Not in Hall of Fame News

Not only is this the Final Four Weekend, it is another milestone day for us at Notinhalloffame.com as the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame has announced their Class of 2017. For us, the headliner is Tracy McGrady, the seven time All Star who had had prolific runs with the Orlando Magic and the Houston Rockets.  McGrady was a two time scoring champion and would score more than 20 Points per Game eight years in a row.  Notably, T-Mac would be named an All NBA player seven times.  This was his first year of eligibility. Collegiately speaking, the big name is…
From the Strong Museum in Rochester, New York, The World Video Game Hall of Fame has announced their 2017 Finalists. Let’s get right to them shall we? Donkey Kong (1981) Final Fantasy VII (1997) Halo: Combat Evolved (2001) Microsoft Windows Solitaire (1991) Mortal Kombat (1992) Myst (1993) Pokemon Red and Green (1996) Portal (2007) Resident Evil (1996) Street Fighter II (1991) Tomb Raider (1996) Wii Sports (2006) The winners will be announced and inducted on May 4. This will be the third class for the Hall, and the winners will join previous inductees; Doom, Grand Theft Auto III, The Legend of Zelda, The…
The more we add sections, the more we have to constantly update them. As such our Hockey Futures TBD have added some new entries. For those unaware, the Hockey section is the only team sport where we have a TBD (to be determined) section.  This is due to the Hockey Hall of Fame having only a three year period after a player has retired before he becomes eligible for the Hockey Hall of Fame.  This is why we look at players over 35 who are currently active in professional hockey and place them in a potential vote. Here are the…
Another name has been announced as a presenter at this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as Snoop Dogg will be inducting the late rapper, Tupac Shakur into the Hall. The two were friends and label mates on Suge Knight’s Death Row Records and had collaborated on multiple tracks.  While there are still many details left to be ironed out about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony, it is fitting that Snoop that will be a part of Tupac’s induction, which should yield a very moving tribute.    The ceremony is slated for April 7 in Brooklyn,…
It arrived with little fanfare last year, and it is no different this year, but we here are at Notinhalloffame.com consider this major news. The WWE Hall of Fame has announced their Legacy inductees for their Hall of Fame, and this is an excellent way for the WWE to honor the history of wrestling that pre-dates their origin or also a subtle way to acknowledge important parts of their history. Last year, the Legacy Inductees were Mildred Burke, Frank Gotch, George Hackenschmidt, Ed “Strangler” Lewis, Pat O’Connor, Lou Thesz, and “Sailor” Art Thomas. Here are this year’s Legacy Inductees: Judy…
The Canadian Football Hall of Fame has announced their 2017 Class and it doesn’t get more loaded with offensive firepower than this group. The headliner for most, is former Quarterback, Anthony Calvillo, the Canadian Football League’s all-time leader in virtually every statistic from his position.  Calvillo, a product of Utah State, has 79,816 Passing Yards, by far the most in professional football.  He also has 455 Touchdown Passes and 5,892 Completions.  He debuted for the Las Vegas Posse, moved to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, but it was his third and final team where he became the best in the CFL. That…
The WWE Hall of Fame ceremony has announced additional inductors, as former WCW Executive and RAW General Manager, Eric Bischoff will be inducting Diamond Dallas Page and current WWE Diva Natalya will be inducting former multi-time Women’s Champion, Beth Phoenix. Both Dallas Page and Eric Bischoff cut their teeth in the wrestling industry in the American Wrestling Association in the last 80’s.  The two, though not together would both have failed tryouts in the then named World Wrestling Federation but would find themselves in World Championship Wrestling, Bischoff as a low level announcer and Page as a mid card manager,…
Always onward and upward for us here at Notinhalloffame.com! We are ready to unveil a new Top 50, and once again it comes from the hardwood.  It is the Top 50 of the Atlanta Hawks. The franchise began in Buffalo in 1946 as the Bisons in the NBL, though they were only there for a month relocating to Moline, Illinois where they were rechristened the Tri-Cities Blackhawks and would be part of the merger of the NBL and NBA in 1949.  The team would relocate to Milwaukee in in 1951 upon the realization that Moline was too small to support…
We love this! It was announced today on WWE.Com that Jim Cornette will be the inductor for the Rock and Roll Express’s WWE Hall of Fame induction. On his podcast, Cornette stated that he would be honored to induct the tag team but he speculated that due to comments he has made about the world’s biggest wrestling promotion after he was fired over a decade ago that he would never be invited.  We think that he must be pleasantly surprised by this news. Cornette was the long time manager of the Midnight Express, comprising “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton, “Loverboy” Dennis Condrey…

RIP: Chuck Berry

It is a very sad day in the world of Rock and Roll. The legendary Chuck Berry, considered by many to be one of the pioneers of Rock and Roll music, if not the father of the genre, passed away at the age of 90 today.  Berry was at the forefront of accelerating R&B to what would become contemporary Rock and Roll music.  Berry would also incorporate the fast pace of rockabilly to his sound and as such, helped to create a sonic blueprint that appealed to both Black and White America and if there were a Mount Rushmore of…