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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…
This one is a little anti-climactic.Former Quarterback, Kurt Warner has announced that his wife Brenda will be his inductor for this year’s Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony.  Brenda has famously (and at times infamously) been at his side long before he was famous, and they are still together today.  Essentially, they have been inseparable.  The announcement was made on Warner’s Twitter page.
It is days like this that we look forward to here at Notinhalloffame.com!Today, the Hockey Hall of Fame has announced their Class of 2017, which will consist of Teemu Selanne, Paul Kariya, Mark Recchi and Dave Andreychuk.  It will also include women’s star Danielle Goyette and builders Clarke Drake and Jeremy Jacobs.Teemu Selanne is the headliner of this group.  The scoring machine from Finland enters on his first year of eligibility and he is a former Stanley Cup Champion with Anaheim.  Selanne would lead the NHL in Goals scored three times and is a former two time First Team All…
In a ceremony prior to their home field loss against the Oakland A’s, the Chicago White Sox retired the number 56 of Mark Buehrle.The lefthander made his debut in 2000 for Chicago where he would send the next twelve seasons of his career.  With the Chi-Sox, Buehrle would go to four All Star Games and would win 161 Games and fan 1,396 batters.  He would help Chicago win the 2005 World Series.  Buehrle becomes the 11th White Sox player in team history to have his number retired joining Nellie Fox (#2), Harold Baines (#3), Luke Appling (#4), Minnie Minoso (#9),…
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers has announced that one former player and two builders will comprise their Hall of Fame Class of 2017.Wide Receiver, Terrence Edwards will be the lone player entering the Bombers Hall.  A former Georgia Bulldog, Edwards only had one reception in the NFL (with the Atlanta Falcons) and sought his football dreams north of the border with the Toronto Argonauts.  He wasn’t there long, and was released and picked up by the Montreal Alouettes where he stayed for two years but it was when he signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers prior to the 2007 season that…
While we are not sure if any petition from Change.org has ever worked, it is of interest to us that there is one to try and remove a member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.The non-profit Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation has started a petition to remove Dennis Rodman from the Hall following his praise and defense of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, who now has American blood on his hands”.  This is in reference to Otto Warmbier, who was held captive by North Korea for seventeen months and was returned in a coma.  He died on Monday.To date,…