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12 Finalists for the Toy HOF Announced



The Toy Hall of Fame may never be one that we will focus on with a Notinhalloffame list, but it is one that we pay attention to whenever they make an announcement.  The Hall, which is located in Rochester, New York, announced their twelve Finalists for their Class of 2014, two of which will be selected on November 6th.

The twelve finalists are certainly diverse and will evoke many childhood memories from differing generations.  The finalists are:

American Girl Dolls
Bubbles
Fisher-Price Little People
Hess Gas Station Toy Trucks
Little Green Army Men
My Little Pony
Operation
Paper Airplanes
Pots and Pans
Rubik’s Cube
Slip ‘N Slide
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Toys


The Toy Hall of Fame first came into existence in 1998 and currently has 51 Inductees.  Is this a Hall that you have an opinion on?


Montreal Alouettes to retire Anthony Calvillo's Number



We will be unveiling in the near future a look at each North American sports franchise and they handle retired numbers, franchise Halls of Fame etc.  Admittedly, this will not include that of the Canadian Football League, but this was a retired number we could not ignore commenting on.

On October 13, the Montreal Alouettes will retire the number 13 of Anthony Calvillo at their next home game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.  This has been a poorly kept secret, as this had long been suspected, though has only been confirmed today.  Calvillo is the holder of every major passing record in Canadian Football League history. 

Calvillo played at Utah State, setting school records for the Aggies and took them to winning the Big West Conference and a win over Ball State in the Las Vegas Bowl.  The NFL did not show any interest in the pivot, but he was able to latch on to the Las Vegas Posse in the Canadian Football League.  The Posse, like all American expansion teams in the CFL, did not succeed, and was picked up by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Dispersal Draft.  Calvillo did not receive much playing time as Hamilton had Matt Dunigan, but in 1998 his fortunes would change as he signed on with the Montreal Alouettes as a Free Agent.

Year after year, Calvillo’s numbers increased and he would throw for 5,000 Yards seven times.  Not only would he shatter the CFL Passing record, he would become the all time leading passer in Professional Football.  He would win the CFL Most Outstanding Player Award three times, helm Montreal to win the Grey Cup three times and makes a claim as the greatest Quarterback all time in the Canadian Football League.

Anthony Calvillo becomes the tenth man to have his number retired by the Montreal Alouettes. 


A look at the Preliminary Football HOF Nominees



Although the Pro Football Hall of Fame has become one of the most respected Halls in the sporting world, the first step, the announcement of the one hundred plus Preliminary nominees rarely gets much attention.  With the vast amount of men listed, it is impossible to come up with snubs, and is not the snubbing what brings about debate in the first place?


This is the first step to crowning the next class of Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees, and as such one that we want to take a closer look at.

Here is the complete list of the 113 Preliminary Modern Era Nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in order of position


Quarterbacks:


Randall Cunningham:  Eagles 1985-95, Vikings 1997-99, Cowboys 2000 & Ravens 2001.   29,997 Passing Yards, 207 Passing Touchdowns, 4,928 Rushing Yards, 35 Rushing Touchdowns, 1990 Player of the Year, 4 Pro Bowl Selections.  Ranked #46 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Rich Gannon:  Vikings 1987-92, Redskins 1993, Chiefs 1995-98 & Raiders 1999-2004.  28,743 Passing Yards, 180 Passing Touchdowns, 2000 & 2002 Player of the Year, 2002 MVP, 4 Pro Bowls, 2 First Team All Pro Selections.

Phil Simms: Giants 1979-93.  2 Time Super Bowl Champion, 1 Super Bowl MVP, 33,462 Passing Yards, 199 Passing Touchdowns, 2 Pro Bowls.  Ranked #54 on Notinhalloffame.com.  

Kurt Warner: Rams 1998-2003, Giants 2004, Cardinals 2005-09.  1 Time Super Bowl Champion, 1 Super Bowl MVP, 3 Time MVP, 1 Time Player of the Year, 32,344 Passing Yards, 208 Passing Touchdowns, 4 Pro Bowls, 2 Time First Team All Pro.  Ranked #31 on Notinhalloffame.com.  First Year on the Ballot.



