Not in Hall of Fame News http://www.notinhalloffame.com Mon, 21 Sep 2020 07:17:16 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Joe Buck named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/12086-joe-buck-named-to-the-pro-football-hall-of-fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/12086-joe-buck-named-to-the-pro-football-hall-of-fame Joe Buck named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame
During last night’s halftime of the Thursday Night Cincinnati VS Cleveland game, Pro Football Hall of Fame President, David Baker was in a pre-recorded segment announcing that Joe Buck, who was broadcasting that game with Troy Aikman won the Pete Rozelle Award.  The annual winner receives automatic entry to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Pete Rozelle Award was first given in 1989, with one of the past inductees being Jack Buck, the father of Joe.  Buck is a previous Emmy winner, and he has called six Super Bowls. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Joe Buck for earning this honor. 
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:56:50 +0000
The Pro Football HOF announces 2021 Preliminary List of Modern Era Candidates http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/12084-the-pro-football-hof-announces-2021-preliminary-list-of-modern-era-candidates http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/12084-the-pro-football-hof-announces-2021-preliminary-list-of-modern-era-candidates The Pro Football HOF announces 2021 Preliminary List of Modern Era Candidates
For us at Notinhalloffame.com, this is our march toward our Christmas.  The Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced the Modern-Era Preliminary Nominees for the Class of 2021, a total of 122 former players.   To qualify, a player must have retired less than 25 years ago and at least 5 years ago: The nominees are: Quarterbacks: Drew Bledsoe: 1993-2006, NE, BUF, DAL. Bledsoe was a four-time Pro Bowler and he twice led the NFL in Completions.  He threw for 44,611 Yards and 251 Touchdowns.  Ranked #99 on Notinhalloffame.com. Randall Cunningham: 1985-2001, PHI, MIN, DAL, BAL. Cunningham is a three-time Bert Bell Award winner a four-time Pro Bowl Selection.  Ranked #31 on Notinhalloffame.com. Jake Delhomme: 1999-11, NOR, CAR, HOU. Delhomme went to the Pro Bowl in 2005 and he would throw for over 20,000 Yards. Jeff Garcia:  1999-09, SFO, CLE, DET, PHI, TAM.  Garcia was a four-time Pro Bowler and would throw for over 25,000 Passing Yards. Dave Krieg:  1980-98, SEA, KAN, DET, ARI, CHI, TEN.  Krieg went to three Pro Bowls with the Seahawks and threw for 38,147 Yards and 261 Touchdowns over a 19-year career.  Ranked #120 on Notinhalloffame.com. Peyton Manning:  1998-2015, IND, DEN.  Manning was a five-time MVP, two-time Offensive Player of the Year, three-time Bert Bell Award winner and two-time Super Bowl Champion.  The 14-time Pro Bowl Selection threw for 71,940 Yards and 539 Touchdowns and is a first ballot nominee.  Ranked #1 on Notinhalloffame.com. Donovan McNabb:  1999-01, PHI, WAS, MIN.  McNabb took the Eagles to the Super Bowl and was a six-time Pro Bowler.  He threw for 37,276 Yards with 234 Touchdowns and ran for another 3,459 Yards and 29 TDs.  Ranked #70 on Notinhalloffame.com. Steve McNair:  1995-2007, HOU, TEN, BAL.  McNair was a three-time Pro Bowl and former MVP.  He threw for 31,204 Yards and 174 Touchdowns.  Ranked #108 on Notinhalloffame.com. Running Backs: Shaun Alexander:  2000-08, SEA, PHI.  Alexander went to three straight Pro Bowls and in the last one he won the Rushing Title and was named the AP MVP.  Alexander retired with 10,973 Yards From Scrimmage and 112 Touchdowns.  Ranked #90 on Notinhalloffame.com.  Mike Alstott:  1996-06, TAM.  Alstott won a Super Bowl with the Bucs and was a six-time Pro Bowl and three-time First Team All-Pro.  He would total 7,373 Yards From Scrimmage with 71 Touchdowns.  Ranked #184 on Notinhalloffame.com. Tiki Barber:  1997-06, NYG.  Barber rushed for over 10,000 Yards and was a three-time Pro Bowler.  He also caught another 5,000 Yards and was a two-time leader in Yards From Scrimmage.  Ranked #139 on Notinhalloffame.com. Earnest Byner:  1984-97, CLE, WAS, BAL.  Byner won a Super Bowl with the Washington Redskins…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 16 Sep 2020 23:23:12 +0000
RIP: Toots Hibbert http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/12074-rip-toots-hibbert http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/12074-rip-toots-hibbert RIP: Toots Hibbert
One of the most important musicians passed away today, and we wish it was getting more publicity.  Toots Hibbert, the lead singer of the ground-breaking reggae group, Toots and the Maytals died at the age of 77.  The cause of death was not officially released, but he was diagnosed with COVID-19 two weeks ago. From Jamaica, Hibbert formed his first group in 1961, and he was part of the first wave of Ska music that would eventually become popular internationally.  The Maytals were credited with coining the word “reggae” in their 1968 song, “Do the Reggay”, and along with the Wailers, Jimmy CliffPeter Tosh and others, the Jamaican sound took off. While the Maytals did not achieve the same success as Bob Marley and the Wailers, Toots was a unique star is own right.  With a soulful voice derived from gospel and traditional Jamaican roots, Hibbert carved out of the best discographies of any artist regardless of the genre. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends, fans and family of Toots Hibbert.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sat, 12 Sep 2020 20:37:01 +0000
Aqib Talib Retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/12072-aqib-talib-retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/12072-aqib-talib-retires Aqib Talib Retires
A day before the 2020 NFL Season is set to start, we have a significant retirement on our hands.  Free Agent Cornerback, Aqib Talib announced his retirement on Twitter.  Talib was the 20thOverall Pick in 2008, but the former Kansas Jayhawk struggled early to live up to expectations. Winning the starting job at Left Cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in his sophomore year, Talib did well, but it was not until 2012 when he was traded to the New England Patriots where his star began to rise. Talib was a Second Team All-Pro and Pro Bowl Selection in 2013, his lone full season in New England, but he did not stay there as he signed with the Denver Broncos as a Free Agent in 2014.  His success continued, as he was a Pro Bowler in all four of his years at Mile High, earning a First Team All-Pro in 2016 and helping the Broncos win Super Bowl 50. The Cornerback would finish his career with the Los Angeles Rams and Miami Dolphins and retires with 35 career Interceptions. In our updated 2020 pre-season Hall of Fame Monitor of active players, Talib was ranked at #75 and #6 amongst Cornerbacks. He is now eligible for Hall of Fame consideration in 2025. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to thank Talib for the on-field memories and we wish him the best in his post-playing career.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 09 Sep 2020 21:58:51 +0000
The Toy Hall of Fame Announced they 2020 Finalists http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/12071-the-toy-hall-of-fame-announced-they-2020-finalists http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/12071-the-toy-hall-of-fame-announced-they-2020-finalists The Toy Hall of Fame Announced they 2020 Finalists
We always find this a fun topic. The National Toy Hall of Fame at the Strong Museum has announced their 12 Finalists for the Class of 2020. They are: Baby Nancy Bingo Breyer Horses Jenga Lite-Brite Masters of the Universe My Little Pony Risk Sidewalk Chalk Sorry! Tamagotchi Yahtzee Which ones should get in?  
