Not in Hall of Fame News https://www.notinhalloffame.com Wed, 27 May 2020 01:57:50 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb RIP: Eddie Sutton https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11473-rip-eddie-sutton https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11473-rip-eddie-sutton RIP: Eddie Sutton
A few days following the passing of Jerry Sloan, another Hall of Fame Coach passed away. Eddie Sutton, one of the most successful college coaches died at the age of 84. A Head Coach at Division I for nearly four decades, Sutton took four different schools to the NCAA tournament.  As a player, Sutton played at Oklahoma State (1955-58), and following his playing days, transitioned into a role as an Assistant Coach for one year.  This would be Sutton’s only season as a subordinate, as he took over the reins at Tulsa Central High (1959-66).  Sutton’s teams were very good, and it garnered him a resume to take to the next level.  Sutton took over at Southern Idaho (1966-69), again doing well with an 84-14 record.  That would be the end of his JuCo career, as Division I came calling. Creighton University signed Sutton to take over in 1969, and he took the Blue Jays to the NCAA Tournament in 1974.  With Creighton, he had an overall record of 82-50, a nice record for a good school but he landed a higher-profile role with Arkansas of the Southwest Conference. He ran the Razorbacks program from 1974 to 1985, where Sutton would take them to the Tournament the last nine seasons.  With Arkansas, he was the Coach of the Year (1978), four-time SWC Coach of the Year, and in 1978, he brought the Razorbacks to the Final Four.   Following Arkansas, Sutton took over the program at Kentucky, where he did well, winning his second AP College Coach of the Year (1986), but his end there ended in a booster scandal, forcing him to resign.  Sutton may have left the program in disgrace, but he would rebound two years later, as he went back to his alma mater, Oklahoma State in 1990. Sutton’s tenure at Oklahoma State was the longest of his coaching career (1990-2006) and he was a three-time conference Coach of the Year.  The Cowboys would be the fourth team he brought to the dance, and Oklahoma State went to the Final Four twice under Sutton’s guidance.  He resigned in 2006, and came out of retirement briefly to coach the University of San Francisco on an interim basis for one year before he retired for good. Sutton was inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011 and he was chosen this year for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.  Sadly, that induction will now be posthumous.  He had an overall coaching record…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sun, 24 May 2020 11:42:05 +0000
The St. Louis Cardinals induct Bill White, Tom Herr and John Tudor to their HOF https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11472-the-st-louis-cardinals-induct-bill-white-tom-herr-and-john-tudor-to-their-hof https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11472-the-st-louis-cardinals-induct-bill-white-tom-herr-and-john-tudor-to-their-hof The St. Louis Cardinals induct Bill White, Tom Herr and John Tudor to their HOF
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, coaches and executives.  Eventually, we plan to do that for the major colleges in the NCAA.  As such, it is news to us that the St. Louis Cardinals has announced that Tom Herr, John Tudor and Bill White were chosen for their franchise Hall of Fame. Herr and Tudor were elected via the fan vote.  They beat out Keith Hernandez, Edgar Renteria, Steve Carlton, Lee Smith and Matt Morris to earn this honor.  White entered by the Red Ribbon Panel, which was created for players from an earlier era. Tom Herr, Second Base (1979-88).  Herr was a member of the Cardinals 1982 World Series Championship Team, and he collected 1,021 for the franchise.  His best season was in 1985, where he was an All-Star, was fifth in MVP voting and batted .303 with 110 Runs Batted In.  While he was never a Gold Glove winner, he was a good fielder and had a Defensive bWAR of 4.0 for St. Louis. John Tudor, Pitcher (1985-88 & 1990).  After the 1984 season, John Tudor was traded from the Pittsburgh Pirates to St. Louis, and the southpaw proceeded to have the best season of his career.  Tudor finished second in Cy Young voting after going 21-8 with a 1.93 ERA and a National League leading 0.938 WHIP.  Tudor was a huge reason that the Cardinals won the Pennant, and Tudor won his first two starts, losing the third against Kansas City.  Tudor had a 62-26 record for the Redbirds. Bill White, First Base (1959-65 & 1969).  An All-Star in five of his years in St. Louis, White was a member of 1964 World Series Championship Teams.  Playing at First Base, White was considered one of the best defensive players at that position, and he won six of his seven Gold Gloves as a Cardinal.  White had two top-ten MVP finishes and as a Cardinal had 1,241 Hits, 140 Home Runs and a .298 Batting Average. The Cardinals Hall of Fame came into existence in 2014, and has quickly become one of the best franchise-run Halls of Fame. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to the impending members of the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sun, 24 May 2020 10:30:41 +0000
RIP: Jerry Sloan https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11471-rip-jerry-sloan https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11471-rip-jerry-sloan RIP: Jerry Sloan
It is a sad day in the Basketball world as long time Hall of Fame Coach, Jerry Sloan, passed away today at the age of 78.  He passed away from Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson Disease. Playing his college ball at Evansville, Sloan was a two-time NBA All-Star and four-time First Team Defensive player, with a career spent mostly in Chicago.  Sloan would later be their Assistant Coach, and was promoted to their Head Coach.  Sloan had a losing record in Chicago, and he was let go after three years, but there was a lot of talent in his mind, and the Utah Jazz hired him as a scout.  Sloan ascended to Assistant Coach and in 1988, he became their Head Coach.   Under Sloan, Utah became one of the best teams in the Western Conference and he would run the team until 2011.  Under his guidance, Sloan took the Jazz to six Division Titles, two Conference Championships and ten 50-Win seasons. Sloan was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009 as a Coach.  His number 4 was retired by the Bulls, and the Jazz retired the number 1,223 in honor of his number of wins while coaching Utah. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends and family of Jerry Sloan.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Fri, 22 May 2020 11:34:42 +0000
Martha Hart discusses Owen Hart and the WWE HOF https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11461-martha-hart-discusses-owen-hart-and-the-wwe-hof https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11461-martha-hart-discusses-owen-hart-and-the-wwe-hof Martha Hart discusses Owen Hart and the WWE HOF
With Vice’s Dark Side of the Ring episode on the death of Owen Hart set to premiere tomorrow, Owen’s widow, Martha has been doing her media rounds. In an excellent interview with CBS Sports, she was asked about the possibility of Owen entering the WWE Hall of Fame, a hope that many WWE fans have been clamoring for.  She had this to say: “There's always been this talk that, 'Oh, we want to put Owen in the Hall of Fame. "Their Hall of Fame? They don't even have a Hallway of Fame. It doesn't exist. There's nothing. It's a fake entity. There's nothing real or tangible. It's just an event they have to make money. They put it on TV and have a celebration, and it's just so ridiculous. I would never even entertain it. It's garbage.” Hart is correct in that there is no physical building, and there are no plans at present to create one.  There are no set criteria for entry, and it is largely believed that Hall of Fame induction is based on the whims of their owner, Vince McMahon.  Her opinion is not hers alone, as wrestlers such as Scott Steiner has echoed similar sentiment. Most WWE wrestlers past and present are open about their desire to be inducted, and it was not that long ago that Mick Foley lobbied hard for Vader to be enshrined before he passed away.  In his impassioned plea, he mentioned how much Vader himself wanted it to happen.  Mark Henry openly pleaded for Martha to allow it to happen, and Owen’s older brother Bret also believes he should be inducted. Owen is currently ranked #7 on our Notinhalloffame WWE List, and when we first put up the list we knew Owen was not likely to ever get in. That seems like an impossibility now.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 18 May 2020 18:50:47 +0000
