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RIP: Rick Martin

Rick Martin, our #18 Selection on our Hockey List passed away as the result of a car accident today. Martin was a member of the famed "French Connection" and is one of the all time greats for the Buffalo Sabres Organization. Martin was a seven time All Star and set the rookie record (which has since been broken) for Goals in a season. He would twice score 50 goals and along with his linemates of Gilbert Perrault and Rene Robert, would lead the Sabres to a Stanley Cup Final in 1975. Martin's career prematurely ended due to a severe injury…
They called her the original diva, and in many ways that is the best way to refer to the next inductee to the WWE Hall of Fame. Although her legal name is Tammy Sytch, she is best known to wrestling fans as "Sunny". As Sunny, Tammy Sytch was not known for what she did in the ring....and nor should she as she never really did wrestle. But she was eye candy who appealed to virtually all men and knew how to talk on the microphone. We had her at #103, which we felt was an accurate number. Sytch was ranked…
The Current WWE Hall of Fame List is up on our site. Do you agree with Vince McMahon and whom he has selected to be in his Hall of Fame? Cast your vote here at Notinhalloffame.com!
The next entrant to the 2011 WWE Hall of Fame Class has been announced and it is "Bullet" Bob Armstrong.  The "Bullet" may not be known to a lot of newer wrestling fans, but he was a long time star in the American South throughout the 70's and early 80's, and is the father of  attitude era star, the Road Dogg. We had ranked Armstrong #131 on our list, and though he did get inducted, it is a rank we still agree with.  Bob Armstrong never worked for Vince Jr., and though he had a good relationship with Vince Sr.,…

RIP: Duke Snider 1926-2011

We here at Notinhalloffame mourn the loss of Baseball Hall of Famer, Duke Snider who passed away today. Snider was one of the All Time great Dodgers, and he entered the Hall of Fame in 1980. The former eight time All Star, and constant MVP threat in the 1950's blted 407 Home Runs in his illustrious career. "The Duke of Flatbush" had his number #4 retired by the Dodgers in 1980. It was a well deserved honor. 
Well, we have not had a extention on our Rock and Roll Future Eligible list for a while.  We have now added a list of those worth considering who will be eligible in the year 2020.  Take a look, and see whether any of them have a legitimate shot.  
"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan has been announced as the second selection to the WWE Hall of Fame.  The Glens Falls native was recently an active competitor in the WWE and has been on very good terms with Stamford for the past few years.  Duggan was the first ever winner of the Royal Rumble and one of the top baby faces for the Fed for years.  We had Hacksaw ranked at #59 and congratulate him on his most recent accomplishment!  
We guess this is the season where All Stars are retiring. Jim Edmonds, who on four occasions was a Major League All Star announced that he is calling it a career after seventeen campaigns in the bigs. His announcement has not made a lot of people think of Cooperstown, and the odds are strong that he is a "one and done" when eligible, but is it possible that a case could made? Jim Edmonds finished his career with 393 career Home Runs and an RBI short of 1,200. His career OPS is a very respectable .903 and twice he finished…

Gary Sheffield Retires

Gary Sheffield has officially retired and has made his case for the Baseball Hall of Fame. Twenty years ago, a baseball star with over 500 Home Runs would be an automatic lock for the Hall of Fame. That is not the case anymore now is it? Sheffield's career stats are solid, there is no doubt of this. He hit 509 Homers, was a nine time All Star and a five time Silver Slugger. Subsequently, his 2,689 Hits and 1,676 Runs Batted In are also impressive tallies. Still there are three things that worl against him. Journeyman Perception. Sheffield may have…
Well....Just when it seemed we had an interesting thought about Peter Forsberg; he up and retires on us. The Swedish Superstar's comeback lasted only two games and thirty-five minutes on the ice, yet he deemed his past injuries to render him ready for a permanent trip to the golf course. Forsberg did not hit the 1,000 point mark but his International play makes him a serious HOF contender in our eyes. When eligible (should he not return to European Pro Hockey) in three years, we think he will habe a solid upper rank on our list. What do you all…