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 09 Sep 2020 11:17:37 +0000
Carlos Bocanegra named to the National Soccer HOF http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/12069-carlos-bocanegra-named-to-the-national-soccer-hof http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/12069-carlos-bocanegra-named-to-the-national-soccer-hof Carlos Bocanegra named to the National Soccer HOF
The National Soccer Hall of Fame announced that there will be one lone member of their Class of 2020, that of former National Team Captain, Carlos Bocanegra. The Defenseman represented the United States in the 2006 and 2010 World Cup and represented the U.S. in 110 Games, serving as the Captain in 64 of them. Bocanegra played 15 years professionally, where he was the 2000 MLS Rookie of the Year as a member of the Chicago Fire.  A two-time MLS Defender of the Year, Bocanegra later played for Fulham (England), Rennes (France), Saint-Etienne (France) and Rangers (Scotland) before returning to MLS for Chivas USA. There will be no ceremony this year due to COVID-19. The Class of 2020 will be inducted alongside next year’s class.  Bocanegra is the 305thmember of the Class. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Carlos Bocanegra for earning this honor.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Tue, 08 Sep 2020 11:45:19 +0000
RIP: Lou Brock http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/12068-rip-lou-brock http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/12068-rip-lou-brock RIP: Lou Brock
Just days after the passing of Hall of Fame Pitcher, Tom Seaver, another Cooperstown legend has passed away. Former St. Louis Cardinals Outfielder, Lou Brock passed away at the age of 81.  There was no specific cause of death, but it was reported that he was fighting numerous ailments. Brock broke in with the Chicago Cubs in 1961 but was traded to the Cardinals during the 1964 season in a transaction that the Cubs would instantly regret. The Outfielder went on fire for the rest of the season, and he would be the spark plug of the St. Louis machine that won the 1964 World Series.  Winning another World Series in 1967, Brock led the National League in Runs Scored twice, and Stolen Bases on eight occasions.  The speedster went to six All-Star Games, and was the runner-up for the 1974 NL MVP, in the year he stole a then record 118 Stolen Bases. Brock retired as the all-time leader in Stolen Bases (938), which would later be broken by Rickey Henderson.  He also accumulated 3,023 career Hits and 149 Home Runs.  He was indicted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1985, which was his first year of eligibility.   We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends, fans and family of Lou Brock.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sun, 06 Sep 2020 19:37:23 +0000
Our All-Time Top 50 Jacksonville Jaguars are now up http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/12067-our-all-time-top-50-jacksonville-jaguars-are-now-up http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/12067-our-all-time-top-50-jacksonville-jaguars-are-now-up Our All-Time Top 50 Jacksonville Jaguars are now up
Yes, we know that this is taking a while! As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  We have a new one to unveil today, that of the Jacksonville Jaguars.  The Jaguars have only been in existence since 1995 and while they have not appeared in a Super Bowl, there have been many talented players who have worn their jersey.   As for all of our top 50 players in football we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the NFL. 3. Playoff accomplishments. 4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player does on that particular team and not what he accomplished elsewhere and also note that we have placed an increased importance on the first two categories. This list is updated up until the end of the 2019 Season. The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are: 1. Jimmy Smith 2. Fred Taylor 3. Tony Boselli 4. Mark Brunell 5. Maurice Jones-Drew We will continue our adjustments on our existing lists and will continue developing our new lists.  Up next, will be the Dallas Cowboys. Look for our more material coming soon! As always we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sun, 06 Sep 2020 09:53:47 +0000
West Virginia announces their 2020 HOF Class http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/12066-west-virginia-announces-their-2020-hof-class http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/12066-west-virginia-announces-their-2020-hof-class West Virginia announces their 2020 HOF Class
Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB.  Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players, coaches and executives. Eventually, we are going to get to that of the Division I schools, and conferences.  As such, it is news the University of West Virginia has announced their Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2020. This group comprises of eleven new members.  Due to COVID-19, there will be no 2020 ceremony, and they will be officially inducted alongside the Class of 2021. The eleven new members are: Janae (Cox) Asbury, Women’s Gymnastics 2004-07:  Cox was a three-time First Team All-American and three-time individual qualifier at the NCAA Championship.  Nobody in Mountaineer history has more career Points (2,070.65), and also holds program records in meets (50). Da’Sean Butler, Men’s Basketball 2007-10:  Butler is third all-time in WVU in Points (2,095), and was a Second Team All-American in 2010.  Averaging 14.3 Points per Game, Butler took the Mountaineers to an NIT Championship in 2007, and a Final Four in 2010. J.D. Drummonds, Women’s Basketball 1980-81:  Drummonds scored 1,160 Points and averaged 21.0 Points per Game in the 1981 Season, which is second all-time for WVU.   Jedd Gyorko, Baseball 2008-10:  Playing at Second Base and Shortstop, Gyorko has the school record for Home Runs (35) and Batting Average (.404).  Gyorko was a First Team All-American as a Senior, and he went on to play eight seasons in the Majors. Dick Leftridge, Football 1963-65:  Leftridge played at Fullback and rushed for 1,701 Yards and 21 Touchdowns.  He helped lead the team to Sothern Conference Championships in 1964 and 1965, and he later played one year as a Pittsburgh Steeler. John McGrath, Men’s Soccer Coach 1969-95:  McGrath took the Mountaineers to five NCAA Tournaments and had a career record of 202-181-45. Tony Robertson, Men’s Basketball 1976-77:  Robertson scored 1,026 Points over two years with an 18.0 Points per Game Average.  He would later play two seasons in the NBA. John Rost, Men’s Rifle 1979-82:  Rost won the NCAA Air Rifle event in 1981 and 1982 and he would later represent the United States at the 1984 Olympics. Clara (Grandt) Santucci, Women’s Track & Field 2005-10:  Grandt won All-American honors in three different disciplines.  Her specialty was the 10,000 Meter. Tom Shafer, Baseball 1960-62:  Shafer had a 1.69 ERA over 125 Innings, and he was a First Team All-Southern Conference Selection…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sun, 06 Sep 2020 09:08:16 +0000
The Missouri Valley Conference announces their 2021 Class http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/12038-the-missouri-valley-conference-announces-their-2021-class http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/12038-the-missouri-valley-conference-announces-their-2021-class The Missouri Valley Conference announces their 2021 Class
Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB.  Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players, coaches and executives. Eventually, we are going to get to that of the Division I schools, and conferences.  As such, it is news to us that the Missouri Valley Conference has announced their Hall of Fame Class of 2021. This is the 24thHall of Fame Class for the Conference, and due to COVID-19, there will be no physical ceremony, nor any modern candidate, as all of these inductees are classified as “Veteran Candidates”. The eight new members are: Maurice Cheeks, West Texas State, Men’s Basketball, 1974-78: Cheeks started all four years at West Texas State, and was an All-MVC player three times.  He tallied 1,127 Points, and averaged 16.8 Points per Game as a Senior.  Cheeks later had a successful career in the NBA where he was a four-time All-Star, four-time First Team All-Defensive player and was a champion with the Philadelphia 76ers in 1983.  His number was retired by the Sixers and he was named to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018. Joe Greene, North Texas, Football, 1966-68:  Greene was a three-time All-MVC Selection and his squad went a combined 23-5-1 with him on the field.  An All-American in 1968, Greene went on to play professionally for the Pittsburgh Steelers where he was a Rookie of the Year, two-time Defensive Player of the Year, 10-time All-Pro and four-time Super Bowl winner.  Greene is also a member of both the College and Pro Football Hall of Fame. Clark W. Hetherington, Missouri, Administrator:  Hetherington was the Missouri’s Athletic Director from 1900 to 1910, and helped broker what is now the MVC. James Naismith, Kansas, Administrator:   Yes, that James Naismith.  Naismith is the man who invented basketball, and was the first coach of the Jayhawks program (1898-1907), and he would later be a Professor at Kansas.  Following his tenure as a Professor, Naismith became their Athletic Director from 1919 to 1937. Tara Oltman, Creighton, Softball, 2007-10:  Oltman was an All-MVC in all four of her years, and was a three-time MVC Pitcher of the Year.  She holds the conference records for Wins (118), Strikeouts (1,086) and Innings (1,064), and she led the Blue Jays to three NCAA Tournament Appearances. F. Morgan Taylor, Grinnell, Track & Field, 1926:  Taylor was also an Olympian who won the…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 03 Sep 2020 16:54:14 +0000
RIP: Tom Seaver http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/12037-rip-tom-seaver http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/12037-rip-tom-seaver RIP: Tom Seaver
We are getting really tired of writing obituaries. Tom Seaver, who has been battling dementia for the past few years, has passed away at age 75. When Seaver debuted for the New York Mets in 1967, it was evident immediately that this was one special Pitcher that the Mets had on their hands.  Named the Rookie of the Year, Seaver was named an All-Star, and “Tom Terrific” would earn that honor 11 more times in his career.   Seaver is universally regarded as the greatest New York Met of all-time, and how could it he not be?  He was the anchor of the 1969 squad that shocked the baseball world winning the World Series for the “Miracle Mets”.  The Mets were considered underdogs, despite Seaver winning his first of three Cy Youngs that year.  With the Mets, Seaver won three ERA Titles, three WHIP Titles, and five Strikeout Titles. The Mets shocked their fans by trading Seaver to Cincinnati during the 1977 season, and two of his All-Star appearances occurred as a Red.  Seaver would return to New York, and finished his career with the Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox. Seaver retired with a record of 311-205, 3,640 Strikeouts with a career ERA of 2.86.  He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends, fans and family of Tom Seaver.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 02 Sep 2020 21:26:05 +0000
RIP: John Thompson http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/12034-rip-john-thompson http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/12034-rip-john-thompson RIP: John Thompson
This has been a horrible week for basketball legends.  Recently, we lost Lute Olson and Clifford Robinson. Now we lost John Thompson. Thompson played his college ball at Providence where he was an honorable mention All-American by the AP.  He went on to play three years with the Boston Celtics, winning two NBA Championships under the dynasty led by Red Auberbach. Immediately after his playing career ended, he took over as the head coach for St. Anthony High School in Washington D.C., and did so well there, he caught the attention of Georgetown, who signed him to be their Head Coach in 1972.  This would be the school he coached for 27 years, and put on the national map. Thompson had a coaching record of 596-239 and he had a 14-year streak of NCAA Tournament Appearances (1979-92).  That streak was easily the highwater mark of Thompson’s career, as in that timeframe he was a three-time Big East Coach of the Year, NABC Coach of the Year and UPI Coach of the Year.  Thompson took the Hoyas to the NCAA Championship in 1984, and in doing so became the first African-American Head Coach to win the Title. He would be named to the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 1999. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends and family of John Thompson.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 31 Aug 2020 11:40:28 +0000
Our Preseason NFL HOF Monitor is up http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/12033-our-preseason-nfl-hof-monitor-is-up http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/12033-our-preseason-nfl-hof-monitor-is-up Our Preseason NFL HOF Monitor is up
Our second annual pre-season Active 150 NFL Player Monitor ranking their current status for future Hall of Fame consideration is now up.   Our Football Hall of Fame monitor for football looks at the following criteria: The biggest factor we look at is how each active player measures up to the last five players at their position who were chosen.  To reflect the modern era and how stats have changed, Senior Inductees will not be considered as part of the last five inductees.  To keep everything simple, we are looking at Pro Bowl Selections, First Team All-Pro Selections, traditional statistics, games played and approximate value.   Obviously, there are other intangibles, such as playoff success, content of character etc. and we have adjusted where we think necessary due to those considerations.  While we don’t see this as a perfect system, these are the points that people make when determining whether or not someone is a Pro Football Hall of Famer, it does put forth a good baseline for us to work with. The other criteria we look at is dominating seasons.  We call this the Terrell Davis Rule.  In Davis’ Hall of Fame resume, you see that he was an elite player for three seasons and was the difference maker aiding the Denver Broncos to win their first two Super Bowls.  The induction of Davis and others with similar careers (like Gale Sayers for example) shows that the Pro Football Hall of Fame recognizes bursts of excellence over years of above average consistency.  This will reflect in our ranking as a younger player who may have less accolades than a more tenured one could be ranked higher if he has more years where he was unquestionably an elite player at his position.   We also have to add the caveat that we will only qualify those who have been chosen via the Modern Era class in the last fifteen years. For reference, here are the last five Hall of Famers for each position and we have created what we call the Modern Positional Average, the MPA: Quarterbacks: Troy Aikman, Brett Favre, Dan Marino, Kurt Warner, Steve Young. Note that three of these QBs (Aikman, Marino & Young) competed in the 1990’s where offensive output is not what it is today.  This is one of the reasons why we are adding Super Bowls and Super Bowl appearances to offset this and since Quarterbacks are graded on that accomplishment more than all other…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sun, 30 Aug 2020 16:07:13 +0000
RIP: Cliff Robinson http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11995-rip-cliff-robinson http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11995-rip-cliff-robinson RIP: Cliff Robinson
Following the passing of Lute Olson, basketball lost another one of its stars.  Former UConn and NBA star, Clifford Robinson died at the age of 53.  He had been battling cancer for the last two years. A star at Connecticut, Robinson was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in 1989 as the 36thOverall Pick.  Standing at 6’ 10”, Robinson was a versatile player who played at Center, Power Forward and Small Forward.  He was the Sixth Man of the Year in 1994, an All-Star in 1994, which was the year began three 20 Points per Game seasons.   Robinson later played for Phoenix and Detroit, where he was named a Second Team All-Defensive selection once for each team.  We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to offer condolences to the friends, family and fans of Clifford Robinson. 
