Not in Hall of Fame News http://www.notinhalloffame.com Mon, 22 Jul 2019 07:03:52 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Our Notinhalloffame Hockey List has been revised. Jarome Iginla debuts at #1 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9905-our-notinhalloffame-hockey-list-has-been-revised-jarome-iginla-debuts-at-1 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9905-our-notinhalloffame-hockey-list-has-been-revised-jarome-iginla-debuts-at-1 Our Notinhalloffame Hockey List has been revised.  Jarome Iginla debuts at #1
The Hockey Hall of Fame recently had their most bizarre Hockey Hall of Fame Class as for the first time in any of our lists we had NOBODT from our top 25 were chosen for their respective Hall of Fame.   Now before we unveil our new list, a couple of caveats about the impending Class of 2019 and our list in general: At present, we don’t rank female players.  This is not because we do not respect the women that have been inducted but at this time there has not been a lot of call for us to do so and we have decided at this time not to merge eligible female players with our core list.  Had we done so, Hayley Wickenheiser, who was chosen this year would have likely been ranked #1 by us. We also don’t rank builders as of yet.  We do have an exception with Don Cherry, but are looking to create a builders list and migrate him to that one. As such, only two former players were removed from our list, Guy Carbonneau (#29) and Sergei Zubov (#44) and they are slated to join Wickenheiser as the Class of 2019. Three new names enter our list, which is now at 131.  There will be a future expansion to 150, which will occur later this year. Let’s look at our new top ten, and based on our new #1 we feel confident that there will not be a repeat of not having a top ten (let alone a top twenty-five) not make the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2020. Our new Notinhalloffame.com Hockey Top Ten is: #1. Jarome Iginla:  Iginla is entering his first year of eligibility and point blank he is the reason why we feel confident that there will be a top ten entry entering the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2020 as he should enter on his first ballot.  The six-time All-Star was named to the First Team All-Star post season squad three times and he is also a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist with Team Canada. #2. Alexander Mogilny:  Mogilny drops one spot, as he was our top rank last year.  One of the last creations of the Red Army, Alexander Mogilny was the first Soviet player to defect to play in the NHL and he would have a legendary 76 Goal season for the Buffalo Sabres in 1992/93.  Eligible since 2009, Mogilny is a two-time Second Team All-Star.…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:56:09 +0000
The Musicians Hall of Fame announces their Class of 2019 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9904-the-musicians-hall-of-fame-announces-their-class-of-2019 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9904-the-musicians-hall-of-fame-announces-their-class-of-2019 The Musicians Hall of Fame announces their Class of 2019
We don’t often discuss the Musicians Hall of Fame, and with all due respect, there is a good reason for it. Since its inception in 2007, the Nashville based Hall has only had six classes, including the one we are about to discuss.  After their third class in 2009, the city of Nashville took over their property to make room for the Music City Center and they would reopen in 2013 on the first floor of the Nashville Municipal Auditorium.  They would induct their fourth class in 2014 and fifth in 2016, thus bringing us to the sixth class announced yesterday. Before we get to that class, let’s look at what the Musicians Hall of Fame is first.  Their mandate is to recognize the contributions of performers, producers in rock and roll, country music and beyond.  As it is based in Nashville, it is not surprising that there has been more of a country flavor to the inductees, but nevertheless, we love the idea of this Hall of Fame, so let’s look at the Class of 2019. Alabama:  The headliners of this class can make a claim as the most successful country music band of all-time.  Coming into prominence in the 1980s, Alabama would sell over 75 million records and had 40 number one hits.   Steve Wariner:  Wariner has charted on the Country Music Charts 50 times and has written number 1 hits for Clint Black and Garth Brooks. Don Everly:  Don Everly was one-half of the Everly Brothers, who are Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.  Everly enters specifically winning the “Iconic Riff Award” for the intro to their hit, “Wake Up Little Susie”. Felix Cavaliere:  A member of the Rascals and Joey Dee and the Starliters, Felix Cavaliere is a successful keyboardist.  He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Rascals. Owen Bradley:  Bradley enters posthumously in the Musicians Hall of Fame Producer category.  He was a large part of developing the “Nashville Sound” and bringing Country Music sound to the modern era.  He entered the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1974. Billy Sherrill:  Sherrill enters by receiving the Musicians Hall of Fame Engineer Award. He led recording sessions for George Jones and Tammy Wynette among others. The Surfaris:  The California surf music group enters by earning the inaugural Musicians Hall of Fame Instrumental Song Award for their 1963 hit, “Wipe Out”. Three groups of sessions musicians are also being inducted.  They are the modern “A-Team” (Eddie Bayers,…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 17 Jul 2019 17:14:10 +0000
The Country Music HOF announces Brooks and Dunn exhibit http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9903-the-country-music-hof-announces-brooks-and-dunn-exhibit http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9903-the-country-music-hof-announces-brooks-and-dunn-exhibit The Country Music HOF announces Brooks and Dunn exhibit
The Country Music Hall of Fame does a lot right, one of which we would like to focus us on is their regular exhibits on selected musicians in the country music industry.  They will be doing that again, this time focusing on Brooks & Dunn, starting on August 9, running until July 19, 2020.  This will coincide with the duo’s impending induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame this fall. Titled, Brooks & Dunn: Kings of Neon, will display many of their trophies, custom guitars, stage wear and an early draft of their #1 Hit, “Red Dirt Road”. While we here at Notinhalloffame.com will not be in proximity to view the festivities in Nashville, we again congratulate the Country Music Hall of Fame for being one of the most progressive in their institutional field.    
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Tue, 16 Jul 2019 21:19:48 +0000
Les Browne to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers HOF http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9902-les-browne-to-the-winnipeg-blue-bombers-hof http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9902-les-browne-to-the-winnipeg-blue-bombers-hof Les Browne to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers HOF
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have announced that former Cornerback, Less Browne will be inducted into their franchise Hall of Fame. Playing his college ball at Colorado State, Browne would play for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats where he was a two-time CFL All-Star before joining the Blue Bombers in 1989.  He was only there for three seasons, but he was selected for two more CFL All-Star teams and helped Winnipeg win the 1990 Grey Cup. He would have 27 Interceptions for the team. Browne would later become an Assistant Coach for the team. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2002. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Less Browne for receiving this honor.  
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 15 Jul 2019 22:42:08 +0000
Tim Hardaway and the Golden State Warriors Retired Numbers http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9900-tim-hardaway-and-the-golden-state-warriors-retired-numbers http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9900-tim-hardaway-and-the-golden-state-warriors-retired-numbers Tim Hardaway and the Golden State Warriors Retired Numbers
Normally we don’t talk about retired numbers until it become official, but we will touch on this story as some more meat on the bone has been added. Following the moves of Kevin Durant to Brooklyn and Andre Iguodala to Memphis, the Golden State Warriors announced that sometime in the future that they would retire their numbers.  Both were vital to the recent championships for the franchise so it is not unexpected, though this announcement does seem early. When asked about this, former Warriors star, Tim Hardaway said that his friends had the following to say in an interview to SF Gate:   I'm laughing because as soon as they said Kevin Durant's number's gonna get retired, here they go, he said, 'Man that's some BS.  How they gonna retire his number and he only played there for three years and you played there for six years, and you giving them all the sweat and tears and everything like that and they're not gonna retire your number.'" But, you know they deserve it, you know they won championships, man. They won championships, they was there, not to say I shouldn't be up there, but you know I can feel what Joe Lacob is saying and he wanna bring them joy and show them gratitude for what they did for the city.” In the interview, Hardaway wanted to make it clear that it was the opinions of his friends and not of himself. Hardaway was a member of the famous RUN-TMC trio with Chris Mullin and Mitch Richmond.  Mullin’s number has been retired, but he is also in the Basketball Hall of Fame.  As of this writing, Hardaway and Richmond are not. At present, Golden State had retired six numbers: Wilt Chamberlain (#13), Tom Meschery (#14), Alvin Attles (#16), Chris Mullin (#17), Rick Barry (#24) and Nate Thurmond (#42). We will definitely be paying attention to this one!
