Not in Hall of Fame News

Hulkamania is running wild again in the WWE Hall of Fame as the WWE has announced that after a three year suspension Hulk Hogan has been reinstated into their Hall. Hogan, who was inducted in 2005, became persona non grata in the organization after leaked footage of using the N-word on multiple occasions was released. Since that time Hogan has been on multiple talk shows and publications, which basically amounted to a public apology tour and during that time his image was wiped from the WWE.com site, although his matches remained accessible on their Network. Prior to the company’s Extreme…
It looks like we have another NFL retirement to look at. Running Back DeMarco Murray announced to ESPN on their NFL Live program that he would be retiring from professional football after a seven year career in the National Football League. A third round pick out of Oklahoma, Murray joined the Dallas Cowboys in 2011 and he immediately saw playing time in “Big D”. He would have a breakout season in 2013 where he was named to the Pro Bowl and would rush for 1,121 Yards, but that would pale to his accomplishments in the season after. Without question, 2014…
As we are approaching the All Star Game in Major League Baseball, a significant player has announced that 2018 will be his last in the game. In a news conference at Dodger Stadium six-time All Star Chase Utley proclaimed that he will be retiring from baseball following the end of the season. The Second Baseman has been used predominantly in a utility role in the past two seasons but when it is all said and done it will be his time as a Philadelphia Phillie where he will be remembered. From 2005 to 2010 Utley would go to five All…
We were wondering how the Pro Football Hall of Fame were going to react when Terrell Owens decided that he was going to do his Hall of Fame speech somewhere other than Canton with the rest of the inductees. We found out today, and their answer is to not acknowledge him at all that evening. The Hall of Fame’s Executive Director, Joe Horrigan stated that Owens will not be introduced for the Gold Jacket ceremony nor will be announced the following evening at the Induction Ceremony. “The focus, is on the guys who are here” Horrigan said, which obviously excludes…
As most of the regular visitors to Notinhalloffame.com are aware we are (very) slowly putting together our top 50 players of every franchise in the “Big 4” of North American sports. After that is completed we will take a look at how each organization honors their past players and executives. As such, it is important to us that the Anaheim Ducks have announced that they will be retiring the numbers of former players Paul Kariya and Scott Niedermayer during the 2018-19 season. Paul Kariya played his first nine seasons of his NHL career with seven of which served as the…
The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America has announced their Class of 2019, which consists of seven important figures in the world of American Motorsports. The new inductees are: Augie Duesenberg: Along with his brother Frederick, Duesenberg was a pioneer in the automotive field having built multiple cars that dominated racing in the 1920’s. Dario Franchitti: From Scotland, Franchitti would become a four time IndyCar Series Champion (2007, 2009, 2010 & 2011) and was a three time winner of the Indianapolis 500 (2007, 2010 & 2012). He would win 21 races over all in the IndyCar Series. Phil Remington: Remington…

RIP: Frank Ramsey

It was announced today that Frank Ramsey, a member of both the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and College Basketball Hall of Fame died today of natural causes. He was 86 years old. Ramsey played collegiately for the University of Kentucky where he was a National Champion in 1951 under the legendary Adolph Rupp. Drafted 5th overall in 1953 by the Boston Celtics, Ramsey would be part of a juggernaut team that would win seven NBA Championships (1957, 1959-64) and many basketball pundits dubbed him as the “Original Sixth Man”. He would average 13.6 Points per Game in the NBA…
Last night the UFC held their Hall of Fame ceremony and while we don’t (yet) rank those who should be inducted, we always pay attention to what that Hall does. As the UFC announced each of the inductees we discussed it here, but let’s go over the UFC Class of 2018. The undisputed headliner was Ronda Rousey, who without question changed the sport forever and was the first female Mixed Martial Artist to be a bona fide headliner. Rousey’s success transcended the sport and she appeared on multiple shows including a guest hosting gig on Saturday Night Live. She was…
The saga of Terrell Owens and his Pro Football Hall of Fame continued today as the former Wide Receiver announce on Twitter that he will be giving his acceptance speech at his alma mater, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He had this to say: “As many of you know, I am forgoing the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Canton. After giving it much thought, I have realized just how much I want to celebrate what will inevitably the best weekend of my life at a place that means so much to me. I have decided to…
He didn’t say the word retirement, but in a post on his Twitter account it sure seems like that is what Seattle Seahawk Safety Kam Chancellor announced. This is what he had to say: “I always prayed to God and told myself that I would play this game of football until the wheels fall off. Well the wheels didn’t fall off, but God has given me a sign that I just can’t ignore. I’ve played through all types of bruises and injuries at a high level. But this one, I just can’t ignore. When the doctors told me what was…