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sat, 29 Aug 2020 13:38:12 +0000
RIP: Bob Armstrong http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11993-rip-bob-armstrong http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11993-rip-bob-armstrong RIP: Bob Armstrong
The wrestling world lost a legendary figure as “Bullet” Bob Armstrong succumbed to a long battle with prostate cancer.  He was 80 years old. For decades, Armstrong was a main event draw in Georgia and throughout the American South.  A babyface for most of his career, Armstrong was a fiery figure whose lunch pail work ethic made him a relatable fan favorite.  He looked and wrestled tough, and was one of the most related figures in the business. Armstrong’s career began in 1960, and he retired in 1988, though still made sporadic appearances, namely for Jim Cornette’s Smokey Mountain Wrestling in the mid-90s.  He won a litany of titles in Georgia and Florida, and he had four sons, Scott, Steve, Brad and Brian, all of who became pro wrestlers.  Brian became the most successful, known as the Road Dogg, as part of the New Age Outlaws and D-Generation X.   Armstrong was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends, fans and family of Bob Armstrong.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Fri, 28 Aug 2020 13:01:29 +0000
RIP: Lute Olson http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11992-rip-lute-olson http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11992-rip-lute-olson RIP: Lute Olson
Last night, it was announced that Lute Olson, died at the age of 85.  He had been in poor health following a stroke last year. Olson played his college ball at Augsburg, a liberal arts college in Minnesota, and he would coach at the high school level from 1956 to 1969 before taking over the reins at Long Beach Community College. After four years there, and a year at Long Beach State, Olson won the coaching job at Iowa, where he won the Big Ten regular season in 1979, and was also the Big Ten Coach of the Year.  In 1980, Olson took Iowa to the Final Four, and was named the NABC Coach of the Year. In 1983, Olson would leave the Hawkeyes for the Arizona Wildcats, and it was there where he truly became a coaching legend.  With the Wildcats, Olson won 11 Pac-10 regular season titles, four Pac-10 Tournaments, went to four Final Fours, and won the National Championship in 1997. Olson had a career coaching record of 781-280 and was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002 and the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of Lute Olson at this time.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Fri, 28 Aug 2020 12:51:05 +0000
Tony Dungy named to the PFHOF Selection Committee http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11991-tony-dungy-named-to-the-pfhof-selection-committee http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11991-tony-dungy-named-to-the-pfhof-selection-committee Tony Dungy named to the PFHOF Selection Committee
This is interesting. Recently, Larry Michael, 62, the voice of the Washington Football Team and Senior Vice President for years stepping down in those capacities.  As abrupt as it was, it became evident that it was due to his participation in allegations of sexual harassment that ran rampant among Washington executives. Michael was also a member of the 48-member Pro Football Hall of Fame Committee, but the key word here is “was”. It is not known whether he was asked to leave the Hall of Fame Committee or quit on his own, but nevertheless he is gone, and Tony Dungy is in. This is about as good an addition as you can get. Dungy is a Pro Football Hall of Fame Coach with a career record of 148-79, split between Tampa Bay and Indianapolis, the latter who he took to a Super Bowl Championship.  Following his coaching career, Dungy took on a position as an analyst for NBC. Dungy is the third new member of the committee this year, joining fellow Hall of Famer, Bill Polian, and Lisa Salters.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 27 Aug 2020 10:36:16 +0000
Central Michigan names their 2020 HOF Class http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11990-central-michigan-names-their-2020-hof-class http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11990-central-michigan-names-their-2020-hof-class Central Michigan names their 2020 HOF Class
Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB.  Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players, coaches and executives. Eventually, we are going to get to that of the Division I schools.  As such, it is news to us that Central Michigan has announced their Athletic Class of 2020. The Class of 2020 comprises six new members, and right now, the tentative plan is to have a ceremony in 2021. The six members are: Sue Guevara, Women’s Basketball Coach:  Guevara was Michigan’s Head Coach from 1996 to 2003, and she would take over as the Head Coach for the Chippewas in 2007 until she retired last July.  She took Central Michigan to the Sweet Sixteen in 2018, and had an overall record of 215-151.  Guevara also led this team to two MAC Tournament wins. Margo Jonker, Softball Coach:  Jonker was the Chippewas’ Head Coach for 31 years and had an overall record of 1,246-780-8. She took the school to 10 MAC Regular Season Championships and 11 MAC Tournament Championships. Dan LeFevour, Football:  LeFevour was thee MAC MVP in 2009, and was also a two-time MAC Offensive Player of the Year.  Playing at Quarterback, LeFevour threw for 12,905 Passing Yards with 102 Touchdowns, and he would play professionally for Chicago, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Jacksonville in the NFL, and also Hamilton, Montreal, Toronto and Winnipeg of the CFL. Katie Simon, Gymnastics:  Simon won seven MAC Individual Titles, and helped the Chippewas win the 2010 MAC Title. Joe Staley, Football:  Playing at Offensive Tackle, Staley was the Central Michigan Captain when they won their first Bowl Game in 2006.  He would go on to have a productive career in the NFL, where he was a five-time Pro Bowl Selection and played in two Super Bowls. Tyler Stovall, Baseball:  Stovall was a Third Team All-American and the MAC Player of the Year in 2007. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the six new members of the Central Michigan Athletic Hall of Fame.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 26 Aug 2020 20:29:57 +0000
Bill Nunn named the Contributor Finalist for the Pro Football HOF http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11989-bill-nunn-named-the-contributor-finalist-for-the-pro-football-hof http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11989-bill-nunn-named-the-contributor-finalist-for-the-pro-football-hof Bill Nunn named the Contributor Finalist for the Pro Football HOF
As part of the new structure for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, at least one Coach, one Senior and one Contributor will be nominated and pushed through the final round.  This will go for at least four years.   Days earlier, we learned that Tom Flores and Drew Pearson were named the Coach and Senior Finalist respectively.  Today, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced that scout, Bill Nunn will be moving forward as the Contributor Finalist. Originally a journalist in the Pittsburgh area, Nunn openly lobbied Steelers’ owner, Dan Rooney, to look at the History Black Colleges to accumulate talent.  This was not a common place where teams would look, but rather than dismiss Nunn’s idea, he hired him to do exactly that.   The Steelers became a powerhouse in the 1970s, and Nunn helped Pittsburgh draft HBCU players like Mel Blount, L.C. Greenwood, Ernie Holmes, Donnie Shell and John Stallworth. Nunn was an Assistant Personnel Director from 1970-1987, and a Scout from 1987 to 2014.  He has six Super Bowls and was elected as an inaugural member to the Black College Hall of Fame. This is not a lock for Nunn to enter Canton, but it definitely bodes well.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Tue, 25 Aug 2020 17:18:00 +0000
The Baseball HOF pushes back the Veterans Ballots one year http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11986-the-baseball-hof-pushes-back-the-veterans-ballots-one-year http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11986-the-baseball-hof-pushes-back-the-veterans-ballots-one-year The Baseball HOF pushes back the Veterans Ballots one year
As regular Notinhalloffame.com podcast guest Vinny Lospinuso just told me, “It’s like they never heard of Zoom”. The Baseball Hall of Fame Board of Directors voted unanimously today to reschedule the two committees, Golden Days and Early Days to 2021.  They cited that due to COVID-19, that the conversation held by the respective 16-person committees could not be held in person, thus breaching the ability to have an open and confidential dialogue. Confidential?  What the hell are they saying in these meetings? The Golden Days Era Committee looks at the player from 1950 to 1969, and the Early Days concentrates on players before 1950.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 24 Aug 2020 17:40:53 +0000
New Section up: 2024 Baseball Futures http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11960-new-section-up-2024-baseball-futures http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11960-new-section-up-2024-baseball-futures New Section up: 2024 Baseball Futures
We are excited to unveil another new section here at Notinhalloffame.com.  We always look to the future, and as such, it is with great excitement that we unveil our write-ups on the Baseball Futures of 2024.  Specifically, this is in reference to the former baseball players who will be eligible for Cooperstown in 2024. They are set up so that you can cast your votes and offer your opinions before they become officially eligible. The formers players who are eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2024 are: Adrian Beltre:  From the Dominican Republic, Beltre has a great shot for early induction as the Third Baseman is a member of the 3,000 Hit Club, won five Gold Gloves, four Silver Sluggers and was a four-time All-Star. Beltre has 377 career Home Runs, 1,707 RBIs, and his plaque will look good with that Texas Rangers cap. Adrian Gonzalez:  Gonzalez was a five-time All-Star who also won two Silver Sluggers and four Gold Gloves. “A-Gon” had 2,050 Hits, with 317 of them being Home Runs.  He was also the American League leader in Hits (213) in 2011.  Alcides Escobar:  Escobar played in the Majors for 11 years, and in 2015 he won the World Series with Kansas City.  That year, the Shortstop was an All-Star and Gold Glove winner. Bartolo Colon:  Colon played 21 years in the Majors, with runs in Cleveland, Montreal, Chicago (AL), Anaheim, Boston, New York (AL), Oakland, New York (NL), Atlanta, Minnesota and Texas, but he never felt like a journeyman, as a Colon start was an event.  The big man was a four-time All Star, a Cy Young winner and had 247 Wins with 2,535 Strikeouts. Brad Ziegler:  Ziegler was a reliever throughout his career, and in 2013 and 2018 he led the league in Games Pitched. Brandon Morrow:  As a Blue Jay in 2011, Morrow led the AL in SO/BB. He had a career record of 51-43. Brandon Phillips:  Phillips was a three-time All-Star, four-time Gold Glove recipient and he had 2,029 career Hits and 211 Home Runs. Chase Headley:  Headley had 1,337 Hits and was a Gold Glove and Silver Slugger. Chase Utley:  Utley was a six-time All-Star, four-time Silver Slugger, and he had three top-ten finishes for the MVP.  A World Series Champion with the Phillies in 2008, Utley accrued 1,885 Hits, 259 Home Runs and 1,025 RBI. Chris Tillman:  Tillman was a ten-year vet (all with Baltimore) and an All-Star in 2013. David Wright:  Wright played all fourteen of his MLB years…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Fri, 21 Aug 2020 01:44:35 +0000
