Not in Hall of Fame News http://www.notinhalloffame.com Thu, 25 Apr 2019 01:10:54 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Marshawn Lynch to retire http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9603-marshawn-lynch-to-retire http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9603-marshawn-lynch-to-retire Marshawn Lynch to retire
This is the second day in a row where we have a Running Back retiring from the National Football League.  Following yesterday’s retirement of longtime Carolina Panther, Jonathan Stewart, Oakland Raiders Running Back, Marshawn Lynch will be retiring from the game for a second time. Lynch was drafted 12thoverall in 2007 by the Buffalo Bills where as a rookie he rushed for 1,115 Yards, and in his second season, he again hit 1,000 Yards (1,036) and earned a trip to the Pro Bowl.  He did not have a great 2009, and early in the 2010 season, he was traded to the Seattle Seahawks for two mid-round draft picks, which would prove to be beneficial for Seattle and Lynch and one that Bills fans still bemoan today. With the Seahawks, he became a star, and his “Beast Mode” nickname became known through every NFL fanbase.  Lynch returned to the Pro Bowl in 2011 with a 1,204 Rushing Yard, 12 TD performance and in 2012 he was even better going for 1,590 Rushing Yards with 11 Touchdowns. Not only did he go to the Pro Bowl he was also a First Team All-Pro.   Lynch would again have more than 1,000 Receiving Yards in the next two years, but this time he helped take Seattle to the Super Bowl those seasons.  The Seahawks would win Super Bowl XLVIII in a dismantling of the Denver Broncos but they would fail in Super Bowl XLIX against the New England Patriots. In that contest, Lynch had rushed for 102 Yards and a Touchdown but on Seattle’s final offensive play of the game they threw a pass instead of run (they were on New England’s 1-yard line) in a play that everyone thought should have gone to Lynch. Injuries kept Lynch out of half of the 2015 season and he retired from the game but not all sports retirements stick.  After sitting out the 2016 season he returned to the game, this time signing with the Oakland Raiders where he would play the last two years. Lynch played in 148 Games, rushing for 10,379 Yards and 84 Touchdowns and he would also record another 287 Receptions for 2,214 Yards and 9 Touchdowns.  We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to thank Marshawn Lynch for the incredible on the field memories, his always entertaining banter with reporters, skittles and of course, “Beast Mode”.   We wish Marshawn Lynch the best in post-playing career and are certain that whatever…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 24 Apr 2019 14:58:54 +0000
Jonathan Stewart Retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9602-jonathan-stewart-retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9602-jonathan-stewart-retires Jonathan Stewart Retires
We have another retirement to look at as Jonathan Stewart has just announced his departure from playing professional football.  He signed a one-day contract with the Carolina Panthers allowing him to sign with the team that drafted him. Stewart was drafted by Carolina 13thoverall in 2008 out of Oregon and he had a good rookie season with 836 Yards with 10 Touchdowns.  He matched his TD total in 2009 and would have a career high 1,113 Yards in 2010.  While Stewart was often sharing the load, he was consistent for the Panthers and over his ten seasons there he would accumulate 7,318 Rushing Yards with another 1,295 Yards coming by way of the air.   Stewart was named to the Pro Bowl in 2015.  He finished his career playing for the New York Giants last season. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to wish Jonathan Stewart the best in post-playing career.  
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Tue, 23 Apr 2019 14:12:25 +0000
Lou Williams believes he is a Hall of Famer http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9597-lou-williams-believes-he-is-a-hall-of-famer http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9597-lou-williams-believes-he-is-a-hall-of-famer Lou Williams believes he is a Hall of Famer
In a recent interview with TMZ, Lou Williams was asked if he was a Hall of Famer.  He had this to say: "Yeah, I've seen guys in the Hall of Fame with less. I've put the work in,"  Is Williams a Hall of Famer?  At this stage he isn’t.  He is a two-time Sixth Man of the Year and has averaged over 20 Points per Game the last two seasons and has advanced numbers that are decent with a career PER of 18.5, with him exceeding the 20 mark the last three years.  At age 32, Williams is playing the best basketball of his career but without an All-Star appearance, an All-NBA selection or a championship he has a long road ahead of him.  College and International accomplishments count for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame but Williams does not have any of those to help. According to Basketball Reference and their Hall of Fame meter, he has only a 0.0004 percent chance (which we find low) to gain induction but he has a lot of career left and we love to watch him play.  We will be watching!
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:07:53 +0000
The University of Kentucky announces their HOF Class of 2019 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9596-the-university-of-kentucky-announces-their-hof-class-of-2019 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9596-the-university-of-kentucky-announces-their-hof-class-of-2019 The University of Kentucky announces their HOF Class of 2019
The University of Kentucky has announced their Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2019. The UK Hall of Fame was instituted in 2005.  The Class will be officially inducted on September 13 and 14 in conjunction with Kentucky’s football home game against Florida. The new class is: DeMarcus Cousins, Men’s Basketball:  Cousins played one season with the Wildcats Basketball team where he was named the SEC Freshman of the Year and took Kentucky a number 1 ranking and the SEC Championship.  “Boogie” would average 15.1 Points and 9.9 Rebounds per Game. He would be drafted fifth overall in the NBA Draft and has been a four time All Star. Henri Junghanel, Rifle:  From Germany, Henri Junghanel would be a four-time All-American would lead Kentucky to the 2011 National Championship.  He would be named the World Shooter of the Year in 2013 and would later win the Olympic Gold Medal in the 50 meter rifle prone event. A'dia Mathies, Women’s Basketball:  Mathies was the SEC Player of the Year twice (2012 & 2013) and was a finalist both years for the John R. Wooden and the Naismith Trophy.  She is the all-time university leader in Steals (320) and Games Played (140) and she is second in scoring with 2,014 Points. Vic Nelson, Cross Country:  Nelson won seven SEC individual championships and he would win the SEC cross country championship in 1969. Don Weber, Track and Field & Coach:  Weber was a coach on the University of Kentucky for 34 Years.  He was a three-time SEC Women’s Coach of the Year and two-time SEC Women’s Coach of the Year. Andre Woodson, Football:  Woodson was the UK MVP in both 2006 and 2007 where he took the Wildcats to the Music City Bowl twice where he would lead them to victory on both occasions.  He threw for 9,360 Yards and 79 Touchdowns as a Wildcat. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the soon to be UK Class of 2019.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 17 Apr 2019 12:24:58 +0000
The New England Patriots HOF announces their three Finalists http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9595-the-new-england-patriots-hof-announces-their-three-finalists http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9595-the-new-england-patriots-hof-announces-their-three-finalists The New England Patriots HOF announces their three Finalists
The New England Patriots Hall of Fame has announced their three Finalists for their institution. Richard Seymour:  Seymour played with the Patriots from 2001 to 2008 and he helped New England reach five Super Bowls and win three of them.  From 2002 to 2006 he was chosen for the Pro Bowl and he was a First Team All-Pro three times (2003, 2004 & 2005) and he would record 39.0 Sacks for the Pats.   Mike Vrabel:  Like Seymour, Vrabel would help New England win three Super Bowls but he arrived via free agency after four seasons where he was mostly used on Special Teams as a Pittsburgh Steeler.  With the Patriots he primarily played Linebacker where he was a Pro Bowl and First Team All-Pro in 2007.  He would have 48.0 Quarterback Sacks for New England. Rodney Harrison:  Harrison arrived to New England from the San Diego Chargers and the Defensive Back would help the Patriots win the Super Bowl in back-to-back years in the 2003 and 2004 seasons.  Harrison was a First Team All-Pro in 2003 and he had eight Interceptions and nine Sacks as a Patriot. This looks like it will be a tough choice, doesn’t it? Fans can vote online through May 3 here. Leon Gray has already been chosen by the Senior Committee of the New England Patriots Hall of Fame.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 17 Apr 2019 11:44:27 +0000
Rich Franklin named to the UFC Hall of Fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9594-rich-franklin-named-to-the-ufc-hall-of-fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9594-rich-franklin-named-to-the-ufc-hall-of-fame Rich Franklin named to the UFC Hall of Fame
The UFC Hall of Fame has announced their latest inductee during UFC 236, which will be Rich Franklin who will go in under the Pioneer Wing. Franklin would make his UFC debut at UFC 42 where he brought an undefeated record of 11-0, which went to 12-0 after defeating Evan Tanner by KO.  He continue to rise up the ranks and in a Light Heavyweight bout would beat Ken Shamrock by TKO in the main event of the first Ultimate Fighter Finale. He would go up against Turner again in his next contest but this time it would be for the UFC Middleweight Championship where he would win the strap at UFC 53.  He made two successful title defenses (Nate Quarry and David Loiseau) but would lose the belt to Anderson Silva at UFC 64 and was unsuccessful in trying to take the title in a rematch at UFC 77.   While Rich Franklin would never win another title in the UFC he was still a top of the car performer where he scored wins against Wanderlei Silva and Chuck Liddell against losses to Dan Henderson, Vitor Belfort and Forrest Griffin.  He retired in 2012 with a record of 29-7 with one no contest. Franklin is currently a Vice President with ONE Championship in Asia.   He joins Michael Bisping as the other announced inductee for the Class of 2019.  The ceremony will take place on June 5. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Rich Franklin for earning this honor.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 15 Apr 2019 08:18:46 +0000
RIP: Forrest Gregg http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9593-rip-forrest-gregg http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9593-rip-forrest-gregg RIP: Forrest Gregg
It is a sad day in the world of Football as it was announced that Hall of Fame Lineman Forrest Gregg passed away at the age of 85. Playing his college ball at SMU, Gregg was drafted in the second round by the Green Bay Packers in 1956 and he would become a key anchor for coach Vince Lombardi.  Playing at Right Tackle, Gregg would help the Packers win five NFL Championships (1961, 1962, 1965, 1966 & 1967) and the first two Super Bowls and in his final year in the NFL he helped the Dallas Cowboys win Super Bowl V.  His individual accolades include nine Pro Bowls and seven First Team All Pros as well being named to the NFL 75thAnniversary Team and 1960’s All Decade Team. He would be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977. Gregg would later be a coach in the NFL and would take the Cincinnati Bengals to their first Super Bowl. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends, family and fans at this time.  