Kevin Randleman to the UFC Hall of Fame https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11458-kevin-randleman-to-the-ufc-hall-of-fame https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11458-kevin-randleman-to-the-ufc-hall-of-fame Kevin Randleman to the UFC Hall of Fame
Tonight, during the UFC on ESPN 8 broadcast it was announced that Kevin Randleman will be entering the UFC Hall of Fame in the Pioneer Wing. Randleman was a two-time NCAA Wrestling Champion in the 177-pound weight class and the former Ohio State Buckeye, and he would have his first professional fight in 1996.  Three years later, Randleman won the vacant Heavyweight Title at UFC 23, and had one successful defense before losing it to Randy Couture.  Following his run in UFC, he would compete in Pride with notable matches against Quinton Jackson and Mirko Cro Cop.  He last competed in 2011, and retired with a 17-16 record. Randleman died in 2016 at the age of 44 after suffering a heart attack. He becomes the 17thmember of the Pioneer Wing, which consists of fighters who turned professional before November 17, 2000. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the family of Kevin Randleman at this time.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sat, 16 May 2020 23:14:49 +0000
The University of Pittsburgh announces their 2020 HOF Class https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11451-the-university-of-pittsburgh-announces-their-2020-hof-class https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11451-the-university-of-pittsburgh-announces-their-2020-hof-class The University of Pittsburgh announces their 2020 HOF Class
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, coaches and executives.  Eventually, we plan to do that for the major colleges in the NCAA.  As such, it is news to us that the University of Pittsburgh has announced thirteen members of their Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2020. The thirteen new members are: Jennifer Bruce, Women’s Basketball(1981-85).  With 2,295 Points, Bruce is second all-time in points scored for Pittsburgh, and her 20.5 Points per Game is still good enough to be tied as the best for the institution.  Bruce was a three-time First Team All-Big East player and was the Big East Co-Player of the Year in 1984. Donna DeMarino Sanft, Women’s Gymnastics (1970-74) Women’s Gymnastics Coach (1974-86), Administrator (1986-2014).  A three-time MVP as a gymnast, Sanft would take over as their Head Coach.  Over the 12 years she ran the program, Sanft had a meet record of 86-5701 and was twice named the Eastern Collegiate Coach of the Year.  Following her tenure as a coach, she worked as an administrator at Pitt for 28 years.   Chantee Earl, Women’s Track and Field (1996-00).  Earl won the 800-Meter at the 2000 NCAA Indoor Championship and was second in that discipline in that year’s Outdoor Championship. Earl was a six-time All-American, and had seven Big East Titles. Craig “Ironhead” Heyward, Football(1984-87). Heyward rushed for 1,791 Yards as a senior and was named a Consensus All-American, while also finishing fifth in Heisman Trophy voting. Heyward would later plat 11 years in the National Football League, and was a Pro Bowl Selection in 1995. Brandin Knight, Men’s Basketball(1999-2003).  A two-time All-American, Knight took the Panthers to two consecutive Big East Regular Titles (2002 & 2003), with a Sweet 16 appearance in both years.  Knight is still the school record holder for Assists (785), Assists per Game (6.2) and Steals (298).  In 2009, his number 20 was retired by the school. Ann Marie Lucanie, Women’s Volleyball(1990-93). Lucanie’s 1,815 career kills still ranks as second all-time at Pitt and she was a three-time Big East Player of the Year.  Over her time as a Panther, her school had an overall record of 101-39 and took her school to four Big East regular season titles and four Big East Tournaments.   Ken Macha, Baseball(1968-72). Macha had a great 1971 season where he…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 13 May 2020 16:24:24 +0000
Richard Seymour enters the New England Patriots HOF https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11450-richard-seymour-enters-the-new-england-patriots-hof https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11450-richard-seymour-enters-the-new-england-patriots-hof Richard Seymour enters the New England Patriots HOF
Richard Seymour was inducted into the New England Patriots Hall of Fame today, beating out Mike Vrabel and Bill Parcells in an online vote. Seymour arrived in New England when the Patriots used their number 6 pick of the 2001 Draft to select the All-American from Georgia, and he became a starting Defensive End as a rookie.  Seymour helped the Pats win their first Super Bowl that year, and he was named to the Pro Bowl the following season.  Seymour became one of the leaders of the defense, and was a key component of New England’s second and third Super Bowl win.  Individually, he went to four additional Pro Bowls and had a three-year streak of First Team All-Pro Selections (2003-05).   His run with New England ended when he was traded to the Oakland Raiders before the 2009 season.   Statistically, Seymour recorded 39/0 Sacks with 359 Combined Tackles for New England. Seymour becomes the Patriots Hall of Fame 30thinductee.  The date and time for the induction ceremony is pending. Seymour has been a Pro Football Hall of Fame Finalist the last two years. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Richard Seymour for earning this prestigious honor, and openly wonder if this opens the door a little wider for Canton.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 11 May 2020 16:18:36 +0000
Georges St. Pierre named to the UFC Hall of Fame https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11449-georges-st-pierre-named-to-the-ufc-hall-of-fame https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11449-georges-st-pierre-named-to-the-ufc-hall-of-fame Georges St. Pierre named to the UFC Hall of Fame
During last night’s UFC 249 broadcast, it was announced that Georges St. Pierre will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame Class of 2020. St. Pierre will enter the Hall via the Modern Wing, which is reserved for fighters who meet the following criteria: They turned pro after November 17, 2000 They are at least 35 They have been retired for more than a year. From Montreal, St. Pierre made his UFC debut at UFC 46 by defeating Karo Parisyan, and months later he fought Matt Hughes at UFC 50 for the vacant Welterweight Championship.  St. Pierre lost, but he went on anther win streak, earning another shot at Hughes and the Welterweight belt.  This time, at UFC 65, He beat Hughes by TKO, and won the Knockout of the Night.  This reign would be short lived as he lost his title in his first defense at UFC 69 to Matt Serra.  St. Pierre would never lose again. St. Pierre beat Hughes again for the Interim Welterweight Title (UFC 79), and he avenged his lost to Serra at UFC 83 to win the Welterweight Title for a second time in a Submission of the Night contest.   Following his win over Serra, he successfully defended his title against Jon Fitch, B.J. Penn, Thiago Alves, Dan Hardy, Josh Koscheck, Jake Shields, Carlos Condit, Nick Diaz and Johny Hendricks.  After the Hendricks fight (2013), St, Pierre retired and vacated the Welterweight Title.   It was long speculated that St. Pierre would come out of retirement, but it would take until UFC 217, nearly four years after his last fight for him to return to the octagon.  St. Pierre was again the victor, defeating Michael Bisping by Technical Submission for the UFC Middleweight Title.  St. Pierre would again retire. St. Pierre retires with a Mixed Martial Arts record of 26-2. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the date of the ceremony, which is usually held during Fight Week in July is not confirmed.   We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Georges St. Pierre for this well-deserved honor.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sun, 10 May 2020 12:33:59 +0000