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Fri, 12 Jul 2019 14:05:41 +0000
Conference USA names their first Hall of Fame Class http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9899-conference-usa-names-their-first-hall-of-fame-class http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9899-conference-usa-names-their-first-hall-of-fame-class Conference USA names their first Hall of Fame Class
It is the 25thanniversary of the creation of Conference USA and in recognition of this the athletic coalition has created a Hall of Fame. The first class consists (appropriately) of 25 people, 20 student-athletes, three coaches and two administrators. To qualify for the Hall, a candidate must meet the following criteria: Student-athletes must have played a minimum of two years.For coaches or administrators, the minimum requirement is five years of service. Student-athletes must have last played for the institution at least five years. Considerations for student-athletes are based on national honors, conference honors, academic standing and off-field contributions. Considerations for coaches and administrators are based on C-USA as a whole. The 25 inductees are: Players: Courtney Blades, Southern Mississippi, Softball 1999-2000:  Blades was the National Softball Player of the Year in 2000 and made history as the first player to record 600 Strikeouts in a season.  She took Southern Miss to two straight College World series appearances. Arnau Brugues, Tulsa, Men’s Tennis 2006-09:  From Spain, Brugues was a four-time Conference USA Player of the Year and would win the 2006 Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Tennis Championship. This marked the first time that a C-USA player won the title. Tori Bowie, Southern Miss, Track & Field 2009-12:  Bowie was the 2011 and 2012 C-USA Field Athlete of the Year and she would also win the NCAA Long Jump Championship twice.  After college, she represented the United States at the 2016 Olympics where she won Gold in the 4x100 m relay, Silver in the 100 m, and Bronze in the 200 m. Jon Busch, Charlotte, Men’s Soccer 1994-96:  A First Team All-American and Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year in 1996, Busch would take Charlotte to their first College Cup appearance that same year. He would later play in Major League Soccer for fifteen years and was named the Goalkeeper of the Year in 1998. Chris Douglas-Roberts, Memphis, Men’s Basketball 2005-08:  An All-American in 2008, Douglas-Roberts was also named the C-USA Player of the Year in 2008.  That year, he led the Tigers to the National Championship Game. Jarett Dillard, Rice, Football 2005-08:  Dillard was a First Team All-American in 2008 and would set a record with a touchdown reception in 17 straight games.  In 2008, He was a vital part in Rice’s first bowl win in 54 years. Jake Gautreau, Tulane, Baseball 1998-2001:  Gautreau was the C-USA player of the year in 2000 and 2001 and took the Green Wave to the…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 10 Jul 2019 19:50:33 +0000
Glover Quin Retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9898-glover-quin-retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9898-glover-quin-retires Glover Quin Retires
We have another significant retirement to discuss in the National Football League as Detroit Lions, Free Safety, Glover Quin has decided to call it a career after 10 seasons. A 2009 fourth round pick from New Mexico, Quin played for the Houston Texans for four years before he joined the Lions in 2013.  He would be named to the Pro Bowl in 2014, the year he led the NFL in Interceptions with 7.  He would have 24 in total over his career.  We will be adding Quin to our 2024 football futures section in the upcoming months. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to wish Glover Quin the best in his post-playing career.  
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Tue, 09 Jul 2019 12:14:17 +0000
Our Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Semi-Finalists are up! Time to Vote! http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9897-our-fictitious-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-semi-finalists-are-up-time-to-vote http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9897-our-fictitious-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-semi-finalists-are-up-time-to-vote Our Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Semi-Finalists are up!  Time to Vote!
It is another big day for us at Notinhalloffame.com! Our Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the Semi-Finalists based on a six-month open vote to the public. The Semi-Finalists are: Alice Bowie: Cheech and Chong: Up in Smoke.   They would win a local battle of the bands and had a minor hit in the “real world” with “Earache My Eye”. Bleeding Gums Murphy: The Simpsons.  Murphy was a jazz icon in Springfield who once appeared on the Cosby Show as one of the many grandfathers of the Huxtable clan.  He passed away in the early 90’s. Chris Gaines: Garth Brooks.  Brooks created an alter-ego of Chris Gaines and would release an album in the 1990’s Citizen Dick: Singles.   A Seattle based grunge band that apparently had huge success in Belgium.   Drive Shaft: Lost.   A one-hit wonder with “You All Everybody”, the lead guitarist vanished along with many other people when their plane crashed in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Eddie and the Cruisers: Eddie and the Cruisers & Eddie and the Cruisers 2.   The band was an up and coming bar band from New Jersey poised for greatness until the lead singer killed himself when record execs failed to understand the new material. Or did he fake his death? Fingrin D’an and the Modal Nodes: Star Wars: A New Hope This is the house band at the Mos Eisley Cantina that seems to know only two songs. Hannah Montana: Hannah Montana At one time Hannah Montana was the biggest star in the teen girl musical world but she lived a double life as a regular girl in California. Hi-Fye: The Flintstones Fred Flintstone became a teen idol for a hot second as a Buddy Holly knockoff. Jackie Rogers Jr.: SCTV An Albino lounge singer who was the son of Jackie Rogers Sr. Jem and the Holograms: Jem and the Holograms An all-girl pop band who were big in the 1980’s and had a secret as the lead singer owned the label…and a holographic computer. Jesse and the Rippers: Full House A bar band in the San Francisco area that is very kid friendly.  The lead singer has many nieces. Lurleen Lumpkin: The Simpsons A singer from the sticks of Springfield that would become one of the biggest country music stars in the U.S. Max Frost and the Troopers: Wild in the Streets Led by Max Frost, the anti-establishment group…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 08 Jul 2019 14:57:40 +0000
Our Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame Semi-Finalists are up! Time to Vote! http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9895-our-fictitious-athlete-hall-of-fame-semi-finalists-are-up-time-to-vote http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9895-our-fictitious-athlete-hall-of-fame-semi-finalists-are-up-time-to-vote Our Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame Semi-Finalists are up!  Time to Vote!
Big news from us as or Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame as our Semi-Finalists for the Class of 2019 have been selected based on your on-line votes. The Fictitious Athlete Semi-Finalistsare: A.C. Slater: Saved By The Bell (Wrestling and Football star at Bayside High) Adonis Creed: Creed & Creed 2 (Son of Apollo Creed and Heavyweight Boxer) Al Bundy:Married With Children (Football star at Polk High in Chicago, IL) Al Czervik: Caddyshack (Amateur golfer who challenged the status quo at Bushwood Country Club) Alex Moran: Blue Mountain State (Backup Quarterback at Blue Mountain State) “All The Way” Mae Mordabito: A League of Their Own (Centerfielder for the Rockford Peaches) Amanda Whirtlitzer: Bad News Bears: (Female Little League Pitcher for the Bears) Anakin Skywalker: Star Wars Episode I – The Phantom Menace (Pod Racer on Tatooine) “Big Ern” Ernie McCracken: Kingpin (Champion bowler) Billy “The Great” Hope: Southpaw (Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion) Billy Chapel: For Love of the Game (Aging Starting Pitcher for the Detroit Tigers) Brian “Smash” Williams: Friday Night Lights (Running Back for the Dillon High Panthers) Bugs Bunny: Space Jam: (Basketball Player for the Toon Squad) “Captain Chaos” Victor Prinzi: The Cannonball Run & The Cannonball Run II (Racer in the Coast-to-Coast Drive across country) Calvin Cambridge: Like Mike: (Shooting Guard for the Los Angeles Knights for half of a season) Charlie Tweeder: Varsity Blues (Wide Receiver for West Canaan High) Chazz Michael Michaels: Blades of Glory (Champion Singles and Pairs Figure Skater) Chris Ostreicher: American Pie, American Pie 2 and American Reunion (Lacrosse star at East Great Falls High and future Sports Anchor) Clubber Lang: Rocky III: (Former Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World) Dean Younblood: Youngblood (Left Wing for the Minor League Hamilton Mustangs) Doug “The Thug” Glatt: Goon and Goon 2: The Last of the Enforcers (Enforcer for the Halifax Highlanders) Drederick Tatum: The Simpsons (Former Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World) “Fast” Eddie Felson: The Hustler and The Color of Money (Pool Shark) Flash Gordon: Flash Gordon (Quarterback for the New York Jets) Greg Goldberg:: The Mighty Ducks, The Mighty Ducks 2 and The Mighty Ducks 3 (Goalie for the Mighty Ducks) Hamilton Porter: The Sandlot (Pre-teen who played baseball at the local sandlot) Henry Rowengartner: Rookie of the Year (Chicago Cub Pitcher for half a season) Homer Simpson: The Simpsons (Softball player on his company team, Mixed Curler Olympian and Heavyweight Boxer) Ignacio/Nacho:…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Fri, 05 Jul 2019 12:00:49 +0000
Pat Bowlen's family will be the first posthumous recipient of the PFHOF Gold Jacket http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9894-pat-bowlen-s-family-will-be-the-first-posthumous-recipient-of-the-pfhof-gold-jacket http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9894-pat-bowlen-s-family-will-be-the-first-posthumous-recipient-of-the-pfhof-gold-jacket Pat Bowlen's family will be the first posthumous recipient of the PFHOF Gold Jacket
For the first time ever The Pro Football Hall of Fame will be issuing a gold jacket to a posthumous inductee as Pat Bowlen, the late owner of the Denver Broncos will have one given to his family. In the case of Bowlen, he was the first person to pass away after being chosen (February 2) but passed away (June 13) before the actual ceremony.  As such, the Hall stated that they were already in the process of creating his jacket and ring, though due to Bowlen being in late-stage Alzheimer’s, he was not scheduled to attend. The Pro Football Hall of Fame had previously never done this before.  It was discussed in 2015 when Ken Stabler passed away and was nominated as a Senior Candidate six weeks later.  The former Quarterback was chosen and the request of his family to have a gold jacket made was turned down as they clung to their policy of never having given one out posthumously.   In Bowlen’s case, the jacket and ring will be given to the family on October 13 during Denver's home game against the Tennessee Titans.  
