Not in Hall of Fame News

Always onward and upward for us here at Notinhalloffame.com! We are ready to unveil a new Top 50, and once again it comes from the hardwood.  It is the Top 50 of the Atlanta Hawks. The franchise began in Buffalo in 1946 as the Bisons in the NBL, though they were only there for a month relocating to Moline, Illinois where they were rechristened the Tri-Cities Blackhawks and would be part of the merger of the NBL and NBA in 1949.  The team would relocate to Milwaukee in in 1951 upon the realization that Moline was too small to support…
We love this! It was announced today on WWE.Com that Jim Cornette will be the inductor for the Rock and Roll Express’s WWE Hall of Fame induction. On his podcast, Cornette stated that he would be honored to induct the tag team but he speculated that due to comments he has made about the world’s biggest wrestling promotion after he was fired over a decade ago that he would never be invited.  We think that he must be pleasantly surprised by this news. Cornette was the long time manager of the Midnight Express, comprising “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton, “Loverboy” Dennis Condrey…

RIP: Chuck Berry

It is a very sad day in the world of Rock and Roll. The legendary Chuck Berry, considered by many to be one of the pioneers of Rock and Roll music, if not the father of the genre, passed away at the age of 90 today.  Berry was at the forefront of accelerating R&B to what would become contemporary Rock and Roll music.  Berry would also incorporate the fast pace of rockabilly to his sound and as such, helped to create a sonic blueprint that appealed to both Black and White America and if there were a Mount Rushmore of…
Dwight Howard, the Atlanta Hawks’ Center was asked recently by ESPN as to whether he is a Basketball Hall of Famer.  He was pretty confident in his answer: “No doubt. It’s kind of got swept under the rug because the perception of all the things that happened in Orlando. All of the media stuff. If you look at basketball itself, and I don’t ever talk about myself, but winning three Defensive Player of the Year trophies has never been done. Leading the league in rebounding six straight years. All that kind of stuff, I think that deserves it.” Howard isn’t…
With Wrestlemania only a few weeks away, the WWE Hall of Fame is naturally closing in.  As such, some of the inductors have been announced for this year’s inductees.  Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat had already been named the inductor for the late “Ravishing” Rick Rude, and today it has made known John Cena will be indicting Kurt Angle and Ron Simmons and John Bradshaw Layfield will be inducting Teddy Long. Cena is an excellent choice.  His first televised match was against Angle, and in later feuds with the former Olympic Gold Medalist, Cena would become legitimized in the eyes of…
When one Hall of Fame class is chosen it means it is time for us to start revising.  Now that the Baseball Hall of Fame has selected Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell and Ivan Rodriguez to Cooperstown, we are now ready to put out our new Notinhalloffame.com Baseball List As such, we took into account the following when looking at our Baseball Revisions: Ranking the now eligible former players.  We already have them on our futures sections and your votes and comments have been taken into account.  The votes and opinions that all of you have given based on those who…
The WWE Hall of Fame has announced that former Rutgers football player, Eric LeGrand will be this year’s recipient of the Warrior Award at this year’s Hall of Fame ceremony. While playing for the Scarlet Knights, LeGrand was severely hurt, suffering a spinal cord injury in a game against Army in 2010.  While he would become paralyzed from the waist down, many doctors speculated that he might not be able live.  Since the accident, LeGrand has becpme a motivational speaker and has raised significant finds for spinal cord research. The widow of the Warrior, Dana Warrior, will do his induction,…
Another day, another major retirement in the National Football League. On his Twitter page, DeMarcus Ware has announced his retirement citing that his “long-term health and quality of life outweigh the spark and passion to play that I once had.”  Ware is retiring at 34 Years old. Drafted 11th overall in 2005 by the Dallas Cowboys out of Troy, the former two time All Sun Belt Selection won the starting Linebacker job in training camp and would make the Pro Bowl the following year, the first of nine trips.  The following season, Ware would make the First Team All Pro…

Doug Free Retires

It looks like we have another significant retirement in the National Football League. Dallas Cowboys Right Tackle, Doug Free has elected to retire at the age of 33.  Free was not an All-Pro Offensive Lineman, but was the emotional leader of a crew considered to be one of the best in the business. Out of the University of Northern Illinois, Free was drafted by Dallas in the 4th Round of the 2007 Draft.  He would take over as the starting Right Tackle in the 2010 season and would start 114 of his 124 Games in the NFL, all of which…
We thought it had been too long since there had been some news regarding the upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony. From a note on the Pearl Jam official Twitter page, the band had the following to say: “While awards and accolades are understandably subjective and a countless number of our peers have yet to be honored, we do feel fortunate to be recognized and provided the opportunity to reunite with everyone who has been part of the group. Specifically the drummers who left their distinctive mark on our band in the pre-Matt Cameron years. Dave Krusen, Matt…