Not in Hall of Fame News

After three rounds and a full year of public online voting, the Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced their second full class. Joining last year’s first class of The Blues Brothers, Spinal Tap and the Monkees are Gorillaz and Tenacious D.  Like last year, these selections can be considered controversial as both groups certainly blur the line between real and fictional. Gorillaz were this year’s runaway leader in the votes.  Created by Blue front man, Damon Albarn and comic genius, Jamie Hewlett, Gorillaz is a virtual band complete with four animated members: 2D (lead vocals & keyboard),…
This is not how we wanted to celebrate Christmas Day. It has been reported that George Michael has died today at the age of 53.  As of this writing, no cause has been given, only that he died peacefully at his home. Born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou in London, England, George Michael first found success as one half of Wham! With Andrew Ridgeley.  They would reach the charts in England in 1983 with their first album, “Fantastic”, which yielded hits like “Club Tropicana” and the “Wham Rap”, but it was in 1985 that true international stardom would come calling when their…
As you all know Pearl Jam expectedly entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on the first ballot.  You might also know that Dave Abbruzzese, their former drummer will not be joining the band as he was not named amongst the members whom the Rock Hall deemed relevant enough to be inducted.  Of the five drummers that Pearl Jam had, the original, Dave Krusen and current drummer, Matt Cameron are being inducted.  Krusen was let go from the band in 1991 following problems with alcohol but he was the drummer on their breakthrough album, Ten.  Cameron joined the band…
Yes, again we know this process is a long one! Those who visit us on a regular basis know that we are methodically adding the Top 50 Players for every North American Team (NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB) and after that the intent is to look at how each team honors their former players and executives by way of Rings of Honor, Franchise Halls of Fame and Retired Numbers. As such, it is news to us that the Miami Heat have retired the #32 of Shaquille O’Neal, making him the third player in team history to earn such an honor.…
The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame is continuing in on the fun in this “Hall of Fame” Season. The following have been named as Finalists for the Class of 2017. Mark Aguire.  A three time All Star and two time NBA Champion with the Detroit Pistons.  He is a former #1 Pick out of DePaul.  Ranked #4 on Notinhalloffame.com. Gesse Ausbie.  A former Harlem Globetrotter for twenty-five years (1961-1985).  Bill Bertha.  A former Assistant Coach for the Los Angeles Lakers and Executive for the New Orleans Jazz. Muggsy Bogues.  A former pint sized Point Guard who may have been the…
You knew Curt Schilling couldn’t keep quiet right? It seems like we have been discussing the potential drop off of Schilling’s votes from last year on a weekly basis as three Baseball Hall of Fame voters have openly stated that they will not be voting for him.  Curt of course was bound to respond and he had this to say to his former employer, ESPN. He had the following to say: “The Hall of Fame vote, to people like Dan and Wallace Matthews and Jon Heyman, is power to them.  That’s how it works when you give weak people power.…
Major update for us! The third full class of the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame has been announced and the six new entries encompass the sports of baseball, hockey, golf and boxing. Joining previous inductees, The Hanson Brothers, Happy Gilmore, Reggie Dunlop Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn, Crash Davis, Roy Hobbs and inaugural inductee, Rocky Balboa are Apollo Creed (Rocky), Charlie Conway (The Mighty Ducks) and Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez (The Sandlot).  The contributor section welcomes Gordon Bombay (The Mighty Ducks) and Chubbs Peterson (Happy Gilmore) and the first veteran’s category inductee chosen this year was Dennis Ryan (Take Me Out…
This is kind of our Christmas morning. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced their 2017 Class, and let’s get right to it. Pearl Jam, enters on their first year of eligibility and did this surprise anyone at all?  When you think of what the RRHOF is looking for in an inductee they met every criteria and the discussion to enter the Cleveland probably didn’t even exist.  They didn’t have to debate it all. Tupac also joins as a first ballot inductee.  No word yet as to whether his hologram will be making an appearance at the ceremony,…
This isn’t going to be Curt Schilling’s year is it? We have another Baseball Hall of Fame writer who has stated that he will not be voting for Schilling and furthermore, won’t be voting for anyone for the 2017 Hall of Fame Class.  That person is Wally Matthews, a former beat writer for the New York Yankees who had this say to say in a column regarding Schilling: “If baseball’s Sabremetricians could come up with a way to quantify character, Curt Schilling’s would be a negative number. But a guy’s personality is not supposed to be the criteria for voting, his…
Yes, we know this is a very slow process! We have another Top 50 All Time to announce and we have returned to the National Football League, specifically the NFC North, where we tackled the monstrous legacy of the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions previously.  This time we look at their division rival, the Minnesota Vikings. Minnesota went to four Super Bowls in the 1970’s, all in losing efforts, but to get to that many title games you know that team was loaded with talent in that era.  Not surprisingly, that is where many of our Top 50…