Not in Hall of Fame News

Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players and executive.  As such, it is major news to us that the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame will be inducting former players, Al Harris and Charles Woodson. After spending five seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, Al Harris would arrive in a trade to Green Bay before the 2003 Season.  Playing at Cornerback, Harris would secure two Pro Bowl Selections (2007 &…
Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players and executive. Eventually, we will look at the major U.S. colleges.  As such, it is news to us that the Michigan State will be retiring the number 23 of former player, Draymond Green. Green grew up in Saginaw, Michigan, and stayed close to home when he joined the Spartans in 2008, the team he would play collegiately for four full seasons.  Green…
In an interview with Steve Baltin at Forbes, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails discussed his nomination to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Reznor had in the past been cynical about the Rock Hall, and had even trashed it, but it changed for him when he was the inductor for the Cure last year. He had this to say: "I get asked to do the Cure, induct them, and I love the Cure. And I wanted them to be inducted properly. I thought I could do a good job, went there. As I was in the audience, sitting there,…
The Black College Hall of Fame has announced the Finalists for their Class of 2020.  Comprising of 23 Players, 2 Coaches and 1 Contributor, the Class will be announced on November 14, with the official ceremony taking place on February 22, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Player Finalists are: Joe Adams: Quarterback, Tennessee State, 1977-80:  Nicknamed “747”, Joe Adams threw for 8,653 Yards for the Tigers, a school record that he held for 34 years.  He would later play three seasons in the Canadian Football League, two with Saskatchewan and one with Ottawa. Coy Bacon: Defensive Lineman, Jackson State, 1964-67:  After a strong career…
The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame has announced their Class of 2020, which will comprise of four former NFL players. The group was pared down from 100 candidates and then to 10 Finalists. The 2020 Polynesian Football Hall of Fame consists of: David Dixon (Maori Ancestry): Born in New Zealand, Dixon would become the second player of Maori ancestry to play in the NFL.  He played collegiately at Arizona State and was drafted in the 9thRound by the New England Patriots in 1992.  He wouldn’t make the team that year, and tried out for the Minnesota Vikings, but also did not make the…
Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players and executive. Eventually, we will look at the major U.S. colleges.  As such, it is news to us that the University of Syracuse will be retiring the number 44 of former player, John Wallace. The ceremony will take place on February 29, during their home game against North Carolina. From Rochester, New York, Wallace was recruited by Syracuse, where he would…
We initially were not going to comment on this but based on the buzz it is generating, and the fact that we are Notinhalloffame.com, we have decided to give our pair of pennies. In an interview with Today on NBC’s Today on why Steph Curry would not be on his dream five-man pick-up team. His answer was: “He’s still a great player…Not a Hall of Famer yet, though.  He’s not.” Keep in mind this was said in a playful tone, so we have no idea whether this was done with a wink, and whether he actually meant it.  We have to believe that…

RIP: Willie Brown

It was reported today that Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, Willie Brown, passed away at 78.  As of this writing, the cause of death is unknown. Playing his college ball at Grambling, Brown was undrafted in 1963 and would try out for the Houston Oilers of the AFL.  He didn’t make the team, but would with the Denver Broncos, where he would become a starting Cornerback as a rookie.  Brown would go to two AFL All-Star Games with Denver, but he was traded to the Oakland Raiders before the 1967 Season. In the next seven seasons, Brown was an AFL All-Star/Pro Bowl…
With the Yankees post-season now officially over, the career of CC Sabathia is now officially over. Arguably, it ended three days before in Game 4, when he had to leave the game when his knee buckled and his shoulder appeared to give out.  He limped off the field and was replaced on the post-season roster.  This was not the way that he wanted to go out, but that is often the case for the great ones. From Vallejo, California, Sabathia made his debut in 2001 with the Cleveland Indians and he would go 17 and 5 and finish behind Ichiro Suzuki for the…
Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players and executive. As such, it is news to us that the New England Patriots Hall of Fame have announced the opening of a new exhibit called “Yes, It’s Still A Dynasty”. Obviously, you would have to be a really good team for the past decades to have an exhibit with that title and arguably only the New England Patriots can…