RIP: Little Richard https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11448-rip-little-richard https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11448-rip-little-richard RIP: Little Richard
The Rock and Roll universe lost one of its architects today as Little Richard passed away.  He was 87 years old. From Macon, Georgia, Little Richard was born Richard Penniman and took to music like a duck to water.  Leaving home at the age of 13, Penniman embraced not just the jump blues and R&B of the day, but also the theatrical components of performing.  He signed a deal with RCA Victor in 1951, and he would carve a place for himself on the R&B world, but in 1955, Richard was about to become one of the first stars of Rock and Roll. Richard released his version of “Tutti Frutti”, and the pounding piano combined with his flamboyant appearance helped set the blueprint for what was rock music.  He would have more hits over the next few years with “Lucille”, “Long Tall Sally” and “Good Golly Miss Molly”.   As popular as he was, Richard’s career abruptly halted, albeit by his own actions.  A dream he had about the end of the world combined with being on a plane whose engine caught on fire led Richard to think that there was a sign from God, and he abandoned rock for gospel.  The hits were over, but the influence he laid across the musicians that followed are still relevant today. Richard was an inaugural member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the family, friends and fans of Little Richard.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sat, 09 May 2020 11:37:14 +0000
The University of Kentucky announces their 2020 HOF Class https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11446-the-university-of-kentucky-announces-their-2020-hof-class https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11446-the-university-of-kentucky-announces-their-2020-hof-class The University of Kentucky announces their 2020 HOF Class
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, coaches and executives.  Eventually, we plan to do that for the major colleges in the NCAA.  As such, it is news to us that the University of Kentucky has announced the nine members of their Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2020. The six new members are: Chanda Bell, Softball (2009-12).  Bell is arguably the best softball player in school history and she took the Wildcats to their first four NCAA Tournament appearances in school history.  She won 68 Games with a 2.55 ERA, and holds the school record of 288 Strikeouts in a season.  Historically speaking, she also threw the first no-hitter and perfect game for Kentucky. Sawyer Carroll, Baseball (2007-08).  Playing at Outfield, Carroll was a Consensus All-American in 2008.  That year he set a school record in Runs Batted In (83), and was a semi-finalist for the Dick Howser Trophy.  Carroll still holds the all-time school record in Batting Average (.386) and On Base Percentage (.483).  He later played seven years in the Minor Leagues.   Ron Mercer, Men’s Basketball (1995-97).  Mercer was a huge part of Kentucky’s NCAA Championship in 1996, and the year after he was an All-American and the SEC Player of the Year.  He scored 1,013 Points for the Wildcats.  Mercer went on to have an eight-year career in the NBA playing for Boston, Denver, Orlando, Chicago, Indiana, San Antonio and New Jersey. A.J. Reed, Baseball (2012-14). In 2014, Reed was the Consensus National Player of the Year when he batted .336 with 23 Home Runs.  When he wasn’t at First Base, he was an excellent Pitcher, going 12-2 with a 2.09 ERA in his award-winning year.  He would later play for the Houston Astros and Chicago White Sox. Danny Trevathan, Football (2008-11).  Trevathan was the first Linebacker in Kentucky history to be named a First Team All-American and was the leading tackler in the SEC as both a junior and Senior. He would later play for the Denver Broncos, winning a Super Bowl, and he is now a Chicago Bear Wayne Turner, Men’s Basketball (1995-99). Turner would play in 151 Games for Kentucky, and helped them reach three Final Fours, and won two NCAA Championships.  He would later briefly play for the Boston Celtics.   The date and location of the ceremony, has yet to be determined.…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 07 May 2020 20:56:00 +0000
RIP: Florian Schneider https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11445-rip-florian-schneider https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11445-rip-florian-schneider RIP: Florian Schneider
One of the most important pioneers of music has passed away from cancer in Florian Schneider, the co-founder of the German group, Kraftwerk. He was 73 Years old. Schneider co-founded Kraftwerk with Ralf Hutter in 1970, and he stayed with the group until 2008.  The German quartet are credited with pushing the boundaries of electronic music, which set sonic blueprints for many genres that followed.   When people heard Kraftwerk for the first time in the 1970s, it was unlike anything they had hear before.  The music was cold and robotic, but it pulled you in a trance-like state. Countless musicians cite Kraftwerk as an influence, and with the exception of James Brown, their music is the most sampled of all-time. Kraftwerk has been nominated multiple times for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and they are currently #1 on our latest Notinhalloffame.com list of those to consider for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends, fans and family of Florian Schneider. Now, let’s all take a trip down the Autobahn one more time.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 06 May 2020 17:11:06 +0000
RIP: Don Shula https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11432-rip-don-shula https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11432-rip-don-shula RIP: Don Shula
It is a very dark day in the football world as it was announced that legendary coach, Don Shula passed away peacefully at his home yesterday. He was 90 years old. Shula played seven seasons in the National Football League (1951-57) at Defensive Back with Cleveland, Baltimore and Washington.  Like many former players, he moved into coaching, first as the Defensive Coordinator for Detroit (1960-62), and then he took over as the Head Coach for Baltimore, where he compiled a 71-23-4 record and took them to Super Bowl III, where they were upset by the New York Jets. The Miami Dolphins coveted Shula, and they signed him as their Head Coach in 1970, a position he held until 1995.  Shula took Miami to three straight Super Bowls, winning Super Bowl VII and Super Bowl VIII.  In the Super Bowl VII season, the Dolphins were undefeated, a record that has yet to be duplicated.  Shula would then helm Miami to two AFC Championships in the 1980s.   The four-time Coach of the Year was named to the 1970s All-Decade Team and the NFL 100thAnniversary Team.  The Pro Football Hall of Fame inducted him in 1997. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends and family of Don Shula.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 04 May 2020 11:11:49 +0000
Our All-Time Top 50 Washington Nationals have been revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11431-our-all-time-top-50-washington-nationals-have-been-revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11431-our-all-time-top-50-washington-nationals-have-been-revised Our All-Time Top 50 Washington Nationals have been revised
