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Our work on the existing Hockey Hall of Fame Classes continue. We have now made our way to the year of 1981. The Class of 1981 contains:Allan StanleyFrank MahovlichJohn BucykGang 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!
It was not that long ago that we here at Notinhalloffame.com looked at two pitchers (Roy Halladay and Tim Hudson) who reached the 200 Win milestone and openly discussed their overall Cooperstown credentials. We now have had a greater milestone achieved, that of 250 wins by Andy Pettitte, who secured that feat by defeating the Seattle Mariners today. Pettitte is currently the active pitcher with the most career wins, but unlike Roy Halladay, who has significantly less, we are not sure that Pettitte measures up.First off, there is the PED question. The New York Yankee is an admitted PED user…
As you have seen, we here at Notinhalloffame.com have also chosen to honor those who have been selected to any of the “Big Four” sports franchises Hall of Fame. As such, we would like to take the time to recognize that the Texas Rangers have announced that Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez will be the latest member of their Hall of Fame.For Rodriguez, this may be the only Hall of Fame he gets into, as he has been alleged to have been a PED user in his career, and we have all seen what the Baseball Hall of Fame has done with…

RIP: Deacon Jones

Today is a sad day for Football fans as one of the greatest Defensive players of all-time has passed away. Legendary Defensive End, Deacon Jones passed away today at the age of 74 due to natural causes. Jones has been called by many fans and sports historians as the greatest Defensive End who ever lived, and by his list of accolades, it is easy to see why.Jones was selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the 14th Round in 1961, and three years after he made his first Pro Bowl. He would become part of the Rams’ “Fearsome Foursome”, which…
This feels a bit like deja-vu. Only a few days ago, co-winner of the NBA Rookie of the 1995 Rookie of the Year, Grant Hill announced his retirement. His co-winner, Jason Kidd has just done the same.Like Hill, we believe that a strong case can be made for the Point Guard to be an early entrant to the Basketball Hall of Fame. His on the court legacy can be summed up by turning around weak teams and making them better. Despite that reputation, he only had one NBA Championship, that being in Dallas two seasons ago, where he was still…
Last night, at their annual Pay Per View, Slammiversary, TNA Wrestling announced their second inductee to their Hall of Fame. That man was Kurt Angle, who was a multi-time champion in TNA as well as the WWE where he achieved his biggest mainstream success. Angle was a natural in the ring, transitioning effortlessly from the amateur ranks where he was the 1996 Olympic Gold Medallist, and is currently an outspoken advocate of saving the sport from being eliminated from the Olympics altogether. The TNA Hall of Fame is not exactly a controversial establishment, but with only eleven years of history…
As you may have heard, Grant Hill has announced his retirement from professional Basketball at the age of 40. It is a funny statement to make, that injuries prevented him from having the career we thought he should have had, but Hill was able to play until the age of 40, which is a statement only a handful of players can make. With all of this being said, does Grant Hill have the makings of a Hall of Fame calibre player? We would say that he does.First off the Basketball Hall of Fame encompasses the International and Collegiate accomplishments of…
Our work on the existing Hockey Hall of Fame Classes continue. We have now made our way to the year of 1980. The Class of 1980 contains:Gump Worsley Harry LumleyJack ButterfieldLynn PatrickGang 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 make no claim to understand the criteria or the process for getting into the UFC Hall of Fame. Best we can tell, the decision is an arbitrary one made by the President of UFC, Dana White. As it is a relatively new sport, the Hall of Fame understandably has only a few members, all of which are relatively young and only out of the sport for a short time. As such, when the UFC announces that it will induct new fighters, they are usually fresh out of the sport, as is the case with the two new inductees announced…
Our work on the existing Hockey Hall of Fame Classes continue. We have now made our way to the year of 1979. The Class of 1979 contains:Bobby OrrGordon JuckesHarry HowellHenri RichardGang 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!