Not in Hall of Fame News

Barry Bonds made a sizeable increase in Hall of Fame votes. So did Roger Clemens. Edgar Martinez had his highest increase and for the first time since he has been on the ballot looks like he has a real Hall of Fame chance Trevor Hoffman inched closer. Mike Mussina climbed over 50%. Curt Schilling dropped seven percent and dipped below 50%. We know why don’t we?  So does Curt Schilling, who this week on the Dan Patrick show sounded off on his snub: “We all know why.  Because I’m not — I’m not quiet. I think if I didn’t talk,…
Our favorite day here at Notinhalloffame.com is always when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces their annual Classes.  Our second day is when they announce their Baseball Hall of Fame Class. That second day is here. The Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2017 has been announced and let’s get right to it as we have three new Baseball Hall of Famers The highest vote getter this year is Jeff Bagwell who is selected on his 7th year of eligibility.  Bagwell received 86.2% of the vote, well up from his 71.6% last year.  It has been believed that…
We don’t rank the players not in it, but we here at Notinhalloffame.com always have serious respect for the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame.  Today they have announced that Joe Sakic, Saku Koivu, Teemu Selanne, Uwe Krupp, Angela Ruggiero and Dieter Kalt will be the Class of 2017. Representing Canada is Joe Sakic, who entered the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012.  The native of Burnaby, British Columbia is a two time Stanley Cup Champion and a former Hart Trophy winner as a professional but he also has a decorated career representing his nation.   Sakic won a Gold…
This one makes us very happy. It was announced today that the WWE Hall of Fame will be inducting Kurt Angle into this year’s class, where he is likely to be the headliner. A two time NCAA Champion, Angle won the Olympic Freestyle Wrestling Gold Medal at the 1996 Olympic Games.  He would translate that ability and arguable took to the Professional Wrestling game quicker than anyone in the past thirty years.  Angle would debut on WWE Television in 1999 and in a twelve month period would win the WWF European, Intercontinental and World Heavyweight Championship. He would stay with…

RIP: Jimmy Snuka

It is a very sad day for the WWE, as one of their greatest superstars of all-time, Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka passed away today.  He was 73 years old Before we get to what has dominated news about Snuka in recent years, let’s take a quick look at his decorated in ring career: Born in Fiji in 1943, Snuka did not wrestling until 1970.  His first taste of true success in the wrestling industry took place in ’73 when he went to work for Don Owen in NWA Pacific Northwest.  He would win that regional championship six times as well as…
While women have been entering the Hockey Hall of Fame, we haven’t yet elected to rank them.  Maybe we will one day (we don’t rank coaches or executives), but we did make an exception for Don Cherry.  If we were to ever make an exception for a female player, that person would be Hayley Wickenheiser, who quietly required today following a post on Twitter. Wickenheiser would first suit up for the Canadian Women’s Team in 1994 at the tender age of 15.  That first appearance was the 1994 World Women’s Hockey Championship, where Team Canada would win the Championship.  This…
As we (slowly) continue our way to the Top 50 of each franchise, the next step will be to look at how each team celebrates their former players/executives. As such it is news to us that the Orlando Magic has announced that former star, Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway will become the fifth member of their organization’s Hall of Fame. In 1993, Hardaway was drafted with the 3rd overall pick by Golden State but was subsequently traded to Orlando with other first round picks for the rights to #1 overall pick Chris Webber.  Joining Shaquille O’Neal, Hardaway took the Magic to 50…
Our process is slowly continuing as we have another Top 50 to present in our look at the best players for every major sports team.  The random process continues as we now look at one of the newer teams in the National Hockey League, The Florida Panthers.  While the Panthers do not have that many trips to the playoffs, they did reach the Stanley Cup Finals in their infancy, a surprise trip in 1996, their third year of existence.  As of this writing, they haven’t been back since, but some good players have suited up in Miami.  As this is…
It has felt that for years that existing Baseball Hall of Famers have been constantly stating that PED users have no place in Cooperstown.  As such, it took us by surprise when Hall of Fame Pitcher, Gaylord Perry said today that he thought Barry Bonds deserves to be inducted. It took place in a conference call from Diamond Resorts, and while it was not exactly a glowing endorsement, it was considering that it came from a Hall of Famer over the age of 60: “I think he’ll get in eventually.  If you have a player like that, pretty soon, you…
January is all about the Hall of Fame isn’t it? The College Football Hall of Fame has announced thirteen new entries for the Class of 2017 comprising of three Head Coaches and ten former players. Head Coach, Steve Spurrier.  For many, this is the headliner of the 2017 Class.  Spurrier was already inducted as a player from his stint with Florida where he won the 1986 Heisman Trophy.  As a Head Coach, Spurrier took over the reigns of Duke where in three years (1987-89) he would win one ACC Championship and two ACC Coach of the Years.  He would move…