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RIP: Jim Bunning

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…

RIP: Gregg Allman

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…
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 &…
It is a very sad day for the National Football League and specifically the Seattle Seahawks.Former Defensive Tackle Cortez Kennedy passed away today at the age of 48.  There is no cause of death listed at this time.A ferocious run-stopper, Kennedy was the third overall pick out of the University of Miami.  In a professional career that was spent entirely with the Seattle Seahawks, Kennedy was a seven time Pro Bowl Selection and a three time First Team All Pro, his best season coming in 1992 where he was named the Defensive Player of the Year.  He would record 58…
As the result of a fan vote, Raymond Clayborn has been selected for the New England Patriots Hall of Fame.The former Cornerback enters the Hall on his fourth year on the ballot.Drafted 16th overall out of the University of Texas, Clayborn was used primarily as a Kick Returner in his rookie year and by his sophomore campaign was a starter, and would be for eleven more seasons in New England.  Clayborn was not just a starter but was a three time Pro Bowl Selection, and a major part of the defensive corps that took the Patriots to a Super Bowl…
Let’s add Calvin Johnson to those who are championing Terrell Owens for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.In an interview with the Detroit Free Press, “Megatron” had the following to say:"Hands down. You can't name 10 receivers [better]. You got to at least name T.O. probably in there at some point.If he was a humble guy -- I'm not saying he's not a humble guy, but if he didn't have all the craziness in the media -- maybe he'd be a first ballot, I don't know. I'm not a voter, I don't know. But I just assume that maybe that…
It is time for us to continue our additions here at Notinhalloffame.com.  We have added to our Baseball Futures section by adding those who will be eligible for Cooperstown in 2021.The complete list can be found here, but here are each of those who could appear on the ballot for the first time in ’21.A.J. Burnett: An All Star in 2015 who led the American League in Strikeouts in 2008.  He is currently 31st all-time in that stat.Aaron Harang: Harang led the NL in Wins and Strikeouts in 2006 and would finish 4th in Cy Young voting.Adam LaRoche:  A winner…
Another Hall of Fame Class equals for us another Hall of Fame revision.Approximately seven weeks ago, the WWE Hall of Fame inducted the Class of 2017, which took many off of our list.  This included:Kurt Angle (Ranked #6)Toots Mondt (Ranked #17)“Ravishing” Rick Rude (Ranked #20)Haystacks Calhoun (Ranked #32)The Rock and Roll Express (Ranked #41)Diamond Dallas Page (Ranked #47)Rikidozan (#68)Dr. Jerry Graham (#80)Teddy Long (#134)June Byers (#199)Beth Phoenix (#240)With the removal of these wrestlers, we have moved one wrestler from the future candidates section (The Big Show), and have added more additional performers who we may have forgotten before.  Rankings have…
The music world woke up to some sad news today.In what may be a suicide, Chris Cornell, the lead singer of Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog has died at the age of 52 while in tour in Detroit. Michigan.Born in Seattle, Cornell formed Soundgarden in 1984.  The group would release their first EP in 1987 and would be courted by multiple labels as they along with other Grunge bands of the area (Nirvana, Pearl Jam) were leading an alternative music explosion.  Prior to Soundgarden’s breakthrough to the mainstream in 1994, he formed Temple of the Dog, a grunge…
The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced their four member Class of 2017, and with two of them you certainly don’t have to be Canadian to know who they are.  Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Neil Young, headlines this years Class.  Having written numerous songs and albums, it is actually ore of a surprise that he hasn’t been chosen already.  Young is joined by the politically conscious singer, Bruce Cockburn, who has had significant crossover success across the border.Montreal band Beau Dommage and French-Canadian composer, Stephane Venne rounds out the Class.The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony…