Not in Hall of Fame News http://www.notinhalloffame.com Fri, 24 May 2019 01:04:54 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb The NASCAR Hall of Fame announces their 2020 Class http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9730-the-nascar-hall-of-fame-announces-their-2020-class http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9730-the-nascar-hall-of-fame-announces-their-2020-class The NASCAR Hall of Fame announces their 2020 Class
While we have not a great job in updating our Notinhalloffame NASCAR list (look for that update this summer), we are excited that the NASCAR Hall of Fame has announced the five-member Class of 2020. The Class of 2020 consists of: Buddy Baker:  Baker won 19 races including the 1980 Daytona 500.  He was named one of NASCARS’s 50 Greatest Drivers in 1998. Joe Gibbs:  Gibbs received 72% of the vote and enters as a team owner.  His drivers have won 323 races and he is also a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a three-time Super Bowl Championship Head Coach with the Washington Redskins. Bobby Labonte:  Labonte was the Winston Cup Series Champion in 2000 and would win 21 races in the NASCAR Cup Series.  Tony Stewart:  Arguably the headliner of the class, Stewart was chosen in his first year of eligibility. Receiving 88% of the vote, Stewart was a three-time NASCAR premier series champion and would have 49 Wins on the tour. Waddell Wilson:  Wilson received 72% of the vote and was a famed engine builder. This is the 11thClass for the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the newest members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 22 May 2019 22:28:42 +0000
Josh Hamilton named to the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9721-josh-hamilton-named-to-the-texas-rangers-hall-of-fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9721-josh-hamilton-named-to-the-texas-rangers-hall-of-fame Josh Hamilton named to the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame
The Texas Rangers have announced that Josh Hamilton will be the next former player to be inducted into their franchise Hall of Fame. It was a long road for Hamilton, a former number one Draft Pick whose career was derailed by a severe drug addiction and after leaving baseball for three years he made a comeback in 2005 he would make his MLB debut in 2007 with the Cincinnati Reds at age 26 and after a good rookie campaign he was traded to the Texas Rangers where he would spend the next five seasons, all of which would see him earn All-Star honors.  Hamilton was a vital component of Texas’ back-to-back American League Pennants in 2010 and 2011, and in the former year he would win the MVP while also winning the Batting Title.  Hamilton would sign with Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 2013 but returned for one more season in Texas for 2015, which would be his final year in the Majors. Hamilton’s overall numbers with the Rangers would see him collect 814 Hits with 150 Home Runs, 531 Runs Batted In and a .302 Batting Average We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Josh Hamilton for earning this honor.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Tue, 21 May 2019 21:55:59 +0000
Chris Long Retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9700-chris-long-retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9700-chris-long-retires Chris Long Retires
We have another significant retirement to speak about as Chris Long announced that he is retiring from the National Football League after 11 seasons. Drafted 2ndOverall in 2008 by the St. Louis Rams from the University of Virginia, Long would be a starter as a rookie earning all-rookie honors.  Long would record 13.0 Quarterback Sacks in 2011 and followed that up with 11.5 the year after.  He stayed with St. Louis until the 2015 season and would sign with the New England Patriots where he assisted them in a victory in Super Bowl LI.  Long would be a back-to-back champion as he was with the Philadelphia Eagles for their win in Super Bowl LII.  He was named the Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2018, which is now his final season in the NFL.   Long retires with 70.0 Quarterback Sacks and along with his father, Howie, has the most Sacks for any father/son combination with 154. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to wish Chris Long the best in his post-playing career.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sun, 19 May 2019 00:08:12 +0000
Rashad Evans named to the UFC Hall of Fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9699-rashad-evans-named-to-the-ufc-hall-of-fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9699-rashad-evans-named-to-the-ufc-hall-of-fame Rashad Evans named to the UFC Hall of Fame
The UFC announced on Saturday night that Rashad Evans will be part of their 2019 Hall of Fame Class. Evans first gained national attention by winning The Ultimate Fighter 2 in 2005 as a Heavyweight but he would drop down to Light Heavyweight and went on a winning streak scoring wins over Stephen Bonnar, Michael Bisping and Chuck Lidell, which would earn him a UFC Light Heavyweight Championship shot at UFC 92.   Evans would defeat Forrest Griffin by TKO to win the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship but his reign would be short-lived as he was defeated by Lyoto Machida at UFC 98.  He would rattle off four more wins after by defeating Thiago Silva, Quinton Jackson, Tito Ortiz and Phil Davis, which earned him a title shot against Jon Jones at UFC 145, but he would not be able to wrest the Light Heavyweight Title from him. He would beat Dan Henderson and Chael Sonnen but he would lose his last five fights and retired last year with a record of 19-8-1. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Rashad Evans for earning this prestigious honor.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sun, 19 May 2019 00:01:17 +0000
Motley Crue now number one in Rock Hall's Your Choice poll http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9698-motley-crue-now-number-one-in-rock-hall-s-your-choice-poll http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9698-motley-crue-now-number-one-in-rock-hall-s-your-choice-poll Motley Crue now number one in Rock Hall's Your Choice poll
Our apologies, as we wanted to take a bit of time to digest this but the news has been making the rounds that Motley Crue have taken over the number one spot in the kiosk-driven “Your Choice” poll, which exists physically at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.   Crue took the spot from Blink-182, and it marks the first time that someone other than Blink-182 has held the top spot. So, what exactly does this mean? In theory nothing and in theory everything. How it does not mean anything is that just because those who cross the turnstiles of the Rock Hall may think that Motley Crue should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame it does not mean that the committee who actually makes that decision will agree. Many bands/artists have been lobbied for the Hall and are still on the outside looking in or have waited what was perceived to be far too many years for induction and the Hall has historically ignored many of those plights.  Although… When the bands/artists are nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, they put up an online poll, which allows the fans to have their voice as to who they want in.  While this does not mean that whoever they grant the highest votes will automatically gain entry, history has shown that they do listen.   This of course, does not mean that Motley Crue will be nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. For the record, this is the current top ten of the vote: Motley Crue (Ranked #67on Notinhalloffame.com) blink-182 (Ranked #89on Notinhalloffame.com) Iron Maiden (Ranked #12on Notinhalloffame.com) Dave Matthews Band (Ranked #77on Notinhalloffame.com) Weezer (Ranked #40on Notinhalloffame.com) Freddie Mercury (Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com) Cher (Ranked #172on Notinhalloffame.com) Phil Collins (Ranked #188on Notinhalloffame.com) Rage Against the Machine (Ranked #43on Notinhalloffame.com) Boston (Ranked #62on Notinhalloffame.com) While again it is not guaranteed that Motley Crue will get inducted they have a lot of momentum.  The Netflix biopic about them (The Dirt) has performed well and raised their profile and has a lot more people looking at why they are not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. What also helps in the recent induction of Def Leppard as rarely do artists of a similar genre get nominated together.  This has to help Motley Crue. Either way, we will be watching!
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Fri, 17 May 2019 16:13:52 +0000
We have added to our 2020 and 2021 Hockey Futures http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9697-we-have-added-to-our-2020-and-2021-hockey-futures http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9697-we-have-added-to-our-2020-and-2021-hockey-futures We have added to our 2020 and 2021 Hockey Futures
We always continue to add sections here on Notinhalloffame.com, but the more we add, the more we have to maintain.  One of those that got away from us a little bit is our Future Hockey Eligibles, which we have now updated. The following are recognizable players who are eligible for the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2020: Brian Campbell:  Campbell was a four-time All-Star who would win the Lady Byng Trophy in 2012.  Also, a Second Team All-Star (2008), he would help the Chicago Blackhawks win the 2010 Stanley Cup. Dennis Wideman:  Wideman was an All-Star Defenseman in 2012. Jarome Iginla:  Iginla has the resume of a first ballot Hall of Fame induction as he is a former Art Ross winner, Ted Lindsay Winner, and a three-time First Team All-Star.  Known mostly for his time with the Calgary Flames, Iginla is a member of the 1,000 Point club, and he is also a two-time Olympic Gold Medal winner with Canada. Jiri Hudler:  The Czech national would win the Lady Byng Trophy in 2015 and was also a Stanley Cup Champion with the Detroit Red Wings in 2008. John-Michael Liles:  Liles was a reliable Defenseman who would also play for the United States in both the Olympics and World Cup. Marian Hossa:  Hossa is a member of the 1,000 Point Club, and he is a five-time NHL All-Star who was named a Second Team All-Star in 2009.  The Slovakian star was also a three-time Stanley Cup Champion with the Chicago Blackhawks. Matt Carle:  Carle was a former Hobey Baker Award winner who would have a pair of 40 Point Seasons. The Defenseman is one of the best Alaskans ever to play professional hockey. Mike Ribeiro:  Ribeiro was an All-Star in 2008 and was regarded as one of the tougher Centres in the NHL. Milan Michalek:  Michalek was a successful Left Winger who would be named an All-Star in 2012.  He would also win two Bronze Medals for the Czech Republic in the World Hockey Championships. Shane Doan:  Doan is without question the greatest Arizona Coyote ever, and he was a two-time NHL All-Star. He would also win a World Cup of Hockey Gold Medal with Team Canada in 2004. The following are recognizable players who are eligible for the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2021: Alexandre Burrows:  Burrows had a solid NHL career that was spent primarily with the Vancouver Canucks. Brian Gionta:  Gionta would win the Stanley Cup with the New Jersey Devils in 2003, and he was also…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 15 May 2019 22:26:33 +0000
Major Update: Our WWE List has been revised! http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9683-major-update-our-wwe-list-has-been-revised http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9683-major-update-our-wwe-list-has-been-revised Major Update: Our WWE List has been revised!