Wide Receivers:

Tim Brown:  Raiders 1988-2003, Buccaneers 2004.  14,934 Receiving Yards, 100 Receiving Touchdowns, 3,320 Punt Return Yards, 1,235 Kick Return Yards, 9 Pro Bowls.  Ranked #12 on Notinhalloffame.com.  Hall of Fame Finalist in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014.

Issac Bruce:  Rams 1994-2007, 49ers 2008-09.  1 Time Super Bowl Champion, 15,208 Receiving Yards, 91 Receiving Touchdowns, 4 Pro Bowls.  Ranked #22 on Notinhalloffame.com.  First Year on the Ballot.

Gary Clark:  Redskins 1985-92, Cardinals 1993-94 & Dolphins 1995.  2 Time Super Bowl Champion, 10,856 Receiving Yards, 65 Receiving Touchdowns, 4 Pro Bowls, 1 First Team All Pro Selection.  Ranked #58 on Notinhalloffame.com.  

Henry Ellard:  Rams 1983-93, Redskins 1994-98 & Patriots 1998.  13,777 Receiving Yards, 65 Touchdowns, 3 Pro Bowls, 2 First Team All Pro Selections.  Ranked #71 on Notinhalloffame.com.    

Marvin Harrison:  Colts 1996-2008.  1 Time Super Bowl Champion, 14,580 Receiving Yards, 128 Receiving Touchdowns, 8 Pro Bowls, 3 First Team All Pro Selections.  Ranked #3 on Notinhalloffame.com.  Hall of Fame Finalist in 2014.

Torry Holt:  Rams 1998-2008 & Jaguars 2009.  1 Time Super Bowl Champion, 13,382 Receiving Yards, 74 Receiving Touchdowns, 7 Pro Bowls, 1 First Team All Pro Selection.  Ranked #8 on Notinhalloffame.com.  First Year on the Ballot.  

Sterling Sharpe: Packers 1998-94.  8,134 Receiving Yards, 65 Receiving Touchdowns, 5 Pro Bowls, 3 First Team All Pro Selections.  Ranked #51 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Jimmy Smith:  Cowboys 1992, Jaguars 1995-2005.  12,287 Receiving Yards, 67 Receiving Touchdowns, 5 Pro Bowls.

Rod Smith:  Broncos 1994-2004.  2 Time Super Bowl Champion, 11,389 Receiving Yards, 68 Touchdowns, 3 Pro Bowls.



Tight Ends:


Mark Bavaro:  Giants 1985-92, Browns 1992 & Eagles 1993-94.  2 Time Super Bowl Champion, 4,733 Receiving Touchdowns, 39 Receiving Touchdowns, 2 Pro Bowls, 2 First Team All Pro Selections. 



Running Backs


Shaun Alexander:  Seahawks 2000-07 & Redskins 2008.  1 Player of the Year Award, 1 MVP Award, 1 Rushing Title, 9,453 Rushing Yards, 1,520 Receiving Yards, 112 Touchdowns, 3 Pro Bowls, 1 First Team All Pro Selection.

Ottis Anderson:  Cardinals 1979-86 & Giants 1986-92.  2 Time Super Bowl Champion, 1 Super Bowl MVP, 10,273 Rushing Yards, 3,062 Receiving Yards, 86 Touchdowns, 2 Pro Bowls, 1 First Team All Pro Selection, Ranked #53 on Notinhalloffame.com.  

Tiki Barber:  Giants 1997-2006.  10,449 Rushing Yards, 5,183 Receiving Yards, 67 Touchdowns, 3 Pro Bowls, 1 First Team All Pro Selection, Ranked #67 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Jerome Bettis:  Rams 1995-97 & Steelers 1998-2005.  1 Time Super Bowl Champion, 13,662 Rushing Yards, 1,449 Receiving Yards, 94 Touchdowns, 6 Pro Bowls, 2 First Team All Pro Selections, 2001 Walter Payton Man of the Year, Ranked #16 on Notinhalloffame.com, Hall of Fame Finalist in 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014.