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 03 Jul 2019 11:57:37 +0000
Washington State Announces their 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame Class http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9893-washington-state-announces-their-2019-athletic-hall-of-fame-class http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9893-washington-state-announces-their-2019-athletic-hall-of-fame-class Washington State Announces their 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame Class
Washington State University has announced the inductees for their 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame Class. The six-person class is: Rod Commons: Commons worked in administration at WSU from 1976 to 2007. Josephat Kapkory:  From Kenya, Kapkory would win multiple titles representing WSU in long distance running. Ryan Leaf: Leaf may have flamed out in the NFL in epic proportion but as a Cougar he took the team to the 1998 Rose Bowl and finished third in Heisman Trophy voting and he would throw for 7,433 Yards and 59 Touchdowns.   Stephanie Papke: Papke played on the WSU Women’s Volleyball team from 1994 to 1997. Ellannee Richardson:  Richardson competed in Women’s Track & Field from 2004 to 2007 at Washington State. Lisa Roman: Roman was a competitive Rower for the Cougars from 2010 & 2012. The induction dinner will take place on September 6 and they will be honored the following day during the Cougars’ home game against Northern Colorado. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the latest members of the Washington State Athletic Hall of Fame.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 03 Jul 2019 14:51:09 +0000
Darren Collison Retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9892-darren-collison-retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9892-darren-collison-retires Darren Collison Retires
In a self-penned article to the Undefeated, Darren Collison has announced his retirement from the NBA at the age of 31. He cited his faith as a reason to leave and to help those less fortunate. A two-time First Team All-Pac-10 selection at UCLA, Collison was a 1stRound Pick (21stOverall) by the New Orleans Hornets in 2009 where he would have a good start with a First Team All-Rookie nod.  The Point Guard would only stay in the Bayou for one year as he was traded to the Indiana Pacers where he played for two years.  He would go onto the Dallas Mavericks for one year, the Los Angeles Clippers for another and then three with the Sacramento Kings.  Collison retuned to the Pacers for his final two seasons, the first of which would see him finish first in Three Point Field Goal Percentage. Over Collison’s career, he would average 12.5 Points and 5.0 Assists over his 708 Games.  He would never have a season where he dipped under 10 Points per Game and in his last year, he started all of his 76 Games and statistically showed that he could have easily continued his career as pro basketball player.  We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to wish Darren Collison the best in his post-playing career.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sun, 30 Jun 2019 12:49:43 +0000
Tina Turner headlines the Memphis Music Hall of Fame Class of 2019 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9886-tina-turner-headlines-the-memphis-music-hall-of-fame-class-of-2019 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9886-tina-turner-headlines-the-memphis-music-hall-of-fame-class-of-2019 Tina Turner headlines the Memphis Music Hall of Fame Class of 2019
The Memphis Music Hall of Fame has announced the Class of 2019 and let’s get right to the impending inductees. Dee Dee Bridgewater:  Bridgewater has won Grammys and Tonys and her career has spanned over 40 years. Don Bryant: Bryant wrote songs for Solomon Burke, Albert King and Etta James.   Steve Cropper:  Cropper was already a member of the Memphis Music Hall of Fame as a member of Booker T. & the MGs and he enters a second time for his work as a songwriter, guitarist and producer.  Cropper is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the rest of his Booker T. & the MGs bandmates. Madame Florence Cole Talbert McCleave: McLeave was the first African-American opera singer to perform abroad and is a true pioneer of the genre. The Memphis Boys: The Memphis Boys were a session band who worked at American Sound Studios from 1967 to 1972 where they recorded 122 records including songs for the likes of Bobby Womack, Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond and Dusty Springfield.  The group consisted of Reggie Young (Guitar), Gene Chrisman (Drums), Bobby Wood (Piano), Bobby Emmons (Organ), Mike Leech (Bass) and Tommy Cogbill (Bass).   Charles Musselwhite: Musselwhite is a Blues legend who has won seven Grammys and 30 Blues Music Awards. Dan Penn: Penn was a successful songwriter whose songs were performed by Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin and Conway Twitty.  His most signature songs were “The Letter” (made a hit by The Box Tops) and “I’m Your Puppet”. Tina Turner: From Nutbush, Tennessee, Turner would rock the music world with her ex-husband, Ike in the 1960s and 1970s and the duo would be elected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  The acid queen resurrected her career in the 1980s as a solo superstar with her Private Dancer album. This is the eighth class of the Hall of Fame’s existence.  It is operated by the Smithsonian branded Memphis Rock and Soul Museum. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the Class of 2019.   We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratue the Class of 2019.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 27 Jun 2019 16:30:43 +0000
Roberto Luongo Retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9876-roberto-luongo-retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9876-roberto-luongo-retires Roberto Luongo Retires
A major retirement has just taken place in the world of hockey as Florida Panthers’ Roberto Luongo has announced that he is hanging up the goalie equipment. Luongo was the 4thoverall pick in 1997 by the New York Islanders but his stay in New York would be a short one.  He had a mediocre rookie season (1999-2000) and after the Isles selected fellow goalie, Rick DiPietro 1stoverall in 2000 and along with Olli Jokinen he was dispatched to the Florida Panthers in what is now considered a lopsided trade.   The native of Quebec would show steady improvement and in 2002/03 he would lead the NHL in Goalie Point Shares. The next season would be his true breakout year as he would finish first in Saves and Goalie Point Shares with a 2.43 Goals Against Average.  He would be named to his first All-Star Game, finished third in Vezina Trophy voting and would also be chosen to be a Second Team All-Star.  2004 would be a great year for Luongo as he would backstop Canada to a win at the World Cup of Hockey.  This was after he would win the World Hockey Championship, his second straight. The NHL was locked out in 2004/05 but he remained an elite Goalie when play resumed in 2005/06 and was again the leader in Saves.   Luongo was surprisingly traded to the Vancouver Canucks for the 2006/07 season and in the next five years he would finish in the top ten in Vezina Trophy voting with a second place and third place finish in 2006/07 and 2010/11 season respectively.  In the former year, he was again a Second Team All-Star, the latter he was the William M. Jennings Trophy winner and would take the Canucks to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2011.  He would notably be the starting Goalie for Vancouver’s 2010 Olympic Gold Medal win. The butterfly style goalie would be traded back to the Florida Panthers in 2014 where he would finish his career and go to his fourth and fifth All-Star Game.  He retires with 489 Wins (3rdOverall), 28,409 Saves (2ndOverall) and a 2.52 GAA. Luongo is eligible for the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2022 and we will be adding his name to our hockey futures section soon.  He has a first ballot Hall of Fame resume and he will be ranked very high on our list once eligible. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to wish Roberto Luongo…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 26 Jun 2019 15:17:32 +0000
Our Top 50 All-Time Kansas City Chiefs are now up http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9875-our-top-50-all-time-kansas-city-chiefs-are-now-up http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9875-our-top-50-all-time-kansas-city-chiefs-are-now-up Our Top 50 All-Time Kansas City Chiefs 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 Kansas City Chiefs who first came into the existence as the Dallas Texans as an original AFL Team.  They would win it all in 1962, but relocated to Kansas City where they would win the title again in 1966.  The Chiefs would later win Super Bowl IV, but while they have one of the most fervent fan bases, they have not won since. As for all of our top 50 players in football we look at the following:  Advanced Statistics. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the NFL. 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 2018 Season. The complete list can be found here,but as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are: Will Shields Len Dawson Derrick Thomas Tony Gonzalez Bobby Bell We will continue our adjustments on our existing lists and will continue developing our new lists.  Look for the Top 50 Atlanta Braves next. As always we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 26 Jun 2019 14:45:37 +0000
Our Top 50 All-Time Philadelphia Flyers are now up http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9874-our-top-50-all-time-philadelphia-flyers-are-now-up http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9874-our-top-50-all-time-philadelphia-flyers-are-now-up Our Top 50 All-Time Philadelphia Flyers 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 Philadelphia Flyers who have won their conference eight times and would win the Stanley Cup twice. Those wins took place in the second in 1974 and 1975, making them the first expansion team to win it all. As for all of our top 50 players in hockey we look at the following:  Advanced Statistics. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the NHL. 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 2018-19 Season. The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are: Bobby Clarke Bernie Parent Bill Barber Eric Lindros Mark Howe We will continue our adjustments on our existing lists and will continue developing our new lists.  Look for the Top 50 Atlanta Braves next. As always we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 26 Jun 2019 14:42:36 +0000
Brooks Orpik Retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9873-brooks-orpik-retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9873-brooks-orpik-retires Brooks Orpik Retires
We have another retirement in the world of sports to discuss as Washington Capitals Defenseman, Brooks Orpik has announced his retirement. Born in San Francisco, Orpik would play at Boston College where in 2001 he would help the Eagles to the 2001 NCAA Championship.  Orpik was a defensive stalwart, generally staying in his end of the ice and he took that set of skills to the Pittsburgh Penguins where he was drafted 18thOverall back in 2000.  As a Penguin, he helped the team win the 2009 Stanley Cup.  He would sign with the Washington Capitals before the 2014/15 season and he would again win the Stanley Cup, this time in 2018. Orpik would suit up for the United States where he would twice compete in the Olympics, most notably winning the Silver Medal in the 2010 Games.   We will be adding Orpik to our 2022 futures in the upcoming months. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to wish Brooks Orpik the best in his post-playing career. 
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 26 Jun 2019 14:38:51 +0000
Hayley Wickenheiser headlines the strangest Hockey Hall of Fame Class ever. http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9872-hayley-wickenheiser-headlines-the-strangest-hockey-hall-of-fame-class-ever http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9872-hayley-wickenheiser-headlines-the-strangest-hockey-hall-of-fame-class-ever Hayley Wickenheiser headlines the strangest Hockey Hall of Fame Class ever.