Our All-Time Top 50 Arizona Diamondbacks have been revised http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11959-our-all-time-top-50-arizona-diamondbacks-have-been-revised http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11959-our-all-time-top-50-arizona-diamondbacks-have-been-revised Our All-Time Top 50 Arizona Diamondbacks have been revised
Yes, we know that this is taking a while! As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  That being said, we have existing Top 50 lists out and we always consistently look to update them when we can and based on necessity.  As such, we are very happy to present the first revision of our top 50 Arizona Diamondbacks of all-time. As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the National League.  This is the first revision since we put up this list after the 2018 Season. The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are: 1. Randy Johnson 2. Paul Goldschmidt 3. Brandon Webb 4. Curt Schilling 5. Luis Gonzalez We slightly altered one of our algorithms and that has led to some slight changes to past Diamondbacks.  This altered the top five slightly, as Curt Schilling and Luis Gonzalez traded their fourth and fifth rank. There were a few significant jumps.  Zack Grienke, who was traded during the 2019 Season to Houston, rose from #10 to #6.  Ketel Marte went from #44 to #13.  This shocked us too, but again, we are reminded that a top five MVP season in a team as young as the Diamondbacks can do that. Starting Pitcher, Robbie Ray, moved from #20 to #16. Third Baseman, Jake Lamb, climbed from #30 to #26.  Relief Pitcher, Archie Bradley went from #48 to #40. We have several new entries.  Nick Ahmed debuts at #20.  While this seems like a seismic debut for the Shortstop, we erroneously left him off of our first list, of which he would have been on.  Venezuelan Infielder, Eduardo Escobar makes his first appearance at #43.  He joined the Diamondbacks during the 2018 season on a trade from Minnesota.  Lefthanded Relief Pitcher, Andrew Chafin comes in at #44. We welcome your input and commentsand as always, we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 20 Aug 2020 17:45:28 +0000
Our All-Time Top 50 Kansas City Royals have been revised http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11953-our-all-time-top-50-kansas-city-royals-have-been-revised http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11953-our-all-time-top-50-kansas-city-royals-have-been-revised Our All-Time Top 50 Kansas City Royals have been revised
Yes, we know that this is taking a while! As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  That being said, we have existing Top 50 lists out and we always consistently look to update them when we can and based on necessity.  As such, we are very happy to present the first revision of our top 50 Kansas City Royals of all-time. As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the American League.  This is the first revision since we put up this list in 2017. The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are: 1. George Brett 2. Bret Saberhagen 3. Kevin Appier 4. Willie Wilson 5. Amos Otis As the Royals are in rebuilding mode the last two years, beyond minor tinkering, very little has changed.   The top five remains intact from our original list.   There is one new entry in Whit Merrifield, their current Second Baseman.  He debuts at #32. We welcome your input and commentsand as always, we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 19 Aug 2020 17:58:08 +0000
Our All-Time Top 50 New York Yankees have been revised http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11951-our-all-time-top-50-new-york-yankees-have-been-revised http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11951-our-all-time-top-50-new-york-yankees-have-been-revised Our All-Time Top 50 New York Yankees have been revised
Yes, we know that this is taking a while! As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  That being said, we have existing Top 50 lists out and we always consistently look to update them when we can and based on necessity.  As such, we are very happy to present the first revision of our top 50 New York Yankees of all-time. As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the American League.  This is the first revision since we put up this list in 2017. The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are: 1. Babe Ruth   2. Lou Gehrig   3. Mickey Mantle   4. Joe DiMaggio   5. Derek Jeter With a team as storied and as old as the Yankees, very little has changed overall, and the top five remain the same.  Actually, there beyond minor tinkering, there is only one significant addition.  That is Gil McDougald, who we incorrectly omitted. The 1951 Rookie of the Year, and five-time World Series Champion is ranked at #29. We are certainly keeping our eyes on Aaron Judge, who could enter this list shortly. We welcome your input and commentsand as always, we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 19 Aug 2020 13:10:35 +0000
RIP: Dale Hawerchuk http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11950-rip-dale-hawerchuk http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11950-rip-dale-hawerchuk RIP: Dale Hawerchuk
The hockey world lost a great one today as Dale Hawerchuk passed away at the age of 57 following a battle with cancer. The first overall pick of the 1981 Draft by the Winnipeg Jets, Hawerchuk put the team on the NHL map. Playing there for nine seasons, the Center won the Calder Trophy, was a Second Team All-Star in 1984/85 and had six 100 Point seasons as a Jet.  Hawerchuk also played five years for Buffalo before finishing his career with St. Louis and Philadelphia. Over his 16-year career, Hawerchuk scored 518 Goals and 1,409 Points, and he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2001. Hawerchuk was the Head Coach of the Ontario Hockey League’s Barrie Colts at the time of his passing. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends, fans and Family of Dale Hawerchuk.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Tue, 18 Aug 2020 16:26:38 +0000
Tom Flores and Drew Pearson named as the Coach and Senior Finalist for the PFHOF Class of 2021 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11949-tom-flores-and-drew-pearson-named-as-the-coach-and-senior-finalist-for-the-pfhof-class-of-2021 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11949-tom-flores-and-drew-pearson-named-as-the-coach-and-senior-finalist-for-the-pfhof-class-of-2021 Tom Flores and Drew Pearson named as the Coach and Senior Finalist for the PFHOF Class of 2021
Recently, the Pro Football Hall of Fame made its announcement as to how it would go forward with Senior, Coach and Contributor candidates, as they stated they would have one Finalist going forward in the next four years.  We already know who the Coach and Senior candidates are for the 2021 Class, which are Tom Flores and Drew Pearson respectively. Flores was a Finalist in 2019, and was a 2020 Centennial Slate Finalist.  The first Hispanic Coach of the NFl, Flores had a career record of 105-90 with the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders & the Seattle Seahawks, taking the former to two Super Bowl Titles (XV & XVIII). The Hall faced backlash when Jimmy Johnson and Bill Cowher appeared to have leapfrogged Flores and six-time Finalist, Don Coryell.  Coryell has long since passed, but Flores is still alive at 88, and was upset about his snub last year, especially after being told by Hall of Fame President, David Baker, that he was a “shoe-in”. Pearson was never a Finalist in the Modern Day Committee, and like Flores, he too was on the Centennial Slate list of Finalists.  Pearson played for the Dallas Cowboys from 1973 to 1983 and he was a three-time First Team All-Pro and the Receiving Yards leader in 1977.  He helped Dallas win Super Bowl XII, and was a member of the 1970s All-Decade Team.  He had 7,822 Yards with 48 Touchdowns over his 11-year career. Pearson was filmed watching the 2020 Hall of Fame 100thAnniversary selection show.  He was clearly crushed by his omission, and felt that the hall did him wrong.  Based on the fact that it was a two-hour show, and he had to wait until the end to learn for certain that he wasn’t selected.  The pain had to have come early, as in the show’s first segment, fellow Wide Receiver, Harold Carmichael came to accept his gold jacket.  It had to be evident to Pearson, and those watching that if he hadn’t already known that he was being inducted, it was unlikely that he would be. Pearson in ranked #28 on our latest Notinhalloffame.com Football list.  We do not rank Coaches at this time. Please keep in mind that this is not a guarantee that both will be inducted by the Pro Football Hall of Fame, although it seems inconceivable that they will not be chosen. We cautiously offer our congratulations to Flores and Pearson at this time, and hope that the Pro Football Hall of…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Tue, 18 Aug 2020 15:25:38 +0000
Our All-Time Top 50 Milwaukee Brewers have been revised http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11938-our-all-time-top-50-milwaukee-brewers-have-been-revised http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11938-our-all-time-top-50-milwaukee-brewers-have-been-revised Our All-Time Top 50 Milwaukee Brewers have been revised
Yes, we know that this is taking a while! As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  That being said, we have existing Top 50 lists out and we always consistently look to update them when we can and based on necessity.  As such, we are very happy to present the first revision of our top 50 Milwaukee Brewers of all-time. As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in their respective League. 3. Playoff accomplishments. 4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. This is the first time that we have revised this specific list, which was first put up in 2016, and there are many changes, though none that are changing the top five. Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player does on that particular team and not what he accomplished elsewhere and also note that we have placed an increased importance on the first two categories, which has altered the rankings considerably. This list is updated up until the end of the 2019 Season. The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are: 1. Robin Yount 2. Paul Molitor 3. Ryan Braun 4. Cecil Cooper 5. Teddy Higuera We had a debut of Christian Yelich, who despite only having completed two full seasons, won two Batting Titles, two OPS Titles and an MVP.  No Brewer has ever had back-to-back years like Yelich, who arrives on this list at #11.  Two-time All-Star, Corey Hart was overlooked in our original list.  He now appears at #25. Current Milwaukee Centerfielder, Lorenzo Cain debuts at #37.  Former 2000s infielder Bill Hall, who was previously overlooked, comes in at #49. We welcome your input and commentsand as always, we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Tue, 18 Aug 2020 13:35:27 +0000
