Not in Hall of Fame News

Again, can we say how much we love “Hall of Fame Season”? As is tradition, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame announced their finalists on NBA Hall of Fame weekend, and for us the biggest news is that Chris Webber is finally a Finalist.  Let’s take a look at this year’s Finalists: Hugh Evans.  Evans was a referee in the NBA from 1972 to 2001. Tim Hardaway.  A return Finalist, Hardaway is a five time All Star and is ranked #9 by us on Notinhalloffame.com. Robert Hughes.  Hughes is one of the most successful High School Coaches in history. Rebecca…
This is has not been a good 24 hours for Pro Wrestling. George “The Animal” Steele, a member of the WWE Hall of Fame, passed away at the age of 79.  “The Animal”, born Jim Myers, was a native of Detroit, Michigan and played college football at Michigan State.  He would later become a teacher, but like many college football players he would turn to professional wrestling where in his home city he donned a mask and performed as “The Student”.  It wasn’t long before he caught the attention of Bruno Sammartino, the World Wide Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Champion and…
Speculated over the last month, Teddy Long has officially been named to the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2017, joining already named inductees, Kurt Angle and the Rock and Roll Express. Getting his start in Georgia Championship Wrestling as part of the ring crew, Long got into the ring as a last minute replacement for a referee, a role he would have for years and was regular fixture at NWA events.  Long would segue into managing after a fast count pin costing the Road Warriors the Tag Team Championship.  He was fired as a referee and became the manager…
Our process continues! Regular visitors know that we are slowly working away on our Top 50 players for each major franchise.  Those same visitors know that they are being added VERY slowly and that we have a long way to go still. Having said that, we have updated the first NBA Top 50 list, which is that of the Charlotte Hornets.  In the future, changes to top 50 NBA teams will be more subtle, as we now have an algorithm that is fixed, and adds more elements of advanced statistics.  All changes after this will be only reflect what has…
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.
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…