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A huge name has called it a career in professional football has called it a career as Tight End, Antonio Gates, announced that he is officially retiring.  Gates was an unsigned free agent in 2019, having last played in 2018. Gates was a dual sports star in high school in football and basketball, and would play the latter at Easter Michigan, The College of the Seqioias and at Kent State.  He was not drafted in the NBA, but despite not playing football in college, his agent arranged a pro football tryout with the San Diego Chargers who would sign him as an…
The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York will soon be announcing their Class of 2020.  On the other side of the world, they have just inducted their latest class to the Japanese Hall of Fame. The headliner is Koichi Tabuchi, who is one of three members who were chosen for the Hall.  Tabuchi, who was chosen by the Expert Division, played from 1969 to 1978 with the Hanshin Tigers, and from 1979 to 1984 with the Seibu Lions.  The Catcher would have 1,532 Hits with 474 Home Runs over his career, and is a former Rookie of the Year, one-time Gome…
We thought we would be talking about this on Wednesday. Breaking from tradition, Hall of Fame President, David Baker appeared on the CBS pre-game show on Saturday and announced to former Pittsburgh Steelers, Head Coach, Bill Cowher, that he had been selected by the Blue Ribbon Centennial Committee to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Last night, during halftime of the Seahawks/Packers Game, Baker appeared again and made the same announcement to former Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins Head Coach, Jimmy Johnson. Cowher became the Head Coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1992, where he would stay until 2006.  He would lead…

RIP: Neil Peart

This is a dark day in Rock and Roll.  It was announced today that Rush Drummer, Neil Peart passed away three days ago after a long battle with brain cancer.  He was 67 years old. Peart was considered by musicians and critics alike as one of the most technically proficient drummer that rock music had ever seen. Along with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, the Canadian Progressive Rock trio of Rush first recorded in 1974, and they received immediate airplay in Canada.  Unlike many Canadian bands in the 1970s, their popularity went well beyond their border.  In addition to his drumming expertise, he was an…
We apologize for the delay, as many of other projects have taken precedence in the last month, but we are proud to announce our Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame Class of 2020. Based entirely on all of your on-line votes, this is the 6thfull class. After a one-year vote, through a Preliminary and Semi-Finalist vote, two of the foes of Rocky Balboa are entering the Hall.  Clubber Lang (Rocky III) and Ivan Drago (Rocky IV) join Balboa and fellow Rocky series regular, Apollo Creed.  These two are joined by the pool shark, Fast Eddie Felson, from The Hustler and the Color of…
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, coaches and executives.  As such it is huge news that the Detroit Tigers will be retiring the number 1 of former Second Baseman, Lou Whitaker. Playing at Second Base, Whitaker played his entire career with the Tigers.  The five-time All-Star won the 1978 Rookie of the Year Award, where he also won three Gold Gloves and four Silver Sluggers.  He was an integral…
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, coaches and executives.  As such it is huge news that the Miami Heat have announced how they will honor the retirement of Dwyane Wade’s #3; and it will be incredible! Wade’s career will be celebrated over three days. On February 21, a tribute to some of best moments will be held, which will celebrate his greatest moments. On February 22, during…

Kyle Long Retires

Chicago Bears Offensive Guard had announced that he is retiring from the National Football League, ending a seven-year career spent entirely in the Windy City.  He made the announcement on Twitter. Playing his college ball at Oregon, Long was drafted by Chicago 20thoverall in 2013.  The son of Pro Football Hall of Famer, Howie Long, and brother of former NFL star, Chris Long, made an immediate impact, going to the Pro Bowl as a rookie, and he would repeat that accolade in 2014 and 2015. Long’s career stalled when a brutal ankle injury cost him half of the 2016 season and two games…
We mention this every year, but the Pro Football Hall of Fame does things in a precise fashion, with multiple levels on the road to their annual induction process.  Today, the Canton, Ohio based institution has announced their 15 Finalists for the Class of 2020. This group was pared down from 25 Semi-Finalists: The 15 Finalists are: Steve Atwater: S 1989-98 Denver Broncos, 1999 New York Jets.   Playing most of his career with the Denver Broncos where he won two Super Bowls, and was considered to be the one of the best hitting Defensive Back of his day.  The Free Safety was…
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, coaches and executives.  As such, it is news to us that the New York Islanders will be retiring the numbers of John Tonelli and Butch Goring this year. John Tonelli played his first three seasons in pro hockey with the Houston Aeros of the World Hockey Association, and he debuted on Long Island for the 1978-79 season.  The Left Wing played there for…