Roger Craig
: 49ers 1983-90, Raiders 1991 & Vikings 1992-93.  3 Time SuperBowl Champion, 8,189 Rushing Yards, 4,911 Receiving Yards, 73 Touchdowns, 4 Pro Bowls, 1 First Team All Pro Selection, Ranked #11 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Stephen Davis:  Redskins 1996-2002, Panthers 2003-05 & Rams 2006.  8,056 Rushing Yards, 1,494 Receiving Yards, 69 Touchdowns, 3 Pro Bowls.

Terrell Davis: Broncos 1995-2001.  2 Time Super Bowl Champion, 1 Time Super Bowl MVP, 1 Time MVP, 2 Time Offensive Player of the Year, 1 Rushing Title, 7,607 Rushing Yards, 1,280 Receiving Yards, 65 Touchdowns, 3 Pro Bowls, 3 Time First Team All Pro Selection, Ranked #24 on Notinhalloffame.com, 8 Time Hall of Fame Semi-Finalist.  

Eddie George: Oilers/Titans 1996-2003 & Cowboys 2004.  10,441 Rushing Yards, 2,227 Receiving Yards, 78 Touchdowns, 4 Pro Bowls, 1 First Team All Pro Selection.

Priest Holmes: Ravens 1997-2000 & Chiefs 2001-07.  1 Time Super Bowl Champion, 1 Rushing Title, 1 Offensive Player of the Year, 8,172 Rushing Yards, 2,962 Receiving Yards, 94 Touchdowns, 3 Pro Bowls, 3 First Team All Pro Selections.

Edgerrin James:  Colts 1999-2005, Cardinals 2005-08 & Seahawks 2009.  2 Time Rushing Champion, 12,246 Rushing Yards, 3,364 Passing Yards, 91 Touchdowns, 4 Pro Bowls, 1 First Team All Pro Selection, Ranked #19 on Notinhalloffame.com, First Year on the Ballot.

Daryl Johnston:  Cowboys 1989-99.  3 Time Super Bowl Champion, 22 Touchdowns, 2 Pro Bowls.

Jamal Lewis: Ravens 2000-06 & Browns 2007-09.  1 Time Super Bowl Champion, 1 Time Rushing Champion, 1 Time Offensive Player of the Year, 10,607 Rushing Yards, 1,879 Receiving Yards, 62 Touchdowns, 1 Pro Bowl, 1 First Team All Pro Selection.

Herschel Walker: Cowboys 1986-89, Vikings 1989-91, Eagles 1992-94, Giants, 1995 & Cowboys 1996-97.  8,225 Rushing Yards, 4,859 Receiving Yards, 5,084 Kick Return Yards, 84 Touchdowns, 2 Pro Bowls.  Ranked #38 on Notinhalloffame.com.  

Ricky Watters: 49ers 1991-94, Eagles 1995-97 & Seahawks 1998-2001.  1 Time Super Bowl Champion, 10,643 Rushing Yards, 4,248 Receiving Yards, 91 Touchdowns, 5 Pro Bowls.  Ranked #39 on Notinhalloffame.com.  


Offensive Linemen:


Willie Anderson:  Bengals 1996-2007 & Ravens 2008.  4 Pro Bowls, 3 First Team All Pro Selections.

Tony Boselli:  Jaguars 1995-2001 & Texans 2002.  5 Pro Bows, 3 First Team All Pro Selections, 1 Time NFL Alumni Offensive Lineman of the Year.

Jeff Bostic:  Redskins 1980-93.  3 Time Super Bowl Champion, 1 Pro Bowl.

Lomas Brown: Lions 1985-95, Cardinals 1996-98, Browns 1999, Giants 2000-01, Buccaneers 2002.  1 Time Super Bowl Champion, 7 Pro Bowls, 1 First Team All Pro Selection.