One of our favorite days of the year has come as the Hockey Hall of Fame has announced their Class of 2019 but we have to say that this is one of the strangest Hall of Fame classes ever. This is a six-person class consisting of the greatest female player of all-time, two former NHL players who were not considered to be the best of the group, a former Czech player that most people never heard, an executive and a U.S. College Coach. The members of the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2019 are: Hayley Wickenheiser:  Wickenheiser is this year’s headliner and without question is the greatest women’s player ever.  Entering in her first year of eligibility, the Canadian superstar represented her country five times in the Olympics where she would win four Gold Medals and one Silver. In the World Hockey Championships, she would take Canada to seven Gold Medals.  She was so good that she played semi-pro in Switzerland, making her the first woman wo play hockey on any pro level.  There is no other woman more deserving of this accolade. Guy Carbonneau:  Carbonneau was the team captain of the Montreal Canadiens when they won the Stanley Cup in 1993.  He had previously won the Cup with the Habs in 1986 and would again win it with the Dallas Stars in 1999.  Carbonneau never had a season where he scored 60 Points but his strength was his two-way play as he was the winner of the Frank J. Selke for the best defensive forward three times. Sergei Zubov:  A teammate of Carbonneau on their 1999 Stanley Cup winning team, Zubov was also a champion with the New York Rangers in 1994.  A four-time NHL All-Star, Zubov was named to NHL Second Team All-Star in 2006 and the Defenseman would score 771 Points over his career.  Internationally, he was part of the Unified Team (former Soviet Union) in 1992 where he won an Olympic Gold Medal. Vaclav Nedomansky:  From Czechoslovakia, Vaclav Nedomansky made history in 1964 as the first hockey player from the Communist Bloc to defect and play in North America.  Before defecting, Nedomansky scored 534 Points over 388 Games in the Czechoslovakian league and upon arriving in North America he would play for the Toronto Toros of the WHA and later the Birmingham Bulls before joining the Detroit Rings midway through the 1977/78 Season.  He would also play for the New York Rangers and St. Louis Blues and scored 278 Points…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Tue, 25 Jun 2019 20:27:11 +0000
Indiana University announces their next HOF Class http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9844-indiana-university-announces-their-next-hof-class http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9844-indiana-university-announces-their-next-hof-class Indiana University announces their next HOF Class
The University of Indiana Athletic Hall of Fame has announced six new names who will be inducted into their institution. The Class of 2019 is: Eric Anderson, Men’s Basketball (1989-92):  Playing at Power Forward, Anderson was a Hoosier for 131 Games, and would score 1,715 Points and 826 Rebounds. Kay Burrus, Field Hockey & Women’s Basketball Coach (1962-76):  Burrus pulled double duty coaching both field hockey and women’s basketball for Indiana for over a decade. Chris Gartner, Football(1970-72):  Gartner would be the Hoosiers’ Place Kicker for three years. Jeff Overton, Men’s Golf (2002-05):  Currently on the PGA Tour, Overton would help Indiana win the Big Ten Conference Championship in 2005. Rose Richmond, Women’s Track and Field (2000-03):  Richmond would specialize in the Long Jump. Donnie Thomas, Football (1972-75):  Thomas played Linebacker for the Hoosiers. These additions will bring the total number to a whopping 237.  The induction ceremony will take place on September 20 and will officially be introduces at the Hoosier’s home football game against UConn the next afternoon. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the soon to be newest members of the University of Indiana Athletic Hall of Fame.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 24 Jun 2019 21:14:11 +0000
The Poker Hall of Fame announce their 2019 Finalists http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9843-the-poker-hall-of-fame-announce-their-2019-finalists http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9843-the-poker-hall-of-fame-announce-their-2019-finalists The Poker Hall of Fame announce their 2019 Finalists
The Poker Hall of Fame has announced their 10 Finalists for the Class of 2019. The 10 Finalists are: Chris Bjornin: From Sweden, Bjornin has earned $5.7 million on the tour winning two WSOP Gold Bracelets.  He is eighth all-time on the cash list and is second all-time among Swedish born players.  Bjornin has none WSOP Main Event cash-ins. David Chiu: From China, David Chu is a five-time WSOP Gold Bracelet winner.  He has made $8 million over his career, which began in 1996. Eli Elezra: From Israel, Elezra has won over $3.7 million on the tour and four WSOP Gold Medal Bracelets.   Antonio Esfandiari: Nicknamed the “Magician”, Esfandiari won the first ever WSOP Big One for One Drop $1,000,000 buy-in tournament and he is ninth all-time in winnings.  He has also won three WSOP Gold Bracelets and two WPT Titles. Chris Ferguson: Ferguson has 129 WSOP cashes, which ranks him second all-time.  He has made $9 million playing tournament poker. Ted Forrest: Forrest has won more than $6.3 million over his career and won three WSOP Gold Bracelets.  That accomplishment happened over three different type of poker variances, making him the only one to do so. Mike Matusow: Dubbed the “Mouth”, Matsuow has won four WSOP Gold Bracelets with $9.5 million in earnings.  He has made the WSOP main event table twice. Chris Moneymaker: Moneymaker made online poker more popular by winning the 2003 WSOP Main Event after winning his entry in an online satellite for only $39. He has won $3.7 million in tournament winnings. David Oppenheim: A pro from Los Angeles, Oppenheim has won nearly $2 million in career earnings. Huck Seed: Seed is a four-time WSOP Bracelet winner with $7.6 million over his career.   To qualify for the Hall of Fame the inductee must: 1. Have played against acknowledged top competition. 2. Be at least 40 years old at the time of nomination. 3. Played for high stakes. 4. Played well and gained the respect of others. If the inductee is a non-player, he/she must have contributed to the overall growth and success of the game of poker.  To date there are 56 members of the Hall, which was founded in 1979. The Class of 2019 would be decided by 30 Hall of Fame members ad 21 poker industry members.  Ballots are due on July 8 and the Class will be announced on July 15 during the WSOP main event final table.  …
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 24 Jun 2019 17:56:58 +0000
The Vancouver Canucks to induct Alex Burrows to their Ring of Honour http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9842-the-vancouver-canucks-to-induct-alex-burrows-to-their-ring-of-honour http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9842-the-vancouver-canucks-to-induct-alex-burrows-to-their-ring-of-honour The Vancouver Canucks to induct Alex Burrows to their Ring of Honour
Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players and executive.  As such it is news to us that yesterday the Vancouver Canucks have announced that they will be installing Alex Burrows into their Ring of Honour next season. This announcement comes at the same time that the team announced that the Sedin Twins will have their numbers retired.  The Canucks have a secondary accolade where they don’t retire numbers but place their name permanently in the arena.   Burrows would play at Left Wing from 2005-06 to 2016-17 for 822 Games where he was one of the better defensive forwards in the Game.  The native of Quebec received Frank J. Selke Award votes six season in a row and he would score 384 Points as a Canuck.  Burrows joins Orland Kurtenback, Kirk McLean, Thomas Gradin, Harold Snepts, Pay Quinn and Mattias Ohlund in the Vancouver Canucks Ring of Honour.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sat, 22 Jun 2019 18:56:45 +0000
The Vancouver Canucks will retire the numbers of the Sedin Twins. http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9841-the-vancouver-canucks-will-retire-the-numbers-of-the-sedin-twins http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9841-the-vancouver-canucks-will-retire-the-numbers-of-the-sedin-twins The Vancouver Canucks will retire the numbers of the Sedin Twins.
Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players and executive.  As such it is news to us that yesterday the Vancouver Canucks have announced that they will be retiring the numbers of both the Sedin (Daniel & Henrik) in February. The Sedins were drafted 2nd(Daniel) and 3rd(Henrik) respectively in the 1999 Draft and the twins would play all 17 of his seasons with the Canucks and it when it was all said and done the brothers would become the best players in franchise history and they are the only siblings to exceed 1,000 Points each.  Daniel Sedin is first all-time in Goals (393), and is second in Assists (648), Points (1,041) and Games Played (1,306). He would win the Art Ross Trophy and the Lester B. Pearson Award in the 2010/11 season and was also a First Team All-Star.  The season before he was a Second Team All-Star. Henrik Sedin is first all-time in Points (1,070), Assists (830) and Games Played (1,330).  He would win the Hart Trophy and Art Ross Trophy in the 2009/10 season and that year and the one after he would be name a First Team All-Star. Daniels’s #22 and Henrik’s #33 joins Pavel Bure (#10), Stan Smyl (#12), Trevor Linden and Markus Naslund (#19). Not only are they having their numbers retired, the Canucks will be celebrating their accomplishments over three home games.   Danieland Henrikare eligible for the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2021 and will likely both enter on their first year of eligibility.   We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Daniel and Henrik Sedin for earning this very prestigious honor.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sat, 22 Jun 2019 15:22:04 +0000
The Texas Rangers to retire Michael Young's #10 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9835-the-texas-rangers-to-retire-michael-young-s-10 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9835-the-texas-rangers-to-retire-michael-young-s-10 The Texas Rangers to retire Michael Young's #10
Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL, and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players and executive.  As such it is news to us that the Texas Rangers will be retiring the number 10 of Michael Young. Debuting for Texas in 2000 and playing there for 12 seasons, Young would become one of the most successful hitters in franchise history.  The infielder would have six 200 Hit Seasons with two of those years being good enough to lead the AL (2005 & 2011). A seven-time All-Star, Young won the Batting Title in 2005 with a .331 Average and had a .301 Batting Average as a Ranger.  He would also smack 177 Home Runs for the squad. Defensively, he was incredibly versatile as he played at least 400 Games for the franchise at Second Base, Shortstop, and Third Base and was a Gold Glove winner in 2009 (SS).  He was also known for his selfishness and leadership. As of this writing, he is the franchise leader in Games Played (1,823), Hits (2,230), Doubles (415) and Runs Scored (1,085). Young’s number will be officially retired on August 31 of this year. Young’s #10 joins Ivan Rodriguez (#7), Johnny Oates (#26), Adrian Beltre (#29), Nolan Ryan (#34) and the league-mandated (#42) of Jackie Robinson.  We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Michael Young for earning this very prestigious honor.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 20 Jun 2019 10:53:42 +0000
Josh McCown Retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9833-josh-mccown-retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9833-josh-mccown-retires Josh McCown Retires
We have another retirement to look at as Quarterback, Josh McCown, has announced that his 17-year career is over. Drafted from the 3rdRound in 2002 out of Sam Houston St by the Arizona Cardinals, McCown was predominantly a backup but was a starter with Arizona (2004), Oakland (2007), Tampa Bay (2014) and the New York Jets (2017) and he would also play for Detroit, Chicago and Cleveland. When it was all said and done, McCown retired with 17,707 Passing Yards with 98 Touchdown Passes.   While we don’t think that he will receive any consideration for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, anyone who lasts 17 seasons needs to be celebrated. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to wish Josh McCown the best in his post-playing career.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Tue, 18 Jun 2019 10:49:15 +0000
Joe Mauer's #7 Retired by the Twins http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9822-joe-mauer-s-7-retired-by-the-twins http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9822-joe-mauer-s-7-retired-by-the-twins Joe Mauer's #7 Retired by the Twins
Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players and executive.  As such it is news to us that yesterday the Minnesota Twins retired the number 7 of Joe Mauer. Mauer was the number one pick in 2001 and he would make the Twins roster in 2004 where he would play until his retirement in 2018. Spending the first half of his career as a Catcher and the second half as a First Baseman, Mauer was one of the best hitters for a time winning the American League Batting Title (2006, 2008 & 2009) had seven .300 seasons and a career Batting Average of .306.  Mauer would win the 2009 MVP with AL leading sweep of the Slash Line (.365/.444/.587).  He retired with 2,123 Hits and a bWAR of 55.0.  His JAWS of 47.0 puts him above the average HOF Catcher (44.7) and he is a strong Hall of Fame contender.  He is eligible in 2024. Mauer’s #7 joins Harmon Killebrew (#3), Tony Oliva (#6), Tom Kelly (#10), Kent Hrbek (#14), Bert Blyleven (#24), Rod Carew (#39) and Kirby Puckett (#34).  We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Joe Mauer and the late Steve McNair for earning this very prestigious honor.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:27:59 +0000
RIP: Pat Bowlen http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9811-rip-pat-bowlen http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9811-rip-pat-bowlen RIP: Pat Bowlen
It is a very sad day in Denver and the world of Football at large as Pat Bowlen, the owner of the Denver Broncos passed away at the age of 75 after a long bout with Alzheimer’s.  He was 75 years old. Bowlen purchased the team in 1984 and under his ownership the team went from mediocre to one of the flagships of the National Football League.  The Broncos went to seven Super Bowls winning three of them and he would become the first owner to see his team win 300 Games under his/her/their first 30 years of ownership.  He would be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame this past February and his August induction will now be posthumous. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends and family of Pat Bowlen at this time.  
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Fri, 14 Jun 2019 12:21:48 +0000
The Tennessee Titans to retire the numbers of Eddie George and Steve McNair http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9810-the-tennessee-titans-to-retire-the-numbers-of-eddie-george-and-steve-mcnair http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9810-the-tennessee-titans-to-retire-the-numbers-of-eddie-george-and-steve-mcnair The Tennessee Titans to retire the numbers of Eddie George and Steve McNair
Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players and executive.  As such it is news to us that the Tennessee Titans will be retiring the numbers of both Eddie George and Steve McNair. Eddie George was drafted 14thOverall in 1996, which would be the final season the organization was in Houston.  George rushed for 1,368 Yards as a rookie and in the next three seasons he would not fall below 1,294 Yards in Rushing but would also be more of a receiving threat and was named to the Pro Bowl in all three of those seasons.  He would go his fourth (and fourth straight) tight after with a career high 1,509 Rushing Yards, 14 Rushing Touchdowns and would be chosen for what would be his only First Team All-Pro roster spot.  He would have two more 1,000 rushing campaigns and in his eight years as an Oiler/Titan he would accumulate 10,009 Rushing Yards and another 2,992 in the air with 74 Touchdowns. Steve McNair was drafted 3rdOverall in 1995 and he would be cemented as the starting Quarterback in 1997, the first year the franchise was entrenched in the state of Tennessee.  McNair would be a Pro Bowl Selection three times (2000, 2003 & 2005) and he would throw for 27,141 Yards and 156 Touchdowns while rushing for another 3,439 Yards and 36 TDs.  McNair was shot and killed by his mistress in a murder-suicide in 2009. George (#23) and McNair (#9) become the seventh and eighth numbers retired by the franchise.  They join Warren Moon (#1), Earl Campbell (#34), Jim Norton (#43), Mike Munchak (#63), Elvin Bethea (#65) and Bruce Matthews (#74).  The official ceremony will take place during the Titans home opener against the Indianapolis Colts on September 15. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Eddie George and the late Steve McNair for earning this very prestigious honor.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Fri, 14 Jun 2019 07:53:23 +0000
The University of Oregon announces their 2019 HOF Class http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9809-the-university-of-oregon-announces-their-2019-hof-class http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9809-the-university-of-oregon-announces-their-2019-hof-class The University of Oregon announces their 2019 HOF Class
The University of Oregon has announced the members of their 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame. The new members will be: Mike Bellotti:  Bellotti became the Offensive Coordinator for the Ducks Football program in 1989 and he would hold that position until the 1995 season when he would take over as the team’s Head Coach.  He would have a record of 116-55 (1995-2008) and his run was highlighted by their 2001 Fiesta Bowl win.  Bellotti was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2014. Galen Rupp: Rupp would win six national championships at the University of Oregon and would later win the Silver Medal in the 10,000 Meters at the 2012 London Games and the Bronze in the Marathon at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games representing the United States. Max Unger: Unger played Center for the Ducks and was an All-American in 2008.  He would go on to the NFL where he was chosen for three Pro Bowls. Rachel Yurkovich: Yurkovich was a National Champion in the Javelin in both 2008 & 2009.  She would compete at the 2012 Olympics. This group will be joined by the 1989 Softball Team, which were the first Ducks to compete in the Women’s College World Series and the 2007 and 2008 National Men’s Championship Cross-Country Teams. To become eligible for the Oregon Athletic Hall of Fame the individual(s) in question must have left the institution 10 years earlier.  This group will be officially inducted in a banquet on October 25 and will be introduced at the football game the following day against Washington State. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the soon to be members of the Oregon Athletic Hall of Fame for earning this honor.      
