Not in Hall of Fame News

We almost missed this one. Finding Baseball Hall of Fame players who rally against the steroids era superstars entering Cooperstown is easy. We have written about it here, and the internet is littered with stories about it. However, we found something interesting on the pennlive.com Sports section whereby Gaylord Perry said he would honor those players should they got in. He added that he believed that some of them would get in; but that is as much as we would learn from the former master of the “Spitball”.          Perry never said (or at least the piece didn’t) whether he thought…
With all the talk of Performance Enhancing Drugs in the world of Baseball, it is nice to look at a genuine superstar of the last twenty five years who has never been linked to a syringe. This weekend, the Seattle Mariners will honor Ken Griffey Jr., and make him the seventh man to enter their Hall of Fame. “Junior” spent his entire 20’s (and one teen year) in a Mariners uniform and easily had his best seasons while playing in the Pacific Northwest. He was a statistical juggernaut there, winning the AL MVP in 1997 and leading the League in…
It is that time again here at Notinhalloffame.com. We have officially revamped our Basketball list, and there are a lot of changes from top to bottom. We have always been critical about the Basketball Hall, which has not been the easiest to follow, and is not high on the public consciousness in comparison to the sports’ popularity. However, it is a sport that we love, and as such, it is time to revise the list.Our top two entries from last year’s list were inducted when first time nominee, Gary Payton (#1) and long-time nominee (#2) Bernard King were selected for…
          We knew this day was coming for some time. Alex Rodriguez was suspended by Major League Baseball for the rest of the 2013 Season and the entire 2014 Season for his role in the Biogenesis Scandal. A-Rod was not the only one suspended, but his penalty was far more severe than the other twelve men, as MLB felt they had evidence that he tampered with the investigation and under the by-laws of Baseball, they can penalize him harsher for besmirching the good of the game. Although Rodriguez is currently fighting the decision, we strongly believe that this will end…

RIP: Art Donovan

On the Football Hall of Fame weekend, Canton lost one of its own, in the passing of Art Donovan, who was inducted in 1968. The Defensive Tackle was a five time Pro Bowl Selection and a member of the 1950’s All Decade Team and with the Baltimore Colts was a two time NFL Champion. However, it was not on the field that most people remember him for.Art Donovan was one of the most colourful personalities of all time, and his appearances on the David Letterman Show raised his profile. His humour was transcendent and e would become a popular public…
          A week after the Baseball had their Hall of Fame Weekend and inducted no live bodies, Canton added to their legacy by putting in a solid group of (and alive) inductees into the Football Hall of Fame. Relatively speaking, this Hall has been controversy free and has been a model of how Halls should induct players and contributors. We also love the way how the Hall of Fame induction ceremony kicks off the Pre-Season and gets us excited about the upcoming season. We thought we would take one final look at the Class of 2013.Larry Allen was a mountain…
          Donovan McNabb officially retired from the National Football League and did so as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. The Quarterback last played in with the Minnesota Vikings in 2011, where his last few years were not exactly at a level of his glory years with Philadelphia.Although McNabb heard his share of boos in Philly (but what athlete hasn’t), he set virtually every Quarterback record for the franchise. As such, he secured the right to have his number retired in Philadelphia, but does it translate to a bust in Canton? We aren’t so sure.Although he was a six time…
          You may not have noticed, but this is the Baseball Hall of Fame weekend. Or maybe you did notice, and decided not to be too interested. If it is the latter, count us among that group.          In many articles that permeate this website we have openly stated that we are for many of the PED users to get in; however only those who partook in that prior to Major League Baseball having a set policy in place against the aforementioned unnatural boost.   Actually, we want to applaud MLB, which has dramatically changed its culture and is even overzealous at…
                 It may be the “Dog Days of Summer” and the sports world may not be at its most eventful, but that does not mean that we here at Notinhalloffame.com do not have some serious plans for the remaining hazy days of the season.          Coming soon will be the next Basketball revisions. We can tell you that a brand new #1 will be crowned as last year’s #1 & #2 (Gary Payton & Bernard King) were selected for enshrinement.   Overall, eight new first year eligible players will be making their way onto our Basketball 100, two of which will…
                    The United States Hockey Hall of Fame has added five new members to its institution. In our eyes, there are two co-headliners, that being Doug Weight and Bill Guerin.          Weight played for nineteen seasons with seven different NHL clubs. He finished his career with 1,033 career points, a Stanley Cup Ring with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006, and the King Clancy award in 2011. Like Weight, Bill Guerin is a four time NHL All Star. The Right Winger won two Stanley Cups (1995 New Jersey & 2009 Pittsburgh) and was once a Second Team All-Star Selection. The two American were…