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Fri, 12 Apr 2019 13:38:28 +0000
The Hall of Fame Clock begins for both Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wade http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9591-the-hall-of-fame-clock-begins-for-both-dirk-nowitzki-and-dwyane-wade http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9591-the-hall-of-fame-clock-begins-for-both-dirk-nowitzki-and-dwyane-wade The Hall of Fame Clock begins for both Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wade
It is the end of an era. Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wade have played their final games of what should be first ballot Hall of Fame careers. From Germany, Nowitzki was the ninth overall pick of the 1999 Draft and there were many who thought that the Dallas Mavericks were making a mistake selecting a European with their First Round Pick.  They needn’t have worried. Nowitzki would play 21 seasons for Dallas amassing 1,522 Games with another 145 in the Playoffs. Named an All Star 14 times, he would rattle off an impressive streak of 12 consecutive All-NBA Selections (2000-01 to 2001-12) with four of them being First Team.  He would be named the MVP of the league in 2006-07 and took the Mavericks to a surprising NBA Championship in 2011.  As of this writing, he is third all-time in Minutes Played, sixth in Points, twenty-seventh in Rebounds and eighth in Win Shares.   Wade’s career was not as long but some would argue it held a higher profile.  The Guard was the 5thOverall Pick of the loaded 2004 Class where he would join the Miami Heat and lead them to greatness.  A 12 time All Star and eight time All-NBA Selection, Wade led Miami to their first NBA Championship in 2006 and was the architect of bringing future Hall of Famers LeBron James and Chris Bosh to Miami where they won it all in 2012 and 2013. With both Dallas and Miami missing the playoffs we have a very rare case of having two hoops legends finish their career on exactly the same day.  Both Nowitzki and Wade are eligible for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame for the Class of 2023.  We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to thank both Dirk Nowitzki and Dwayne Wade for the on the court memories and we wish them the best in their post playing career.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 10 Apr 2019 22:29:59 +0000
Manny Ramirez still hopes that he will be in the Baseball Hall of Fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9590-manny-ramirez-still-hopes-that-he-will-be-in-the-baseball-hall-of-fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9590-manny-ramirez-still-hopes-that-he-will-be-in-the-baseball-hall-of-fame Manny Ramirez still hopes that he will be in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Manny Ramirez is still hopeful that he might get a call from the Baseball Hall of Fame. In speaking with reporters prior to the 2018 World Series ring ceremony Ramirez was asked about his Cooperstown chances where he had this to say: "I hope so. We've been praying.  Everybody makes mistakes. Nobody's perfect. I think with time, if it's God will, you're going to be there. If not, hey, we're just happy we got the opportunity to play the game that we love." Ramirez’s mistake that he was referring to was getting caught taking PEDs and he was suspended twice for it.  He has the numbers for the Baseball Hall of Fame with 555 Home Runs, 2,574 Hits, a .312/.411/.585 Slash Line and a bWAR of 69.4.  He has the individual accolades with two World Series Rings, a World Series MVP, 12 All Star Appearances and nine Silver Sluggers.  None of this seem to matter to the Baseball Hall of Fame voters as he has been eligible for three years and has not had a vote total over 24% and unlike players like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens he is not trending upwards, likely due that this his transgression took place after Major League Baseball instituted an agreed upon penalty for those caught taking PEDs.   It will be interesting to see if Manny will see his total improve next year but we wouldn’t place a large wager on it.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 10 Apr 2019 12:49:26 +0000
We have a new logo at Notinhalloffame.com http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9589-we-have-a-new-logo-at-notinhalloffame-com http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9589-we-have-a-new-logo-at-notinhalloffame-com We have a new logo at Notinhalloffame.com
You may have noticed a change on Notinhalloffame.com. It is a subtle one but a necessary one as we needed to change our logo on Notinhalloffame.com due to the induction of Janet Jackson.  As most of you are aware our logo consists of a film strip showcasing images of people that we have deemed worthy of Hall of Fame consideration.  Jackson just got into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which has necessitated a change in her position.  We have elected to go with the German band, Kraftwerk for that spot. Since we began our website seven years ago, Kraftwerk have been in our top four and they have been overall nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame five times.   In the past, we have had Alice Cooper, Kiss and Rush in our logo.  Randy “Macho Man” Savage was also on our logo at one time representing the WWE portion. Hopefully we will be making more revisions to our logo in the future.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 08 Apr 2019 18:14:58 +0000
Batista officially retires from pro wrestling http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9588-batista-officially-retires-from-pro-wrestling http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9588-batista-officially-retires-from-pro-wrestling Batista officially retires from pro wrestling
After his No Holds Barred Match loss to Triple H at Wrestlemania 35, Dave Bautista announced on Twitter that he was officially retired from Professional Wrestling. Bautista (50) had left the WWE before due to creative differences and pursuing what is now been a successful career in Hollywood.  He had long since said that he wanted to end wrestling with closure, which he was able to do competing against his longtime friend and on screen adversary, Triple H.   We had already ranked Bautista on our Notinhalloffame.com list of those to consider for the WWE Hall of Fame as he reached our minimum age of 46.  We are currently in the process of revamping our list as the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony occurred this past Saturday. We here at Notinhalloffame.com wish Dave Bautista continued success in his acting career.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 08 Apr 2019 11:31:03 +0000
Jamaal Charles says he is a Hall of Famer http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9586-jamaal-charles-says-he-is-a-hall-of-famer http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9586-jamaal-charles-says-he-is-a-hall-of-famer Jamaal Charles says he is a Hall of Famer
In an interview with TMZ former Kansas City Chiefs Running Back Jamaal Charles stated that he deserves to be a Pro Football Hall of Famer.  Is he right? Charles played 11 seasons, the first nine of which in Kansas City where he had the vast majority of success.  It was there we had five 1,000 Yard Rushing Seasons with three of those seasons being enough to place him in the top four in that statistic.  He was a four time Pro Bowl and two time First Team All Pro and we retired with 7,563 Rushing Yards and another 2,593 by way of Receiving. This is a good career but it lacks what is needed from a modern Running Back to get into Canton. Fellow Running Back, Shaun Alexander also had five 1,000 Rushing Yard Seasons and is a former MVP with similar Yards from Scrimmage and he has yet to receive any serious consideration.  Charles doesn’t have the monster year on his resume that Alexander had and what also hurts him is that the seasons where he didn’t put up good numbers he barely put up numbers at all hurting the overall “compiling” numbers that can help some candidates. Charles will be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2024 but he will be fortunate to ever be listed as a Semi-Finalist.  That isn’t to take away from his career but the bar is high to become a Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sun, 07 Apr 2019 16:55:07 +0000
The 2019 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Class is Announced http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9585-the-2019-naismith-basketball-hall-of-fame-class-is-announced http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9585-the-2019-naismith-basketball-hall-of-fame-class-is-announced The 2019 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Class is Announced
Following our last piece on the six names (Al Attles, Chuck Cooper, Vlade Divac, Bobby Jones, Sidney Moncrief and Paul Westphal  leaked by Adrian Wojnarowski the Basketball Hall of Fame has announced the full class. The additional members are: Carl Braun:  Braun played at Colgate University and played 12 of his 13 seasons with the New York Knicks where he was a five time All Star (1953-57).  He would win the NBA Championship in his last year as a player, 1962 with the Boston Celtics. Bill Fitch:  Fitch coached at Coe, North Dakota, Bowling and Minnesota before jumping to the pro ranks where he helmed the Cleveland Cavaliers from 1970 to 1979 and was the organization’s first Head Coach.  He would later take over in Boston and he took them to the title in 1981.  He finished out his career with coaching stints in Houston, New Jersey and the Los Angeles Clippers and had a career record of 944-1,106 and was a two time Coach of the Year (1976 & 1980) Jack Sikma:  A two time NAIA All-American at Illinois Wesleyan, Jack Sikma split his pro career for the Seattle SuperSonics and the Milwaukee Bucks where he helped the latter win the NBA Championship in 1979.  He was a seven time All Star.  He was ranked #3 on our last Notinhalloffame.com list. Teresa Weatherspoon:  Witherspoon led Louisiana Tech to the NCAA Title in 1988 and won the Wade Trophy along the way as the nation’s top player.  She was a six time Italian League All Star and a four time WNBA All Star and was twice named the WNBA Defensive Player of the Year.  She also helped the United States win Olympic Gold in 1988. Also inducted are the 1957-59 Tennessee A&I Men’s Team and the Wayland Baptist Flying Queens Women’s Program. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2019.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sat, 06 Apr 2019 14:56:39 +0000
Six Names leaked for the Basketball Hall of Fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9584-six-names-leaked-for-the-basketball-hall-of-fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9584-six-names-leaked-for-the-basketball-hall-of-fame Six Names leaked for the Basketball Hall of Fame
