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The University of Nebraska Athletic Hall of Fame has announced their seven member class for their Class of 2018 which will consist of five former student athletes and two very well known coaches. The class consists of: Darin Erstad: Baseball 1993-95 & Football 1994. The future two-time MLB All-Star would be a Finalist for the Golden Spikes Award in his senior year where he batted .410 and would become the first Cornhusker to be named the Conference Player of the Year. Erstad would also notably be the Punter on the 1994 Championship Football Team. Peaches James: Softball 2001-04. James was…
During UFC 223, the UFC Hall of Fame announced that Bruce Connal would be the first member of the Class of 2018. Connal will be inducted in the Contributors Wing, though this will be posthumous as he passed away at 61 unexpectedly this past March. Connal might not be a name known to most fight fans but the longtime producer was one of the most beloved figures in the company. He had produces over 300 live UFC events for the company and he will join Jeff Blatnick, Bob Meyrowitz and Joe Silva in the Contributors Wing. He will be inducted…
While we wish that this would get more publicity from the WWE, we love how they instituted the “Legacy Wing”, which honors major wrestling names from the past who did not necessarily participate in the WWE. In the midst of the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony that took place last nights, other names have been added to the Legacy Wing in the Class of 2018, all of which will be removed from our Notinhalloffame.com WWE List, which will be updated next month. The new members of the WWE Hall of Fame are: El Santo who is arguably the most known…
A major announcement took place in the world of the National Hockey League as the Sedin twins of the Vancouver Canucks have announced their impending retirement at the end of the regular season. Through clever maneuvering in the 1999 Draft the Canucks were able to draft Henrik and Daniel Sedin first and second overall to create the backbone of the franchise for the next seventeen years. While they did not join the NHL right away (they elected to play one more season professional in Sweden) they would slowly become an elite scoring tandem in the biggest professional league in hockey.…
Recently we uploaded our updated Notinhalloffame.com Rock List. We have another major update as our Baseball list has now been altered following the selection of six new members entering the elite halls of Cooperstown. Six former players left our list, four via the vote (Chipper Jones #3, Jim Thome #6, Vladimir Guerrero #9 and Trevor Hoffman #20) and two from the Veteran’s Committee (Jack Morris #11 and Alan Trammell #12). This clears up both the top portion of our list but the Hall of Fame voter’s ballot, which should allow for others who have been waiting to enter the Hall.…
While the majority of the inductees was leaked two days ago the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame has officially announced the Class of 2018. The Class is: Jason Kidd, a ten time All Star and former NBA Champion with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011 and two time U.S. Olympic Champion. Kidd retired second all-time in Assists and Steals and is a five time Assists Champion. He is also a five time First Team All-NBA and four time First Team All-Defensive Selection. He is likely to be the headliner for the class. Another Point Guard, Steve Nash was also chosen. Born…
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony is rapidly approaching and the event took more shape today with the announcement of more of the inductors. The lead singer of the Killers, Brandon Flowers, will be inducting the Cars. The band will be performing together for the first time since 2011. Mary J. Blige will be inducting the late Nina Simone and Ann Wilson of Heart will be inducting the Moody Blues. Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes will be inducting Sister Rosetta Tharpe. It had previously been announced that Howard Stern will be inducting Bon Jovi. At the ceremony Richie…
We really love what the Strong Museum in Rochester has put together and from that facility we have the announcement of the Finalists for their Video Game Hall of Fame Class of 2018 as 12 Finalists have been announced: Asteroids Call of Duty Dance Dance Revolution Final Fantasy VII Half-Life John Madden Football King’s Quest Metroid Minecraft Ms. Pacman Spacewar! Tomb Raider In addition to the 27 member panel, the Hall is allowing an online ballot (up until April 4) which will assist in determining the next Class. The winners will be announced on May 3.
Again, did we ever say this would be fast? We here at Notinhalloffame.com have completed our next all-time top 50, this time that of the Cincinnati Reds. As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following: 1. Sabremetric tallies while with that team, mostly WAR. 2. Traditional metrics and how they finished in their respective league overall. 3. Playoff accomplishment. 4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player does on that particular team and not what he…
‘Tis the season for retirements in the world of Professional Football and today brought us another significant one as Tight End Martellus Bennett is calling it a career. From Texas A&M Bennett was drafted in 2008 in the second round by the Dallas Cowboys and was used to backup Jason Witten. With Witten on the roster, Bennett was never going to be the primary threat at Tight End for Dallas but he showcased exceptional blocking skills and gained quite the following for his outspoken and occasionally controversial comments. After his four year contract expired, Bennett signed with the New York…