One of the most important things that we work on here at Notinhalloffame.com is our core lists, that being those who should be considered for various key Halls of Fame that we look at. As such we are very pleased that we have completed our revision on our list of those to consider for the WWE Hall of Fame. As always, our revisions involve the following: The removal of the entries who got in. This was a huge amount especially in our top 100, which would see ten taken off the board.  Before we get there, we have been asked how we deal with wrestlers who have entered the WWE Hall of Fame, but in a different form than appears on our list.  Our perception is that once a wrestler is chosen be it as a single, a tag team or a faction, they are in even if they get in a second time. We began this rule when the Four Horsemen were inducted and despite Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard and Barry Windham having worthwhile careers on their own we elected not to keep them on the list.  Let’s call it our “Double A” rule.   Make sense? Let’s continue! Leaving the list and entering the WWE Hall of Fame are Triple H (#4 entering as a part of D-Generation X), Bruiser Brody (#7 entering via the Legacy Wing), The Honky Tonk Man (#22), Wahoo McDaniel (#44 entering via the Legacy Wing), The New Age Outlaws (#47 who are entering as part of D-Generation X), Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart (#56 who is entering as part of the Hart Foundation), Chyna (#63 who is entering as part of D-Generation X), Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake (#71), X-Pac (#75 who is entering as part of D-Generation X), Professor Toru Tanaka (#82 entering via the Legacy Wing), Luna Vachon (#126 entering via the Legacy Wing), Jim Barnett (#137 entering via the Legacy Wing), “Playboy” Buddy Rose (#153 entering via the Legacy Wing), Torrie Wilson (#169), S.D. Jones (#185 entering via the Legacy Wing), Stevie Ray (#195 entering via Harlem Heat) and Hisashi Shinma (#356 entering the Legacy Wing).   We have also added some wrestlers, but unlike the sports we cover wrestlers retire and come back all the time.  We have instated a mandatory age minimum of 46, which is when we bring Future Candidates automatically to the Main List regardless of how active they are.  This applied to only two wrestlers this…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 08 May 2019 10:48:03 +0000
Rodney Harrison to enter the New England Patriots HOF http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9669-rodney-harrison-to-enter-the-new-england-patriots-hof http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9669-rodney-harrison-to-enter-the-new-england-patriots-hof Rodney Harrison to enter the New England Patriots HOF
Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players and executive.  As such it is news to us that the New England Patriots have announced that Rodney Harrison will be the new inductee to their franchise Hall of Fame. Harrison was a San Diego Charger for the first nine years of his career and he would sign with New England before the 2003 season.  The Defensive Back would help the Patriots win two Super Bowls (XXXVIII & XXXIX) and he was a First Team All-Pro in 2003.  Overall, he would play 63 Games for the Pats and secured 8 Interceptions with 441 Tackles.   The induction of Rodney Harrison makes this the 29thmember of the Patriots Hall of Fame, which at Notinhalloffame.com we consider to be one of the best franchise Hall of Fames of the big four of North American sports.  Harrison beat out Richard Seymour and Mike Vrabel who were the other two finalists. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Rodney Harrison for earning this very prestigious honor.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Tue, 07 May 2019 07:14:09 +0000
The Carolina Panthers announced four new names for their Hall of Honor http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9657-the-carolina-panthers-announced-four-new-names-for-their-hall-of-honor http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9657-the-carolina-panthers-announced-four-new-names-for-their-hall-of-honor The Carolina Panthers announced four new names for their Hall of Honor
Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players and executive.  As such it is news to us that the Carolina Panthers have announced that four new members will be added to their Hall of Honor for 2019. Before we look at those new members, let’s take a look at the Hall of Honor itself, which is still in a state of development.  Prior to this announcement, only two people were honored, that of former player Sam Mills and former executive Mike McCormack who were inducted way back in 1998.  There had been no discernable talk after about new members would enter the Hall of Honor but this changed when the new owner David Tepper bought the team.   The Class of 2019 are: Jake Delhomme: Quarterback 2003-09.  Delhomme arrived in 2003 as a free agent and took over as the team’s starter quickly coming in during the first game of the season in relief of Rodney Peete.  This began a Cinderella season where he took the Panthers all the way to an unexpected Super Bowl XXXVIII appearance where they lost in the last play of the game to the New England Patriots.  Delhomme would remain the team’s QB through to 2009 and the 2005 Pro Bowl Selection would throw for 19,258 Yards and 120 Touchdowns as a Panther. Jordan Gross: Offensive Tackle 2003-13.  Gross would play 167 Games in the NFL all with Carolina and he started them all.  Gross was a three-time Pro Bowl Selection who was also chosen in 2018 as a First Team All-Pro. Steve Smith: Wide Receiver 2000-13.  Smith was drafted in the 3rdRound in 2001 out of Utah and he would become the greatest offensive threat in Panthers history. He was a Pro Bowl Selection four times and a First Team All-Pro twice and in 2005 he would lead the NFL in Receptions (103), Receiving Yards (1,563) and Receiving Touchdowns (12).  Before he signed with the Baltimore Ravens in 2014, Smith would accrue 836 Receptions, 12,197 Yards and 67 Touchdowns as a Panther. Smith is considered to be a solid threat to enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame once eligible. Wesley Walls: Tight End 1996-02.  Walls played six years in the NFL before joining Carolina in 1996 and it was there where he had his best…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 06 May 2019 16:13:25 +0000
Derrick Johnson Retired http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9639-derrick-johnson-retired http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9639-derrick-johnson-retired Derrick Johnson Retired
The retirements just keep on coming in the National Football League! Linebacker, Derrick Johnson just signed a one-day contract with the Kansas City Chiefs so that he could retire at Arrowhead.  He had played with the Oakland Raiders last year after playing with Chiefs from 2005 to 2017.   Johnson was drafted 15thoverall from the University of Texas where he was slotted immediately as the team’s Left Outside Linebacker.  He would switch to Right Inside Linebacker in 2010 and would go on a four-year streak of 100 or more tackles.  He would be named to the Pro Bowl in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015 and was a First Team All-Pro in 2011.  His career at Kansas City would see him record 27.5 Sacks, 14 Interceptions and 1,151 Tackles. Coincidentally, we have almost completed our Notinhalloffame.com All-Time Top 50 Kansas City Chiefs and Johnson is currently penciled in at #13. We here at Notinhalloffae.com would like to wish Derrick Johnson the best in his post-playing career.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 02 May 2019 18:08:01 +0000
The Video Game Hall of Fame Announces the Class of 2019 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9638-the-video-game-hall-of-fame-announces-the-class-of-2019 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9638-the-video-game-hall-of-fame-announces-the-class-of-2019 The Video Game Hall of Fame Announces the Class of 2019
The World Video Game Hall of Fame has announced the Class of 2019, which consists of four diverse games. They are: Super Mario Kart (1992) Mortal Kombat (1992) Colossal Cave Adventure (1976) Microsoft Solitaire (1990) The other nominees were Candy Crush Saga, Centipede, Dance Dance Revolution, Half-Life, Myst, NBA 2K, Sid Meier’s Civilization and Super Smash Bros. Melee. The World Video Game Hall of Fame was established in 2015 at the Strong Museum in Rochester, New York, which also houses the Toy Hall of Fame.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 02 May 2019 16:00:55 +0000
Jamaal Charles Retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9637-jamaal-charles-retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9637-jamaal-charles-retires Jamaal Charles Retires
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 01 May 2019 08:01:39 +0000
C.C. Sabathia reaches 3,000 Strikeouts http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9636-c-c-sabathia-reaches-3-000-strikeouts http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9636-c-c-sabathia-reaches-3-000-strikeouts C.C. Sabathia reaches 3,000 Strikeouts
Milestones mean more in baseball than it does in any other sport and when you achieve a major one it automatically generates a Hall of Fame discussion.  The conversation today is that last night C.C. Sabathia reached 3,000 Strikeouts over his career making him the 17thplayer in Major League history to achieve that plateau.  The 3,000thwhiff came against Arizona’s John Ryan Murphy and he followed up with two more ending at 3,002 for the night.    Sabathia had announced earlier that this would be his final season in baseball and he has a chance to increase his rank as he is behind John Smoltz (82), Curt Schilling (114) and Bob Gibson (115), all of which are reachable should he be able to maintain a number comparable to his last year’s number.   With the exception of Roger Clemens and Curt Schilling, everyone who has 3,000 Strikeouts is in the Baseball Hall of Fame.  He is also three wins away from the 250 milestone, which is a number that many feel is akin to 300 Wins in the past based on how pitch counts work driving starters out of the game much earlier.  Sabrmetrically he is well behind as his 63.2 career bWAR is well below the 73.2 average that Starting Pitchers have who are in Cooperstown.   We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate C.C. Sabathia for achieving this very impressive landmark and we will be watching when he goes for win number 250.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 01 May 2019 11:48:16 +0000
