Not in Hall of Fame News

RIP: Don Cornelius

We lost a legend today in Don Cornelius, who was the Host and Producer of the television program, Soul Train. The show was a national vehicle, enabling many African American artists to gain exposure that they would not normally receive. Soul Train filled a void on television and created an impact still felt today. Cornelius died at the age of 75 due to an apparent suicide.
Gang, we are not shy about our distaste for the "Celebrity Wing" of the WWE Hall of Fame. Combined the four inductees have competed in two matches and would have less than three hours of TV time (the majority of which was Bob Uecker's appearances at Wrestlemania 2 and 3). With that said, if they are going to have this wing, the least they could have are people who have given more of their time to the WWE. We finally have a celebrity inductee we can finally justify. Mike Tyson was not just the special "enforcer" at the main event…

A Shoutout to DDT

Gang, I would like to ask a favor if I could. Actually, I would like to do you all a favor. If you haven't done so already, check out the DDT's Pop Flies tab on the top. He has provided some great material for the site and it is always a good read! Check his page often and prepare to be entertained!

Jorge Posada Retires

Now this one intruiges us a lot. Longtime New York Yankees Catcher, Jorge Posada retired today. An article on ESPN claimed he should be looked at as a Hall of Famer. We aren't so sure. Posada was a great player, of this there should be no doubt, but a Hall of Famer? Posada was not the best Yankee, and we aren't thinking of him as the best Catcher of his time. He hit for power, but did not reach 300. He did not come close to 2,000 hits and his career WAR, while decent at 44.7 is not an automatic…

RIP: Joe Paterno

The last few months of Joe Paterno's life could not have been good. Forced out of Penn State amidst the Jerry Sandusky scandal, the winningest coach in College Football History failed to leave coaching with the dignity that he always showcased on the field. It is a shame that many will remember him for his mistake as opposed to the 409 wins and 250 players he sent to the NFL. Today, we will refelct on Joe Paterno, the man, coach, and the father figure to many. Joe will be missed.

RIP: Etta James

The world of music lost a great one when we lost Etta James, who passed away from a myriad of ailments. James' brought the world smoe of the smoothest and most sultry R&B music ever and her blueprint is all over many modern Rock and Roll divas. Like many of her era, her music was forgotten, but in the last twenty years, her music has been "rediscovered" of sorts, and her place in Rock history is secure. The legend was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, and she will be missed.
One of our favorite baseball players of all time is not well. Former Expo and Met Catcher, Gary Carter has been diagnosed with new tumors on his brain. The Hall of Famer, had been fighting brain tumors for the past two years and the former eleven time All Star is clearly in the biggest fight of his life. We here at notinhalloffame are praying for his recovery.

MIke Martz Retires

We are reminded of the "Greatest Show on Turf" as its architect; Mike Martz has announced his retirement. We don't really see him in the Hall of Fame (unless they finally put in Don Coryell), but it would not surprise to see him reach a semi finalist status down the road.
Could we be busier today? The WWE has now announced that the Hall of Fame will be adding the Four Horsemen. Best as we can tell this means that Arn Anderson (#19), Barry Windham (#25) and Tully Blanchard (#41) are now going to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. What we are not sure of is what role Ric Flair has, or whether J.J. Dillon is part of it. Either way, this looks to be a loaded class. Much like our post with Edge, these wrestlers will remain on our list until post Wrestlemania when our revisions become…
Well that didn't take long. Adam Copeland....AKA: Edge has just been announced to the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2012. We had Edge ranked at number eight, and we remember his retiremnet speech on Smackdown where the crowd spontaneously chanted "Hall of Fame" to the WWE Superstar. For now, we will leave him on this list and we will remove him when we redo our list in April of 2012. Congratulations again.....well deserved!