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.  That being said, we have existing Top 50 lists out and we always consistently look to update them when we can and based on necessity.  As such, we are very happy to present the fourth revision of our top 50 Washington Nationals of all-time. As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the National League. 3. Playoff accomplishments. 4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. Please note that this is the latest update since the end of the 2018 season, and needless to say, the first since the Nationals won the 2019 World Series. Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player does on that particular team and not what he accomplished elsewhere and also note that we have placed an increased importance on the first two categories, which has altered the rankings considerably. This list is updated up until the end of the 2018-19 Season. The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are: 1. Gary Carter 2. Tim Raines 3. Max Scherzer 4. Andre Dawson 5. Steve Rogers A significant change has taken place in the top five, as Max Scherzer has rocketed up from #9 to #3.  While this may seem incredibly high for a player who has only been with the team for five seasons, it also reflects how we look at how a player performs in individual seasons equally to their overall tenure.  Scherzer has won two Cy Youngs, with the other three years also seeing him finish in the top five in voting.  If this isn’t the best half-decade in franchise history, then what is? There were other significant ranking changes based on 2019.   Stephen Strasburg, the 2019 World Series MVP moves from #11 to #6.  Anthony Rendon, who was third in MVP voting rocketed from #22 to #12. He left the Nationals to join the Angels in the off-season.  There is a debut in Trea Turner, who makes his first appearance at #35. As always, we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sun, 03 May 2020 15:06:54 +0000
The University of Florida announces their 2020 HOF Class https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11401-the-university-of-florida-announces-their-2020-hof-class https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11401-the-university-of-florida-announces-their-2020-hof-class The University of Florida announces their 2020 HOF Class
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, coaches and executives.  Eventually, we plan to do that for the major colleges in the NCAA.  As such, it is news to us that the University of Florida has announced the nine members of their Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2020. The new members are: Andrew DeClercq, Men’s Basketball  (1991-95).  DeClerq was a member of the Florida’s 1994 Final Four Team, and he was selected to the First Team All-SEC squad the following year.  He started 128 Games for the Gators, which is still a school record. DeClercq later played a decade in the NBA with runs in Golden State, Boston, Cleveland and Orlando. Billy Donovan, Men’s Basketball Coach (1996-15).  Donovan led the Gators to back-to-back National Championships in 2006 and 2007, and was in the Final Four in two other years.  Donovan is a six-time SEC Champion and three-time SEC Coach of the Year. Shaune Fraser, Men’s Swinning and Diving (2006-10).  Fraser was a three-time NCAA Champion (200-yard Butterfly in 2009 & 2010 & 200-yard Freestyle in 2009).  Fraser was a seven-time individual SEC Champion and had 27 All-American honors, a school record.  Fraser was also a two-time Olympian, representing the Cayman Islands (2004 & 2008).   Brandon James, Football  (2006-09).  James was a two-time National Championship Game winner with the Gators, and he was named the 2008 Special Teams Player of the Year.  James is the only player in SEC history to have 4,000 combined Return Yards. Miriam Kevkhishvili, Women’s Track & Field (2007-10). Kevkhishvili won five individual NCAA records (Indoor Shot Put 2008-10 & Outdoor Shot Put 2009-10) and helped Florida win the 2009 SECE Outdoor Championships and 2010 SEC Indoor Championships. Hamid Mirzadeh, Men’s Tennis (2001-05).  Mirzadeh was a five-time All-American and helped the Gators win two SEC Titles (2003 & 2005).   Brandon Spikes, Football (2006-09). Spikes helped Florida win two BCS Championships, and he was a two-time All-American.  The Linebacker was a Finalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award (2009), Lombardi Award (2008), and Butkus Award (2008 & 2009).  Spikes would play professionally for seven seasons with the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills. Genna Spofforth, Women’s Swimming and Diving (2006-10). Spofforth led the Gators to an SEC Championship in 2009 and a National Championship in 2010.  She is a seven-time individual NCAA Champion (100-yard Backstroke 2008-10, 200-yard Backstroke 2007-09 & 200-yard Freestyle…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Tue, 28 Apr 2020 13:56:24 +0000
Our All-Time Top 50 Seattle Mariners are now up https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11400-our-all-time-top-50-seattle-mariners-are-now-up https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11400-our-all-time-top-50-seattle-mariners-are-now-up Our All-Time Top 50 Seattle Mariners are now up
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 Seattle Mariners.  Entering the American League as an expansion team in 1977, the Seattle Mariners have had a lot of great players, but despite that, they are the only team to have never appeared in the World Series.   As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2.  Traditional statistics and how they finished in the American League. 3.  Playoff accomplishments. 4.  Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player does on that particular team and not what he accomplished elsewhere and also note that we have placed an increased importance on the first two categories. This list is updated up until the end of the 2019 Season. The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are: 1. Ken Griffey Jr. 2. Edgar Martinez 3. Ichiro Suzuki  4. Felix Hernandez 5. Randy Johnson We will continue our adjustments on our existing lists and will continue developing our new lists.   Look for our All-Time Top 50 Tampa Bay Rays coming next! As always we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Tue, 28 Apr 2020 13:31:49 +0000
James Develin Retires https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11398-james-develin-retires https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11398-james-develin-retires James Develin Retires
We have another significant retirement in the world of the National Football League, although many people outside of the New England fan base might understand why this is the case. James Develin, the New England Patriots’ Fullback has announced his retirement through a post on his Instagram.  He had this to say: “Due to unforeseen complications with the injury that ended my season last year, I have decided it is both in my and my family's best interest to retire from the game of football.  I've always maintained a belief that in the sport, the team is MUCH more important than myself as an individual ... and that belief still rings true, as I have to prioritize my team at home before anything else." The injury that Develin was referring to was in his neck, and it held him to only two games in 2019. Develin was undrafted in Brown in 2010 and after two years on the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad, he was signed by the New England Patriots in 2012.  He was not used as an offensive weapon, but as a blocker for them.  Develin would help the Patriots win three Super Bowls, and was named to the Pro Bowl in 2017. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to wish James Develin the best in his post-playing career.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 27 Apr 2020 16:27:55 +0000
Our All-Time Top 50 Oakland Athletics are now up https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11371-our-all-time-top-50-oakland-athletics-are-now-up https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11371-our-all-time-top-50-oakland-athletics-are-now-up Our All-Time Top 50 Oakland Athletics are now up
