Not in Hall of Fame News

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…

The Worst Songs of All Time

Gang, if you haven't noticed already, a new section is up on the Rock and Roll section located on the left hand side. The 100 Worst songs of Modern Pop Culture are now up for you to take a look at, which covers multiple decades and genres, and perhaps even a few songs you are not familiar with. The ratings are a little different, as you can vote to your opinion of the song. Let us know your thoughts!

RIP: Davy Jones

The Monkees are one of the more polarizng debate for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Detractors accuratly point to the fact their greatest hits were not written by them, nor did they perform on their earlier records. However, many of those songs that they performed (and did so live in concert often) have aged remarkably well and remain pop classics. It is that positive aspect that we will focus on today, as we mourn the loss of their lead singer, Davy Jones. Jones and the rest of the Monkees may have been put together for the purpose of…
In our first Basketball Hall of Fame List, we annointed Mel Daniels as our top selection. He won't be there on the second list, as today he was selected as one of five automatic entrants to the Hall. Daniels was selected by the American Basketball Association Committee, and really who else should they have selected? Chet Walker holds our #13 spot, but he do will be removed on the next list. Walker was selected by the Veteran's Committee. With our #2 (Reggie Miller) and #3 (Bernard King) selections as nominees, we look forward to a brand new top five come…
The Basketball Hall of Fame has announced its finalists. As always, it encompasses a wide arrange of talent from NBA All Stars, Coaches and female candidates. As you know, we only rank players from the NBA/ABA, but we would like to take a look at the 12 candidates, of which the inductees will be revealed at this year's Final Four. The All American Red Heads Considered the first professional women's team, this barnstorming group began in 1936 and do hold a historical significance in women's baseketball. They are however not well known, though that has not stopped the Hall in…
Gang, we here at notinhalloffame.com are pleased to welcome a new member to our family. Take a look on our top tab, and you will see a new entry next to hockey, Kidd's Corner. The Kidd brings to us his perspective in the world of hockey and he has already given us a look at the NHL trading deadline; the craziest day in the season. Give it a look!
Ron Simmons has been selected for the 2012 WWE Hall of Fame class, and we are very happy with this selection. Simmons wrestled mostly as "Faarooq" in the WWE, first leading the "Nation of Domination" faction in the late 90's and then spending the rest of his WWE tenure in a tag team with Bradshaw (who would later be known as JBL). Prior to that, Simmons was the first African American World Heavyweight Champion in WCW and was a college football standout at Florida State. Of note, this makes the third major post career accolade for Simmons as he is…
It has been reported that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be working with Downtown Cleveland to create a "Walk of Fame" of sorts. Hall of Fame inductees will have their names emblazened with bronze plaques in downtown, which is a way of cementing the Rock Hall as a larger attraction for the city. We will go on record that we love this initiative, and are happy for anything that may draw people to Cleveland; a hard working town that really needs this type of tourism revenue.

Tim Wakefield Retires

Okay, we know that Tim Wakefield is not a Hall of Famer, and will not escape the first year of eligibility on the ballot. With that said, we have a soft spot for good knuckleball pitchers, and Wakefield was certainly that. He retires with 200 wins, the bulk of which were with the Boston Red Sox. He was a one time All Star with a pair of World Series rings. It may not be Hall of Fame, but it is a solid career to us.