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Our slow and methodical process of putting together the top 50 players from every franchise continues and it is just in time for the upcoming NBA season. Today we present one of the newest franchises, the Toronto Raptors.The Raptors have never won an NBA Championship, nor have they been to the Finals but as of this writing have had their best string of regular and post season success in the last few years. With a team this young this is not exactly an All Star team but that is to be expected and it will be fun to watch this…
Another quick break before I get to the Top 10 newly eligible Rock Hall acts. They announced the 2018 nominees today, so a quick 11 thoughts on how the Committee did…1. Congrats to Bon Jovi. The online vote, which you can participate in here... http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/7988959/2018-rock-hall-of-fame-nominees , is only supposed to count for one of the 450 or so votes for the Rock Hall. Whether by coincidence, a conscious choice by the voters, or most likely, finagling by the Rock Hall, every band that has won this vote (Rush, Kiss, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Chicago, and Journey) has been elected. Looking at…
We love days like this.The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced today with some serious shockers, so let’s get right to it!The 19 nominees are:Bon Jovi: Bon Jovi is nominated for the second time and poses a serious threat to advance all the way this yesr. Don’t be surprised if they win the fan vote.The Cars: This is the third nominee in a row for the group.Depeche Mode. Nominated for the second year in a row, should they get in they would be the first 80’s alternative band to get inducted.Dire Straits. This is the first nomination for Dire…

RIP: Tom Petty

First the Las Vegas shootings, now the death of Tom Petty. This is truly a sad day for America.At the age of 66, Petty went into full cardiac arrest in his home in Malibu and by the time he was brought to the hospital there was no brain activity. He would die hours later after being pulled from life support.Born in 1950 in Gainesville, Florida, Petty formed the Heartbreakers in 1977. Though their first album (eponymously titled, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) did poorly, it did yield the future favorite, “Breakdown”. The second album You’re Gonna Get It did better…
For the past four years, I have solicited the opinions of two of our regular contributors to assist in predicting just who the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will nominate. This year, we have three completely different takes on this, and I think this might be our most interesting forecast yet.         The Committee Chairman’s Rock Hall Predictions This is going to be harder for one basic reason. I can’t predict that the Rock Hall will nominate Chic anymore. Nominated eleven times and failing to get in each time, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame did exactly what I…
The Honolulu based Polynesian Football Hall of Fame has announced their nominees for their Class of 2018. This group consists of 15 former players and 3 contributors.The nominees are as follows:Players:Tony Banks (Samoan Ancestry), Quarterback: Michigan State, St. Louis Rams, Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, Houston Texans.A three sport letterman in high school, Banks threw for 4,129 Yards at Michigan State and was the first Quarterback chosen in the 1996 Draft. As a pro, he was a backup for the Super Bowl XXXV winning Baltimore Ravens and would tally 15,315 Yards with 77 Touchdown Passes.Herman “Buddy” Pi’ikei Clark (Hawaiian…
It’s that time again!Last December, our Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame announced it’s third full class as voted by a one year long vote by the public.That class comprised Apollo Creed (Rocky), Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez (The Sandlot) and Charlie Conway (The Mighty Ducks) and they joined previous inductees; The Hanson Brothers (Slap Shot), Reggie Dunlop (Slap Shot), Happy Gilmore (Happy Gilmore), Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn (Major League), Crash Davis (Bull Durham), Roy Hobbs (The Natural) and Rocky Balboa, the inaugural inductee.Like in previous years, the opening round began with over 300 Fictional Athletes and over 100 Contributors, which has…
Another sad day has taken place in the world of professional wrestling.Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, considered the greatest manager in professional wrestling history passed away today at the age of 72. While the cause of death was not announced, Heenan suffered from various forms of cancer over the last fifteen years, most significantly in the throat area where his jaw was removed. Like most wrestling managers, Heenan started off as a wrestler but it wasn’t long before he was managing and wrestling where he needed to. Despite the fact that Heenan was often on the losing end of most matches…
We here at Notinhalloffame.com have always been fond of the fact that the Pro Football Hall of Fame has preliminary nominees; so much so that we incorporated that in both our Fictitious Athlete and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. As such, we are pleased to bring to you the preliminary nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018.All of the first year candidates will be underlined, and the returning Finalists will have an asterisk. Let’s take a look shall we?Quarterbacks:Randall Cunningham: PHI 1985-95, MIN 1997-99, DAL 2000 & BAL 2001. Ranked #45 on Notinhalloffame.com.Rich Gannon: MIN…
The Toy Hall of Fame has announced the Finalists for the 2017 Class and as it typically is many childhood memories are flooding back!The 12 Finalists are:ClueMagic 8 Ball Wiffle BallTransformersUnoSandPaper AirplanesPEZ DispensersPlay FoodMatchbox CarsMy Little PonyRiskThis is a pretty eclectic group of toys isn’t it?A national advisory committee picked the Finalists. The Class of 2017 will be announced on November 9.