Jim Covert: Bears 1983-90. 1 Time Super Bowl Champion, 2 Pro Bowls, 2 Time First Team All Pro Selection.

Bill Fralic:  Falcons 1985-92 & Lions 1993.  4 Pro Bowls, 2 Time First Team All Pro Selection.

Jay Hilgenberg:  Bears 1981-91, Browns 1992 & Saints 1993.  1 Time Super Bowl Champion, 7 Pro Bowls, 2 First Time All Pro Selections. Ranked #74 on Notinhalloffame.com.  

Chris Hinton:  Colts 1983-89, Falcons 1990-93 & Vikings 1994-95.  7 Pro Bowls, 1 First Team All Pro Selection.  Ranked #73 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Kent Hull:  Bills 1986-96.  3 Pro Bowls and 2 First Team All Pro Selections. 

Joe Jacoby:  Redskins 1981-93.  3 Time Super Bowl Champion, 4 Pro Bowls, 2 Time First Team All Pro Selections.  Ranked #66 on Notinhalloffame.com. Four Time Hall of Fame Semi-Finalist.

Jon Jansen:  Redskins 1999-2008 & Lions 2009.  First Year on the Ballot.

Mike Kenn:  Falcons 1978-94.  5 Pro Bowls and 2 Time First Team All Pro Selection.  

Jim Lachey:  Chargers 1985-87, Raiders 1988 & Redskins 1988-95.  1 Time Super Bowl Champion, 3 Pro Bowls, 3 Time First Team All Pro Selection.

Kevin Mawae:  Seahawks 1994-97, Jets 1998-2005 & Titans 2006-09.  8 Pro Bowls, 3 First Time All Pro Selection.  Ranked #15 on Notinhalloffame.com.  First Year on the Ballot.

Mark May:  Redskins 1981-90, Chargers 1991 & Cardinals 1992-93.  2 Time Super Bowl Champion, 1 Pro Bowl.

Tom Nalen:  Broncos 1994-2007.  2 Time Super Bowl Champion.  5 Pro Bowls, 2 Time First Team All Pro, 1 Time NFL Alumni Offensive Lineman of the Year.

Nate Newton:  Cowboys 1986-98 & Panthers 1999.  3 Time Super Bowl Champion, 6 Pro Bowls, 2 Time First Team All Pro Selection.

Orlando Pace:  Rams 1997-2008 & Bears 2009.  1 Time Super Bowl Champion, 7 Pro Bowls, 3 First Team All Pro Selections. Ranked #18 on Notinhalloffame.com.  First Year on the Ballot.

Chris Samuels:  Redskins 2000-09.  6 Pro Bowls.  First Year on the Ballot.

Mark Schlereth:  Redskins 1989-94 & Broncos 1995-2000.  3 Time Super Bowl Champion, 2 Pro Bowls.

Will Shields: Chiefs 1993-2006.  12 Pro Bowls, 2 First Team All Pro Selections, Hall of Fame Finalist in 2012, 2013 and 2014.  Ranked #7 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Tra Thomas: Eagles 1998-2008, Jaguars 2009.  3 Pro Bowls. First Year on the Ballot.

Steve Wisniewski:  Raiders 1989-2001.  8 Pro Bowls, 2 First Team All Pro.  Ranked #28 on Notinhalloffame.com. 1 Time Hall of Fame Semi-Finalist. 


Defensive Lineman:

Al “Bubba” Baker:  Lions 1978-82, Cardinals 1983-86, Browns 1987, Vikings 1988 & Browns 1989-90.  65.5 Sacks, Defensive Rookie of the Year, 3 Pro Bowls, 1 First Team All Pro Selection.

Jerome Brown:  Eagles 1987-91.  29.5 Sacks, 2 Pro Bowls, 2 Time First Team All Pro Selection.  

Carl Hairston:  Eagles 1976-83, Browns 1984-89 & Cardinals 1990.  47.5 Sacks.