RIP: Gino Marchetti http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9635-rip-gino-marchetti http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9635-rip-gino-marchetti RIP: Gino Marchetti
It was just announced that pro football legend, Gino Marchetti, passed away today at the age of 93. Drafted in the 2ndRound from the University of San Francisco in 1952 by the Dallas Texans, Marchetti joined the Baltimore Colts when they relocated the year after and from 1954 to 1964 he was chosen for the Pro Bowl 11 years straight.  The Defensive End was one of the most dominating pass rushers of all-time and he was also a two-time NFL Champion with the Colts. Marchetti entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1972. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends, family and fans of Gino Marchetti at this time.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Tue, 30 Apr 2019 16:55:42 +0000
Our Top 50 All-Time Chicago Blackhawks are now up http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9621-our-top-50-all-time-chicago-blackhawks-are-now-up http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9621-our-top-50-all-time-chicago-blackhawks-are-now-up Our Top 50 All-Time Chicago Blackhawks are now up
Yes, we know that this is taking a while! As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  We have a new one to unveil today, that of the Chicago Blackhawks, a team of the Original Six. As for all of our top 50 players in hockey we look at the following:  Advanced Statistics. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the NHL. Playoff accomplishments. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player does on that particular team and not what he accomplished elsewhere and also note that we have placed an increased importance on the first two categories. This list is updated up until the end of the 2017-18 Season. The complete list can be found here,but as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are: Stan Mikita Bobby Hull Patrick Kane Glenn Hall Duncan Keith We will continue our adjustments on our existing lists and will continue developing our new lists.  Look for our top 50 Philadelphia Flyers soon. As always, we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 29 Apr 2019 10:41:06 +0000
Sebastian Janikowski Retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9620-sebastian-janikowski-retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9620-sebastian-janikowski-retires Sebastian Janikowski Retires
We have another significant retirement in the NFL to look at as Place Kicker Sebastian Janikowski has announced his retirement from the pro football. Born in Poland, Janikowski immigrated to the United States as a teenager and with his soccer background he was a natural kicker for football.  Heavily recruited, he would play for Florida State where he would win the Lou Groza Award as the nation’s top Kicker in both 1998 and 1999, and to date is the only person to win that honor is back-to-back years.  In 2000, the Oakland Raiders drafted him in the 1stRound (17thOverall), which raised eyebrows as Kickers are not normally drafted that high but considering he played in Oakland for 17 years it turned out well for the silver and black. Janikowski was never the NFL’s most accurate kicker as he was never in the top three in Field Goal Accuracy but he was the most powerful.  Janikowski holds the record for the most Field Goals made over 50 Yards with 58 and he is tenth all-time in Points Scored.  He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2011, which was the season he led the league in Field Goals.  He would finish his career with the Seattle Seahawks. He is a long shot for the Pro Football Hall of Fame but will be eligible in 2024. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Sebastian Janikowski on having a wonderful career and we wish him the best in his post-playing career.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 29 Apr 2019 10:35:27 +0000
The Kansas City Chiefs to add Brian Waters to their Hall of Fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9619-the-kansas-city-chiefs-to-add-brian-waters-to-their-hall-of-fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9619-the-kansas-city-chiefs-to-add-brian-waters-to-their-hall-of-fame The Kansas City Chiefs to add Brian Waters to their Hall of Fame
Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players and executive.  As such it is news to us that the Kansas City Chiefs have announced that they are Brian Waters will be inducted into their franchise Hall of Fame. Waters was undrafted out of North Texas and after the Dallas Cowboys signed and released him the Chiefs signed him and he made the 2000 roster.  By 2002, he was Kansas City’s starting Left Guard and in 2004 he would go to his first of five Pro Bowls as a Chief, with the others coming in 2005, 2006, 2008 & 2010.  He was also a two-time First Team All-Pro.  Waters played 163 Games for Kansas City before signing with the New England Patriots for the 2011 Season. Waters becomes the 49thperson and 45thplayer to enter the Chiefs Hall of Fame.  Coincidentally, we are working on our All-Time Top 50 Kansas City Chiefs and Waters is pegged at the #19 spot. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Brian Waters for earning this honor.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 29 Apr 2019 10:29:44 +0000
Mort Cooper, Jason Isringhausen and Scott Rolen named to the St. Louis Cardinals HOF http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9618-mort-cooper-jason-isringhausen-and-scott-rolen-named-to-the-st-louis-cardinals-hof http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9618-mort-cooper-jason-isringhausen-and-scott-rolen-named-to-the-st-louis-cardinals-hof Mort Cooper, Jason Isringhausen and Scott Rolen named to the St. Louis Cardinals HOF
We here at Notinhalloffame.com have been (slowly) working on the Top 50 of every major franchise in the NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB.  As such it is significant news to us that the St. Louis Cardinals have announced their franchise Hall of Fame Class of 2019. The new inductees are: Jason Isringhausen: Isringhausen joined St. Louis in 2001 after being named an All-Star in Oakland.  He would remain a closer with the Redbirds and in 2004 would lead the National League in Saves in 2004.  The following year he would be named to his second All-Star Game (his second as a Cardinal) and he played there until the end of the 2008 season.   Scott Rolen:  The Third Baseman was a four-time All-Star as a St. Louis Cardinal where he was a three-time Gold Glove recipient.  Rolen was an integral part of the Cardinals’ 2006 World Series Championship and the fringe Baseball Hall of Famer had 111 Home Runs with a Slash Line of .286/.370/.510 as a Cardinal. Mort Cooper:  Cooper was chosen by the special Red Ribbon Committee and he was with the Cardinals from 1938 to 1945 where he was a two-time All Star and led the National League in Wins in both of those campaigns.  Cooper also won the ERA Title in 1942 and was named the league MVP.  He helped St. Louis win the 1942 and 1944 World Series. The other nominees in the fan ballot included Keith Hernandez, Matt Morris, Edgar Renteria and John Tudor. The St. Louis Cardinals began their Hall of Fame in 2014 and it has quickly become one of the most important franchise halls in the “Big 4” sports.   The induction will take place on August 24.  We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the latest members of the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Class of 2019.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sun, 28 Apr 2019 08:57:26 +0000
Chris Johnson feels he is a Hall of Famer http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9612-chris-johnson-feels-he-is-a-hall-of-famer http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9612-chris-johnson-feels-he-is-a-hall-of-famer Chris Johnson feels he is a Hall of Famer
TMZ might just be the greatest new source for Pro Football Hall of Fame news…or at least for former players stating their case for enshrinement.  The latest is Chris Johnson, the former Running Back who told TMZ that he certainly belongsat a launch party for his supplement company in Nashville. Johnson stated that he was a Hall of Famer “for sure” and he was the “fastest guy that ever played in the NFL”.  He also added that he hoped the Hall will “do the right thing”. Hmmmm. Johnson’s first three seasons in the National Football League was phenomenal as the then Tennessee Titan was named to the Pro Bowl and in his second year, he was a First Team All-Pro that led the league in Rushing Yards with 2,006 and was named the AP Offensive Player of the Year.  Johnson was not a Pro Bowler after 2010, but in his next three seasons with Tennessee he still rushed for over 1,000 Yards.  In his final four seasons he played for the New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals. He retired with 9,651 Rushing Yards with 50 TDs, which he complimented with another 2,255 Receiving Yards.  These are good numbers but in the modern era a Running Back that does not at least hit 10,000 Rushing Yards and more than one dominant season will struggle to see their bust in Canton. The former Running Back is eligible for the Hall in 2023 and frankly he will be very lucky to become even a Semi-Finalist.  The Pro Football Hall of Fame is loaded and relative to the number of players who compete and the size of the Hall it is incredibly difficult to gain admission.      Johnson is not likely to gain a gold jacket, but this one hell of a player who should always be celebrated in the state of Tennessee. As always, we here at Notinhalloffame.com will be paying attention!
