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We have another significant retirement to discuss as Brian Gionta announced that he is retiring from professional hockey and has taken a job with the Buffalo Sabres as a Developmental Coach. From Rochester, New York, Brian Gionta was drafted 82nd Overall in 1998 but prior to joining the professional ranks he went to play for Boston College where he would help the institution win the National Championship in his senior year. Shortly after, he would win the Stanley Cup in his second year in the NHL with the New Jersey Devils. In the 2005-06 season Gionta would by far have…
It was announced today that Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Tommy McDonald passed away at the age of 84. There are no details at this time as to the cause of death. A two-time All-American and two time National Champion from the University of Oklahoma, the 5 foot 7 Wide Receiver was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 3rd Round of the 1957 NFL Draft where he played for six seasons. McDonald was a star immediately going to five consecutive Pro Bowls (1958-62) and he was also a First Team All Pro in 1959 and 1960, the latter…
It seems every time we mention the TNA (now Impact) Hall of Fame we always wonder if there will ever be another inductee. Having said that we still wonder that as despite Impact’s in ring product being the best it has been in years it remains low in the ratings and is on a small channel (PopTV). Still, we are very happy with the wrestling promotion’s announcement that Abyss will be the next member of their Hall. We think that is an incredible choice, as Abyss (Christopher Park) has been a mainstay for the company literally since the beginning as…
We wanted to wait a couple of days to see if this would stick. Even after it was posted on his social media, we still wanted to wait. It was just too bizarre. As regular visitors to Notinhalloffame.com are aware, every time a significant player from anyone of the big four North American leagues (MLB, NHL, NFL, NFL) we comment on it as the Hall of Fame eligibility clock begin, whether or not they have a legitimate chance or not.   As such we are ready to discuss Vontae Davis’ retirement from professional football. First off, the retirement of Davis came…
A very significant retirement took place as Henrik Zetterberg of the Detroit Red Wings has announced that he is done playing hockey. Zetterberg has a degenerative back condition that can not be cured by rest or surgery and he opted to end playing so that he increase his quality of life in his later years. Playing his entire NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings, Zetterberg was a seventh round pick from Sweden who was not forecasted to have a career as successful as it was. The runner-up for the Calder Trophy in the 2002-03 season, Zetterberg would blossom into…
The Toy Hall of Fame has announced the Finalists for their Class of 2018. They are: American Girl Dolls Chalk Chutes and Ladders Fisher-Price Corn Popper Magic 8 Ball Masters of the Universe Toys (including He-Man) Pinball Sled Tic-Tac-Toe Tickle Me Elmo Tudor Electric Football Uno Three toys will be chosen for their induction ceremony, which will be held on November 8. This year, should you wish to participate, you can vote on a Player’s Choice Ballot, which will be active until September 18.
It is a major day for the Pro Football Hall of Fame as they have announced their preliminary nominees for enshrinement. Let’s take a look at who was chosen at this stage by way of their position: Quarterbacks: Randall Cunningham, Dave Krieg, Jeff Garcia, Donovan McNabb, Steve McNair. Running Backs: Shaun Alexander, Tiki Barber, Earnest Byner, Larry Centers, Corey Dillon, Eddie George, Edgerrin James, Darryl Johnston, Eric Metcalf (WR/KR/PR), Clinton Portis, Fred Taylor, Herschel Walker, Chris Warren, Ricky Watters. Wide Receivers: Isaac Bruce, Gary Clark, Henry Ellard, Torry Holt, Chad Johnson, Derrick Mason, Sterling Sharpe, Rod Smith, Hines Ward. Tight Ends:…
It’s that time again! Last December, our Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame announced it’s fourth full class as voted by a one year long vote by the public. That class saw Bobby Boucher (The Waterboy), Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump) and Willie “Mays” Hayes (Major League) join previous inductees, Apollo Creed (Rocky), Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez, Charlie Conway (The Mighty Ducks), The Hanson Brothers (Slap Shot), Reggie Dunlop (Slap Shot), Happy Gilmore (Happy Gilmore), Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn (Major League), Crash Davis (Bull Durham), Roy Hobbs (The Natural) and Rocky Balboa, the inaugural inductee. Like in previous years, the opening round…
We have another retirement to talk about but this time we move from the gridiron to the diamond as former three time All Star, Ryan Howard has officially announced his retirement from Major League Baseball. Howard made the announcement in the Player’s Tribune and specifically thanked Philadelphia, where he played the bulk of his career. In the last half of the 2000’s, Howard was one of the most potent offensive players in baseball. Named the Rookie of the Year in 2005, Howard had a 58 Home Run and 146 RBI season which was league leading and helped him land the…
While it is taking is quite some time for us to generate our top 50 players for each major franchise (MLB, NBA, NFL & NHL), we also endeavor to update all of our existing lists when we can. As such we have done so with a revision of the Charlotte Hornets. As for all of our top 50 players in basketball we look at the following: 1. Advanced Statistics, such as PER, Win Shares, and VORP. 2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the NBA. 3. Playoff accomplishments. 4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not…