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It is official.Devin Hester announced via Twitter in the best Devin Hester way possible that he would be retiring from professional football.“I have good news and bad news. Good news: Commissioner Goodell, you can put the kickoff back at the 30. Bad news, Y’all will have to find a new favorite returner….…Hopefully next time I see y’all it’ll be in Canton.”Hester retires as the most successful returner all-time with 19 Return Touchdowns (plus one more on a missed Field Goal). 14 of those Returns came from Punt Returns, an all-time record.Hester was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the second…
The 1984 World Series Champion Detroit Tigers finally have player representation in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Actually, they now have two.The Modern Era Baseball Committee have selected both Jack Morris and Alan Trammell, who have both received the necessary 75% of the 16 man committee required to have entered Cooperstown.Jack Morris won 254 Games over an 18 year career with the Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Twins, Toronto Blue Jays and Cleveland Indians, the first three of which saw him win World Series Championships with. Morris was the ace of the 1984 Tigers team, and was a key member of the…
Again, did we ever say this would be fast?We here at Notinhalloffame.com have completed our next all-time top 50, this time that of the New York Yankees.As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following: Sabremetric tallies while with that team, mostly WAR. Traditional metrics and how they finished in their respective league overall. Playoff accomplishment. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player does on that particular team and not what he accomplished elsewhere and also note…
What do Rush, Kiss, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Chicago and Journey have in common? Other than being members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, all of them won the fan vote, by which the regular public could make their voices heard to the Rock Hall, and since its inception all of the above winners were elected in that respective year.If history is to be repeated than we should pencil in Bon Jovi as an inductee for the next Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class, as they were the runaway winners from the fan vote.According to the Rock and…
The International Boxing Hall of Fame has announced the eight man class, which includes three first ballot inductees.Let’s get right to the new inductees shall we?Vitali Klitschko is one of the three first ballot entries. From Ukraine, Klitscko would win the WBO Heavyweight Title in 1999 from Herbie Hide and would hold it until his third title defense in a loss to Chris Byrd, where he had to throw in the towel in the 10th Round. As it turned out, he had torn his rotator cuff in the fight. The Ukranian would win his next five fights and would challenge…
We haven’t made it to the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony and we already have potential drama for the 2019 one.In an interview with Rolling Stone (of course they are going to ask this question!) Noel Gallagher was asked about the Rock Hall, which they are soon to be eligible. He had this to say:“I’ve already been approached by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame… The fuckin’ fella from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame came to me and said, ‘Do you know in two years you’ll be eligible for the Hall of Fame?’ I…
The International Ice Hockey Federation has announced the eight member Class of 2018 which include four familiar faces to NHL fans.Lets get right to the new members shall we. Current Los Angeles Kings General Manager and 20 year NHL veteran Rob Blake will be inducted in Copenhagen. Blake who won a Stanley Cup in 2001 with the Colorado Avalanche and is also a Norris Trophy winner is also a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Representing Canada, Blake in a Gold Medalist in the 2002 Olympics and also twice won a World Championship (1994 & 1997). Blake was also…
In our methodical process to present the top 50 players of all of the franchises of the big four, our next goal is to take a look at how each one of them honor their past players and/or executives. As such it is significant news to us that the Boston Red Sox, one of the most popular sports teams in the world has announced the latest members of their Hall of Fame. The Red Sox have announced that Derek Lowe, Kevin Youkilis and Mike Lowell will be the newest members, all of which were members of recent World Series wins…
The 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony might be missing its headliner.Radiohead, the artist who we have named number one on our annual list of those to consider for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and who were also nominated for the Rock Hall on its first year of eligibility announced that should they be inducted they will not attend the ceremony.This is not due to animosity towards the Hall as we have seen with other musicians in the past (The Sex Pistols for example) but more due to apathy. In previous interviews, members of the…
In our methodical process to present the top 50 players of all of the franchises of the big four, our next goal is to take a look at how each one of them honor their past players and/or executives. As such it is significant news to us that the Cincinnati Reds, one of the longest tenured teams in Major League Baseball has announced that Adam Dunn will become the latest member of their team’s Hall of Fame.A second round draft pick in 1998, Dunn would make the main roster in 2001 and would become quickly known for his tape measure…