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sat, 27 Apr 2019 12:11:35 +0000
RIP: John Havlicek http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9605-rip-john-havlicek http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9605-rip-john-havlicek RIP: John Havlicek
It was announced that basketball legend, John Havlicek passed away today at the age of 79.   Playing collegiately at Ohio State where he helped the Buckeyes win the 1960 National Championship, Havlicek was drafted 7thoverall in 1962 by the Boston Celtics, which would be the only team he would ever play for professionally.  He is one of the most decorated players in NBA history as he helped the Celtics win eight NBA Titles, he is a 13-time All-Star and a four-time First Team All-NBA Selection.  Teammates and opponents considered him one of the most complete players they ever saw as he excelled at both offense and defense and he was also a consummate teammate.  At the time of his retirement, he was the career leader in Game Played and third in Points. He was selected for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1984. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends, family, and fans of John Havlicek at this time.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 25 Apr 2019 21:43:49 +0000
The Canadian Football League HOF announces their 2019 Class http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9604-the-canadian-football-league-hof-announces-their-2019-class http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9604-the-canadian-football-league-hof-announces-their-2019-class The Canadian Football League HOF announces their 2019 Class
The Canadian Football League Hall of Fame has announced the members of their Class of 2019, which will consist of five former players and two builders. Joe Cornish:  Cornish played nine years in the CFL with the Calgary Stampeders where he rushed for 6,844 Yards with 44 Touchdowns.  The native of New Westminster, B.C. was named the CFL’s Outstanding Canadian three years in a row (2012-14) and he is also a three-time Rushing Leader.  Cornish would also win two Grey Cups with the Stampeders. Mervyn Fernandez:  From San Jose State, Fernandez played for the B.C. Lions from 1982 to 1986 where he helped the team win the Grey Cup in 1985 and was named the Most Outstanding Player of the CFL that year.  The Wide Receiver played for the Los Angeles Raiders from 1987 to 1992 and returned for one more season with the Lions in 1994.  The two time CFL All-Star would record 399 Receptions for 6,690 Yards and 57 Touchdowns. Terry Greer:  Greer came to the CFL by way of Alabama State where he played for the Toronto Argonauts from 1980 to 1985 where he was a two-time CFL All-Star and helped the Argonauts win the 1983 Grey Cup.  That was a special year for Greer as he would become the first CFL Wide Receiver to have a 2,000 Yard season.  Before he left the CFL for the NFL he would tabulate 404 Receptions for 6,817 Yards and 47 Touchdowns.  He would later win two Super Bowls with the San Francisco 49ers making him one of the few people to have a Grey Cup and Super Bowl ring. Jim Hopson:  Hopson enters as a builder through being the President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Roughriders from 2004 to 2015.  He was an Offensive Lineman for the team from 1973 to 1976. Ernie Pitts:  Pitts played at both Defensive Back and Wide Receiver over his Canadian Football League tenure (1957-70).  He was a four-time Grey Cup Champion with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and he would have 337 Receptions for 1,126 Yards and 55 Touchdowns.  It is a posthumous induction as he was fatally shot in September of 1970. Frank Smith:  Smith enters as a builder through coaching the University of British Columbia from 1974 to 1994.  He would win two National Championships ad was also a two-time Coach of the Year. David Williams:  Williams was drafted in the 3rdRound from the University of Illinois in the 1986 Draft and after bouncing around the NFL for three years…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 25 Apr 2019 14:14:10 +0000
Marshawn Lynch to retire http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9603-marshawn-lynch-to-retire http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9603-marshawn-lynch-to-retire Marshawn Lynch to retire
This is the second day in a row where we have a Running Back retiring from the National Football League.  Following yesterday’s retirement of longtime Carolina Panther, Jonathan Stewart, Oakland Raiders Running Back, Marshawn Lynch will be retiring from the game for a second time. Lynch was drafted 12thoverall in 2007 by the Buffalo Bills where as a rookie he rushed for 1,115 Yards, and in his second season, he again hit 1,000 Yards (1,036) and earned a trip to the Pro Bowl.  He did not have a great 2009, and early in the 2010 season, he was traded to the Seattle Seahawks for two mid-round draft picks, which would prove to be beneficial for Seattle and Lynch and one that Bills fans still bemoan today. With the Seahawks, he became a star, and his “Beast Mode” nickname became known through every NFL fanbase.  Lynch returned to the Pro Bowl in 2011 with a 1,204 Rushing Yard, 12 TD performance and in 2012 he was even better going for 1,590 Rushing Yards with 11 Touchdowns. Not only did he go to the Pro Bowl he was also a First Team All-Pro.   Lynch would again have more than 1,000 Receiving Yards in the next two years, but this time he helped take Seattle to the Super Bowl those seasons.  The Seahawks would win Super Bowl XLVIII in a dismantling of the Denver Broncos but they would fail in Super Bowl XLIX against the New England Patriots. In that contest, Lynch had rushed for 102 Yards and a Touchdown but on Seattle’s final offensive play of the game they threw a pass instead of run (they were on New England’s 1-yard line) in a play that everyone thought should have gone to Lynch. Injuries kept Lynch out of half of the 2015 season and he retired from the game but not all sports retirements stick.  After sitting out the 2016 season he returned to the game, this time signing with the Oakland Raiders where he would play the last two years. Lynch played in 148 Games, rushing for 10,379 Yards and 84 Touchdowns and he would also record another 287 Receptions for 2,214 Yards and 9 Touchdowns.  We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to thank Marshawn Lynch for the incredible on the field memories, his always entertaining banter with reporters, skittles and of course, “Beast Mode”.   We wish Marshawn Lynch the best in post-playing career and are certain that whatever…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 24 Apr 2019 14:58:54 +0000
Jonathan Stewart Retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9602-jonathan-stewart-retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9602-jonathan-stewart-retires Jonathan Stewart Retires
We have another retirement to look at as Jonathan Stewart has just announced his departure from playing professional football.  He signed a one-day contract with the Carolina Panthers allowing him to sign with the team that drafted him. Stewart was drafted by Carolina 13thoverall in 2008 out of Oregon and he had a good rookie season with 836 Yards with 10 Touchdowns.  He matched his TD total in 2009 and would have a career high 1,113 Yards in 2010.  While Stewart was often sharing the load, he was consistent for the Panthers and over his ten seasons there he would accumulate 7,318 Rushing Yards with another 1,295 Yards coming by way of the air.   Stewart was named to the Pro Bowl in 2015.  He finished his career playing for the New York Giants last season. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to wish Jonathan Stewart the best in post-playing career.  
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Tue, 23 Apr 2019 14:12:25 +0000
Lou Williams believes he is a Hall of Famer http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9597-lou-williams-believes-he-is-a-hall-of-famer http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9597-lou-williams-believes-he-is-a-hall-of-famer Lou Williams believes he is a Hall of Famer
In a recent interview with TMZ, Lou Williams was asked if he was a Hall of Famer.  He had this to say: "Yeah, I've seen guys in the Hall of Fame with less. I've put the work in,"  Is Williams a Hall of Famer?  At this stage he isn’t.  He is a two-time Sixth Man of the Year and has averaged over 20 Points per Game the last two seasons and has advanced numbers that are decent with a career PER of 18.5, with him exceeding the 20 mark the last three years.  At age 32, Williams is playing the best basketball of his career but without an All-Star appearance, an All-NBA selection or a championship he has a long road ahead of him.  College and International accomplishments count for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame but Williams does not have any of those to help. According to Basketball Reference and their Hall of Fame meter, he has only a 0.0004 percent chance (which we find low) to gain induction but he has a lot of career left and we love to watch him play.  We will be watching!
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:07:53 +0000
The University of Kentucky announces their HOF Class of 2019 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9596-the-university-of-kentucky-announces-their-hof-class-of-2019 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9596-the-university-of-kentucky-announces-their-hof-class-of-2019 The University of Kentucky announces their HOF Class of 2019
The University of Kentucky has announced their Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2019. The UK Hall of Fame was instituted in 2005.  The Class will be officially inducted on September 13 and 14 in conjunction with Kentucky’s football home game against Florida. The new class is: DeMarcus Cousins, Men’s Basketball:  Cousins played one season with the Wildcats Basketball team where he was named the SEC Freshman of the Year and took Kentucky a number 1 ranking and the SEC Championship.  “Boogie” would average 15.1 Points and 9.9 Rebounds per Game. He would be drafted fifth overall in the NBA Draft and has been a four time All Star. Henri Junghanel, Rifle:  From Germany, Henri Junghanel would be a four-time All-American would lead Kentucky to the 2011 National Championship.  He would be named the World Shooter of the Year in 2013 and would later win the Olympic Gold Medal in the 50 meter rifle prone event. A'dia Mathies, Women’s Basketball:  Mathies was the SEC Player of the Year twice (2012 & 2013) and was a finalist both years for the John R. Wooden and the Naismith Trophy.  She is the all-time university leader in Steals (320) and Games Played (140) and she is second in scoring with 2,014 Points. Vic Nelson, Cross Country:  Nelson won seven SEC individual championships and he would win the SEC cross country championship in 1969. Don Weber, Track and Field & Coach:  Weber was a coach on the University of Kentucky for 34 Years.  He was a three-time SEC Women’s Coach of the Year and two-time SEC Women’s Coach of the Year. Andre Woodson, Football:  Woodson was the UK MVP in both 2006 and 2007 where he took the Wildcats to the Music City Bowl twice where he would lead them to victory on both occasions.  He threw for 9,360 Yards and 79 Touchdowns as a Wildcat. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the soon to be UK Class of 2019.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 17 Apr 2019 12:24:58 +0000
The New England Patriots HOF announces their three Finalists http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9595-the-new-england-patriots-hof-announces-their-three-finalists http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9595-the-new-england-patriots-hof-announces-their-three-finalists The New England Patriots HOF announces their three Finalists
The New England Patriots Hall of Fame has announced their three Finalists for their institution. Richard Seymour:  Seymour played with the Patriots from 2001 to 2008 and he helped New England reach five Super Bowls and win three of them.  From 2002 to 2006 he was chosen for the Pro Bowl and he was a First Team All-Pro three times (2003, 2004 & 2005) and he would record 39.0 Sacks for the Pats.   Mike Vrabel:  Like Seymour, Vrabel would help New England win three Super Bowls but he arrived via free agency after four seasons where he was mostly used on Special Teams as a Pittsburgh Steeler.  With the Patriots he primarily played Linebacker where he was a Pro Bowl and First Team All-Pro in 2007.  He would have 48.0 Quarterback Sacks for New England. Rodney Harrison:  Harrison arrived to New England from the San Diego Chargers and the Defensive Back would help the Patriots win the Super Bowl in back-to-back years in the 2003 and 2004 seasons.  Harrison was a First Team All-Pro in 2003 and he had eight Interceptions and nine Sacks as a Patriot. This looks like it will be a tough choice, doesn’t it? Fans can vote online through May 3 here. Leon Gray has already been chosen by the Senior Committee of the New England Patriots Hall of Fame.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 17 Apr 2019 11:44:27 +0000
Rich Franklin named to the UFC Hall of Fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9594-rich-franklin-named-to-the-ufc-hall-of-fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9594-rich-franklin-named-to-the-ufc-hall-of-fame Rich Franklin named to the UFC Hall of Fame
The UFC Hall of Fame has announced their latest inductee during UFC 236, which will be Rich Franklin who will go in under the Pioneer Wing. Franklin would make his UFC debut at UFC 42 where he brought an undefeated record of 11-0, which went to 12-0 after defeating Evan Tanner by KO.  He continue to rise up the ranks and in a Light Heavyweight bout would beat Ken Shamrock by TKO in the main event of the first Ultimate Fighter Finale. He would go up against Turner again in his next contest but this time it would be for the UFC Middleweight Championship where he would win the strap at UFC 53.  He made two successful title defenses (Nate Quarry and David Loiseau) but would lose the belt to Anderson Silva at UFC 64 and was unsuccessful in trying to take the title in a rematch at UFC 77.   While Rich Franklin would never win another title in the UFC he was still a top of the car performer where he scored wins against Wanderlei Silva and Chuck Liddell against losses to Dan Henderson, Vitor Belfort and Forrest Griffin.  He retired in 2012 with a record of 29-7 with one no contest. Franklin is currently a Vice President with ONE Championship in Asia.   He joins Michael Bisping as the other announced inductee for the Class of 2019.  The ceremony will take place on June 5. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Rich Franklin for earning this honor.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 15 Apr 2019 08:18:46 +0000
RIP: Forrest Gregg http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9593-rip-forrest-gregg http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9593-rip-forrest-gregg RIP: Forrest Gregg
It is a sad day in the world of Football as it was announced that Hall of Fame Lineman Forrest Gregg passed away at the age of 85. Playing his college ball at SMU, Gregg was drafted in the second round by the Green Bay Packers in 1956 and he would become a key anchor for coach Vince Lombardi.  Playing at Right Tackle, Gregg would help the Packers win five NFL Championships (1961, 1962, 1965, 1966 & 1967) and the first two Super Bowls and in his final year in the NFL he helped the Dallas Cowboys win Super Bowl V.  His individual accolades include nine Pro Bowls and seven First Team All Pros as well being named to the NFL 75thAnniversary Team and 1960’s All Decade Team. He would be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977. Gregg would later be a coach in the NFL and would take the Cincinnati Bengals to their first Super Bowl. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends, family and fans at this time.  
