Not in Hall of Fame News

We have said before that the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame has quickly become one of our favorite franchise Halls. Today they added to it as three former St. Louis Cardinals, Mark McGwire, Pepper Martin and Tim McCarver have been chosen. Traded from the Oakland Athletics midway through 1997, Mark McGwire brought an even bigger bat to the Midwest.  In 1998, McGwire would set the new single season Home Run Record with 70, and followed it up with 65 the year after.  In his four and a half seasons with St. Louis, he tallied 220 Home Runs with a…
For most people this isn’t news.  Of course, most people don’t own the Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! Last night at the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles, three of the four actors who portrayed “The Wonders” took to the stage and played their hit in both fiction and reality, “That Thing You Do”. Present was Tom Everett Scott (Guy), Jonathan Schaech (Jimmy) and Ethan Embry (T.B. Player) and they donned matching white shirts and black ties.  Scott, even put the shades back on for the impromptu reunion! While most sites view this as a fluff piece, this is…
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony of 2017 is in the books but that doesn’t mean that we can’t look forward to the 2018 version.  So far, we like what we see. Cleveland will be the host of the ceremony, to be held at on April 18 at the Public Hall.  It was last held there three years ago, a continuing pattern as it was also there in 2012 and 2009.  HBO will again have the exclusive rights to broadcast the event. Perhaps this will be the year that Notinhalloffame.com will attend!

Jake Long Retires

Another day and another significant retirement in the National Football League… Jake Long, the #1 Draft Pick from 2008 has announced that he is calling it quits after a nine year career.  Chosen by the Miami Dolphins, Long quickly showed why he was the number one pick by being named a Pro Bowl Selection in his rookie year.  He would continue to compete at that level over the next three years, and would go to the Pro Bowl four times overall.  In 2010, Long would be named a First Team All Pro Selection. Long would play 104 Games in the…
The UFC Hall of Fame has announced the second member for their Class of 2017 as former UFC Heavyweight Champion, Maurice Smith has been named to the up and coming institution. A former kickboxing champion in multiple organizations in both the Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight division, Smith would compete in mixed martial arts in the 90’s, most notably in Pancrase where he competed in matches against Minoru Suzuki, Ken Shamrock and Bas Rutten.  He would also compete in RINGS and would win the Extreme Fighting Heavyweight Title.  He would sign with UFC in 1997 and in his debut at UFC…
As most regular visitors to Notinhalloffame.com are aware of, we are in the (very) slow process of working on the top 50 players for every major sports team (MLB, NHL, NFL & NBA).  After that, the intent is to look how each one of those organizations treat their former players and executives in term of retired numbers, franchise Halls of Fame etc.  As such, it is significant news to us that the New England Patriots Hall of Fame has selected three former players as Finalists for the 2017 Hall of Fame Class. Raymond Clayborn is a Finalist for the fourth…
It didn’t take long but the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame has quickly become a favorite of ours. First established in 2014, the ACL HOF pays tribute to those who performed on the long running PBS show, Austin City Limits, which is one of them most successful and respected music shows of all-time.  As such, it is significant news to us that the announcement of Roy Orbison, Roseanne Cash and the Neville Brothers to the Hall of Fame as the Class of 2017. The event will take place this October 25 in an event hosted by Chris Issak.  We…
We have another significant retirement in the National Football League as former Wide Receiver, Roddy White, has officially called it a career. A first round pick (27th Overall) in 2005 out of UAB, White would become a bona fide star in 2007 where he would secure his first of what would be six consecutive 1,000 Yard seasons.  The following season, White would rattle off four straight trip to the Pro Bowl, the best of which was in 2010, where he would be named a First Team All Pro and lead the NFL in Receptions.   White ends his career with 10,863…
Well, we can’t say that this is the hardest we ever worked on an article. We will keep this one simple as once again former Pearl Jam drummer, Dave Abbruzzese, has spoken out about the induction of his former band. As you can imagine, it isn’t very positive. It is taken from a comment he made on his own YouTube channel, which was in response to a poster saying how the drummers were invited to the ceremony: “Hello, David Abbruzzese here…. Not true, the band and the hall did not invite or contact me.. The band tweeted that they welcomed…
The core of our Notinhalloffame.com has always been our sports lists.  As such, it is with great pride that we have updated our Pro Football Hall of Fame list of those to consider for enshrinement in Canton, Ohio The 2017 Hall of Fame Class added five players who we had listed (LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor, Terrell Davis, Kurt Warner and Morten Andersen), and we did not have trouble replacing them.  Actually, we have increased our 100 slightly to 103, for an impending increase in the months (ok, maybe years to come). The revised ranking is based on your votes and…