Not in Hall of Fame News

Yes, we know that this is taking a while! As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  We have a new one to unveil today, that of the Los Angeles Rams.  The Rams were formed in Cleveland in 1936 and would win the NFL Championship in 1945.  In typical of the luck that Cleveland has, the Rams relocated to Los Angeles and won their second championship in 1951. Los Angeles would be a popular team but as owners do, they moved seeking a better stadium deal, which they found in…
The United States Hockey Hall of Fame has announced the five-member class that will comprise their Class of 2019. Gary Bettman:  Bettman has been the commissioner of the National Hockey League since 1993 and since his tenure, the league expanded from 24 to 32 teams with significant increases in attendance and a six-time increase in overall revenue. The choice may be controversial as he was the instrumental figure in the pro players (including Americans) not appearing in the last Winter Olympics.  It was also under Bettman’s watch that an entire NHL season (2004-05) was lost. Incidentally, this follows Bettman’s induction last year into the…
We are excited here at Notinhalloffame.com that we are unveiling a new section, which looks at the top active players in the big four of sports and how they are positioned at the start of each seasons in regards to Hall of Fame credentials. We are beginning with Pro Football, and how perfect is that considering the seasons kicks off this week.  Rather than list everyone directly, we have isolated them based on their position and with the exception of Special Teams, we have created a new stat based on the last five modern players (not senior inductees) of their respective…

RIP: Jim Langer

It was announced today that Pro Football Hall of Famer, Jim Langer passed away today at the age of 71 due to a heart related issue. An undrafted player from South Dakota State, Langer signed with the Cleveland Browns in 1970 but was cut in pre-season.  The Miami Dolphins would sign him after and Langer made the team.  In his third season, Langer was the starting Center and this was the year that the Dolphins would go undefeated and win Super Bowl VII. Langer would help Miami win Super Bowl VIII the following year but he would also go on a six-year…
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. As such, it is news to us that the Oakland Athletics have announced that Dave Stewart will have his #34 retired by the team. This announcement concluded the 30thanniversary celebration of their 1989 World Series Championship. Stewart was signed early in the 1986 season after being released by the Philadelphia Phillies and prior to that he had unremarkable…
This is a stunner. A couple of weeks ago, The Indianapolis Colts were hopeful that their star Quarterback, Andrew Luck would be able to start Week 1 after dealing with a calc/ankle injury.  A few days ago, they weren’t certain that he would be able to make it for the first regular season game, but would eventually be ready early in the season.  Not only is he not going to play this season, he has announced that he will formally retire for the National Football League at age 29. Luck was the first overall pick in the 2012 Draft and would be…
The College Baseball Hall of Fame has announced their Class of 2019. The nominees are: Dave Chalk:  Chalk competed at the University of Texas from 1969 to 1972 where he batted .362 and would lead the Longhorns to three College World Series appearances.  He would later be a two-time All-Star with the California Angels. Andre Dawson:  Dawson played at Florida A&M, leading the All-Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in hits, doubles, home runs and RBIs in 1974 and 1975.  He would enter the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010. Wally Hood:  Hood played at USC, where in 1948, he went 21-2 in 1948.  He would later have…
The International Tennis Hall of Fame has announced the four Finalists for the Class of 2020. The nominees are: Jonas Bjorkman:  As a Singles player, Bjorkman would reach the #4 ranking while winning six titles.  The Swede’s biggest success was in Doubles where he won 54 Titles including 9 Grand Slams. Sergi Bruguera: From Spain, Brugera won 14 Titles, most notably the French Open in both 1993 and 1994.  He was ranked as high as #3 in 1994. Goran Ivanisevic: From Croatia, Ivanisevic would reach the Wimbledon Finals three times in the 1990s, and would also win two Bronze Medals at the 1992…
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, we will look at major Universities and as such it is news to us that the Stanford has announced their franchise Hall of Fame Class of 2019. The newest member are: Foluke Akinradweo, Women’s Volleyball ’09:  Akinradewo was named the National Player and Pac-10 Player of the Year in both 2007 and 2008 and she would take Stanford…
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.  As such it is news to us that the Oakland Athletics have announced their franchise Hall of Fame Class of 2019. The six-member class is: Ron Bergman:  Bergman becomes the first journalist to enter the Hall and going forward there will be the Ron Bergman Award, which will be given annually to the journalist for “contributions to the coverage of…