Hall of Fame Pitcher and former U.S. Senator, Jim Bunning died at the age of 85 today. 

A fearless hurler who toiled in the Majors for seventeen seasons, Bunning was a nine time All Star and one of the few to throw a perfect game.  He retired from baseball with a 224 and 184 record with 2,855 Strikeouts.  Historically speaking he was the second player in MLB history to record 100 Wins and 1,000 Strikeouts in each league, mostly through efforts with the Detroit Tigers and Philadelphia Phillies respectively.

Bunning would enter the Baseball Hall of Fame via the Veterans Committee in 1996.

We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends and family of Jim Bunning at this time.
A great voice died today.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Gregg Allman passed away peacefully today in his home in Savannah, Georgia.  Allman was 69 years old and had been reportedly battling liver problems for the past five years.

Considered by many to be one of the true fathers of Southern Rock, Allman formed the famed Allman Brothers Band with his older brother and acclaimed guitarist, Duane.  Melting the Southern rock sound with the upcoming jamming scene from San Francisco, The Allman Brothers spoke to Americans coast to coast.

The Allmans were influenced by the Blues, and Gregg’s whiskey soaked rasp was the perfect partner for his smooth yet electric keyboard playing.  The band became commercially successful, but Gregg emerged as the breakout star, especially with his marriage to Cher, which exposed him to a different audience than he would have normally received. 

Allman would also strike out on his own and put out a respected discography and had a reputation for being one of the great live performers in music history.

We here at Notinhalloffame.com extend our condolences to the friends and family of Gregg Allman at this time.
It is another big day for us at Notinhalloffame.com!

Last December, The Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced it’s second full class as voted by a one year long vote by the public.

That class comprised Gorillaz and Tenacious D who joined the inaugural (and controversial) inductees of Spinal Tap, The Blues Brothers and The Monkees.

Like in previous years, the opening round began with over 500 Fictional Musicians which has been reduced to 40 Fictional Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Semi-Finalists.

The 40 Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall Semi-Finalists are:

Aldous Snow (Get Him to the Greek)

Alice Bowie (Cheech & Chong)

Alvin & the Chipmunks (Alvin & the Chipmunks)

Archies, The (The Archies)

Autobahn (The Big Lebowski)

B-Sharps, The (The Simpsons)

Banana Splits (The Banana Splits)

Bleeding Gums Murphy (The Simpsons)

Brady Bunch Kids, The (The Brady Bunch)

Buckaroo Banzai & the Honk Kong Cavaliers (The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension)

Bugaloos, The (The Bugaloos)

CB4 (CB4)

Commitments, The (The Commitments)

Dethklok (Metapcolypse)

Dewey Cox (Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story)

Dingoes Ate My Baby (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Dr. Teeth & the Electric Mayhem (The Muppets)

Eddie and the Cruisers (Eddie and the Cruisers)

Figran’ Dan and the Modal Nodes (Star Wars)

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Hedwig and the Angry Inch)

Jem and the Holograms (Jem and the Holograms)

Jessica Rabbit (Who Framed Roger Rabbit?)

Josie & the Pussycats (The Archies & Josie & The Pussycats)

Junkyard Band, The (Fat Albert)

Marvin Berry & the Starlighters (Back to the Future)

Michigan J. Frog (Warner Brothers)

Niggaz With Hats (Fear of a Black Hat)

Otis Day & The Knights (Animal House)

Partridge Family, The (The Partridge Family)

Ricky Ricardo (I Love Lucy)

Rowlf the Dog (The Muppets)

Rutles, The (The Rutles)

School of Rock, The (The School of Rock)

Sex Bob-Omb (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World)

Soggy Bottom Boys, The (O Brother, Where Art Thou?)

Timmy and the Lords of the Underworld (South Park)

Wonders, The (That Thing You Do!)

Wayouts, The (The Flintstones)

Winslow Leach (Phantom of the Paradise)

Wyld Stallyns (Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure)

The top fifteen vote getters will advance to the Final Round.

The Finalists will be announced on August 30, 2017.

Voting can be found here:

http://www.notinhalloffame.com/ficitious-rock-and-roll-voting/2017-round-2

We thank you for your support of this project and look for more like this from us at Notinhalloffame.com!
Looking back at the Super Bowl recent history the New England Patriots have are now on the doorsteps of becoming the most legendary team in the NFL and a strong favorite to win once more the next Super Bowl in 2018.

In 2017 they faced the Atlanta Falcons with a horrible first half being down by over 20 points. A tremendous comeback gave them a 34-28 overtime victory to win their 5th Super Bowl title in a league were no clear favorites have existed over time, but this seems to be changing with the Patriots consistent Super Bowl appearances and favoritism.