Our All-Time Top 50 New York Mets have been revised http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11927-our-all-time-top-50-new-york-mets-have-been-revised http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11927-our-all-time-top-50-new-york-mets-have-been-revised Our All-Time Top 50 New York Mets have been revised
Yes, we know that this is taking a while! As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  That being said, we have existing Top 50 lists out and we always consistently look to update them when we can and based on necessity.  As such, we are very happy to present the first revision of our top 50 New York Mets of all-time. As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the National League.  3. Playoff accomplishments. 4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. This is the first time that we have revised this specific list, which was first put up in 2016, and there are many changes, one of which affecting the top five. Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player does on that particular team and not what he accomplished elsewhere and also note that we have placed an increased importance on the first two categories, which has altered the rankings considerably. This list is updated up until the end of the 2019 Season. The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are: 1. Tom Seaver   2. Dwight Gooden   3. David Wright   4. Darryl Strawberry   5. Jacob deGrom The top four remains unchanged, but DeGrom ascent was astronomical, as he was at #40 when we put out our first Mets list in 2016.  Two straight Cy Youngs will do that! Beyond DeGrom, the other significant jump was Noah Syndergaard, who jumped from #50 to #31. We welcome your input and commentsand as always, we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 17 Aug 2020 21:50:24 +0000
Our All-Time Top 50 Baltimore Orioles are now up http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11915-our-all-time-top-50-baltimore-orioles-are-now-up http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11915-our-all-time-top-50-baltimore-orioles-are-now-up Our All-Time Top 50 Baltimore Orioles are now up
Yes, we know that this is taking a while! As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  We have a new one to unveil today, that of the Baltimore Orioles.  The Baltimore Orioles were formed as a charter member of the American League in 1901, when they were the Milwaukee Brewers.  That only lasted one year, as they relocated to St. louis as the Browns.  While in St. Louis, the Browns had limited success, having only won one Pennant (1944), but fortunes changed when they relocated to Baltimore in 1954 and became the Orioles. With a trade that brought them Frank Robinson, the Orioles won the World Series in 1966, and with a starting rotation based around Jim Palmer, the O’s won it again in 1970.  A young Cal Ripken Jr. would lead them to their third World Series in 1983, which is to date their last title. As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2.  Traditional statistics and how they finished in the American League. 3.  Playoff accomplishments. 4.  Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player does on that particular team and not what he accomplished elsewhere and also note that we have placed an increased importance on the first two categories. This list is updated up until the end of the 2019 Season. The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are: 1. Cal Ripken Jr. 2. Jim Palmer 3. Brooks Robinson 4. George Sisler 5. Eddie Murray We will continue our adjustments on our existing lists and will continue developing our new lists.   Look for our more material coming soon! As always we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 17 Aug 2020 00:12:11 +0000
New Section up: 2023 Basketball Futures http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11914-new-section-up-2023-basketball-futures http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11914-new-section-up-2023-basketball-futures New Section up: 2023 Basketball Futures
It is onward and upward for us at Notinhalloffame.com as we have added a new section, that of the Basketball Hall of Fame Futures for 2023.   This is the group of former players who will be eligible for the Hall for the first time in 2023, and we have four former players in this section. They are:  Tony Parker:  Arguably the best player to come from France, Parker is a four-time NBA Champion with the San Antonio Spurs, and he was a Second Team All-NBA Selection three times.  Parker also went to the All-Star Game seven times. Luol Deng:  From South Sudan, Deng was a two-time All-Star when he played for Chicago, and he was a Second Team All-Defensive player in 2011/12. Dwyane Wade:  Wade went to thirteen All-Star Games and was a three-time NBA Champion, all with the Miami Heat.  He was also a First Team All-Star twice, and a Second Team and Third Team All-Star three times. Dirk Nowitzki:  Nowitzki played his entire career with the Dallas Mavericks, the team he took an NBA Championship in 2011.  The German star was a four-time First Team All-NBA Selection, 14-time All-Star, and was the NBA MVP in 2007. Parker, Wade and Nowitzki sounds like a pretty sweet class doesn’t it?  You can find the full page here of the 2023 eligibles here. You know what we want you to do! Take a. look and cast your votes and offer your opinions. As always, we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sun, 16 Aug 2020 19:53:01 +0000
Joe Johnson and four others added to our 2022 Basketball Futures Section http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11913-joe-johnson-and-four-others-added-to-our-2022-basketball-futures-section http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11913-joe-johnson-and-four-others-added-to-our-2022-basketball-futures-section Joe Johnson and four others added to our 2022 Basketball Futures Section
It is onward and upward for us at Notinhalloffame.com as we have updated one of our sections, that of the Basketball Hall of Fame Futures for 2022.   This is the group of former players who will be eligible for the Hall for the first time in 2022, and we have had this up for two years, however we have now new entries that are now available for your votes and comments. They are:  Jameer Nelson:  Nelson was an All-American at St. Joseph’s and he would later be an NBA All-Star in 2009. Joe Johnson:  Johnson played most of his career with the Atlanta Hawks, and he was a seven-time All-Star as well as a Third Team All-NBA Selection in 009/10. Josh Smith:  Smith was Second Team All-Defensive choice in 2009/10. Tony Allen:  Allen was a champion with the Boston Celtics in 2008 and a three-time First Team All-Defensive player. Zach Randolph:  Randolph was a two-time NBA All-Star and in 2010/11 he was named a Third Team All-NBA Selection:   They join David West, Manu Ginobili, and Richard Jefferson. You know what we want you to do! Take a. look and cast your votes and offer your opinions. As always, we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sun, 16 Aug 2020 16:04:24 +0000
Our All-Time Top 50 Colorado Rockies have been revised http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11907-our-all-time-top-50-colorado-rockies-have-been-revised http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11907-our-all-time-top-50-colorado-rockies-have-been-revised Our All-Time Top 50 Colorado Rockies have been revised
Yes, we know that this is taking a while! As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  That being said, we have existing Top 50 lists out and we always consistently look to update them when we can and based on necessity.  As such, we are very happy to present the second revision of our top 50 Colorado Rockies of all-time. As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the National League.  3. Playoff accomplishments. 4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. This is the first time that we have revised this specific list, which was first put up in 2016, and there are many changes, one of which affecting the top five. Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player does on that particular team and not what he accomplished elsewhere and also note that we have placed an increased importance on the first two categories, which has altered the rankings considerably. This list is updated up until the end of the 2019 Season. The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are: 1. Todd Helton   2. Larry Walker   3. Nolan Arenado   4. Troy Tulowitzki   5. Carlos Gonzalez There are several new entries.  Shortstop, Trevor Story is the highest debut, coming in at #13.  Starting Pitcher, German Marquez is at #21. Starting Pitcher, Kyle Freeland, makes his first appearance at #22.  Another Starting Pitcher, Jon Gray debuts at #30.  Tyler Anderson, who now pitches for San Francisco is at #48.  Relief Pitcher, Scott Oberg appears at #50. Based on performances over the past three seasons, there have been significant rises on the list.  Charlie Blackmon moved from #15 to #6.  Current Yankees infielder, D.J. LeMahieu climbs from #13 to #8.  Another current Yankee, Adam Ottavino went from #38 to #28.   We welcome your input and commentsand as always, we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sun, 16 Aug 2020 09:01:01 +0000
The Phillies to retire Dick Allen's number next month http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11825-the-phillies-to-retire-dick-allen-s-number-next-month http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11825-the-phillies-to-retire-dick-allen-s-number-next-month The Phillies to retire Dick Allen's number next month
Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players, coaches and executives.  As such, it is news to us that the Philadelphia Phillies will be retiring the number 15 of Dick Allen. This is especially notable as the Phillies have had a policy of not retiring the numbers of players unless they have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.  Allen was on the writer’s ballot fourteen times, finishing as high as 18.9% in 1996. Since that time, he has appeared on the Veteran’s Committee Ballot, where he was one vote shy in 2014.  He is eligible on this year’s Golden Days Committee, where he is expected to be on the ballot.  This move by the Phillies could help propel Allen into Cooperstown. Allen played nine of his fifteen years as a Phillie where he had 1,143 Hits, 204 Home Runs and had a Slash Line of .290/.371/.530.  He is currently ranked #18 on our latest list of those to consider for the Baseball Hall of Fame. The induction is scheduled for September 3, with a ceremony planned next season when fans are (hopefully) allowed back in the ballpark. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like congratulate Dick Allen for this impending honor.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 13 Aug 2020 13:36:43 +0000
Major Update: Our Hockey List has been revised, now up to 300! http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11818-major-update-our-hockey-list-has-been-revised-now-up-to-300 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11818-major-update-our-hockey-list-has-been-revised-now-up-to-300 Major Update: Our Hockey List has been revised, now up to 300!
