Not in Hall of Fame News

TORONTO, ONTARIO DecEMBER 30, 2017After a year long public vote the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame has announced the five new members comprising the Class of 2018.In the Fictitious Athlete Division, Willie “Mays” Hayes (Major League), Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump) and Bobby Boucher (The Waterboy) were chosen. From the Rocky series, Mickey Goldmill has been voted in and “Guffy” McGovern from Angels in the Outfield is the Veteran’s Selection.The induction of Hayes (specifically the version played by Wesley Snipes in the first Major League film) marks the third character from the movie to be inducted. The fleet-footed outfielder joins Ricky…
The Basketball Hall of Fame shocked us yesterday with their announcement that former players are now eligible three years after retirement. As such, it rendered our Notinhalloffame.com Basketball list invalid and has also created a loaded list of nominees.Let’s get right to the nominees for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2018:Oh…and be patient…It is quite the long listPlayers (North American Committee):Mark Aguirre: Aguirre is a two time NBA Champion with the Pistons and was also a three time NBA All Star. In 1980 at DePaul he was named the Naismith College Player of the Year. Ray Allen: The…
We did not see this coming.The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame dropped what is for us a bombshell and frankly we here at Notinhalloffame.com wished we had a bit of a heads up!On Thursday, The Basketball Hall of Fame will announce the finalists for their institution but there will likely be candidates that we did not expect to see as they have now announced that former players need only to have retired for three years to be eligible. This will mean that former MVP Steve Nash is now HOF eligible.We apologize as since we just learned of this change, our…
As we methodically put together our all-time Top 50 of every team from the big four of American sports, the next goal will be to look at how each franchise honors their past players. As such it is significant news to us that this evening the Los Angeles Lakers will be retiring both the #8 and #24 of Kobe Bryant, which will mark the first time in a major North American sport where two numbers were retired in honor of one player.This is perfectly fitting, as Bryant’s performance wearing both numbers is more than good enough to warrant retirement.In what…

RIP: Tom Zenk

It was reported today that former Professional Wrestling star, Tom Zenk passed away at the age of 59. From Robbindale, Minnesota, Zenk was part of crew of athletes from Robbinsdale High School who would go onto a career in Pro Wrestling. This included Nikita Koloff, Curt Hennig, John Nord, Barry Darsow and “Ravishing” Rick Rude. Zenk would graduate in 1976 and would debut in 1984. Zenk would compete in the AWA, the Pacific Northwest and would then join IWA in Montreal as the tag team partner of Rick Martel. Through the latter, he would join the World Wrestling Federation in…
When you are nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it is naturally disappointing when you don’t get the call.It was no exception for Judas Priest frontman, Rob Halford who saw his band nominated for the first time though they were eligible since 1999.In an interview with 100.7 KSLX in Phoenix, Halford read and shared the rejection letter that the band received:Thank you for embracing your nomination for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. While you didn’t garner enough votes for induction this year, you were part of a very select group of Hall of…
As you know Alan Trammell and Jack Morris will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. We now have a third inductee.Bob Costas was named the 2018 Ford C. Frick Award Winner, which is given annually to the candidate who displays “excellence in broadcasting”. Costas is not just known for Baseball as he has done work for NBC for the NBA, NFL and has hosted the Olympics for the network on 11 occasions. In Baseball, Costas has worked for NBC as both an Analyst and a Host and has also worked for the MLB Network since 2009.We here at…

RIP: Tommy Nobis

It was announced today that Tommy Nobis, former College Linebacker at the University of Texas and professional for the Atlanta Falcons died today at his home. He was 74 years old. Nobis is one of the most revered players in Longhorn history, and justifiably so. As a sophomore, Nobis was already the anchor of a Texas defense that would help the team win the National Championship in 1963. As a senior, he would win the Knute Rockne Award (Best Lineman), the Outland Trophy (Best Interior Lineman) and the coveted Maxwell Award. As expected, Nobis was the number one pick by…
While we know that Christmas Morning is a couple of weeks away, it is our December 25 at Notinhalloffame.com.This morning the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced the new inductees for the Class of 2018.Let’s get right the new inductee shall we?Bon Jovi. Every year since the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame instituted the Fan Vote, the winner was selected. This year was no exception. Eligible since 2008, the New Jersey rockers got in on their second nomination and can still sell out arenas today. They have sold 120 million albums worldwide.Inducted Members: David Bryan, Jon Bon Jovi,…
It is official.Devin Hester announced via Twitter in the best Devin Hester way possible that he would be retiring from professional football.“I have good news and bad news. Good news: Commissioner Goodell, you can put the kickoff back at the 30. Bad news, Y’all will have to find a new favorite returner….…Hopefully next time I see y’all it’ll be in Canton.”Hester retires as the most successful returner all-time with 19 Return Touchdowns (plus one more on a missed Field Goal). 14 of those Returns came from Punt Returns, an all-time record.Hester was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the second…