Not in Hall of Fame News

It’s that time again! Last December, our Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame announced it’s fourth full class as voted by a one year long vote by the public. That class saw Bobby Boucher (The Waterboy), Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump) and Willie “Mays” Hayes (Major League) join previous inductees, Apollo Creed (Rocky), Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez, Charlie Conway (The Mighty Ducks), The Hanson Brothers (Slap Shot), Reggie Dunlop (Slap Shot), Happy Gilmore (Happy Gilmore), Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn (Major League), Crash Davis (Bull Durham), Roy Hobbs (The Natural) and Rocky Balboa, the inaugural inductee. Like in previous years, the opening round…
In an interview with Cleveland.com Def Leppard’s lead guitarist Phil Collen discussed the band’s omission from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: “We don’t actually care because everyone does it for us…We treat everything – Grammy’s, al that stuff as irrelevant…If that’s your main focus, there’s some life lessons to be learned.” Def Leppard has been eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 2004 and not only have they not been inducted into the Hall they have never been nominated. Despite this, Collen pointed out to Cleveland.com that he had no issue with the Hall itself…
The NASCAR Hall of Fame has announced the Class of 2019, which comprises three former drivers Jeff Gordon, Davey Allison and Alan Kulwicki and two current owners Jack Roush and Roger Penske. To be inducted you had to appear on the most ballots amongst the other 15 nominees. There were 57 ballots in total, which included an online fan vote. Without question, Gordon is the headliner and he would receive 96% of the vote (how did he not appear on all of the ballots?) Gordon was a four time Winston Cup Champion (1995, 1997, 1998 & 2001) a three time…
A day after we added some more additions to our 2021 and 2022 Football Futures, it looks like we will have another addition to get to as it has been announced that Wide Receiver Vincent Jackson is now retired. The news came when Jackson’s agent, Jonathan Feinsod told ESPN that his client is “very happily retired”. Jackson was a second round draft pick from Northern Colorado who was known for his big play ability and explosiveness on the gridiron. In a career split with the San Diego Chargers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers he would go to three Pro Bowls and…
A lot of what we do on Notinhalloffame.com is maintaining existing sections. One of those is the Football Futures where players take their time in retiring in hopes of latching on to another team. As such, it feels like we are constantly adding batches to our futures section and today is one of those days. We have had some new names to the 2021 and 2022 Football Futures list: They are as follows: 2021: B.J. Raji: A Nose Tackle who spent his entire career with the Green Bay Packers, B.J. Raji helped the Pack win Super Bowl XLV. He went…
We have another significant retirement in Pro Football as DeAngelo Hall of the Washington Redskins has announced that he is done playing pro football. Hall spoke modestly about his career calling it “average” when speaking at the Ryan Kerrigan Leukemia and Lymphoma Society golf tournament. He had more to say about his career being Hall of Fame worthy: “Not great; on pace to be really good until four years ago. I had a vision of a gold jacket. The injuries the last couple years have been very hard on me, so that's out of the question. Who's to say I…
One of our favorite franchise Halls of Fame has announced their latest inductee. Former Offensive Tackle, Matt Light has been chosen via a fan vote to be the 27th member of the New England Patriots Hall of Fame. Light was drafted in the Second Round in 2001 out of Purdue and he would quickly take over the starting Left Tackle role for the Pats. Light would play 155 Games for New England and started in 153 of them. Three times (2006, 2007 & 2010) Light was named to the Pro Bowl and he was chosen as a First Team All…
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 Buffalo Bills have announced that they will be retiring the number 34 of Thurman Thomas. Thomas was a vital part of the AFC juggernaut that went to four straight Super Bowls from 1990 to 1993. A five time Pro Bowl and…
After 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association, Nick Collison of the Oklahoma City Thunder has announced his retirement from Professional Basketball. Collison was a star player at Kansas where in 2003 the big man was named a Consensus First Team All-American and the Big 12 Player of the Year and would be drafted 12th overall by the Seattle SuperSonics. He would play his entire career with the organization, joining them as they relocated to Oklahoma City. While he was a superstar at Kansas, Collison was mostly used off of the bench, starting only 177 of the 910 games he…
The St. Louis Cardinals have announced the three new members who have been chosen to be their Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Two former Cardinals were chosen via an online vote (Vince Coleman and Ray Lankford) and one former player (Harry Breechen) via the team’s “Red Ribbon Committee”, which is comprised of baseball writers, historians, officials and Hall of Famers. Vince Coleman patrolled Leftfield for St. Louis in the first six seasons of his MLB career (1985-90). Coleman was the best base stealer in the National League during that time frame leading the league thefts every single season as…