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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,…
It is another big day in relation to the Pro Football Hall of Fame as the Bobby Beathard has been named this year’s Contributor Finalist.Beathard’s career began with the Kansas City Chiefs in 1963 as a Scout and while he would leave the team briefly to work directly for the American Football League but would return to the Chiefs and during their 1966 AFL Championship Season. He would later scout for the Atlanta Falcons from 1968 to 1971 and would join the Miami Dolphins in ’72 as their Director of Player Personnel and would win two Super Bowl Rings in…
We consider this a great day at Notinhalloffame.com!Jerry Kramer, who we currently have ranked #2 on our Football list has been named a Senior Nominee for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.This is a long time coming as Kramer has been a multi-time Hall of Fame nominee and is the only man who has been named one of the greatest 50 NFL players of all time not to be enshrined in Canton. Playing his entire career for the Green Bay Packers, Kramer was the anchor of the famed “Packer Sweep” and a member of Green Bay’s first two Super Bowl…
Well, we have another sudden retirement worth talking discussing.13 days after he signed a one year contract with the Buffalo Bills, Wide Receiver Anquan Boldin has announced his retirement from professional football so that he focus on his humanitarian efforts. He had this to say in a statement to ESPN:"Football has afforded me a platform throughout my career to have a greater impact on my humanitarian work, and at this time, I feel drawn to make the larger fight for human rights a priority. My life's purpose is bigger than football."How can you not respect that? Especially considering how much…
It was not that long ago that the Hockey Hall of Fame selected four former National Hockey League players to their institution, all of which were ranked in our top ten on our Notinhalloffame.com Hockey List. They are Teemu Selanne (#1), Paul Kariya (#3), Mark Recchi (#4) and Dave Andreychuk (#10). As such it is time for us to present our new list of those to consider for the Hockey Hall of Fame for 2018.When putting together any new list we obviously remove the recently inducted but add on those who we consider worthy. We also look at the opinions…