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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.
The Los Angeles Lakers have announced what many of us have long suspected they would do, they will be retiring the numbers 8 and 24 of Kobe Bryant this season. It is notable that he played ten seasons for Los Angeles in both numbers.An All Star for 18 of his 20 seasons, Bryant retired ranked third all-time in Points and was named to 11 1st Team All-NBA rosters. More importantly, he is a five time NBA Champion.Like Shaquille O’Neal, the Lakers will retire his number before his eventual Hall of Fame induction.Bryant becomes the 10th player in Lakers history to…
It was announced today that Hockey Hall of Famer Pierre Pilote passed away at the age of 85. Pilote was one of the most accomplished Defenceman in the National Hockey League throughout the 1960’s and he was named the Norris Trophy winner three seasons in a row (1963-63). A member of the Chicago Blackhawks for 12 of his 13 seasons, Pilote was named a First Team All Star five times, a Second Team All Star three times and the native of Kenogami, Quebec was an integral reason why Chicago won the Stanley Cup in 1961.The blueliner would serve as the…
The International Tennis Hall of Fame announced their five finalists for the Class of 2018 today, which features four Wimbledon Champions.The five finalists are:Pat Cash: Cash only won one Grand Slam, but it was the 1987 Wimbledon Title. The Aussie was also a finalist in his own country’s Grand Slam in 1987 and 1988. He won 12 titles overall in his career.Michael Stich: Stich won the Wimbledon doubles title in 1992 and was the singles title winner in 1991. The German also was part of the 1993 Davis Cup winning team and won the 1992 Olympic Gold Medal in doubles…
As our eventual intention is to look at how each team honors their former players and executives we are thrilled that for the first time ever the Pittsburgh Steelers have finally unveiled their Hall of Honor, a 27 man class.This has been a long time coming, so much so that this group comprises 23 Pro Football Hall of Famers.Let’s get right to this very esteemed group:Art Rooney: The founding owner of the Steelers and President of the team from 1933 to 1974. He also served as the Chairman until 1988.Dan Rooney: The son of Art Rooney, Dan Rooney was the…
A very significant retirement took place in the world of hockey and it should get more attention than it has. Perhaps we can rectify that.Shane Doan retired today after a twenty-one year career spent entirely with the Arizona Coyotes organization. The defensive minded forward was the seventh overall pick of the team in 1995 when they were still located in Winnipeg. He served as the team’s captain from 2003 until this past season and he is the team’s leader in Games Played, Goals, Assists and Points. He retires with 972 career Points and was the winner of the King Clancy…
As we continue or slow process of ranking the all-time Top 50 of each major North American franchise, we also have to constantly update the ones we already have. The one that we have done this time is revising the Detroit Tigers up to accomplishments up to the end of 2016 season.In this particular case, we did not just adjust everything based on what transpired in 2015. The way in which we determine our baseball lists are as follows: Sabremetric tallies while with that team, mostly WAR. Traditional metrics and how they finished in their respective league overall. Playoff accomplishment.…
Regular visitors to Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly putting together the best 50 players of all time for each team from the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association and the National Football League. Once that is complete, our next task is to tackle how each of those teams honor their former players/executives in terms of franchise halls of fames, retired numbers etc.One of the teams that we are in the preliminary stages of selecting our top 50 is the Cincinnati Reds, who announced six former players on their modern era ballot.The nominees are as follows:Aaron Boone,…