It is a pretty big day for us at Notinhalloffame.com as we are unveiling our new Notinhalloffame Hockey List of those to consider for the Hockey Hall of Fame.   However, this is not just any list, as we have expanded it to 300! First, off we know what you might be thinking; “There is no way that any of those players from ___ to 300 will get into the Hall of Fame.”. We agree.  It isn’t likely to happen.  Obviously, we love lists, and that is, and always will be, the crux of what we do.  Think of them as a great batch of players, all of which were damned good and any bottom 25 of whomever is on our 300 (providing there is a Goalie there) could win a Stanley Cup.   Let’s move on… We have not just added new entries up to 300, but retooled those that were already listed. The first thing we did was remove the four former players who were inducted into the Class of 2020.  That consisted of Jarome Iginla (#1), Marion Hossa (#10), Doug Wilson (#14) and Kevin Lowe (#37).   We then added the new entries who are now eligible for the Class of 2021.  Afterwards, we altered rankings based on your comments and votes. Before we continue, please note that the Hockey Hall of Fame recently announced that due to the pandemic, they have pushed back the Class of 2020 ceremony to November of next year.  Hall of Fame Chairman, Lanny McDonald said that there might be a dual ceremony with the Class of 2021, or that the 2021 Class might not happen at all.  We certainly are praying that the latter is not the case. Please note that we do not currently rank women, coaches or builders, although we do have Don Cherry listed.  That is our only exception, which is grandfathered in. The entire list can be found here, but here is the revised top ten: 1.Henrik Sedin:  Sedin tops the 2021 list, and the career Vancouver Canuck is a former Hart Trophy winner, which usually means you are entering the Hall. If you don’t go by that, he is also a former Art Ross Trophy winner, and every eligible Art Ross winner are in Toronto. 2. Daniel Sedin:  The twin brother of Henrik also played his entire NHL career with the Canucks, but he is not a Hart winner.  That shouldn’t matter as his accolades include an Art Ross (see above), and…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 12 Aug 2020 17:38:13 +0000
The Country Music Hall of Fame announces the Class of 2020 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11817-the-country-music-hall-of-fame-announces-the-class-of-2020 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11817-the-country-music-hall-of-fame-announces-the-class-of-2020 The Country Music Hall of Fame announces the Class of 2020
The Country Music Hall of Fame has announced the Country Music Hall of Fame Class of 2020, which will include one Veteran Era Artist, Hank Williams Jr., one Modern Era Artist, Marty Stuart, and one Songwriter, Dean Dillon. Hank Williams Jr. is the son of legendary county artist, Hank Williams, who himself was inducted into the Country Music Hall nearly 60 years ago.  Williams Jr. had been performing for years, arguably gaining attention based on his name, but it was in the mid-70s when a stylistic change to a more rowdy and rock based country that propelled him to the top of the country charts.  He has eight number one singles on the country charts. Marty Stuart has been active since 1968 and he has had 30 songs that made the Country charts.  The native of Philadelphia, Mississippi, never went number one, but did have a number two hit with “The Whiskey Ain’t Workin’”, a duet with Travis Tritt. Dean Dillon was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002, and in addition to his own songs, he has written many hits for George Strait.  His biggest song, “Tennessee Whiskey” was covered by many artists.   Notably the Songwriter category is only in place every three years.  It rotates between Non-Performers and Recording and/or Touring Musicians.   The Class of 2020 will be inducted later this year, but do the pandemic, there is not date or location announced at this time. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the Country Music Hall of Fame Class of 2020.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 12 Aug 2020 13:32:40 +0000
The Hockey HOF Ceremony postponed: 2021 Election may not even happen. http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11808-the-hockey-hof-ceremony-postponed-2021-election-may-not-even-happen http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11808-the-hockey-hof-ceremony-postponed-2021-election-may-not-even-happen The Hockey HOF Ceremony postponed: 2021 Election may not even happen.
COVID-19 strikes again, as the Hockey Hall of Fame has postponed the Hockey Hall of Fame Ceremony to celebrate the Class of 2020.   Originally scheduled for November 16 in Toronto, the Class consists of Jarome Iginla, Marian Hossa, Doug Wilson, Kevin Lowe, Kim St. Pierre and Ken Holland.   Hockey Hall of Fame chairman (and Hall of Famer himself), Lanny McDonald said that there would be no virtual ceremony, and that the most likely scenario would be postpone the ceremony to November of 2021, either by waiving the 2021 election or combining the 2020 and 2021 classes. We here at Notinhalloffame.com hopes that they will opt for two classes. Actually, we are begging them to do it!
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 10 Aug 2020 13:28:16 +0000
RIP: James "Kamala" Harris http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11807-rip-james-kamala-harris http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11807-rip-james-kamala-harris RIP: James
It is a sad day for the wrestling world as James Harris, who wrestled professionally for years as Kamala “The Ugandan Headhunter” passed away.  He was 70 years old. Born in Sentanobia, Mississippi in 1950, James Harris did not begin wrestling until 1978.  At 6’ 7” and well over 350 pounds, Harris was an imposing sight, but he was not a great performer.  After stints using his own name, “Sugar Bear” Harris, “Ugly Bear” Harris, and the Mississippi Mauler, he performed mostly in the American South and later the United Kingdom.   It was not until 1982 where in Memphis, Jerry Jarrett and Jerry Lawler developed the character of “Kamala” for him, where he was discovered by manager, James J. Dillon when he was in Africa.  Now barefoot, wearing a loincloth and with a painted face, stomach and chest, one of the greatest monster heel characters of all-time was born.  Kamala fought Jerry Lawler, winning the Southern Heavyweight Title and selling out arenas across the Memphis area.  After Lawler took back his title, Kamala would put over other faces (good guys), but this would be the template for years to come, where he would go into a territory and challenge a champion to sold out shows before putting someone over and going off to the next territory. Kamala wrestled all across the United States, namely for Bill Watts in the Mid-South promotion where he competed against Andre the Giant in the Louisiana Superdome.  He also had a big run in Dallas for World Class Championship Wrestling, feuding with the Von Erich family.  He also wrestled at the Great American Bash for Jim Crockett Promotions, and the AWA in Minnesota. Kamala wrestled for the WWF on three different runs, the first in 1984, where he main evented against World Champion, Hulk Hogan and also Andre.  He was back in 1987, where he once again sold out multiple arenas challenging Hogan for the title.  His last run in the WWF was in 1992, where he famously feuded with the Undertaker.   Following a brief run in WCW in 1994, Kamala wrestled sparingly and his main source of income was driving trucks.  Kamala gave many interviews over the years, where he detailed his low payoffs, but everyone who ever knew him would talk of his kindness. We were blessed to have had a conversation this past March on our audio show, where we talked about his career and musical interests (he was quite the amateur singer).  In…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sun, 09 Aug 2020 20:59:32 +0000
The Pro Football HOF announces their plan forward regarding Seniors, Coaches & Contributors http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11783-the-pro-football-hof-announces-their-plan-forward-regarding-seniors-coaches-contributors http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11783-the-pro-football-hof-announces-their-plan-forward-regarding-seniors-coaches-contributors The Pro Football HOF announces their plan forward regarding Seniors, Coaches & Contributors
This wasn’t the news we were hoping for. The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced their process going forward for Coaches, Contributors and Seniors Finalists for the next four years (2021-24), and if you are a worthy Senior Candidate, the road to Canton seems a lot narrower. Prior to the 2020 selection process, Coaches and Contributors were in the same category as modern players. This system did not guarantee that at least one Coach and/or Contributor would be chosen in a given year.  For the 100thAnniversary Class, the Coaches and Contributors were pooled with the Senior Candidates, and ten Seniors, two Coaches, and three Contributors were chosen.  In the next four years, there will be one new member in each of those categories. For the worthy Coaches, this makes it a little easier.  We would have made (and lost) a significant wager that under the 2020 system, both Don Coryell and Tom Flores, both previous finalists, were going to get in. Flores, who is 88, was even told by Hall of Fame Commissioner, that he was a “shoe-in”.  Clearly, he wasn’t, as we Baker use his mammoth hands to knock on the unnecessary doors on the sets of NBC and FOX’s NFL coverage to award gold jackets to both Bill Cowher and Jimmy Johnson.  While the resumes of both Cowher and Johnson are strong, many (including us) felt it was pandering to the television by Baker. Moving forward, it is assumed that Flores and Coryell will be the next two in, and now that don’t have to compete against modern era players, there won’t be an omission of a Coach.   But stranger things can happen in Canton. The real heartbreak is for the Seniors.  The hope of many was that after they inducted ten for the Centennial Class, they would open up the doors for more in the future, with at the number of Senior Inductees at least being in the plural.  The silver lining is that before 2020, there was no guarantee that they committee would induct any, so at least there will be one slot for this group. This news has to be devastating for the likes of Drew Pearson and Randy Gradishar, both of whom were Senior Finalists last year, who just saw their chances diminish.   Gradishar and Pearson are just two of a glut of players in the Senior pool with Hall of Fame worthy resumes. There are over 50 former All-Decade players who are not in,…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Fri, 07 Aug 2020 20:07:45 +0000
The College Baseball Hall of Fame Announces their 2020 HOF Class http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11782-the-college-baseball-hall-of-fame-announces-their-2020-hof-class http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11782-the-college-baseball-hall-of-fame-announces-their-2020-hof-class The College Baseball Hall of Fame Announces their 2020 HOF Class
