Not in Hall of Fame News

We here at Notinhalloffame.com are always looking to add new sections to our website.  Last month, we uploaded our top 100 active NFL players and how their Hall of Fame resumes stack up.   We are doing the exact same thing with the NBA. As opposed to 100 like we did in Football, we are going with only 50 in Basketball.   We liked the idea that we used in Football with a modern “Modern Positional Average”, so we are doing something similar here.  With advanced analytics, we decided that we don’t have to isolate based on position so they are all on one…
We love this day! One of our pet projects, The Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame is announcing the Finalists for the Class of 2019. This will be the 6thfull class, and it is all based on your online votes. As in past years, we have a Preliminary Group, which is pared down to Semi-Finalists. After four months of your voting, here are the results: The Fictitious Athlete Finalistsare: Al Bundy:Married With Children (Football star at Polk High in Chicago, IL).  Every year that we have been doing this, Al Bundy had reached the Finals.  In two occasions, he finished fourth in voting, just…
We have what we like to consider a distinct “Holiday Season” at Notinhalloffame.com.  Today is the start, our “Thanksgiving” of sorts, as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has made their announcement as to their Finalists for the Class of 2020. This is the first year that the Rock Hall is under new guidance (sort of) as Jann Wenner, the co-founder of the institution is set to step down officially on January 1.  The new Chairman, John Sykes, has been doing the press junket, and this will be the first induction under his watch; although the induction process won’t be.  …
Days after Brian McCann announced his retirement from Major League Baseball, we have another former World Series Champion who has announced that he is hanging up the cleats. David Freese announced on Twitter today that he will be retiring from Baseball after an 11-year career.   Freese was drafted by the San Diego Padres in 2006 and was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals, the team he would debut for in 2008.  The Third Basemen will always be remembered for his 2011 post-season, where he won the NLCS and the World Series MVP and collected a record 21 RBIs.  He would make…
The American Hockey League Hall of Fame announced the four new members of their Hall of Fame, which will comprise the Class of 2020. The new members are: Robbie Ftorek:  Ftorek debuted on the pro level with the Virginia Wings where he played two years (1972-73 & 1973-74) and scored 125 Points.  Late in his career, he played 18 Games for the New Haven Nighthawks for 18 Games, but would take over as their Head Coach for three years. Je would later lead the Albany River Rats to a Calder Cup win in 1995.  Ftorek is 11thall-time in wins by a coach in the…
In the aftermath of the Atlanta Braves 13-1 loss and elimination in Game 5 of the National League Division Series to the St. Louis Cardinals, Braves Catcher, Brian McCann has announced that he is retiring after 15 seasons in the Majors. McCann was drafted by Atlanta in the 2nd Round of the 2002 Amateur Draft and he would crack the Braves roster in 2005.  He would be named the everyday Catcher going into the 2006 season and over the next six years he was considered one of the top catchers in the National League. McCann would begin a six-year run of All-Star…

RIP: Ginger Baker

The world of Rock and Roll suffered a huge loss today as the legendary drummer, Ginger Baker, passed away at the age of 80.  He had been battling heart issues for years. Considered by many to be one of rock music’s early star drummers, Baker was born in South London, and while much of his skills were self-taught, he did practice under British Jazz star, Phil Seamen.  He would get his first taste of fame when he was a member of the Graham Bond Organisation, a British Jazz/R&B group.  It was there where he would first collaborate with Jack Bruce, the bass player…
Now we get into the second group of bands eligible for the Rock Hall, artists that have a sliver of a shot of getting in. Remember, this list is not how much I like these bands (or Supergrass would be much higher) but rather how likely I think they are to get in the Hall.And as always, if I ranked your favorite band too low, it is entirely personal. You know what you did. Paul Oakenfold Hometown:Mile End, London, EnglandDate started:1980Eligible Based on:Debut Recording The Goa Mix (1994)Top Selling Record:Bunkka (2002)Top Hits:Faster Kill Pussycat (#4 Dance Charts, 2006) Underrated Track: Ready, Steady, Go…
The International Boxing Hall of Fame has announced their ballot for the Class of 2020.  It is a particularly loaded ballot, as the Hall has reduced their wait time to three years. The full ballot of the Modern Candidates was not released, but they did announce the 12 new eligible former boxers who have been named to the ballot: They are: Jorge Arce:  64-8-2-1 49 KO, Mexico.  Former WBO-NABO, WBO, WBC, Lineal Light Flyweight, WBC, WBO Super Flyweight and WBO Bantamweight Champion. Timothy Bradley Jr.:  33-2-1-1 13 KO, U.S.A.  Former WBC, WBO Light Welterweight and WBO Welterweight Champion. Vuyani Bungu:  39-5, 19 KO, South Africa.  Former IBF…
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s incoming chairman, John Sykes, has stated that he intends to see the 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony live on HBO. This came from an interview that Sykes did with the L.A. Times.  In the piece, he also said that he was looking for the Rock Hall to have more a presence in Los Angeles, and he also promised to connect more with young people. Sykes was a former executive at MTV and VH1 and he will officially take over on January 1 from Jann Wenner.  We hope that this comes to…