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RIP Gil Scott-Heron

Today we lost another musical legend as Gil Scott-Heron passed away at the age of 62. Scott-Heron was credited with being the forefather to Hip Hop, as his spoken word Raps predated the Hip Hop movement by well over a decade. His songs made you think more than most artists and wheteher you agreed or disagreed with his message; you definitely listened to him. He is a top candidate on our Rock and Roll list, but despite this and his undeniable influence in the world of music, we do not see him honored in Cleveland posthumously.
It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of Randy "Macho Man" Savage who passed away of heart attack. The Macho Man was a former World Heavyweight Champion in both the WWE and WCW and was one of the biggest draws of the 80's and 90's. His signature vpice and look made him an icon in the world of wrestling. Savage was #2 on our Wrestling list and one of the most baffling omissions to the WWE Hall of Fame. We are pained that he can only now get in posthumously.

RIP Harmon Killebrew

We here at notinhalloffame mourn the loss of Harmon Killebrew, An amazing Minnesota Twin and one of the best power hitters of all time. The Hall of Fame Baseball star will be missed well beyond the borders of Minnesota.

Its Getting There.....

Patince everyone.... The new Baseball, Football and WWE List is being worked on. We hope to have them all completed by June 15. We promise!
Carlos Delgado officially called it a career, and we here at notinhalloffame are wondering just side of the bubble he is on. The three time Silver Slugger Award Winner belted 473 Home Runs and drove in 1,512 RBIs over his career, which are impressive numbers....though not so much in the steroid era. Now this is where it gets interesting for us. Delgado's numbers were not the same as other power hitting first baseman (he was only an All Star twice), but by all accounts he competed clean. Fred McGriff may not get in, and it can be argued that Delgado…

Edge Retires.

Last night, Adam Copeland who performed for well over a decade as Edge in the WWE retired due to excessive neck issues. In the next six to eight weeks, we will be revamping our WWE list, and Edge will have a high place on it. Is he top five, top ten, top twenty? We think he should be ranked very high.
Is anyone really surprised? Rather than face what would have been a 100 game suspension for violation of the MLB drug policy, Manny Ramirez retired today from the Tampa Bay Rays. Statistacally, Ramirez has few equals. He leaves the game with 555 career Home Runs and a whopping career OPS of .996, and there is nobody that can question his on-field credentials for a bust in Cooperstown. But we all know that it does not work that way does it? It has been made very clear what the baseball writers stance is on PED users. Mark McGwire's HOF support dipped…
With the 2011 WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony being held tonight, we here at notinhalloffame thought we would take a look at the complete class. We have inductions here that absolutely delight us, suprise us, baffle us and disgust us. Of course, why should this class be any different than any other year? #3 Shawn Michaels We kind of thought he would be going in this year. The Heartbreak Kid lost his retirement match to the Undertaker at last year's Wrestlemania and despite the multitude of grapplers who have claimed to call it a career, we really believe Michaels. There…
What A Rush! Now we're talking. After a few suspect announcements for the 2011 WWE Hall of Fame Class, our highest rated Tag Team, The Road Warriors have been announced to the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2011. We had them ranked at #4, which makes two of top 10 (along with #3 selection, Shawn Michaels) selected this year. We were worried about this class....we are not anymore.

Mike Hampton Retires

Well gang another Baseball Star retired today during the Spring Training Season. Mike Hampton called it a career and ended his attempt to earn a roster spot with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Hampton will not be entering Cooperstown, and it is doubtful that his support will reach the five percent in his opening year of eligibility. With that said, there was a time when many pundits thought he had a shot. Hampton was the runner up for the National League Cy Young Award in 1999 and followed it up with a solid campaign with the Mets. It was here that Hampton…