Charles Haley:  49ers 1986-91, Cowboys 1992-97 & 49ers 1998-99.  5 Time Super Bowl Champion, 100.5 Sacks, 5 Pro Bowls, 2 Time First Team All Pro Selection.  Ranked #10 on Notinhalloffame.com.  Hall of Fame Finalist in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014.

Jevon Kearse:  Titans 1999-2003, Eagles 2004-07 & Titans 2008-09.  Defensive Rookie of the Year, 74 Sacks, 3 Pro Bowls, 1 First Team All Pro Selection.  First Year on the Ballot.

Dexter Manley:  Redskins 1981-89, Cardinals 1990 & Buccaneers 1991.  2 Time Super Bowl Champion, 97.5 Sacks, 1 Pro Bowl, 1 First Team All Pro Selection.

Charles Mann:  Redskins 1983-93 & 49ers 1994.  3 Time Super Bowl Champion, 83 Sacks, 4 Pro Bowls.

Steve McMichael:  Patriots 1980, Bears 1981-93 & Packers 1994.  95 Sacks, 1 Time Super Bowl Champion, 2 Pro Bowls & 2 Time First Team All Pro Selection.

Fred Smerlas:  Bills 1979-89, 49ers 1990 & Patriots 1991-92.  18.5 Sacks, 5 Pro Bowls, 1 First Team All Pro Selection.

Greg Townsend:  Raiders 1983-93, Eagles 1994 & Raiders 1997.  1 Time Super Bowl Champion, 109.5 Sacks, 2 Pro Bowls.

Ted Washington:  49ers 1991-93, Broncos 1994, Bills 1995-2000, Bears 2001-02, Patriots 2003, Raiders 2004-05 & Browns 2006-07.  1 Time Super Bowl Champion, 34.5 Sacks, 4 Pro Bowls, 1 Time First Team All Pro Selection.

Bryant Young:  49ers 1994-2007.  1 Time Super Bowl Champion, 89.5 Sacks, 4 Pro Bowls, 1 First Team All Pro Selection.  



Linebackers:

Cornelius Bennett: Bills 1987-95, Falcons 1996-98 & Colts 1999-2000.  71.5 Sacks, 5 Pro Bowls, 1 First Team All Pro Selection.

Tedy Bruschi: Patriots 1996-2008.  3 Time Super Bowl Champion, 30.5 Sacks, 1 Pro Bowl.

Kevin Greene: Rams 1985-92, Steelers 1993-95, Panthers 1996, 49ers 1997 & Panthers 1998-99.  1 Time Defensive Player of the Year, 1 NFL Alumni Linebacker of the Year, 2 Time Sacks Leader, 160 Sacks, 5 Pro Bowls, 2 Time First Team All Pro Selection.  Ranked #43 on Notinhalloffame.com.  Hall of Fame Finalist in 2012, 2013 & 2014.

Ken Harvey:  Cardinals 1988-93 & Redskins 1994-99.  89 Sacks, 4 Pro Bowls.

Clay Matthews Jr.:  Browns 1978-93 & Falcons 1994-96.  69.5 Sacks, 4 Pro Bowls.

Willie McGinest:  Patriots 1994-2005 & Browns 2006-08.  3 Time Super Bowl Champion, 86 Sacks, 2 Pro Bowls.

Karl Mecklenburg: Broncos 1983-94.  79 Sacks, 6 Pro Bowls, 2 Time First Team All Pro Selection.  Ranked #69 on Notinhalloffame.com.  3 Time Hall of Fame Semi-Finalist.  

Matt Millen:  Raiders 1980-89, 49ers 1989-90 & Redskins 1991.  4 Time Super Bowl Champion, 1 Pro Bowl.

Sam Mills:  Saints 1986-94 & Panthers 1995-97.  5 Pro Bowls, 2 Time First Team All Pro Selection.  Ranked #90 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Junior Seau:  Chargers 1990-2002, Dolphins 2003-05 & Patriots 2006-09.  1 Time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, 1 Time NFL Alumni Linebacker of the Year, 56.5 Sacks, 12 Pro Bowls, 6 Time First Team All Pro Selection.  Ranked #1 on Notinhalloffame.com.  First Year on the Hall of Fame Ballot.

