Not in Hall of Fame News

We have a major retirement to talk about in Hockey as Jarome Iginla has announced that he is retiring from the game after a very successful 20 year career. After a very successful career in Junior Hockey where he was a two time Memorial Cup Champion with the Kamloops Blazers he joined the Calgary Flames where he was the 11th Draft Pick in 1995. Iginla made an instant impact for the Flames where he was the runner-up for the Calder Trophy and a few years later his offense exploded to where he was considered an elite player in the NHL.…
Following the news of the death of Nikolai Volkoff and Brickhouse Brown, another wrestling death has been confirmed. Brian Christopher died at the age of 46 following a suicide attempt where he hung himself in jail. Christopher was arrested weeks earlier for a DUI and evading the police. The son of WWE Hall of Famer and bona fide wrestling legend Jerry “The King” Lawler, Brian Lawler adopted the professional name of Brian Christopher and performed for his dad’s USWA promotion for years. It was never acknowledged on USWA television that they were father and son and Christopher would be become…
It is a sad day for wrestling fans as it is was announced today that former WWF World Tag Team Champion and WWE Hall of Famer, Nikolai Volkoff passed away today. He was 70 years old. Volkoff was born Josip Peruzovic in the former Yugoslavia was competitive weightlifter in his youth. In a competition in Austria he would leave his home behind and emigrate to Canada (later the United States) where he would learn professional wrestling under the legendary Stu Hart. Along with Newton Tattrie (who introduced him to Hart) he would become Bepo, one half of the Mongols, and…
As always we here at Notinhalloffame.com remain focused on our core lists of which those who are not in the Hockey Hall of Fame is one. We have now updated that list and have expanded it to 125, with an intention to grow it to 150 in the fall of the year. Two names were removed from our list, Martin Brodeur (#1) and Martin St. Louis (#3) as both were chosen for the Hockey Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility and as such we again have a new number one on our list. Every year we have…
The International Tennis Hall of Fame inducted two new members into their institution today as Helena Sukova and Michael Stich were officially inducted today in a ceremony in Newport, Rhode Island. From the Czech Republic, Sukova won 14 Grand Slam Titles in the form of Doubles and Mixed Doubles over her career. With a total of 69 Doubles titles in her career, Sukova, along with partner Jana Novotna also won the Silver in the Olympics (1998 & 1996). While she did win a Grand Slam in her Singles career she was ranked as high as number 4 and she was…
Revis Island s now closed. In a post on Twitter, Darrelle Revis announced his retirement from the National Football League. He had this to say on his Twitter: “For the past 11 years, it has truly been an honor to showcase one of my greatest gifts to the world. Today I am closing a chapter in my life that I once dreamed of as a kid and I am officially retiring from the National Football League. The game of football has opened doors for me I once thought were nearly impossible to get through. My passion to play the game…
Hulkamania is running wild again in the WWE Hall of Fame as the WWE has announced that after a three year suspension Hulk Hogan has been reinstated into their Hall. Hogan, who was inducted in 2005, became persona non grata in the organization after leaked footage of using the N-word on multiple occasions was released. Since that time Hogan has been on multiple talk shows and publications, which basically amounted to a public apology tour and during that time his image was wiped from the WWE.com site, although his matches remained accessible on their Network. Prior to the company’s Extreme…
It looks like we have another NFL retirement to look at. Running Back DeMarco Murray announced to ESPN on their NFL Live program that he would be retiring from professional football after a seven year career in the National Football League. A third round pick out of Oklahoma, Murray joined the Dallas Cowboys in 2011 and he immediately saw playing time in “Big D”. He would have a breakout season in 2013 where he was named to the Pro Bowl and would rush for 1,121 Yards, but that would pale to his accomplishments in the season after. Without question, 2014…
As we are approaching the All Star Game in Major League Baseball, a significant player has announced that 2018 will be his last in the game. In a news conference at Dodger Stadium six-time All Star Chase Utley proclaimed that he will be retiring from baseball following the end of the season. The Second Baseman has been used predominantly in a utility role in the past two seasons but when it is all said and done it will be his time as a Philadelphia Phillie where he will be remembered. From 2005 to 2010 Utley would go to five All…
We were wondering how the Pro Football Hall of Fame were going to react when Terrell Owens decided that he was going to do his Hall of Fame speech somewhere other than Canton with the rest of the inductees. We found out today, and their answer is to not acknowledge him at all that evening. The Hall of Fame’s Executive Director, Joe Horrigan stated that Owens will not be introduced for the Gold Jacket ceremony nor will be announced the following evening at the Induction Ceremony. “The focus, is on the guys who are here” Horrigan said, which obviously excludes…