Not in Hall of Fame Newshttp://www.notinhalloffame.com Tue, 24 Apr 2018 02:50:36 +0000Joomla! - Open Source Content Managementen-gbDwight Freeney Retireshttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9012-dwight-freeney-retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9012-dwight-freeney-retiresDwight Freeney Retires
We have another major football retirement worth discussing and pass rusher extraordinaire Dwight Freeney is calling it quits. The Defensive End signed a one day contact with the Indianapolis Colts so he could retire with the team where he had his greatest success. Selected 11th overall by the Colts in 2002, Freeney would become a starter midway through his rookie season and was the runner up for the Defensive Rookie of the Year. Notably, he would record 13 Quarterback Sacks and his elite spin move would baffle offensive lines and he would quickly become known as one of the top pass rushers. The next season, Freeney would again record more than 10 Sacks (11) and would go to his first Pro Bowl. The next two seasons were even better as not only was he named a Pro Bowler but also a First Team All Pro. His 16 Sacks in 2004were enough to lead the NFL and in 2006 he would help the Colts win the Super Bowl. From 2008 to 2011 Freeney would be named to the Pro Bowl, netting him seven trips in total. The 2009 season would also be his third selection as a First Team All Pro. The Colts would not resign Sweeney after the 2013 season and he would spend the next four years playing for the San Diego Chargers, Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions and Settle Seahawks. Dwight Freeney retires from the National Football League with 125.5 Sacks, enough for 17th all-time. He will be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2023 and should receive Hall of Fame consideration and he will definitely land a solid spot on out Notinhalloffame.com Football list. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to thank Dwight Freeney for all of the gridiron memories and we wish him the best on his post-playing career.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsFri, 20 Apr 2018 09:29:44 +0000
The New England Patriots Hall of Fame announce their Finalistshttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9011-the-new-england-patriots-hall-of-fame-announce-their-finalists http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9011-the-new-england-patriots-hall-of-fame-announce-their-finalistsThe New England Patriots Hall of Fame announce their Finalists
The New England Patriots have announced the three Finalists for their Hall of Fame and all three of them were members of the organization’s first three Super Bowls. Matt Light is a first time nominee. The former Left Tackle played 153 Games in the NFL and started all of them in a career that was spent only in New England (2001-11). The former Purdue Boilermaker was a second round pick and was chosen for three Pro Bowls. Richard Seymour is being nominated for the second time. Seymour played for New England from 2001 to 2008 and as a Patriot he was named to five straight Pro Bowls (2002-06) and three straight First Team All Pro squads (2003-05). Mike Vrabel is a nominee for the third time. Vrabel played 125 (starting 110) for the Pats at Linebacker and was a Pro Bowl and First Team All Pro in 2007. You can vote on who you think should be in the Hall at patriots.com/2018hof Whoever is selected will be the 27th person selected for the New England Patriots Hall of Fame.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsThu, 19 Apr 2018 19:07:27 +0000
RIP: Paul Joneshttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9010-rip-paul-jones http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9010-rip-paul-jonesRIP: Paul Jones
Following the death of Bruno Sammartino another significant former professional wrestler also passed away as Paul Jones died at the age of 75. Jones began his career in 1961 and competed in various promotions across the United States but by decade’s end he would find a somewhat permanent home in the Carolina working for Mid-Atlantic predominantly in tag teams. Up until that time Jones worked mostly as a babyface but a move to Championship Wrestling from Florida Jones would adopt a cocky heel persona and would dub himself “Number 1” Paul Jones. Over a three year period (1972-74) Jones would prove himself as a bona fide singles star winning the Florida Heavyweight Title four times and also the Florida Southern Heavyweight Championship. He would return to Mid-Atlantic in 1974 though this time he would excel in both tag teams and singles. In an eight year run (the first half as a face, the second as a heel) his most memorable tag team partner would be Ricky Steamboat who he captured three Mid Atlantic and one World Tag Team Title and would win the Mid Atlantic Title and the United States title three times. In 1982 Jones would become a manager and would lead “Paul Jones’ Army”, which essentially was a mid-card heel faction in Mid-Atlantic and Crockett Promotions. His most notable feud was against “The Boogie Woogie Man” Jimmy Valiant and he would also manage Manny Fernandez and Rick Rude to the World Tag Team Titles. He would leave the NWA in 1989. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends and family of Paul Jones at this time.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsThu, 19 Apr 2018 18:16:14 +0000
RIP: Bruno Sammartinohttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9009-rip-bruno-sammartino http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9009-rip-bruno-sammartinoRIP: Bruno Sammartino
It was reported today that Bruno Sammartino passed away today at age 82. While the cause is not yet known it was disclosed that the professional wrestling legend had been battling serious illness over that past few months. From Abruzzo, Italy, Sammartino’s family hid from Nazi soldiers during the latter part of World War II and the family would move to the United States in 1950. A natural athlete, Sammartino got into bodybuilding and weightlifting and was before long a barrel chested toughman who got into amateur wrestling and was a natural fit for the rank of the pros. Beginning his career in his adopted hometown of Pittsburgh, Sammartino was an instant hit, as not only did he appeal as an ethnic babyface to the Italian-American community he physically looked the part of a wrestling superstar. Pittsburgh loved Bruno but working for Vince McMahon Sr.’s Capital Sports Promotion in New York City was an even greater fit. With a large Italian community, Sammartino was made for New York City and before long he was a top of the card act there as well as Toronto, where he sold the house in bouts against Lou Thesz. Capital Sports would break away from the National Wrestling Alliance and have “Nature Boy” Buddy Rogers as their champion but he was a little long in the tooth and was not the draw that McMahon Sr. needed. Sammartino had previously left McMahon Sr. earlier feeling jilted on previous payoffs but as they say in the WWE (then named the WWWF) “never say never” and he returned to New York. On May 17, 1963 Sammartino defeated Rogers to win the World Wide Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Championship in less than a minute and Bruno was established as the biggest star in the Northeast. He would hold the championship for what is still a record seven years, eight months and one day and successfully defended his belt and sold out Madison Square Gardens against what seemed to be every major heel in the 60’s. That list included: Spiros Arion Giant Baba Freddie Blassie The Crusher Dr. Jerry Graham Curtis Iaukea Gene Kiniski Killer Kowalski Ernie “The Big Cat” Ladd Bill Miller Gorilla Monsoon The Sheik George “The Animal” Steele Professor Toru Tanaka Johnny Valentine Waldo Von Erich Bill Watts The title run could have easily reached a decade but Bruno himself decided that he needed a break and…
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[email protected]halloffame.com (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsThu, 19 Apr 2018 00:48:11 +0000
Major Update: Our Football List has been revisedhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9008-major-update-our-football-list-has-been-revised http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9008-major-update-our-football-list-has-been-revisedMajor Update: Our Football List has been revised
We have another major update here at Notinhalloffame.com as our Football list of those who should be considered for the Pro Football Hall of Fame has gone through a major revision. Last February, 6 of our top 10 were selected (Ray Lewis #1, Jerry Kramer #2, Randy Moss #3, Brian Dawkins #7, Terrell Owens #8 and Brian Urlacher #9) as was another top 15 (Robert Brazile #15). This has brought as expected a major overhaul in our top 10 list but with the addition of three strong first ballot entries none of the returning entries will crack the top three. Our Notinhalloffame.com Football Top Ten is: Former Tight End Tony Gonzalez debuts at number one. Gonzalez is without question the greatest Tight End ever and if you don’t agree with that, you can’t argue that he is not the best in terms of pure offensive skill. The former dual sport star from UCLA is second all-time in Receptions and is a 14 time Pro Bowl Selection. If anyone on this list has a speech ready to go it should be Tony Gonzalez! Champ Bailey makes his inaugural appearance on our list at #2. The Cornerback dominated his position for years and went to twelve Pro Bowls as well as being chosen for three First Team All-Pro rosters. Former Defensive Player of the Year Ed Reed arrives at #3. Like Gonzalez and Bailey, Reed has the credentials of a first ballot Hall of Famer. The Safety is a nine time Pro Bowl and five time First Team All-Pro Selection and is a Super Bowl winner with the Baltimore Ravens. He is also the all-time leader in Interception Return Yards. Alan Faneca returns at #4 and is the highest ranked returnee from our list. The Offensive Lineman has been a Finalist the last two years and is a nine time Pro Bowl and six time First Team All-Pro Selection. He won a Super Bowl with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Chuck Howley is the highest rated former player who would need to get in via the Senior Committee. Howley, the MVP of Super Bowl V and six time Pro Bowler remains at #5. Four time Super Bowl Champion L.C. Greenwood also holds the same rank as last year as he holds at #6. The former Pittsburgh Steeler was a six time Finalist and like Howley would need the Senior Committee to get inducted. Johnny…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsTue, 17 Apr 2018 16:18:43 +0000
Nick Mangold Retireshttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9007-nick-mangold-retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9007-nick-mangold-retiresNick Mangold Retires
Another day, another retirement in professional football. Nick Mangold, who arguably is one of the most successful Offensive Linemen in New York Jet history has officially retired from the NFL after signing a one day contract so that he could retire in the green and white. Mangold was the 29th overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft and the former Ohio State Buckeye would take over immediately as the Jets Center. Not only would Nick Mangold prove to be good at his position he would excel, as seven times (2008-11 & 2013-15) he would be named to the Pro Bowl and he would be named a First Team All-Pro in back-to-back seasons in 2009 and 2010. He would also be a Second Team All Pro in 2011. Mangold played 164 Games in the NFL (all with the Jets) and started every single one of them. He will likely receive consideration for the Pro Football Hall of Fame of which he will be eligible in 2022. We will be adding his name to the 2022 section later. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to thank Nick Mangold for the 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 NewsTue, 17 Apr 2018 18:06:24 +0000
