Not in Hall of Fame News

As you may have heard, Atlanta Braves' star, Chipper Jones has announced that this will be his farewell season. Speculation is that he will be a first ballot Hall of Famer and why not? Listen to these credentials: 1999 NL MVP, a career Batting Average of .304, a career OPS of .935 (making him 31st overall), 454 Home Runs and a career WAR of 82.7, which makes him 35th overall for position players. Chipper Jones also has not been attached to controversy of any kind. Realistically, there is no reason to think that he won't get in right away (2017).…
It has been long rumored, but on wwe.com, it was officially announced that Yokozuna would be joining the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2012. The former two time WWE World Heavyweight Champion was one of the most dominant big men in the history of the business, and a star in an era where the "E" did not have very many. We had him ranked very high, and we are very happy with this induction.
Lost in the shuffle of the Peyton Manning signing in Denver was the retirement of Hines Ward. The career Pittsburgh Steeler elected to retire in lieu of trying to ply his trade elsewhere. Statistically, Ward has a solid Canton argument. At exactly 1,000 career receptions and 12,083 yards caught, he is retiring with the 8th most and 18th most in those categories resepectively. Granted, there are current Wide Receivers with better career numbers than Ward, but it is likely by the time he becomes eligible that those players will have gained their rightful enshrinement. Hines Ward also has other intangibles…
As you may have heard, Andy Pettitte has returned to the New York Yankees. The pitcher retired somewhat abrubtly, as his last season (2010) was a very good campaign that saw him go 11 and 3 with an All Star appearance, so there was reason to think he could continue. Some have speculated that his retirement was brought on by his then impending role in the Roger Clemens trial, and as he has stated recently that he is "mentally ready to play", we have to wonder if there is some validity to that. Regardless of his reasoning, Pettitte's return raises…
As you may have heard, Andy Pettitte has returned to the New York Yankees. The pitcher retired somewhat abrubtly, as his last season (2010) was a very good campaign that saw him go 11 and 3 with an All Star appearance, so there was reason to think he could continue. Some have speculated that his retirement was brought on by his then impending role in the Roger Clemens trial, and as he has stated recently that he is "mentally ready to play", we have to wonder if there is some validity to that. Regardless of his reasoning, Pettitte's return raises…
Last year. four of our top ten candidates were named to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Coincidently, we have four first year candidates who have taken there place; including our new number one: Joe Sakic. We have a lot of reason to think that Sakic will get in on his first year. In the bost basic terms, he has the career numbers, strong individual seasons and championships both Internationally and profesionally. The career Nordique/Avalanche forward is joined other first time candidates, Brendan Shanahan (#5), Mats Sundin (#6) and Jeremy Roenick (#7) who may not be first ballot Hall of Famers;…
With special to thanks to our member, Spheniscus, we here at Notinhalloffame are pleased to announce the launch of a new section here: The NASCAR list. The NASCAR Hall of Fame has only been in place for a few years, but with a beautiful building and a loyal fan base, this is a Hall with some serious legs. Please take a look at this new section which helps complete our major sports section.
Gang..... i got to thinking..... With the NCAA Basketball class announced, and with Garth Brooks also being named to the Country Music Hall of Fame; are there other Halls of Fame that you would like to see profiled here? Should we start looking at the Collgiate Ranks? There is a Boxing Hall of Fame, but honestly is that sport worth looking at anymore? What about UFC? It is a relatively new sport, but one that garnishes a lot of attention. Should we look at the Hip Hop Hall of Fame, Country Music and Pop Music Hall of Fame? What would…
Gang, I know that we don't rank the NCAA Basketball Hall of Fame, but I did think it was worth mentioning that the ten man class of 2012 has been announced. This includes: Joe B. Hall who succeeded Adolph Rupp at Kentucky and led the Wildcats to a championship in 1978. Patrick Ewing who was a megastar for the Georgetown Hoyas, and later became a Basketball Hall of Famer with the New York Knicks. Earl Monroe who was a forty point per game scorer at Winston Salem State. Willis Reed who led Grambling to three NAIA Championships. Claude Lovellette who…
Very Random thought....Those sports fans not in a hole are very aware of the New Orleans Saints "Bountygate" and the constant debates on what the impending fallout may be. What we haven't heard (unless we missed it somewhere) is what ripple this may cause the Football Hall of Fame. Unless, we are mistaken, we can think of only one potentail casulty: Sean Payton. With a Super Bowl ring and an age under fifty, Payton's coaching future was as bright as his brief head coaching past. However, potential fallout of Bountygate could result in him being suspended, or possibly fired. With…