The International Tennis Hall of Fame inducted two new members into their institution today as Helena Sukova and Michael Stich were officially inducted today in a ceremony in Newport, Rhode Island.
From the Czech Republic, Sukova won 14 Grand Slam Titles in the form of Doubles and Mixed Doubles over her career. With a total of 69 Doubles titles in her career, Sukova, along with partner Jana Novotna also won the Silver in the Olympics (1998 & 1996). While she did win a Grand Slam in her Singles career she was ranked as high as number 4 and she was a Finalist in the Australian Open twice (1984 & 1989) and the U.S. Open twice (1986 & 1993). She would win 10 Singles Tournaments over his career.
Michael Stich won 18 Singles Titles over his career with the highlight being the Wimbledon crown in 1991. The following year he would win the Doubles Title at Wimbledon, which was also the same season that he won a Gold Medal in that same event for Germany.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate both Helena Sukova and Michael Stich for earning this prestigious honor.
Revis Island s now closed.
In a post on Twitter, Darrelle Revis announced his retirement from the National Football League. He had this to say on his Twitter:
“For the past 11 years, it has truly been an honor to showcase one of my greatest gifts to the world. Today I am closing a chapter in my life that I once dreamed of as a kid and I am officially retiring from the National Football League. The game of football has opened doors for me I once thought were nearly impossible to get through. My passion to play the game at an elite level brought fun and excitement to the term “shutdown corner” which was nearly on the verge of extinction. Covering some of the toughest assignments in league history was a challenge every Sunday, but also an honor within this game we all love.
I would like to thank my coaches, teammates, and mentors who have made a significant impact in my life and helped to create amazing memories that my family and I will cherish for a lifetime. I’m excited as to what lies ahead as I pursue new ventures in different industries. Long live Revis Island.”
This truly is an end of an era.
Drafted 14th overall in 2007 out of the University of Pittsburgh, Revis was an immediate starter for the New York Jets. In 2008 Revis would be named to what would be the first of four straight Pro Bowls and from 2009 to 2011 he was named a First Team All Pro. Around this time, the term “Revis Island” was coined, which was essentially a place on the gridiron where receivers went to fail.
2012 would see injuries reduce him to two Games and he would be traded to Tampa Bay prior to the 2013 season. While it wasn’t a great fit, he was still named to the Pro Bowl. Tampa would release him and the New England Patriots would instantly sign him and he returned to First Team All Pro form and helped the Pats win the Super Bowl, but he would again be released in a cost cutting move and he returned the Jets and went to his seventh and final Pro Bowl in 2015. He played two more seasons, his final one with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Revis retires with 145 Games Played with 29 Interceptions and the reputation of being one of the best Cornerbacks of his day.
He should receive strong consideration for the Pro Football Hall of Fame of which he will be eligible for in 2023.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com wish Darrelle Revis the best in his post-playing career.
Hulkamania is running wild again in the WWE Hall of Fame as the WWE has announced that after a three year suspension Hulk Hogan has been reinstated into their Hall.
Hogan, who was inducted in 2005, became persona non grata in the organization after leaked footage of using the N-word on multiple occasions was released. Since that time Hogan has been on multiple talk shows and publications, which basically amounted to a public apology tour and during that time his image was wiped from the WWE.com site, although his matches remained accessible on their Network.
Prior to the company’s Extreme Rules show, Hogan made his first appearance back in a WWE locker room where he apologized to the roster and staff.
A former six time WWE Champion, Hulk Hogan was the biggest name in professional wrestling in the 1980’s and was instrumental in the success of WCW in the 1990’s. It is unknown whether Hogan will return to WWE programming in the near future.
It looks like we have another NFL retirement to look at.
Running Back DeMarco Murray announced to ESPN on their NFL Live program that he would be retiring from professional football after a seven year career in the National Football League.
A third round pick out of Oklahoma, Murray joined the Dallas Cowboys in 2011 and he immediately saw playing time in “Big D”. He would have a breakout season in 2013 where he was named to the Pro Bowl and would rush for 1,121 Yards, but that would pale to his accomplishments in the season after.
Without question, 2014 would be the greatest season of his career where the then Dallas Cowboy would lead the NFL Rushing Attempts (392), Rushing Yards (1,845) and Rushing Touchdowns (13), lead everyone in Yards From Scrimmage (2,261), All-Purpose Yards (2,261) and would be named the AP Offensive Player of the Year, a First Team All-Pro and again was a Pro Bowl Selection.
Murray would leave Dallas and join division rival Philadelphia in the off-season though it was a horrific fit and he would struggle to get yardage only finishing with 702 Rushing Yards for the season. A trade to the Tennessee Titans would see him enjoy a rejuvenation of sorts as he returned to the Pro Bowl in 2016 with a 1,287 Rushing Yard season. 2017, which would be his final season with Tennessee and in Football would see him finish with 656 Yards on the ground.
DeMarco Murray retires with 7,174 Rushing Yards, 2,165 Receiving Yards and 55 Touchdowns. This will not be a Hall of Fame career and he may struggle to become even a preliminary Hall of Fame candidate, but it is a good career nevertheless and he will be Hall of Fame eligible in 2023.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com wish DeMarco Murray the best in his post-playing career.