James Harrison Retireshttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9006-james-harrison-retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9006-james-harrison-retiresJames Harrison Retires
It feels like we have written about this before. For the second time, Linebacker James Harrison has announced his retirement via an Instagram post from professional football though we think this time it is going to stick. Undrafted out of Kent State in 2002, James Harrison would sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Harrison would struggle in his early professional years, as he was deemed too short to be an effective NFL Linebacker and was deemed by some of his teammates as a bit of a head case. The former Golden Flash would bounce off and on the practice roster and would see brief action on the main roster in Special Teams but he would be cut by the end of the year. He would sign with Baltimore in 2003 was cut again after a brief stint with Rhein in NFL Europe but was cut again. Harrison signed again with the Steelers in 2004 but this time he would stick. From 2004 to 2006 Harrison (or “Deebo” as he was more commonly known) would play on Special Teams and Outside Linebacker showing much improvement from what they saw in his rookie year. In what had to be considered a surprise by many Harrison took over the starting Right Outside Linebacker position from Joey Porter who had been released due to salary cap issues. Harrison would prove Pittsburgh’s new Head Coach Mike Tomlin right as he emerged as one of the most feared defensive players in the National Football League. In 2007 James Harrison would be chosen for the Pro Bowl, which would be the first of five consecutive. He was also named the Steelers MVP for the year. The next year would be the best season of Harrison’s career as he would record a career high 16 Sacks while earning First Team All Pro Honors. The Linebacker would also lead the league in Approximate Value and would be named the Defensive Player of the Year. Capping the season Harrrison would be the defensive force in the Steelers Super Bowl Win over Arizona. During the game he returned an Interception 100 Yards for a Touchdown, which is still the longest pick in Super Bowl History. This would be Harrison’s second Super Bowl as he played a minor role in their win three years previous. In 2010 Harrison would be named a First Team All-Pro for the second time and he would compete…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsTue, 17 Apr 2018 03:23:27 +0000
RIP: Hal Greerhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9005-rip-hal-greer http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9005-rip-hal-greerRIP: Hal Greer
It was great sadness that we learned that Basketball Hall of Famer Hal Greer passed away. He was 81 years old. From Huntington, West Virginia, Greer made history as the first African American to play for Marshall, which was also made him the first black collegiate basketball player in the state of West Virginia. Greer would dominate for the Thundering Herd and would named First Team All-MAC in 1958. He would then be drafted 13th overall by the Syracuse Nationals that year. As a professional Hal Greer would enjoy steady improvement and in 1961 he would be named to his first of 10 straight All Star Games. Prior to the 1963-64 season the Nationals would relocate to Philadelphia and become the 76ers and Greer was the team’s star and would be joined two years later by Wilt Chamberlain. In his first seven seasons in Philadelphia Greer would average more than 20 Points per Game and from 1963 to 1969 he was named to the All-NBA Second Team. He would continue to play for Philadelphia until 1973. Greer is the all-time leader in Philadelphia 76ers franchise history in Games Played, 2 Point Field Goals and Points Scored. In 1976 Greer would become the first former Sixer to have his number retired by the team. He was also named to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1982 and to the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to offer our condolences to the friends and family of Hal Greer at this time.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsTue, 17 Apr 2018 02:52:55 +0000
Richie Incognito Retireshttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9002-richie-incognito-retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9002-richie-incognito-retiresRichie Incognito Retires
We have another significant retirement in the National Football League as Buffalo Bills Guard Richie Incognito announced his retirement from the game due to health issues. He had indicated last season that he might play one more season but after meeting with his doctor he elected not to continue. A 3rd Round Draft Pick in 2005 by the St. Louis Rams, Incognito would crack the roster in the 2006 season and he would start every game albeit at three different positions (Center, Left Guard and Right Guard). He would settle in at the Right Guard slot and fared well, however he was one of the most penalized players in the league in 2009, many of which were silly penalties due to his inability to control his anger. This was not a surprise to many who had followed the Offensive Lineman throughout his career as he was involved in numerous fights during his time at the University of Nebraska and was kicked off the team. The Rams and their coach, Steve Spagnuolo grew tired off Incognito and would be placed on waivers. The Buffalo Bills would claim him and he played the last three games of the season there. Incognito would sign with the Miami Dolphins for one season and after a respectable performance as their starting Left Guard and would promptly be signed to a three year deal shortly after. In that timeframe he would earn his first Pro Bowl Selection (2012), though he made more headlines by being accused by teammate Jonathan Martin of excessive bullying and he was suspended by the Dolphins midway through the 2013 season. After sitting out the 2014 season, Incognito would resign with the Buffalo Bills and would arguably go on the best run of his career. From 2015 to 2017, Incognito would be named a Pro Bowler and would start every game for the organization. With four Pro Bowls and 150 Games in the NFL Richie Incognito retires with a very good (though certainly controversial) career. While he is unlikely to get into the Pro Football Hall of Fame he would be eligible for Canton in 2023.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsWed, 11 Apr 2018 03:49:31 +0000
The Cornhuskers Athletic HOF announced their 2018 Classhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9001-the-cornhuskers-athletic-hof-announced-their-2018-class http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9001-the-cornhuskers-athletic-hof-announced-their-2018-classThe Cornhuskers Athletic HOF announced their 2018 Class
The University of Nebraska Athletic Hall of Fame has announced their seven member class for their Class of 2018 which will consist of five former student athletes and two very well known coaches. The class consists of: Darin Erstad: Baseball 1993-95 & Football 1994. The future two-time MLB All-Star would be a Finalist for the Golden Spikes Award in his senior year where he batted .410 and would become the first Cornhusker to be named the Conference Player of the Year. Erstad would also notably be the Punter on the 1994 Championship Football Team. Peaches James: Softball 2001-04. James was the first four time first team All-Conference selection and was also a former finalist for the National Player of the Year. Sarah Pavan: Volleyball 2004-07. From Canada, Pavan is a two time National Academic All-American of the Year, to date the only one to accomplish such a feat. Mike Rozier: Football 1981-83. The two time Pro Bowl Running Back would win the coveted Heisman Trophy in 1983. The Cornhuskers would lose by one point in the 1984 Orange Bowl in the defacto Championship Game. Tom Schlesinger: Gymnastics 1985-88. Schlesinger would become the first Nebraska gymnast to be an Academic All-American. He would also become an Olympian. Bob Devaney: Head Football Coach 1962-72 & Athletic Director 1967-92. Devaney was the Head Coach for the Huskers from 1962 to 1972 and he would win the National Championship back-to-back in 1970 and 1971. He would also win eight Big Eight Titles. He served as the AD from 1967 to 1992. Tom Osborne: Head Football Coach 1973-97 & Athletic Director 2007-13.   Osborne was an Assistant Coach for Nebraska from 1964 to 1968 and would later be the Offensive Coordinator from 1969 to 1972. He would than be hired by Devaney to replace him as the new Head Coach and he would take the Cornhuskers to three National Championships (1994, 1995 & 1997). Like Devaney he would become the Athletic Director in 2007 after being the Assistant AD for over a decade. Devaney and Osborne become the first coaches to enter the Hall. This group becomes the fourth class to the Hall. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the newest members of the University of Nebraska Athletic Hall of Fame.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsTue, 10 Apr 2018 14:38:37 +0000
Bruce Connal to the UFC HOFhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9000-bruce-connal-to-the-ufc-hof http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9000-bruce-connal-to-the-ufc-hofBruce Connal to the UFC HOF
During UFC 223, the UFC Hall of Fame announced that Bruce Connal would be the first member of the Class of 2018. Connal will be inducted in the Contributors Wing, though this will be posthumous as he passed away at 61 unexpectedly this past March. Connal might not be a name known to most fight fans but the longtime producer was one of the most beloved figures in the company. He had produces over 300 live UFC events for the company and he will join Jeff Blatnick, Bob Meyrowitz and Joe Silva in the Contributors Wing. He will be inducted this summer during International Fight Week.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsMon, 09 Apr 2018 17:38:09 +0000
The WWE HOF Legacy Wing Class of 2018 is announcedhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8999-the-wwe-hof-legacy-wing-class-of-2018-is-announced http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8999-the-wwe-hof-legacy-wing-class-of-2018-is-announcedThe WWE HOF Legacy Wing Class of 2018 is announced
While we wish that this would get more publicity from the WWE, we love how they instituted the “Legacy Wing”, which honors major wrestling names from the past who did not necessarily participate in the WWE. In the midst of the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony that took place last nights, other names have been added to the Legacy Wing in the Class of 2018, all of which will be removed from our Notinhalloffame.com WWE List, which will be updated next month. The new members of the WWE Hall of Fame are: El Santo who is arguably the most known and important Mexican wrestler of all-time. Stan Stasiak, who was a former WWWF Heavyweight Champion who bridged the title between Pedro Morales and Bruno Sammartino’s second reign. Lord Alfred Hayes, an accomplished wrestler in his own right but was known prior to his WWF run as a manager in the AWA. In the WWF, he was a commentator and announcer. Jim Londos, a former NWA Heavyweight Champion and major draw in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Sputinik Monroe, a mainstay in Memphis who helped bridge racial divides in the city. Dara Singh, an important figure in Indian wrestling history who would become a megastar in film and television as well as later becoming a politician in his native country. Boris Malenko, a famed territorial wrestler who would later become one of the top trainers. He is the father of Dean Malenko. Cora Combs, a female wrestler from the 1940’s and 1950’s. Hiro Matsuda, a Japanese wrestler who performed throughout the territories and would later be known as one of the top trainers. His students included Hulk Hogan and Lex Luger. We here at Notinhalloffame.com are thrilled that this process is continuing and are hopeful that one day we will see a physical presence honoring these great past performers.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsSun, 08 Apr 2018 17:11:53 +0000