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 13 Jun 2019 18:12:05 +0000
Tony Parker Retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9808-tony-parker-retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9808-tony-parker-retires Tony Parker Retires
As we are neck deep in the 2019 NBA Finals, we have a significant retirement to look at in the world of Basketball as Tony Parker is calling it quits. From France, Parker was selected by the San Antonio Spurs 28thOverall and after beginning the season as a backup he was soon elevated to the team’s starting Point Guard.  A member of the First Team All-Rookie squad, Parker showed constant improvement and helped the Spurs win the 2003 NBA Championship and was a great fit with their star big man, Tim Duncan.  That was the first of four titles that he would win, with the others coming in 2005, 2007 and 2014.  In the 2007 Championship, he was named the Finals MVP, which made him the first European to win that honor. Parker would be a six-time All-Star and he was also three-time Second Team All-NBA selection.  He would average 15.5 Points and 5.7 Assists per Game over a 1,254 Game career, 17 seasons with San Antonio and a final one with the Charlotte Hornets. Internationally, he played for France at the 2012 Olympics and in eight Eurobasket Tournaments where he took them to a Gold Medal in 2013. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to thank Tony Parker for his on-court memories and we wish him the best in his post-playing career.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Tue, 11 Jun 2019 16:11:49 +0000
The World Golf Hall of Fame inducts their latest class http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9807-the-world-golf-hall-of-fame-inducts-their-latest-class http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9807-the-world-golf-hall-of-fame-inducts-their-latest-class The World Golf Hall of Fame inducts their latest class
Last night, the World Golf Hall of Fame inducted five new members in a ceremony at Pebble Beach. The 2019 World Golf Hall of Fame Class consists of: Retief Goosen:  Goosen would win seven tournaments on the PGA Tour highlighted by wins at the U.S. Open in 2001 and 2007.  The native South African also won 14 Tournaments on the European Tour and was the European Tour Player of the Year in 2001. Peggy Kirk Bell: Kirk Bell enters the Hall posthumously and she was a former pro and trainer who was a strong advocate of women’s golf. Billy Payne: Payne was the Chairman of the Augusta National Golf Club from 2006 to 2017. Jan Stephenson:  From Australia, Stephenson would win 16 events on the LPGA tour with wins on Woman’s PGA Championship (1982), the U.S. Women’s Title (1983) and the du Maurier Classic (1981). Dennis Walters:  Walters story is inspirational as he was a promising amateur who was paralyzed at the age of 24 due to a golf cart accident.  He would learn to stay in the game by fixing a swivel seat on the back of a cart and would perform exhibitions and has been in over 3,000 of them. This induction now brings the members to 160.  Moving forward, the World Golf Hall of Fame will be inducting members bi-annually and will coincide with major Golf events.   We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the newest members of the World Golf Hall of Fame.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Tue, 11 Jun 2019 10:48:26 +0000
Devin Hester states he is a Hall of Famer http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9780-devin-hester-states-he-is-a-hall-of-famer http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9780-devin-hester-states-he-is-a-hall-of-famer Devin Hester states he is a Hall of Famer
The Chicago Bears will be entering their 100thseason of Professional Football, former Return Specialist, Devin Hester was asked by Joe Greenberg of the Atlantic about his Pro Football Hall of Fame chances. Hester had this to say: “I have no doubt in my mind I will make it.  I know I will.  When it’s all said and done, there’s no question I will be a Hall of Famer.” Hester is arguably the greatest Returner ever in NFL history but even if you agree with that, there has never been a return specialist who has entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  11,028 of his 14,455 All-Purpose Yards came from returns and he was a four-time Pro Bowl and three-time First Team All-Pro in that capacity.  He holds the record for the most non-offensive Touchdowns with 20.   With the perception as the greatest returner intact, the question really is how the position is viewed.  As we know, Special Teams players struggle to get into the Hall and there are already a lot of high-end players (regardless of the position) that are still on the outside looking in. Hester will be eligible for Canton in 2022 and his profile is already up on Notinhalloffame.com. Devin Hester will likely enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but not as quickly as he thinks.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Fri, 07 Jun 2019 13:52:14 +0000
Navorro Bowman Retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9779-navorro-bowman-retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9779-navorro-bowman-retires Navorro Bowman Retires
NaVorro Bowman has officially retired from the Pro Football after last competing in 2017. Bowman was a 3rdRound Pick by the San Francisco 49ers from Penn State in 2010 and he would become a starting Inside Linebacker in his second season.  It was a breakout year as he would be named a First Team All-Pro and record 143 Tackles and was a large part of what was considered a renaissance for the 49ers defense. The Linebacker would continue his interior dominance in 2012 as he would have his second straight First Team All-Pro Selection, would finally get the Pro Bowl nod that eluded him the year before and had his second straight 140 Tackle season.  More importantly, he was part of a Niners team that went to the Super Bowl in a losing effort against the Baltimore Ravens where he had nine Tackles in the game. 2013 would see Bowman again go to the Pro Bowl, achieve First Team All-Pro accolades and hit the 140 Tackle mark but a torn ACL and MCL kept him out of 2014.  He would make a comeback in 2015 with a career high and NFL high of 154 Tackles with a third Pro Bowl and fourth First Team All-Pro selection. This would be the last good season of Bowman’s career as 2016 was riddled with injuries and he was benched and released in 2017.  He would finish off the year with the Oakland Raiders. Bowman is not a strong candidate for the Pro Football Hall of Fame but will be eligible in 2023. We will be adding his profile next month. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to thank NaVorro Bowman for the gridiron memories and we wish him the best in his post-playing career.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Fri, 07 Jun 2019 12:12:22 +0000
RIP: Dr. John http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9778-rip-dr-john http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9778-rip-dr-john RIP: Dr. John
The music world has suffered a serious loss as Dr. John has passed away at the age of 77 due to a heart attack. Born and raised in New Orleans, Malcolm John Rebennack would morph into “Dr. John” after a long period of session work and sitting under the learning tree of many of the greats of New Orleans music.  He would become a one-man melting pot of all things New Orleans.  His music combined blues, jazz, pop, rock and roll with a voodoo influence and in addition to his already colorful name, he would be dubbed “The Night Tripper”.   In 1968, he would release his debut album, Gris Gris, which is considered by Rolling Stone to be one of the 500 greatest albums of all-time.  While he was an acclaimed musician, he was not necessarily a commercial juggernaut but did have a top ten hit in 1974 with “In the Right Place”.   Dr. John would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends, family and fans of Dr. John at this time.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 06 Jun 2019 20:30:18 +0000
Pete Rose discusses the Baseball HOF and Johnny Bench http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9777-pete-rose-discusses-the-baseball-hof-and-johnny-bench http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9777-pete-rose-discusses-the-baseball-hof-and-johnny-bench Pete Rose discusses the Baseball HOF and Johnny Bench
Never change Pete Rose! We don’t think that we need to tell you that Pete Rose is one of our favorite people to talk about, mostly because he was banned from baseball and what was once a surefire first ballot Hall of Famer became a pariah who the Baseball Hall of Fame removed from the ballot completely. Rose is constantly asked about the Baseball Hall of Fame and in a recent interview with the Brian Kilmeade Show he sounded off on Johnny Bench, his former teammate and Catcher with the Cincinnati Reds.  Bench has been vocal that he believes that Rose should not be allowed in the Baseball Hall of Fame due to betting on the game.   Rose had the following to say: “It don’t bother me but you know Johnny Bench is one guy who should have tanked God that I was born because he would have never made the Hall of Fame if I wasn’t born…Because I’m the guy he knocked in a thousand times.  You got guys in front of you guys right behind you and you got to be responsible for everybody else involved”. We don’t think that Rose actually believes that as he would go on to say that he would always say that “Bench was the greatest Catcher that ever lived” so there is certainly some contradictory statements here but while he said there was not animosity between the two it is hard to see otherwise. He would continue: “I would think if he’s a Cincinnati fan and he cares about the city of Cincinnati that he would probably want me in the Hall of Fame.” Like we said, never change Pete Rose!
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 06 Jun 2019 19:19:41 +0000
The University of North Texas announces their latest HOF Class http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9775-the-university-of-north-texas-announces-their-latest-hof-class http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9775-the-university-of-north-texas-announces-their-latest-hof-class The University of North Texas announces their latest HOF Class
The University of North Texas has announced their athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2019, which comprises of five former athletes and a coach. The inductees will be: Marcus Camper: Football.  At Wide Receiver, Camper was a two-time All-Southland Conference player and was instrumental in taking North Texas to the Division 1-AA Playoffs in 1987 and 1988.  He would record 1,939 Receiving Yards with 14 TDs. Casey Fitzgerald: Football.  Fitzgerald is North Texas’ all-time leader in Reception (229) and is third all-time in Receiving Yards (2,533).  He had two 100 Reception Seasons (2007 & 2008). Kelsey Hodges: Women’s Soccer.  Hodges was a three-time First Team All-Conference Selection and in 2013 she was named the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year.  Amber Jackson: Women’s Basketball.  Jackson, who played for North Texas from 2006 to 2009 is the school leader in Rebounds with 761. Zack Orr: Football.  Orr was North Texas’ Defensive Captain and recorded 123 Tackles as a Senior in 2013. That year, he was the heart of a team that would win the Heart of Texas Bowl in a rout over UNLV.  He would not be drafted but he would sign with the Baltimore Ravens where he would play for three seasons capped with a Second Team All-Pro Selection in 2016.  Orr would be forced to retire after due to a congenital neck and spine condition. J.W. St. Clair: Basketball, Baseball & Football Coach.  St. Clair coached Basketball, Baseball & Football at various times from 1915 to 1924 and he had a .734 winning percentage in Basketball and a .721 Winning Percentage in Football. This group will be officially inducted on October 18-19 and will be honored at the Mean Green’s home game against Middle Tennessee. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the soon to be University of North Texas Athletic Hall of Famers.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 05 Jun 2019 22:38:52 +0000
Torry Holt speaks about the Pro Football HOF http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9774-torry-holt-speaks-about-the-pro-football-hof http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9774-torry-holt-speaks-about-the-pro-football-hof Torry Holt speaks about the Pro Football HOF
Recently, former St. Louis Rams Wide Receiver Torry Holt was asked on the NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” about his Pro Football Hall of Fame credentials: “Our resume speaks for itself. I played on a team with Kurt Warner, Marshall Faulk, Orlando Pace, Isaac Bruce – the list goes on.  I think for me, I might’ve gotten a little overshadowed, but when you look at the production and you look at the work I was able to do, I was on a Hall of Fame level just as those guys were. And when I was playing with these dudes, I used to be like, ‘If I can raise my level up to these guys’ level, we’re going to be that much more dominant – we’ll all get in.’” Warner, Faulk and Pace have already been inducted.  Bruce has been a Finalist for the last three years. Statistically speaking, Torry Holt has the credentials with 13,382 Receiving Yards and 74 Touchdowns and he is also a seven-time Pro Bowl Selection with two Receiving Yards Titles.  Holt has yet to be named a Finalist as of yet, though has reached the Semi-Final stage five straight years,  At present, we have him ranked #11 on our Notinhalloffame.com Football list.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 06 Jun 2019 01:35:31 +0000
Reggie Bush & Marques Colston to the New Orleans Saints HOF http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9773-reggie-bush-marques-colston-to-the-new-orleans-saints-hof http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9773-reggie-bush-marques-colston-to-the-new-orleans-saints-hof Reggie Bush & Marques Colston to the New Orleans Saints HOF
The New Orleans Saints have announced that former players, Reggie Bush and Marques Colston will be inducted into their franchise Hall of Fame. Reggie Bush was drafted 2ndoverall in 2006 and the former USC Trojan was viewed by many as the savior of the franchise coming off the Saints return to exile following a season playing on the road after Hurricane Katrina.  Bush may not have put forth the statistical impact that was expected, but he was a bona fide threat on every single play and opened up the offense in ways that few can do.  Bush would be a key figure in the Saints Super Bowl XLIV Championship win and he would accumulate 4,968 All-Purpose Yards with 33 Touchdowns. Marques Colston was also drafted in 2006, but he was chosen in the 7thRound from Hofstra.  The Wide Receiver would play all 10 of his seasons with the Saints and he is the franchise’s all-time leader in Receptions (711), Receiving Yards (9,759) and Touchdowns (72). The two former players are joined by former Louisiana Governor, Kathleen Blanco who worked to keep the Saints in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina and expediting the repair of the Superdome. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the newest members of the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 05 Jun 2019 21:19:06 +0000
The College Football Hall of Fame announces their 2020 Finalists. http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9765-the-college-football-hall-of-fame-announces-their-2020-finalists http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9765-the-college-football-hall-of-fame-announces-their-2020-finalists The College Football Hall of Fame announces their 2020 Finalists.
