Not in Hall of Fame News

There is a new must-see site at the Hockey Hall of Fame. Today, a permanent statue at the entrance of the Hall of the late Gordie Howe, now welcomes everyone who enters the hallowed institution in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The legend amassed 1,850 Points in the NHL and was the first player to play 1,500 Games in the NHL.  Howe was a multi-time Hart Trophy winner and actually played long after he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. There are still many hockey pundits who view Gordie Howe as the best player to all time. If you didn’t…
We are always refining here at Notinhalloffame.com. Recently, we added some new entries to our 2018 Hockey Futures Section.  We have done the same to our 2019 Section.  We have added the following former players to this section: Barret Jackman:  The Calder Trophy winner in the 2000-01 Season. Brad Stuart: A defenseman who helped Detroit win the 2008 Stanley Cup. David Legwand: A center that played over 1,100 Games in the NHL. Pascal DuPuis: A former Left Winger who helped the Pittsburgh Penguins win the 2009 Stanley Cup.  These players are added to the existing ones of Brad Richards, Lubomir…
Chad Greenway announced that after 11 seasons in the National Football League, all of which were with the Minnesota Vikings, that he is calling it a career. The former 1st Round Pick (17th Overall) from the University of Iowa would become a two time Pro Bowl Selection (2011 & 2012) and would start 144 of his 156 Games at Linebacker for the Vikes.  Greenway would record 18 Quarterback Sacks and 11 Interceptions.  He was named one of our top 50 Minnesota Vikings when we put that out last year. Greenway is not likely to enter the Pro Football Hall of…
Let’s take another big name off of the list.  As broken by Ryan Dilbert at Bleacher Report, the late “Ravishing” Rick Rude will be inducted into this year’s class at the WWE Hall of Fame.  Dilbert was granted an exclusive interview with Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, who has been given the honor of inducting Rude this year. Born Richard Rood in 1958, Rude grew up in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, where he went to the same high school (at the same time with fellow future professional wrestlers, Curt Hennig, Nikita Koloff, John Nord and Barry Darsow.  Rude would become a professional wrestler…
Yes we know this is taking a long time! Regular visitors to Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly (or glacier like) working on our top 50 players for each major North American Franchise.  After that is done, our intention is to look at how each one of those teams honor their past players and executives.  As such, it is news to us that the St. Louis Cardinals have announced seven finalists for their franchise Hall of Fame Class of 2017. To become eligible for the Cardinals HOF, a player must have at least played for the team for three seasons…
We are slowly getting there! Regular visitors to Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly (or glacier like) working on our top 50 players for each major North American Franchise.  After that is done, our intention is to look at how each one of those teams honor their past players and executives.  As such, it is news to us that the Kansas City Chiefs has inducted Carlos Carson as the 47th member of their franchise’s Hall of Fame. Drafted in the 5th Round out of LSU in the 1980 NFL Draft, “Speedy” Carlos Carlson would blossom into a dependable offensive weapon…
The WWE Hall of Fame has announced another member of their Hall of Fame, and as projected by many sources, it is former Diva’s Champion, Beth Phoenix. After a run in the developmental territory, OVW, where she was their women’s champion, Phoenix would debut in the WWE in May of 2006 as an ally of Trish Stratus who was then feuding with Mickie James.  It would be a shirt run, as Phoenix suffered a mandible injury that kept her out of action for nearly a year.  She would return in July of 2009, though this time as a heel and…
Always onward and upward for us here at Notinhalloffame.com! We are ready to unveil a new Top 50, and again it comes from the hardwood.  It is the Top 50 of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Originally, the Seattle SuperSonics, the franchise would win the NBA Championship in 1979, the year after they went to their first NBA Finals.  The Sonics would again go to the Finals in 1996, though would lose to the juggernaut that was the Michael Jordan led Chicago Bulls. As much as the Seattle fans supported their team, a new ownership group from Oklahoma City purchased the…
We needed some time to let this one sink in. Homer Simpson has twice been a Semi-Finalist for our Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame.  By the way, you can vote for the Class of 2017 here!  As it turns out, Homer Simpson will be “inducted” into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Now for all of the purists out there, don’t get too concerned.  This is not an actual induction, but more of a celebration of 25th Anniversary of one of the most famous episodes of The Simpsons; “Homer at the Bat”.  The event will take place on May 27, where…
We haven’t come up with (nor do we really plan to) a list for those who are not in the Songwriters Hall of Fame, but it is an institution in which we hold in high regard. As such, the news that the Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced their latest class is definitely “music to our ears”. The class of 2017 is perhaps one of the most diverse ever, and much of the attention is being showered on Shawn Carter, professionally known as Jay-Z. The induction of Jay-Z marks the first time that a rapper has been chosen for the…