The Sedin Twins to retire from the NHLhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8997-the-sedin-twins-to-retire-from-the-nhl http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8997-the-sedin-twins-to-retire-from-the-nhlThe Sedin Twins to retire from the NHL
A major announcement took place in the world of the National Hockey League as the Sedin twins of the Vancouver Canucks have announced their impending retirement at the end of the regular season. Through clever maneuvering in the 1999 Draft the Canucks were able to draft Henrik and Daniel Sedin first and second overall to create the backbone of the franchise for the next seventeen years. While they did not join the NHL right away (they elected to play one more season professional in Sweden) they would slowly become an elite scoring tandem in the biggest professional league in hockey. Playing Centre and Left Wing on the same line respectively, both Sedins will retire with over 1,000 career Points, which while it does not put them in the top 40 all-time in scoring is more than Hall of Fame worthy in the current era. The Hall of Fame also looks at the trophy case and with that the Sedins are more than adequately qualified. In the 2009-10 season, Henrik Sedin won the Hart Trophy and the Art Ross. No player who has ever won both ever failed to get into the Hall. Throw in two First Team All Star selections and a King Clancy Award and the mantle seems stocked for Henrik. Daniel Sedin may never have won a Hart Trophy, but in the 2010-11 season he won the Lester B. Pearson Award, which is the MVP award as voted on by the players. That year he was also an Art Ross Trophy winner and a First Team All Star. In can’t be forgotten that the Hockey Hall of Fame considers international accomplishments. The Sedins were Gold Medalists in the 2006 Olympics and Silver Medalists in the 2014 Games. They were also Gold Medalists in the 2013 World Championships. To be clear, the Sedins only said that they were retiring from the NHL and did not say whether or not they would continue to play in Europe. Should they do so, their Hall of Fame clock does not begin as the institution recognizes competitive play in Europe and deems those players active. As such, we will wait to see what transpires before we Regardless it seems unlikely that the Sedins won’t get in immediately and will likely go in together. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Henrik and Daniel Sedin on a wonderful career in the National Hockey…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsWed, 04 Apr 2018 10:51:54 +0000
Major Update: Our Baseball List has been revisedhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8996-major-update-our-baseball-list-has-been-revised http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8996-major-update-our-baseball-list-has-been-revisedMajor Update: Our Baseball List has been revised
Recently we uploaded our updated Notinhalloffame.com Rock List. We have another major update as our Baseball list has now been altered following the selection of six new members entering the elite halls of Cooperstown. Six former players left our list, four via the vote (Chipper Jones #3, Jim Thome #6, Vladimir Guerrero #9 and Trevor Hoffman #20) and two from the Veteran’s Committee (Jack Morris #11 and Alan Trammell #12). This clears up both the top portion of our list but the Hall of Fame voter’s ballot, which should allow for others who have been waiting to enter the Hall. While four major names left the Hall of Fame ballot the voters have some new names to consider, three of which are in our new top ten with another making our top twenty. Our new top ten is as follows: The #1 position is actually split in three, which is how we have done this since the inception of our Baseball list. As Pete Rose and Shoeless Joe Jackson are not eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame, we have deemed them both “1A” and 1B”. This means that Roger Clemens who is ranked “1C” is the highest eligible player. This is where he was ranked last year. Barry Bonds remains at #2. Two years ago, Bonds held Clemens’ spot but your votes brought the switch. Regardless, we feel that both Clemens and Bonds are Hall of Famers. The highest debut this year is Mariano Rivera, the greatest (no, we will not say arguably) reliever of all-time. The career New York Yankee enters our list at #3, but we suspect that he will enter the Hall on his first ballot. Mike Mussina remains at #4. While he continues to gain support his name is a low-key in comparison to other candidates. Another Pitcher debuts in the top five in the late Roy Halladay. The former two time Cy Young winner won 203 Games to only 105 Losses and he led his league in bWAR for Pitchers four times. Bill Dahlen dropped from #5 to #6 while Curt Schilling moved up one spot from #8 to #7. Schilling traded spots with Manny Ramirez, who was #7 last year. The top ten is rounded out by Lou Whitaker who moved from #10 to #9 and new entry Todd Helton is #10. Another significant new entry is Andy Pettitte. The five time World…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsSat, 31 Mar 2018 16:56:47 +0000
The 2018 Basketball Hall of Fame Class is Announcedhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8995-the-2018-basketball-hall-of-fame-class-is-announced http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8995-the-2018-basketball-hall-of-fame-class-is-announcedThe 2018 Basketball Hall of Fame Class is Announced
While the majority of the inductees was leaked two days ago the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame has officially announced the Class of 2018. The Class is: Jason Kidd, a ten time All Star and former NBA Champion with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011 and two time U.S. Olympic Champion. Kidd retired second all-time in Assists and Steals and is a five time Assists Champion. He is also a five time First Team All-NBA and four time First Team All-Defensive Selection. He is likely to be the headliner for the class. Another Point Guard, Steve Nash was also chosen. Born in South Africa and raised in Canada Nash is a two time NBA MVP. He also boasts eight All Star Game appearances, five Assists titles and a three time First Team All-NBA Selection. Ten time All Star Ray Allen also enters the Hall. From UConn where he was a former National Player of the Year, Allen would win two NBA Titles and is the all-time leader in three pointers. Coincidentally, Jason Kidd’s Co-Rookie of the Year winner, Grant Hill also was chosen. Hill was a two time NCAA Champion at Duke and was a seven time All Star in the NBA. He is also a one time First Team and four time Second Team All-NBA Selection. In what could be pegged as a mild surprise, four time All Star Maurice Cheeks will also be inducted. The former Point Guard was a four time First Team All-Defensive Selection and was a champion with the Philadelphia 76ers in 1973. Katie Smith is the all-time leading scorer in Women’s Professional Basketball through her career in the ABL and the WNBA. She is also a three time U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist and a two time WNBA Champion with the Detroit Shock. Four time WNBA Champion with the Houston Comets and two time U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Tina Thompson was also chosen. Thomson was a nine time WNBA All Star and is one of the most dominating female players of all-time. Retired College Coach Lefty Driesell will be entering the Hall as well. Currently 11th all-time in Wins, Driesell has a 786-394 record and coached at Maryland, Davidson, James Madison and Georgia State. He would take the Terrapins to a NIT Championship in 1972. Rod Thorn enters as a Direct Elect Contributor. A decent player in his own right, Thorn was the General Manager for…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsSat, 31 Mar 2018 14:19:35 +0000
More 2018 RRHOF Inductors are Namedhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8994-more-2018-rrhof-inductors-are-named http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8994-more-2018-rrhof-inductors-are-namedMore 2018 RRHOF Inductors are Named
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony is rapidly approaching and the event took more shape today with the announcement of more of the inductors. The lead singer of the Killers, Brandon Flowers, will be inducting the Cars. The band will be performing together for the first time since 2011. Mary J. Blige will be inducting the late Nina Simone and Ann Wilson of Heart will be inducting the Moody Blues. Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes will be inducting Sister Rosetta Tharpe. It had previously been announced that Howard Stern will be inducting Bon Jovi. At the ceremony Richie Sambora will perform with the rest of the group for the first time since 2013. At present it is not known if Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler will be attending and how the Rock and Roll Hall plans to handle the situation. The Hall of Fame ceremony takes place on April 14 in Cleveland.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsFri, 30 Mar 2018 21:36:25 +0000
The Video Game Hall of Fame announces their 2018 Finalistshttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8991-the-video-game-hall-of-fame-announces-their-2018-finalists http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8991-the-video-game-hall-of-fame-announces-their-2018-finalistsThe Video Game Hall of Fame announces their 2018 Finalists
We really love what the Strong Museum in Rochester has put together and from that facility we have the announcement of the Finalists for their Video Game Hall of Fame Class of 2018 as 12 Finalists have been announced: Asteroids Call of Duty Dance Dance Revolution Final Fantasy VII Half-Life John Madden Football King’s Quest Metroid Minecraft Ms. Pacman Spacewar! Tomb Raider In addition to the 27 member panel, the Hall is allowing an online ballot (up until April 4) which will assist in determining the next Class. The winners will be announced on May 3.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsTue, 27 Mar 2018 19:32:56 +0000
Our Top 50 All-Time Cincinnati Reds are now uphttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8990-our-top-50-all-time-cincinnati-reds-are-now-up http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8990-our-top-50-all-time-cincinnati-reds-are-now-upOur Top 50 All-Time Cincinnati Reds are now up
Again, did we ever say this would be fast? We here at Notinhalloffame.com have completed our next all-time top 50, this time that of the Cincinnati Reds. As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following: 1. Sabremetric tallies while with that team, mostly WAR. 2. Traditional metrics and how they finished in their respective league overall. 3. Playoff accomplishment. 4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player does on that particular team and not what he accomplished elsewhere and also note that we have placed an increased importance on the first two categories. Saying all of that, as. The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in our news. They are: 1. Pete Rose 2. Johnny Bench 3. Frank Robinson 4. Joe Morgan 5. Barry Larkin This is a solid top five with four Hall of Famers and one who should be. So which team is up next? We go back to the ice and look at the top 50 Dallas Stars of all time. Look for that in a couple of months. As always, we here at Notinhalloffame.com thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsSat, 24 Mar 2018 22:20:16 +0000
Martellus Bennett Retireshttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8989-martellus-bennett-retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8989-martellus-bennett-retiresMartellus Bennett Retires
