Not in Hall of Fame News

In an interview with the Tennesseean, Nashville Predators Captain, Mike Fisher has officially announced his retirement from the National Hockey League.  The 37 year old Center played 1,088 career games accumulating 276 Goals and 388 Assists over a seventeen year career split between Nashville and his original NHL team, the Ottawa Senators. It was in Ottawa, where he had his best seasons, twice finishing in the top five Frank J. Selke Award balloting for the league’s top defensive forward.  Ottawa had a lot of great teams which Fisher was a part of and he helped them reach the 2008 Stanley…
You have to think that this could only happen to the Jacksonville Jaguars.On March 9 of this year Offensive Tackle Branden Albert was traded from the Miami Dolphins to the Jags, but three months later before playing a game for the team he abruptly announced his retirement from the National Football League.Again only the Jaguars.Saying that, this raises our usual question, which is do we have a Hall of Famer on our hands.Albert played 120 Games in the NFL with Kansas City and Miami and started all but two of them.  He would achieve two Pro Bowl selections, one in…
I don’t know about you but there was something satisfying about this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame ceremony.Perhaps it is because the induction of Jeff Bagwell after seven years was finally was chosen, likely forced to wait for the Hall due to PED suspicion.  Maybe it is more due to Ivan Rodriguez getting in on his first ballot.  While I-Rod never tested positive for Performance Enhancing Drugs, Jose Canseco named him as someone who he injected personally.  Regardless of whether that is true or not, Pudge is regarded by many as the greatest Catcher of all time by many pundits…
The University of Nebraska Football Hall of Fame has announced four former players to their institution.The new class consists of:Donnie McGhee: Playing on the Offensive Line from 1968 to 1970, McGhee was a one time First Team Big Eight Selection. Randy Theiss:  Another Offensive Lineman, Theiss played for the Sooners from 1980 to 1982.  He would be named a Third Team All-American in ’82 and was also named a First Team Big Eight Selection that year.Chad Kelsay:  A member of two National Championship Teams (1995 & 1997), Kelsay was a powerful Defensive End who was a one time Second Team…
The Poker Hall of Fame doesn’t waste much time.Less than a week after announcing their 2017 Finalists the institution officially selected Phil Ivey and David “Devilfish” Ulliott into their Hall of Fame.  The induction of Ivey is especially impressive as he just turned 40, the minimum to be selected.  The 10 time WSOP Bracelet winner becomes the youngest member of the Hall.The induction of Ulliott is posthumous as “Devilfish” passed away in 2015 from cancer.  The Englishman helped spread the game in the United Kingdom.Ivey and Ulliott become members 53 and 54 of the Poker Hall of Fame.
The Poker Hall of Fame has announced the 10 Finalists for their Class of 2017.They are:David Chiu:  Born in China, David Chiu was the first ever winner of the Tournament of Champions.  Chiu is also a five time Bracelet winner on the WSOP and finished in the money 60 times.Mori Eskandini: Eskandini is former 16 time money finisher and the WSOP but is more known for being the producer of Poker After Dark, High Stakes Poker and the National Heads-Up Poker Championship.Thor Hansen:  From Norway, Hansen is a two time Bracelet winner on the WSOP.Ted Forrest: AKA “Professor Backwards” is…
Damn we love social media.How can we not?  It brings us a continuous source of news!Today, former Running Back Fred Taylor lamented on Twitter about his exclusion from the upcoming induction of the 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017. On Twitter, he had the following to say:“I earned respect on the field.  Numbers better than majority of RBs in history.  Still don’t understand why the writers don’t respect it.”“Not just backs that have come and gone in NFL HISTORY…but better than majority of the backs in the HOF…” “Don’t tell me anything about eras. AFC had top defenses…
We have been putting this one of for a while but we have to ask the question now that the Miami Heat has officially waived Chris Bosh, do we put him on our 2021 Futures or do we wait to see if he officially retires?Bosh thanked the fans of Miami in an open letter on his website but did not indicate whether he intends to retire from professional basketball or not.  The former alumni of Georgia Tech was forced off of the court due to blood clots at the 2014-15 All Star break and it would happen again the year…
With some additional announcements, all of the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductors for 2017 have been named.  Sebastian Andersen will induct his father, former Place Kicker Morten Andersen.Sports Agent Neil Schwartz will induct his client and friend, Terrell Davis.Tommy Rhodes will induct Kenny Easley, who he coached in high school.Gene Jones will induct her husband, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.Former Miami Dolphins Head Coach Jimmy Johnson will induct his former player Jason Taylor.Lorenzo Neal will induct his former San Diego Charger teammate LaDainian Tomlinson.Brenda Warner will induct her husband, Kurt Warner.The Pro Football Hall of Fame festivities will take…
Normally we don’t really comment on Halls of Fame from club teams in France, but we are captivated by the fact that when Paris Saint Germain unveiled their Hall of Fame on their website today a very curious name was included…David Beckham.Even the most casual sports fan knows that name.  Hell, most people know that name if they have never seen a soccer ball.  Beckham is an international star that graced tabloids and advertisements for years, and yes he was one hell of a soccer player in his prime.  There are a lot of Halls of Fame that Posh’s husband…