Not in Hall of Fame News

The United States Hockey Hall of Fame has announced that its membership will swell by five new members today.  Let’s get right to it and see who is entering this prestigious institution!Scott Young:  A seventeen year veteran of the National Hockey League, Young scored 756 Points over his career.  His highlights were being part of two Stanley Cup Championship Teams (Pittsburgh in 1991 & Colorado in ’96).  Internationally, Young would win a Gold Medal in the 1996 World Cup of Hockey and a Silver in the 2002 Olympics.  Ron Wilson:  Wilson’s career as a player was not a long one…
“The” Ohio State University Athletic Hall of Fame has announced today that there will be new eight new members of their institution:LeCharles Bentley (Football).  Bentley was a two time NFL Pro Bowl Selection who played for the Buckeyes from 1998 to 2001.  He was a two time First Team All-Big Ten Selection and a First Team All-American in 2001.  He would win the Dave Rimington Trophy that year as the Nation’s top Center.Tom Byers (Men’s Track & Field).  Byers was a three time All American in the 1,000m run from 1972 to 1974.Mike Conley (Basketball).  Along with Greg Oden, Conley…
Is this still going on?The Baseball Hall of Fame, which we want to note acts “independently” of Major League Baseball has announced that Pete Rose is still banned from the Hall.Here is what they stated:"After extensive discussion, a vote was taken in which the Board ratified the resolution that was passed on February 4, 1991, known today as Rule 3(E) in the BBWAA's election rules. As such, anyone deemed permanently ineligible by Major League Baseball, including Pete Rose, may not be considered for election to the Baseball Hall of Fame."As it stands now Pete Rose remains ineligible but in the…
This is a first for us.  As many of you know, we are (methodically) working on our top 50 of every team, which will eventually lead to how each franchise in MLB, NHL, NFL and NBA treat their former players in terms of retired numbers, rings of honor and franchise Halls of Fames.  We can’t really say that we envisioned one team taking a potshot as to how another one handles that, but that is exactly what transpired today.In a speech at Gillette Stadium during the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation Awards the son of Pats owner, Robert Kraft, Josh…
Radiohead is now eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame though based on a recent interview with Rolling Stone Magazine they didn’t seem to care.In a lengthy interview with the music publication, the band had the following reactions to the possibility of being inducted next year.Phil Selway: "It's a bit like having the free bus pass in the UK when you reach a certain age. Blimey. Have we got to that point? God knows [if we'll go]. We'd have to sit down and talk about it, but it's probably not at the top of my list of things…
Once we finish our Top 50 players for each team (and yes, it will happen), the next look is to tackle how each organization honors their former players and executives.As such it is news to us that the Anaheim Angels have announced that Vladimir Guerrero will become the 15th member of the franchise’s Hall of Fame in a ceremony that will take place on August 26.Guerrero was with the Angels for six seasons joining the Angels as a free agent prior to the 2004 season and Anaheim was rewarded immediately as “The Impaler” but forth the best season of his…
We have a new member of the UFC Hall of Fame Class of 2017 as it has been announced that Japanese legend Kazushi Sakuraba will be going into the Hall as a member of the Pioneer Wing.  Sakuraba joins previously announced Maurice Smith, Joe Silva (Contributor) and Urijah Faber (Modern Era).While Sakuraba competed predominantly in Pride, he did win the UFC Ultimate Japan Tournament two decades ago.  Sakuraba would truly establish his legend by defeating Royce Gracie in a ninety minute contest.  He would be dubbed the “Gracie Hunter” and would defeat three other members of the famed jiu-jitsu clan.Sakuraba…
While we haven’t yet compiled a list of those worthy of those for the College Football Hall of Fame, it has always been an institution that we have respected.Today they have announced the nominees for the Class of 2018.They are:Morten Andersen, Michigan State, Place KickerMark Bavaro, Notre Dame, Tight EndMichael Bishop, Kansas State, QuarterbackLomas Brown, Florida, Offensive LineTerrell Buckley, Florida State, Defensive BackLarry Burton, Purdue, Wide ReceiverKeith Byars, Ohio State, Running BackGregg Carr, Auburn, LinebackerMark Carrier, USC, Defensive BackMatt Cavanaugh, Pittsburgh, QuarterbackTrevor Cobb, Rice, Running BackMarco Coleman, Georgia Tech, LinebackerKerry Collins, Penn State, QuarterbackTim Couch, Kentucky, QuarterbackEric Crouch, Nebraska, QuarterbackKenneth…
The Songwriters Hall of Fame not only made history by announcing their Hall of Fame Class of 2017, but did so by selecting their first rapper to enter the Hall.Jay-Z not only has many hits in the rap and hip hop genre but has garnered significant mainstream pop appeal.  In terms of chart success, Jay Z has few equals and his induction is likely to usher in a significant amount of more rap artists in the upcoming classes.  His signature hits include “Empire State of Mind”, “99 Problems”, “Dirt Off Your Shoulder” and “Bonnie & Clyde”.  He has won 21…
Slow and steady wins the race?Ok, maybe we are trying to justify the slow pace of getting our Top 50 players of each franchise up, but we do have another one, and yes it is a return to the diamond.As we are doing all of the franchises by random, the Colorado Rockies are up next, because…why…well, why not?An expansion team in 1993, the Rockies have only made the playoffs three times, going as far as representing the National League in the World Series in 2007, though they were systematically destroyed in a four game sweep by the Boston Red Sox.…