‘Tis the season for retirements in the world of Professional Football and today brought us another significant one as Tight End Martellus Bennett is calling it a career. From Texas A&M Bennett was drafted in 2008 in the second round by the Dallas Cowboys and was used to backup Jason Witten. With Witten on the roster, Bennett was never going to be the primary threat at Tight End for Dallas but he showcased exceptional blocking skills and gained quite the following for his outspoken and occasionally controversial comments. After his four year contract expired, Bennett signed with the New York Giants where he became a starter for the first time. It was a good season for the Tight End, but he signed in 2013 with the Chicago Bears and continued to increase his production. He would have his best season in 2014 where he was named a Pro Bowl and recorded 90 Receptions for 916 Yards. Prior to the 2016 season, Bennett signed with the New England Patriots where he complimented Rob Gronkowski perfectly and would help the Patriots win the Super Bowl in their come from behind win over the Atlanta Falcons. He would finish his career with the Packers and after being waived he resigned with New England and went to the Super Bowl again albeit in a loss against the Philadelphia Eagles. Martellus Bennett would accrue 433 Receptions for 4,573 Receiving Yards and 30 Touchdowns. He will be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2023, though he is unlikely to get any consideration. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Martellus Bennett on a wonderful career and wish him the best in his post-playing endeavors.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsSat, 24 Mar 2018 21:46:43 +0000
The Canadian Football Hall of Fame announces the Class of 2018http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8987-the-canadian-football-hall-of-fame-announces-the-class-of-2018 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8987-the-canadian-football-hall-of-fame-announces-the-class-of-2018The Canadian Football Hall of Fame announces the Class of 2018
The Canadian Football Hall of Fame has announced their seven member Class of 2018. The group consists of five former players, one builder and one amateur player. Scott Flory played fifteen seasons in the Canadian Football League, all with the Montreal Alouettes. The native of Saskatchewan and former Saskatchewan Husky was a nine time CFL All Star and the Guard was also a two time Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award winner (2008 & 2009). He is also a three time Grey Cup winner. Barron Miles played twelve years in the CFL after a solid career at the University of Nebraska. A six time CFL All-Star, the Defensive Back split his career with Montreal and the B.C. Lions and would win a Grey Cup with both teams. Tom Hugo was a star in the 1950’s and like many of his era he played on both sides of the ball. He was named an All Star twelve times. Hank Ilesic played nineteen seasons (and one in the NFL) as a Punter. Ilesic is a two time CFL All-Star and is third overall in Punting Yards. He is also a seven time Grey Cup winner earning five with the Edmonton Eskimos and two with the Toronto Argonauts. Brent Johnson was born in Kingston, Ontario and played collegiately at Ohio State where he won a Rose Bowl and a Sugar Bowl. He played eleven years in the CFL with the B.C. Lions and he was a two time Grey Cup Champion and former Most Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year (2006). He is also a three time CFL All-Star and a two time Most Outstanding Canadian (2005 & 2006). Frank Cosentino enters as a Builder. Cosentino Quarterbacked Western and was the number one draft pick in 1960. With the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, he would win two Grey Cups (1963 & 1965) and he would complete 513 passes for 8,890 Yards and 48 Touchdowns overall in a ten year career. After his playing career he returned to Western and coached them to two Vanier Cups (1971 & 1974). He would later write multiple books, three of which were on Canadian Football. Paul Brule enters the Hall via his amateur accomplishments. A Fullback and Defensive Halfback at St. Xavier he became the first Canadian college player to score 20 Touchdowns and took the X-Men to a Vanier Cup win. He would have a five year CFL career…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsThu, 22 Mar 2018 18:16:02 +0000
Mark Henry to the WWE Hall of Famehttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8971-mark-henry-to-the-wwe-hall-of-fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8971-mark-henry-to-the-wwe-hall-of-fameMark Henry to the WWE Hall of Fame
It was announced today that Mark Henry will be moving from the “Hall of Pain” to the WWE “Hall of Fame”. Billed as the “Worlds Strongest Man”, Henry was a three time National Weightlifting Champion and two time Olympian. He signed with the then named WWF in 1996 and would make his debut at the September In Your House Pay Per View by defeating Jerry “The King” Lawler. Henry would be injured shortly after and would not return into the following year and would join the heel faction, the Nation of Domination. As a heel, he would gain some personality but following the dismantling of the Nation he would adopt the “Sexual Chocolate” gimmick of a sex starved wrestler and arguably was put in angles (remember Sammy the transvestite and Mae Young giving birth to a hand?) which had to make you think that they were trying to get him to quit. Still, Mark Henry persevered and would have a brief reign as the WWE European Champion though he would be on and off television for the years that followed, as he would compete in strongman contests and honing his skills in Ohio Valley Wrestling. Henry would return to the full time roster in 2002, but he was always involved in seemingly start-stop pushes mostly due to injury. In 2005, he was placed in a program with then World Heavyweight Champion Batista and would receive a title shot against then title holder Kurt Angle at the 2006 Royal Rumble. Later that year he would go on to lose to the Undertaker at Wrestlemania in a casket match. Now firmly entrenched in the upper card Henry would continue to feud with big name performers and would win his first World Championship by defeating Kane for the rebooted ECW Championship. He would later defeat Randy Orton to win the Smackdown World Heavyweight Championship at the 2011 Night of Champions show, which he would hold for two months. Perhaps what Mark Henry is remembered for most in recent memory was when he feigned retirement on Monday Night Raw in the spring of 2013 and attacked the then Champion, John Cena leading to a Pay Per View encounter. Henry didn’t win, but the angle was easily the most memorable of the year. We here at Notinhalloffame.com are thrilled that Mark Henry will be going into the WWE Hall of Fame and we would like…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsTue, 20 Mar 2018 01:29:43 +0000
Our Rock and Roll List has been updated: Radiohead now #1.http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8970-our-rock-and-roll-list-has-been-updated-radiohead-now-1 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8970-our-rock-and-roll-list-has-been-updated-radiohead-now-1Our Rock and Roll List has been updated: Radiohead now #1.
The first content that we ever put up on Notinhalloffame.com was our original Rock and Roll list ranking those who were not yet in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but were worthy of consideration. It ranked 100 acts, and as we continued on we extended it to 500. Our eventual intent is to get to 1,000 and at present we now have 567 ranked. The selection of The Moody Blues, The Cars, Nina Simone, Bon Jovi and Dire Straits to the Hall means that they are removed and newly eligible acts now populate our list. Rankings of existing musicians have been altered based on your comments and votes. The new top 25 features: Radiohead takes over the top spot after being ranked #2. They were nominated last year in their first year of eligibility and it was widely speculated that they would get in but it should be only a matter of time. Kraftwerk returns to the number two rank after being #1 last year. The influential band has been nominated four times (2003, 2013, 2015 & 2017) and was our original number one selection when we put out our first list in 2010. Jethro Tull holds firm at #3. To the surprise of many, the British Progressive Rock band has never been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame despite being eligible for twenty-five years. The Smiths also held their spot at #4. This is the third year that they have been ranked this high and they were nominated in 2015 and 2016. Roxy Music is ranked #5 for the second year in a row. They have been eligible for the Hall since 1997. MC5 is ranked #6 for the third straight year. They have been nominated the last two years. Gram Parsons moves up one spot to #7, which is his highest ranking to date. He was nominated three times in 2002. 2004 & 2005. Willie Nelson drops down to #8. Nelson has never been nominated. New Order returns to the top 10 moving from up from #11. They also have never been nominated and have been ranked as high as #5. Judas Priest makes their first appearance in our top ten taking the #10 position after being ranked #13. The heavy metal pioneers also earned their first nomination last year after being eligible since 1999. The Cure moves up to #11 from #14,…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsSun, 18 Mar 2018 22:07:35 +0000
Danny Woodhead Retireshttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8969-danny-woodhead-retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8969-danny-woodhead-retiresDanny Woodhead Retires
We have another significant retirement in the National Football League as popular Running Back Danny Woodhead announced via Instagram that his professional career was over. A two time Division II MVP Woodhead went undrafted in 2008 but did sign as a Free Agent with the New York Jets. He would finally crack the main roster in 2009 where he saw limited action but the New England Patriots would sign him after he was cut early into the 2010 season. In New England, he would become a valuable dual threat both in his running and receiving game and he would have 926 Yards from Scrimmage. Woodhead remained with the Patriots for two more seasons and would score a Touchdown in the Pats Super Bowl XLVI loss to the Giants. He would sign with the San Diego Chargers with whom he would play four seasons, two of which would see him exceed 1,000 Yards from Scrimmage. He would finish his career with the Baltimore Ravens in 2017 and would accumulate 4,936 Yards from Scrimmage and 32 Touchdowns over a 101 Game career. While Danny Woodhead is unlikely to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame (he is eligible in 2023) he had a fun career and could make the College Football Hall of Fame. We here at Notinhalloffame.com wish Danny Woodhead the best in his post NFL career.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsSun, 18 Mar 2018 00:35:04 +0000
Joe Thomas retireshttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8964-joe-thomas-retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8964-joe-thomas-retiresJoe Thomas retires
In what will likely be the most significant retirement of the off-season, Joe Thomas of the Cleveland Browns has announced that he will no longer compete in the National Football League. On his ThomaHawk podcast, Thomas cited his recent knee injury as the main reason for his retirement. Drafted third overall out of the University of Wisconsin in 2007, Thomas proved to be one of the most durable players in league history. Since he was drafted, the Left Tackle played 10,363 consecutive snaps until a tricep injury forced him out on October 22 of this past season. This is (unofficially) the longest streak of its kind. In a career spanning eleven seasons, Thomas was named a Pro Bowl selection in ten of them. Only four other players went to the Pro Bowl in their first ten seasons, and he did this all for Cleveland, a team that has not been good (he never played in the playoffs). He also was named a First Team All-Pro seven times. Thomas will always be revered in the city of Cleveland. Despite the team’s failure to build stars around him, he never asked to leave, always conducted himself with class and led by example. He should be a lock for the Pro Football Hall of Fame (he will be eligible in 2023) and has a better than average chance to enter on his first ballot. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Joe Thomas on an incredible career and we wish him the best on his post-playing life.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsWed, 14 Mar 2018 23:20:56 +0000
