Not in Hall of Fame News

As most of the regular visitors to Notinhalloffame.com are aware we are (very) slowly putting together our top 50 players of every franchise in the “Big 4” of North American sports. After that is completed we will take a look at how each organization honors their past players and executives. As such, it is important to us that yesterday the St. Louis Cardinals officially inducted Ray Lankford, Vince Coleman and Harry Brecheen to their Hall of Fame. Lankford debuted in the Majors for the Cardinals in 1990 and in his first full season he would finish third in Rookie of…
The NFL regular season has not started yet but as far as the Pro Football Hall of Fame goes, the “regular season” has begun as they have announced their first official candidate for 2019. Former Kansas City Chief Safety, Johnny Robinson has been announced as this year’s lone Senior Nominee for Canton. From LSU, Robinson was a first round draft pick in both the NFL and AFL, and he eschewed the Detroit Lions who drafted him for the upstart league and a place on the Dallas Texans roster. In his first two seasons, Robinson was used as a Flanker and…
The University of Colorado has announced who will be in their 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame. This group will be the 14th in Hall of Fame history. The class consists of: Pete Brock 1972-75 Football: Brock played Center for Colorado and The Sporting News would name him a First Team All-American in his Senior Year. He would be a first round draft pick (by the New England Patriots) where he played twelve seasons. Hatfield Chilton 1923-26 Football, Baseball & Basketball: Chilton was a three sports star for the Buffaloes and is credited for creating the “jump pass”. Charlie Gardner 1963-66…

RIP: Jim Neidhart

It was announced today that former WWF World Tag Team Champion, Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart passed away today at the age of 63. According to Ross Hart the cause was a seizure, which was brought on by complications from Alzheimer’s Disease. Neidhart was a shotput specialist on the national level and played football and was good enough to be invited to both the Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders pre-season camps, though he failed to make either team. Like many football players, Neidhart got into professional wrestling and trained under Stu Hart in Calgary, where he would work for the promotion…
Barry Bonds had his #25 retired by the San Francisco Giants today and while that is news to us, the bigger deal by far is the public endorsement he received for the Baseball Hall of Fame by Willie Mays, who was on hand to honor Bonds had this to say during the ceremony: “Give somebody honor that deserves to be in the Hall of Fame…When you get there you’ll say ‘Man, how did I get here?’ And I want him to have that honor. On behalf of all the people in San Francisco and the country, vote this guy in!”…
The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame has announced their Class of 2018 and while this is not exactly a class that is “star-studded” this is group of five who all deserve their place in Eveleth, Minnesota. Let’s look at the new members shall we? Red Berenson: From Canada, Red Berenson played in the NHL for seventeen seasons and would become a coach immediately after his playing career ended. Berenson won the Jack Adams Award in 1981 while coaching the St. Louis Blues, but he would return to his alma mater, the University of Michigan where he would become their head…

RIP: Stan Mikita

This is a very sad day in the world of hockey and the city of Chicago as it was announced that Stan Mikita passed away at the age of 78 following a long battle with Dementia. Born in the former Czechoslovakia and raised in Canada, Mikita first debuted in the National Hockey League in the 1958-59 season with the Chicago Blackhawks, the team in which he would play for during his entire professional career. Mikita would help Chicago win the 1961 Stanley Cup but while this was the only Cup he would win, his career would actually be more productive…
Well this is interesting. As we all know, Terrell Owens skipped the Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony in Canton, Ohio and had his own in Chattanooga, Tennessee at his alma mater. Apparently, the Hall is feeling a little embarrassed by the spectacle and wants to ensure that this does not happen again. This news comes from Pro Football Talk, which reported that the institution wants to enforce a rule change that would force all inductees to attend the ceremony in Canton. It is not sure how they can enforce that though the speculation is that once a candidate reaches…
As most of the regular visitors to Notinhalloffame.com are aware we are (very) slowly putting together our top 50 players of every franchise in the “Big 4” of North American sports. After that is completed we will take a look at how each organization honors their past players and executives. As such, it is important to us that the Arizona Coyotes have announced that they will be retiring the number 19 of Shane Doan, which will make it the first time in team history where this has occurred. This will take place on February 24 during their home game against…
As most of the regular visitors to Notinhalloffame.com are aware we are (very) slowly putting together our top 50 players of every franchise in the “Big 4” of North American sports. After that is completed we will take a look at how each organization honors their past players and executives. As such, it is important to us that the Boston Bruins have announced that they will retire the number 16 of Rick Middleton on November 29 during their home game against the New York Islanders. Middleton is the 11th player in the history of the Boston Bruins to have his…