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 Oakland Athletics.  The Athletics were a charter member of the American League in 1901 when they were located in Philadelphia. While they played on the East Coast, they were owned and ran by Connie Mack, who had his share of success and failures.  When they were good, they boasted Hall of Fame players like Lefty Grove, Chief Bender and Jimmie Foxx, and they won five World Series Championships (1910, 1911, 1913, 1929 & 1930) in their first half of existence. While they had five more World Series Titles then their National League rivals, the Phillies, they struggled financially, and they relocated to Kansas City.  They were there for 13 unremarkable years, and they then went all the way to West, to Oakland.   With players like Reggie Jackson, Rollie Fingers and Catfish Hunter, they rattled off three consecutive World Series wins (1972-74).  Ownership let their stars go, but by the late 80s, they were back with Mark McGwire, Jose Canseco, Dennis Eckersley and Dave Stewart, and they won three American League Pennants (1988-90), winning the one in the middle.   At present, Oakland follows a Moneyball strategy, and though that tenth World Series has been elusive, they have shown competitiveness despite a low payroll. As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2.  Traditional statistics and how they finished in the American League. 3.  Playoff accomplishments. 4.  Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player does on that particular team and not what he accomplished elsewhere and also note that we have placed an increased importance on the first two categories. This list is updated up until the end of the 2018-19 Season. The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are: 1. Lefty Grove   2. Rickey Henderson   3. Jimmie Foxx   4. Eddie Plank   5. Al Simmons We will continue our adjustments on our existing lists and will continue developing our new lists.   Look for our All-Time Top 50 Seattle Mariners coming next! As always we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sun, 26 Apr 2020 09:17:10 +0000
Susie Maxwell Berning named to the World Golf HOF https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11340-susie-maxwell-berning-named-to-the-world-golf-hof https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11340-susie-maxwell-berning-named-to-the-world-golf-hof Susie Maxwell Berning named to the World Golf HOF
The World Golf Hall of Fame announced what appears to be the final inductee for the Class of 2021 in Susie Maxwell Berning.  She joins Tiger Woods, Tim Finchem and Marion Hollins. Berning went pro in 1964 where she won the LPGA Rookie of the Year, and a year later, she won her first tournament.  Berning won 11 LPGA events in total, including three U.S. Women’s Opens (1968, 1972 & 1973).  This brings the total of inductees to 164. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate all four of the impending members of the 2021 World Golf Hall of Fame.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 23 Apr 2020 09:31:59 +0000
Major Update: Our Notinhalloffame Basketball List has been revised, Paul Pierce now #1 https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11331-major-update-our-notinhalloffame-basketball-list-has-been-revised-paul-pierce-now-1 https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11331-major-update-our-notinhalloffame-basketball-list-has-been-revised-paul-pierce-now-1 Major Update:  Our Notinhalloffame Basketball List has been revised, Paul Pierce now #1
Hall of Fame related lists are at the forefront of what we do. Hell, it is in the name of our site; Notinhalloffame.com! The problem (or actually our perpetual joy) is that we have to continuously revise lists, most of them annually.  With the ones in reference to the main Halls of Fame, we try to tackle the revisions immediately.  With that in mind, we are pleased to have our new Notinhalloffame.com Basketball list of those to consider for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Before we get into it, please note that this list only covers the male candidates.  We may look at doing a separate list for coaches, international, and women, but for now we will remain with this core list. As always, the first thing we do is remove those who were chosen for the incoming class.  This involved the removal of our top three, Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett, all of which were in their first year of eligibility.  We should note that while Rudy Tomjanavich was also chosen for Springfield, he did so as a Coach, and in the Basketball Hall, you can enter multiple times as a Coach and as a Player. The second thing we do is input the new entries who are now eligible and are worthy of being ranked.   The third is look at your comments and votes and alter accordingly. The complete list can be found here, but below are the former players who now comprise our new top ten. Paul Pierce debuts at #1, and is our highest ranked new entry.  Pierce was a ten-time All-Star, and was chosen for four All-NBA Teams (one Second Team and three Third Team).  Pierce was a teammate of this year’s inductee, Kevin Garnett, in Boston, and he was the Finals MVP in their Championship win in 2008.  Chris Bosh moved from #4 to #2.  Bosh was openly upset when he was not included in this list of Finalists for the 2020 Hall of Fame Class, but we suspect this was to hold him back for a class with Pierce. The former Raptor and Heat player, was an 11-time All-Star and won two NBA Championships with Miami. Chris Webber climbs back to #3 from #5.  Webber was the leader of the Michigan’s “Fab Five”, and was the NBA Rookie of the Year. C-Webb was a five-time All-Star, and was once a First Team All-NBA Selection, as well as a three-time Second Team All-NBA Selection.  Webber was at one…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Tue, 21 Apr 2020 11:57:33 +0000
Two New Inductees to the World Golf Hall of Fame Class of 2021 https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11326-two-new-inductees-to-the-world-golf-hall-of-fame-class-of-2021 https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11326-two-new-inductees-to-the-world-golf-hall-of-fame-class-of-2021 Two New Inductees to the World Golf Hall of Fame Class of 2021
A couple of weeks ago, the World Golf Hall of Fame announced that Tiger Woods would be going into their Hall in the Class of 2021.  At the time of that proclamation, he was the only name announced, and we speculated if it would be a solo class.  In the last forty years, if there was any golfer who could be worthy as a sole representative, it is Woods.  The Golf Hall, who relaxed their 50-year-old minimum threshold, to 45 years of age, recently, likely did so that they could induct Woods five years early, so if the entire day was to be a celebration of just Woods, would it have been a surprise? As it turns out, Woods will not be the lone inductee as in the past few days, two other inductees were unveiled. The first was Marion Hollins, who will be entering as a Contributor. Hollins was a pioneer in the women’s game, having won the 1921 U.S. Women’s Amateur Tournament, and the Pebble Beach Women’s Championship seven times.  As good as she was as a player, it paled in comparison to what she did as a golf course designer, where she was truly ground breaking.  Hollins passed away at the age of 51 in 1944, and her achievements have been lost to history, though this induction should help to keep her accomplishments alive. Today, former PGA Tour Commissioner, Tim Finchem, was named as the latest inductee.  Finchem took over in 1994, and held that position until 2016.  Under his reign, the PGA certainly has a higher profile than it did from when he first took over, though his fellow inductee, Woods, certainly had a lot to do with that. It was also announced that a fourth inductee will be announced in the upcoming days. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the newest impending members of the World Golf Hall of Fame.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 20 Apr 2020 14:14:05 +0000
The University of Nebraska announces their 2020 HOF Class https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11304-the-university-of-nebraska-announces-their-2020-hof-class https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11304-the-university-of-nebraska-announces-their-2020-hof-class The University of Nebraska announces their 2020 HOF Class