Kid Rock to the WWE HOFhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8963-kid-rock-to-the-wwe-hof http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8963-kid-rock-to-the-wwe-hofKid Rock to the WWE HOF
As long been speculated, Kid Rock has been announced as the latest inductee to the WWE Hall of Fame. Kid Rock broke out in the early 1990’s and has put out a unique career that has transcended multiple genres and has sold nearly 30 million records. The native of Michigan has had his music used as official theme songs of WWE pay per views and his song, “American Bad Ass” was used as the Undertaker’s theme during his biker phase and his cover of ZZ Top’s “Legs” was used for Stacy Keibler. Kid Rock also appeared at Tribute to the Troops and he played a brief set at Wrestlemania 25. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Kid Rock for achieving this honor.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsMon, 12 Mar 2018 23:20:21 +0000
Hillbilly Jim named to the WWE Hall of Famehttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8958-hillbilly-jim-named-to-the-wwe-hall-of-fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8958-hillbilly-jim-named-to-the-wwe-hall-of-fameHillbilly Jim named to the WWE Hall of Fame
In what has to be considered a mild surprised (as his name was not speculated about like the rest of this year’s class) Hillbilly Jim has been named as the next inductee for the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Born James Morris, Hillbilly Jim began wrestling in 1975 and prior to joining the then named World Wrestling Federation competed in various promotions most notably as the biker, Harley Davidson. Morris would sign with Vince McMahon’s promotion in late 1984 and would regularly appear at television tapings as a fan. After weeks of appearing in the crowd he would jump the barricade and save Hulk Hogan from having his hair cut by Bobby “the Brain” Heenan, Big John Studd and Ken Patera. Hogan would then go on to train Hillbilly Jim in a series of vignettes and essentially he was given the rub and cemented as a top babyface. Jim would suffer an early setback as he suffered a severe leg injury while chasing Johnny Valiant during at ringside and was sidelined for month but was given the role as the manager for his “relatives” Uncle Elmer and Cousin Junior (later to be replaced by Cousin Luke) and would assist them in feuds against the Heenan Family, Roddy Piper and Jesse Ventura. Hillbilly Jim would return to action and would compete in the Wrestlemania 2 battle royal and at Wrestlemania 3 in a mixed tag team match against King Kong Bundy. While he would also be in the opening battle royal at Wrestlemania 4, realistically following early 1986 he was never involved in any significant program although he remained over with the fans. After being left off the Wrestlemania V card, he would enjoy his biggest win to date on a house show at the Nassau Coliseum by defeating Andre the Giant by disqualification. He would cease wrestling in the spring of 1990. The native of Kentucky would continue to work for the WWF for years after. Jim acted as the ambassador for Coliseum Home Video for a decade and for a brief spell was the manager of the Godwinns. He would also compete in the gimmick battle royal at Wrestlemania 17. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Hillbilly Jim for earning this honor.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsMon, 05 Mar 2018 23:06:17 +0000
Our 2022 Football Futures are now uphttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8951-our-2022-football-futures-are-now-up http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8951-our-2022-football-futures-are-now-upOur 2022 Football Futures are now up
As always, with us at Notinhalloffame.com we are always adding sections. Today we are adding the 2022 Football Futures section.The entries that are eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2022 are:A.J. Hawk: A Linebacker who spent most of his career with the Green Bay Packers and helped them win Super Bowl XLV.Andre Johnson: A Wide Receiver who was a seven time Pro Bowler and two time First Team All Pro. Johnson, who was with the Houston Texans for the best part of his career was a two time Receiving Leader. He is also a three time NFL Alumni Wide Receiver of the Year. Johnson finished his career with 14,185 Receiving Yards and 70 Touchdown Receptions.Anquan Boldin: A three time Pro Bowl Wide Receiver with the Arizona Cardinals, Boldin would win a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens later in his career. He retired with 13,779 Receiving Yards and 82 Touchdowns.Arian Foster: Foster went to four Pro Bowls in a career spent predominantly with Houston. Foster led the NFL in Rushing Yards in 2010 and would twice lead the league in Rushing Touchdowns.Branden Albert. Albert was a two time Pro Bowl Offensive Tackle.Brandon Flowers. A Pro Bowl Selection at Cornerback in 2013, Flowers played for both Kansas City and the San Diego Chargers.Chad Greenway. Greenway was a two time Pro Bowl Linebacker who spent his entire run with the Minnesota Vikings. He recorded over 1,000 Tackles over his career.Chris Chester. Chester played eleven seasons in the NFL mostly at Right Guard.DeMarcus Ware. Ware was a nine time Pro Bowl and four time First Team All Pro Selection and is one of best defensive players in Dallas Cowboy history. As a Cowboy, he would lead the National Football League twice in Quarterback Sacks and tallied 138.5 over his run. He would win a Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos late in his career.Devin Hester. Hester is considered to be one of the best returners of all-time and he is also a four time Pro Bowler. He holds the record for the most Special Teams Touchdowns in NFL history.Evan Mathis. A two time Pro Bowl Selection, Evan Mathis was an Offensive Guard who won a Super Bowl Ring with the Denver Broncos.Jake Long. The first overall draft pick of 2008, Long went to four straight Pro Bowls (2008-11) at Offensive Tackle.James Laurinaitis. Laurinaitis played most of his career with the…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsWed, 28 Feb 2018 16:27:02 +0000
Matt Forte Retireshttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8950-matt-forte-retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8950-matt-forte-retiresMatt Forte Retires
A significant retirement has taken place in the National Football League as Running Back Matt Forte has announced his retirement in a statement to Sports Spectrum.Selected in the 2nd Round out of Tulane, Forte quickly assumed the starting Running Back job in Chicago where he would accrue his first of five 1,000 Yard seasons. Forte would prove to be a versatile back as he was a receiving threat going for 50 or more receptions in his first four seasons and in 2014, he would catch over 100 passes. A two time Pro Bowl selection, Forte was in the top ten in Yards from Scrimmage five times and retires with 14,468, which is good enough for 28th all-time. He would spend his first eight years with the Bears and his final two with the New York Jets.Forte might be a considered a fringe candidate for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, of which he is eligible in 2023.We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to thank Matt Forte for the gridiron memories!
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsWed, 28 Feb 2018 16:39:00 +0000
The New York Rangers retire Jean Ratelle's numberhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8949-the-new-york-rangers-retire-jean-ratelle-s-number http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8949-the-new-york-rangers-retire-jean-ratelle-s-numberThe New York Rangers retire Jean Ratelle's number
As most of the regular visitors to Notinhalloffame.com are aware we are (very) slowly putting together our top 50 players of every franchise in the “Big 4” of North American sports. After that is completed we will take a look at how each organization honors their past players and executives. As such, it is important to us that last night the New York Rangers retired the number 19 of Jean Ratelle.From Lac St-Jean, Quebec, Ratelle debuted for the Rangers in 1960 and by the 67-68 season had emerged as one of the top playmakers in the NHL. He would famously center the Goal-A-Game Line (The GAG Line) with Vic Hadfield and Rod Gilbert and in the 1971-72 campaign would score 109 Points while being named a Second Team All Star and winning the Lady Byng and Lester B. Pearson Award.  After sixteen years with the organization, he was traded to the Boston Bruins early in the 1975-76 season.As a Ranger, Ratelle had seven 70 Point seasons and tallied 817 Points overall wearing blue and his 336 Goals are still good enough for second in franchise history.Ratelle becomes the ninth player to have his number retried by New York following Ed Giacoin (1), Brian Leetch (2), Harry Howell (3), Rod Gilbert (7), Adam Graves (9), And Bathgate (9), Mark Messier (11) and Mike Richter (35). He would enter the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1985.We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Jean Ratelle for earning this honor.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsMon, 26 Feb 2018 16:03:05 +0000
Tracy McGrady named to the Orlando Magic Hall of Famehttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8948-tracy-mcgrady-named-to-the-orlando-magic-hall-of-fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8948-tracy-mcgrady-named-to-the-orlando-magic-hall-of-fameTracy McGrady named to the Orlando Magic Hall of Fame
As most of the regular visitors to Notinhalloffame.com are aware we are (very) slowly putting together our top 50 players of every franchise in the “Big 4” of North American sports. After that is completed we will take a look at how each organization honors their past players and executives. As such, it is important to us that the Orlando Magic has announced that Tracy McGrady will be inducted into their franchise’s Hall of Fame.After playing his first three seasons in Toronto McGrady signed with Orlando and would become the teams starting Shooting Guard and would be named an All Star in all four of his campaigns with the Magic. T-Mac would average 28.1 Points per Game over his career in Orlando, the highest in team history and he would also win his two scoring titles as a member of the Magic. He was also named All-NBA in each season with Orlando, with a pair of second team and a pair of first team selections.He will be honored on March 20 when the team hosts the Raptors.McGrady becomes the seventh member of the Hall, following Owner Rich DeVos, Co-Founders Pat Williams and Jimmy Hewitt and former players Nick Anderson, Shaquille O’Neal and Anfernee Hardaway. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Tracy McGrady for obtaining this honor.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsSat, 24 Feb 2018 21:03:11 +0000
Jeff Jarrett named to the WWE HOFhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8947-jeff-jarrett-named-to-the-wwe-hof http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8947-jeff-jarrett-named-to-the-wwe-hofJeff Jarrett named to the WWE HOF