The National College Baseball Hall of Fame has announced the Class of 2020.  Die to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony will be held virtually later this month. The new inductees are: Doug Ault, Panola Junior College & Texas Tech, 1969-72, First Base & Pitcher:  Ault was a two-time NJCAA All-American, and he was the MVP of the 1969 NJCAA World Series where he recorded three wins on the mound and batted .318.  With Texas Tech, he was the Co-MVP of the Southwest Conference in 1972, and he batted .475 that year.  Ault would later play in the Majors with the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays. Pete Barnes, Southern, 1964-67, Outfield:  Barnes was a four-time All-Southwestern Athletic Conference and two-time First Team NAIA All-American.  Playing at Outfield, he won the NAIA Batting Title (.506) in 1965, and he would take Southern to the NAIA World Series in 1966.  Also, a two-time All-American in Football, Barnes would play 11 seasons at Linebacker with stops in Houston, San Diego, St. Louis and New England. Everett “Eppy” Barnes, Player, Coach, Athletic Director and ABCA Founding Father 1922-68:  Barnes is inducted as a contributor, and was pivotal in the creation of the College World Series. Barnes also helped to establish the College All-Star Game, and he also served as a member of the United States Olympic Committee.   Rick Cerone, Seton Hall, 1973-75, Catcher:  Cerone was an All-American in 1975, and he took the Pirates to back-to-back College World Series appearances while becoming an All-College World Series Team Selection in 1975.  He left Seton Hall as their all-time leader in Batting Average (.363) and Home Runs (26). Cerone went on to have a long career in the Majors, playing for Cleveland, Toronto, New York (AL), Atlanta, Milwaukee, Boston, New York (NL), and Montreal. John Deutsch, Montclair State, 1986-89, Outfield & First Base:  Montclair is a three-time NCAA Division III First Team All-American, and he was the Division III National Player of the Year in 1989.  Deutsch, who hit 58 career Home Runs and 236 Runs Batted In, would take Montclair State to the National Title, and he was the MVP of the series. Gary Gentry, Phoenix College & Arizona State, 1965-1967, Pitcher: Gentry took Phoenix College to a National Championship in 1965, and Arizona State to one in 1967.  In the latter year, he struck out 227 batters, with a 17-1 Record and a 1.14 ERA.  An All-American that year, he had two wins with a 0.78 ERA over 23 Innings in…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 06 Aug 2020 17:20:41 +0000
Rutgers announces their 2020 HOF Class http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11779-rutgers-announces-their-2020-hof-class http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11779-rutgers-announces-their-2020-hof-class Rutgers announces their 2020 HOF Class
Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players, coaches and executives.  Eventually, we are going to look at the major colleges for how to they honor their former athletes.  As such it is huge news that Houston Astros have announced their Rutgers University has announced their latest Hall of Fame Class. The Class of 2020 consists of five former student-athletes. Eric LeGrand (Football):  LeGrand’s football career at Rutgers began in 2008, but ended tragically in 2010.  A collision during a game against Army led to a spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis from the neck down.  Rather than be depressed, LeGrand exemplified tremendous courage and works a motivational speaker and fundraiser.  Le LeGrand’s number 52 is the only jersey retired in the program’s history. Essence Carson (Women’s Basketball):  Carson was a star on the 2007 NCAA Championship Team and she would score 1,262 Points with 707 Rebounds.  A three-time Big East Defensive Player of the Year, Carson would later win a WNBA Championship with the Los Angeles Sparks in 2016, and she currently plays for the Washington Mystics. Alexis Gunzelman (Women’s Gymnastics):  Gunzelman was a walk-on who participated in 51 meets and is the only female gymnast to have qualified to compete in the Nationals in the all-around. Jonelle Filigno-Hopkins (Women’s Soccer):  From Canada, Filigno-Hopkins scored 33 Goals with 16 of them being game-winners for Rutgers, while taking them four NCAA Tournaments. Internationally, she represented Canada in two Olympics and two World Cups. James Ford (Men’s Lacrosse):  Playing for the Scarlet Knights from 1976 to 1980, Ford was the first African-American Captain in program history.  He scored 70 Goals and is the all-time school leader in Assists (131). Due to the pandemic, there is no current timetable as to when and where the induction ceremony will take place. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the newest members of the Rutgers Athletic Hall of Fame
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Tue, 04 Aug 2020 16:45:25 +0000
Jose Reyes officially retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11736-jose-reyes-officially-retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11736-jose-reyes-officially-retires Jose Reyes officially retires
Our apologies, as we should have discussed this earlier. Dominican Shortstop, Jose Reyes, has announced his official retirement from baseball.  Although, he last played in the Majors in 2018, he has not yet retired publicly. Playing most of his career with the New York Mets, Reyes would be named to four All-Star Games, was a Silver Slugger (2006), and won the Batting Title in 2011.  Reyes would exhibit blistering speed, which he showcased by leading the NL in Tripled four times and Stolen Bases three times.  In terms of thievery on the base paths, he was in the top ten six other times.  In addition to the Mets, Reyes played for Miami, Toronto, and Colorado, and fittingly he finished his career in the Big Apple. Reyes would collect just over 2,000 Hits in his career with 517 Stolen Bases. Reyes is eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2024, and when our section of the 2024 Baseball futures are up, he will be featured. We here at Notinhalloffame.com wish Jose Reyes the best in his post-playing career.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sat, 01 Aug 2020 08:26:40 +0000
RIP: Mark "Rollerball" Rocco http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11735-rip-mark-rollerball-rocco http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11735-rip-mark-rollerball-rocco RIP: Mark
It was announced today that British wrestling legend, Mark “Rollerball” Rocco, passed away at the age of 69.   Born Mark Hussey in 1951, Rocco is believed to have made his pro wrestling debut in 1970, and he competed mostly in the United Kingdom through the decade.  Rocco, who was a lighter-weight competitor in Britain, was contacted by New Japan Pro Wrestling to wrestle for them.   Rocco was packaged as “Black Tiger”, a character designed to feud with the original Tiger Mask (Satoru Sayama), and he would win the WWF Junior Heavyweight Title.  He returned back to England, performing mostly for All-Star Wrestling. Rocco was a precursor to much of the high-flying style that is part of pro wrestling today.  In our latest list of those to consider for the WWE Hall of Fame, Rocco was ranked at #355. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends, fans and family of Mark Rocco.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Fri, 31 Jul 2020 20:09:30 +0000
RIP: Eddie Shack http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11659-rip-eddie-shack http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11659-rip-eddie-shack RIP: Eddie Shack
One of the most colorful figures in the history of hockey has passed away, as Eddie Shack died this morning at the age of 83 following a battle with throat cancer. From Sudbury, Ontario, Shack broke in with the New York Rangers in 1958, but he was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1960, where he became one of the most popular players in the city.  Shack helped the Leafs win four Stanley Cup rings, and while he was not a skilled playmaker, he was a rough and tumble player known for his colorful and jovial nature. Shack was so popular, that a Canadian garage band named the Secrets wrote a song called “Clear the Track, Here Comes Shack”, that went to number one in Canada.  Shack’s career extended until 1975 where he also played in Boston, Los Angeles, Buffalo and Pittsburgh. After his playing career ended, “The Entertainer” was a national spokesman for the Pop Shoppe and Schick. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends, fans and family of Eddie Shack.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 27 Jul 2020 03:40:50 +0000
David Stern to enter the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11657-david-stern-to-enter-the-women-s-basketball-hall-of-fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11657-david-stern-to-enter-the-women-s-basketball-hall-of-fame David Stern to enter the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame
A huge name has been added to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2021, as David Stern, the former NBA Commissioner will be inducted posthumously.  He died on January 1, 2020 of natural causes. Stern spearheaded the formation of the WNBA, and without his vision the league likely would not have existed.  He pushed the promotion of the league, by using the NBA’s resources, including their participation in annual NBA All-Star Game. Earlier this year, the Class of 2020 was changed to the Class of 2021 due to the pandemic.  Stern joins former players Tanika Catchings, Swin Cash, Lauren Jackson, Debbie Brock and contributors Carol Callan, Carol Stiff and Sue Donohoe.  The ceremony is currently scheduled for June 12, 2021 in Knoxville, Tennessee.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sat, 25 Jul 2020 19:25:24 +0000
Michael Bennett Retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11654-michael-bennett-retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11654-michael-bennett-retires Michael Bennett Retires
As we approach the training camp of the NFL season, it is an annual occurrence to expect sudden retirements. We have our first significant one, with Michael Bennett, a Defensive End with the New England Patriots. Bennett went undrafted out of Texas A&M in 2009, but was signed by the Seattle Seahawks, though was released after a brief run on the practice squad.  The Tampa Bay Buccaneers claimed him, where he made the team and as a backup Defensive End.  Bennett became a starter in 2011, and in 2012, he had his best year as a Buccaneer with nine Sacks and 41 Tackles. After that year, he rejoined Seattle as a Free Agent, where he would have his best run in football.  Bennett helped the Seahawks win Super Bowl XLVIII, and would go to the Pro Bowl three straight seasons (2015-17), with the first of those seasons being a ten-sack year.   Bennett would play for Philadelphia in 2018, and for Dallas and New England in 2019. Bennett retires with 69.5 Sacks and 359 Tackles. In the future, we will be writing a bio for Bennett in the 2025 Football Futures section. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to wish Michael Bennett the best in his post-playing career.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 22 Jul 2020 08:31:10 +0000
Our All-Time Top 50 Houston Astros have been revised http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11652-our-all-time-top-50-houston-astros-have-been-revised http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11652-our-all-time-top-50-houston-astros-have-been-revised Our All-Time Top 50 Houston Astros have been revised
