Not in Hall of Fame News

Looks like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is expanding.The Cleveland based institution has announced that a satellite exhibit will debut in Tokyo, Japan this September and that a permanent venue will be developed later on.Tokyo is a musical hotbed in the world and it is not that out of leftfield for the first expansion to take place here.  It will be very interesting to see where they look to expand next and with the huge growth in visitors that the Rock Hall has seen they are far from done.Trip to Tokyo anyone?
Jason Taylor has announced via his Twitter feed that his former coach in Miami, Jimmy Johnson will be his presenter at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 5 in Canton.  This is a fitting choice as Taylor was drafted into the NFL by Johnson in the third round in 1997.  The former Defensive Player of the Year cited Johnson as “someone who believed in him from day one”.We will be watching the ceremony and we are certain that many of you will be too!
The United States Hockey Hall of Fame has announced that its membership will swell by five new members today.  Let’s get right to it and see who is entering this prestigious institution!Scott Young:  A seventeen year veteran of the National Hockey League, Young scored 756 Points over his career.  His highlights were being part of two Stanley Cup Championship Teams (Pittsburgh in 1991 & Colorado in ’96).  Internationally, Young would win a Gold Medal in the 1996 World Cup of Hockey and a Silver in the 2002 Olympics.  Ron Wilson:  Wilson’s career as a player was not a long one…
“The” Ohio State University Athletic Hall of Fame has announced today that there will be new eight new members of their institution:LeCharles Bentley (Football).  Bentley was a two time NFL Pro Bowl Selection who played for the Buckeyes from 1998 to 2001.  He was a two time First Team All-Big Ten Selection and a First Team All-American in 2001.  He would win the Dave Rimington Trophy that year as the Nation’s top Center.Tom Byers (Men’s Track & Field).  Byers was a three time All American in the 1,000m run from 1972 to 1974.Mike Conley (Basketball).  Along with Greg Oden, Conley…
Is this still going on?The Baseball Hall of Fame, which we want to note acts “independently” of Major League Baseball has announced that Pete Rose is still banned from the Hall.Here is what they stated:"After extensive discussion, a vote was taken in which the Board ratified the resolution that was passed on February 4, 1991, known today as Rule 3(E) in the BBWAA's election rules. As such, anyone deemed permanently ineligible by Major League Baseball, including Pete Rose, may not be considered for election to the Baseball Hall of Fame."As it stands now Pete Rose remains ineligible but in the…
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…