Six names for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame have been revealed byESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowskiand let’s just get right to who they are: Al Attles:  Attles played for the Philadelphia /San Francisco Warriors for over a decade but midway through the 1969/70 Season he would become the Warriors Player/Coach making him one of the first African-American Coaches in the National Basketball Association.  He hung up the shoes a year later but was their Head Coach until 1983 where he would take them to the Championship in 1975 and compiled a 588-548 record. Chuck Cooper:  Cooper made history as the first African-American to be drafted in the NBA, which occurred when Boston Celtics chose him with their Second Round Pick (14thOverall) in 1950.  Cooper played for Duquesne collegiately and was in the NBA for seven seasons (Boston 1950-54), Milwaukee/St. Louis Hawks (1954-56) and Fort Wayne (1956).  Cooper faced intense prejudice as he would often have to stay in separate hotels and dine separately from his teammates. Cooper was chosen by the direct-elect Early African-American Pioneers Committee. Vlade Divac:  An NBA All Star in 2001, Vlade Divac had over 13,000 Points over his career and would take Yugoslavia to many championships, most notably a win at the 1990 World Cup. Divac is Serbian and has been known for his humanitarian efforts and he is currently the General Manager of the Sacramento Kings.  He was ranked #24 by us on Notinhalloffame.com and he enters via the International Committee.  Bobby Jones:  A Second Team All American from North Carolina, Bobby Jones began his pro career with the Denver Nuggets of the ABA in 1974 and would later join the Philadelphia 76ers until he retired in 1986.  Jones would go to four All Star Games was named to eight First Team All Defensive squads was the first ever Sixth Man of the Year and in 1983 he helped the Sixers with the NBA Title.  Jones was ranked #14 on our latest Notinhalloffame.com list. Sidney Moncreif:  Moncrief was a First Team All-American and SWC Player of the Year in 1979 and in the NBA he was a two time Defensive Player of the Year (1983 & 1984) and was a five time All Star (1982-86). Moncreif played 12 of his 13 seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks and he was ranked #2 on our latest Notinhalloffame.com list. Paul Westphal:  Westphal would help the Boston Celtics win the 1974 NBA Championship and from 1977 to 1981 he was named an All Star with…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sat, 06 Apr 2019 07:26:05 +0000
10 Names added to the WWE Legacy Wing http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9583-10-names-added-to-the-wwe-legacy-wing http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9583-10-names-added-to-the-wwe-legacy-wing 10 Names added to the WWE Legacy Wing
According to the very reputable website, pwinsider.com, there will be 10 new entrants in the WWE Hall of Fame via the Legacy Wing.  As per previous years, this came with no fanfare and is a group of names that run the gamut of wrestling history with carrying levels of importance. The new inductees will be: Jim Barnett:  Barnett was one of the most successful promoters in wrestling history beginning with Indianapolis and Detroit and in the 1960s would take over the Australian territory and take it to new heights.  He would buy into Georgia Championship Wrestling and raise its profile until he sold his interest to the WWF where he would become a Vice President from 1984 to 1987.  He would later serve as a consultant in WCW and again in the WWE.  Barnett was ranked #127 on our Notinhalloffame.com list. Bruiser Brody:  If there was anyone who had more of a free and independent spirit in Professional Wrestling we don’t who it is!  Brody was trained by Fritz Von Erich and would be a freelancer throughout the world and an international legend.  The pioneer of the modern brawling style was killed in Puerto Rico by a fellow wrestler (and booker) when he was stabbed over a business dispute in 1988.  Through Brody’s widow, a Legends Contract is in place for Brody and has been for a while so there is little surprise.  Brody was ranked #7 by us on Notinhalloffame.com. Primo Carnera:  Carnera is actually better known for being the Heavyweight Boxing Champion in 1933 but he would wrestle after his boxing career ended and he would receive world title shots against Lou Thesz.  We did not have Carnera ranked. Joseph Cohen:  Cohen was the creator of the Madison Square Garden Network, which had a relationship with the WWE as they aired their shows at MSG on that channel. Wahoo McDaniel:  A former member of the American Football League over nine seasons, Wahoo McDaniel would be a stalwart in the National Wrestling Alliance, mostly in the Mid-Atlantic Territory where he was multi-time champion.  He would also hold multiple championships in Texas, Florida and Georgia and among his peers was one of the most respected wrestlers in the business. McDaniel was ranked #44 by us on Notinhalloffame.com.  He passed away n 2002. S.D. Jones:  Jones cut his teeth in the Mid-Atlantic and California territories and he would join the WWF in the early ’80s.  Jones was originally in the mid-card but as the organization exploded in popularity he would be used as enhancement talent,…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Fri, 05 Apr 2019 09:10:36 +0000
Leon Gray named to he New England Patriots Hall of Fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9582-leon-gray-named-to-he-new-england-patriots-hall-of-fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9582-leon-gray-named-to-he-new-england-patriots-hall-of-fame Leon Gray named to he New England Patriots Hall of Fame
One of our favorite franchise Halls of Fame belongs to the New England Patriots, who not only have had a better past 20 years than any other NFL franchise but also celebrates their history better than most teams regardless of the sport.  That institution has announced that former Offensive Lineman Leon Gray has been chosen for the New England Patriots Hall of Fame via their Senior Committee. Drafted in the 3rd Round in 1973 by Miami, the Dolphins did not see much in their selection from Jackson State and he would be cut.  The Patriots disagreed with that assessment and he was signed where he would become the team’s starting Left Guard.  Gray moved to Left Tackle the following season, which was a perfect fit for his skills.  He would be named to the Pro Bowl in 1976 and 1978 with the latter seeing him earn First Team All-Pro honors.  He would surprisingly be traded to the Houston Oilers the following season where he would go to three more Pro Bowls. Gray will be inducted along with one more former player, which will be revealed next week. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Leon Gray for earning this prestigious honor.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Fri, 05 Apr 2019 08:22:09 +0000
The College Basketball Hall of Fame Announced their 2019 Class http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9578-the-college-basketball-hall-of-fame-announced-their-2019-class http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9578-the-college-basketball-hall-of-fame-announced-their-2019-class The College Basketball Hall of Fame Announced their 2019 Class
The Final Four is this weekend and what better way to celebrate that then by having the College Basketball Hall of Fame announce their Class of 2019.  This group consists of six former players and three former coaches. They are: Shane Battier:  Battier played at Duke where he would take the Blue Devils to the Final Four in 1999 and 2001.  In the latter appearance Duke would win the NCAA Championship and he was the consensus MVP as well as being the Final Four Most Outstanding Player.  Battier would later win two NBA Championships with the Miami Heat in 2012 and 2013. Calbert Cheaney:  Cheaney played for the University of Indiana from 1989 to 1993 where he would take on the role as the team leader for the Hoosiers.  As a Senior, Cheaney would be named a First Team All-American, Big Ten Player of the Year and the National College Player of the Year.  He is the all time leader in school and Big Ten history. Ernie DiGregorio:  DiGregorio played college ball at Providence where he would lead the Friars to a Final Four in 1970.  He would after be named the NBA Rookie of the Year. Terry Dischinger:  Dischinger played three years at Purdue and as a Junior and Senior was a First Team All-American.  He averaged 28 Points per Game as a Boilermaker and he would go on to be a the NBA Rookie of the Year and a three time NBA All Star. Homer Drew:  Drew had an overall coaching record of 640-428 that spanned from 1976 to 2011, and he achieved most of his fame helming Valparaiso from 1988 to 2011 (with the exception of the 2002/03 season).  He took the Crusaders to eight Mid-Con tournament wins and was named the Mid-Con Coach of the Year four times. Larry Johnson:  Johnson was the NJCAA Player of the Year at Odessa and he would transfer to UNLV where he would help the Runnin’ Rebels win the 1990 NCAA Championship.  They would go undefeated the next season only to be upset by Duke in the Final Four but Johnson was the Naismith College Player of the Year in 1991.  He was the Big West Player of the Year in both of his years at UNLV. Todd Lichti:  Lichti played at Stanford for four years where he was a Consensus Second Team All-American as a Senior (1989).  Lichti was also a four time First Team All Pac 10 player and after he left the school he was…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 03 Apr 2019 13:19:59 +0000
Brutus Beefcake named to the WWE Hall of Fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9562-brutus-beefcake-named-to-the-wwe-hall-of-fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9562-brutus-beefcake-named-to-the-wwe-hall-of-fame Brutus Beefcake named to the WWE Hall of Fame
As been suspected for nearly a month, the WWE Hall of Fame rounds out its Hall of Fame class with the announcement that Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake will be inducted this week. Known as Ed Leslie on his personal identification, Beefcake got his start as Eddie Boulder the kayfabe brother of Terry Boulder (Hulk Hogan) and he would wrestler on the lower card of multiple promotion as that name and later Dizzy Hogan.  When Hogan was signed by the World Wrestling Federation in late 1983 and quickly became their Heavyweight Champion he was able to exert some influence and get his good friend (Leslie) a spot in the rising wrestling promotion.   Now named Brutus Beefcake, his gimmick was a self-absorbed Chippendale like character and he would take on Johnny Valiant as his manager.  He would wrestle against David Sammartino in the inaugural Wrestlemania and a few months later with Greg “The Hammer” Valentine he would become one half of the WWF World Tag Team Champions when they defeated Mike Rotundo and Barry Windham. The reign lasted until Wrestlemania II where the lost to the British Bulldogs and they spent the rest of the year chasing them to regain their belts, though they would be unsuccessful. Beefcake would turn face at Wrestlemania III when Valentine, Valiant and their cornerman Dino Bravo left him in the ring following their win over the Rougeau Brothers.  He would help “Rowdy” Roddy Piper defeat “Adorable” Adrian Adonis and cut the latter’s hair as revenge for Adonis erroneously cutting Beefcake’s hair in a televised six man tag team match. This would lauch one of the more improbably high card babyface acts in the history of the World Wrestling Federation as Beefcake began cutting the hair of his opponents after he would beat them and the fans alike responded.  He would feud with his old partner and then with the Honky Tonk Man for the Intercontinental Title.  He was scheduled to face Honky at the first Summer Slam in 1988 but he was taken out by “Outlaw” Ron Bass who he then feuded with and defeated in a hair vs hair match on a Saturday Night’s Main Event.   Following Wrestlemania V, he would feud with Randy “Macho Man” Savage and in his highest profile match he teamed with Hogan in the main event at Summer Slam 89 and defeated Savage and Zeus.  He would pin Mr. Perfect at Wrestlemania VI and was scheduled to…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 01 Apr 2019 14:56:53 +0000
Can Anyone Beat the Golden State Warriors for the NBA Championship? http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9561-can-anyone-beat-the-golden-state-warriors-for-the-nba-championship http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9561-can-anyone-beat-the-golden-state-warriors-for-the-nba-championship Can Anyone Beat the Golden State Warriors for the NBA Championship?