Chris Spielman:  Lions 1988-95, Bills 1996-97 & Browns 1999.  4 Pro Bowls, 1 First Team All Pro Selection.

Darryl Talley:  Bills 1983-94, Falcons 1995 & Vikings 1996.  38.5 Sacks, 2 Pro Bowls.

Zach Thomas:  Dolphins 1996-2007 & Cowboys 2008.  7 Pro Bowls, 5 First Team All Pro Selections.  



Defensive Backs:


Eric Allen: Eagles 1988-94, Saints 1995-97 & Raiders 1998-2001.  54 Interceptions, 6 Pro Bowls, 1 First Team All Pro Selection.  Ranked #48 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Steve Atwater: Broncos 1989-98 & Jets 1999.  2 Time Super Bowl Champion, 24 Interceptions, 8 Pro Bowls, 2 First Team All Pro Selections.  Ranked #23 on Notinhalloffame.com.  3 Time Hall of Fame Semi-Finalist.

Joey Browner: Vikings 1983-91 & Buccaneers 1992.  6 Pro Bowls, 3 First Team All Pro Selections.

LeRoy Butler:  Packers 1990-2001.  1 Time Super Bowl Champion.  20.5 Sacks, 38 Interceptions, 4 Pro Bowls, 4 Time First Team All Pro Selection.  Ranked #81 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Thomas Everett:  Steelers 1987-91, Cowboys 1992-93 & Buccaneers 1994-95.  2 Time Super Bowl Champion, 21 Interceptions, 1 Pro Bowl.

Rodney Harrison:  Chargers 1994-2002 & Patriots 2003-08.  2 Time Super Bowl Champion, 34 Interceptions, 30.5 Sacks, 2 Pro Bowls, 2 First Time All Pro Selection.  Ranked #98 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Ty Law: Patriots 1995-2004, Jets 2005, Chiefs 2006-07, Jets 2008 & Broncos 2009.  3 Time Super Bowl Champion, 2 Time NFL Alumni Defensive Back of the Year, 53 Interceptions, 5 Pro Bowls, 2 First Team All Pro Selections.  Ranked #68 on Notinhalloffame.com.  First Year on the Ballot.

Albert Lewis:  Chiefs 1983-93 & Raiders 1994-98.  42 Interceptions, 4 Pro Bowls, 2 Time First Team All Pro Selection.  1 Time Hall of Fame Semi-Finalist.

John Lynch:  Buccaneers 1993-2003 & Broncos 2004-07.  1 Time Super Bowl Champion, 1 Time NFL Alumni Defensive Back of the Year, 26 Interceptions, 9 Pro Bowls, 2 Time First Team All Pro Selection.  Ranked #61 by Notinhalloffame.com.  Finalist in 2014.

Terry McDaniel:  Raiders 1988-97 & Seahawks 1998.  35 Interceptions, 5 Pro Bowls.

Tim McDonald:  Cardinals 1987-92 & 49ers 1993-99.  1 Time Super Bowl Champion, 40 Interceptions, 6 Pro Bowls.

Frank Minnifield: Browns 1984-92.  20 Interceptions, 4 Pro Bowls, 1 First Team All Pro Selection.  

Shawn Springs: Seahawks 1997-2003, Redskins 2004-08 & Patriots 2009.  33 Interceptions, 1 Pro Bowl.  First Year on the Ballot.

Troy Vincent:  Dolphins 1992-95, Eagles 1996-2003, Bills 2004-06 & Redskins 2006.  47 Interceptions, 5 Pro Bowls, 1 First Team All Pro Selection.

Everson Walls:  Cowboys 1981-89, Giants 1990-92 & Browns 1992-93.  1 Time Super Bowl Champion, 57 Interceptions, 4 Pro Bowls, 1 First Team All Pro Selection. 

