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As is tradition every NBA All Star Weekend, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame announces the Finalists for their impending Hall of Fame Class. The Finalists are: Hugh Evans (Referee):  Evans officiated nearly 2,000 regular season games and 170 playoff games in the NBA from 1972 to 2001. Bill Fitch (Coach):  Fitch coached in the NBA for 25 seasons and he was named the Coach of the Year in 1976 and 1980.  In 1981, he would take the Boston Celtics to the NBA Championship.   Marques Johnson (Player):  A five time All Star and First Team All NBA Selection in 1979, Marques Johnson was a…
Sad news emerged from the world of Pro Wrestling as former Heavyweight Champion, Pedro Morales passed away today at the age of 76. From Puerto Rico, Morales began wrestling in 1959 at the age of 17 and went right to work performing on the midcard all across the country.  He would first emerge on the main event scene in Los Angeles for the WWA where he would win the promotion’s Heavyweight Championship by defeating The Destroyer in 1965.  L.A. would be his main base of operations for the next few years where he would be a multi-time tag team champion and would…
We have a major update on Notinhalloffame.com as our annual list of those to consider for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The first thing we did was remove the artists who were chosen for the Hall in the latest class. That group consisted of Radiohead (#1), Roxy Music (#5), The Cure (#11), Janet Jackson (#18), Def Leppard (#41), The Zombies (#85) and Stevie Nicks (#122). The second thing we did is input the new artists who are eligible.  As they were already listed on our site on the Future Rock and Roll Hall of Fame eligible section, we took your…
It is another big day for us at Notinhalloffame.com! Regular visitors know that we also operate the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame and the Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the latter of which has been overhauled.  That necessitated a delay in announcing the newest members of the Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall, which we are proud to announce are Alvin & the Chipmunks and the Wonders.   This group joins previous inductees Wyld Stallyns, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, Gorillaz, Tenacious D, Spinal Tap, The Blues Brothers and The Monkees. Like in previous years, the opening round began with…
It is a tragic day in the world of Major League Baseball as Hall of Fame legend Frank Robinson passed away today at the age of 83. Robinson would debut with the Cincinnati Reds in 1956 where he was named the National League Rookie of the Year and was the league leader in Runs Scored.  Robinson could do it all, hit for average, power and was good with his glove.  In his ten seasons with the Reds, Robinson would lead the NL in Slugging three times, was a six time All Star and was the 1961 National League MVP. He was traded…
The Hall of Fame season continues with today’s announcement by the International Hockey Hall of Fame of its new eight member class. The new members are: Boris Alexandrov, The Soviet Union & Kazakhstan:  Alexandrov was a Gold Medalist for the U.S.S.R. in 1974 in the World Juniors and again in the 1976 Olympics.  He would come out of retirement and represent Kazakhstan in the 1995 World Championship Division II.   Jim Johannson, U.S.A.:  Johannson won the Lester Patrick Award for his contributions to hockey in the U.S. in 2018 and he began his tenure with U.S. Hockey in 2000.  Sadly he passed away last year.…
It certainly is Hall of Fame season isn’t it? The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame has announced their Class of 2019 which consists of two former players (Jason Bay and Ryan Dempster), a coach (Rob Thomson) and an Executive (Gord Ash). From Trail, British Columbia, Jason Bay was the 2004 National League Rookie of the Year as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Bay would be an All Star the next two seasons and would go his third one as a member of the Boston Red Sox.  Over an 11 year career in Major League Baseball, he would hit 222 Home Runs…
The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame has announced the members of their latest class, which consists of four former players and three contributors. Beth Bass:  Bass was the CEO of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association from 2001 to 2014. Carolyn Bush Roddy:  A two time AAU Champion with the Wayland Baptist Flying Queens in 1974 and 1975, Carolyn Bush Roddy was the leading scorer and rebounder for that team in both of those years.   Joan Cronan:  Cronan was the woman’s athletic director at the University of Tennessee for 29 years and during that time the Lady Vols became powerhouses in college basketball. Nora…
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 the Miami Heat have announced that they are retiring the number 1 of Chris Bosh on March 26 when they host the Orlando Magic. Bosh joined the Miami Heat after the 2009-10 season where he joined Dwayne Wade and fellow Free Agent, LeBron James to make a superteam. Bosh was named an…
This has always been one of our favorite days at Notinhalloffame.com as while we prepare for the Super Bowl the Pro Football Hall of Fame also decides the next Hall of Fame Class.  It is a class dedicated to the defensive side of the ball, mostly the secondary, which has traditionally been overlooked by Canton. The Class of 2019 is: Champ Bailey:  Bailey gets in on his first year of eligibility and was a twelve time Pro Bowl Selection.  Bailey played for the Washington Redskins from 1999 to 2003 and was with the Denver Broncos from 2004 to 2013.  The three time Frist Team…