Can anyone beat Golden State for the NBA Championship? As we creep towards the NBA post season the same question exists that we had when it began: Can anyone beat the Golden State Warriors? With any sport upsets happen (just ask Leicester City in 2016) so of course it can be done but there are only a handful of realistic possibilities: Last year the Houston Rockets took the Warriors to seven games in the Western Conference Finals and were up three games to two before going down to defeat. Probable MVP James Harden has never been better and is averaging over 36 Points per Game, which is up by more than five from what led the NBA last year.  The Rockets don’t have a starting five that is as talented as Golden State but the best player on the court won’t be a Warrior and in Basketball that gives you a puncher’s chance. While Houston is the team that most people think has the best chance in the west to upend Golden State, it is the Denver Nuggets that could win home court in the conference and unless you’re in the state of Colorado, you are not expecting Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray and company to upend the Warriors even if they are the top seed.  Is this not perfect locker room material for a team that had such an accomplished regular season? Of course if Charles Barkley is right it is the Portland Trail Blazers that will be the Achilles Heel for the defending NBA Champions. Should Golden State do what is expected of them and win the West there are two teams in the Eastern Conference that could pose trouble for them.   The Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors have been battling it out for dominance in the conference with the Bucks poised to lock up the pole position.  Like a possible series with the Rockets, the Bucks don’t have a more potent five than Golden State, but they do have the best player on the court with Giannis Antetokounmpo. Most betting sites in NJ, which is the only state you can bet in USA, place Harden on the second position in favor of winning the MVP title, if Harden does not win the MVP it would be the “Greek Freak” who at present has the highest PER this season (30.5) and is the most complete player in the NBA. If the Bucks can’t win the East, it will likely be…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 01 Apr 2019 07:56:06 +0000
Shane Lechler Retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9560-shane-lechler-retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9560-shane-lechler-retires Shane Lechler Retires
The career of arguably the best Punter ever has officially come to an end as Shane Lechler officially retired today. Lechler played collegiately at Texas A&M where he would become one of the few Punters to be drafted as he selected in the 5thRound in 2000 by the Oakland Raiders, a team that through having Ray Guy in the 1970’s knew the value of having an elite Punter.  As a rookie, Lechler would be named a First Team All Pro and finished second in Yards/Punt. This type of performance would be consistent of what Lechler would do as a Raider.  In his 13 seasons in Oakland he would be named a First Team All Pro six times, including a three year stretch from 2008 to 2010.  Seven times he was in the Pro Bowl, which also consisted of a streak of five straight years from 2007 to 2011.  Stat wise he was a four time leader in Punting Yards and five time league leader in Yards per Punt.  He would play his final five seasons in the NFL with the Houston Texans. At this time, Lechler retires with the most Yards per Punt (47.6) and accrued the second most Punts all-time (1,411). As Lechler did not play last season, he is eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2023. While Lechler is recognized as having been elite as his position, his spot on the gridiron was as a Punter, a disrespected trade in Canton.  Ray Guy was considered to be revolutionary at the position and he had to wait until he was a Senior Candidate before he got in.   We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to wish Shane Lechler the best in his post playing career. 
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sat, 30 Mar 2019 14:54:39 +0000
The 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony is in the books http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9559-the-2019-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-ceremony-is-in-the-books http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9559-the-2019-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-ceremony-is-in-the-books The 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony is in the books
One day… One day we will attend the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony as it was a bar discussion about inductees (more so who wasn’t in) that was the genesis for Notinhalloffame.com in the first place.  But that day wasn’t yesterday and from multiple sources here is what we know transpired at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.   The show kicked off with Stevie Nicks performing “Stand Back”, which got the crowd on their feet only for their jaws to drop at that level when Don Henley came out on stage where the duo sang “Leather and Lace”.  One duet followed another as her inductor, Harry Styles joined her to take the late Tom Petty’s role in “Stop Dragging My Heart Around”.  Nicks closed off her set with, what else?  “Edge of Seventeen”.  After her set, Styles would then officially induct Nicks who is now officially the only female to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice.  While the electricity was in the air for the first inductee it was impossible for that emotion to carry over for the night’s second inductee, Radiohead.  David Byrne inducted them and only Ed O’Brien and Phil Selway were on hand to accept.  There was no performance by the two. Next up were Simon LeBon and John Taylor of Duran Duran who were on hand to induct Roxy Music. Taylor extolled the coolness of Roxy Music and described them as a genre on to itself.  Bryan Ferry would do all the talking for the group as they accepted the induction.  They would then go into a six song set of “In Every Dream Home a Heartache”, “Out of the Blue”, “Love is the Drug”, “More Than This”, “Avalon” and “Editions of You”. Stevie Van Zandt came out to honor this year’s Rock and Roll singles, which were chosen based on their influence on Rock and Roll.  This was created last year and it is just as confusing this year as seemingly nobody knew ahead of time what the songs would be nor was there anyone on hand who performed the songs to accept this honor.   The songs were “Maybe” by The Chantels, “Tequila” by The Champs, “Money (That’s What I Want)” by Barrett Strong, “Twist & Shout” by the Isley Brothers, “Leader of the Pack” by the Shangri-Las and “Gloria” by Shadows of the Night”. Maybe they will explain this in better detail next year. Trent Reznor came…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sat, 30 Mar 2019 07:27:28 +0000
The San Antonio Spurs officially retire Manu Ginobili's #20 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9558-the-san-antonio-spurs-officially-retire-manu-ginobili-s-20 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9558-the-san-antonio-spurs-officially-retire-manu-ginobili-s-20 The San Antonio Spurs officially retire Manu Ginobili's #20
Regular visitors to Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 players ever of every MLB, NHL, NFL and NBA team.  Once that is done, our plan is to then look at how they honor their past players and executives by way of retired numbers, franchise halls of fame etc.  As such, it is important to us that last night the San Antonio Spurs retired the #20 of Manu Ginobili. In what now has to be considered an absolute steal, San Antonio drafted the native of Argentina 57thoverall in 1999 and he would join the team in 2002 after starring in Europe.  Ginobili would play his entire career with the San Antonio Spurs which would span 16 seasons and 1,057 Games.  He would be chosen for the All Star Game twice (2005 & 2011) and was an All-NBA Third Team Selection twice (2008 & 2011).  The Argentine star’s selfless and unique style of play meshed perfectly with San Antonio where he was part of an elite triumvirate with Tim Duncan and Tony Parker where they would the team to four NBA Championships (2003, 2005, 2007 & 2014).  The Shooting Guard would be named the Sixth Man of the Year in 2008 and scored 14,043 Points with a career PER of 20.2. Ginobili joins Johnny Moore (#00), Avery Johnson (#6), Bruce Bowen (#12), James Silas (#13), Tim Duncan (#21), Sean Elliott (#32), George Gervin (#44) and David Robinson (#50). We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Manu Ginobili for earning this prestigious honor.  
