Not in Hall of Fame News

One of our favorite days of the year has come as the Hockey Hall of Fame has announced their Class of 2019 but we have to say that this is one of the strangest Hall of Fame classes ever. This is a six-person class consisting of the greatest female player of all-time, two former NHL players who were not considered to be the best of the group, a former Czech player that most people never heard, an executive and a U.S. College Coach. The members of the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2019 are: Hayley Wickenheiser:  Wickenheiser is this year’s headliner…
The University of Indiana Athletic Hall of Fame has announced six new names who will be inducted into their institution. The Class of 2019 is: Eric Anderson, Men’s Basketball (1989-92):  Playing at Power Forward, Anderson was a Hoosier for 131 Games, and would score 1,715 Points and 826 Rebounds. Kay Burrus, Field Hockey & Women’s Basketball Coach (1962-76):  Burrus pulled double duty coaching both field hockey and women’s basketball for Indiana for over a decade. Chris Gartner, Football(1970-72):  Gartner would be the Hoosiers’ Place Kicker for three years. Jeff Overton, Men’s Golf (2002-05):  Currently on the PGA Tour, Overton would help Indiana win the…
The Poker Hall of Fame has announced their 10 Finalists for the Class of 2019. The 10 Finalists are: Chris Bjornin: From Sweden, Bjornin has earned $5.7 million on the tour winning two WSOP Gold Bracelets.  He is eighth all-time on the cash list and is second all-time among Swedish born players.  Bjornin has none WSOP Main Event cash-ins. David Chiu: From China, David Chu is a five-time WSOP Gold Bracelet winner.  He has made $8 million over his career, which began in 1996. Eli Elezra: From Israel, Elezra has won over $3.7 million on the tour and four WSOP Gold Medal Bracelets.…
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 yesterday the Vancouver Canucks have announced that they will be installing Alex Burrows into their Ring of Honour next season. This announcement comes at the same time that the team announced that the Sedin Twins will have their numbers retired.  The Canucks have a secondary accolade where they don’t retire numbers but…
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 yesterday the Vancouver Canucks have announced that they will be retiring the numbers of both the Sedin (Daniel & Henrik) in February. The Sedins were drafted 2nd(Daniel) and 3rd(Henrik) respectively in the 1999 Draft and the twins would play all 17 of his seasons with the Canucks and it when it…
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 Texas Rangers will be retiring the number 10 of Michael Young. Debuting for Texas in 2000 and playing there for 12 seasons, Young would become one of the most successful hitters in franchise history.  The infielder would have six 200 Hit Seasons with two of those years being good enough to lead…
We have another retirement to look at as Quarterback, Josh McCown, has announced that his 17-year career is over. Drafted from the 3rdRound in 2002 out of Sam Houston St by the Arizona Cardinals, McCown was predominantly a backup but was a starter with Arizona (2004), Oakland (2007), Tampa Bay (2014) and the New York Jets (2017) and he would also play for Detroit, Chicago and Cleveland. When it was all said and done, McCown retired with 17,707 Passing Yards with 98 Touchdown Passes.   While we don’t think that he will receive any consideration for the Pro Football Hall…
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 yesterday the Minnesota Twins retired the number 7 of Joe Mauer. Mauer was the number one pick in 2001 and he would make the Twins roster in 2004 where he would play until his retirement in 2018. Spending the first half of his career as a Catcher and the second half…

RIP: Pat Bowlen

It is a very sad day in Denver and the world of Football at large as Pat Bowlen, the owner of the Denver Broncos passed away at the age of 75 after a long bout with Alzheimer’s.  He was 75 years old. Bowlen purchased the team in 1984 and under his ownership the team went from mediocre to one of the flagships of the National Football League.  The Broncos went to seven Super Bowls winning three of them and he would become the first owner to see his team win 300 Games under his/her/their first 30 years of ownership.  He would be elected…
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 Tennessee Titans will be retiring the numbers of both Eddie George and Steve McNair. Eddie George was drafted 14thOverall in 1996, which would be the final season the organization was in Houston.  George rushed for 1,368 Yards as a rookie and in the next three seasons he would not fall below…