Not in Hall of Fame News (769)

We imagine the city of Detroit is rejoicing today with the announcement of the latest class of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Nicklas Lidstrom will be entering the Hockey Hall on his first try, which should be a surprise to nobody.  The Swedish born Defenceman, who was ranked #1 by us on Notinhalloffame.com helmed the Red Wings to four Stanley Cup wins and earned the Norris Trophy seven times.  Our number #3 selection, Chris Pronger will also be inducted.  Pronger, who has not officially retired but has not played in the NHL for three years due to post-concussion syndrome is…
The University of Kentucky has just announced the next class into their Hall of Fame, and a quick look breeds some familiar faces to the sporting world.  The Hall, which was first founded in 2005, will be adding seven new members. The headliner (in our eyes anyway) is Antoine Walker, who was a Power Forward on the 1996 NCAA Championship Team.  Walker was also named the SEC Tournament MVP and was First Team SEC in ’96.  He would go on to have a successful career in the NBA, mostly with the Boston Celtics where he would be a three time…
It will take us time, but we here at Notinhalloffame.com are planning to take a look at the greatest players of each major franchise and subsequently how each one of them looks at their respective Halls of Fame/Rings of Honor or Retired Number selection. Saying that one of the most prestigious baseball teams, the Boston Red Sox have announced that they will be retiring the number of former Pitcher, Pedro Martinez, marking the ninth time in franchise history that the team has offered that accolade.  His number 45, will join that of Bobby Doerr (#1), Joe Cronin (#4), Johnny Pesky…
I don’t about the rest of you but I was really beginning to think that the chances of Pete Rose entering the Baseball Hall of Fame were increasing.  With a new commissioner in place (Rob Manfred), who was distancing himself from Bud Selig, a major obstacle was removed.  Manfred himself had said that it was something he was open to talk about.   Many of the fellow baseball players who predated Rose and were against him being in the Hall are no longer with us.  Rampant PED use made his gambling sins look tame in comparison.  As we all know, Rose…
It didn’t get a lot of attention, but the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame dismissed over half of what was considered their Early Rock and R&B subcommittee.  What exactly does this mean? Many of the people who understand the early days of rock and roll and R&B will no longer be present and it is possible that those acts who have been snubbed who had the bulk of their career prior to 1980 has just seen their Hall of Fame chances diminish.  It should be expected that many of the acts that had their apex after 1980 who have…
As he announced earlier in the year, Shawn Marion followed through on his retirement plans following the Cleveland Cavaliers loss in the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors.  Marion, who is 37, is coming off career lows in the NBA, but did have a productive sixteen year career in the Association.  Marion was drafted ninth overall by the Phoenix Suns in 1999 out of UNLV and was instantly dubbed the “Matrix”.  The versatile forward would have his best seasons with Phoenix, going to four All Star Games and being named to the All NBA Third Team twice.  Following a…
Amongst the congratulations of the Chicago Blackhawks a special one from here at Notinhalloffame.com goes to Kimmo Timonen, a Finnish born defender who is retiring as a Stanley Cup Champion. Debuting with the Nashville Predators in 1998, Timonen would steadily improve his play and would become an average half a point per game scorer and make his first All Star Game in 2004.  His best season, his final one with the Preds, saw him reach fifth place in Norris Trophy voting.  Timonen would be traded to the Flyers and still maintain a solid two way attack and would make his…
Regular visitors to Notinhalloffame.com know all about our Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame and the first class.  We here at Notinhalloffame.com are pleased to announce the 15 Finalists based on your online votes for the Fictitious Rock and Roll and Roll Hall of Fame. Your 15 Finalists are:  Alvin & The Chipmunks (From multiple TV Shows and Movies) The anthropomorphic chipmunks have been around for decades and actually went to number one on the Billboard charts twice and have been in the top five in voting in both previous rounds. The Archies (The Archie Show) Who doesn’t know Sugar Sugar? …

RIP: Dusty Rhodes

It is a sad day in the world of professional wrestling as it was announced by the WWE that Hall of Famer and former multi time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes, passed away today at the age of 69.  Rhodes was still employed with the WWE at the time of his passing assisting with the younger talents in the developmental system and he had made multiple appearances on Monday Night Raw over the past few years.  Rhodes first gained prominence as one half of the Texas Outlaws with Dick Murdoch, where they would become one of…
Damn we love new Halls of Fame…perhaps that is why we created two of our own! As such, it is news to us that the World Video Game Hall of Fame, which is based in Rochester, New York has announced their first full Hall of Fame class. The first group of inductees are: Doom Pong Pac-Man Super Mario Brothers Tetris World of Warcraft For what it is worth, here are the unsuccessful candidates for this year’s class: Angry Birds FIFA Minecraft Pokemon Sonic the Hedgehog Space Invaders The Legend of Zelda The Oregon Trail The Sims We here at Notinhalloffame.com…