Not in Hall of Fame News

Pete Rose is trying another channel to get into the Baseball Hall of Fame. In a seven page letter to Cooperstown, Rose outline that the ban that was imposed him 27 years ago by then commissioner, Bart Giamatti was never designed to ban him from the Hall of Fame.  For those unaware, the Baseball Hall of Fame acts independently of MLB.  The year before Rose was to be eligible the Hall of Fame passed regulation that those who were banned from MLB were therefore banned from the Hall of Fame. It is definitely worth noting that current commissioner, Rob Manfred…
For the fourth year in a row, we here at Notinhalloffame.com will be predicting whom the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be naming as Finalists for the next class. This year, I am joined again by our own DDT and Spheniscus and we will see which one of us can correctly predict the Finalists of the most debated Hall of Fame worldwide.  All of us clearly took different approaches as to how we came up with up our projections, and hopefully you will be entertained by our varying processes. Follow along with us, and let us know who…
We have been expecting this day all week. Kevin Garnett of the Minnesota Timberwolves announced his retirement over his Instagram page.  This will conclude a productive 21 Year Career in which the big man Farragut Academy would cement a legacy as one of the most intense and defensive minded players of all time. Garnett came into the NBA as the first high school player in twenty years and while many were concerned that a player out of high school could not make the jump to the NBA, though Garnett quickly silenced those critics and opened the door for high schoolers…
The finalists for our third full class for the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame have been announced and like the first two years, voting on the candidates are open to the public and began with an initial round of Preliminary Nominees and then was pared down to Semi-Finalists. This year the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame will be inducting fictional characters from three categories, Athletes, Contributors and the Veteran’s Category, which focuses on fictional sports characters prior to 1970.  The 15 Athlete Finalists are:  Al Bundy (Ed O’Neill in Married…With Children), who once scored four touchdowns in a high school football…
The Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced the 97 men who comprise their Preliminary Nominees.  Let’s get right to it and take a look at the complete list. * Denotes Finalist + Denotes First Year of Eligibility Quarterbacks: Drew Bledsoe: 1993-2006.  New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys.  1 Super Bowl, 4 Pro Bowls, 44,611 Passing Yards, 251 TD Passes, 137 PFRAV.  Ranked #72 on Notinhalloffame.com. Randall Cunningham: 1985-2001.  Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens.  1 First Team All Pro, 4 Pro Bowls.  29,979 Passing Yards, 207 TD Passes, 134 PFRAV.   Ranked #43 on Notinhalloffame.com. Doug Flutie:…
Every great website needs an identity, and we here at Notinhalloffame.com and The Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame decided to go one step further. We have found ourselves a spokes model, and just in time, as we will be unveiling the Finals for the 2016 FAHOF Class. Out of Wilmington, North Carolina, we would like to present to you Haley Reagan, an avid sports and pop culture buff who knows how to grill a perfect t-bone and pair it with just the right beer…but enough from us.  Let’s let Haley tell you about herself! I grew up in Wisconsin. I…
It is Basketball Hall of Fame weekend and dare we say that this is perhaps our favorite group since we started our site six years ago. How can it not be as the top three players on our list, Shaquille O’Neal, Allen Iverson and Yao Ming, were all selected, and it is hard to think of a triumvirate as different as those three. Despite there being three first ballot Hall of Famers, there shouldn’t be a question as to which one is the headliner; it is the man who is also the biggest. Shaquille O’Neal came into the NBA as…
Many of our regular visitors are aware that in our Hockey section, we put up active players who are on the downside of their career.  The reason we do this is that for the Hockey Hall of Fame, retired players are eligible after only three years and the “HOF Clock” begins much sooner. As such, we have added additional active players to our TBD (to be determined) list. They are as follows: Chris Kunitz, a former First Team NHL Star and three time Stanley Cup Champion. Daniel Sedin, a former Art Ross Trophy Winner. Dany Heatley, a former Calder Trophy…
It has been announced that the ARIA (Australian Record Industry Association) Hall of Fame will be inducting Crowded House as this year’s lone entrant. The band has sold two million records in Australia with four albums reaching the top of the charts, and their biggest International Hit, “Don’t Dream It’s Over” went to #2 in the United States.  Expected to be on hand is founding member, Neil Finn and Nick Seymour. The ARIA Hall of Fame was formed in 1988 and includes internationally known acts such as AC/DC, Men at Work, The Seekers, The Bee Gees, INXS, The Little River…
The Philadelphia Eagles announced this week two new members, a former player and an announcer to their franchise Hall of Fame. Middle Linebacker, Jeremiah Trotter will be entering the Eagles Hall of Fame this autumn. Trotter was a 3rd Round Draft Pick in 1998, from Stephen F. Austin and was used sparingly in his rookie season.  Trotter would become a starter in his sophomore season under new Head Coach, Andy Reid, and would proceed to lead Philadelphia in Tackles in three seasons in a row.  In 2000, Trotter would be named to the First Team All Pro and make his…