Not in Hall of Fame News

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 and executive.  As such it is news to us that the French newspaper, Le Parisien has reported that the San Antonio Spurs will be retiring the number 9 during their home game against the Memphis Grizzlies on November 11. We do want to state that this has not been reported by the Spurs as of this writing, but this certainly seems…
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 and executive.  As such it is news to us that the Washington Redskins have announced that they will be honoring Chris Samuels and London Fletcher to their Ring of Honor. Chris Samuels played all ten of his seasons in Washington where he would start all 141 of his Games at Left Tackle.  Drafted 3rdoverall in 2000, Samuels would be named to the…
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 first revision of our top 50 Houston Astros of all-time. As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:  Advanced Statistics. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the American League. 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 and executive.  As such it is news to us that the Florida Panthers have announced that next season, they will be retiring the number 1 of Roberto Luongo on their March 7 home game against the Montreal Canadiens. The Goalie joined the Panthers after being traded from the New York Islanders where he only played 24 Games after being drafted fourth…
When it comes to the Olympics, there is no more dominant overall nation then the United States of America. With that fact, it should go without saying that if you are a Finalist for the United States Olympic Hall of Fame, you were clearly one hell of an athlete! Today, the Hall has announced their Finalists for the Class of 2019. The nominees are: Olympians: Gary Anderson: Anderson won the Gold Medal in the 300m three position rifle in the 1964 and 1968 Games. Greg Barton: Barton won two Gold Medals in the 1988 Games with wins in the K-1 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 and executive.  As such it is news to us that the San Francisco Giants have announced that next season they will be retiring the number 22 of Will Clark. Clark was the second overall draft pick of the 1985 Amateur Draft and he was already on the main Giants roster in 1986 finishing fifth in Rookie of the Year voting.  He would…
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 first revision of our top 50 Texas Rangers of all-time. As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:  Advanced Statistics. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the American League. Playoff…
During halftime of the Philadelphia Eagles home game pre-season game it was announced that Bobby Walston will be inducted into their franchise Hall of Fame on September 21, during their home game against the Detroit Lions. Walston played his entire 12-year career (1951-62) with Philadelphia where he was one of the most versatile offensive weapons that the team would have as he played at Wide Receiver, Tight End and Kicker.  He was a member of the 1960 NFL Championship Team and was a two-time Pro Bowler (1960 & 1961) and his 5,363 Receiving Yards during his time was the fourth most…
The University of Nevada has announced their Athletic Hall of Fame Class and it is making history as it an all-female class, the first in their history.  This commemorates the 100thanniversary of women’s sports at the school. The members of the Class of 2019 are: Teal Ericson– Volleyball (2004-07) Ericson was a First Team All-WAC Selection in 2007 and helped the Wolf Pack make the NCAA Tournament in both 2004 and 2005. She is second all-time in kills and third all-time in points for the school. Pat Hixson– Volleyball, Women’s Basketball & Softball (1974-77), Softball Assistant Coach (1978-79), Softball Head Coach…

RIP: Cliff Branch

It is a sad day in Raider Nation as Cliff Branch has passed away at the age of 71.  He was found dead in his hotel room and is believed to have died of natural causes. Branch played his college ball at the University of Colorado where he was also a track star.  The Oakland Raiders would select him in the fourth round of the 1972 Draft and that was the team he would play his entire 14-year career. Branch had his best seasons from 1974 to 1974 where he was named to the Pro Bowl each year with First Team All-Pro Selections…