Not in Hall of Fame News

It is another big day for us at Notinhalloffame.com! Our Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the Semi-Finalists based on a six-month open vote to the public. The Semi-Finalists are: Alice Bowie: Cheech and Chong: Up in Smoke.   They would win a local battle of the bands and had a minor hit in the “real world” with “Earache My Eye”. Bleeding Gums Murphy: The Simpsons.  Murphy was a jazz icon in Springfield who once appeared on the Cosby Show as one of the many grandfathers of the Huxtable clan.  He passed away in the early 90’s. Chris Gaines:…
Big news from us as or Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame as our Semi-Finalists for the Class of 2019 have been selected based on your on-line votes. The Fictitious Athlete Semi-Finalistsare: A.C. Slater: Saved By The Bell (Wrestling and Football star at Bayside High) Adonis Creed: Creed & Creed 2 (Son of Apollo Creed and Heavyweight Boxer) Al Bundy:Married With Children (Football star at Polk High in Chicago, IL) Al Czervik: Caddyshack (Amateur golfer who challenged the status quo at Bushwood Country Club) Alex Moran: Blue Mountain State (Backup Quarterback at Blue Mountain State) “All The Way” Mae Mordabito: A…
For the first time ever The Pro Football Hall of Fame will be issuing a gold jacket to a posthumous inductee as Pat Bowlen, the late owner of the Denver Broncos will have one given to his family. In the case of Bowlen, he was the first person to pass away after being chosen (February 2) but passed away (June 13) before the actual ceremony.  As such, the Hall stated that they were already in the process of creating his jacket and ring, though due to Bowlen being in late-stage Alzheimer’s, he was not scheduled to attend. The Pro Football Hall…
Washington State University has announced the inductees for their 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame Class. The six-person class is: Rod Commons: Commons worked in administration at WSU from 1976 to 2007. Josephat Kapkory:  From Kenya, Kapkory would win multiple titles representing WSU in long distance running. Ryan Leaf: Leaf may have flamed out in the NFL in epic proportion but as a Cougar he took the team to the 1998 Rose Bowl and finished third in Heisman Trophy voting and he would throw for 7,433 Yards and 59 Touchdowns.   Stephanie Papke: Papke played on the WSU Women’s Volleyball team from 1994…
In a self-penned article to the Undefeated, Darren Collison has announced his retirement from the NBA at the age of 31. He cited his faith as a reason to leave and to help those less fortunate. A two-time First Team All-Pac-10 selection at UCLA, Collison was a 1stRound Pick (21stOverall) by the New Orleans Hornets in 2009 where he would have a good start with a First Team All-Rookie nod.  The Point Guard would only stay in the Bayou for one year as he was traded to the Indiana Pacers where he played for two years.  He would go onto the Dallas Mavericks…
The Memphis Music Hall of Fame has announced the Class of 2019 and let’s get right to the impending inductees. Dee Dee Bridgewater:  Bridgewater has won Grammys and Tonys and her career has spanned over 40 years. Don Bryant: Bryant wrote songs for Solomon Burke, Albert King and Etta James.   Steve Cropper:  Cropper was already a member of the Memphis Music Hall of Fame as a member of Booker T. & the MGs and he enters a second time for his work as a songwriter, guitarist and producer.  Cropper is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the…
A major retirement has just taken place in the world of hockey as Florida Panthers’ Roberto Luongo has announced that he is hanging up the goalie equipment. Luongo was the 4thoverall pick in 1997 by the New York Islanders but his stay in New York would be a short one.  He had a mediocre rookie season (1999-2000) and after the Isles selected fellow goalie, Rick DiPietro 1stoverall in 2000 and along with Olli Jokinen he was dispatched to the Florida Panthers in what is now considered a lopsided trade.   The native of Quebec would show steady improvement and in 2002/03…
Yes, we know that this is taking a while! As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  We have a new one to unveil today, that of the Kansas City Chiefs who first came into the existence as the Dallas Texans as an original AFL Team.  They would win it all in 1962, but relocated to Kansas City where they would win the title again in 1966.  The Chiefs would later win Super Bowl IV, but while they have one of the most fervent fan bases, they have not won…
Yes, we know that this is taking a while! As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  We have a new one to unveil today, that of the Philadelphia Flyers who have won their conference eight times and would win the Stanley Cup twice. Those wins took place in the second in 1974 and 1975, making them the first expansion team to win it all. As for all of our top 50 players in hockey we look at the following:  Advanced Statistics. Traditional statistics and how they finished in…
We have another retirement in the world of sports to discuss as Washington Capitals Defenseman, Brooks Orpik has announced his retirement. Born in San Francisco, Orpik would play at Boston College where in 2001 he would help the Eagles to the 2001 NCAA Championship.  Orpik was a defensive stalwart, generally staying in his end of the ice and he took that set of skills to the Pittsburgh Penguins where he was drafted 18thOverall back in 2000.  As a Penguin, he helped the team win the 2009 Stanley Cup.  He would sign with the Washington Capitals before the 2014/15 season and he would again…