Not in Hall of Fame News

As training camp begins in the National Football League, we have another retirement to look at in Pro Football as Quarterback, Mark Sanchez has announced his retirement to pursue a career as a college football analyst.   It was in college, specifically USC where he had his best success.  As a Senior, Sanchez took the Trojans to a 12 and 1 record and a Rose Bowl win over Penn State.  The New York Jets would draft him 5thoverall in 2009 where he would be their starter but he would throw more Interceptions than Touchdowns in his four seasons in Gotham though as a…
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.  Eventually, this will extend to the major programs in the NCAA and as such it is news to us that LSU Basketball has announced that the #35 of Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf will be retired this season. As a Tiger, Abdul-Rauf was named Chris Jackson, the name he had before he converted to Islam in 1991.  The Point Guard played two years…
The Hockey Hall of Fame recently had their most bizarre Hockey Hall of Fame Class as for the first time in any of our lists we had NOBODT from our top 25 were chosen for their respective Hall of Fame.   Now before we unveil our new list, a couple of caveats about the impending Class of 2019 and our list in general: At present, we don’t rank female players.  This is not because we do not respect the women that have been inducted but at this time there has not been a lot of call for us to do so…
We don’t often discuss the Musicians Hall of Fame, and with all due respect, there is a good reason for it. Since its inception in 2007, the Nashville based Hall has only had six classes, including the one we are about to discuss.  After their third class in 2009, the city of Nashville took over their property to make room for the Music City Center and they would reopen in 2013 on the first floor of the Nashville Municipal Auditorium.  They would induct their fourth class in 2014 and fifth in 2016, thus bringing us to the sixth class announced yesterday. Before we…
The Country Music Hall of Fame does a lot right, one of which we would like to focus us on is their regular exhibits on selected musicians in the country music industry.  They will be doing that again, this time focusing on Brooks & Dunn, starting on August 9, running until July 19, 2020.  This will coincide with the duo’s impending induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame this fall. Titled, Brooks & Dunn: Kings of Neon, will display many of their trophies, custom guitars, stage wear and an early draft of their #1 Hit, “Red Dirt Road”. While we here…
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have announced that former Cornerback, Less Browne will be inducted into their franchise Hall of Fame. Playing his college ball at Colorado State, Browne would play for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats where he was a two-time CFL All-Star before joining the Blue Bombers in 1989.  He was only there for three seasons, but he was selected for two more CFL All-Star teams and helped Winnipeg win the 1990 Grey Cup. He would have 27 Interceptions for the team. Browne would later become an Assistant Coach for the team. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in…
Normally we don’t talk about retired numbers until it become official, but we will touch on this story as some more meat on the bone has been added. Following the moves of Kevin Durant to Brooklyn and Andre Iguodala to Memphis, the Golden State Warriors announced that sometime in the future that they would retire their numbers.  Both were vital to the recent championships for the franchise so it is not unexpected, though this announcement does seem early. When asked about this, former Warriors star, Tim Hardaway said that his friends had the following to say in an interview to SF Gate:  …
It is the 25thanniversary of the creation of Conference USA and in recognition of this the athletic coalition has created a Hall of Fame. The first class consists (appropriately) of 25 people, 20 student-athletes, three coaches and two administrators. To qualify for the Hall, a candidate must meet the following criteria: Student-athletes must have played a minimum of two years.For coaches or administrators, the minimum requirement is five years of service. Student-athletes must have last played for the institution at least five years. Considerations for student-athletes are based on national honors, conference honors, academic standing and off-field contributions. Considerations for…
We have another significant retirement to discuss in the National Football League as Detroit Lions, Free Safety, Glover Quin has decided to call it a career after 10 seasons. A 2009 fourth round pick from New Mexico, Quin played for the Houston Texans for four years before he joined the Lions in 2013.  He would be named to the Pro Bowl in 2014, the year he led the NFL in Interceptions with 7.  He would have 24 in total over his career.  We will be adding Quin to our 2024 football futures section in the upcoming months. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would…
It is another big day for us at Notinhalloffame.com! Our Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the Semi-Finalists based on a six-month open vote to the public. The Semi-Finalists are: Alice Bowie: Cheech and Chong: Up in Smoke.   They would win a local battle of the bands and had a minor hit in the “real world” with “Earache My Eye”. Bleeding Gums Murphy: The Simpsons.  Murphy was a jazz icon in Springfield who once appeared on the Cosby Show as one of the many grandfathers of the Huxtable clan.  He passed away in the early 90’s. Chris Gaines:…