Not in Hall of Fame News

TMZ brings us more Hall of Fame related news as it caught up with Terrell Owens who was asked about Donovan McNabb’s claim that he should be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He answered with one word: “Who?” There is a lot of shade in that one-word answer isn’t there? McNabb and Owens played together in the 2004 and 2005 Season where they feuded with one another.  The Wide Receiver would be injured late in the 2004 season but returned early to assist the Eagles in the Super Bowl where he caught nine passes for 122 Yards. McNabb would throw for…
The University of South Florida has announced their sixth Hall of Fame Class, which will comprise of three former athletes. The newest members are: Shantia Grace, Women’s Basketball:  Grace was a First Team All-Big East Selection and was the MVP of the 2009 Women’s NIT, which coincidentally was the only title they won.  Grace is third all-time in scoring for the university and she joins Wanda Guyton and Jessica Dickson as the third female women’s basketball player inducted. Sara Nevins:  Nevins becomes the second softball player to enter the USF Athletic HOF and she was the ace of the team that went to…
The Stanley Cup Finals are underway and with it we have our first steps toward finalizing the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2019. Frank Brown will be inducted by receiving the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award for excellence in hockey journalism and Jim Hughson enters by winning the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for his contributions as a hockey broadcaster. At age 18, Brown would see his first hockey article published and he would be the lead hockey writer for the Associated Press for seven years. He joined the NHL as a communications executive in 1998 and retired last year. In a…

RIP: Bill Buckner

It is a sad day in the world of baseball as Bill Buckner died today at the age of 69 after suffering from Lewy Body Dementia. Buckner is best known for having Mookie Wilson’s ground ball go through his legs in what would have been the final out of Game 6 and would have won the Boston Red Sox the 1986 World Series.  The BoSox would lose Game 7, and the “Curse of the Bambino” would not be broken until they won it all in 2004. Buckner was however far more than that one play. The former First Baseman was a…
The National Soccer Hall of Fame has announced that Abby Wambach will be the newest member of their Hall of Fame. Wambach was a member of the United States National Soccer Team from 2003 to 2015 and is the highest goal scorer for her country with 184 Goals. Representing the U.S. on 256 occasions, the striker would help the United States win the 2015 World Cup and the 2004 and 2012 Olympics.  She would also make history as the first American Woman to win the FIFA World Player of the Year, which occurred in 2012. Wambach also was an NCAA Champion at…

RIP: Bart Starr

It is a very sad day for Pro Football and the Green Bay Packers as it was announced that Hall of Fame Quarterback, Bart Starr, died at the age of 85. The 17thRound Pick for Green Bay in 1956 from Alabama, Starr was a backup to Tobin Rote and Babe Parilli until new Head Coach, Vince Lombardi made him the starting QB in 1959.  The Lombardi/Starr combination would win five NFL Championships and the first two Super Bowls.  Starr spent his entire career with Green Bay where he was a four-time Pro Bowl Selection, one-time First Team All-Pro and four-time leader in…
The NFL retirement season continues as the enigmatic Adam “Pacman” Jones announced on social media that he is retiring from the game. Playing his college ball at the University of West Virginia, Jones was drafted 6thoverall in 2005 by the Tennessee Titans where he would play at Cornerback and was Returner.  “Pacman” was a tumultuous figure who was often in trouble with the law but was one of the most exciting players in the league.  Jones would lead the NFL in Yards per Return in 2006 but his off-field troubles caused him to miss the 2007 season due to violation of the…
TMZ does it againas former Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback, Donovan McNabb told the entertainment empire that he absolutely belongs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. McNabb compared himself to former Quarterback and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, Troy Aikman and said: “My numbers are better than Troy Aikman” and that is “numbers speak for themselves”. In terms of direct statistical comparison, McNabb bests Aikman in Passing Yards (37,276 to 32,942) and Touchdown Passes (234 to 165). McNabb also discussed other intangibles: “When they look at my numbers, yeah, but then they want to add other stuff into it.  Was he…
While we have not a great job in updating our Notinhalloffame NASCAR list (look for that update this summer), we are excited that the NASCAR Hall of Fame has announced the five-member Class of 2020. The Class of 2020 consists of: Buddy Baker:  Baker won 19 races including the 1980 Daytona 500.  He was named one of NASCARS’s 50 Greatest Drivers in 1998. Joe Gibbs:  Gibbs received 72% of the vote and enters as a team owner.  His drivers have won 323 races and he is also a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a three-time Super Bowl Championship Head Coach…
The Texas Rangers have announced that Josh Hamilton will be the next former player to be inducted into their franchise Hall of Fame. It was a long road for Hamilton, a former number one Draft Pick whose career was derailed by a severe drug addiction and after leaving baseball for three years he made a comeback in 2005 he would make his MLB debut in 2007 with the Cincinnati Reds at age 26 and after a good rookie campaign he was traded to the Texas Rangers where he would spend the next five seasons, all of which would see him…