Not in Hall of Fame News

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:
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…
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.…