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Fri, 29 Mar 2019 10:49:13 +0000
Tim Hardaway feels that his 2007 anti-gay rant keeps him out of the Hall http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9557-tim-hardaway-feels-that-his-2007-anti-gay-rant-keeps-him-out-of-the-hall http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9557-tim-hardaway-feels-that-his-2007-anti-gay-rant-keeps-him-out-of-the-hall Tim Hardaway feels that his 2007 anti-gay rant keeps him out of the Hall
In an interview with Hoops Hype, Tim Hardaway stated that the reason that he was not in the Basketball Hall of Fame was due to an interview he had with Dan LeBetard which was anti-gay. He had this to say to Hoops Hype: "Well, you know, the reason I'm not in is because of what I said in 2007 about gay people.  That's why I'm not in right now, and I understand it. I hurt a lot of people's feelings and it came off the wrong way and it was really bad of me to say that. Since then, I've turned a wrong into a right. My parents used to always tell me, 'If you do something wrong, look it in the eye. Don't back down from it and be scared of it. Go make it right and make people understand that you made a mistake.” For those who may have forgotten what he said in 2007, take a look below: You know, I hate gay people, so I let it be known. I don't like gay people and I don't like to be around gay people. I am homophobic. I don't like it. It shouldn't be in the world or in the United States. (In regards to having a gay teammate) First of all, I wouldn't want him on my team. And second of all, if he was on my team, I would, you know, really distance myself from him because, uh, I don't think that's right. And you know I don't think he should be in the locker room while we're in the locker room. I wouldn't even be a part of that. Pretty brutal right?  The reaction against Hardaway was swift and he was removed from that year’s All Star festivities. Hardaway has been contrite since that time and has been active in LGBTQ rights since then. The question now that has to be asked is Tim Hardaway right? Hardaway has a strong resume as he was part of the famed Run TMC Offense on Golden State with Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin who are both already inducted.  A five time All Star, in our eyes it is more significant that he is a five time All-NBA Selection with one First Team, three Second Teams and one Third Team.  Stat wise he is solid with five 20 Point per Game seasons and three 10 Assist per Game seasons, but it should…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 28 Mar 2019 08:46:57 +0000
RZA believes Wu-Tang Clan should be in the Rock Hall http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9556-rza-believes-wu-tang-clan-should-be-in-the-rock-hall http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9556-rza-believes-wu-tang-clan-should-be-in-the-rock-hall RZA believes Wu-Tang Clan should be in the Rock Hall
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony is rapidly approaching and it remains the biggest Hall of Fame where many people who are considered for or are already in openly trash.  As such it is news to us when a musician who we think has a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame worthy resume has an opinion as to whether they should be in or whether they even care is news to us.  The latest person to have to discuss their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame credentials is RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan, who in an interview with Rolling Stone feels that his original group belongs in Cleveland. He had this to say: “I think we should [get in], and I do care.  It may take some time to get in there. I think it’s good for us and I think it’s good for rock & roll, because hip-hop is a form of music that grabs from every genre, but definitely grabs from rock & roll.  Rock & roll has a certain spirit; it was the spirit of the Sixties and Seventies youth,” he says. “Hip-hop is the Eighties, Nineties, up to now, the youth. It’s called hip-hop, but it’s in the same spirit of rock & roll at the end of the day. Lyrical, stories, music, unorthodox, dissonant sometimes, energetic, all the things that rock is and was, hip-hop embodies.  Listening to a song like ‘Bring da Ruckus,’ I thought I was making hip-hop, but shit, it has a motherfuckin’ rock & roll groove like a motherfucker. I don’t know how the fuck I did that. I go back and listen to some of the Beatles progressions and some of [Led] Zeppelin’s progressions and movements, like, okay, I was on some shit, though.” The first take away for us is that we are happy that RZA expresses that he wants to see the Wu-Tang Clan accepted in that institution and that it means something to him. The second is that we here at Notinhalloffame.com have always question just what the meaning of rock and roll is at this stage and have often stated that the name was more of a spirit than an actual style. The Wu-Tang Clan have been eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 2017 and have not been nominated as of yet.  As of this writing, they are ranked #20on our list of those to consider…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 27 Mar 2019 22:12:16 +0000
Brian Eno will not be at the RRHOF Induction Ceremony http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9555-brian-eno-will-not-be-at-the-rrhof-induction-ceremony http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9555-brian-eno-will-not-be-at-the-rrhof-induction-ceremony Brian Eno will not be at the RRHOF Induction Ceremony
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony will happen this Friday and there is a minor announcement to mention in regards to those in attendance. Roxy Music will be inducted and will be performing but it will not be a true reunion as Brian Eno and Paul Thompson will not be in attendance leaving Brian Ferry, Andy Mackay and Phil Manzanera to represent the band.   The group will be inducted by Simon LeBon and John Taylor of Duran Duran.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 27 Mar 2019 21:53:32 +0000
Our Football List has been revised. Chuck Howley now #1 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9554-our-football-list-has-been-revised-chuck-howley-now-1 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9554-our-football-list-has-been-revised-chuck-howley-now-1 Our Football List has been revised.  Chuck Howley now #1
As we here at Notinhalloffame.com consistently work hard to create new lists we have to continuously update the ones that we have.  One of our main core lists, the Football List of those to consider for the Pro Football Hall of Fame has been updated.   The first step for us is to take out all of those who were chosen for the Hall.  This takes out Tony Gonzalez (#1), Champ Bailey (#2), Ed Reed (#3), Johnny Robinson (#7), Kevin Mawae (#16) and Ty Law (#28). The second step is to add those who are now eligible.  As we have a Football Futuressection that allows you to vote and make comments prior to their eligibility we factor that input before we slot in the new entries.   This leads to our third step, which is taking in your votes and comments on the existing names on the list and altering our rankings if deemed necessary. The entire list can be found here, but on this page the new top ten are: For the first time, Chuck Howley moved to the top.  The former Linebacker and Super Bowl V MVP was a six time Pro Bowl and five time First Team All Pro Selection.  He was ranked at #5 last year. L.C. Greenwood rocketed to #2 from #6.  Greenwood played for the Pittsburgh Steelers all of his career and was a member of the dynasty that won four Super Bowls in the 1970’s.  The Defensive End was a six time Pro Bowl Selection and he was a Finalists for the Hall of Fame on six occasions. Alan Faneca went up from #4 to #3.  The Offensive Lineman was a nine time Pro Bowl and six time First Team All Pro and helped the Steelers win Super Bowl XL.  He has been a Finalist the last four years. Former NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1978) Randy Gradisharjumps from #8 to #4.  The former Denver Bronco would be chosen for seven Pro Bowls, five First Team All Pros and was a Finalist for the Hall of Fame twice. Our highest new entry is also our highest rated offensive skill player in former Wide Receiver, Reggie Wayne.  Wayne helped the Colts win Super Bowl XLI and caught 1,070 Receptions with 14,345 Yards. He was a six time Pro Bowl Selection who led the NFL in Receiving Yards in 2007. Roger Craig went from #9 to #6.  The versatile Running Back helped the San Francisco 49ers win three Super Bowls and he was the NFL Offensive Player of…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 27 Mar 2019 04:29:18 +0000
The Hart Foundation named to the WWE HOF http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9553-the-hart-foundation-named-to-the-wwe-hof http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9553-the-hart-foundation-named-to-the-wwe-hof The Hart Foundation named to the WWE HOF
The WWE has announced that the Hart Foundation (Bret “Hit Man” Hart & Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart) will be inducted into their Hall of Fame.  This has been speculated over the last month and it was made official today. Both Hart and Neidhart joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1985 as part of the deal where Vince McMahon bought out Stampede Wrestling.  They were not paired together when they arrived as Neidhart was put with Mr. Fuji as his manager and Bret was a babyface character but within a few months they were a heel duo under the management of Jimmy Hart. The tandem would regular have the best matches on the card and they were usually competing against The British Bulldogs or The Killer Bees.  At Wrestlemania 2 they were the last two in the ring left with Andre the Giant (who won) in the 20 man Battle Royal and in January of 1986 they would defeat the British Bulldogs for the WWF World Tag Team Titles, which they would hold for eight months until they lost them to Strike Force (Rick Martel and Tom Zenk). Following Wrestlemania IV they would compete in singles as often as they teamed together and they turned babyface. At Wrestlemania VI they beat the Bolsheviks in under a minute and they would chase Demolition for the Tag Team Titles and would defeat them for the Championship at Summer Slam 1990.  This would last until Wrestlemania VII where they lost to the Nasty Boys.  Following this loss, the tag team would amicably disband with Bret going on to become a multi-time singles champion. Bret Hart is already a member of the WWE Hall of Fame and he is the fourth person to be inducted twice.  This includes Ric Flair who was inducted a second time with the Four Horsemen, Shawn Michaels (who will be inducted a second time with D-Generation X) and Booker T (who will be inducted with Stevie Ray as Harlem Heat).  Neidhart is ranked #56 on our Notinhalloffame.com WWE list for those to consider for the WWE Hall. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the Hart Foundation on becoming the lastest members of the WWE Hall of Fame.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:47:13 +0000
Rob Gronkowski Retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9552-rob-gronkowski-retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9552-rob-gronkowski-retires Rob Gronkowski Retires
Hmmmm. This is not the first word that we would normally use in an article in regards to an NFL retirement but we are not positive that this one will stick. New England Patriots Tight End Rob Gronkowski has announced that he is walking away from football after a nine year career where he was one of the most popular players in the game. Drafted in the 2ndround out of the University of Arizona in 2010, Gronkowski had a good rookie season highlighted by a three touchdown game against Pittsburgh. 2011 would see him named to the First Team All Pro roster where he led the NFL in Touchdown Receptions with a 1,327 Yard season.  A Pro Bowl selection again in 2012 Gronk was injured for most of the 2013 campaign but returned with a vengeance in 2014 returning to the Pro Bowl, First Team All Pro roster and a 1,000 Yard plus season, which was punctuated by his first Super Bowl win.  2015 and 2107 would also see him named a First Team All Pro. Gronkowski retires as a three time Super Bowl Champion, five time Pro Bowl and four time First Team All Pro Selection.  He had 521 Receptions for 7,861 Yards and 79 Touchdowns.  Notably in the post season he had 81 Receptions for 1,163 Yards and 12 TDs. His stats tell a large part of the story but it does not reflect that he was also one of the best blocking Tight Ends, which made him invaluable to the Patriots offense. Gronkowski will be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2024 and he is likely a Hall of Famer.  The only question we raise is how long it will take. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to thank “Gronk” for all of the football memories and we are confident that he will give us many off-field moments in the future.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 25 Mar 2019 08:42:54 +0000