Hell froze over again in the WWE Hall of Fame again as it was announced that Jeff Jarrett will become the next member of their institution.Jarrett was last seen on WWE television in 1999 when he dropped the Intercontinental Championship to Chyna and allegedly held up the company for a large payout (his contract has lapsed the day earlier). When Vince McMahon purchased WCW on that RAW he openly said that Jarrett was “G-O-N-E, Gone” and he was not expected to ever be welcomed back.But as they say, anything can happen in the WWE!The son of former wrestler, Jerry Jarrett, Jeff Jarrett started his career in Continental and moved to the USWA when his father formed the Memphis based promotion when the company merged with the recently acquired World Class. Jarrett would emerge as the number two face behind Jerry “The King “ Lawler and he would win multiple championships there. The USWA would begin a working agreement with the WWF, and Jarrett would debut in late 1993 as “Double J” Jeff Jarrett, an aspiring country musician who was using the organization to propel his music career. He would languish in the mid-card throughout 1994 but would win the Intercontinental Title from Razor Ramon at the 1995 Royal Rumble and with the exception of a brief vacation of the belt due to a controversial ending in a defence to Bob Holly and a two day stint where Ramon had won the back the belt, Jarrett held the title going into the summer of that year.At the In Your House II Pay Per View, Jarrett would pull double duty, first lip-synching his “hit”, “With My Baby Tonight” and would later lose his title (due to botched interference by the Roadie) to Shawn Michaels. Jarrett and the Roadie would leave abruptly after the show due to a pay dispute, but Jarrett would return briefly later in the year, only again to leave without notice. Jarrett would this time go to WCW and after a period of “free agency” would join the Four Horsemen and defeat Dean Malenko for the United States Title, though would lose it to Steve McMichael. After his one year contract expired he returned to the WWF.Jarrett was poised to be a near main event player upon his return. He delivered a worked-shoot promo on both the WWF and WCW and positioned himself as a wrestler who refused to…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsMon, 19 Feb 2018 21:34:28 +0000
The Basketball Hall of Fame announces their 2018 Finalistshttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8946-the-basketball-hall-of-fame-announces-their-2018-finalists http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8946-the-basketball-hall-of-fame-announces-their-2018-finalistsThe Basketball Hall of Fame announces their 2018 Finalists
As is tradition during NBA All Star Weekend, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame has announced the Finalists for this year’s class:The Finalists are:Ray Allen: Allen is a two time NBA Champion (Boston 2008 & Miami 2013) and was a ten-time All Star. Allen is still the all-time leader in three pointers. An All-American at the University of Connecticut (1996), Allen also was a member of Team USA’s Gold Medal win in 2000.Maurice Cheeks: Cheeks was a four time NBA All Star and four time selection for the All-Defensive Team. At the time of his retirement, Cheeks was fifth all-time in both Steals and Assists. Lefty Driesell (Coach): Driesell is to date the only coach to win 100 Games at four different schools. Inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007, Driesell has a coaching record of 786-394.Hugh Evans (Referee): Evans was an NBA referee from 1972 to 2001 and officiated nearly 2,000 Games.Grant Hill: Hill was a 19 year veteran who was a First Team All-NBA Selection once and Second Team All-NBA Selection four times. He is also a two time NCAA Champion at Duke and was an Olympic Gold Medalist for Team U.S.A. in 1996.Jason Kidd: Kidd was a ten time NBA All Star and was five times chosen for the First Team All-NBA roster. Kidd also was a four time First Team All-Defensive Selection and is second all-time in the NBA in Steals. He was a two time Olympic Gold Medalist with Team U.S.A. (2000 & 2008) and also is a NBA Champion with the Dallas Mavericks (2011).Steve Nash: Nash was a two time NBA MVP (2005 & 2006) and was a three time First Team All-NBA Selection. Nash was a five time Assists leader and he still is the all-time leader in Free Throw Percentage.Rudy Tomjanivich (Coach): While “Rudy T” has a case to be a Hall of Fame inductee as a player, this nomination is as a coach. Tomjanavich took the Rockets to back-to-back titles (1994 & 1995) and also was the Head Coach for Team U.S.A. at the 2000 Olympics.Chris Webber: Webber was the 1994 NBA Rookie of the Year and was a five time All Star. The former of Michigan’s “Fab Five” was also a one time First Team NBA and three time Second Team NBA Selection. Women’s Committee Finalists:Kim Mulkey (Coach):   Mulkey took Baylor to two NCAA Titles (2005 &…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsSat, 17 Feb 2018 23:10:42 +0000
Ivory to the WWE Hall of Famehttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8945-ivory-to-the-wwe-hall-of-fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8945-ivory-to-the-wwe-hall-of-fameIvory to the WWE Hall of Fame
It was announced today (and not a large surprise based on leaks that have been rampant) that Lisa Moretti, who competed in the WWE as Ivory will be this year’s female inductee to the WWE Hall of Fame. Moretti was a member of GLOW in the 80’s where she competed as Tina Ferrari, made her debut in the WWE as the valet of Mark Henry and D-Lo Brown in 1999 (we are deliberately omitting her one off as one of the Godfather’s hos) and winning the Women’s Title twice that year, the first time from Debra McMichael, the second from The Fabulous Moolah.2000 would be her best year in the WWE where she joined the villainous and puritanical Right to Censor faction and she would defeat Lita in a four way match to win the Women’s Title for a third time. She would feud with Chyna over the latter’s posing for Playboy. Their program would culminate in Chyna soundly thrashing Ivory for the title at Wrestlemania X7.Ivory would stay contracted to the WWE for the next few years but was not involved in any major storylines. When she was not wrestling she would occasionally broadcast and also served as a trainer on Tough Enough. Her contract was not renewed in 2005. While Ivory wrestled at a time where most of the women competed in non-athletic gimmick matches, fans knew that Moretti was a decent wrestler and was capable of far more than she was allowed to do and is a genuine pioneer for the female workers of today.We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Lisa Moretti for obtaining this honor.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsMon, 12 Feb 2018 21:32:10 +0000
Dr. Teeth & The Electric Mayhem & Wyld Stallyns enter our Fictitious Rock and Roll HOFhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8944-dr-teeth-the-electric-mayhem-wyld-stallyns-enter-our-fictitious-rock-and-roll-hof http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8944-dr-teeth-the-electric-mayhem-wyld-stallyns-enter-our-fictitious-rock-and-roll-hofDr. Teeth & The Electric Mayhem & Wyld Stallyns enter our Fictitious Rock and Roll HOF
We have been a little late with our official announcement on this but our Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is ready to work on the Class of 2018!If you haven’t noticed already, Wyld Stallyns and Dr. Teeth & The Electric Mayhem were chosen for the Class of 2017.If we are to believe fictional rock and roll history, Wyld Stallyns (from Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure) created music that brought peace throughout the universe. If that is true, then this is a group that should have been inducted immediately!Dr. Teeth & The Electric Mayhem were the house band for the Muppets on their eponymously named show and have appeared in all of their later movies and programs since. More notably, they actually appeared last year in a live performance at a music festival in California. With the induction of these two acts, voting has commenced on our 2018 Class, which you can all vote for here.As always, we here at Notinhalloffame.com thank you for your continued support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsSun, 11 Feb 2018 18:15:10 +0000
John Mellencamp headlines the Songwriters Hall of Famehttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8927-john-mellencamp-headlines-the-songwriters-hall-of-fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8927-john-mellencamp-headlines-the-songwriters-hall-of-fameJohn Mellencamp headlines the Songwriters Hall of Fame
While we don’t rank those who are not in the Songwriters Hall of Fame, it has always been an institution that we have had respect for and report on whenever they have a major announcement. It doesn’t get any bigger for them then when they have chosen a new class!The 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame Class consists of John Mellencamp, Alan Jackson, Bill Anderson, Jermaine Dupri, Steve Dorff, Allee Willis and the members of Kool & The Gang.For many (and essentially us) the headliner is John Mellencamp, who is also a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. A legend of the heartland rock scene, Mellencamp had ten top ten hits including a number one with “Jack and Diane”. He also had a number one album (American Fool) in 1982.Alan Jackson was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame last year. The native of Georgia had 38 songs reach the top five on the Country & Western chart. “Whisperin” Bill Anderson, who is also a Country Music Hall of Fame inductee (2001) had seven songs go to number one and wrote many hits for other Country musicians. Steve Dorff wrote hits for Eddie Rabitt and George Strait and others and was also successful in writing television shows.R&B mogul Jermaine Dupri wrote or co-wrote many hits for Usher, Mariah Carey and many others. Allee Wills collaborated with Earth Wind & Fire and the Pointer Sisters among others in the R&B field. The members of Kool & the Gang who are inducted are Robert “Kool” bell, Ronald Bell, George Brown and James “JT” Taylor. The official induction ceremony will take place on June 14.We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the newest members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsTue, 06 Feb 2018 20:49:46 +0000
If Jim Thome has his way Chief Wahoo will not be on his plaquehttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8926-if-jim-thome-has-his-way-chief-wahoo-will-not-be-on-his-plaque http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8926-if-jim-thome-has-his-way-chief-wahoo-will-not-be-on-his-plaqueIf Jim Thome has his way Chief Wahoo will not be on his plaque
Only a few days ago the Cleveland Indians announced that the controversial “Chief Wahoo” will be stricken from the uniform from the 2019 season on. Jim Thome is making sure that it won’t be making another appearance permanently in Cooperstown.Thome, who was inducted in his first attempt and will go in as an Indian is requesting that the “C” will adorn his cap. While the final decision on the hat on the plaque lies with Cooperstown there is no reason to think that there should be an issue. There are fourteen Hall of Famers who went in as Indians and only one (Early Wynn) has Chief Wahoo on the hat. The rest have no logo or a varying version of the “C”.As for why Thome made this decision he had this to say:"I know my decision would be to wear the 'C' because I think it's the right thing to do, I think I need to have a conversation with the Hall of Fame because of all the history and everything involved. I just think that's the right thing to do." From our point of view, we applaud the decision of Thome and are again congratulating him on entering the Baseball Hall of Fame.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsSun, 04 Feb 2018 20:57:17 +0000
The 2018 Pro Football HOF Class is announced!http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8925-the-2018-pro-football-hof-class-is-announced http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8925-the-2018-pro-football-hof-class-is-announcedThe 2018 Pro Football HOF Class is announced!
The Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced the latest class and may of those that pundits pegged to be selected will soon receive a new blazer for their closet and their likeness in Canton.Let’s take a look at those who were chosen:While this is not the headliner for most for Notinhalloffame.com we are most thrilled by the selection of Senior Candidate, Jerry Kramer. Kramer had been the only member of the NFL 50th Anniversary Team not be to enshrined and this injustice ended today. Kramer was a two time Super Bowl Champion and five time NFL Champion with the Green Bay PackersRay Lewis and Brian Urlacher were selected both on their first ballot. Lewis was as close to a slam dunk cinch as you could get as he was a former two time Defensive Player of the Year and two time Super Bowl Champion with the Baltimore Ravens. The Linebacker was also a seven time First Team All Pro.Urlacher spent his entire career with the Chicago Bears where he was a five time First Team All Pro. He was the 2005 AP Defensive Payer of the Year.Brian Dawkins (Weapon X) was also chosen. The Safety was a sixteen year veteran predominantly playing for the Philadelphia Eagles and was a four time First Team All Pro and nine time Pro Bowl Selection. Rounding out the defensive side of the ledger is Robert Brazile, A.K.A., “Dr. Doom”. Brazile went to seven Pro Bowls in a career spent only with the Houston Oilers.Two Wide Receivers were chosen in Randy Moss and Terrell Owens, the two most dynamic and controversial players in that position of their era. Moss gets in on his first ballot while Owens, who actually has better career statistics was made to wait until the third. It is difficult to think that having T.O. wait was not a message.The final inductee is former executive, Bobby Beathard.Those who were not selected were Tony Boselli, Isaac Bruce, Alan Faneca, Steve Hutchinson, Joe Jacoby, Edgerrin James, Ty Law, John Lynch, Kevin Mawae and Everson Walls.We will be revising our Notinhalloffame.com Football list next month to reflect those who are eligible in 2019.We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsSat, 03 Feb 2018 19:21:22 +0000
Pedro Martinez to headline the 2018 Canadian Baseball HOF Classhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8924-pedro-martinez-to-headline-the-2018-canadian-baseball-hof-class http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8924-pedro-martinez-to-headline-the-2018-canadian-baseball-hof-classPedro Martinez to headline the 2018 Canadian Baseball HOF Class
Three new additions have been added to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, two of which are very familiar faces to longtime Canadian baseball fans.Pedro Martinez, who is already in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, now enters his second Baseball Hall. The native of the Dominican Republic pitched four seasons (1994-97) for the Montreal Expos where he compiled a 55-33 record with a 3.06 ERA. Martinez would win his first of three Cy Young Awards (1997) as an Expo. Former Toronto Blue Jay, Lloyd Moseby, joins Martinez. Moseby was with the Jays for the entire decade of the 80’s where he was one third of an incredible outfield with George Bell and Jesse Barfield. As a Blue Jay, Moseby would win a Silver Slugger (1983) and had 1,319 Hits with 149 Home Runs. He was also an All Star in 1986.The third inductee is baseball historian William Humber.The induction will take place on June 16th in St. Mary’s Ontario.We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the latest inductees to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsThu, 01 Feb 2018 18:45:28 +0000
Glen Perkins retireshttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8920-glen-perkins-retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8920-glen-perkins-retiresGlen Perkins retires
Minnesota Twins closer, Glen Perkins announced on Twitter that after twelve seasons in MLB (all with Minnesota) he will be retiring from the game.Perkins was a 1st Round Draft Pick (22nd overall) in 2004 and he would debut for the Twins in 2006. In 2008 he was a starter but he was relegated to a middle relief role. He would however become a the team’s closer in 2012 and from 2013 to 2015 he was named an All Star and recorded 30 or more Saves.A torn labrum took him out of the lineup for most of the 2016 and 2017 season and he only pitched 10 Games in the last two seasons. The Twins bought out his contract after the ’17 campaign.Perkins retires with an overall record of 35 and 25 with 120 Saves.While we don’t expect Perkins to receive any serious Hall of Fame consideration, should he make the ballot it would be in 2023.We here at Notinhalloffame.com wish Glen Perkins the best in his post-baseball career.
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[email protected]tinhalloffame.com (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsTue, 30 Jan 2018 20:29:01 +0000
The Dudley Boys going to the WWE HOFhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8918-the-dudley-boys-going-to-the-wwe-hof http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8918-the-dudley-boys-going-to-the-wwe-hofThe Dudley Boys going to the WWE HOF
As been long expected it has been officially announced that the Dudley Boys (Bubba Ray & D-Von) will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.Originally forming in ECW as a collective of “half-brothers from Dudleyville”, Bubba Ray and D-Von were breakout heels and would become the dominant tag team in the Philadelphia based promotion. In 1999, the WWE came calling and unlike previous ECW stalwarts, Public Enemy, the Dudleys got over in the WWE and they became major tag team stars.The Dudleys would participate in the famed TLC Match at Wrestlemania 2000 and would become nine time Tag Team Champions there both as heels and faces and would participate in multiple main events. The duo would be released in 2005 and for a decade they would compete in various promotions, such as New Japan and TNA, and though they were not permitted to go by the Dudleys, they were still an over tandem regardless of wherever they were.They returned last year in a part nostalgia/enhancement role for a one year period.We did not have them ranked as they were active in the WWE last year and were both under 46 (though Bubba Ray is now 46), which is the age that we considered mandatory to rank a wrestler regardless of their activity. The Dudleys were in our Futures section and will be removed when we do our overhaul in the spring.We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the Dudleys for earning this accolade.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsMon, 29 Jan 2018 19:36:17 +0000
Tony Gonzalez to enter the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Famehttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8917-tony-gonzalez-to-enter-the-kansas-city-chiefs-hall-of-fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8917-tony-gonzalez-to-enter-the-kansas-city-chiefs-hall-of-fameTony Gonzalez to enter the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame
Tony Gonzalez will be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2019 and our guess (and isn’t it everyone’s?) that the former 14 time Pro Bowl Tight End will enter in his first try. While he is waiting for that accolade he has one Hall to enter first: the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame.Gonzalez (who also played basketball) was drafted out of UCLA 13th overall in 1997 and in his third season he would make his first of 10 Pro Bowls and first of five First Team All Pro nods. Gonzalez had four campaigns that exceeded 1,000 Yards (unheard of for a Tight End) and actually led the NFL in Receptions in 2004. In his 12 years with Kansas City, he tallied a whopping 10,940 Yards with 76 Touchdowns.He will be honored at an Award banquet on February 24 and will be officially enshrined at Alumni Weekend this fall. Gonzalez becomes the 44th player (and 48th member overall) to enter the Chiefs Hall of Fame.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsSun, 28 Jan 2018 19:45:25 +0000
Vladimir Guerrero will be inducted as an Angelhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8916-vladimir-guerrero-will-be-inducted-as-an-angel http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8916-vladimir-guerrero-will-be-inducted-as-an-angelVladimir Guerrero will be inducted as an Angel
Vladimir Guerrero has announced in a news conference that he will be entering the Baseball Hall of Fame as an Angel making him the first to enter Cooperstown with a halo on the cap. Guerrero actually had a longer run with the Montreal Expos, the team for which he debuted for in 1996. As an Expo, he played for eight seasons with four All Star Game appearances with 234 Home Runs, a Slash Line of .323/.390/.588 and a bWAR of 31.8. His tenure with the Angels was only six seasons with four All Star Games, 173 Home Runs, a Slash Line of .319/.381/.546 and a bWAR 24.3.While his numbers accumulatively in Montreal exceed that of the Angels, Guerrero’s best individual years were with the Angels. In his first year with the then named Anaheim Angels, “The Impaler” was named the American League MVP. He was the second runner-up for the Award two other times.This may make fans of the Montreal Expos sad but there is solace in that there are already three donning that chapeau in Gary Carter, Andre Dawson and last year’s inductee, Tim Raines.We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the Angels organization for seeing one of their own in the Hall!
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsSat, 27 Jan 2018 17:28:10 +0000
We have updated our Basketball Listhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8914-we-have-updated-our-basketball-list http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8914-we-have-updated-our-basketball-listWe have updated our Basketball List
We mentioned that due to the abrupt alteration of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame’s changing of eligibility rules from five years to three years after retirement would necessitate a rapid change in our basketball list. We have done just that! Normally when we do a significant revision we take into account your votes and comments. We are not doing that this time, as we will hold off until the change after the announcement of the next class, which will be announced during the Final Four. Rather, we are just inputting those who are now eligible into the slots where we feel they belong.Here are the new entries to our Notinhalloffame.com Basketball List:1. Steve Nash. The Canadian two-time NBA MVP supplants Jason Kidd at #1 on our list. The former Point Guard went to eight All Star Games, was a three time First Team All Pro and was also a five time Assists Leader.3. Ray Allen. Allen is the all-time NBA leader in three point field goals and was a ten time All Star. Allen is also a two time NBA Champion winning a title with Boston (2008) and Miami (2013).19. Chauncey Billups. Billups was the NBA Finals MVP for the Detroit Pistons and their shocking Championship win. He was also five-time NBA All Star.42. Shawn Marion. “The Matrix” helped the Dallas Mavericks win the NBA Title in 2011 and he is also a four time All Star.54. Rashard Lewis. Lewis was a two time All Star who late in his career helped the Miami Heat win the NBA Championship.Andrei Kirilenko. From Russia, Kirilenko is a one time All Star who was once the league leader in Blocks.Jermaine O’Neal. O’Neal went to six All Star Games and was one time Second Team All-NBA Selection. He was also chosen for a pair of Third Team All-NBA squads.Antawn Jamison. Jamison is a two time All Star who also won the 6th Man of the Year.Hedo Turkoglu. From Turkey, Turkoglu was named the Most Improved Player of the Year in the 2007-08 Season.The entire list can be found here.We here at Notinhalloffame.com encourage you to take a look at these revisions and give us your feedback!
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsThu, 25 Jan 2018 16:38:07 +0000
The Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2018 is announced!http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8913-the-baseball-hall-of-fame-class-of-2018-is-announced http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8913-the-baseball-hall-of-fame-class-of-2018-is-announcedThe Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2018 is announced!