Yes, we know that this is taking a while! As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  That being said, we have existing Top 50 lists out and we always consistently look to update them when we can and based on necessity.  As such, we are very happy to present the second revision of our top 50 Houston Astros of all-time. As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in their respective League. 3. Playoff accomplishments. 4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. This is the first time that we have revised this since 2018, and it has led to a few minor changes, one of which affecting the top five. Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player does on that particular team and not what he accomplished elsewhere and also note that we have placed an increased importance on the first two categories, which has altered the rankings considerably. This list is updated up until the end of the 2019 Season. The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are: 1. Jeff Bagwell 2. Craig Biggio  3. Lance Berkman 4. Jose Altuve 5. Cesar Cedeno The top three remain the same with the “Killer B’s” of Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio and Lance Berkman.  Jose Altuve moved up one spot from #5 to 4, switching places with Cesar Cedeno. Based on the 2019 season, we have had additional rank improvements. George Springer moved from #27 to #19.  Alex Bregman rockets from #48 to #21. Gerrit Cole, who won the Cy Young last year debuts at #27, but since he signed with the New York Yankees, he won’t climb any higher. We welcome your input and commentsand as always, we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sat, 18 Jul 2020 11:32:17 +0000
Henry Burris headlines the CFL HOF Class of 2020 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11646-henry-burris-headlines-the-cfl-hof-class-of-2020 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11646-henry-burris-headlines-the-cfl-hof-class-of-2020 Henry Burris headlines the CFL HOF Class of 2020
There might not be a Canadian Football League Season this year, but we did have a CFL Hall of Fame Class of 2020. The new members include four former players (Clyde Brock, Henry Burris, Freddy Childress and Greg Vavra) and two builders (John Hufanagel and Larry Uteck). From Utah State, Clyde Brock played two seasons in the NFL (Dallas & San Francisco) before signing with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1964.  The Offensive Tackle stayed with the Green Riders until 1965, where he won a Grey Cup in 1966 and was a four-time CFL All-Star. Burris will likely be considered the headliner, as the former Temple Quarterback became the 21stperson to enter the CFL Hall of Fame in their first ballot.  Debuting in the CFL in Calgary in 1998, Burris was a backup in their Grey Cup win that year, and he later became the starter in Saskatchewan in 2000.  He only played there for one year, as he signed with Green Bay of the NFL in 2001, where he was on their practice squad, and was with the Chicago Bears in 2002.  After playing for NFL Europe, he rejoined the Roughriders and stayed in the CFL until he retired in 2016.  Burris played for Saskatchewan for two years, and rejoined the Stampeders in 2005, where he led them to a Title in 2008, and was the league MVP in 2010. The Quarterback was then with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2012-13) and he finished his career with the Ottawa RedBlacks, where in the twilight of his career he won his second MVP in 2015, and retired as a Grey Cup Champion. Burris left the game as a two-time All-Star, three-time Grey Cup Champion, and two-time Most Outstanding Player Award. He threw for 63,227 Yards and 374 Touchdowns. Childress played his college ball at Arkansas, and he would play one year in New England and one in Cleveland before the Offensive Guard signed with Shreveport of the CFL in 1994.  Childress was only there for one year, as the team folded, and it was the same scenario in 1995 with Birmingham.  He moved north to Calgary, where he played from 1996 to 2003, and he finished his career in Saskatchewan from 2004 to 2006. Childress was a six-time CFL-All-Star and he was named the league’s Outstanding Offensive Lineman in 1998. Vavra is from Red Deer, Alberta, and he played his college ball at Calgary where he led the Dinos to a Vanier Cup…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Fri, 17 Jul 2020 14:22:19 +0000
Our All-Time Top 50 Chicago White Sox are now up http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11645-our-all-time-top-50-chicago-white-sox-are-now-up http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11645-our-all-time-top-50-chicago-white-sox-are-now-up Our All-Time Top 50 Chicago White Sox are now up
Yes, we know that this is taking a while! As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  We have a new one to unveil today, that of the Chicago White Sox.  The White Sox were an inaugural team of the American League, and while they have been the adversary of the Chicago Cubs of the National League, the Chi-Sox were a formidable team in their own right. The White Sox won their first World Series in 1906, and their second in 1917, but they were cursed when they allegedly threw the 1919 World Series to Cincinnati in 1919.  The White Sox straggled for decades and after decades of struggles they won the World Series again in 2005. As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2.  Traditional statistics and how they finished in the American League. 3.  Playoff accomplishments. 4.  Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player does on that particular team and not what he accomplished elsewhere and also note that we have placed an increased importance on the first two categories. This list is updated up until the end of the 2019 Season. The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are: 1. FrankThomas   2. Ed Walsh   3. Luke Appling   4. Ted Lyons   5. Red Faber We will continue our adjustments on our existing lists and will continue developing our new lists.   Look for our more material coming soon! As always we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Fri, 17 Jul 2020 08:53:20 +0000
The Eastern Kentucky University Hall of Fame announces their Hall of Fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11644-the-eastern-kentucky-university-hall-of-fame-announces-their-hall-of-fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11644-the-eastern-kentucky-university-hall-of-fame-announces-their-hall-of-fame The Eastern Kentucky University Hall of Fame announces their Hall of Fame
Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players, coaches and executives.  Eventually, we plan to do that for the major colleges in the NCAA.  As such, it is news to us that Eastern Kentucky University has announced nine new members to their Athletic Hall of Fame. They are: Mike Cadore: Football 1984-88:  Cadore was a versatile player for EKU, playing at Wide Receiver, Running Back and as a returner.  He accumulated 2,355 All-Purpose Yards and was an All-Ohio Valley Conference Selection in 1987.  Cadore would be drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 12thRound. Jeff Cruse: Baseball 1984-87:  Cruse helped EKU reach three straight NCAA Regional Tournaments, and his 30 Wins (against 6 Losses) are a school record.  He was a First Team All-OVC Selection in both 1986 and 1987. Felicia Hawkins: Women’s Track and Field 1994-98:  Hawkins competed mostly in the 200-meter where she is a four-time OVC Champion. Jack Hissom: Baseball & Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach 1967-79:  Hissom was an Assistant Coach in the first four years at ECU, and he became their Head Baseball Coach in 1972.  In the eight years there, he compiled a record of 122-116-8 and won two OVC Eastern Division Titles. Arlando Johnson: Men’s Basketball 1991-95:  Johnson was a First Team All-OVC Selection as a Junior, and he scored 1,617 Points and he averaged 18.2 Points per Game as a Senior. In his senior year, he was a Finalist for the Francis P. Naismith Award, which is given to the best senior under six feet. Alvin Miller: Football 1977-80:  Miller played at Fullback and Tailback, and was a Second Team All-OVC selection as a Senior.  In his junior year, he was the MVP in both the Semi-Final and National Championship Game. Charles Mitchell: Men’s Basketball 1970-73:  Mitchell took EKU to the All-College Tournament in his last two years, and he was named the tournament MVP in the second one.  He was an All-OVC Selection as a Senior. Chaze Patterson: Softball 2005-08:  Patterson was a starter in all four years at Second Base and was the runner-up for the OVC MVP as a Junior. Pat Stephens: Men’s Golf & Coach 1982-18:  As a player, he was a medalist at the 1982 OVC Tournament, and would become their Head Coach for 21 Years.  He would lead the Colonels to three OVC…
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kirk.buchner[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 16 Jul 2020 08:49:23 +0000
The North Dakota State Athletic HOF announce their new class http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11588-the-north-dakota-state-athletic-hof-announce-their-new-class http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11588-the-north-dakota-state-athletic-hof-announce-their-new-class The North Dakota State Athletic HOF announce their new class
Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players, coaches and executives.  Eventually, we plan to do that for the major colleges in the NCAA.  As such, it is news to us that North Dakota State has announced eight new members to their Hall of Fame. They are: Lindsay Graham: Softball 2001-04:  Graham led the Bison to four NCAA Tournaments with a third place finish in 2003.  The Pitcher posted a record of 180-38 and was a three-time Division II All-American. At present, Graham is the school’s all-time leader in Strikeouts (1,019) and ERA (1.11). Chuck Klabo: Football 1999-02:  Klabo was an All-NCC First Team Offensive Tackle in 2000, and he started 36 of his 73 Games Played.  Klabo later played a season for the Cleveland Browns. Andrew Moen: Men’s Track and Field 1998-04:  Moen was a seven-time Division II Champion (four indoor and three outdoor) where he competed in Middle Distance and Relays. Andi Noel: Women’s Track and Field 1998-01:  Noel was a seven-time All-American with four letters coming in the Outdoor Heptathlon. Nick Severson: Wrestling 1998-02:  Severson was a two-time Division II NCAA Champion in the Heavyweight Division and posted a career record of 70-22. Jill Theeler: Women’s Track and Field 1998-02: Theeler was a nineteen-time Division II All-American and twelve-time NCC Champion.  Theeler’s specialty was the 400 Meters, but also competed in relays, 200 Meters, and 55 Meters. Nicole Vandenbos: Women’s Soccer 1996-00:  Vandenbos was a key part of the first NDSU squad to qualify for the Tournament in 1999.  The Forward would score 50 Goals. Don Larson: Men’s Track and Field/Cross Country Coach 1979-20:  Larson coaches 55 conference championship teams within the Summit League and NCC. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like congratulate the impending members of the NDSU Hall of Fame.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 15 Jul 2020 09:58:22 +0000