Not in Hall of Fame News

In a recent piece on ESPN, Tom Flores had a few things to say about the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  As you can deduce, it was not exactly positive. Like the rest of us, Flores knew that it did not look good when three weeks before the Super Bowl, Hall of Fame President, David Baker, appeared on the AFC Divisional Game pre-show to present Bill Cowher his gold jacket.  At that point, there was only one spot left, as the Blue Ribbon Committee had only two spots out of ten to give in the Coaches pool.  It was a bit of a surprise,…
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 Oklahoma City Thunder of all-time. As for all of our top 50 players in football we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the NBA. 3. Playoff…
The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame has announced the seven new members of their Class of 2020, which will add seven new members; four former players and three contributors. The new members are: Debbie Brock:  As a coach, Brock led Delta State to three AIAW Championships in the 1970s. Carol Callan:  Callan has been the U.S. Women’s National Team Director since 1996, and the nation has won six straight Gold Medals at the Olympics. Tamika Catchings:  An NCAA Champion with Tennessee in 1998, she would play her entire WNBA career with the Indiana Fever where she would be the League MVP in 2011…
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.  We have a new one to unveil today, that of the Boston Celtics.  Founded in 1946, the Boston Celtics are one of the original teams of the National Basketball Association, and one of the most successful.  Under the early guidance of Red Auerbach, and the on-court presence of Bill Russell and Bob Cousy, the Celtics became the first dynasty in the league. As for all of our top 50 players in basketball…
Approximately a few weeks ago, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced their Class of 2020.  As always, this requires us to make revisions on our core Notinhalloffame.com Rock List of those worthy of consideration for the hallowed halls of Cleveland, Ohio.     This means three things:   The first is that we removed those who were chosen (The Notorious B.I.G. #6, T. Rex #14, Depeche Mode #18, The Doobie Brothers #25, Nine Inch Nails #26 & Whitney Houston #271).     The second is that we added the acts who are now Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the…
Another day, another retirement, though today it is in the world of baseball as Kendrys Morales, who last played for the New York Yankees has announced that his playing career has come to an end. From Cuba, Morales defected in 2004, and he would enter the Majors in 2005 with the Los Angeles Angels.  He would have a breakthrough season in 2009, where he finished fifth in MVP voting with a 34 Home Run, 108 RBI season while batting .306.    As good as 2009 was, he would have his most infamous moment the year after.  Morales hit a walk-off Home Run against…
Another significant retirement has taken place in the world of pro football as Los Angeles Rams Safety, Eric Weddle has announced his retirement. A two-time Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Year at Utah, Weddle was drafted in the second round in 2007 by the San Diego Chargers.  Weddle took over as the starting Free Safety in his sophomore season, and he would play for the Chargers for nine seasons, with three of them earning him a trip to the Pro Bowl.  He would also be named a First Team All-Pro twice (2011 & 2014), and would lead the NFL in…
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.  As such, it is news to us that the Philadelphia Phillies will be retiring the #34 of the late Roy Halladay, who died in 2017 plane crash. The event will take place on May 29 on the tenth-year anniversary of his perfect game against the Florida Marlins.  In the four seasons that he played for the Phillies, he would…

RIP: Willie Wood

The world of pro football lost another legend as Hall of Fame Defensive Back, Willie Wood passed away at the age of 83 after a long battle with dementia. Wood was a Quarterback at USC, and he broke the color barrier as the first African-American Quarterback in the Pac 12.  Sadly, this was the 50s, and this was not a time when the NFL would look at a black man at this position.  He went undrafted in 1960, and he was signed by the Green Bay Packers after he wrote a letter to their Head Coach, Vince Lombardi.   Wood made the team…
It wasn’t that long ago that we wondered who was the baseball writer was who did not vote for Derek Jeter. It looks like we will never know. The Baseball Writers Association of America released the 315 of the 397 votes that were made public, and the one who omitted Jeter chose not to reveal himself or herself.  The writers are under no obligation to release their selections, but this will only catapult the desire to make the process more transparent. Frankly, if we were the person who did not put the “x” behind the name of Derek Jeter, we would…