This is one of the days that we eagerly await annually as we now know who will comprise the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2018.Chipper Jones, Jim Thome, Vladimir Guerrero and Trevor Hoffman have been chosen as all three received the necessary 75% of the vote from the Baseball Hall of Fame voters.Jones, who played his entire career with the Atlanta Braves, is the highest vote getter this year with 97.2% of the ballot. Jones is one of the greatest hitting Third Basemen in history accumulating 2,726 Hits with a Slash Line of .303/.401/.529. The 1999 National League MVP also belted 468 Home Runs. Vladimir Guerrero enters the Hall on his second try. The 2004 American League MVP and nine time All Star received 71.4% of the vote last season and easily cruised into the Hall this year with 92.9%.Jim Thome also enters Cooperstown on his first try. In comparison to Jones, Thome was a vagabond playing for six different Major League teams, but his power prowess had few equals. The five time All Star blasted 612 Home Runs, which ranks him seventh all-time. Thome received 89.8% of the ballotTrevor Hoffman enters the Baseball Hall of Fame on his third try and becomes the sixth Relief Pitcher to be inducted. Hoffman is second all-time in Saves and is a two time runner up to the National League Cy Young Award. Hoffman finished with 79.9% of the vote.Now let’s take a look at those who were not chosen.Edgar Martinez made another significant jump in the votes. He went from 43.4% to 58.6% and this year he went to 70.4%. This is the ninth year that the Designated Hitter was on the ballot and he is considered to be the best ever at that position. Martinez was tracking well and was projected to be inducted this year but he should be able to get in next year.Mike Mussina saw his total rise from 51.8% to 63.5%. Sabremetrically speaking, Mussina remains one of the biggest snubs on the ballot, but he has only been on the ballot for five years. This increase could see him enter Cooperstown next year but this double digit rise will bring him induction eventually.Barry Bonds remains a polarizing figure for the Baseball Hall of Fame, but PEDs or not, this was the best hitter of his era and arguably of all-time. The career Home Run Leader and…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsWed, 24 Jan 2018 19:17:02 +0000
The University of Pittsburgh will soon have an athletic Hall of Famehttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8912-the-university-of-pittsburgh-will-son-have-an-athletic-hall-of-fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8912-the-university-of-pittsburgh-will-son-have-an-athletic-hall-of-fameThe University of Pittsburgh will soon have an athletic Hall of Fame
The University of Pittsburgh has finally announced that they will finally be creating an athletic Hall of Fame that will honor their past athletic heroes.The University will be allowing online submissions that can be accepted until March 31. A 19 member Hall of Fame selection has also been created. While we don’t know who will be entering the Pitt Hall of Fame at this time we know two things for sure:To qualify, an athlete has to be five years removed from their last season in college and if they are in an athletic career where they could turn professional, they cannot be currently active.We also know that the inaugural class will be inducted on September 7. We guess we another thing…we will be paying attention!
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsMon, 22 Jan 2018 18:11:52 +0000
The Minnesota Twins to induct Johan Santana to their Hall of Fame.http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8903-the-minnesota-twins-to-induct-johan-santana-to-their-hall-of-fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8903-the-minnesota-twins-to-induct-johan-santana-to-their-hall-of-fameThe Minnesota Twins to induct Johan Santana to their Hall of Fame.
Shortly the Baseball Hall of Fame will be announcing who will be inducted into Cooperstown and former Pitcher Johan Santana is on the ballot. While it is uncertain as to whether Santana will receive the necessary votes to make the Hall (or even the 5% to make the next ballot due to the plethora of names who are eligible to vote for) he will be enshrined for sure into the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame.The Venezuelan arrived to Minnesota via trade from the Florida Marlins on a 1999 Rule 5 draft swap for Jared Camp. It is easy to see who won this deal isn’t it?   Santana made the Twins roster in 2000 and he bounced back and forth between long relief and spot starting but in 2003 he began to put it altogether and won a permanent spot in the rotation becoming one of the better hurlers in the last half of the season and he helped the team make the playoffs that year.Johan Santana had arrived and in 2004 and he would begin a four year run as the most dominating pitcher in the American League. The flamethrower would go 20-6 while leading the AL in ERA, Strikeouts, FIP, WHIP and SO/BB and would win the CY Young Award. 2005 would not be a Cy Young winning one, but he was 3rd in voting and finished first in Strikeouts, FIP, WHIP and SO/BB. He would again reclaim the Cy Young in 2006 while again taking the ERA, Strikeouts, FIP, WHIP and SO/BB Title. This would also see Santana finish first in Wins for the first and only time in his career. 2007 was a “down” year where he only finished 5th in Cy Young voting.Santana was traded to the New York Mets in the off-season.Johan Santana’s overall numbers with Minnesota are 93 Wins against 44 Losses with 1,381 Strikeouts with a 3.22 Earned Run Average.We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Johan Santana on earning this prestigious honor.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsSat, 20 Jan 2018 22:47:50 +0000
The Philadelphia Flyers retire the #88 of Eric Lindroshttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8902-the-philadelphia-flyers-retire-the-88-of-eric-lindros http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8902-the-philadelphia-flyers-retire-the-88-of-eric-lindrosThe Philadelphia Flyers retire the #88 of Eric Lindros
As we slowly work on the greatest 50 players of every major franchise of the big four of North American sports we will eventually look at how each of those teams honor those who played for them in the past. As such it is newsworthy to us that the Philadelphia Flyers retired the number 88 of Eric Lindros.Lindros was drafted first overall by the Quebec Nordiques in 1991 and famously refused to report to the team. He sat out a year and was traded to the Flyers in a megadeal and he would immediately become the face of the franchise. A power forward in every sense of the word, Lindros’ imposing size was complimented with finesse skills. In the 1994-95 strike shortened season, Lindros was named the Hart Trophy winner while also earning First Team All Star Honors. The following season Lindros had a career high 115 Points and was named a Second Team All Star. In 1997, he led the Flyers to a Stanley Cup Final and was the playoffs leading scorer, though the team went down to defeat to the Detroit Red Wings.As big and as powerful as Lindros was, his style of play made him injury prone and more specifically he began to get concussed often. He also suffered a collapsed lung, which was followed by a team edict for him to fly back to Philadelphia (this occurred in Nashville). He didn’t, and had he done so he would have likely died in the plane.The injuries led to a public battle between Lindros and Flyers management, namely GM Bobby Clarke who questioned his star’s toughness. During the 2000-01 season, Lindros was cleared to return but refused to report and would sit out the remainder of the season. He would later be dealt to the New York Rangers but to say that the parting between the Flyers and Lindros was smooth would be an inaccurate one. Number 88 would play five more years in the NHL with New York, Toronto and the Dallas Stars before retiring.Bridges were seemingly burned but Lindros would play in the Alumni Game at the 2012 Winter Classic at the request of GM, Paul Holmgren. Lindros would later be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2016 and this was mostly due to his work as a Philadelphia Flyer.As a Flyer, Lindros was a six time All Star and he scored 659 Points…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsSat, 20 Jan 2018 22:03:34 +0000
Barenaked Ladies to be inducted into the Canadian Music HOFhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8898-barenaked-ladies-to-be-inducted-into-the-canadian-music-hof http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8898-barenaked-ladies-to-be-inducted-into-the-canadian-music-hofBarenaked Ladies to be inducted into the Canadian Music HOF
The Canadian Music Hall of Fame has announced that Barenaked Ladies will become the next members.Barenaked Ladies formed in Scarborough, Ontario in 1988 and quickly developed a cult following in the Toronto area. The group didn’t sound like anyone else as not only were they quirky they sang about topics that hadn’t been dealt with and did so in a fun way. It wasn’t long before they had a major record deal and they became national sensations with songs like “If I Had a Million Dollars” and “Be My Yoko Ono” receiving national airplay. By the late 90’s, the Ladies were not just Canadian sensations but international ones. Their single “One Week” went number one in the United States and they had other major smashes such as “It’s All Been Done” and “Pinch Me”.As their style became more sophisticated they still maintained their uniqueness and distinct style.What is very significant about this induction is that when it takes place at the Juno Awards this March it will be the first tie Steven Page, who acrimoniously left the group in 2009 will be with them.We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Barenaked Ladies for earning this prestigious honor.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsFri, 19 Jan 2018 20:11:58 +0000
Howard Stern to induct Bon Jovihttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8896-howard-stern-to-induct-bon-jovi http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8896-howard-stern-to-induct-bon-joviHoward Stern to induct Bon Jovi
It did not take long to find out who the first inductor will be for the upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony this April.On the Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM, Jon Bon Jovi announced that Stern was his first choice:“The truth is I only had one choice….nobody knows not only me but the members of the band as well as Howard.”Bon Jovi, both the singer and the group have been longtime guests of the Show dating back to 80’s. Stern told Bon Jovi that he was “honored” and “would be thrilled to do it”.Stern should make an entertaining figure for the ceremony and we look forward to see who will also become inductors.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman)Not in Hall of Fame NewsWed, 17 Jan 2018 22:44:29 +0000
The Grammy HOF announces its new classhttp://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8895-the-grammy-hof-announces-its-new-class http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/8895-the-grammy-hof-announces-its-new-classThe Grammy HOF announces its new class
The Grammy Hall of Fame has announced the 25 new recordings that will add to the already 1,038 songs/albums that have already been included.To qualify, a song/album must be at least 25 years old.The following Albums are now part of the Grammy Hall of Fame:“Band of Gypsys” by Jimi Hendrix (1970)“The Chronic” by Dr. Dre (1992)“Heart Like a Wheel” by Linda Ronstadt (1974)“Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison” by Johnny Cash (1968)“Nevermind” by Nirvana (1991)“A Night at the Opera by Queen (1975)“Tubular Bells” by Mike Oldfield (1973)The following Singles are now part of the Grammy Hall of Fame:“Bring it Home to Me” by Sam Cooke (1962)“Dream On” by Aerosmith (1973)“Fight the Power” by Public Enemy (1989)“Flash Light” by Parliament (1978)“Grazing in the Grass” by Hugh Masekela (1968)“I Can’t Help Myself” by The Four Tops (1965)“I Heard it Through the Grapevine” by Gladys Knight and the Pips (1967)“(I Love You) for Sentimental Reasons by The King Cole Trio (1946)“I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston (1992)“Mary Had a Little Lamb” by Thomas Alva Edison (1878)“Me and Mrs. Jones” by Billy Paul (1972)“Moon River” by Andy Williams (1962)“My Man” by Billie Holiday (1937)“Paint It, Black” by The Rolling Stones (1966)“Savoy Blues” by Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five (1927)“A Song for You” by Leon Russell (1970)“Space Oddity” by David Bowie (1969)“That’s All Right” by Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup (1949)The Grammy Awards take place on January 28.
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