After weeks of staggered announcements, the University of Nebraska’s Athletic Hall of Fame has finished unveiling the six names who will comprise their Class of 2000. The Class comprises: Amanda Burgoyne, Bowling:  Burgoyne helped Nebraska win the National Title in 2004 and 2005, and in the latter championship, she was named the Most Outstanding Player.  Eric Crouch, Football:  This is a special year for the former Cornhuskers Quarterback, as this year he was also named to the College Football Hall of Fame.  In 2001, Crouch won the Davey O’Brien Award, Walter Camp Award, the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year and the Heisman.  Over his four years at Nebraska, he threw for 4,481 Yards, 29 Touchdowns and rushed for 3,434 Yards and 59 TDs.  Crouch had a 55-9 record as a starting Quarterback. Sam Francis, Football and Men’s Track:  In 1936, Francis was a Consensus First Team All-American and was the runner-up for the Heisman.  Francis would enter the College Football Hall of Fame in 1977.  In terms of Track, he won the NCAA Shotput Title in ’37, and he finished fourth in that discipline in the 1936 Olympics.   Maurtice Ivy, Women’s Basketball:  Ivy was the 1988 Big Eight Player of the Year, and she was the first player to score 2,000 Points in school history.  She would bring the Huskers to their first NCAA Tournament appearance. Jordan Larson, Women’s Volleyball:  Larson’s tenure at Nebraska saw the team go 127-8 winning four Big 12 Conference Titles. The Cornhuskers would to go three Semi-Finals, and was the runner-up in 2005, winning the title in 2006.  Larson was a three-time All0American, and was the 2008 Big 12 Player of the Year. Terry Pettit, Coach:  Pettit led the Cornhuskers to 21 Conference Titles, six NCAA Semi-Finals, and a National Championship in 1995. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the impending members of the Nebraska Athletics Hall of Fame. a
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 16 Apr 2020 15:56:35 +0000
RIP: Howard Finkel https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11303-rip-howard-finkel https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11303-rip-howard-finkel RIP: Howard Finkel
The day after the WWE released or furloughed a significant percentage of their roster due to financial issues stemming from Covid-19, the dark cloud over the largest wrestling organization continues as it was announced that Howard Finkel passed away.  He was 69 years old. Finkel was the first employee of the WWE, when Vince McMahon Sr. hired him in 1975.  Over the years, Finkel has been the ring announcer at Madison Square Gardens, Pay Per Views, and numerous television shows until 2000, when he was replaced by Lillian Garcia.  He remained employed by the WWE in an office role. Finkel would occasionally be involved in in-ring angles, most notably a mini-feud with Harvey Whippleman.  He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2009. Finkel had been in poor health over the last few years, and he had made few public appearances over that time. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends and family of Howard Finkel at this time.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 16 Apr 2020 11:17:23 +0000
RIP: Willie Davis https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11301-rip-willie-davis https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11301-rip-willie-davis RIP: Willie Davis
The Green Bay Packers lost one of its own as former Defensive End, Willie Davis passed away after a long battle with kidney-related problems. He was 85 years old. Playing his college ball at Grambling, Davis was drafted in the 15thRound by the Cleveland Browns, but due to military service, he did not suit up on the gridiron until 1958.  Davis was with the Browns for two years, but he was not a starter there, and he was traded to Green Bay in 1960, which was where he became part of a dynasty. Davis started at Left Defensive End for the Packers throughout the entire 1960s, where he helped them win five NFL Championships and the first two Super Bowls.  Individually, he was chosen for five Pro Bowls and five First Team All-Pro Selections. While Sacks were not official stats, it is believed he had well over 100. Davis was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1981. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends and family of Willie Davis at this time.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 16 Apr 2020 08:11:15 +0000
Steve Pearce Retires https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11300-steve-pearce-retires https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11300-steve-pearce-retires Steve Pearce Retires
While it was widely speculated that this was the case, 2018 World Series MVP, Steve Pearce, announced his retirement last night on WEEI, a radio station in Boston. Pearce debuted in the Majors with Pittsburgh in 2007, and he would have stops in Baltimore, Houston, New York (AL), Baltimore (again), Tampa, Toronto, and finally Boston.  He was never a regular starter, and the most Hits he ever had in a year was 99, which was in 2014 with the Orioles.   Pearce’s defensive versatility and occasional power kept him employed, and in the 2018 World Series, he belted three Home Runs, with right RBIS, and a .333 Batting Average, earning him the MVP. While Pearce has no chance to enter the Baseball Hall of Fame, anyone who has a World Series MVP might have a shot to make the ballot, for which he is eligible in 2025. He would have 572 Hits, 91 Home Runs, and a .254 Batting Average over his career.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Tue, 14 Apr 2020 13:26:16 +0000
RIP: Pete Retzlaff https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11298-rip-pete-retzlaff https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11298-rip-pete-retzlaff RIP: Pete Retzlaff
It was announced yesterday that former Philadelphia Eagles great, Pete Retzlaff, passed away at the age of 88. Retzlaff was drafted in the 22nd Round by the Detroit Lions in 1953, but the product of South Dakota State did not make the team.  After serving in the army for two years, he again tried out in the NFL, making the Eagles roster in 1956. While he was not a receiver in college, he became one with the Eagles.  In 1958, he was named to the Pro Bowl in a year where he led the NFL in Receptions (56). Two years later, he went to his second Pro Bowl, and he helped the Eagles win the NFL Championship.  Retzlaff remained a high-end receiver, and from 1963 to 1965, he again was Pro Bowl bound.  In that last Pro Bowl year, he was a First Team All-Pro and was named the Bert Bell Award winner.  Retzlaff retired after 1966 with 7,412 career Receiving Yards with 47 Touchdowns. Retlzlaff would later be the Eagles Vice President and General Manager, and for a time he was a television analyst.  His number 44 would later be retired by the Eagles.  In our latest ranking of those to consider for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he was ranked #98. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends and family of Pete Retzlaff.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sat, 11 Apr 2020 08:23:11 +0000
RIP: John Prine https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11294-rip-john-prine https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11294-rip-john-prine RIP: John Prine
John Prine passed away due to complications from COVID-19. He was 73 years old. Based in Chicago, Prine was an active musician from 1971, spinning blue collar tales with a country-folk flair.  Prine may not have ever become a superstar in musical terms, but his peers viewed him as one of the greatest songwriters of his generation. For his work, Prine was nominated in 2018 for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends and family of John Prine.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 08 Apr 2020 08:51:14 +0000
We look at the 2010s All-Decade Team, and their PFHOF chances https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11293-we-look-at-the-2010s-all-decade-team-and-their-pfhof-chances https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11293-we-look-at-the-2010s-all-decade-team-and-their-pfhof-chances We look at the 2010s All-Decade Team, and their PFHOF chances