Darren Woodson: Cowboys 1992-2003.  3 Time Super Bowl Champion, 23 Interceptions, 11 Sacks, 5 Pro Bowls, 2 Time First Team All Pro Selection.


Kickers/Punters:


Morten Andersen: Saints 1982-94, Falcons 1995-2000, Giants 2001, Chiefs 2002-03, Vikings 2004 & Falcons 2006-07.  Most Points Scored All Time, 7 Pro Bowls, 3 First Team All Pro Selection.  Ranked #88 on Notinhalloffame.com.  Hall of Fame Finalist in 2014.

Gary Anderson: Steelers 1982-94, Eagles 1995-96, 49ers 1997, Vikings 1998-2002 & Titans 2003-04.  4 Pro Bowls, 1 First Team All Pro Selection.  

Jason Elam: Broncos 1993-2007 & 2008-09.  2 Time Super Bowl Champion, 3 Pro Bowls.  First Year on the Ballot.

Sean Landeta: Giants 1985-93, Rams 1993-96, Buccaneers 1997, Packers 1998, Eagles 1999-2002, Rams 2003-04, Eagles 2005 & Giants 2006.  2 Pro Bowls, 3 First Team All Pro Selections.

Nick Lowery: Patriots 1976, Chiefs 1980-93.  3 Pro Bowls, 2 First Time All Pro Selections.  


Special Teams:


Brian Mitchell:  Redskins 1990-99, Eagles 200-02 & Giants 2003.  4 Time All Purpose Yardage Champion.  1 Pro Bowl Selection, 1 First Team All Pro Selection.  

Steve Tasker:  Oilers 1985-86 & Bills 1986-97.  1 Time Pro Bowl MVP, 1 Time NFL Alumni Special Teams Player of the Year, 7 Pro Bowls.  Ranked #83 on Notinhalloffame.com.  6 Time Hall of Fame Semi-Finalist.


Coaches:


Don Coryell: Cardinals 1973-77 & Chargers 1978-86.  114-89-1 Record, 4 Time Hall of Fame Semi-Finalist.

Bill Cowher: Steelers 1992-2006.  1 Super Bowl Championship.  149-90-1 Record.

Tony Dungy
: Buccaneers 1996-2002 & Colts 2002-08. 1 Time Super Bowl Champion (as a Head Coach).  139-69 Record.  Hall of Fame Finalist in 2014.

Tom Flores: Raiders 1979-87 & Seahawks 1992-94.  2 Time Super Bowl Champion (as a Head Coach).  97-87 Record.

Mike Holmgren: Packers 1992-98 & Seahawks 1999-2008.  1 Time Super Bowl Champion.  161-111 Record.

Jimmy Johnson:  Cowboys 1989-93 & Dolphins 1996-99.  2 Time Super Bowl Champion.  80-64 Record.

Chuck Knox:  Rams 1973-77, Bills 1978-82, Seahawks 1983-91 & Rams 1992-94.  186-147-1 Record.

Buddy Parker:  Cardinals 1949, Lions 1951-56 & Steelers 1957-64.  104-75-9 Record.

Richie Petitbon:  Redskins Defensive Coordinator, 1981-92.  Three Super Bowl Champion as a Defensive Coordinator.

Dan Reeves:  Broncos 1981-92, Giants 1993-96 & Falcons 1997-2003.  190-165-2 Record.

Lou Saban:  Patriots 1960-61, Bills 1962-65, Broncos 1967-71 & Bills 1972-76.  2 Time AFL Champion.  95-99-7 Record.

Marty Schottenheimer:  Browns 1984-88, Chiefs 1989-98, Redskins 2001 & Chargers 2002-06.  200-126-1 Record.

Clark Shaughnessy:  Rams 14-7-3 Record.

Dick Vermeil:  Eagles 1976-82, Rams 1997-99 & Chiefs 2001-05.  1 Time Super Bowl Champion.  120-109 Record.



The Hall of Fame committee will select 25 Semi-Finalists in November.  One has already been decided, Senior Nominee, Mick Tingelhoff.  The former Minnesota Viking will automatically be named as one of the 15 Finalists.

