Not in Hall of Fame News

Being inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is the highest honor for a basketball player anywhere in the world. As the hall celebrates basketball players, coaches, and contributors from all over the world, at all levels, and across all genders, it is a very special achievement for anyone involved with basketball to become an honouree.
Yes, we know that this is taking a while! As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  We have a new one to unveil today, that of the Brooklyn Nets.  The Nets were formed in 1967, as the New Jersey Americans an inaugural ABA franchise.  They would relocate after one year to New York City, and became the Nets, and with the arrival Julius Erving in 1974, they would win the ABA Title in 1974 and 1976.  The Nets were one of the four teams to join the NBA, but…
44 years after he was named to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, Bill Russell finally accepted his Hall of Fame ring.   In a tweet, he said that “in ’75 I refused to be the 1stblack player to go into” the hall as he “felt others before me should have that honor.”  He referenced Chuck Cooper in that tweet, who was chosen earlier this year.  Cooper was the first African-American to play in the NBA in 1950. Russell mentioned that he received the ring in a private ceremony, which was attended by his wife and close friends, which included Alonzo Mourning and…
It is another big day for us at Notinhalloffame.com! Following the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s announcement of their Finalists, our Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is announcing its Finalists for the 2019 Class. This will be the fifth full class. Like in previous years, the opening round began with over 500 Fictional Musicians which was reduced to 40 Fictional Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Semi-Finalists.  The top 15 vote getters advanced to the Final Round. The 15 Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall Finalists are: Archies, The (Archie). In the real world, the Archies went number one with “Sugar Sugar”.  The…
Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players and executive.  Eventually, this will extend to major American Universities. As such, it is news to us that the Purdue University Athletic Hall of Fame have announced the seven-member Class of 2020. The Class of 2020 comprises: Ariel (Turner) Gebhardt (Women’s Volleyball):  Gebhardt would be a four-letterwoman from 2009 to 2012, and she is second all-time in school history in kills (1,906).  As a…
Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players and executive.  As such, it is news to us that Dallas Stars have announced that they will be retiring the number #56 of Sergei Zubov next season. This announcement follows Zubov’s Hockey Hall of Fame selection this summer.   The Defenseman would join the Stars after being traded from the Pittsburgh Penguins before the 1996-97 Season, and he would stay there until…
One of the core lists for us on Notinhalloffame.com is our Football section, which ranked over 100 former players who are worthy of Pro Football Hall of Fame consideration.  In honor of the NFL’s 100thAnniversary, and announcement that there will be a special committee that will add fifteen senior candidates, we have decreed that our section needed an update. In looking at our list, we were guilty of not taking a proper look at the pre-Super Bowl era candidates, feeling that they received a proper look by the varying committees who voted for candidates since 1963.  In retrospect, that was wrong. Before,…
In an interview today with the NFL Network, former Jacksonville Jaguars Running Back, Fred Taylor, decreed that he belongs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  He specifically had this to say: “Obviously I think I belong.  It’s not in my hands. I think the voters, after doing a deep dive, they’ll understand that I belong there too. I really believe I had a solid career, and hopefully the writers will understand that one day.” Taylor, who has been eligible for Canton since 2016, has yet to make the Semi-Finalist cut.  He likely never will. Taylor was a very good player, who would…
The Toy Hall of Fame has announced that Magic the Gathering, Matchbox Cars and the Coloring Book comprise their Class of 2019. Housed at the Strong Museum in Rochester, New York, these toys were chosen and pared down from 12 Finalists.   The other finalists were Care Bears, the Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Jenga, Mattel’s Masters of the Universe, action figures, My Little Pony, the Nerf Blaster, Risk, the Smartphone and the Top. Since 1998, 71 toys have been chosen for the Hall.  This is always a fun Hall of Fame, and we look forward to how they expand next year.
The Songwriters Hall of Fame announced the Finalists for the Class of 2020.  It comprises of 24 candidates from a very diverse musical spectrum. The Performing Nominees are: Mariah Carey:  Carey was nominated last year and co-wrote 17 of her 18 number one songs. Gloria Estefan:  Estefan wrote or co-wrote most of her hit songs and she helped pen Shakira’s hit, “Wherever, Whenever.” The Eurythmics (Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox):  The Eurythmics had many hits, which included the number one smash, “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This). David Gates & Jimmy Griffin (Bread):  Bread would have five top ten hits, which included the number one…