Not in Hall of Fame News

The St. Louis Cardinals have announced the latest class to their organization’s Hall of Fame.  It is a group of three former players and a former owner. For many, the headliner is one of the two men voted in by the fans, Chris Carpenter.  Arriving in St. Louis following a release from the Toronto Blue Jays, Carpenter would finally live up to his potential, recovering from elbow issues and would become a fixture in the Cardinals rotation.  The following year, Carpenter would have his best individual season winning the Cy Young Award going 21 and 5 with 213 Strikeouts.  The…
Let’s do this one more time shall we? It wasn’t that long ago when we created the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame and after two and a half years we have inducted seven athletes, three contributors and one veteran.  In that last paragraph, the emphasis needs to be placed on the word “we”, as with the exception of inaugural inductee, Rocky Balboa, the voting has been all up to the general public, and for all of the support that we have received we would like to thank you all! However as always it is onward and upward for us, and…
We here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly getting there in our pursuit of naming the Top 50 players from every major sports franchise in North America. We return to the world of Baseball with the Houston Astros and that we believe are Top 50 players ever from that organization. We encourage you to see the complete list here, but for those who can’t wait, here are the top five Houston Astros of all-time: 1.Jeff Bagwell 2. Craig Biggio 3. Lance Berkman 4. Cesar Cedeno 5. Jose Cruz This won’t be the last of this, as we have the Detroit Lions up…
We warned you all that he his column was coming soon! In one of our past “Coming Soon” updates we told you about a regular visitor who calls himself “Dr. Johnny Pervert” (unless that is in fact his real name) had offered to add a list of whom he decreed as the hottest women in sports.  Mildly intrigued, we here at Notinhalloffame.com took him up on the offer providing that he could do what we normally do: Provide a list longer than most of what you would find on the Internet and promise to update accordingly.  While we don’t yet…

RIP: Lonnie Mack

It is another sad day in the music world as influential guitarist, Lonnie Mack, passed away at the age of 74 of natural causes. While Mack may not be a household name in the world of music, he is amongst the guitarists in the know.  The product of Southern Indiana, Mack dropped out of school at 13 and before long had his own band playing rockabilly with a slight R&B twinge.  Developing a fast style with a distinctive use of the whammy bar, in 1963 Lonnie had pioneered the guitar solo on a track based on a Chuck Berry song…

RIP: Chyna

At the age of 45, groundbreaking professional wrestler Joanie Laurer, who performed professionally as “Chyna”, was found dead in her home in California.  It has been speculated that she died from a drug overdose and was already dead for nearly two days when her body was found. When she entered the WWF in the late 90’s as the bodyguard of Hunter Hearst Helmsley, the wrestling world had never seen anything like her.  Chyna did not look like any other woman who had previously been associated with the industry and she was a physical match for many of the men, so…

RIP: Prince

To call it a sad day in the world of music is an understatement. It was announced that at the age of 57, Minneapolis based musician, Prince died at his palatial estate, Paisley Park.  At the moment, no cause of death has been announced, however it was reported that he had a sever flu which caused him to miss multiple concerts. Born Prince Rogers Nelson in 1958, Prince was a legitimate musical genius.  Capable of playing multiple instruments at the level of a virtuoso, Prince would write music that crossed the genre of funk, pop, rock and R&B.  He would…
That didn’t take long. In an interview with Billboard, Steve Miller reacted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drama that he was a part of and as you can imagine he had a lot of interesting things to say: On whether he stands by his statements that he made regarding the ceremony: “Of course I do, yeah. I spoke the truth as I experienced it, and as I have experienced it over the years. Basically, as everybody that has had a taste of the record business knows, they are gangsters and crooks…I was pretty naïve when I started…

Farewell Kobe

This is one of those times where it really feels like an end of an era. The Kobe Bryant retirement tour has come to an official end and honestly we don’t know what we can say that hasn’t been said already.  There is nobody who watched Kobe Bryant play that couldn’t agree that he didn’t want to win more than anything else in the world.  Bryant was the Los Angeles Lakers for years and was arguably the most recognizable athlete in the world at one time.  History will paint him as one of the top ten basketball players of all-time…
Another day, another news item from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony last week.  The Black Keys (Pat Carney and Dan Auerbach) were the inductors for Steve Miller but in an interview with Rolling Stone, they were less than thrilled with how it all went down. Auerbach had the following to say: “Honestly, the most unpleasant part was being around him…Pat and I both regret" having accepted the invitation to induct Miller.  We got a really uncomfortable feeling when we first met Steve, he had no idea who we were. No idea. The first thing he told us…