Not in Hall of Fame News

RIP: Neil Peart

This is a dark day in Rock and Roll.  It was announced today that Rush Drummer, Neil Peart passed away three days ago after a long battle with brain cancer.  He was 67 years old. Peart was considered by musicians and critics alike as one of the most technically proficient drummer that rock music had ever seen. Along with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, the Canadian Progressive Rock trio of Rush first recorded in 1974, and they received immediate airplay in Canada.  Unlike many Canadian bands in the 1970s, their popularity went well beyond their border.  In addition to his drumming expertise, he was an…
We apologize for the delay, as many of other projects have taken precedence in the last month, but we are proud to announce our Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame Class of 2020. Based entirely on all of your on-line votes, this is the 6thfull class. After a one-year vote, through a Preliminary and Semi-Finalist vote, two of the foes of Rocky Balboa are entering the Hall.  Clubber Lang (Rocky III) and Ivan Drago (Rocky IV) join Balboa and fellow Rocky series regular, Apollo Creed.  These two are joined by the pool shark, Fast Eddie Felson, from The Hustler and the Color of…
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 huge news that the Detroit Tigers will be retiring the number 1 of former Second Baseman, Lou Whitaker. Playing at Second Base, Whitaker played his entire career with the Tigers.  The five-time All-Star won the 1978 Rookie of the Year Award, where he also won three Gold Gloves and four Silver Sluggers.  He was an integral…
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 huge news that the Miami Heat have announced how they will honor the retirement of Dwyane Wade’s #3; and it will be incredible! Wade’s career will be celebrated over three days. On February 21, a tribute to some of best moments will be held, which will celebrate his greatest moments. On February 22, during…

Kyle Long Retires

Chicago Bears Offensive Guard had announced that he is retiring from the National Football League, ending a seven-year career spent entirely in the Windy City.  He made the announcement on Twitter. Playing his college ball at Oregon, Long was drafted by Chicago 20thoverall in 2013.  The son of Pro Football Hall of Famer, Howie Long, and brother of former NFL star, Chris Long, made an immediate impact, going to the Pro Bowl as a rookie, and he would repeat that accolade in 2014 and 2015. Long’s career stalled when a brutal ankle injury cost him half of the 2016 season and two games…
We mention this every year, but the Pro Football Hall of Fame does things in a precise fashion, with multiple levels on the road to their annual induction process.  Today, the Canton, Ohio based institution has announced their 15 Finalists for the Class of 2020. This group was pared down from 25 Semi-Finalists: The 15 Finalists are: Steve Atwater: S 1989-98 Denver Broncos, 1999 New York Jets.   Playing most of his career with the Denver Broncos where he won two Super Bowls, and was considered to be the one of the best hitting Defensive Back of his day.  The Free Safety was…
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 New York Islanders will be retiring the numbers of John Tonelli and Butch Goring this year. John Tonelli played his first three seasons in pro hockey with the Houston Aeros of the World Hockey Association, and he debuted on Long Island for the 1978-79 season.  The Left Wing played there for…

RIP: David Stern

It is a very sad day in the world of Basketball, as former NBA Commissioner, David Stern, passed away today at the age of 77. Stern was first involved in the NBA in 1966, when he was hired by the law firm that represented the league.  In 1978, he was officially hired by the NBA, as he became General Counsel under the then Commissioner, Larry O’Brien.  He would then take over for O’Brien on February 1, 1984.   Stern would serve in this capacity for precisely 30 years.  Under his tenure, the NBA grew by seven teams, and expanded into Canada.  He oversaw the expansion…
While he last played in the NBA in 2018, Zach Randolph has officially announced his retirement from professional basketball. Playing his college ball at Michigan State, “Z-Bo” was the 19thOverall Pick in 2001, when he was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers.  The Power Forward became a fulltime starter in his third year (2003-04), where he broke out with a double-double season of 20.1 Points and 10.5 Rebounds per Game. For his efforts, he would win the NBA Most Improved Player of the Year.   Similar seasons followed, and he was traded to the New York Knicks on a draft day deal in…
As much as we love Halls of Fame, we have often been critical about the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.  One of our criticisms is that the powers that be in Springfield are not very transparent, and does not even provide even the briefest bios of their many candidates.  We are going to provide more context those who will be considered for Hall of Fame Class of 2020.   North America Committee Nominations: Rick Adelman(Coach):  Adelman played eight years in the NBA, and would become the Head Coach of Chemekata CC in 1977.  He served in that role until 1983, when he joined the Portland…