Not in Hall of Fame News

Dwight Howard’s career has not been stellar the last few years and as of this writing he is out with an injury after playing only nine games this year.  The big man’s career is clearly on the downswing so talk about whether he is a Hall of Famer or not are not premature.  One person who definitely thinks that Howard should be chosen is his former coach in Orlando, Stan Van Gundy. In an interview with the Orlando Sentinel, SVG had this to say: “Absolutely!  It’s not even close.  It would be a travesty and absolutely ridiculous if he didn’t get in.  He was a…
They have not been very fast in their announcements but we final have a second inductee for this year’s WWE Hall of Fame Class. Wayne Ferris, known professionally as The Honky Tonk Man has been announced for this year’s class. In previous shoot interviews, Ferris stated that he had been asked before to be inducted and if that is true this induction is certainly long overdue.   Beginning his career in 1977, Ferris achieved success as one half of the Blonde Bombers with Larry Latham in Tennessee and the pair would have a still famous match, “The Tupelo Concession Stand Brawl” against…

RIP: Peter Tork

It was announced today that Peter Tork, former member of the Monkees passed away today at the age of 77. Tork auditioned for and got the role as one of the musicians for the Don Kischner network program, The Monkees in 1966.  While Tork and the other members of the group (Davy Jones, Micheael Nesmith and Mickey Dolenz) were musicians in their first two albums they did not write or play any of the music, which at the time made them a very polarizing band as in terms of pop songs of the era few had any better, however they were…
The Hall of Fame season continues as the WWE Hall of Fame has announced that the collective group of D-Generation X will be inducted at this year’s ceremony.  This includes Shawn Michaels, Triple H, X-Pac, The Road Dogg, Billy Gunn and Chyna. For Shawn Michaels, this is his second induction joining “Nature Boy” Ric Flair as the WWE Hall of Fame.  Shortly after DX was formed Michaels formed the group with Triple H and Chyna and he would win the WWF World Heavyweight Championship at the controversial 1997 Survivor Series.  Michaels and Triple H reformed DX in the late 2000’s. The formation of…
As is tradition every NBA All Star Weekend, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame announces the Finalists for their impending Hall of Fame Class. The Finalists are: Hugh Evans (Referee):  Evans officiated nearly 2,000 regular season games and 170 playoff games in the NBA from 1972 to 2001. Bill Fitch (Coach):  Fitch coached in the NBA for 25 seasons and he was named the Coach of the Year in 1976 and 1980.  In 1981, he would take the Boston Celtics to the NBA Championship.   Marques Johnson (Player):  A five time All Star and First Team All NBA Selection in 1979, Marques Johnson was a…
Sad news emerged from the world of Pro Wrestling as former Heavyweight Champion, Pedro Morales passed away today at the age of 76. From Puerto Rico, Morales began wrestling in 1959 at the age of 17 and went right to work performing on the midcard all across the country.  He would first emerge on the main event scene in Los Angeles for the WWA where he would win the promotion’s Heavyweight Championship by defeating The Destroyer in 1965.  L.A. would be his main base of operations for the next few years where he would be a multi-time tag team champion and would…
We have a major update on Notinhalloffame.com as our annual list of those to consider for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The first thing we did was remove the artists who were chosen for the Hall in the latest class. That group consisted of Radiohead (#1), Roxy Music (#5), The Cure (#11), Janet Jackson (#18), Def Leppard (#41), The Zombies (#85) and Stevie Nicks (#122). The second thing we did is input the new artists who are eligible.  As they were already listed on our site on the Future Rock and Roll Hall of Fame eligible section, we took your…
It is another big day for us at Notinhalloffame.com! Regular visitors know that we also operate the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame and the Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the latter of which has been overhauled.  That necessitated a delay in announcing the newest members of the Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall, which we are proud to announce are Alvin & the Chipmunks and the Wonders.   This group joins previous inductees Wyld Stallyns, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, Gorillaz, Tenacious D, Spinal Tap, The Blues Brothers and The Monkees. Like in previous years, the opening round began with…
It is a tragic day in the world of Major League Baseball as Hall of Fame legend Frank Robinson passed away today at the age of 83. Robinson would debut with the Cincinnati Reds in 1956 where he was named the National League Rookie of the Year and was the league leader in Runs Scored.  Robinson could do it all, hit for average, power and was good with his glove.  In his ten seasons with the Reds, Robinson would lead the NL in Slugging three times, was a six time All Star and was the 1961 National League MVP. He was traded…
The Hall of Fame season continues with today’s announcement by the International Hockey Hall of Fame of its new eight member class. The new members are: Boris Alexandrov, The Soviet Union & Kazakhstan:  Alexandrov was a Gold Medalist for the U.S.S.R. in 1974 in the World Juniors and again in the 1976 Olympics.  He would come out of retirement and represent Kazakhstan in the 1995 World Championship Division II.   Jim Johannson, U.S.A.:  Johannson won the Lester Patrick Award for his contributions to hockey in the U.S. in 2018 and he began his tenure with U.S. Hockey in 2000.  Sadly he passed away last year.…