Strap in. This will take a while! The College Football Hall of Fame has announced their Finalists for the Class of 2020 and before we get into the MANY people who have been nominated, let’s first look at how one becomes eligible. 1. The player in question must have been named a First Team All-American. 2. The player must have last played ten years ago. 3. The player’s outside record as a citizen is considered. 4. Players must have played their last year of college football at least 50 years ago. 5. A Coach is eligible three years after he retired or immediately if he is 70 years old. If a coach is still active at 75, he is automatically eligible. That was the Coles Notes version. The nominees are: FBS Players: Flozell Adams: Michigan State, Offensive Tackle 1997. Morten Andersen: Michigan State, Place Kicker 1981. Aaron Beasley: West Virginia, Defensive Back 1995. Eric Beiniemy: Colorado, Running Back 1990. Jerome Brown: Miami, Offensive Tackle 1986. Lomas Brown: Florida, Offensive Tackle 1984. Larry Burton: Purdue, Split End 1974. Keith Byars: Ohio State, Running State 1984. George Carr: Auburn, Linebacker 1984. Mark Carrier: USC, Defensive Back 1989. Kevin Carter: Florida, Defensive End 1994 Matt Cavanaugh: Pittsburgh, Quarterback 1977. Dallas Clark: Iowa, Tight End 2002. Marco Coleman: Georgia Tech, Linebacker 1991. Tim Couch: Kentucky, Quarterback 1998. Eric Crouch: Nebraska, Quarterback 2001. Brad Culpepper: Florida, Defensive Tackle 1991. Eric Dickerson: SMU, Running Back 1982. Tim Dwight: Iowa, Wide Receiver & Kick Returner 1997. Jumbo Elliott: Michigan, Offensive Tackle 1987. Kevin Faulk: LSU, Running Back 1996. David Fulcher: Arizona State, Defensive Back 1985. Moe Gardner: Illinois, Defensive Tackle 1990. Tony Gonzalez: California, Tight End 1996. Dan Hampton: Arkansas, Defensive Tackle 1978 Jason Hanson: Washington State, Place Kicker 1989. Byron Hanspard: Texas Tech, Running Back 1996. Marcus Harris: Wyoming, Wide Receiver 1996. Marvin Harrison: Syracuse, Kick Returner & Wide Receiver 1995. Jeff Hartings: Penn State, Offensive Lineman 1995. Mike Hass: Oregon State, Wide Receiver 2005. E.J. Henderson: Maryland, Linebacker 2002. Josh Heupel: Oklahoma, Quarterback 2000. Craig Heyward: Pittsburgh, Running Back 1987. Steve Hutchinson: Michigan, Offensive Lineman 2000. Larry Jacobson: Nebraska, Defensive Tackle 1971. Ernie Jennings: Air Force, Wide Receiver 1970. E.J. Junior: Alabama, Defensive End 1980. Greg Lewis: Washington, Running Back 1990. Ray Lewis: Miami, Linebacker 1995. Todd Lyght: Notre Dame, Defensive Back 1990. Bobby Majors: Tennessee, Defensive Back 1971. Ed McCaffrey: Stanford, Wide Receiver 1990.…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Tue, 04 Jun 2019 11:58:59 +0000
Andre Iguodala is asked about his HOF Chances http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9764-andre-iguodala-is-asked-about-his-hof-chances http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9764-andre-iguodala-is-asked-about-his-hof-chances Andre Iguodala is asked about his HOF Chances
Andre Iguodala, who is in the middle of going after his fourth NBA Championship with the Golden State Warriors about his chances for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in an interview with Ethan Strauss f the Atlantic. Based on his comments, it is a topic he never thinks about it, nor think is even worth consideration: Iguodala had this to say: I don't care. None of it matters. Does anyone remember any of those speeches other than Jordan's? See, here's how it works. One day, you're replaced. Then it's some other motherf--ker in there. And then there's another motherf--ker. And another after that. Nobody remembers anything. None of it matters!" Normally, we don’t believe it when players say it doesn’t matter in regards to the Hall of Fame, but we tend to believe Iguodala on this one…although we care! On the surface, Andre Iguodala is not a name that stands out. He has only been an All-Star once, and he isn’t likely to gain a second. Throw in that he was never an All-NBA Selection and it becomes even harder. Still, this is a player who was a former Finals MVP, whose play in 2015 likely won Golden State the championship. His Gold Medal for Team U.S.A. in 2012 doesn’t hurt either. He probably won’t get into the Hall of Fame, thus robbing of us a speech that could rival Jordan’s (whose oration was memorable for the wrong reasons) but he is not as far away as many people would think. We will certainly be giving him a solid rank once he is Hall of Fame eligible.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 03 Jun 2019 19:04:04 +0000
Paul Stanley speaks out about his RRHOF treatment http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9758-paul-stanley-speaks-out-about-his-rrhof-treatment http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9758-paul-stanley-speaks-out-about-his-rrhof-treatment Paul Stanley speaks out about his RRHOF treatment
In an interview with 95.7 (The Hog in Daytona, Florida), Kiss frontman, Paul Stanley recalled his experiences in entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. Stanley had this to say: “It was validation for our fans, who it meant the world to. It was vindication in the sense that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame kept us out for 17 years, and were really left with no choice but to begrudgingly let us in.” They treated us like crap, even that night. We had trouble – how about this? – getting into the arena. We had no idea about the rundown of the show or when we were getting on stage. It was disgraceful what they did, but we won. It’s the story of Kiss from the beginning – that people who believed in themselves and who were told that what they were doing wasn’t worth anything and wouldn’t succeed came out on top.” There is a lot of validity to what Stanley had said. Considering the profile of the band, whether you think they are talented are not, this was one of the most popular bands for nearly a decade and sold out hundreds of arenas around the world. Jann Wenner, who was the co-founder of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, said at one point that they would never get in as long as “he had something to say about it”. The 2014 induction on Kiss’ part was not exactly smooth from their part either. Stanley and Simmons lobbied for the current members (Bruce Kulick and Eric Singer) to be part of the induction and they were not open to performing with former members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. Something tells us that we have not heard the last of members of Kiss, both past and present, in regards to their experience and thoughts on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 03 Jun 2019 12:28:24 +0000
Terrell Owens "comments" on Donovan McNabb and the HOF http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9757-terrell-owens-comments-on-donovan-mcnabb-and-the-hof http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9757-terrell-owens-comments-on-donovan-mcnabb-and-the-hof Terrell Owens
TMZ brings us more Hall of Fame related news as it caught up with Terrell Owens who was asked about Donovan McNabb’s claim that he should be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He answered with one word: “Who?” There is a lot of shade in that one-word answer isn’t there? McNabb and Owens played together in the 2004 and 2005 Season where they feuded with one another.  The Wide Receiver would be injured late in the 2004 season but returned early to assist the Eagles in the Super Bowl where he caught nine passes for 122 Yards. McNabb would throw for three TDs, but also three Interceptions and when Owens would seek a renegotiation of his contract quipped that “he didn’t get tired at the Super Bowl”.  Owens made other comments through the 2005 season and he was suspended by the team and would be released on March of 2006. He would later claim that he left Philadelphia because “McNabb didn’t want him there.”   Owens was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame last year on his third year of eligibility.  He famously criticized the Hall for not selecting him in his first two years and he did not attend the ceremony, choosing to hold his own festivities at his alumni, Tennessee-Chattanooga.  As for McNabb, he has never been a Finalist. We love this and can’t wait to see what HOF comments TMZ will uncover next!