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Fri, 12 Apr 2019 13:38:28 +0000
The Hall of Fame Clock begins for both Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wade http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9591-the-hall-of-fame-clock-begins-for-both-dirk-nowitzki-and-dwyane-wade http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9591-the-hall-of-fame-clock-begins-for-both-dirk-nowitzki-and-dwyane-wade The Hall of Fame Clock begins for both Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wade
It is the end of an era. Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wade have played their final games of what should be first ballot Hall of Fame careers. From Germany, Nowitzki was the ninth overall pick of the 1999 Draft and there were many who thought that the Dallas Mavericks were making a mistake selecting a European with their First Round Pick.  They needn’t have worried. Nowitzki would play 21 seasons for Dallas amassing 1,522 Games with another 145 in the Playoffs. Named an All Star 14 times, he would rattle off an impressive streak of 12 consecutive All-NBA Selections (2000-01 to 2001-12) with four of them being First Team.  He would be named the MVP of the league in 2006-07 and took the Mavericks to a surprising NBA Championship in 2011.  As of this writing, he is third all-time in Minutes Played, sixth in Points, twenty-seventh in Rebounds and eighth in Win Shares.   Wade’s career was not as long but some would argue it held a higher profile.  The Guard was the 5thOverall Pick of the loaded 2004 Class where he would join the Miami Heat and lead them to greatness.  A 12 time All Star and eight time All-NBA Selection, Wade led Miami to their first NBA Championship in 2006 and was the architect of bringing future Hall of Famers LeBron James and Chris Bosh to Miami where they won it all in 2012 and 2013. With both Dallas and Miami missing the playoffs we have a very rare case of having two hoops legends finish their career on exactly the same day.  Both Nowitzki and Wade are eligible for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame for the Class of 2023.  We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to thank both Dirk Nowitzki and Dwayne Wade for the on the court memories and we wish them the best in their post playing career.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 10 Apr 2019 22:29:59 +0000
Manny Ramirez still hopes that he will be in the Baseball Hall of Fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9590-manny-ramirez-still-hopes-that-he-will-be-in-the-baseball-hall-of-fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9590-manny-ramirez-still-hopes-that-he-will-be-in-the-baseball-hall-of-fame Manny Ramirez still hopes that he will be in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Manny Ramirez is still hopeful that he might get a call from the Baseball Hall of Fame. In speaking with reporters prior to the 2018 World Series ring ceremony Ramirez was asked about his Cooperstown chances where he had this to say: "I hope so. We've been praying.  Everybody makes mistakes. Nobody's perfect. I think with time, if it's God will, you're going to be there. If not, hey, we're just happy we got the opportunity to play the game that we love." Ramirez’s mistake that he was referring to was getting caught taking PEDs and he was suspended twice for it.  He has the numbers for the Baseball Hall of Fame with 555 Home Runs, 2,574 Hits, a .312/.411/.585 Slash Line and a bWAR of 69.4.  He has the individual accolades with two World Series Rings, a World Series MVP, 12 All Star Appearances and nine Silver Sluggers.  None of this seem to matter to the Baseball Hall of Fame voters as he has been eligible for three years and has not had a vote total over 24% and unlike players like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens he is not trending upwards, likely due that this his transgression took place after Major League Baseball instituted an agreed upon penalty for those caught taking PEDs.   It will be interesting to see if Manny will see his total improve next year but we wouldn’t place a large wager on it.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 10 Apr 2019 12:49:26 +0000
We have a new logo at Notinhalloffame.com http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9589-we-have-a-new-logo-at-notinhalloffame-com http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9589-we-have-a-new-logo-at-notinhalloffame-com We have a new logo at Notinhalloffame.com
You may have noticed a change on Notinhalloffame.com. It is a subtle one but a necessary one as we needed to change our logo on Notinhalloffame.com due to the induction of Janet Jackson.  As most of you are aware our logo consists of a film strip showcasing images of people that we have deemed worthy of Hall of Fame consideration.  Jackson just got into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which has necessitated a change in her position.  We have elected to go with the German band, Kraftwerk for that spot. Since we began our website seven years ago, Kraftwerk have been in our top four and they have been overall nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame five times.   In the past, we have had Alice Cooper, Kiss and Rush in our logo.  Randy “Macho Man” Savage was also on our logo at one time representing the WWE portion. Hopefully we will be making more revisions to our logo in the future.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 08 Apr 2019 18:14:58 +0000
Batista officially retires from pro wrestling http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9588-batista-officially-retires-from-pro-wrestling http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9588-batista-officially-retires-from-pro-wrestling Batista officially retires from pro wrestling
After his No Holds Barred Match loss to Triple H at Wrestlemania 35, Dave Bautista announced on Twitter that he was officially retired from Professional Wrestling. Bautista (50) had left the WWE before due to creative differences and pursuing what is now been a successful career in Hollywood.  He had long since said that he wanted to end wrestling with closure, which he was able to do competing against his longtime friend and on screen adversary, Triple H.   We had already ranked Bautista on our Notinhalloffame.com list of those to consider for the WWE Hall of Fame as he reached our minimum age of 46.  We are currently in the process of revamping our list as the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony occurred this past Saturday. We here at Notinhalloffame.com wish Dave Bautista continued success in his acting career.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 08 Apr 2019 11:31:03 +0000
Jamaal Charles says he is a Hall of Famer http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9586-jamaal-charles-says-he-is-a-hall-of-famer http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9586-jamaal-charles-says-he-is-a-hall-of-famer Jamaal Charles says he is a Hall of Famer
In an interview with TMZ former Kansas City Chiefs Running Back Jamaal Charles stated that he deserves to be a Pro Football Hall of Famer.  Is he right? Charles played 11 seasons, the first nine of which in Kansas City where he had the vast majority of success.  It was there we had five 1,000 Yard Rushing Seasons with three of those seasons being enough to place him in the top four in that statistic.  He was a four time Pro Bowl and two time First Team All Pro and we retired with 7,563 Rushing Yards and another 2,593 by way of Receiving. This is a good career but it lacks what is needed from a modern Running Back to get into Canton. Fellow Running Back, Shaun Alexander also had five 1,000 Rushing Yard Seasons and is a former MVP with similar Yards from Scrimmage and he has yet to receive any serious consideration.  Charles doesn’t have the monster year on his resume that Alexander had and what also hurts him is that the seasons where he didn’t put up good numbers he barely put up numbers at all hurting the overall “compiling” numbers that can help some candidates. Charles will be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2024 but he will be fortunate to ever be listed as a Semi-Finalist.  That isn’t to take away from his career but the bar is high to become a Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sun, 07 Apr 2019 16:55:07 +0000
The 2019 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Class is Announced http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9585-the-2019-naismith-basketball-hall-of-fame-class-is-announced http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9585-the-2019-naismith-basketball-hall-of-fame-class-is-announced The 2019 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Class is Announced
Following our last piece on the six names (Al Attles, Chuck Cooper, Vlade Divac, Bobby Jones, Sidney Moncrief and Paul Westphal  leaked by Adrian Wojnarowski the Basketball Hall of Fame has announced the full class. The additional members are: Carl Braun:  Braun played at Colgate University and played 12 of his 13 seasons with the New York Knicks where he was a five time All Star (1953-57).  He would win the NBA Championship in his last year as a player, 1962 with the Boston Celtics. Bill Fitch:  Fitch coached at Coe, North Dakota, Bowling and Minnesota before jumping to the pro ranks where he helmed the Cleveland Cavaliers from 1970 to 1979 and was the organization’s first Head Coach.  He would later take over in Boston and he took them to the title in 1981.  He finished out his career with coaching stints in Houston, New Jersey and the Los Angeles Clippers and had a career record of 944-1,106 and was a two time Coach of the Year (1976 & 1980) Jack Sikma:  A two time NAIA All-American at Illinois Wesleyan, Jack Sikma split his pro career for the Seattle SuperSonics and the Milwaukee Bucks where he helped the latter win the NBA Championship in 1979.  He was a seven time All Star.  He was ranked #3 on our last Notinhalloffame.com list. Teresa Weatherspoon:  Witherspoon led Louisiana Tech to the NCAA Title in 1988 and won the Wade Trophy along the way as the nation’s top player.  She was a six time Italian League All Star and a four time WNBA All Star and was twice named the WNBA Defensive Player of the Year.  She also helped the United States win Olympic Gold in 1988. Also inducted are the 1957-59 Tennessee A&I Men’s Team and the Wayland Baptist Flying Queens Women’s Program. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2019.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sat, 06 Apr 2019 14:56:39 +0000
Six Names leaked for the Basketball Hall of Fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9584-six-names-leaked-for-the-basketball-hall-of-fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9584-six-names-leaked-for-the-basketball-hall-of-fame Six Names leaked for the Basketball Hall of Fame
