Not in Hall of Fame News

We here at Notinhalloffame.com have been doing preliminary work for a future expansion of our Hockey section.  As such, we decided to bolster our futures section, which has led us to add a few players to our 2018 Hockey Futures Section.  The 2018 Hockey Futures include Martin Brodeur and Martin St. Louis, two people who will likely get in immediately but we decided to add a few players who while are not likely to receive serious consideration, were good players who we wish to respect with their addition here.  The new entries are: Brenden Morrow: A former Stanley Cup Champion…
This is one of the saddest days for us at Notinhalloffame.com and for me specifically, Kirk Buchner, the owner of this site. My friend, Chavo Guerrero Sr., passed away after a battle with liver cancer.  He was 68 years old. I am not going to speak now about his decorated career, which while extensive, is not the way I will remember him.  To me, Chavo was a man whose heart exceeded his muscles, whose passion for wrestling was only matched by his pride of being a member of the Guerrero family.  He was proud, always told you what was on…
Michael Vick entered the National Football League with a lot of fanfare as the number #1 pick in the 2001 Draft.  He exited with a comment to ESPN columnist, Josina Anderson, where he stated, “I’m willing to say yeah, I’m officially retired.” While this is not exactly the glorious departure that people envisioned in 2001, this is a still a career worth taking a look at and maybe even asking the Hall of Fame question.  Drafted out of Virginia Tech, Vick would become the Falcon’s permanent starter in his sophomore year.  The Quarterback would dazzle the fans of the NFL…
Normally, the Pro Football Hall of Fame is relatively easy to forecast as they don’t normally have surprises, but with this year’s class, we are a little befuddles with some of this year’s selections, or rather this year’s snubs. Let’s start with who got in. It was expected by almost everyone that former San Diego Chargers Running Back, LaDainian Tomlinson would enter Canton on his first try, and that did happen.  The Back from TCU was the NFL MVP in 2006 and retired 5th all-time in Rushing Yards and 2nd in Rushing Touchdowns.  Tomlinson was not the only first ballot…
Regular visitors to our website know that we are SLOWLY working on our Top 50 players of each major team.  The end game will eventually showcase how each team honors their former players, coaches and executives.  As such, it is news to us that the St. Louis Blues retired the number of Bob Plager last night.  A New York Ranger for the first three years of his career, Plager was traded to the expansion Blues, and was a member of the original team.  Plager would have an opportunity in St. Louis to be a starter and would be a dependable…
Generally, we don’t really talk about the retirement of NFL Punters, or Punters in general, but we do feel compelled to mention that Pat McAfee of the Indianapolis Colts has retired. McAfee, who is only 29, was a very popular player amongst the Colts fans, both for his skill and for his quirky personality.  He actually ranked third in jersey sales on the team.  He retired from the NFL to join the growing website Barstool Sports. The Punter is a former two time Pro Bowler and one time First Team All Pro Selection. While we don’t see him as a…
The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame has announced their Class of 2017, which will be headlined by former Cy Young Award winner, Roy Halladay and former MVP, Vladimir Guerrero will be entering the Hall.  Roy Halladay was a star player with the Toronto Blue Jays and was with the team for twelve seasons, culminating in a Cy Young Award in 2003.  Halladay, a potential future Baseball Hall of Famer, went 148 and 76 with a 3.43 ERA with 1,495 Strikeouts.  He was a six time All Star as a Blue Jay.  Vladimir Guerrero began his career with the Montreal Expos,…
According to the reputable pro wrestling website, Pwinsider.com, The Rock and Roll Express will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. While the team comprising Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson did not have the most prosperous runs in the then named World Wrestling Federation, the tandem is considered a revolutionary force in tag team wrestling and is still held in very high regard today. Formed in 1983 in Memphis from the mind of head booker, Jerry Lawler, The Rock and Roll Express were an instant hit in the area.  Showcasing their love of Rock and Roll and high flying…
It has been announced by the Canadian Music Hall of Fame that Sarah McLachlan will be the next inductee.  The official induction will take place at this year’s Juno Awards on April 2 in Ottawa, Ontario. McLachlan is a multi time Juno Award winner and a three time Grammy Award winner.  She has nine top ten hits in Canada and two in the United States and is the originator of the Lilith Fair Concerts that promoted women in music. While this is not of the same level of prestige of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the explosion of…
Frank Thomas has always been critical of PED users getting into the Baseball Hall of Fame.  At the recent “Sox Fest”, The Big Hurt has softened his stance on that…sort of. Ivan Rodriguez, Jeff Bagwell and Tim Raines were selected for Cooperstown this year, and Thomas is not overly thrilled with two of them anyway: “We have two great players going in (this year) and they know. It's no secret.  If they didn't do it they would be stomping and kicking on interviews, 'I didn't do it.' If you didn't, you come to the forefront, 'Let's take a lie detector…