Not in Hall of Fame News

Five time Pro Bowl selection and #91 rank of our Notinhalloffame.com football list, Todd Christensen passed away at the age of 57 due to complications from a liver transplant. The former Running Back from BYU transitioned slowly to the Tight End position, but once he acclimated to the spot, he was one of the NFL’s most productive players in a five year stretch in the 1980’s. Christensen led the National Football League in Receptions twice (1983 & 1985) and set a record both times for catches by a Tight End. He was selected as First Team All Pro twice and…
It is Hockey Hall of Fame Weekend, and the Class of 2013 and you can say this is one of the most “Champion” loaded group in a long time. The four men with NHL experience who are going in this weekend, all have their names etched on the Stanley Cup.Scott Niedermayer hoisted Lord Stanley’s grail four times and was a two time Olympic Gold Medalist. He is joined by a pair of three time Cup winners in Chris Chelios and Brendan Shanahan. The fourth man to enter the Hall is Fred Shero, who coached the Philadelphia Flyers to two Stanley…
Initially, we never paid attention to the Toy Hall of Fame. We can’t say that we ever plan to do a section in the near future about the toys who are not in that Hall of Fame, but as it is gaining traction, we thought it might be worth mentioning that the latest class has been selected.The 2013 Toy Hall of Fame has added two, increasing the overall total to 53. The ancient game of Chess has been added as has the Rubber Duck. Frankly we can’t think of two completely different toys.These two selections beat out bubbles, the board…
The Baseball Expansion Era Committee (1973-Present) has announced their nominees for the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame. This year's committee includes Hall of Famers Rod Carew, Carlton Fisk, Whitey Herzog, Tom Lasorda, Paul Molitor, Joe Morgan, Phil Niekro and Frank Robinson; Toronto Blue Jays President Paul Beeston; retired club executive Andy MacPhail; Philadelphia Phillies President Dave Montgomery; Chicago White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf; Steve Hirdt of the Elias Sports Bureau; Bruce Jenkins of the San Francisco Chronicle; Baseball Writers' Association of American Secretary-Treasurer Jack O'Connell; and retired Fort Worth Star-Telegram reporter Jim Reeves.The Ballot includes:Dave ConcepcionBobby CoxSteve GarveyTommy JohnTony LaRussaBilly…
We almost forgot about this. The Colorado Avalanche retired the number 52 in honor of Adam Foote who played for them in all but two and a half seasons from 1991 to 2011. The native of Whitby, Ontario was known as a consummate stay-at-home Defencemen, who brought leadership and grit to every team he ever played on. This is why that for a man that was never selected to any All-Star team and had 309 career points, was a stalwart on Canadian National teams and was a part of the 2004 World Cup and 2002 Olympic victories. Foote becomes the…
Although we don’t when it will happen, Dallas Maverick’s owner, Mark Cuban has announced that the Number 12 of Derek Harper will be raised to the rafters this season. In 1984, Dallas selected the Guard in the first round where he played his first ten and half seasons from 1983 to 1994. He was brought back for a second stint in the 1996-97 season. Harper was a very good defensive player who was a Second Team All Defensive selection twice while playing for the Mavs, and was also very adept at three-point shooting. At present, Derek Harper is still the…

RIP: Lou Reed

It has just been reported that former Velvet Underground front man and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Lou Reed has passed away today at the age of 71. It is not known as of this writing how he died however he had a liver transplant earlier in the year. The Velvet Underground is considered one of the most influential music acts of all time, combining the New York art scene with Rock and Roll. Lyrically, they were completely different than anything else anyone had heard before. They openly sang about transvestites, prostitutes and drug use. It has been…

RIP: Bill Sharman

Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee, Bill Sharman passed away today at the age of 87. Last week, he suffered a stroke, and died at his home in California. Sharman played the bulk of his career with the Boston Celtics, where the Shooting Guard would help the team win four NBA Championships. Sharman was an eight time All-Star and was named the First Team NBA All-Star team four consecutive seasons. He would also become a successful NBA Coach and would be lead the Lakers to an NBA Championship. He is in the Basketball Hall of Fame twice. The first time was…
The Cleveland Cavaliers have announced that on March 8, 2014, that the number 11 of former Center, Zydrunas Ilgauskas will be retired. “Z” played twelve seasons with Cleveland and is the franchise leader in blocks. Twice he was named to the All-Star team (2003 & 2005) and was a consistent leader in the NBA in Offensive Rebounds, leading the league in that category in 2005. Although he was never considered the best at his position, he was in that elite category. During his time in a Cavaliers uniform, Ilgauskas became one of the most popular players. He becomes the seventh…
The man they called “snowshoes” for his plodding skating style may have been harmlessly mocked, but across the National Hockey League, Allan Stanley was celebrated as a winner and an excellent defensive specialist. Stanley passed away at the age of 87 and on four occasions in the 1960’s was a big part of four Stanley Cups with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He entered the league in 1948 and though he had played for the New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins prior to becoming a Leaf, it was in Toronto while in his 30’s that he became a star.…