Not in Hall of Fame News

As most of the regular visitors to Notinhalloffame.com are aware we are (very) slowly putting together our top 50 players of every franchise in the “Big 4” of North American sports. After that is completed we will take a look at how each organization honors their past players and executives. As such, it is important to us that the Anaheim Ducks have announced that they will be retiring the numbers of former players Paul Kariya and Scott Niedermayer during the 2018-19 season. Paul Kariya played his first nine seasons of his NHL career with seven of which served as the…
The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America has announced their Class of 2019, which consists of seven important figures in the world of American Motorsports. The new inductees are: Augie Duesenberg: Along with his brother Frederick, Duesenberg was a pioneer in the automotive field having built multiple cars that dominated racing in the 1920’s. Dario Franchitti: From Scotland, Franchitti would become a four time IndyCar Series Champion (2007, 2009, 2010 & 2011) and was a three time winner of the Indianapolis 500 (2007, 2010 & 2012). He would win 21 races over all in the IndyCar Series. Phil Remington: Remington…

RIP: Frank Ramsey

It was announced today that Frank Ramsey, a member of both the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and College Basketball Hall of Fame died today of natural causes. He was 86 years old. Ramsey played collegiately for the University of Kentucky where he was a National Champion in 1951 under the legendary Adolph Rupp. Drafted 5th overall in 1953 by the Boston Celtics, Ramsey would be part of a juggernaut team that would win seven NBA Championships (1957, 1959-64) and many basketball pundits dubbed him as the “Original Sixth Man”. He would average 13.6 Points per Game in the NBA…
Last night the UFC held their Hall of Fame ceremony and while we don’t (yet) rank those who should be inducted, we always pay attention to what that Hall does. As the UFC announced each of the inductees we discussed it here, but let’s go over the UFC Class of 2018. The undisputed headliner was Ronda Rousey, who without question changed the sport forever and was the first female Mixed Martial Artist to be a bona fide headliner. Rousey’s success transcended the sport and she appeared on multiple shows including a guest hosting gig on Saturday Night Live. She was…
The saga of Terrell Owens and his Pro Football Hall of Fame continued today as the former Wide Receiver announce on Twitter that he will be giving his acceptance speech at his alma mater, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He had this to say: “As many of you know, I am forgoing the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Canton. After giving it much thought, I have realized just how much I want to celebrate what will inevitably the best weekend of my life at a place that means so much to me. I have decided to…
He didn’t say the word retirement, but in a post on his Twitter account it sure seems like that is what Seattle Seahawk Safety Kam Chancellor announced. This is what he had to say: “I always prayed to God and told myself that I would play this game of football until the wheels fall off. Well the wheels didn’t fall off, but God has given me a sign that I just can’t ignore. I’ve played through all types of bruises and injuries at a high level. But this one, I just can’t ignore. When the doctors told me what was…
We have a significant (though not celebrated) retirement in Baseball as Jayson Werth has decided to end his comeback and call it a career. It was a simple statement that he made with Fancred Sports: “I’m done…whatever you want to call it”. In the last off-season Werth signed with the Seattle Mariners but never made it to the big league team playing for Tacoma in AAA. Werth debuted in 2002 with the Toronto Blue Jays where he played for two seasons in a reserve role, eventually moving to Los Angeles where as a Dodger he showed promise. In 2006, a…
We here at Notinhalloffame.com have always been huge advocates of Don Cherry gaining induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame, though we have to give the bombastic hockey analyst credit, as he doesn’t promote himself for the Toronto based institution. That doesn’t mean that he isn’t vocal about whom he thinks should be inducted, and who shouldn’t have been. Cherry’s wrath was directed towards former Red Army player, Alexander Yakushev who surprisingly was chosen. He had this to say:  "I am really upset at Yakushev. Absolutely ridiculous that he's in and Henderson's not. What he did in Russia over there,…
We expected that there would be a bit of backlash in regards to the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2018 towards the selection of current NHL Commissioner, Gary Bettman, and sure enough it happened. Former players, Daniel Carcillo and Nick Boynton took to Twitter to vent their frustration towards the announcement: "I can't get over what a slap in the face this must be to the families of Steve Montador, Rick Rypien, Derek Boogaard, Bob Probert & Wade Belak, Gary Bettman had a hand in every death by withholding info about the risks of doing their job." The five…
This is one of the days that we look forward to every year at Notinhalloffame.com as the Hockey Hall of Fame has announced the Class of 2018. This year’s class includes two former NHL players (Martin Brodeur and Martin St. Louis), a former women’s player (Jayna Hefford), a former Soviet player (Alexander Yakushev) and two builders (Willie O’Ree and Gary Bettman). Let’s take a deeper look at this year’s class. The current NHL Commissioner, Gary Bettman was chosen. This will not be a very popular choice especially in Canada, where it is perceived that he has an anti-Canadian bias. Since…