Six names for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame have been revealed byESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowskiand let’s just get right to who they are: Al Attles:  Attles played for the Philadelphia /San Francisco Warriors for over a decade but midway through the 1969/70 Season he would become the Warriors Player/Coach making him one of the first African-American Coaches in the National Basketball Association.  He hung up the shoes a year later but was their Head Coach until 1983 where he would take them to the Championship in 1975 and compiled a 588-548 record. Chuck Cooper:  Cooper made history as the first African-American to be drafted in the NBA, which occurred when Boston Celtics chose him with their Second Round Pick (14thOverall) in 1950.  Cooper played for Duquesne collegiately and was in the NBA for seven seasons (Boston 1950-54), Milwaukee/St. Louis Hawks (1954-56) and Fort Wayne (1956).  Cooper faced intense prejudice as he would often have to stay in separate hotels and dine separately from his teammates. Cooper was chosen by the direct-elect Early African-American Pioneers Committee. Vlade Divac:  An NBA All Star in 2001, Vlade Divac had over 13,000 Points over his career and would take Yugoslavia to many championships, most notably a win at the 1990 World Cup. Divac is Serbian and has been known for his humanitarian efforts and he is currently the General Manager of the Sacramento Kings.  He was ranked #24 by us on Notinhalloffame.com and he enters via the International Committee.  Bobby Jones:  A Second Team All American from North Carolina, Bobby Jones began his pro career with the Denver Nuggets of the ABA in 1974 and would later join the Philadelphia 76ers until he retired in 1986.  Jones would go to four All Star Games was named to eight First Team All Defensive squads was the first ever Sixth Man of the Year and in 1983 he helped the Sixers with the NBA Title.  Jones was ranked #14 on our latest Notinhalloffame.com list. Sidney Moncreif:  Moncrief was a First Team All-American and SWC Player of the Year in 1979 and in the NBA he was a two time Defensive Player of the Year (1983 & 1984) and was a five time All Star (1982-86). Moncreif played 12 of his 13 seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks and he was ranked #2 on our latest Notinhalloffame.com list. Paul Westphal:  Westphal would help the Boston Celtics win the 1974 NBA Championship and from 1977 to 1981 he was named an All Star with…
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kirk.b[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sat, 06 Apr 2019 07:26:05 +0000
10 Names added to the WWE Legacy Wing http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9583-10-names-added-to-the-wwe-legacy-wing http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9583-10-names-added-to-the-wwe-legacy-wing 10 Names added to the WWE Legacy Wing
According to the very reputable website, pwinsider.com, there will be 10 new entrants in the WWE Hall of Fame via the Legacy Wing.  As per previous years, this came with no fanfare and is a group of names that run the gamut of wrestling history with carrying levels of importance. The new inductees will be: Jim Barnett:  Barnett was one of the most successful promoters in wrestling history beginning with Indianapolis and Detroit and in the 1960s would take over the Australian territory and take it to new heights.  He would buy into Georgia Championship Wrestling and raise its profile until he sold his interest to the WWF where he would become a Vice President from 1984 to 1987.  He would later serve as a consultant in WCW and again in the WWE.  Barnett was ranked #127 on our Notinhalloffame.com list. Bruiser Brody:  If there was anyone who had more of a free and independent spirit in Professional Wrestling we don’t who it is!  Brody was trained by Fritz Von Erich and would be a freelancer throughout the world and an international legend.  The pioneer of the modern brawling style was killed in Puerto Rico by a fellow wrestler (and booker) when he was stabbed over a business dispute in 1988.  Through Brody’s widow, a Legends Contract is in place for Brody and has been for a while so there is little surprise.  Brody was ranked #7 by us on Notinhalloffame.com. Primo Carnera:  Carnera is actually better known for being the Heavyweight Boxing Champion in 1933 but he would wrestle after his boxing career ended and he would receive world title shots against Lou Thesz.  We did not have Carnera ranked. Joseph Cohen:  Cohen was the creator of the Madison Square Garden Network, which had a relationship with the WWE as they aired their shows at MSG on that channel. Wahoo McDaniel:  A former member of the American Football League over nine seasons, Wahoo McDaniel would be a stalwart in the National Wrestling Alliance, mostly in the Mid-Atlantic Territory where he was multi-time champion.  He would also hold multiple championships in Texas, Florida and Georgia and among his peers was one of the most respected wrestlers in the business. McDaniel was ranked #44 by us on Notinhalloffame.com.  He passed away n 2002. S.D. Jones:  Jones cut his teeth in the Mid-Atlantic and California territories and he would join the WWF in the early ’80s.  Jones was originally in the mid-card but as the organization exploded in popularity he would be used as enhancement talent,…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Fri, 05 Apr 2019 09:10:36 +0000
Leon Gray named to he New England Patriots Hall of Fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9582-leon-gray-named-to-he-new-england-patriots-hall-of-fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9582-leon-gray-named-to-he-new-england-patriots-hall-of-fame Leon Gray named to he New England Patriots Hall of Fame
One of our favorite franchise Halls of Fame belongs to the New England Patriots, who not only have had a better past 20 years than any other NFL franchise but also celebrates their history better than most teams regardless of the sport.  That institution has announced that former Offensive Lineman Leon Gray has been chosen for the New England Patriots Hall of Fame via their Senior Committee. Drafted in the 3rd Round in 1973 by Miami, the Dolphins did not see much in their selection from Jackson State and he would be cut.  The Patriots disagreed with that assessment and he was signed where he would become the team’s starting Left Guard.  Gray moved to Left Tackle the following season, which was a perfect fit for his skills.  He would be named to the Pro Bowl in 1976 and 1978 with the latter seeing him earn First Team All-Pro honors.  He would surprisingly be traded to the Houston Oilers the following season where he would go to three more Pro Bowls. Gray will be inducted along with one more former player, which will be revealed next week. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Leon Gray for earning this prestigious honor.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Fri, 05 Apr 2019 08:22:09 +0000
The College Basketball Hall of Fame Announced their 2019 Class http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9578-the-college-basketball-hall-of-fame-announced-their-2019-class http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9578-the-college-basketball-hall-of-fame-announced-their-2019-class The College Basketball Hall of Fame Announced their 2019 Class
The Final Four is this weekend and what better way to celebrate that then by having the College Basketball Hall of Fame announce their Class of 2019.  This group consists of six former players and three former coaches. They are: Shane Battier:  Battier played at Duke where he would take the Blue Devils to the Final Four in 1999 and 2001.  In the latter appearance Duke would win the NCAA Championship and he was the consensus MVP as well as being the Final Four Most Outstanding Player.  Battier would later win two NBA Championships with the Miami Heat in 2012 and 2013. Calbert Cheaney:  Cheaney played for the University of Indiana from 1989 to 1993 where he would take on the role as the team leader for the Hoosiers.  As a Senior, Cheaney would be named a First Team All-American, Big Ten Player of the Year and the National College Player of the Year.  He is the all time leader in school and Big Ten history. Ernie DiGregorio:  DiGregorio played college ball at Providence where he would lead the Friars to a Final Four in 1970.  He would after be named the NBA Rookie of the Year. Terry Dischinger:  Dischinger played three years at Purdue and as a Junior and Senior was a First Team All-American.  He averaged 28 Points per Game as a Boilermaker and he would go on to be a the NBA Rookie of the Year and a three time NBA All Star. Homer Drew:  Drew had an overall coaching record of 640-428 that spanned from 1976 to 2011, and he achieved most of his fame helming Valparaiso from 1988 to 2011 (with the exception of the 2002/03 season).  He took the Crusaders to eight Mid-Con tournament wins and was named the Mid-Con Coach of the Year four times. Larry Johnson:  Johnson was the NJCAA Player of the Year at Odessa and he would transfer to UNLV where he would help the Runnin’ Rebels win the 1990 NCAA Championship.  They would go undefeated the next season only to be upset by Duke in the Final Four but Johnson was the Naismith College Player of the Year in 1991.  He was the Big West Player of the Year in both of his years at UNLV. Todd Lichti:  Lichti played at Stanford for four years where he was a Consensus Second Team All-American as a Senior (1989).  Lichti was also a four time First Team All Pac 10 player and after he left the school he was…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 03 Apr 2019 13:19:59 +0000
Brutus Beefcake named to the WWE Hall of Fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9562-brutus-beefcake-named-to-the-wwe-hall-of-fame http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9562-brutus-beefcake-named-to-the-wwe-hall-of-fame Brutus Beefcake named to the WWE Hall of Fame
As been suspected for nearly a month, the WWE Hall of Fame rounds out its Hall of Fame class with the announcement that Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake will be inducted this week. Known as Ed Leslie on his personal identification, Beefcake got his start as Eddie Boulder the kayfabe brother of Terry Boulder (Hulk Hogan) and he would wrestler on the lower card of multiple promotion as that name and later Dizzy Hogan.  When Hogan was signed by the World Wrestling Federation in late 1983 and quickly became their Heavyweight Champion he was able to exert some influence and get his good friend (Leslie) a spot in the rising wrestling promotion.   Now named Brutus Beefcake, his gimmick was a self-absorbed Chippendale like character and he would take on Johnny Valiant as his manager.  He would wrestle against David Sammartino in the inaugural Wrestlemania and a few months later with Greg “The Hammer” Valentine he would become one half of the WWF World Tag Team Champions when they defeated Mike Rotundo and Barry Windham. The reign lasted until Wrestlemania II where the lost to the British Bulldogs and they spent the rest of the year chasing them to regain their belts, though they would be unsuccessful. Beefcake would turn face at Wrestlemania III when Valentine, Valiant and their cornerman Dino Bravo left him in the ring following their win over the Rougeau Brothers.  He would help “Rowdy” Roddy Piper defeat “Adorable” Adrian Adonis and cut the latter’s hair as revenge for Adonis erroneously cutting Beefcake’s hair in a televised six man tag team match. This would lauch one of the more improbably high card babyface acts in the history of the World Wrestling Federation as Beefcake began cutting the hair of his opponents after he would beat them and the fans alike responded.  He would feud with his old partner and then with the Honky Tonk Man for the Intercontinental Title.  He was scheduled to face Honky at the first Summer Slam in 1988 but he was taken out by “Outlaw” Ron Bass who he then feuded with and defeated in a hair vs hair match on a Saturday Night’s Main Event.   Following Wrestlemania V, he would feud with Randy “Macho Man” Savage and in his highest profile match he teamed with Hogan in the main event at Summer Slam 89 and defeated Savage and Zeus.  He would pin Mr. Perfect at Wrestlemania VI and was scheduled to…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 01 Apr 2019 14:56:53 +0000
Can Anyone Beat the Golden State Warriors for the NBA Championship? http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9561-can-anyone-beat-the-golden-state-warriors-for-the-nba-championship http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9561-can-anyone-beat-the-golden-state-warriors-for-the-nba-championship Can Anyone Beat the Golden State Warriors for the NBA Championship?
