Not in Hall of Fame News

Tonight, during the UFC on ESPN 8 broadcast it was announced that Kevin Randleman will be entering the UFC Hall of Fame in the Pioneer Wing. Randleman was a two-time NCAA Wrestling Champion in the 177-pound weight class and the former Ohio State Buckeye, and he would have his first professional fight in 1996.  Three years later, Randleman won the vacant Heavyweight Title at UFC 23, and had one successful defense before losing it to Randy Couture.  Following his run in UFC, he would compete in Pride with notable matches against Quinton Jackson and Mirko Cro Cop.  He last competed in 2011, and…
Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players, coaches and executives.  Eventually, we plan to do that for the major colleges in the NCAA.  As such, it is news to us that the University of Pittsburgh has announced thirteen members of their Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2020. The thirteen new members are: Jennifer Bruce, Women’s Basketball(1981-85).  With 2,295 Points, Bruce is second all-time in points scored for Pittsburgh, and…
Richard Seymour was inducted into the New England Patriots Hall of Fame today, beating out Mike Vrabel and Bill Parcells in an online vote. Seymour arrived in New England when the Patriots used their number 6 pick of the 2001 Draft to select the All-American from Georgia, and he became a starting Defensive End as a rookie.  Seymour helped the Pats win their first Super Bowl that year, and he was named to the Pro Bowl the following season.  Seymour became one of the leaders of the defense, and was a key component of New England’s second and third Super Bowl…
During last night’s UFC 249 broadcast, it was announced that Georges St. Pierre will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame Class of 2020. St. Pierre will enter the Hall via the Modern Wing, which is reserved for fighters who meet the following criteria: They turned pro after November 17, 2000 They are at least 35 They have been retired for more than a year. From Montreal, St. Pierre made his UFC debut at UFC 46 by defeating Karo Parisyan, and months later he fought Matt Hughes at UFC 50 for the vacant Welterweight Championship.  St. Pierre lost, but he…
The Rock and Roll universe lost one of its architects today as Little Richard passed away.  He was 87 years old. From Macon, Georgia, Little Richard was born Richard Penniman and took to music like a duck to water.  Leaving home at the age of 13, Penniman embraced not just the jump blues and R&B of the day, but also the theatrical components of performing.  He signed a deal with RCA Victor in 1951, and he would carve a place for himself on the R&B world, but in 1955, Richard was about to become one of the first stars of Rock and Roll.…
Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players, coaches and executives.  Eventually, we plan to do that for the major colleges in the NCAA.  As such, it is news to us that the University of Kentucky has announced the nine members of their Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2020. The six new members are: Chanda Bell, Softball (2009-12).  Bell is arguably the best softball player in school history and she took…
One of the most important pioneers of music has passed away from cancer in Florian Schneider, the co-founder of the German group, Kraftwerk. He was 73 Years old. Schneider co-founded Kraftwerk with Ralf Hutter in 1970, and he stayed with the group until 2008.  The German quartet are credited with pushing the boundaries of electronic music, which set sonic blueprints for many genres that followed.   When people heard Kraftwerk for the first time in the 1970s, it was unlike anything they had hear before.  The music was cold and robotic, but it pulled you in a trance-like state. Countless musicians cite Kraftwerk as an…

RIP: Don Shula

It is a very dark day in the football world as it was announced that legendary coach, Don Shula passed away peacefully at his home yesterday. He was 90 years old. Shula played seven seasons in the National Football League (1951-57) at Defensive Back with Cleveland, Baltimore and Washington.  Like many former players, he moved into coaching, first as the Defensive Coordinator for Detroit (1960-62), and then he took over as the Head Coach for Baltimore, where he compiled a 71-23-4 record and took them to Super Bowl III, where they were upset by the New York Jets. The Miami Dolphins coveted…
Yes, we know that this is taking a while! As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  That being said, we have existing Top 50 lists out and we always consistently look to update them when we can and based on necessity.  As such, we are very happy to present the fourth revision of our top 50 Washington Nationals of all-time. As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the National League. 3. Playoff…
Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players, coaches and executives.  Eventually, we plan to do that for the major colleges in the NCAA.  As such, it is news to us that the University of Florida has announced the nine members of their Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2020. The new members are: Andrew DeClercq, Men’s Basketball  (1991-95).  DeClerq was a member of the Florida’s 1994 Final Four Team, and he…