Not in Hall of Fame News

We here at Notinhalloffame.com will continue our new tradition at reporting the actions of each major franchises’ respective Hall of Fame. It is part of a long range plan to eventually look at each team in the four major North American sports. The New Orleans Saints have announced a new addition to their Hall of Fame. The Saints are coming off a disappointing season, and long-time fans remember the awful seasons where they were known collectively around the League as the “Aints”. However, they are three years removed from a Super Bowl, and the Saints have had an overall good…
Our work on the existing Hockey Hall of Fame Classes continue. We have now made our way to the exciting year of 1967. This is the year that doubled the size of teams in the National Hockey League and shrunk the size of Hall of Fame induction classes. There were only three members of this class, and from here on in, the classes would remain relatively small. The Class of 1967 contained: Harry OliverNeil ColvilleTurk BrodaGang you know the drill. Check it out, and cast your votes and let us know whether you think they deserved their Hall of Fame…

RIP: Paul Bearer

WWE.Com has reported that long time performer; Paul Bearer has passed away at the age of 58. Born William Moody, Bearer first gained significant traction as a wrestling manager named, Percival Pringle III in WCCW and later the USWA. He would move to the then named World Wrestling Federation, and adopted the Paul Bearer name as the manager of the Undertaker in early 1991.It was a perfect fit, as Moody was actually a licensed mortician, and he played the creepy manager perfectly. Bearer would manage the Undertaker for five years, before turning on him at Summer Slam 96 and aligning…
Our work on the existing Hockey Hall of Fame Classes continue. We have now made our way to 1966. The class before the 1967 NHL Expansion gives us an excellent group worthy of a good look. This bunch includes:Babe Pratt Butch BouchardClarence CampbellElmer LachFrank BrimsekKen ReardonMax BentleyTed KennedyTed Lindsay Toe BlakeGang you know the drill. Check it out, and cast your votes and let us know whether you think they deserved their Hall of Fame induction. Look for upcoming classes soon!
We may have to plan another trip to Cleveland.On May 24, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will open a new exhibit dedicated to the “Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World”. “Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction” will encompass two and half floors of the Cleveland based Hall, and will be open until March of 2014. The Rolling Stones were inducted into the Hall back in 1989, and may have performed more concerts than any other five inducted acts combined. The exhibit will showcase the British band in a way that we are sure will bring fans…
The WWE has announced its latest entrant to the WWE Hall of Fame, and the defacto member of this year’s celebrity wing.   Billionaire, Donald Trump will be entering the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2013.   Trump hosted Wrestlemania IV and V at his Atlantic City casino, and he made an appearance at Wrestlemania VII in the crowd.   Of greater note, the star of NBC’s “The Apprentice” appeared at Wrestlemania XXIII in the corner of Bobby Lashley, who took on Umaga, with Vince McMahon in his corner. The loser (which of course was McMahon) had his head shaved.   Trump as…
Well, you have seen us grow our site with the addition of existing Hockey Hall of Fame inductees. So far, we have tackled the stars inducted up until 1964, so we move to the Class of 1965 which went back to being a little bit larger. The streamlined class of 1965 includes:Arthur Farrell Bill MosienkoBlair RusselClint BenedictErnie RussellFoster HewittFred ScanlanJack MarshallMarty BarryRed HornerSyd HoweTommy LockhartGang you know the drill. Check it out, and cast your votes and let us know whether you think they deserved their Hall of Fame induction. Look for upcoming classes soon!
Although we focus musically on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, we thought it would be pertinent to mention that the Songwriters Hall of Fame have announced their latest inductions. Many members of the Class of 2013 will be familiar to Rock fans.The class is headlined by Steve Tyler and Joe Perry from Aerosmith. We are trying to remember Tyler from the “Dream On” days, as opposed to the androgynous looking former judge of American Idol. Aerosmith was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. The two Aerosmith members are joined by Tony Hatch, the…
Well, you have seen us grow our site with the addition of existing Hockey Hall of Fame inductees. So far, we have tackled the stars inducted up until 1963, so we move to the Class of 1964 which foreshadows how future Classes would look like. The streamlined class of 1964 includes:Babe SiebertBill DurnanDoug BentleyFrank DilioJack StewartGang you know the drill. Check it out, and cast your votes and let us know whether you think they deserved their Hall of Fame induction. Look for upcoming classes soon!

Matt Birk Retires

Amidst the hoopla that surrounded Ray Lewis’ retirement with the Super Bowl Champion, Baltimore Ravens, another potential Hall of Fame entry has announced that he is calling it a career. Center, Matt Birk has ended his career at the age of 36, and has done so as a Champion. Birk was a six time Pro Bowl Selection, all of which occurred while he was a member of a Minnesota Vikings. Birk was also considered one of the “good guys” of the game, as he was named in 2011 as the Walter Payton Man of the Year, which honoured his community…