Not in Hall of Fame News

When the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the 10 new members from the player’s senior pool, that meant that 10 former legends were left off.  While there was a sizable groan in the Rocky Mountains when former Bronco, Randy Gradishar was left off, the most “visible” one was in Texas, as former Cowboys Wide Receiver, Drew Pearson, was also left off. We use the word “visual” because KTVT from Plano, Texas was on hand to record his reaction.  When he wasn’t chosen, Pearson could not contain his disappointment: “They broke my heart.  They broke my heart; and they did it like this! They…
It was announced today that WWE Hall of Famer, Rocky Johnson, passed away today at the age of 75.   Born Wayde Bowles in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Johnson was a natural athlete who had initially trained to be a boxer.  While he once sparred with Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, his true calling was professional wrestling, which he began in 1964.   Taking on the name of (which he would also legally change his name to) of Rocky Johnson, he would wrestled across North America, breaking out in 1970, when he won the NWA Americas Heavyweight Championship in Los Angeles.  Throughout the 1970s, he…
We here at Notinhalloffame.com are trying to think if there has ever been a busier Hall of Fame related day. On the same day that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced their Class of 2020, the Pro Football Hall of Fame (coincidentally, also based in Ohio), unveiled their Blue Ribbon Centennial Class.  This is the first time that the Canton based institution has ever had a panel dedicated to producing this many Hall of Famers, who were not part of the Modern Era pool. There were 20 Finalists named to Centennial Slate of former players. The 10 that got in…
Some people have Christmas. We here at Notinhalloffame.com have the annual announcement of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class.   This isn’t an exaggeration. As we have discussed before, the idea for the website originated from a bar discussion about the glaring omissions to the Rock Hall.  This begat a list, and another, and another, to where are the go-to site to discuss all things Hall of Fame related.  The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame houses the most hotly debated assortment of entries and snubs, and when you have something as subjective as music, how can it not? We’ll go one step…
Following the somewhat expected retirement of Antonio Gates, a shocking one took place this evening as Carolina Panthers Linebacker, Luke Kuechly has announced his retirement from the NFL.  He is only 28 Years old, but has had issues with concussions in recent years. In a video shared by the Panthers, Kuechly cited that it was “the right time” to retire and that it was the “right time to move on.” Kuechly was the best Linebacker in the NCAA in 2011, where the Boston College player would win the ACC Defensive Player of the Year Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Butkus Award, Lombardi Award and…
A huge name has called it a career in professional football has called it a career as Tight End, Antonio Gates, announced that he is officially retiring.  Gates was an unsigned free agent in 2019, having last played in 2018. Gates was a dual sports star in high school in football and basketball, and would play the latter at Easter Michigan, The College of the Seqioias and at Kent State.  He was not drafted in the NBA, but despite not playing football in college, his agent arranged a pro football tryout with the San Diego Chargers who would sign him as an…
The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York will soon be announcing their Class of 2020.  On the other side of the world, they have just inducted their latest class to the Japanese Hall of Fame. The headliner is Koichi Tabuchi, who is one of three members who were chosen for the Hall.  Tabuchi, who was chosen by the Expert Division, played from 1969 to 1978 with the Hanshin Tigers, and from 1979 to 1984 with the Seibu Lions.  The Catcher would have 1,532 Hits with 474 Home Runs over his career, and is a former Rookie of the Year, one-time Gome…
We thought we would be talking about this on Wednesday. Breaking from tradition, Hall of Fame President, David Baker appeared on the CBS pre-game show on Saturday and announced to former Pittsburgh Steelers, Head Coach, Bill Cowher, that he had been selected by the Blue Ribbon Centennial Committee to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Last night, during halftime of the Seahawks/Packers Game, Baker appeared again and made the same announcement to former Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins Head Coach, Jimmy Johnson. Cowher became the Head Coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1992, where he would stay until 2006.  He would lead…

RIP: Neil Peart

This is a dark day in Rock and Roll.  It was announced today that Rush Drummer, Neil Peart passed away three days ago after a long battle with brain cancer.  He was 67 years old. Peart was considered by musicians and critics alike as one of the most technically proficient drummer that rock music had ever seen. Along with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, the Canadian Progressive Rock trio of Rush first recorded in 1974, and they received immediate airplay in Canada.  Unlike many Canadian bands in the 1970s, their popularity went well beyond their border.  In addition to his drumming expertise, he was an…
We apologize for the delay, as many of other projects have taken precedence in the last month, but we are proud to announce our Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame Class of 2020. Based entirely on all of your on-line votes, this is the 6thfull class. After a one-year vote, through a Preliminary and Semi-Finalist vote, two of the foes of Rocky Balboa are entering the Hall.  Clubber Lang (Rocky III) and Ivan Drago (Rocky IV) join Balboa and fellow Rocky series regular, Apollo Creed.  These two are joined by the pool shark, Fast Eddie Felson, from The Hustler and the Color of…