Not in Hall of Fame News

Much like we have done with the Hockey and Baseball sections, we have now turned our attention to the world of Basketball. We kick it off with a list of six players who will be eligible for 2014 for the Basketball Hall of Fame. As always, we want your opinions on this group and whether they should ever receive a call for the Hall. They are: Alonzo MourningAnfernee HardawayChris WebberEddie JonesSam CassellShareef Abdur-Rahim Remember, the Basketball Hall recognizes not just what a player does in the professional ranks; the collegiate and international accomplishments factor in too. Gang, you know what…
A survey conducted by the Associated Press of Baseball Writers who have a Hall of Fame vote (and were willing to participate) show Barry Bonds at 45 percent, Roger Clemens at 43 percent and Sammy Sosa at 18 percent. Whether this is what their final tallies is yet to be determined, but the venom of which those who were quoted had against the PED era players has to be noted. Washington Examiner columnist, Thom Loverro does not begrudge the statistical landmarks of the aforementioned three but stated that “three of the six criteria for election to Cooperstown are sportsmanship, integrity…
    The Football Hall of Fame in Canton has announced their 27 semi-finalists for the 2013 Class. This group, which was pared down from the 127 preliminary nominees announced months ago includes six players who are in their first year of eligibility. The complete list in alphabetical order is as follows: Larry Allen, Guard: (1st Year) Morten Andersen, Kicker: (1st Year) Steve Atwater, Safety Tim Brown, Wide Receiver Don Coryell, Coach Roger Craig, Running Back Terrell Davis, Running Back Edward DeBartolo Jr., Owner Kevin Greene, Linebacker Charles Haley, Defensive End Joe Jacoby, Offensive Tackle Albert Lewis, Cornerback John Lynch,…
The world of professional wrestling has again lost another star. Buddy “Jack” Roberts passed away today at the age of 67. The cause has not yet been released, but he had a severe bout of throat cancer years ago, which may have played a factor in his declining health. Born Dale Hey, he first made his mark in the ring as the fictitious brother of the legendary star, Johnny Valentine. Despite being a very good in ring worker, Hey would spend the bulk of his twenty plus years in the ring as a tag team star. After changing his name…
The Baseball Hall of Fame Ballots are out, and expect every sports talk radio station and talking head to discuss the PED era and the Hall of Fame. Sure, it has been discussed before as Mark McGwire and Rafael Palmeiro have been on the ballot receiving low vote tallies that would have inconceivable a decade ago, but despite the high profile they had, three bigger stars have emerged on the Hall of Fame ballot. Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa have now entered the list and EVERYBODY has an opinion. Of course they are not alone as they join…
As you have noticed over the last two weeks, we have unveiled a list of potential Hockey Hall of Fame possibilities that are eligible in 2014 & 2015. As the Hall only requires three years once retired to become eligible, we thought we would add a section of players who are “To be Determined” What we mean is a collection of players who are older and still playing professional hockey either in North America or Europe. Once they have finished their careers, we will slot them into their respective year of eligibility. This group includes: Alexei YashinBrian RolstonChris ProngerDan BoyleDaniel…
The world of boxing lost a major star as Hector “Macho” Camacho passed away today. The former four time champion was shot days ago in the face which turned out to be fatal. Camacho fought virtually everyone of note in the lighter divisions. His biggest win was a complete dismantling of Sugar Ray Leonard that put the latter in permanent retirement. Camacho also fought Felix Trinidad, Oscar De La Hoya and Julio Cesar Chavez and was had his last fight in 2010, which is why he is not yet eligible for the Boxing Hall of Fame, which requires a boxer…
Many (including the Committee Chairman) have made a case for Paul Henderson for the Hockey Hall of Fame. Henderson did get the call today; although it was for the International Ice Hockey Hall of Fame; which like the better known Hall, is also located in Toronto, Canada. Paul Henderson scored the most important goal in Canadian Hockey history when he scored the game winner in the Summit Series in 1972 between the Canadians and the Soviet Union. Henderson’s performance in the entire series was a stellar one, and easily the best of his career; and his induction is based on…
Two weeks ago we uploaded the 2014 Hockey Future List. You didn’t think we were done there did you? We are now unveiling our 2015 list of eligible players for the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2015. As you can see, it is a much smaller group as we only have Alex Kovalev, Sergei Fedorov and Nicklas Lidstrom as candidates. You know what to do! Check them out and give your opinions and cast a vote!

MLB MVP = HOF?

Now if we are going to spend some time seeing of the Cy Young Award equates to the Hall of Fame; should we not do the same for the MVP Award?   Damn right we should! First off, we would like to congratulate Miguel Cabrera and Buster Posey for their MVP Award wins. Both stars are under the age of 30, and could very well be on their way to Hall of Fame careers. However as we learned with the Cy Young, it is does not give you an automatic pass to Cooperstown. We will begin our look from 1931, which…