Not in Hall of Fame News

And it was not an easy decision.  "The Macho Man" Randy Savage passed away last year, and often when these deaths happen a renewed look at their legacies will take place.  With a perfect voting record from all of you, and the belief that Savage's ascension took place at the WWE's greatest heights, it was believed that for this year, he would be placed over Bruno Sammartino who slipped to a close number 2.This was not the only change on the list as many moved from "Future Candidates" to the regular list.  The highest debut came from the current executive,…
Frankly, we never really thought we would supplant Bruno Sammartino as the number 1, candidate for the WWE Hall of Fame.  However, based on votes that have came in, and a revised perspective on Randy Savage's role in the modern WWE (as opposed to Sammartino's in the 60's and 70's), it seemed appropriate to flip the two.  This may be only for a year, as this decision did not come easy, but we do feel it is the right one.This was not the only change as many who were placed in the "Future Candidate" section have been transfered to the…
We have to hand it to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.  In a brief period of time, they have made their Hall matter with both a strong physical presence and a logical selection process.  Basketball could learn from that!  They have announced their latest HOF class and three of our top four selections were named to this class.  Herb Thomas (1), Buck Baker (3) and first year candidate Rusty Wallace (4) are now headed to the Hall.  They will be joined by Cotton Owens and (22) and Leonard Wood who was inducted for his work as a mechanic.  We look…
For the second year in a row, the Canadian triumvirate of Rush remains number one on the Notinhalloffame Countdown of the 500 artists who we think should be considered for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was an easy decision really. Countless articles have lobbied for their induction, their peers have commented on their exclusion and the votes on this site make it clear that no other band could hold that spot this year. Although there is no change in the top spot, new first year eligible acts have entered the top 100. The highest of the “rookies”…

RIP: Donna Summer

Wow.  We were totally surprised by the death of Donna Summer.  The disco diva had been battling lung cancer, though few were aware of the ailment.  Summer has been nominated multiple times for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but has yet to receive the call.  She has been firmly entrenched in our top 100 since our inception, and though she has only been associated with the Disco genre, she was its queen.   We will miss her very much.
The most controversial group of players in baseball history are eligible for the Hall of Fame this year and much like we suspect the Baseball Writers of America struggled with their ballot much the way we fought with our ranking. In the end, we made the decision to treat the Steroids Era as just that: an era. We will never how many players elected to take Performance Enhancing Drugs, but we know it was a high amount, and we know until recently it was not illegal under the rules of Major League Baseball. With this said, for the second consecutive…
Although we do not yet rank those not in the College Football Hall of Fame, we would like to congratulate this year's class.

RIP: Adam Yauch

After a long bout with cancer, the music world has lost Adam "MCA" Yauch who was one third of the recent Hall of Fame inductee; The Beastie Boys.  We have made reference on this website to the pioneering efforts of the group and our belief that they should be Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.  This is another tragic loss in the music community and one that hurts us deeply.  Yauch was only 47.

RIP: Junior Seau

As you may already be aware, Junior Seau was found dead today of what could eventually be ruled as suicide.  Seau was a dominating defensive player who many have pegged for the Hall of Fame.  Likely, when he is eligible for Canton, he will have a high place on our list.  However, if this death is in fact suicide, it again raised the concern of the game of football and the affect it has on those who play it.  Was the first thing you thought of when you heard of Seau's death was that it could be from the head…
Please forgive the lack of updates.  I (The Committee Chairman) am away in Portugal, but will be back shortly.   However, on May 15, I am pleased to announce that notinhalloffame.com will be unveiling a new look and new updates on the lists that we have.   Weare very excited about what is to come! Again we apologize!