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We have another retirement to look at as Jonathan Stewart has just announced his departure from playing professional football.  He signed a one-day contract with the Carolina Panthers allowing him to sign with the team that drafted him. Stewart was drafted by Carolina 13thoverall in 2008 out of Oregon and he had a good rookie season with 836 Yards with 10 Touchdowns.  He matched his TD total in 2009 and would have a career high 1,113 Yards in 2010.  While Stewart was often sharing the load, he was consistent for the Panthers and over his ten seasons there he would accumulate 7,318 Rushing…
In a recent interview with TMZ, Lou Williams was asked if he was a Hall of Famer.  He had this to say: "Yeah, I've seen guys in the Hall of Fame with less. I've put the work in,"  Is Williams a Hall of Famer?  At this stage he isn’t.  He is a two-time Sixth Man of the Year and has averaged over 20 Points per Game the last two seasons and has advanced numbers that are decent with a career PER of 18.5, with him exceeding the 20 mark the last three years.  At age 32, Williams is playing the best basketball of his…
The University of Kentucky has announced their Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2019. The UK Hall of Fame was instituted in 2005.  The Class will be officially inducted on September 13 and 14 in conjunction with Kentucky’s football home game against Florida. The new class is: DeMarcus Cousins, Men’s Basketball:  Cousins played one season with the Wildcats Basketball team where he was named the SEC Freshman of the Year and took Kentucky a number 1 ranking and the SEC Championship.  “Boogie” would average 15.1 Points and 9.9 Rebounds per Game. He would be drafted fifth overall in the NBA Draft and has been a…
The New England Patriots Hall of Fame has announced their three Finalists for their institution. Richard Seymour:  Seymour played with the Patriots from 2001 to 2008 and he helped New England reach five Super Bowls and win three of them.  From 2002 to 2006 he was chosen for the Pro Bowl and he was a First Team All-Pro three times (2003, 2004 & 2005) and he would record 39.0 Sacks for the Pats.   Mike Vrabel:  Like Seymour, Vrabel would help New England win three Super Bowls but he arrived via free agency after four seasons where he was mostly used on Special Teams…
The UFC Hall of Fame has announced their latest inductee during UFC 236, which will be Rich Franklin who will go in under the Pioneer Wing. Franklin would make his UFC debut at UFC 42 where he brought an undefeated record of 11-0, which went to 12-0 after defeating Evan Tanner by KO.  He continue to rise up the ranks and in a Light Heavyweight bout would beat Ken Shamrock by TKO in the main event of the first Ultimate Fighter Finale. He would go up against Turner again in his next contest but this time it would be for the UFC…
It is a sad day in the world of Football as it was announced that Hall of Fame Lineman Forrest Gregg passed away at the age of 85. Playing his college ball at SMU, Gregg was drafted in the second round by the Green Bay Packers in 1956 and he would become a key anchor for coach Vince Lombardi.  Playing at Right Tackle, Gregg would help the Packers win five NFL Championships (1961, 1962, 1965, 1966 & 1967) and the first two Super Bowls and in his final year in the NFL he helped the Dallas Cowboys win Super Bowl V.  His…
It is the end of an era. Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wade have played their final games of what should be first ballot Hall of Fame careers. From Germany, Nowitzki was the ninth overall pick of the 1999 Draft and there were many who thought that the Dallas Mavericks were making a mistake selecting a European with their First Round Pick.  They needn’t have worried. Nowitzki would play 21 seasons for Dallas amassing 1,522 Games with another 145 in the Playoffs. Named an All Star 14 times, he would rattle off an impressive streak of 12 consecutive All-NBA Selections (2000-01 to 2001-12)…
Manny Ramirez is still hopeful that he might get a call from the Baseball Hall of Fame. In speaking with reporters prior to the 2018 World Series ring ceremony Ramirez was asked about his Cooperstown chances where he had this to say: "I hope so. We've been praying.  Everybody makes mistakes. Nobody's perfect. I think with time, if it's God will, you're going to be there. If not, hey, we're just happy we got the opportunity to play the game that we love." Ramirez’s mistake that he was referring to was getting caught taking PEDs and he was suspended twice for…
You may have noticed a change on Notinhalloffame.com. It is a subtle one but a necessary one as we needed to change our logo on Notinhalloffame.com due to the induction of Janet Jackson.  As most of you are aware our logo consists of a film strip showcasing images of people that we have deemed worthy of Hall of Fame consideration.  Jackson just got into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which has necessitated a change in her position.  We have elected to go with the German band, Kraftwerk for that spot. Since we began our website seven years ago, Kraftwerk have been…
After his No Holds Barred Match loss to Triple H at Wrestlemania 35, Dave Bautista announced on Twitter that he was officially retired from Professional Wrestling. Bautista (50) had left the WWE before due to creative differences and pursuing what is now been a successful career in Hollywood.  He had long since said that he wanted to end wrestling with closure, which he was able to do competing against his longtime friend and on screen adversary, Triple H.   We had already ranked Bautista on our Notinhalloffame.com list of those to consider for the WWE Hall of Fame as he reached our…