Not in Hall of Fame News

While we have not a great job in updating our Notinhalloffame NASCAR list (look for that update this summer), we are excited that the NASCAR Hall of Fame has announced the five-member Class of 2020. The Class of 2020 consists of: Buddy Baker:  Baker won 19 races including the 1980 Daytona 500.  He was named one of NASCARS’s 50 Greatest Drivers in 1998. Joe Gibbs:  Gibbs received 72% of the vote and enters as a team owner.  His drivers have won 323 races and he is also a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a three-time Super Bowl Championship Head Coach…
The Texas Rangers have announced that Josh Hamilton will be the next former player to be inducted into their franchise Hall of Fame. It was a long road for Hamilton, a former number one Draft Pick whose career was derailed by a severe drug addiction and after leaving baseball for three years he made a comeback in 2005 he would make his MLB debut in 2007 with the Cincinnati Reds at age 26 and after a good rookie campaign he was traded to the Texas Rangers where he would spend the next five seasons, all of which would see him…
We have another significant retirement to speak about as Chris Long announced that he is retiring from the National Football League after 11 seasons. Drafted 2ndOverall in 2008 by the St. Louis Rams from the University of Virginia, Long would be a starter as a rookie earning all-rookie honors.  Long would record 13.0 Quarterback Sacks in 2011 and followed that up with 11.5 the year after.  He stayed with St. Louis until the 2015 season and would sign with the New England Patriots where he assisted them in a victory in Super Bowl LI.  Long would be a back-to-back champion as he was…
The UFC announced on Saturday night that Rashad Evans will be part of their 2019 Hall of Fame Class. Evans first gained national attention by winning The Ultimate Fighter 2 in 2005 as a Heavyweight but he would drop down to Light Heavyweight and went on a winning streak scoring wins over Stephen Bonnar, Michael Bisping and Chuck Lidell, which would earn him a UFC Light Heavyweight Championship shot at UFC 92.   Evans would defeat Forrest Griffin by TKO to win the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship but his reign would be short-lived as he was defeated by Lyoto Machida at…
Our apologies, as we wanted to take a bit of time to digest this but the news has been making the rounds that Motley Crue have taken over the number one spot in the kiosk-driven “Your Choice” poll, which exists physically at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.   Crue took the spot from Blink-182, and it marks the first time that someone other than Blink-182 has held the top spot. So, what exactly does this mean? In theory nothing and in theory everything. How it does not mean anything is that just because those who cross…
We always continue to add sections here on Notinhalloffame.com, but the more we add, the more we have to maintain.  One of those that got away from us a little bit is our Future Hockey Eligibles, which we have now updated. The following are recognizable players who are eligible for the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2020: Brian Campbell:  Campbell was a four-time All-Star who would win the Lady Byng Trophy in 2012.  Also, a Second Team All-Star (2008), he would help the Chicago Blackhawks win the 2010 Stanley Cup. Dennis Wideman:  Wideman was an All-Star Defenseman in 2012. Jarome Iginla:  Iginla has the resume…
One of the most important things that we work on here at Notinhalloffame.com is our core lists, that being those who should be considered for various key Halls of Fame that we look at. As such we are very pleased that we have completed our revision on our list of those to consider for the WWE Hall of Fame. As always, our revisions involve the following: The removal of the entries who got in. This was a huge amount especially in our top 100, which would see ten taken off the board.  Before we get there, we have been asked how we…
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 have announced that Rodney Harrison will be the new inductee to their franchise Hall of Fame. Harrison was a San Diego Charger for the first nine years of his career and he would sign with New England before the 2003 season.  The Defensive Back would help the Patriots…
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 Carolina Panthers have announced that four new members will be added to their Hall of Honor for 2019. Before we look at those new members, let’s take a look at the Hall of Honor itself, which is still in a state of development.  Prior to this announcement, only two people were…
The retirements just keep on coming in the National Football League! Linebacker, Derrick Johnson just signed a one-day contract with the Kansas City Chiefs so that he could retire at Arrowhead.  He had played with the Oakland Raiders last year after playing with Chiefs from 2005 to 2017.   Johnson was drafted 15thoverall from the University of Texas where he was slotted immediately as the team’s Left Outside Linebacker.  He would switch to Right Inside Linebacker in 2010 and would go on a four-year streak of 100 or more tackles.  He would be named to the Pro Bowl in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015…