The Video Game Hall of Fame Announces the 2019 Finalists http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9551-the-video-game-hall-of-fame-announces-the-2019-finalists http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9551-the-video-game-hall-of-fame-announces-the-2019-finalists The Video Game Hall of Fame Announces the 2019 Finalists
The Video Game Hall of Fame has announced the 12 Finalists for their Class of 2019. The Finalists are: Candy Crush Centipede Colossal Cave Adventure Dance Dance Revolution Half-Life Microsoft Windows Solitaire Mortal Combat Myst NBA 2K Sid Meier’s Civilization Super Mario Kart Super Smash Bros. Melee The Video Game Hall of Fame is located in the Strong Museum in Rochester, New York, which also houses the Toy Hall of Fame.   The Class of 2019 will be announced on May 2.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 21 Mar 2019 21:38:10 +0000
The National Soccer Hall of Fame announced their 2019 Nominees http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9550-the-national-soccer-hall-of-fame-announced-their-2019-nominees http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9550-the-national-soccer-hall-of-fame-announced-their-2019-nominees The National Soccer Hall of Fame announced their 2019 Nominees
The National Soccer Hall of Fame has announced the nominees for their next class which consists of 46 Players, 14 Veterans and 8 Builders. To qualify in the Player’s Category a player has to meet the following criteria: Have been retired for at least three years but no more than ten. Have played 20 full International Games and/or played five seasons in a U.S. First Division League and was a champion or a league All Star. The nominated players are: David Beckham:  Easily one of the most popular soccer players of all time, David Beckham came from England to the Los Angeles Galaxy where over six years he helped them win the MLS Cup in 2011 and 2012.  He certainly sold a lot of tickets just by suiting up for the Galaxy.   Gregg Berhalter:  Berhalter played his club career primarily in Europe and he would finish off his pro career with three years in MLS with the L.A. Galaxy.  He would play in 44 Games with the United States which was punctuated by his participation in the 2002 World Cup. Carlos Bocanegra:  Bocanegra played six of his pro seasons in Major League Soccer where he was named the Rookie of the Year and was a two time MLS Defender of the Year where he was also named to MLS Best XI roster.  Internationally he was a fixture for Team U.S.A. with who he played for 110 times and was a member of the 2006 and 2010 World Cup teams.  He was also on the 2007 Concacaf Gold Cup winning team.  Shannon Boxx:  Boxx played in the WUSA, WPSL and the NWSL and played for the United States in four World Cups, including the championship team of 2015.  She also played on the 2004, 2008 and the 2012 Women’s Olympic Team. Leigh Ann Robinson Brown:  Brown won back-to-back championships in the WPSL with Kansas City in 2014 and 2015. She played two games for the Women’s National Team. Edson Buddle:  Buddle played 14 years in MLS where he would help the Galaxy win the Title in 2012.   He played 11 Games for the United States including two games in the 2010 World Cup. Lori Chalupny:  Chalupny dressed for the United States Women’s Team in 106 times and is a World Cup and Olympic Champion.  She also played six seasons of top flight soccer in the U.S.. Steve Cherundolo:  Cherundolo played all of his pro career for Hannover 96 in Germany and he played for the United…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 20 Mar 2019 16:53:39 +0000
The WWE Warrior Award HOF recipient is announced http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9549-the-wwe-warrior-award-hof-recipient-is-announced http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9549-the-wwe-warrior-award-hof-recipient-is-announced The WWE Warrior Award HOF recipient is announced
The WWE Hall of Fame has announced that this year’s recipient of the Warrior Award is Sue Aitchison, a thirty plus year employee of the WWE who is currently serving as the Senior Director of Talent Relations. This has received positive reviews from wrestling fans as the Warrior Award was allegedly conceived as a way to honor longtime behind the scenes employees of the WWE of which Aitchison certainly is.   We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Sue Aitchison for earning this honor.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:02:17 +0000
Brooks and Dunn named to the Country Music HOF http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9548-brooks-and-dunn-named-to-the-country-music-hof http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9548-brooks-and-dunn-named-to-the-country-music-hof Brooks and Dunn named to the Country Music HOF
The Country Music Hall of Fame has announced three new members into their establishment with Brooks & Dunn, Ray Stevens and Jerry Stevens being named as the Class of 2019. Formed in 1991, the duo of Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn would become of the most successful country music acts of the last 25 years.  They released 11 albums and had 50 songs reach the Billboard Country Chart, with 20 of them going number one.  They enter as the Modern Era Artist category. Ray Stevens is this year’s Veterans Era category inductee.  Stevens has a long history in music with country hits and crossover pop/comedy hits.  Jerry Stevens enters in the non-performer category.  He was a longtime producer of the famed Bradley family.  The Country Music Hall of Fame was established in 1961 and is located in Nashville Tennessee. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 18 Mar 2019 15:49:23 +0000
Haloti Ngata Retired http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9547-haloti-ngata-retired http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9547-haloti-ngata-retired Haloti Ngata Retired
Just as we finished writing about the retirement of Max Unger we have another major retirement in the world of Professional Football to discuss.   In an epic Instagram post where he was atop Mount Kilimanjaro Haloti Ngata held up a banner stating “I’m retiring from the NFL on top” thus ending a 13 year career. Ngata was drafted in the 12thOverall in 2006 where the former Oregon Duck proved to be a perfect fit for the Baltimore Ravens Defense.  Ngata would become a starter immediately and from 2009 to 2013 he was a Pro Bowl Selection and in 2010 and 2011 he was a First Team All Pro. Ngata would help the Ravens win Super Bowl XLVII where he would record 10 Tackles in the game.  He would be traded to the Detroit Lions where he would play for three years and he finished off with a final season in Philadelphia. Ngata had a very good career and should he be considered for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he will be eligible in 2024. We here at Notinhalloffame.com wish Haloti Ngata the best in his post playing endeavors.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 18 Mar 2019 12:23:50 +0000
Max Unger Retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9546-max-unger-retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9546-max-unger-retires Max Unger Retires
As we are working on revamping our Pro Football Futures, we have a new retirement to add to the list as New Orleans Saints Center, Max Unger has abruptly retired from the game. Selected by the Seattle Seahawks as a second round pick out of the University of Oregon, Unger was a starter as a rookie and in his fourth season he was named a First Team All Pro and was named to his first of two straight Pro Bowls.  In that second Pro Bowl year, Unger played on Seattle’s Super Bowl XLVIII Championship Team.  He would be traded to the New Orleans Saints after the 2014 season where he was a Pro Bowl Selection in 2018, which is now his final year in Pro Football. We here at Notinhalloffame.com wish Max Unger the best in his post playing endeavors.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 18 Mar 2019 09:49:25 +0000
RIP: Dick Dale http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9545-rip-dick-dale http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9545-rip-dick-dale RIP: Dick Dale
It is a very sad day in the world of rock and roll as Dick Dale, “The King of the Surf Guitar” passed away at the age of 81. Born Richard Anthony Monsour, Dale was a very influential figure in music.  He drew from Middle Eastern influences and with those non-Western scales and use of reverberation he created a guitar style that matched his love of surfing. In 1961, he had his first hit with “Let’s Go Trippin”, a song that is credited ushering in the Surf Music craze and shortly after his most signature song, “Misirlou” was released.  Dale was huge in California and would reach a national level and a Dale concert was a must go for a time.  The British Invasion and changing musical trends took him out of the public eye as did a long bout with rectal cancer but he would continue to tour until shortly before his death. We have him ranked at #13 of those to consider for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends, family and fans of Dick Dale at this time.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 18 Mar 2019 09:45:29 +0000
Michael Bisping named to the UFC Hall of Fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9544-michael-bisping-named-to-the-ufc-hall-of-fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9544-michael-bisping-named-to-the-ufc-hall-of-fame Michael Bisping named to the UFC Hall of Fame
What we here at Notinhalloffame.com consider December to April the “Hall of Fame Season” and part of that are the staggered announcements for the UFC Hall of Fame. The first announcement came last night as Michael Bisping who will enter as the Modern Era inductee and is the first member of the Class of 2019. Making his Mixed Martial Arts debut in 2004, he would win Ultimate Fighter 3 two years later as a Welterweight.  Bisping would eventually move up to Middleweight and would be a top contender for years, though he always seemed to be one fight away from challenging for the UFC Middleweight Title.  High profile losses to Dan Henderson, Wanderlei Silva, Chael Sonnen, Vitor Belfort and Luke Rockhold were offset by big wins over Jason Miller, Cung Le, Thales Leites and Anderson Silva but the title seemed to elude him until UFC 199.  On that night, he took a fight on short notice against Luke Rockhold to avenge his previous defeat and win the Middleweight Championship.  He followed that up with a successful title defense against Dan Henderson, who beat him at UFC 100.  He would lose the title to the legendary Georges St-Pierre at UFC 217 and retired shortly after one more loss.   Historically speaking, Bisping is the first (and only) British fighter to win a championship in the UFC and he is without question the greatest British fighter ever. His 16 wins as a Middleweight is a UFC record and four times he would win “Fight of the Night”.  Bisping retired with a record of 30 Wins and 9 Losses. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Michael Bisping for earning this honor.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sun, 17 Mar 2019 17:14:59 +0000
The Inductors are announced for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9543-the-inductors-are-announced-for-the-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-ceremony http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9543-the-inductors-are-announced-for-the-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-ceremony The Inductors are announced for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony
It took them a while but the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the full lineup of inductors for their ceremony on March 29.   The inductors are: Harry Styles will induct Stevie Nicks Brian May will induct Def Leppard Trent Reznor will induct the Cure. Janelle Monae will induct Janet Jackson. David Byrne will induct Radiohead. Susanna Hoffs will induct the Zombies John Taylor and Simon LeBon will induct Roxy Music. The selection of Reznor is curious considering how Reznor recently trashed the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  Thom Yorke of Radiohead had already previously announced that he won’t be there due to a piano piece he wrote debuting at the Paris Philharmonic the same evening. As of this time the list of performances has not been announced, but we here at Notinhalloffame.com will be paying attention! 
