Not in Hall of Fame News

Our process is slowly continuing as we have another Top 50 to present in our look at the best players for every major sports team.  The random process continues as we now look at one of the newer teams in the National Hockey League, The Florida Panthers.  While the Panthers do not have that many trips to the playoffs, they did reach the Stanley Cup Finals in their infancy, a surprise trip in 1996, their third year of existence.  As of this writing, they haven’t been back since, but some good players have suited up in Miami.  As this is…
It has felt that for years that existing Baseball Hall of Famers have been constantly stating that PED users have no place in Cooperstown.  As such, it took us by surprise when Hall of Fame Pitcher, Gaylord Perry said today that he thought Barry Bonds deserves to be inducted. It took place in a conference call from Diamond Resorts, and while it was not exactly a glowing endorsement, it was considering that it came from a Hall of Famer over the age of 60: “I think he’ll get in eventually.  If you have a player like that, pretty soon, you…
January is all about the Hall of Fame isn’t it? The College Football Hall of Fame has announced thirteen new entries for the Class of 2017 comprising of three Head Coaches and ten former players. Head Coach, Steve Spurrier.  For many, this is the headliner of the 2017 Class.  Spurrier was already inducted as a player from his stint with Florida where he won the 1986 Heisman Trophy.  As a Head Coach, Spurrier took over the reigns of Duke where in three years (1987-89) he would win one ACC Championship and two ACC Coach of the Years.  He would move…
As always, we try to expand here at Notinhalloffame.com. In approximately six weeks we will have our Notinhalloffame.com Rock and Roll list updated, which countdowns the top 500 plus acts that deserve Rock and Roll Hall of Fame consideration. As always, the revisions take out those who were just inducted, adds the new eligible artists worthy of the list and adjust rankings based on your votes and comments. In the meantime, we have expanded our Futures section to include those musicians who are eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2027. The entire group can be found…
It has been leaked and reported by multiple sources that Diamond Dallas Page will be entering the WWE Hall of Fame this Wrestlemania weekend. Page is (or soon to be was) ranked #47 on our Notinhalloffame.com WWE list. The first time that DDP entered the wrestling scene was as a manager in the American Wrestling Association in 1988.  He would manage the tag team of Bad Company (Paul Diamond and Pat Tanaka) to the AWA World Tag Team Champions, and while this was a promotion that was deep into its decline, it was still national exposure.  When the AWA folded,…

RIP: Milt Schmidt

It is a very sad day for Hockey and the Boston Bruins specifically. Milt Schmidt passed away today at the age of 98.  Joining the Boston Bruins in the 1936-37 season, Schmidt would soon center the “Kraut Line”, with his fellow junior teammates, Woody Dumart and Bobby Bauer.  This would become one of the most explosive lines in the game, and would lead the Bruins to Stanley Cup wins in 1939 and 1941.  Schmidt would lead the NHL in Assists and Points title in 1939-40 and would earn his first First Team NHL All Star Selection.  Like many players, Schmidt…
We love this time of the year! The Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced their Finalists for the Class of 2017, and as usual there are only moderate surprises. The 15 finalists are as follows: LaDainian Tomlinson:  A star Running Back who spent most of his career with the San Diego Chargers.  Tomlinson went to five Pro Bowls, won the 2006 MVP, won two Rushing Titles and is a three time First Team All Pro Selection and is entering his first year of eligibility.  He is ranked #2 on Notinhalloffame.com. Alan Faneca:  A former Offensive Lineman who spent the…
Over interactions with fans over Twitter, Megadeth’s front man Dave Mustaine stated that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are “opposed” to him being a member. When asked by a fan whether it was “past time” for Megadeth to enter the Rock Hall, Mustaine responded as such: “I think that the @rockhall is opposed to me being in there.  It is one of my bucket list items: The R&R HOF and my Grammy.” This generated a bit of conversation on Mustane’s timeline, prompting another fan to state that he deserved both a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall…
The 2016 NFL Regular Season is now over and with the Baltimore Ravens failure to make the post season, so is the career of Wide Receiver, Steve Smith. The question that has been asked is whether or not he is a Hall of Famer and there is strong case to suggest that he is. Entering the National Football League as Carolina’s 2001 third round pick from the University of Utah, Smith would earn First Team All Pro Honors and a trip to the Pro Bowl, though that was as a Special Teams Player.  He would finish fourth in Kick Return…
2016 has been a very good year for us at Notinhalloffame.com. As we have been accumulating more members and more attention for other projects, The Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame and the Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, we feel that 2017 will be another year of growth for our sites.  Here is what we have in mind for 2017. Podcasts. This seems like the natural progression for us.  The initial plan is to have our first show up by mid-February and it will look at countdown shows, what is new in the world of Halls of Fame, what…