Finally, the NFL 2010s All-Decade Team has been announced, and history has shown that it is a huge catapult to Pro Football Hall of Fame entry.  Initially, we were going to look at the ten players who benefited the most from the selection, but since at some point they will all be referred to anyway, let’s look at them all! Quarterbacks: Tom Brady, New England Patriots: 156 Games, 64.2 Completion Percentage, 43,727 Passing Yards, 316 Touchdown Passes, 80 Interceptions, 99.6 Quarterback Rating, 160 Approximate Value.  2 MVPs, 1 OPOY, 2 First Team All-Pros, 9 Pro Bowls, 3 Super Bowls. A unanimous pick, Brady doesn’t need this accolade for enshrinement, and he already was an All-Decade choice in the 2000s.  He was ranked #1 on our pre-2019 active HOF list, and he is the GOAT. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers: 142 Games, 64.7 Completion Percentage, 38,145 Passing Yards, 305 Touchdown Passes, 63 Interceptions, 103.6 Quarterback Rating, 150 Approximate Value, 2 MVPs, 2 First Team All-Pros, 7 Pro Bowls, 1 Super Bowl.  Rodgers likely eked out Drew Brees, who could have easily gotten this spot, and if anyone is considered a snub for this All-Decade list, it is Brees.  Like Brady and Brees, Rodgers is already Hall of Fame worthy.  He was ranked #5 on our pre-2019 active HOF list. Running Backs:  Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins & Buffalo Bills:  153 Games, 9,786 Rushing Yards, 47 Rushing Touchdowns, 2,065 Receiving Yards, 11 Receiving Touchdowns, 78 Approximate Value, 3 Pro Bowls. This should be a huge line in the resume of Frank Gore for Canton.  While he did go to three Pro Bowls in the first half of the decade, he has never finished in the top five in Rushing Yards or Rushing Touchdowns, and his highest finish in Yards from Scrimmage was fourth.  In that stat, he was only in the top ten three times.  Gore is one of four Running Backs to be named to the All-Decade team, but was he ever considered to be among the best four Running Backs ever? This is the ultimate compiling Running Back, and he could be in Jim Marshall/Clay Matthews territory.  With no sign that he is looking to retire, Gore is currently third all-time in Rushing Yards, 1,379 behind Walter Payton for second. That won’t happen in one season for Gore, but it could in two.  No player benefits more being an All-Decade player than Frank Gore.  He was ranked #18 on…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Tue, 07 Apr 2020 14:25:49 +0000
RIP: Al Kaline https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11292-rip-al-kaline https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11292-rip-al-kaline RIP: Al Kaline
The world of Baseball lost a legend today as it was announced that Al Kaline passed away today at the age of 85.  The cause of death was not disclosed. The Outfielder debuted in 1953 as a teenager, and he would play a total of 22 seasons in the Majors, all of which were with the Detroit Tigers.  Kaline would become a star quickly, going to the All-Star Game in 15 of his seasons, and finishing in the top ten in MVP voting nine times.  His other accolades included winning the 1955 Batting Titles, ten Gold Gloves, and he would help Detroit win the 1968 World Series. He retired after the 1974 season, one Home Run shy of 400. While he could have likely played another season, he had reached the 3,000 Hit mark late that year, finishing with 3,007 total. After his career was over, he remained with the Tigers in some capacity until he died.  He served as their color commentator from 1975 to 2002, and he would be a Special Assistant to the President afterward.  With an over six-decade association with the club, could there be anyone else could possibly be called “Mr. Tiger”? Kaline was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1980, which was his first year of eligibility.   We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends and family of Al Kaline.  
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 06 Apr 2020 19:58:21 +0000
RIP: Bobby Mitchell https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11291-rip-bobby-mitchell https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11291-rip-bobby-mitchell RIP: Bobby Mitchell
Pro Football lost one of its greats as Bobby Mitchell passed away today at the age of 84. A star at the University of Illinois, Mitchell was chosen by the Cleveland Browns with their seventh round pick in 1958.  Mitchell would share the backfield with the legendary Jim Brown, where he would play four seasons, totalling 3,759 Yards from Scrimmage with 32 Touchdowns. In 1962, the Washington Redskins were under pressure from the NFL, as they were not yet integrated, and they would trade for Mitchell. He was moved to Flanker, and he would promptly lead the NFL in Receiving Yards in both 1962 and 1963 with seasons of 1,384 and 1,436 Yards respectively.  Mitchell led the league in Touchdown Receptions in 1964, and would manage to accrue at least 800 Receiving Yards from 1964 to 1967. He retired after the 1968 season after accumulating 14,078 All-Purpose Yards with 88 Touchdowns.  The four-time Pro Bowl Selection would later serve as in the Redskins Front Office for over three decades. Mitchell would enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1983, and he earned three Super Bowl Rings as a Redskins Executive. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends and family of Bobby Mitchell  
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sun, 05 Apr 2020 23:04:54 +0000
Our All-Time Top 50 Chicago Cubs are now up https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11290-our-all-time-top-50-chicago-cubs-are-now-up https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11290-our-all-time-top-50-chicago-cubs-are-now-up Our All-Time Top 50 Chicago Cubs are now up
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 Chicago Cubs.  When it comes to iconic sports teams in North America, few can come close to the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs first came into existence in 1870 as the Chicago White Stockings would join the National League in 1876.  Before 1900, Chicago was one of the most successful teams.  Led by Cap Anson, Chicago would win the National League Pennant in 1876, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1885 & 1886.  They would go through a couple of name changes to the Colts, Orphans and would officially adopt the name of the Cubs in 1903. The Cubs did well in the first decade of the 1900s where with stars like Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, Frank Chance, and Three Finger Brown and would win the World Series in 1907 and 1908.  That would begin the longest championship drought in sports. You know the story.  The alleged curse of the goat.  Steve Bartman.  It would take until 2016 when they would win the World Series again, although they did win the National League Pennant multiple times between them (1910, 1918, 1929, 1932, 1935, 1938 & 1945).  They also had Hall of Famers at that time, like Ernie Banks and Ryne Sandberg. As of this writing, three World Series Championships is not very many for a team that has been around since the beginning, but again, how many organizations are as well-known as the Cubbies! As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2.  Traditional statistics and how they finished in the National League. 3.  Playoff accomplishments. 4.  Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player does on that particular team and not what he accomplished elsewhere and also note that we have placed an increased importance on the first two categories. This list is updated up until the end of the 2018-19 Season. The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are: 1. Cap Anson 2. Ernie Banks 3. Ryne Sandberg 4. Ron Santo 5. Billy Williams We will continue our adjustments on our existing lists and will continue…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sat, 04 Apr 2020 16:23:16 +0000
The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2020 is announced https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11289-the-naismith-basketball-hall-of-fame-class-of-2020-is-announced https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11289-the-naismith-basketball-hall-of-fame-class-of-2020-is-announced The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2020 is announced