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 13 Mar 2019 20:27:47 +0000
Our Top 50 All-Time Arizona Diamondbacks are now up http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9542-our-top-50-all-time-arizona-diamondbacks-are-now-up http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9542-our-top-50-all-time-arizona-diamondbacks-are-now-up Our Top 50 All-Time Arizona Diamondbacks 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 Arizona Diamondbacks who won the World Series in 2001. As for all of our top 50 players in basketball we look at the following:  Advanced Statistics. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the American League. Playoff accomplishments. 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 2017-18 Season. The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are: Randy Johnson Paul Goldschmidt Brandon Webb Curt Schilling Luis Gonzalez We will continue our adjustments on our existing lists and will continue developing our new lists.  Look for the Top 50 Chicago Blackhawks next. As always we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 13 Mar 2019 20:23:48 +0000
Harlem Heat to the WWE HOF http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9536-harlem-heat-to-the-wwe-hof http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9536-harlem-heat-to-the-wwe-hof Harlem Heat to the WWE HOF
We consider this one a bit of a surprise. As we inch closer to Wrestlemania it also means that the WWE Hall of Fame is drawing closer.  New inductees were announced today and in what has to be a mild shock, it is former WCW World Tag Team Champions, Harlem Heat. Booker T (Booker Huffman) & Stevie Ray (Lash Huffman) are half-brothers from Houston, Texas and they first gained exposure competing as the “Ebony Experience” in the Global Wrestling Federation where they would win their tag team titles three times. The duo would be brought into WCW at the request of Sid Vicious who they would team up with (along with Vader) at the 1993 Fall Brawl. They would lose the match but a year later (with Sherri Martel as their manager) would win the WCW World Tag Team Championship on WCW Saturday Night in early 1995 by defeating the team of Stars and Stripes (The Patriot & Marcus Alexander Bagwell).  They would lose their belts to the Nasty Boys at Slamboree 1995, though they actually regained it on WCW Worldwide BEFORE they lost it due to the pattern of WCW tapings.  Dick Slater and Bunkhouse Buck won the belts in July and they would lose them back to Harlem Heat at Fall Brawl.  The reign lasted one day as they were beat by the American Males (Marcus Alexander Bagwell and Stevie Ray) though a week later they won it back.   With all due respect to their opposition in 1995, 1996 would see an uptake in their competition.  On the January 22 Nitro they would lose to Sting and Lex Luger who would hold the belts for six months before losing them back to Harlem Heat in June.  Their fifth reign would last only a month as they were beaten by the returning Steiner Brothers but three days later they won their belts back.  This reign lasted two months until they were beaten by The Public Enemy who held it for one week before dropping it back to Harlem Heat but they would lose to the NOW team of Kevin Nash and Scott Hall.   The loss ended their main run as Stevie Ray was injured and Booker T would become a single and would go after and win the Television Title.  When Stevie Ray returned he joined the New World Order and while the brothers were on opposite sides of the wrestling bubble they coexisted. They reunited in 1999…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Tue, 12 Mar 2019 11:13:03 +0000
RIP: The Destroyer http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9487-rip-the-destroyer http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9487-rip-the-destroyer RIP: The Destroyer
It is another sad day in the wrestling word as Dick Beyer AKA “The Destroyer” passed away today.  He was 88 years old.  Beyer had been in hospice care for the last few weeks and he was surrounded by his loved ones. Beginning his career in the mid-1950’s Beyer first rose to prominence in Los Angeles where he defeated Freddie Blassie for the WWA Heavyweight Championship but it was shortly after where he wrestled Rikidozan in Japan and would become one of the first non-Japanese stars in the country. While Beyer would become a bona fide legend in Japan he was still an attraction in the United States.  He would wrestle throughout the nation winning multiple championships, most notably the AWA World Heavyweight Title where he performed as Dr. X. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends, family and fans of Dick Beyer at this time.  
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 07 Mar 2019 22:03:07 +0000
John Kuhn Retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9486-john-kuhn-retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9486-john-kuhn-retires John Kuhn Retires
A significant retirement has taken place in Professional Football as John Kuhn has announced his retirement.   Undrafted in 2005, Kuhn was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers where he was on their practice roster and he was in a reserve role on the Steelers team that would win Super Bowl XL.  The Fullback would then sign with the Green Bay Packers where he would see more playing time and he would go to three Pro Bowls (2011, 2014 & 2015) while being named a First Team All Pro in 2014.  Kuhn would assist the Packers in winning Super Bowl XLV.  He would finish his last two years in football with the New Orleans Saints and signed a one day contract with Green Bay so that he could retire as a Packer. Kuhn is likely not going to receive any serious consideration for the Pro Football Hall of Fame (he is eligible in 2023) but any player with two Super Bowls and three Pro Bowls clearly had a good career. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to wish the best for John Kuhn on his post playing career.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 07 Mar 2019 17:29:21 +0000
Terrell Owens to the San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9485-terrell-owens-to-the-san-francisco-49ers-hall-of-fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9485-terrell-owens-to-the-san-francisco-49ers-hall-of-fame Terrell Owens to the San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame
The San Francisco 49ers have announced that Terrell Owens will be the 28thmember of their franchise Hall of Fame. Owens was a third round pick in 1996 from Tennessee-Chattanooga and as a rookie he would catch 35 passes for 520 Yards.  Over the next three seasons, T.O. would move up the ranks and would become the primary receiver with seasons of 936, 1,097 and 754 Yards respectively but in 2000 he would prove himself as an elite wideout with a 1,451 Yard campaign that earned him his first Pro Bowl and First Team All Pro Selection.  He would repeat those honors in 2001 and 2002 but would add another accolade he was the NFL leader in Touchdown Receptions. In his final season with the Niners, Owens would again be named a Pro Bowler. While Owens was certainly a great receiver, he was a controversial player.  He was outspoken and could be divisive in locker rooms.  Still, T.O. was a phenomenal player who is second all time in franchise history in Receptions (592), Receiving Yards (8,572) and Receiving Touchdowns (81).  Owens would later play for Philadelphia, Dallas, Buffalo and Cincinnati and he would be chosen for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Terrell Owens for this latest accomplishment!
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 06 Mar 2019 16:40:41 +0000
RIP: King Kong Bundy http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9484-rip-king-kong-bundy http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9484-rip-king-kong-bundy RIP: King Kong Bundy
It has been reported that former WWE Superstar, King Kong Bundy has passed away today at the age of 61.  The cause of death at this time is unknown. Born Christopher Pallies, Bundy got his start as Chris Canyon in 1981 in the Northeast where he did mostly enhancement work but at his size it was only a matter time before he would catch the eye of a major promotion who would look to book him in a greater role.  Pallies went to Dallas where he would take on the name of “Big Daddy Bundy” a happy go lucky babyface but that would be short lived as he would join Gary Hart’s stable and would take on the name of King Kong Bundy and would feud with the Von Erichs. It was during this stint that he developed the black singlet and the shaved head (which was the result of a stipulation when he lost a match) and he was the chosen opponent for Fritz Von Erich’s retirement match.   Bundy would compete in other promotions most notably the AWA, NWA and Mid-South and in early 1985 he would work some shows for New Japan prior to joining the World Wrestling Federation.  With Jimmy Hart as his manager, Bundy would squash S.D. Jones at the inaugural Wrestlemania in 9 seconds (it was actually 24) and shortly after he was traded to Bobby “The Brain” Heenan where he would join Big John Studd and feud with Andre the Giant.   Bundy would be tagged for the Wrestlemania 2 main event and he would set that up by attacking Hulk Hogan after his defense on Saturday Night’s Event against The Magnificent Muraco. In kayfabe, he would break the champions ribs and Bundy would unsuccessfully challenge Hogan for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship in a steel cage.   The big man would slide down the card predominantly feuding with the Machines and at Wrestlemania III he was in a throwaway match where he team with two midget wrestlers but he would be disqualified when he body slammed and dropped the elbow on Little Beaver, one of the opposing little persons.  He would remain in the WWF and the Heenan Family for the rest of the year where he would again challenge Hogan on two straight Saturday Night Main Events. For the next six years he was in semi-retirement and he would do the occasional acting and endorsement work, the most notable of…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Tue, 05 Mar 2019 01:59:26 +0000
Simon LeBon and John Taylor to induct Roxy Music to the Rock Hall http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9483-simon-lebon-and-john-taylor-to-induct-roxy-music-to-the-rock-hall http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9483-simon-lebon-and-john-taylor-to-induct-roxy-music-to-the-rock-hall Simon LeBon and John Taylor to induct Roxy Music to the Rock Hall
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced one of their inductors for the upcoming ceremony on March 29 and that will be members of Duran Duran, Simon LeBon and John Taylor who will be enshrining Roxy Music.   Duran Duran always pushed the video medium and the artistic side of music, which was the textbook of Roxy Music.  In countless interviews the members of Duran Duran (especially LeBon and Taylor) have put Roxy Music on a pedestal and we think this is an excellent choice as a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductor. We will certainly be watching!
