Not in Hall of Fame News

          Here is something you may not have noticed….. We here at Notinhalloffame.com have altered our logo a tad. With the new design of the website, the logo has taken a bit of a smaller profile; however it is a design that is meant to fluctuate.          In our first incarnation, the four profiled were Alice Cooper, Don Cherry, Randy “Macho Man” Savage and Pete Rose. Cooper would receive his first nomination and subsequent induction shortly after our initial logo. We replaced Alice with Rush, and we actually thought that the Canadians would stay on the logo for a few years.…
Our work on the existing Hockey Hall of Fame Classes continue. We have now made our way to the year of 1983 (which for the record is easily among our favourite Classes). The Class of 1983 contains:Bobby HullHarry SindenKen DrydenStan MikitaGang you know the drill. Check it out, and cast your votes and let us know whether you think they deserved their Hall of Fame induction. Look for upcoming classes soon!
          Today the Hockey Hall of Fame has announced their Class of 2013, with three players, a builder and a female player.          In our eyes, the star of the star of this year’s class is our #2 Selection on the NIHOF list, Chris Chelios. The three time Norris Trophy winner and three time Stanley Cup Champion enters the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. The American Defenceman also led his country to World Cup Gold in 1996.          Our #5 Selection and current NHL Head of Hockey Discipline, Brendan Shanahan was also selected. This was his second year…
It wasn’t much of a build-up was it? The UFC may have come a long way in the last ten years, but its Hall of Fame is in the dark ages. Six weeks ago, Dana White announced that Stephen Bonnar and Forrest Griffin would be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame at their event on July 6, 2013. That day has arrived, and they are now officially part of the Hall of Fame, but has this really mattered as much as it should? That answer is easy: No.Let’s forget about the fact that there is no physical Hall of…
          The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame has added five members to its institution in their Class of 2013, and much like previous years, the high profile members are former members of the Toronto Blue Jays and Montreal Expos.           The headlining entrant is Tim Raines, who spent his best years with the Montreal Expos. While playing in Montreal, Raines would become a seven Time All-Star, batting .301 with a WAR of 48.8. The fleet footed Raines would also lead the National League twice in Runs and four times in Stolen Bases. In regards to Cooperstown, Raines has been on…

RIP: Matt Borne

                    The world of professional wrestling lost another of its brethren when Matt Borne passed away yesterday at the age of 56. To fans of the WWE, Borne is best known as the original Doink the Clown. As strange as that character was, even in the cartoonish world of wrestling, Borne made it work and fans often look back on his heel run in 1994 as a great role, and one that was completely neutered when he left the organization late that year and the role was recast.         Matt Borne was a second generation wrestler, the son of “Tough” Tony…
          We are going to be lazy here and just reprint what was written by Caroline Lee from UPI.COM as we have not seen it anywhere else:“Former New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan is not NFL Hall of Fame material, according to former NFL defensive tackle Warren Sapp.Sapp commented Wednesday after Strahan was not accepted into the 2013 class, and said it was because the Giant was overrated."Nobody ever talks about Simeon [Rice,]'' Sapp said of his former Tampa Bay teammate. "Simeon was a better rusher than Michael Strahan any day of the week and twice on Sunday.''Sapp also…

RIP: Jackie Fargo

Another wrestling legend was lost today when it was reported that Memphis legend, Jackie Fargo passed away today at the age of 85. Fargo would win many titles in his long career, mostly in the NWA in promotions in the South. Fargo would be a multi-time tag team champion with his kayfabe brother, Don Fargo, and eventually would settle in as a mainstay on the Memphis scene, where he would mentor Jerry “The King” Lawler to greatness.           Some wrestling historians have pegged Jackie Fargo as one of the inventors of the “Hardcore” style, as he was one of the…
Our work on the existing Hockey Hall of Fame Classes continue. We have now made our way to the year of 1982. The Class of 1982 contains:Emile FrancisNorm UllmanRod GilbertYvon CournoyerGang you know the drill. Check it out, and cast your votes and let us know whether you think they deserved their Hall of Fame induction. Look for upcoming classes soon!
We have some additions on the WWE section of the “Futures” section on Notinhalloffame.com. The “Future Candidates” are those who we feel are on the downswing of their wrestling career or are at an age where they may have less to offer than they have already given. Once we feel they have little more to offer in a WWE in ring or storyline capacity, they will be transferred accordingly to the main list.The new entries to the Future List are:Alberto Del RioBeth PhoenixChristianCM PunkDolph ZigglerEve TorresJohn CenaJuventud GuerreraMark HenryR-TruthRandy OrtonShane McMahonSheamusShelton BenjaminStephanie McMahonTensaiThe Great KhaliThe Hardy BoysVickie GuerreroGang, you know…