Not in Hall of Fame News

After digesting the results of the FIBA World Basketball Championships, we noticed that not very many people are talking about how this could relate to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.  People should, and we certainly noticed because that is what we do!  Considering the Hall does pay attention to International accomplishments and has a committee for that category alone, the events of the past few weeks will matter. Three (people) come to mind immediately in terms of what we consider the Hall of Fame elevator. Marc Gasol:  Elevator up.  Gasol made history as the second player (after Lamar Odom) to win an NBA…
The Canadian Music Hall of Fame has announced the newest members who will comprise the Class of 2019. The Canadian Music Hall of Fame was established in 1978.  The Class will be officially inducted in an industry event on October 27 in Calgary, Alberta. The Class will also be featured at the 2020 Juno Awards. The new class consists of: Chilliwack:  From Vancouver, Chilliwack was a successful Rock/Pop group had four top ten Canadian Hits with another three making the top twenty. Named after the town east of Vancouver, Chilliwack has been active since 1970. Cowboy Junkies:  The Alternative Country band from Toronto would have…

RIP: Rik Ocasek

Days after the passing of Eddie Money, the Rock and Roll world has lost another of its brethren as Rik Ocasek has passed away at the age of 75.  He was found dead in his New York City apartment.  No cause of death has been announced. Ocasek and his long-time friend and musical collaborator, Ben Orr, would found The Cars in 1976 and along with Greg Hawkes, Elliot Easton and Dave Robinson had a band that was about to mesh musical styles.  Combining pop, synth and album rock, their eponymous release generated hits like “Just What I Needed”, “My Best Friends Girl” and…
It is onward and upward for us here at Notinhalloffame.com as we have added to one of our existing sections, the Baseball Futures. Today, we are pleased to unveil our section of former baseball players who will be eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2023. The entire section can be found here, but below is the complete list of those whom we are profiling. They are: Aaron Hill:  An All-Star in 2009 with the Toronto Blue Jays, Hill retired with just over 1,500 Hits.  He would also be named a Silver Slugger twice. Adam Lind:  Lind would have 200 Home Runs and…
We have another retirement to talk about as Shaun Livingston has announced that his NBA career is coming to an end at the age of 34. The 4th Overall Pick from the 2004 Draft, Livingston played his first three seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers before suffering a knee injury that would take him out of the 2007-08 season.  He would go into full journeyman mode after that, playing for Miami, Oklahoma City, Washington, Charlotte, Milwaukee, Cleveland and Brooklyn before signing with the Golden State Warriors before the 2014-15 season.   Livingston found a home in Golden State coming off of the…

RIP: Eddie Money

Blue Collar Rock and Roll took a tumble today as Eddie Money died at the age of 70 due to esophageal cancer. From New York City, Money (born Eddie Mahoney) followed his father’s footsteps as a New York City cop, though he pursued a musical career at night.  He gave up law enforcement and moved to California where he was discovered and signed by promoter, Bill Graham.  His debut album (eponymously named) was released in 1977 and it yielded radio-friendly hits like “Baby Hold On” and “Two Tickets to Paradise”.  His gruff voice and relatable songs made him an everyman star and he…
For us at Notinhalloffame.com, this is our march toward our Christmas.  The Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced the Modern-Era Preliminary Nominees for the Class of 2020, a total of 122 former players.   To qualify, a player must have retired less than 25 years ago and at least 5 years ago: The nominees are: Quarterbacks: Randall Cunningham: 1985-2001, PHI, MIN, DAL, BAL. Cunningham is a three-time Bert Bell Award winner a four-time Pro Bowl Selection.  Ranked #33 on Notinhalloffame.com. Jake Delhomme: 1999-11, NOR, CAR, HOU. Delhomme went to the Pro Bowl in 2005 and he would throw for over 20,000 Yards. Boomer…
The Toy Hall of Fame has announced their Finalists for the Class of 2019. The Finalists are:   Care Bears Coloring Book Fisher-Price Corn Popper Jenga Magic the Gathering Masters of the Universe Matchbox Cars My Little Piny Nerf Blaster Risk Smartphone The Top   The winners will be inducted on November 7.  The Magic 8 Ball, Pinball and Uno were chosen last year.The Toy Hall of Fame is part of the Strong Museum in Rochester, New York. We here at Notinhalloffame.com will certainly be paying attention!
Rutgers University has announced their latest Hall of Fame Class. The Class will be officially inducted on October 18 at their annual hall dinner and will be honored the following day during the Scarlet Knights’ home game against Minnesota. Todd Frazier, Baseball 2005-07: Nicknamed “The Toddfather”, Frazier was a First Team All-American in 2007 and was the Big East Player of the Year.  He would leave Rutgers as the all-time leader in Home Runs (42) and Runs Scored (210). Frazier would later become a two-time All-Star in the Majors.   Fred Gruninger, Athletic Director 1973-98: Gruninger oversaw a substantial growth in the…
The University of Tennessee has announced their six-person Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2019: Doug Dickey, Football Coach 1964-69 & Administrator 1985-2003: Under Dickey’s tutelage, the football program really took shape and he would take them to two SEC Championships while going 104-58-6.  As the Athletic Director, the University would 10 National Championships and 38 SEC Titles. R.A. Dickey, Baseball 1994-96: Named the Baseball America Freshman of the Year and would win 38 Games for the Volunteers, a school record and would lead Tennessee win the 1995 College World Series.  Dickey would go on to have a successful career in the Majors,…