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 04 Mar 2019 17:11:02 +0000
Torrie Wilson to the WWE Hall of Fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9482-torrie-wilson-to-the-wwe-hall-of-fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9482-torrie-wilson-to-the-wwe-hall-of-fame Torrie Wilson to the WWE Hall of Fame
The WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2019 continues to take shape with the announcement today that Torrie Wilson will be inducted into this year’s crop. Wilson was a fitness model who was discovered by WCW and in early 1999 she would begin appearing as an on screen character (named Samantha) and would later appear under her own name in an angle with David Flair.  Over the next two years like so many personnel in World Championship Wrestling she would bounce around from alliance to alliance and following the sale of WCW to the WWE (then named the WWF) she was one of the first former WCW talent to appear on WWE television when she appeared on an episode of Smackdown asking Vince McMahon for work. Like all of the former WCW talent she was a heel and along with Stacy Kiebler would feud with Trish Stratus and Lita.  Wilson was much better served as a face and she would align with Tajiri until the Japanese Buzzsaw would grow jealous of the attention she received.  Late 2002 would see her entire her most high profile feud when she was paired against Dawn Marie who married her father who was later killed during rigorous sex (seriously, that was the storyline).  Wilson would defeat Dawn Marie at the 2003 Royal Rumble, which thankfully ended the feud. Wilson would appear in Playboy in May of 2003 and would manage Billy Gunn.  She would appear at Wrestlemania when her and Sable (who she also had a program with) would defeat Miss Jackie and Stacy Keibler in a Playboy Evening Gown Match.  She would later have programs against Hiroko and Melina before being drafted by Monday Night Raw where she would form a short lived heel stable with Candace Michelle and Victoria.  Wilson was never a great heel and she switched back to being a babyface and was paired with Carlito, which would be the last significant program of her career. Wilson would retire in 2008 but would return sporadically at Wrestlemania 25 for the Women’s Battle Royale, the first Women’s Royal Rumble and was also a participant at the Battle Royale at the recent all female WWE Pay Per View, Evolution. While we are not talking about a woman who was necessarily a great wrestler or a former champion, she was a character who was with the WWE for a long period of time and was very well liked by her…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 04 Mar 2019 15:56:06 +0000
RIP: Keith Flint http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9481-rip-keith-flint http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9481-rip-keith-flint RIP: Keith Flint
Keith Flint, the frontman of the influential band Prodigy was found dead inside his home in London today.  Police were doing a welfare check on Flint and it is believed at this time that he took his own life.  He was 49 only years old.   Along with Liam Howlett, Maxim, Leeroy Thornhill and Sharky, Flint formed The Prodigy who formed during the rave scene of the 1990’s.  The underground group broke through to the mainstream in the mid-90’s and they were at the forefront of what would be called the Big Beat sound. They would have two number one hits in the United Kingdom with “Breathe” and Firestarter” and they had two albums reach the top, the latter being 1997’s “The Fat of the Land”, which was successful on an international level. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends and family of Keith Flint at his time.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 04 Mar 2019 11:23:43 +0000
RIP: Ted Lindsay http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9480-rip-ted-lindsay http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9480-rip-ted-lindsay RIP: Ted Lindsay
This is a very sad day in the world of sports as it was announced today that Hockey Hall of Famer, Ted Lindsay passed away today at the age of 93. Breaking in with the Detroit Red Wings as a teenager in the 1944-45 season, Lindsay would prove himself as one of the best players in the 1950’s.  From the 1947/48 season to the 1956/57 season he would be chosen for eight First Team All Star and one Second Team All Star accolades and was the Art Ross Trophy winner in 1949/50.  On a line with another legend, Gordie Howe, Lindsay helped the Detroit Red Wings four times (1950, 1952, 1954 & 1955). While Lindsay was an incredible hockey player, his greatest contribution to the game was spearheading the formation of the Players’ Association.  He would become their President in 1966.  He was considered so important that the Player’s Association renamed their version of the Most Valuable Player Award to the Ted Lindsay Award. He would be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1966, the year after he retired as the institution waived the mandatory three year period for eligibility.   We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends and family of Ted Lindsay at this time.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 04 Mar 2019 11:13:43 +0000
The Blues Hall of Fame announced the 2019 Inductees http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9479-the-blues-hall-of-fame-announced-the-2019-inductees http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9479-the-blues-hall-of-fame-announced-the-2019-inductees The Blues Hall of Fame announced the 2019 Inductees
The Blues Hall of Fame has announced the Class of 2019 and this is a very powerful group.  The new inductees are: Aretha Franklin:  “The Queen of Soul” was one of the most successful musicians ever and she had 77 songs enter the Billboard Hot 100 with 100 songs reach the R&B Top 100.  Franklin was chosen for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 where she was the first female act inducted. Booker T. and the M.G.’s:  An instrumental group from Memphis, Tennessee, Booker T. and the M.G.’s were one of the first integrated groups in rock and roll history.  This hybrid group of Funk, R&B and Soul and they had a number one hit with “Green Onions” in 1962.  They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. Count Basie:  William James “Count” Basie was an accomplished jazz pianist who put together his own orchestra in 1935 and was a leader in the Big Band sound that followed. His hits included “Oh, Lady Be Good”, “One O’Clock Jump”, “Swinging the Blues”, “Lester Leaps In”, “April In Paris” and “Lil’ Darlin’”.   Ida Cox:  Billed as the “Uncrowned Queen of Blues”, Ida Cox was successful in both the vaudeville and blues style of music in the 1920’s. She is best known for her song “Wild Women Don’t Have the Blues”. Moe Asch:  Asch enters in the non-performer category as a recording engine and record executive. Pee Wee Crayton:  A guitarist and singer from Texas, Pee Wee Crayton was successful in the R&B genre in the late 40’s and 1950’s.  He would have a #1 R&B hit in 1948 with “Blues After Hours”. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the latest members of the Blues Hall of Fame.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sun, 03 Mar 2019 21:44:58 +0000
Kenny Lofton speaks on the Baseball HOF http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9478-kenny-lofton-speaks-on-the-baseball-hof http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9478-kenny-lofton-speaks-on-the-baseball-hof Kenny Lofton speaks on the Baseball HOF
This one is really interesting to us! In an interview with the New York Post, former Outfielder Kenny Lofton was very blunt about his feelings about why he is not in the Baseball Hall of Fame.  He had this the following to say: “I was expecting to do better. But I’m a realist. I look back at the situation, and at that time, I think what happened for me was I came out on the ballot in the wrong year. There was so many people on the ballot, and so many people who had a potential situation with the performance-enhancing drugs. I felt a lot of voters wanted to keep those guys on the ballot, and that was votes taken away from me…   …I just don’t like it. It pisses me off when they still talk about the guys who did PEDs still have the opportunity to get in. You cheated the game. Look at somebody like Pete Rose not in the Hall of Fame. I’m not saying what Pete Rose did was right, but his numbers that he put up were real numbers. If it’s all about numbers, guys who cheated the game shouldn’t be in. PED guys piss me off. I just get irked every time I hear people talk about it.   You’ve got Fox having a guy who got caught with PEDs doing the World Series. I can’t even watch the World Series now.  That’s sad, you have a game that I love, I played 17 years in it, and you have Major League Baseball allowing a guy that knowingly cheated the game twice, and he’s the face of baseball, doing the World Series. That is not cool. To see somebody who cheated the game blatantly is doing the World Series? Come on, people. You’re basically telling kids nowadays that it’s OK to cheat the game of baseball.” When you take a deep dive into the 2013 ballot, Lofton isn’t wrong.  First off, Lofton entered the ballot the same year as Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa.  All three of those players have been accused of PED use and it is widely believed that they did partake in those and substances.  With Clemens and Bonds you have in terms of individual awards and statistics these this is the best pitcher and hitter respectively in their day. Sammy Sosa at one time was also considered a lock.  Clemens would receive 37.6% of the…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 28 Feb 2019 22:09:07 +0000
Jason Witten Unretires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9477-jason-witten-unretires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9477-jason-witten-unretires Jason Witten Unretires
One of the current projects that we are working on is updating our Football Futures, which are the former players who are not yet eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. One of the people we were going to input was former Dallas Cowboys’ Tight End, Jason Witten.  With today’s news, we are not going to do that anymore.  Witten was on Monday Night Football last year and at the time of his retirement he had been chosen for 11 Pro Bowls and collected 1,152 Receptions with 12,448 Yards.  Witten was also a First Team All Pro twice. He is 37 and is already the all-time leader in Cowboys franchise history in Receptions and Receiving Yards.  In the season he retired (2017) he was named to the Pro Bowl so there is reason to think that he can still produce. Many (including us) consider Jason Witten to be a future Hall of Fame inductee.  The clock just got set back a little.å
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 28 Feb 2019 09:33:32 +0000