So, if we were to guess which 25 will advance to the next round (and that is what we do here) we would suggest that the following are most likely to be selected this fall.  Please note that this is not necessarily whom we want to see chosen, but whom we think will be selected.  



QB:  Kurt Warner

WR:  Tim Brown

WR:  Isaac Bruce

WR:  Marvin Harrison

WR:  Torry Holt

RB:  Jerome Bettis

RB:  Roger Craig

RB:  Terrell Davis

RB:  Edgerrin James

OL:  Joe Jacoby

OL:  Kevin Mawae

OL:  Orlando Pace

OL:  Will Shields

OL:  Steve Wisniewski

DL:  Charles Haley

LB:  Kevin Greene

LB:  Karl Mecklenburg

LB:  Junior Seau

DB:  Steve Atwater

DB:  John Lynch

ST:  Steve Tasker

PK:  Morten Andersen

HC:  Don Coryell

HC:  Bill Cowher

HC:  Tony Dungy



Is this the 25 that you think will make the next round?  We would love to hear your thoughts as to whether you agree or disagree with the 25 we think will be Pro Football Hall of Fame Semi-Finalists this year.  







2017 Baseball Futures are up



We have not been as quick as we would like here at Notinhalloffame.com in regards to updating our futures list.  We can assure you that there is a lot in the pipeline that will allow you to cast your opinion on future players who will be eligible for their respective Halls of Fame.

As such, we have finally updated a section in our Baseball Futures, and have put up the 22 players who will be eligible for the Cooperstown in 2017.  As the case with almost every year, we have players who should be strongly considered, a few who will be on the fence, some who will struggle to get a few votes, and those you wonder how they got on the ballot at all.

For reference, to qualify for the Baseball Hall of Fame, a player has to have been in the Majors for at least ten seasons and been retired for five.

The eligible players for 2017 are as follows:

Aaron Rowand
Arthur Rhodes
Carlos Guillen
Danys Bawz
Derrick Lee
Edgar Renteria
Freddy Sanchez
Ivan Rodriguez
J.D. Drew
Jason Varitek
Javier Vasquez
Jorge Posada
Julio Lugo
Magglio Ordonez
Manny Ramirez
Melvin Mora
Mike Cameron
Orlando Cabrera
Pat Burrell
Ryan Franklin
Tim Wakefield
Vladimir Guerrero



Three big names stand out in the form of Vladimir Guerrero, Ivan Rodriguez and Manny Ramirez.  Statistically speaking this is a trifecta of talent that has a Hall of Fame resume, but the Cooperstown is not all about statistics anymore is it?

Manny Ramirez is arguably the biggest name, but also the most controversial.  The Dominican meets every statistical requirement that the Hall covets but rather that go over them here, the biggest obstacle is the one that has kept Bonds, Sosa, McGuire and Clemens out, Performance Enhancing Drugs.  However, unlike the previous four, Ramirez tested positive for a banned substance and has served a suspension for it.  Sadly, this is the type of player that the Hall’s rule to change the time on the ballot from 15 years to ten years was made for.

Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez also has the Hall of Fame stats for inclusion.  However, Rodriguez has never tested positive for PEDs, Jose Canseco as a steroid user named him in his book, but it is only rumors at this point.  A cloud of this type has kept Jeff Bagwell and Mike Piazza from induction at this point, so is it safe to say that IRod’s road is a little harder?

As for Vladimir Guerrero, the former American League Most Valuable Player of the Year has never been linked with Performance Enhancing Drugs and is believed to have played clean.  “The Impaler” brings a 59.3 bWAR, 2,590 Hits a Lifetime Batting Average of .318 and 449 Home Runs; very good numbers that should warrant him heavy consideration.

We are very curious to see what kind of support that Derrick Lee, Tim Wakefield and Magglio Ordonez receives on their first year on the ballot.

Gang, you know what we want you to do!  Click here to take a look at this crop of potential candidates and cast your vote and give us your opinions!