Can anyone beat Golden State for the NBA Championship? As we creep towards the NBA post season the same question exists that we had when it began: Can anyone beat the Golden State Warriors? With any sport upsets happen (just ask Leicester City in 2016) so of course it can be done but there are only a handful of realistic possibilities: Last year the Houston Rockets took the Warriors to seven games in the Western Conference Finals and were up three games to two before going down to defeat. Probable MVP James Harden has never been better and is averaging over 36 Points per Game, which is up by more than five from what led the NBA last year.  The Rockets don’t have a starting five that is as talented as Golden State but the best player on the court won’t be a Warrior and in Basketball that gives you a puncher’s chance. While Houston is the team that most people think has the best chance in the west to upend Golden State, it is the Denver Nuggets that could win home court in the conference and unless you’re in the state of Colorado, you are not expecting Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray and company to upend the Warriors even if they are the top seed.  Is this not perfect locker room material for a team that had such an accomplished regular season? Of course if Charles Barkley is right it is the Portland Trail Blazers that will be the Achilles Heel for the defending NBA Champions. Should Golden State do what is expected of them and win the West there are two teams in the Eastern Conference that could pose trouble for them.   The Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors have been battling it out for dominance in the conference with the Bucks poised to lock up the pole position.  Like a possible series with the Rockets, the Bucks don’t have a more potent five than Golden State, but they do have the best player on the court with Giannis Antetokounmpo. Most betting sites in NJ, which is the only state you can bet in USA, place Harden on the second position in favor of winning the MVP title, if Harden does not win the MVP it would be the “Greek Freak” who at present has the highest PER this season (30.5) and is the most complete player in the NBA. If the Bucks can’t win the East, it will likely be…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 01 Apr 2019 07:56:06 +0000
Shane Lechler Retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9560-shane-lechler-retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9560-shane-lechler-retires Shane Lechler Retires
The career of arguably the best Punter ever has officially come to an end as Shane Lechler officially retired today. Lechler played collegiately at Texas A&M where he would become one of the few Punters to be drafted as he selected in the 5thRound in 2000 by the Oakland Raiders, a team that through having Ray Guy in the 1970’s knew the value of having an elite Punter.  As a rookie, Lechler would be named a First Team All Pro and finished second in Yards/Punt. This type of performance would be consistent of what Lechler would do as a Raider.  In his 13 seasons in Oakland he would be named a First Team All Pro six times, including a three year stretch from 2008 to 2010.  Seven times he was in the Pro Bowl, which also consisted of a streak of five straight years from 2007 to 2011.  Stat wise he was a four time leader in Punting Yards and five time league leader in Yards per Punt.  He would play his final five seasons in the NFL with the Houston Texans. At this time, Lechler retires with the most Yards per Punt (47.6) and accrued the second most Punts all-time (1,411). As Lechler did not play last season, he is eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2023. While Lechler is recognized as having been elite as his position, his spot on the gridiron was as a Punter, a disrespected trade in Canton.  Ray Guy was considered to be revolutionary at the position and he had to wait until he was a Senior Candidate before he got in.   We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to wish Shane Lechler the best in his post playing career. 
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sat, 30 Mar 2019 14:54:39 +0000
The 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony is in the books http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9559-the-2019-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-ceremony-is-in-the-books http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9559-the-2019-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-ceremony-is-in-the-books The 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony is in the books
One day… One day we will attend the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony as it was a bar discussion about inductees (more so who wasn’t in) that was the genesis for Notinhalloffame.com in the first place.  But that day wasn’t yesterday and from multiple sources here is what we know transpired at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.   The show kicked off with Stevie Nicks performing “Stand Back”, which got the crowd on their feet only for their jaws to drop at that level when Don Henley came out on stage where the duo sang “Leather and Lace”.  One duet followed another as her inductor, Harry Styles joined her to take the late Tom Petty’s role in “Stop Dragging My Heart Around”.  Nicks closed off her set with, what else?  “Edge of Seventeen”.  After her set, Styles would then officially induct Nicks who is now officially the only female to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice.  While the electricity was in the air for the first inductee it was impossible for that emotion to carry over for the night’s second inductee, Radiohead.  David Byrne inducted them and only Ed O’Brien and Phil Selway were on hand to accept.  There was no performance by the two. Next up were Simon LeBon and John Taylor of Duran Duran who were on hand to induct Roxy Music. Taylor extolled the coolness of Roxy Music and described them as a genre on to itself.  Bryan Ferry would do all the talking for the group as they accepted the induction.  They would then go into a six song set of “In Every Dream Home a Heartache”, “Out of the Blue”, “Love is the Drug”, “More Than This”, “Avalon” and “Editions of You”. Stevie Van Zandt came out to honor this year’s Rock and Roll singles, which were chosen based on their influence on Rock and Roll.  This was created last year and it is just as confusing this year as seemingly nobody knew ahead of time what the songs would be nor was there anyone on hand who performed the songs to accept this honor.   The songs were “Maybe” by The Chantels, “Tequila” by The Champs, “Money (That’s What I Want)” by Barrett Strong, “Twist & Shout” by the Isley Brothers, “Leader of the Pack” by the Shangri-Las and “Gloria” by Shadows of the Night”. Maybe they will explain this in better detail next year. Trent Reznor came…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sat, 30 Mar 2019 07:27:28 +0000
The San Antonio Spurs officially retire Manu Ginobili's #20 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9558-the-san-antonio-spurs-officially-retire-manu-ginobili-s-20 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9558-the-san-antonio-spurs-officially-retire-manu-ginobili-s-20 The San Antonio Spurs officially retire Manu Ginobili's #20
Regular visitors to Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 players ever of every MLB, NHL, NFL and NBA team.  Once that is done, our plan is to then look at how they honor their past players and executives by way of retired numbers, franchise halls of fame etc.  As such, it is important to us that last night the San Antonio Spurs retired the #20 of Manu Ginobili. In what now has to be considered an absolute steal, San Antonio drafted the native of Argentina 57thoverall in 1999 and he would join the team in 2002 after starring in Europe.  Ginobili would play his entire career with the San Antonio Spurs which would span 16 seasons and 1,057 Games.  He would be chosen for the All Star Game twice (2005 & 2011) and was an All-NBA Third Team Selection twice (2008 & 2011).  The Argentine star’s selfless and unique style of play meshed perfectly with San Antonio where he was part of an elite triumvirate with Tim Duncan and Tony Parker where they would the team to four NBA Championships (2003, 2005, 2007 & 2014).  The Shooting Guard would be named the Sixth Man of the Year in 2008 and scored 14,043 Points with a career PER of 20.2. Ginobili joins Johnny Moore (#00), Avery Johnson (#6), Bruce Bowen (#12), James Silas (#13), Tim Duncan (#21), Sean Elliott (#32), George Gervin (#44) and David Robinson (#50). We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Manu Ginobili for earning this prestigious honor.  
