Not in Hall of Fame News

This is a first for us.  As many of you know, we are (methodically) working on our top 50 of every team, which will eventually lead to how each franchise in MLB, NHL, NFL and NBA treat their former players in terms of retired numbers, rings of honor and franchise Halls of Fames.  We can’t really say that we envisioned one team taking a potshot as to how another one handles that, but that is exactly what transpired today.In a speech at Gillette Stadium during the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation Awards the son of Pats owner, Robert Kraft, Josh…
Radiohead is now eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame though based on a recent interview with Rolling Stone Magazine they didn’t seem to care.In a lengthy interview with the music publication, the band had the following reactions to the possibility of being inducted next year.Phil Selway: "It's a bit like having the free bus pass in the UK when you reach a certain age. Blimey. Have we got to that point? God knows [if we'll go]. We'd have to sit down and talk about it, but it's probably not at the top of my list of things…
Once we finish our Top 50 players for each team (and yes, it will happen), the next look is to tackle how each organization honors their former players and executives.As such it is news to us that the Anaheim Angels have announced that Vladimir Guerrero will become the 15th member of the franchise’s Hall of Fame in a ceremony that will take place on August 26.Guerrero was with the Angels for six seasons joining the Angels as a free agent prior to the 2004 season and Anaheim was rewarded immediately as “The Impaler” but forth the best season of his…
We have a new member of the UFC Hall of Fame Class of 2017 as it has been announced that Japanese legend Kazushi Sakuraba will be going into the Hall as a member of the Pioneer Wing.  Sakuraba joins previously announced Maurice Smith, Joe Silva (Contributor) and Urijah Faber (Modern Era).While Sakuraba competed predominantly in Pride, he did win the UFC Ultimate Japan Tournament two decades ago.  Sakuraba would truly establish his legend by defeating Royce Gracie in a ninety minute contest.  He would be dubbed the “Gracie Hunter” and would defeat three other members of the famed jiu-jitsu clan.Sakuraba…
While we haven’t yet compiled a list of those worthy of those for the College Football Hall of Fame, it has always been an institution that we have respected.Today they have announced the nominees for the Class of 2018.They are:Morten Andersen, Michigan State, Place KickerMark Bavaro, Notre Dame, Tight EndMichael Bishop, Kansas State, QuarterbackLomas Brown, Florida, Offensive LineTerrell Buckley, Florida State, Defensive BackLarry Burton, Purdue, Wide ReceiverKeith Byars, Ohio State, Running BackGregg Carr, Auburn, LinebackerMark Carrier, USC, Defensive BackMatt Cavanaugh, Pittsburgh, QuarterbackTrevor Cobb, Rice, Running BackMarco Coleman, Georgia Tech, LinebackerKerry Collins, Penn State, QuarterbackTim Couch, Kentucky, QuarterbackEric Crouch, Nebraska, QuarterbackKenneth…
The Songwriters Hall of Fame not only made history by announcing their Hall of Fame Class of 2017, but did so by selecting their first rapper to enter the Hall.Jay-Z not only has many hits in the rap and hip hop genre but has garnered significant mainstream pop appeal.  In terms of chart success, Jay Z has few equals and his induction is likely to usher in a significant amount of more rap artists in the upcoming classes.  His signature hits include “Empire State of Mind”, “99 Problems”, “Dirt Off Your Shoulder” and “Bonnie & Clyde”.  He has won 21…
Slow and steady wins the race?Ok, maybe we are trying to justify the slow pace of getting our Top 50 players of each franchise up, but we do have another one, and yes it is a return to the diamond.As we are doing all of the franchises by random, the Colorado Rockies are up next, because…why…well, why not?An expansion team in 1993, the Rockies have only made the playoffs three times, going as far as representing the National League in the World Series in 2007, though they were systematically destroyed in a four game sweep by the Boston Red Sox.…

RIP: Jim Bunning

Hall of Fame Pitcher and former U.S. Senator, Jim Bunning died at the age of 85 today.  A fearless hurler who toiled in the Majors for seventeen seasons, Bunning was a nine time All Star and one of the few to throw a perfect game.  He retired from baseball with a 224 and 184 record with 2,855 Strikeouts.  Historically speaking he was the second player in MLB history to record 100 Wins and 1,000 Strikeouts in each league, mostly through efforts with the Detroit Tigers and Philadelphia Phillies respectively.Bunning would enter the Baseball Hall of Fame via the Veterans Committee…

RIP: Gregg Allman

A great voice died today.Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Gregg Allman passed away peacefully today in his home in Savannah, Georgia.  Allman was 69 years old and had been reportedly battling liver problems for the past five years.Considered by many to be one of the true fathers of Southern Rock, Allman formed the famed Allman Brothers Band with his older brother and acclaimed guitarist, Duane.  Melting the Southern rock sound with the upcoming jamming scene from San Francisco, The Allman Brothers spoke to Americans coast to coast.The Allmans were influenced by the Blues, and Gregg’s whiskey soaked rasp…
It is another big day for us at Notinhalloffame.com!Last December, The Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced it’s second full class as voted by a one year long vote by the public.That class comprised Gorillaz and Tenacious D who joined the inaugural (and controversial) inductees of Spinal Tap, The Blues Brothers and The Monkees.Like in previous years, the opening round began with over 500 Fictional Musicians which has been reduced to 40 Fictional Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Semi-Finalists.The 40 Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall Semi-Finalists are: Aldous Snow (Get Him to the Greek)Alice Bowie (Cheech &…