Awards = HOF? Part Twenty: The NBA Defensive Player of the Year http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/7571-awards-hof-part-twenty-the-nba-defensive-player-of-the-year http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/7571-awards-hof-part-twenty-the-nba-defensive-player-of-the-year Awards = HOF?  Part Twenty: The NBA Defensive Player of the Year
We here at Notinhalloffame.com thought it would be fun to take a look at the major awards in North American team sports and see how it translates into Hall of Fame potential. Needless to say, different awards in different sports yield hall of fame potential.  In basketball, the team sport with the least amount of players on a roster, the dividend for greatness much higher.  In baseball, it is not as much as a great individual season does not have the same impact.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:10:26 +0000
Awards = HOF? Part Nineteen: The King Clancy Award http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/7538-awards-hof-part-nineteen-the-king-clancy-award http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/7538-awards-hof-part-nineteen-the-king-clancy-award Awards = HOF?  Part Nineteen: The King Clancy Award
We here at Notinhalloffame.com thought it would be fun to take a look at the major awards in North American team sports and see how it translates into Hall of Fame potential. Needless to say, different awards in different sports yield hall of fame potential.  In basketball, the team sport with the least amount of players on a roster, the dividend for greatness much higher.  In baseball, it is not as much as a great individual season does not have the same impact.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Mon, 13 Jun 2016 20:25:00 +0000
Awards = HOF? Part Eighteen: The Edgar Martinez Award http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/7052-awards-hof-part-eighteen-the-edgar-martinez-award http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/7052-awards-hof-part-eighteen-the-edgar-martinez-award We here at Notinhalloffame.com thought it would be fun to take a look at the major awards in North American team sports and see how it translates into Hall of Fame potential. Needless to say, different awards in different sports yield hall of fame potential.  In basketball, the team sport with the least amount of players on a roster, the dividend for greatness much higher.  In baseball, it is not as much as a great individual season does not have the same impact.]]> [email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Sun, 06 Mar 2016 22:23:35 +0000 Awards = HOF? Part Seventeen: The NBA Rookie of the Year http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/6891-awards-hof-part-seventeen-the-nba-rookie-of-the-year http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/6891-awards-hof-part-seventeen-the-nba-rookie-of-the-year Awards = HOF?  Part Seventeen: The NBA Rookie of the Year
We here at Notinhalloffame.com thought it would be fun to take a look at the major awards in North American team sports and see how it translates into Hall of Fame potential. Needless to say, different awards in different sports yield hall of fame potential.  In basketball, the team sport with the least amount of players on a roster, the dividend for greatness much higher.  In baseball, it is not as much as a great individual season does not have the same impact.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Tue, 23 Feb 2016 05:17:37 +0000
Awards = HOF? Part Sixteen: The Frank J. Selke Trophy http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/6795-awards-hof-part-sixteen-the-frank-j-selke-trophy http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/6795-awards-hof-part-sixteen-the-frank-j-selke-trophy Awards = HOF?  Part Sixteen: The Frank J. Selke Trophy
We here at Notinhalloffame.com thought it would be fun to take a look at the major awards in North American team sports and see how it translates into Hall of Fame potential. Needless to say, different awards in different sports yield hall of fame potential.  In basketball, the team sport with the least amount of players on a roster, the dividend for greatness much higher.  In baseball, it is not as much as a great individual season does not have the same impact.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Sat, 13 Feb 2016 10:31:34 +0000
Awards = HOF? Part Fifteen: The Offensive Rookie of the Year http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/6749-awards-hof-part-fifteen-the-offensive-rookie-of-the-year http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/6749-awards-hof-part-fifteen-the-offensive-rookie-of-the-year We here at Notinhalloffame.com thought it would be fun to take a look at the major awards in North American team sports and see how it translates into Hall of Fame potential. Needless to say, different awards in different sports yield hall of fame potential.  In basketball, the team sport with the least amount of players on a roster, the dividend for greatness much higher.  In baseball, it is not as much as a great individual season does not have the same impact.]]> [email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:40:36 +0000 Awards = HOF? Part Fourteen: The Defensive Rookie of the Year http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/6712-awards-hof-part-fourteen-the-defensive-rookie-of-the-year http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/6712-awards-hof-part-fourteen-the-defensive-rookie-of-the-year Awards = HOF?  Part Fourteen: The Defensive Rookie of the Year
We here at Notinhalloffame.com thought it would be fun to take a look at the major awards in North American team sports and see how it translates into Hall of Fame potential. Needless to say, different awards in different sports yield hall of fame potential.  In basketball, the team sport with the least amount of players on a roster, the dividend for greatness much higher.  In baseball, it is not as much as a great individual season does not have the same impact.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Wed, 03 Feb 2016 00:00:06 +0000
Awards = HOF? Part Thirteen: The NBA All Star Game MVP http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/6689-awards-hof-part-thirteen-the-nba-all-star-game-mvp http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/6689-awards-hof-part-thirteen-the-nba-all-star-game-mvp Awards = HOF?  Part Thirteen: The NBA All Star Game MVP