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Fri, 29 Mar 2019 10:49:13 +0000
Tim Hardaway feels that his 2007 anti-gay rant keeps him out of the Hall http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9557-tim-hardaway-feels-that-his-2007-anti-gay-rant-keeps-him-out-of-the-hall http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9557-tim-hardaway-feels-that-his-2007-anti-gay-rant-keeps-him-out-of-the-hall Tim Hardaway feels that his 2007 anti-gay rant keeps him out of the Hall
In an interview with Hoops Hype, Tim Hardaway stated that the reason that he was not in the Basketball Hall of Fame was due to an interview he had with Dan LeBetard which was anti-gay. He had this to say to Hoops Hype: "Well, you know, the reason I'm not in is because of what I said in 2007 about gay people.  That's why I'm not in right now, and I understand it. I hurt a lot of people's feelings and it came off the wrong way and it was really bad of me to say that. Since then, I've turned a wrong into a right. My parents used to always tell me, 'If you do something wrong, look it in the eye. Don't back down from it and be scared of it. Go make it right and make people understand that you made a mistake.” For those who may have forgotten what he said in 2007, take a look below: You know, I hate gay people, so I let it be known. I don't like gay people and I don't like to be around gay people. I am homophobic. I don't like it. It shouldn't be in the world or in the United States. (In regards to having a gay teammate) First of all, I wouldn't want him on my team. And second of all, if he was on my team, I would, you know, really distance myself from him because, uh, I don't think that's right. And you know I don't think he should be in the locker room while we're in the locker room. I wouldn't even be a part of that. Pretty brutal right?  The reaction against Hardaway was swift and he was removed from that year’s All Star festivities. Hardaway has been contrite since that time and has been active in LGBTQ rights since then. The question now that has to be asked is Tim Hardaway right? Hardaway has a strong resume as he was part of the famed Run TMC Offense on Golden State with Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin who are both already inducted.  A five time All Star, in our eyes it is more significant that he is a five time All-NBA Selection with one First Team, three Second Teams and one Third Team.  Stat wise he is solid with five 20 Point per Game seasons and three 10 Assist per Game seasons, but it should…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 28 Mar 2019 08:46:57 +0000
RZA believes Wu-Tang Clan should be in the Rock Hall http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9556-rza-believes-wu-tang-clan-should-be-in-the-rock-hall http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9556-rza-believes-wu-tang-clan-should-be-in-the-rock-hall RZA believes Wu-Tang Clan should be in the Rock Hall
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony is rapidly approaching and it remains the biggest Hall of Fame where many people who are considered for or are already in openly trash.  As such it is news to us when a musician who we think has a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame worthy resume has an opinion as to whether they should be in or whether they even care is news to us.  The latest person to have to discuss their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame credentials is RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan, who in an interview with Rolling Stone feels that his original group belongs in Cleveland. He had this to say: “I think we should [get in], and I do care.  It may take some time to get in there. I think it’s good for us and I think it’s good for rock & roll, because hip-hop is a form of music that grabs from every genre, but definitely grabs from rock & roll.  Rock & roll has a certain spirit; it was the spirit of the Sixties and Seventies youth,” he says. “Hip-hop is the Eighties, Nineties, up to now, the youth. It’s called hip-hop, but it’s in the same spirit of rock & roll at the end of the day. Lyrical, stories, music, unorthodox, dissonant sometimes, energetic, all the things that rock is and was, hip-hop embodies.  Listening to a song like ‘Bring da Ruckus,’ I thought I was making hip-hop, but shit, it has a motherfuckin’ rock & roll groove like a motherfucker. I don’t know how the fuck I did that. I go back and listen to some of the Beatles progressions and some of [Led] Zeppelin’s progressions and movements, like, okay, I was on some shit, though.” The first take away for us is that we are happy that RZA expresses that he wants to see the Wu-Tang Clan accepted in that institution and that it means something to him. The second is that we here at Notinhalloffame.com have always question just what the meaning of rock and roll is at this stage and have often stated that the name was more of a spirit than an actual style. The Wu-Tang Clan have been eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 2017 and have not been nominated as of yet.  As of this writing, they are ranked #20on our list of those to consider…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 27 Mar 2019 22:12:16 +0000
Brian Eno will not be at the RRHOF Induction Ceremony http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9555-brian-eno-will-not-be-at-the-rrhof-induction-ceremony http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9555-brian-eno-will-not-be-at-the-rrhof-induction-ceremony Brian Eno will not be at the RRHOF Induction Ceremony
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony will happen this Friday and there is a minor announcement to mention in regards to those in attendance. Roxy Music will be inducted and will be performing but it will not be a true reunion as Brian Eno and Paul Thompson will not be in attendance leaving Brian Ferry, Andy Mackay and Phil Manzanera to represent the band.   The group will be inducted by Simon LeBon and John Taylor of Duran Duran.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 27 Mar 2019 21:53:32 +0000
Our Football List has been revised. Chuck Howley now #1 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9554-our-football-list-has-been-revised-chuck-howley-now-1 http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9554-our-football-list-has-been-revised-chuck-howley-now-1 Our Football List has been revised.  Chuck Howley now #1
As we here at Notinhalloffame.com consistently work hard to create new lists we have to continuously update the ones that we have.  One of our main core lists, the Football List of those to consider for the Pro Football Hall of Fame has been updated.   The first step for us is to take out all of those who were chosen for the Hall.  This takes out Tony Gonzalez (#1), Champ Bailey (#2), Ed Reed (#3), Johnny Robinson (#7), Kevin Mawae (#16) and Ty Law (#28). The second step is to add those who are now eligible.  As we have a Football Futuressection that allows you to vote and make comments prior to their eligibility we factor that input before we slot in the new entries.   This leads to our third step, which is taking in your votes and comments on the existing names on the list and altering our rankings if deemed necessary. The entire list can be found here, but on this page the new top ten are: For the first time, Chuck Howley moved to the top.  The former Linebacker and Super Bowl V MVP was a six time Pro Bowl and five time First Team All Pro Selection.  He was ranked at #5 last year. L.C. Greenwood rocketed to #2 from #6.  Greenwood played for the Pittsburgh Steelers all of his career and was a member of the dynasty that won four Super Bowls in the 1970’s.  The Defensive End was a six time Pro Bowl Selection and he was a Finalists for the Hall of Fame on six occasions. Alan Faneca went up from #4 to #3.  The Offensive Lineman was a nine time Pro Bowl and six time First Team All Pro and helped the Steelers win Super Bowl XL.  He has been a Finalist the last four years. Former NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1978) Randy Gradisharjumps from #8 to #4.  The former Denver Bronco would be chosen for seven Pro Bowls, five First Team All Pros and was a Finalist for the Hall of Fame twice. Our highest new entry is also our highest rated offensive skill player in former Wide Receiver, Reggie Wayne.  Wayne helped the Colts win Super Bowl XLI and caught 1,070 Receptions with 14,345 Yards. He was a six time Pro Bowl Selection who led the NFL in Receiving Yards in 2007. Roger Craig went from #9 to #6.  The versatile Running Back helped the San Francisco 49ers win three Super Bowls and he was the NFL Offensive Player of…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 27 Mar 2019 04:29:18 +0000
The Hart Foundation named to the WWE HOF http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9553-the-hart-foundation-named-to-the-wwe-hof http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9553-the-hart-foundation-named-to-the-wwe-hof The Hart Foundation named to the WWE HOF
The WWE has announced that the Hart Foundation (Bret “Hit Man” Hart & Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart) will be inducted into their Hall of Fame.  This has been speculated over the last month and it was made official today. Both Hart and Neidhart joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1985 as part of the deal where Vince McMahon bought out Stampede Wrestling.  They were not paired together when they arrived as Neidhart was put with Mr. Fuji as his manager and Bret was a babyface character but within a few months they were a heel duo under the management of Jimmy Hart. The tandem would regular have the best matches on the card and they were usually competing against The British Bulldogs or The Killer Bees.  At Wrestlemania 2 they were the last two in the ring left with Andre the Giant (who won) in the 20 man Battle Royal and in January of 1986 they would defeat the British Bulldogs for the WWF World Tag Team Titles, which they would hold for eight months until they lost them to Strike Force (Rick Martel and Tom Zenk). Following Wrestlemania IV they would compete in singles as often as they teamed together and they turned babyface. At Wrestlemania VI they beat the Bolsheviks in under a minute and they would chase Demolition for the Tag Team Titles and would defeat them for the Championship at Summer Slam 1990.  This would last until Wrestlemania VII where they lost to the Nasty Boys.  Following this loss, the tag team would amicably disband with Bret going on to become a multi-time singles champion. Bret Hart is already a member of the WWE Hall of Fame and he is the fourth person to be inducted twice.  This includes Ric Flair who was inducted a second time with the Four Horsemen, Shawn Michaels (who will be inducted a second time with D-Generation X) and Booker T (who will be inducted with Stevie Ray as Harlem Heat).  Neidhart is ranked #56 on our Notinhalloffame.com WWE list for those to consider for the WWE Hall. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the Hart Foundation on becoming the lastest members of the WWE Hall of Fame.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:47:13 +0000
Rob Gronkowski Retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9552-rob-gronkowski-retires http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9552-rob-gronkowski-retires Rob Gronkowski Retires
Hmmmm. This is not the first word that we would normally use in an article in regards to an NFL retirement but we are not positive that this one will stick. New England Patriots Tight End Rob Gronkowski has announced that he is walking away from football after a nine year career where he was one of the most popular players in the game. Drafted in the 2ndround out of the University of Arizona in 2010, Gronkowski had a good rookie season highlighted by a three touchdown game against Pittsburgh. 2011 would see him named to the First Team All Pro roster where he led the NFL in Touchdown Receptions with a 1,327 Yard season.  A Pro Bowl selection again in 2012 Gronk was injured for most of the 2013 campaign but returned with a vengeance in 2014 returning to the Pro Bowl, First Team All Pro roster and a 1,000 Yard plus season, which was punctuated by his first Super Bowl win.  2015 and 2107 would also see him named a First Team All Pro. Gronkowski retires as a three time Super Bowl Champion, five time Pro Bowl and four time First Team All Pro Selection.  He had 521 Receptions for 7,861 Yards and 79 Touchdowns.  Notably in the post season he had 81 Receptions for 1,163 Yards and 12 TDs. His stats tell a large part of the story but it does not reflect that he was also one of the best blocking Tight Ends, which made him invaluable to the Patriots offense. Gronkowski will be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2024 and he is likely a Hall of Famer.  The only question we raise is how long it will take. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to thank “Gronk” for all of the football memories and we are confident that he will give us many off-field moments in the future.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 25 Mar 2019 08:42:54 +0000
The Video Game Hall of Fame Announces the 2019 Finalists http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9551-the-video-game-hall-of-fame-announces-the-2019-finalists http://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/9551-the-video-game-hall-of-fame-announces-the-2019-finalists The Video Game Hall of Fame Announces the 2019 Finalists
The Video Game Hall of Fame has announced the 12 Finalists for their Class of 2019. The Finalists are: Candy Crush Centipede Colossal Cave Adventure Dance Dance Revolution Half-Life Microsoft Windows Solitaire Mortal Combat Myst NBA 2K Sid Meier’s Civilization Super Mario Kart Super Smash Bros. Melee The Video Game Hall of Fame is located in the Strong Museum in Rochester, New York, which also houses the Toy Hall of Fame.   The Class of 2019 will be announced on May 2.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 21 Mar 2019 21:38:10 +0000