Not in Hall of Fame News

Andre Iguodala, who is in the middle of going after his fourth NBA Championship with the Golden State Warriors about his chances for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in an interview with Ethan Strauss f the Atlantic. Based on his comments, it is a topic he never thinks about it, nor think is even worth consideration: Iguodala had this to say: I don't care. None of it matters. Does anyone remember any of those speeches other than Jordan's? See, here's how it works. One day, you're replaced. Then it's some other motherf--ker in there. And then there's another motherf--ker.…
In an interview with 95.7 (The Hog in Daytona, Florida), Kiss frontman, Paul Stanley recalled his experiences in entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. Stanley had this to say: “It was validation for our fans, who it meant the world to. It was vindication in the sense that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame kept us out for 17 years, and were really left with no choice but to begrudgingly let us in.” They treated us like crap, even that night. We had trouble – how about this? – getting into the arena. We had…
TMZ brings us more Hall of Fame related news as it caught up with Terrell Owens who was asked about Donovan McNabb’s claim that he should be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He answered with one word: “Who?” There is a lot of shade in that one-word answer isn’t there? McNabb and Owens played together in the 2004 and 2005 Season where they feuded with one another.  The Wide Receiver would be injured late in the 2004 season but returned early to assist the Eagles in the Super Bowl where he caught nine passes for 122 Yards. McNabb would throw for…
The University of South Florida has announced their sixth Hall of Fame Class, which will comprise of three former athletes. The newest members are: Shantia Grace, Women’s Basketball:  Grace was a First Team All-Big East Selection and was the MVP of the 2009 Women’s NIT, which coincidentally was the only title they won.  Grace is third all-time in scoring for the university and she joins Wanda Guyton and Jessica Dickson as the third female women’s basketball player inducted. Sara Nevins:  Nevins becomes the second softball player to enter the USF Athletic HOF and she was the ace of the team that went to…
The Stanley Cup Finals are underway and with it we have our first steps toward finalizing the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2019. Frank Brown will be inducted by receiving the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award for excellence in hockey journalism and Jim Hughson enters by winning the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for his contributions as a hockey broadcaster. At age 18, Brown would see his first hockey article published and he would be the lead hockey writer for the Associated Press for seven years. He joined the NHL as a communications executive in 1998 and retired last year. In a…

RIP: Bill Buckner

It is a sad day in the world of baseball as Bill Buckner died today at the age of 69 after suffering from Lewy Body Dementia. Buckner is best known for having Mookie Wilson’s ground ball go through his legs in what would have been the final out of Game 6 and would have won the Boston Red Sox the 1986 World Series.  The BoSox would lose Game 7, and the “Curse of the Bambino” would not be broken until they won it all in 2004. Buckner was however far more than that one play. The former First Baseman was a…
The National Soccer Hall of Fame has announced that Abby Wambach will be the newest member of their Hall of Fame. Wambach was a member of the United States National Soccer Team from 2003 to 2015 and is the highest goal scorer for her country with 184 Goals. Representing the U.S. on 256 occasions, the striker would help the United States win the 2015 World Cup and the 2004 and 2012 Olympics.  She would also make history as the first American Woman to win the FIFA World Player of the Year, which occurred in 2012. Wambach also was an NCAA Champion at…

RIP: Bart Starr

It is a very sad day for Pro Football and the Green Bay Packers as it was announced that Hall of Fame Quarterback, Bart Starr, died at the age of 85. The 17thRound Pick for Green Bay in 1956 from Alabama, Starr was a backup to Tobin Rote and Babe Parilli until new Head Coach, Vince Lombardi made him the starting QB in 1959.  The Lombardi/Starr combination would win five NFL Championships and the first two Super Bowls.  Starr spent his entire career with Green Bay where he was a four-time Pro Bowl Selection, one-time First Team All-Pro and four-time leader in…
The NFL retirement season continues as the enigmatic Adam “Pacman” Jones announced on social media that he is retiring from the game. Playing his college ball at the University of West Virginia, Jones was drafted 6thoverall in 2005 by the Tennessee Titans where he would play at Cornerback and was Returner.  “Pacman” was a tumultuous figure who was often in trouble with the law but was one of the most exciting players in the league.  Jones would lead the NFL in Yards per Return in 2006 but his off-field troubles caused him to miss the 2007 season due to violation of the…
TMZ does it againas former Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback, Donovan McNabb told the entertainment empire that he absolutely belongs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. McNabb compared himself to former Quarterback and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, Troy Aikman and said: “My numbers are better than Troy Aikman” and that is “numbers speak for themselves”. In terms of direct statistical comparison, McNabb bests Aikman in Passing Yards (37,276 to 32,942) and Touchdown Passes (234 to 165). McNabb also discussed other intangibles: “When they look at my numbers, yeah, but then they want to add other stuff into it.  Was he…