We here at Notinhalloffame.com thought it would be fun to take a look at the major awards in North American team sports and see how it translates into Hall of Fame potential. Needless to say, different awards in different sports yield hall of fame potential.  In basketball, the team sport with the least amount of players on a roster, the dividend for greatness much higher.  In baseball, it is not as much as a great individual season does not have the same impact.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Thu, 28 Jan 2016 07:11:51 +0000
Awards = HOF? Part Twelve: The Silver Slugger (Designated Hitter) (MLB) http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/6586-awards-hof-part-twelve-the-silver-slugger-designated-hitter-mlb http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/6586-awards-hof-part-twelve-the-silver-slugger-designated-hitter-mlb Awards = HOF?  Part Twelve: The Silver Slugger (Designated Hitter) (MLB)
We here at Notinhalloffame.com thought it would be fun to take a look at the major awards in North American team sports and see how it translates into Hall of Fame potential. Needless to say, different awards in different sports yield hall of fame potential.  In basketball, the team sport with the least amount of players on a roster, the dividend for greatness much higher.  In baseball, it is not as much as a great individual season does not have the same impact.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Thu, 21 Jan 2016 05:27:54 +0000
Awards = HOF? Part Eleven: The Silver Slugger (Pitcher) (MLB) http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/6575-awards-hof-part-eleven-the-silver-slugger-pitcher-mlb http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/6575-awards-hof-part-eleven-the-silver-slugger-pitcher-mlb Awards = HOF?  Part Eleven: The Silver Slugger (Pitcher) (MLB)
We here at Notinhalloffame.com thought it would be fun to take a look at the major awards in North American team sports and see how it translates into Hall of Fame potential. Needless to say, different awards in different sports yield hall of fame potential.  In basketball, the team sport with the least amount of players on a roster, the dividend for greatness much higher.  In baseball, it is not as much as a great individual season does not have the same impact.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Mon, 18 Jan 2016 16:26:38 +0000
Awards = HOF? Part Ten: The Silver Slugger (Outfield) (MLB) http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/6570-awards-hof-part-ten-the-silver-slugger-outfield-mlb http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/6570-awards-hof-part-ten-the-silver-slugger-outfield-mlb Awards = HOF?  Part Ten: The Silver Slugger (Outfield) (MLB)
We here at Notinhalloffame.com thought it would be fun to take a look at the major awards in North American team sports and see how it translates into Hall of Fame potential. Needless to say, different awards in different sports yield hall of fame potential.  In basketball, the team sport with the least amount of players on a roster, the dividend for greatness much higher.  In baseball, it is not as much as a great individual season does not have the same impact.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Fri, 15 Jan 2016 11:09:00 +0000
Awards = HOF? Part Nine: The Silver Slugger (Third Base) (MLB) http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/6460-awards-hof-part-nine-the-silver-slugger-third-base-mlb http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/6460-awards-hof-part-nine-the-silver-slugger-third-base-mlb Awards = HOF?  Part Nine: The Silver Slugger (Third Base) (MLB)
We here at Notinhalloffame.com thought it would be fun to take a look at the major awards in North American team sports and see how it translates into Hall of Fame potential. Needless to say, different awards in different sports yield hall of fame potential.  In basketball, the team sport with the least amount of players on a roster, the dividend for greatness much higher.  In baseball, it is not as much as a great individual season does not have the same impact.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Thu, 31 Dec 2015 07:03:53 +0000
Awards = HOF? Part Eight: The Silver Slugger (Shortstop) (MLB) http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/6446-awards-hof-part-eight-the-silver-slugger-shortstop-mlb http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/6446-awards-hof-part-eight-the-silver-slugger-shortstop-mlb Awards = HOF?  Part Eight: The Silver Slugger (Shortstop) (MLB)
We here at Notinhalloffame.com thought it would be fun to take a look at the major awards in North American team sports and see how it translates into Hall of Fame potential. Needless to say, different awards in different sports yield hall of fame potential.  In basketball, the team sport with the least amount of players on a roster, the dividend for greatness much higher.  In baseball, it is not as much as a great individual season does not have the same impact.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Thu, 24 Dec 2015 16:58:09 +0000
Awards = HOF? Part Seven: The Silver Slugger (Second Base) (MLB) http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/6414-awards-hof-part-seven-the-silver-slugger-second-base-mlb http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/6414-awards-hof-part-seven-the-silver-slugger-second-base-mlb Awards = HOF?  Part Seven: The Silver Slugger (Second Base) (MLB)
We here at Notinhalloffame.com thought it would be fun to take a look at the major awards in North American team sports and see how it translates into Hall of Fame potential. Needless to say, different awards in different sports yield hall of fame potential.  In basketball, the team sport with the least amount of players on a roster, the dividend for greatness much higher.  In baseball, it is not as much as a great individual season does not have the same impact.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Sat, 19 Dec 2015 15:50:08 +0000
Awards = HOF? Part Six: The Silver Slugger (First Base) (MLB) http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/6381-awards-hof-part-six-the-silver-slugger-first-base-mlb http://www.notinhalloffame.com/blogs/from-the-desk-of-the-chairman/6381-awards-hof-part-six-the-silver-slugger-first-base-mlb Awards = HOF?  Part Six: The Silver Slugger (First Base) (MLB)
We here at Notinhalloffame.com thought it would be fun to take a look at the major awards in North American team sports and see how it translates into Hall of Fame potential. Needless to say, different awards in different sports yield hall of fame potential.  In basketball, the team sport with the least amount of players on a roster, the dividend for greatness much higher.  In baseball, it is not as much as a great individual season does not have the same impact.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) From the Desk of the Chairman Fri, 11 Dec 2015 11:38:51 +0000