Not in Hall of Fame News

The next entrant to the 2011 WWE Hall of Fame Class has been announced and it is "Bullet" Bob Armstrong.  The "Bullet" may not be known to a lot of newer wrestling fans, but he was a long time star in the American South throughout the 70's and early 80's, and is the father of  attitude era star, the Road Dogg. We had ranked Armstrong #131 on our list, and though he did get inducted, it is a rank we still agree with.  Bob Armstrong never worked for Vince Jr., and though he had a good relationship with Vince Sr.,…

RIP: Duke Snider 1926-2011

We here at Notinhalloffame mourn the loss of Baseball Hall of Famer, Duke Snider who passed away today. Snider was one of the All Time great Dodgers, and he entered the Hall of Fame in 1980. The former eight time All Star, and constant MVP threat in the 1950's blted 407 Home Runs in his illustrious career. "The Duke of Flatbush" had his number #4 retired by the Dodgers in 1980. It was a well deserved honor. 
Well, we have not had a extention on our Rock and Roll Future Eligible list for a while.  We have now added a list of those worth considering who will be eligible in the year 2020.  Take a look, and see whether any of them have a legitimate shot.  
"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan has been announced as the second selection to the WWE Hall of Fame.  The Glens Falls native was recently an active competitor in the WWE and has been on very good terms with Stamford for the past few years.  Duggan was the first ever winner of the Royal Rumble and one of the top baby faces for the Fed for years.  We had Hacksaw ranked at #59 and congratulate him on his most recent accomplishment!  
We guess this is the season where All Stars are retiring. Jim Edmonds, who on four occasions was a Major League All Star announced that he is calling it a career after seventeen campaigns in the bigs. His announcement has not made a lot of people think of Cooperstown, and the odds are strong that he is a "one and done" when eligible, but is it possible that a case could made? Jim Edmonds finished his career with 393 career Home Runs and an RBI short of 1,200. His career OPS is a very respectable .903 and twice he finished…

Gary Sheffield Retires

Gary Sheffield has officially retired and has made his case for the Baseball Hall of Fame. Twenty years ago, a baseball star with over 500 Home Runs would be an automatic lock for the Hall of Fame. That is not the case anymore now is it? Sheffield's career stats are solid, there is no doubt of this. He hit 509 Homers, was a nine time All Star and a five time Silver Slugger. Subsequently, his 2,689 Hits and 1,676 Runs Batted In are also impressive tallies. Still there are three things that worl against him. Journeyman Perception. Sheffield may have…
Well....Just when it seemed we had an interesting thought about Peter Forsberg; he up and retires on us. The Swedish Superstar's comeback lasted only two games and thirty-five minutes on the ice, yet he deemed his past injuries to render him ready for a permanent trip to the golf course. Forsberg did not hit the 1,000 point mark but his International play makes him a serious HOF contender in our eyes. When eligible (should he not return to European Pro Hockey) in three years, we think he will habe a solid upper rank on our list. What do you all…
Peter Forsberg returned to National Hockey League on Friday Night to the Colorado Avalanche after spending two seasons with Modo in the Swedish League. Forsberg was a favorite of ours, and we are happy to see him back in the NHL, but it got us thinking.... What of the other stars still competing in Europe, like Jaormir Jagr and Dominik Hasek? Here is why we are thinking about it. The Hockey Hall of Fame will not consider anyone eligible until they have finished their professional career (even in Europe) for three years. We will be looking to create a Future…
Well gang, the Hall of Fame Class of 2011 was announced and with a group this loaded it is hard to say there were any surprises or snubs. Our top two ranked football players, #1 Marshall Faulk & #2 Deion Sanders were inducted on their first year of eligibility.  Our #4 candidate, Shannon Sharpe was also selected making us wonder who will have the most colorful speech; Sanders or Sharpe. Our Number #10 Selection, Richard Dent will enter as the star this year's class as the star on the defensive side of the ball.  We are certain that Bears fans…
Does 240 Wins make a Hall of Fame Career? Probably not, but there should be little doubt that Pettitte carved himself a nice career and is retiring with some fairly nice statistics. His 240 wins is paired with only 138 losses leaving him a .638 win percentage, which is 9th overall in Major League History. Pettitte also retires as the games's all time win leader in the Post Season, of which he netted five World Series Rings. The three time All Star, also whiffed 2,251 career batters. With that said, detractors have reasons to sneer. Playing for powerful Yankees teams…