Not in Hall of Fame News

Dwight Howard, the Atlanta Hawks’ Center was asked recently by ESPN as to whether he is a Basketball Hall of Famer.  He was pretty confident in his answer: “No doubt. It’s kind of got swept under the rug because the perception of all the things that happened in Orlando. All of the media stuff. If you look at basketball itself, and I don’t ever talk about myself, but winning three Defensive Player of the Year trophies has never been done. Leading the league in rebounding six straight years. All that kind of stuff, I think that deserves it.” Howard isn’t…
With Wrestlemania only a few weeks away, the WWE Hall of Fame is naturally closing in.  As such, some of the inductors have been announced for this year’s inductees.  Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat had already been named the inductor for the late “Ravishing” Rick Rude, and today it has made known John Cena will be indicting Kurt Angle and Ron Simmons and John Bradshaw Layfield will be inducting Teddy Long. Cena is an excellent choice.  His first televised match was against Angle, and in later feuds with the former Olympic Gold Medalist, Cena would become legitimized in the eyes of…
When one Hall of Fame class is chosen it means it is time for us to start revising.  Now that the Baseball Hall of Fame has selected Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell and Ivan Rodriguez to Cooperstown, we are now ready to put out our new Notinhalloffame.com Baseball List As such, we took into account the following when looking at our Baseball Revisions: Ranking the now eligible former players.  We already have them on our futures sections and your votes and comments have been taken into account.  The votes and opinions that all of you have given based on those who…
The WWE Hall of Fame has announced that former Rutgers football player, Eric LeGrand will be this year’s recipient of the Warrior Award at this year’s Hall of Fame ceremony. While playing for the Scarlet Knights, LeGrand was severely hurt, suffering a spinal cord injury in a game against Army in 2010.  While he would become paralyzed from the waist down, many doctors speculated that he might not be able live.  Since the accident, LeGrand has becpme a motivational speaker and has raised significant finds for spinal cord research. The widow of the Warrior, Dana Warrior, will do his induction,…
Another day, another major retirement in the National Football League. On his Twitter page, DeMarcus Ware has announced his retirement citing that his “long-term health and quality of life outweigh the spark and passion to play that I once had.”  Ware is retiring at 34 Years old. Drafted 11th overall in 2005 by the Dallas Cowboys out of Troy, the former two time All Sun Belt Selection won the starting Linebacker job in training camp and would make the Pro Bowl the following year, the first of nine trips.  The following season, Ware would make the First Team All Pro…

Doug Free Retires

It looks like we have another significant retirement in the National Football League. Dallas Cowboys Right Tackle, Doug Free has elected to retire at the age of 33.  Free was not an All-Pro Offensive Lineman, but was the emotional leader of a crew considered to be one of the best in the business. Out of the University of Northern Illinois, Free was drafted by Dallas in the 4th Round of the 2007 Draft.  He would take over as the starting Right Tackle in the 2010 season and would start 114 of his 124 Games in the NFL, all of which…
We thought it had been too long since there had been some news regarding the upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony. From a note on the Pearl Jam official Twitter page, the band had the following to say: “While awards and accolades are understandably subjective and a countless number of our peers have yet to be honored, we do feel fortunate to be recognized and provided the opportunity to reunite with everyone who has been part of the group. Specifically the drummers who left their distinctive mark on our band in the pre-Matt Cameron years. Dave Krusen, Matt…
There is a new must-see site at the Hockey Hall of Fame. Today, a permanent statue at the entrance of the Hall of the late Gordie Howe, now welcomes everyone who enters the hallowed institution in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The legend amassed 1,850 Points in the NHL and was the first player to play 1,500 Games in the NHL.  Howe was a multi-time Hart Trophy winner and actually played long after he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. There are still many hockey pundits who view Gordie Howe as the best player to all time. If you didn’t…
We are always refining here at Notinhalloffame.com. Recently, we added some new entries to our 2018 Hockey Futures Section.  We have done the same to our 2019 Section.  We have added the following former players to this section: Barret Jackman:  The Calder Trophy winner in the 2000-01 Season. Brad Stuart: A defenseman who helped Detroit win the 2008 Stanley Cup. David Legwand: A center that played over 1,100 Games in the NHL. Pascal DuPuis: A former Left Winger who helped the Pittsburgh Penguins win the 2009 Stanley Cup.  These players are added to the existing ones of Brad Richards, Lubomir…
Chad Greenway announced that after 11 seasons in the National Football League, all of which were with the Minnesota Vikings, that he is calling it a career. The former 1st Round Pick (17th Overall) from the University of Iowa would become a two time Pro Bowl Selection (2011 & 2012) and would start 144 of his 156 Games at Linebacker for the Vikes.  Greenway would record 18 Quarterback Sacks and 11 Interceptions.  He was named one of our top 50 Minnesota Vikings when we put that out last year. Greenway is not likely to enter the Pro Football Hall of…