Not in Hall of Fame News

It’s that time of the season where we can put some serious thought into the Baseball Hall of Fame.  The Ford C. Frick Award is resented annually to the announcer who exemplifies excellence in broadcasting.  There are eight men who have been named Finalists for this prestigious honor, the recipient of which will be automatically entered into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Finalists are: Gary Cohen, who joined the New York Mets broadcast team in 1989 and has been doing the broadcast ever since.  He has also done work for ESPN Radio in the playoffs. Jacques Doucet, who did…
Recently, Seattle Seahawks Defensive Back, Richard Sherman discussed how ratings were down in the National Football League because the league wasn’t fun.  Perhaps the Pro Football Hall of Fame has taken their cue. Traditionally when players are inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame they receive an official Hall of Fame jacket and ring.  When asked over Twitter when the late Ken Stabler’s family would be receiving their jacket and ring, Kendra Stabler Moyes (Ken’s daughter) stated that they did not receive one, and will not be in the future. To make matters worse, when she asked if it…
Tupac Shakur has been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and has a good chance of getting inducted.  If Common has his way, there will be a lot more to follow. As part of an interview with Rolling Stone, the rapper/actor had this to say: “Queen Latifah is one of the first people to come to mind, A Tribe Called Quest. De La Soul! De La Soul is so powerful. Nas and OutKast are some that come to mind, as well." The precedent of rap finding a place in the Rock Hall has long been underway with…
Is this really a controversy? Those of you following the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year know that for the first time, Journey was nominated for the Hall.  Going against past tradition, the Cleveland bases institution has announced which members of nominated bands would receive induction.  Current Journey singer, Arnel Pineda is not listed on the ballot, which has made keyboardist, Jonathan Cain a little upset. “There is no Journey without Arnel right now. He certainly has earned his stripes. He's been with us longer than any lead singer has consecutively stayed in the band. He's given us…
This is a long process isn’t it? As many of you are aware, we are in the process of working on another series of lists here at Notinhalloffame.com.  That is the Top 50 players of every major North American Franchise.  As such, we are proud to present our second team (all of which whose order has been chosen at random), the Minnesota Timberwolves. Granted, we know that Minnesota has not been an overly successful franchise, but the process means that we have to do them all! Clearly the number one choice is obvious, the recently retired Kevin Garnett, but the…
It is official. Ray Allen, via the Player’s Tribune has officially announced his retirement from the National Basketball Association after flirtations of a comeback with top title contenders, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors.  Allen last played in 2014, where he played with the Miami Heat. Allen is a ten time NBA All Star who has two NBA Championships, with the Boston Celtics in 2008 and with Miami in 2013.  He currently holds the all time NBA record for successful Three Pointers made. He also had successful runs with the Milwaukee Bucks and Seattle SuperSonics. Allen will be…
This must the week for former star Houston Texans to abruptly retire. Fresh off Running Back Arian Foster’s retirement, Wide Receiver, Andre Johnson has decided to call it a career too.  Drafted 3rd overall in 2003 from the University of Miami, Andre Johnson would not waste time establishing himself as a premiere wide out in the NFL.  Johnson would have over 1,000 Yards in his second season and would rattle off six more years where he would hit that plateau again.  In 2008 and 2009 he would be considered amongst the elite in his profession, leading everyone in Receiving Yards…
Regular visitors to Notinhalloffame.com know that we are methodically working on our Top 50 players of all time for each major North American Franchise.  Eventually, this will lead to how each team recognizes their past players/executives in respective Halls of Fame, Retired Numbers, Rings of Honor, etc… What will we eventually get to is the major Universities and their respective Halls of Fame. As such, it is news to us that the University of Illinois has finally decided to have an Athletic Hall of Fame and that former defensive football standout, Dick Butkus, will be the inaugural inductee. Born in…
Bon Jovi is one of the most successful rock bands of all time, there is no denying that.  Around since the early 1980’s, this is a band that can still sell out an arena tour so you would think they would have garnered more attention from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  Apart from a lone nomination in 2011, there have been no signs that they have been considered since.  As you might expect, this might stick in the craw of the bands leader, Jon Bon Jovi.  In an interview today with Howard Stern, he indicated just that.When asked…
Isn’t always the way that when a band gets inducted (or in this case, nominated) that there is discussion as to which member of the band should get in? That is what is going on a former drummer, Dave Abbruzzese ranted on his official Facebook page about his exclusion from a potential Pearl Jam induction: “…just a fine opportunity to see what [the group] has to say in response. Let's see if they do the right thing. It'll be interesting to see the spin that is put on it. That band and its management have never been ones to shy…