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sun, 02 Jun 2019 15:54:38 +0000
The University of South Florida HOF announces their athletic HOF http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9750-the-university-of-south-florida-hof-announces-their-athletic-hof http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9750-the-university-of-south-florida-hof-announces-their-athletic-hof The University of South Florida HOF announces their athletic HOF
The University of South Florida has announced their sixth Hall of Fame Class, which will comprise of three former athletes. The newest members are: Shantia Grace, Women’s Basketball:  Grace was a First Team All-Big East Selection and was the MVP of the 2009 Women’s NIT, which coincidentally was the only title they won.  Grace is third all-time in scoring for the university and she joins Wanda Guyton and Jessica Dickson as the third female women’s basketball player inducted. Sara Nevins:  Nevins becomes the second softball player to enter the USF Athletic HOF and she was the ace of the team that went to the 2012 College World Series.  Nevins currently holds the USF record for Wins (101), Saves (20), Innings Pitched (844.1) and Strikeouts (1,103). George Selvie:  Selvie becomes the third former USF football player to be inducted to the Hall after Anthony Henry and Marquel Henry.  Selvie was the 2007 Big East Defensive Player of the Year and was a huge factor in the Bulls’ number 2 ranking and was the Big East Defensive Player of the Year in 2007. We here would like to congratulate the latest class of the USF Athletic Hall of Fame.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 29 May 2019 09:18:25 +0000
Frank Brown and Jim Hughson named to the Hockey Hall of Fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9749-frank-brown-and-jim-hughson-named-to-the-hockey-hall-of-fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9749-frank-brown-and-jim-hughson-named-to-the-hockey-hall-of-fame Frank Brown and Jim Hughson named to the Hockey Hall of Fame
The Stanley Cup Finals are underway and with it we have our first steps toward finalizing the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2019. Frank Brown will be inducted by receiving the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award for excellence in hockey journalism and Jim Hughson enters by winning the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for his contributions as a hockey broadcaster. At age 18, Brown would see his first hockey article published and he would be the lead hockey writer for the Associated Press for seven years. He joined the NHL as a communications executive in 1998 and retired last year. In a 30-year career, Hughson broadcasted hockey at every level and has called the Stanley Cup, World Cup of Hockey, Olympics and World Hockey Championships. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate both Frank Brown and Jim Hughson for earning this honor
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 29 May 2019 08:47:22 +0000
RIP: Bill Buckner http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9736-rip-bill-buckner http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9736-rip-bill-buckner RIP: Bill Buckner
It is a sad day in the world of baseball as Bill Buckner died today at the age of 69 after suffering from Lewy Body Dementia. Buckner is best known for having Mookie Wilson’s ground ball go through his legs in what would have been the final out of Game 6 and would have won the Boston Red Sox the 1986 World Series.  The BoSox would lose Game 7, and the “Curse of the Bambino” would not be broken until they won it all in 2004. Buckner was however far more than that one play. The former First Baseman was a 22-year veteran of the Majors, Buckner debuted for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1969 where he played until he joined the Chicago Cubs for the 1977 season.  He would have his best numbers of his career in the Windy City where he would win the 1980 Batting Title and was twice the National League leader in Doubles (1981 & 1983).  Buckner was an All-Star in 1981 and would later play with Boston, California and Kansas City.  He would collect 2,715 Hits with a .289 Batting Average over his 2,517 Games Played. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends and family of Bill Buckner at this time.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 27 May 2019 11:13:30 +0000
Abby Wambach named to the National Soccer Hall of Fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9735-abby-wambach-named-to-the-national-soccer-hall-of-fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9735-abby-wambach-named-to-the-national-soccer-hall-of-fame Abby Wambach named to the National Soccer Hall of Fame
The National Soccer Hall of Fame has announced that Abby Wambach will be the newest member of their Hall of Fame. Wambach was a member of the United States National Soccer Team from 2003 to 2015 and is the highest goal scorer for her country with 184 Goals. Representing the U.S. on 256 occasions, the striker would help the United States win the 2015 World Cup and the 2004 and 2012 Olympics.  She would also make history as the first American Woman to win the FIFA World Player of the Year, which occurred in 2012. Wambach also was an NCAA Champion at the University of Florida  The induction ceremony will take place on September 21. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Abby Wambach for earning this prestigious honor.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sun, 26 May 2019 17:48:43 +0000
RIP: Bart Starr http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9734-rip-bart-starr http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9734-rip-bart-starr RIP: Bart Starr
It is a very sad day for Pro Football and the Green Bay Packers as it was announced that Hall of Fame Quarterback, Bart Starr, died at the age of 85. The 17thRound Pick for Green Bay in 1956 from Alabama, Starr was a backup to Tobin Rote and Babe Parilli until new Head Coach, Vince Lombardi made him the starting QB in 1959.  The Lombardi/Starr combination would win five NFL Championships and the first two Super Bowls.  Starr spent his entire career with Green Bay where he was a four-time Pro Bowl Selection, one-time First Team All-Pro and four-time leader in Pass Completion Percentage.  He would throw for 24,718 Yards and 152 Touchdowns.   After his playing career, Starr would become a coach and was at the helm for Green Bay from 1975 to 1983. He would enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977, his first year of eligibility. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends, family, and fans of Bart Starr at this time.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sun, 26 May 2019 17:24:47 +0000
Adam Jones Retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9733-adam-jones-retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9733-adam-jones-retires Adam Jones Retires
The NFL retirement season continues as the enigmatic Adam “Pacman” Jones announced on social media that he is retiring from the game. Playing his college ball at the University of West Virginia, Jones was drafted 6thoverall in 2005 by the Tennessee Titans where he would play at Cornerback and was Returner.  “Pacman” was a tumultuous figure who was often in trouble with the law but was one of the most exciting players in the league.  Jones would lead the NFL in Yards per Return in 2006 but his off-field troubles caused him to miss the 2007 season due to violation of the personal conduct policy.  The Titans traded him to Dallas but he had an average year and again got into legal trouble and he was released at the end of the season and was unemployed in 2009. Jones kept in shape and was given an opportunity by the Cincinnati Bengals and he had a career revival.  Pacman was a First Team All-Pro returner in 2014 and Pro Bowl Selection in 2015, accomplishments that seemed improbable years before,  He played with Cincinnati until 2017 and would play his final year in the NFL with Denver. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to wish Adam Jones the best in his post-playing career.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Fri, 24 May 2019 17:27:10 +0000
Donovan McNabb believes he is a Hall of Famer http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9731-donovan-mcnabb-believes-he-is-a-hall-of-famer http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9731-donovan-mcnabb-believes-he-is-a-hall-of-famer Donovan McNabb believes he is a Hall of Famer
TMZ does it againas former Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback, Donovan McNabb told the entertainment empire that he absolutely belongs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. McNabb compared himself to former Quarterback and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, Troy Aikman and said: “My numbers are better than Troy Aikman” and that is “numbers speak for themselves”. In terms of direct statistical comparison, McNabb bests Aikman in Passing Yards (37,276 to 32,942) and Touchdown Passes (234 to 165). McNabb also discussed other intangibles: “When they look at my numbers, yeah, but then they want to add other stuff into it.  Was he an All-Pro?  Was he this? How many Super Bowl opportunities? But, people don’t realize how hard it is to get to the NFC Championship and to get there five times, and then make it to a Super Bowl?  It’s tough.” The last part isn’t wrong.  It was an accomplishment to take Philadelphia as far as he did but the All-Pro factor DOES matter.  McNabb was a six-time Pro Bowl Selection but was never an All-Pro, be it First Team or Second Team.  Being named an All-Pro means that you are the elite, not just the upper echelon, and McNabb was never considered elite.  While Aikman had more help (Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin etc.) than McNabb, he is a three-time Super Bowl winner, and in McNabb’s lone Super Bowl he had three picks (though did throw 3 TDs) and he appeared to choke in the final drive. Currently on our Notinhalloffame.com ranking of those to consider for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he is ranked #67, and has been dropping since he was eligible in 2017 due to the poor votes he has received thus far (only 37% saying to “put him in”.  Basically, most of you do not think that he is Hall of Fame worthy. We certainty will be paying attention on this story and especially TMZ, where many a former pro football player has discussed their Canton credentials with them.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Fri, 24 May 2019 10:03:26 +0000
The NASCAR Hall of Fame announces their 2020 Class http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9730-the-nascar-hall-of-fame-announces-their-2020-class http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9730-the-nascar-hall-of-fame-announces-their-2020-class The NASCAR Hall of Fame announces their 2020 Class
While we have not a great job in updating our Notinhalloffame NASCAR list (look for that update this summer), we are excited that the NASCAR Hall of Fame has announced the five-member Class of 2020. The Class of 2020 consists of: Buddy Baker:  Baker won 19 races including the 1980 Daytona 500.  He was named one of NASCARS’s 50 Greatest Drivers in 1998. Joe Gibbs:  Gibbs received 72% of the vote and enters as a team owner.  His drivers have won 323 races and he is also a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a three-time Super Bowl Championship Head Coach with the Washington Redskins. Bobby Labonte:  Labonte was the Winston Cup Series Champion in 2000 and would win 21 races in the NASCAR Cup Series.  Tony Stewart:  Arguably the headliner of the class, Stewart was chosen in his first year of eligibility. Receiving 88% of the vote, Stewart was a three-time NASCAR premier series champion and would have 49 Wins on the tour. Waddell Wilson:  Wilson received 72% of the vote and was a famed engine builder. This is the 11thClass for the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the newest members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 22 May 2019 22:28:42 +0000
Josh Hamilton named to the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9721-josh-hamilton-named-to-the-texas-rangers-hall-of-fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9721-josh-hamilton-named-to-the-texas-rangers-hall-of-fame Josh Hamilton named to the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame
The Texas Rangers have announced that Josh Hamilton will be the next former player to be inducted into their franchise Hall of Fame. It was a long road for Hamilton, a former number one Draft Pick whose career was derailed by a severe drug addiction and after leaving baseball for three years he made a comeback in 2005 he would make his MLB debut in 2007 with the Cincinnati Reds at age 26 and after a good rookie campaign he was traded to the Texas Rangers where he would spend the next five seasons, all of which would see him earn All-Star honors.  Hamilton was a vital component of Texas’ back-to-back American League Pennants in 2010 and 2011, and in the former year he would win the MVP while also winning the Batting Title.  Hamilton would sign with Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 2013 but returned for one more season in Texas for 2015, which would be his final year in the Majors. Hamilton’s overall numbers with the Rangers would see him collect 814 Hits with 150 Home Runs, 531 Runs Batted In and a .302 Batting Average We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Josh Hamilton for earning this honor.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Tue, 21 May 2019 21:55:59 +0000