On the weekend of what was supposed to be NCAA’s Final Four, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame announced today their Class of 2020. As expected, the triumvirate of Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett have all been selected for Springfield.  They comprised the top three in our most recent Notinhalloffame.com list of those to consider for the Hall. Kobe Bryant tragically passed away along with eight other people (including his daughter, Gianna) in a helicopter crash.  Bryant played his entire pro career with the Los Angeles Lakers, where he would lead the Lake Show to five NBA Championships.  Individually, he would win the 2007-08 MVP, was a 15-time All-Star and was a First Team All-NBA Selection 11 times. Internationally, Bryant won the Olympic Gold Medal twice with the United States (2008 & 2012). Like Bryant, Tim Duncan played his entire career with one team, his being the San Antonio Spurs.  “The Big Fundamental” took the Spurs to five titles, and he was a two-time MVP.  Duncan went to 15 All-Star Games, was a 10-time First Team All-NBA Selection, an eight-time All-Defensive First Team honoree, and was the Rookie of the Year. At Wake Forest, he was also the Consensus National College Player of the Year in 1997. Kevin Garnett did not spend his career with one team, but he is easily the greatest Minnesota Timberwolves player ever.  It was in Minnesota where he won his MVP, but he would later help the Boston Celtics win the NBA Championship in 2008, while also winning the Defensive Player of the Year.  Garnett went to 15 All-Star Games, was a four-time First Team All-NBA Selection, and would be an All-Defensive First Teamer.   Also chosen was Eddie Sutton.  With a career record of 806-326, Sutton went to three Final Fours (one with Arkansas and two with Oklahoma State), and he was a two-time AP College Coach of the Year.  Sutton was inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011. A five-time NBA All-Star, Rudy Tomjonavich was a Head Coach for the Hosuton Rockets from 1992 to 2003.  He took the Rockets to the NBA Championship in 1994 and 1995, and the United States to Olympic Gold in 2000. All five male Finalists got in, as did all three female finalists, which were Tamika Catchings, Kim Mulkey and Barbara Stevens: Tamika Catchings won four Olympic Gold Medals for the United States, and took the Indiana Fever to a WNBA Title in 2012.  Individually in…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sat, 04 Apr 2020 12:16:14 +0000
RIP: Bill Withers https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11286-rip-bill-withers https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11286-rip-bill-withers RIP: Bill Withers
It was announced today that R&B/Soul/Pop legend, Bill Withers died last Monday at the age of 81 due to heart complications. Born in West Virginia, Withers moved to Los Angeles in 1967 seeking a career in music after a nine-year career in the military.  He put out his first album in 1971, which included the hit, “Ain’t No Sunshine”.  Later hits in the 1970s and early 1980s would include “Lean on Me”, “Use Me”, “Lovely Day” and “Just the Two of Us”.  He would win two Grammys and was chosen for the Songwriters Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends, family and fans of Bill Withers.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Fri, 03 Apr 2020 12:38:05 +0000
The Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony postponed to 2021 https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11273-the-songwriters-hall-of-fame-ceremony-postponed-to-2021 https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11273-the-songwriters-hall-of-fame-ceremony-postponed-to-2021 The Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony postponed to 2021
Didn’t we just write this? We did, but The Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced that they will be postponing their induction for the Class of 2020 until 2021, specifically on June 10, 2021 in New York City. The announcement came today from SHOF Chairman, Nile Rodgers. The Class of 2020 comprises Mariah Carey, Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart (The Eurythmics), The Isley Brothers, Steve Miller, Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo (The Neptunes), Rick Nowels, William Stevenson, Paul Williams and Jody Gerson. It is not known at this time whether there will be an additional class in 2021, or whether that will be cancelled in its own right to focus on this group.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Tue, 31 Mar 2020 17:59:25 +0000
The International Boxing Hall of Fame ceremony moved to 2021 https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11247-the-international-boxing-hall-of-fame-ceremony-moved-to-2021 https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11247-the-international-boxing-hall-of-fame-ceremony-moved-to-2021 The International Boxing Hall of Fame ceremony moved to 2021
The International Boxing Hall of Fame has announced that the Hall of Game weekend is officially cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.  It was scheduled for this June.   Rather than simply announce a postponement, they announced that they will be honored at the 2021 induction ceremony.  The official plaques will however be at display at the Hall starting in June. The Class of 2020 is comprised of boxers, Bernard Hopkins, Juan Manuel Marquez, “Sugar” Shane Mosely, Frank Erne, Paddy Ryan, the first female boxing honorees, Barbara Buttrick, Christy Martin, Lucia Rijker.  Promoters Low DiBella, Kathy Duva and Dan Goosen as well as journalists Bernard Fernandez and Thomas Hauser were also part of thte class.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 30 Mar 2020 17:04:16 +0000
Troy Aikman to induct Jimmy Johnson to the PFHOF https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11246-troy-aikman-to-induct-jimmy-johnson-to-the-pfhof https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11246-troy-aikman-to-induct-jimmy-johnson-to-the-pfhof Troy Aikman to induct Jimmy Johnson to the PFHOF
There is always Hall of Fame related news when you look hard enough! With the hope that the Pro Football Hall of Fame Ceremony will go on in August, impending inductee, Jimmy Johnson has given some insight as to his inductor will be. On Twitter, he was asked if Jerry Jones, his former boss and owner of the Dallas Cowboys would induct him.  He responded that the honor will go to Troy Aikman and that Terry Bradshaw will put the jacket on him. While there remains a rift between Johnson and Jones, there is hope that the Hall of Fame induction of Johnson will lead to a place in the Cowboys’ Ring of Honor.  It is worth noting that Tom Landry did not enter the Ring until three years after his Hall of Fame induction. Hopefully we will find more Hall of Fame related news, and of course, we will be looking!
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 30 Mar 2020 12:42:35 +0000
RIP: Jimmy Wynn https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11237-rip-jimmy-wynn https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11237-rip-jimmy-wynn RIP: Jimmy Wynn
It was announced today that former baseball player, Jimmy Wynn, has passed away today.  He was 78 years old. Wynn played 15 seasons in the Majors, with the first 11 spent as a Houston Astro.  Nicknamed the “Toy Cannon” for his slight frame and explosive power, Wynn would blast 291 Home Runs over his career.  While he had a Batting Average of .250, his On Base Percentage was .366, and he led the National League twice in Walks.  Wynn also played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, where in both of his seasons there, he was named to the All-Star Team. In our latest Notinhalloffame rank of those to consider for the Baseball Hall, he was at #87. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of Jimmy Wynn at this time.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 26 Mar 2020 20:19:51 +0000
Creighton announced their Athletic HOF Class of 2020 https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11236-creighton-announced-their-athletic-hof-class-of-2020 https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11236-creighton-announced-their-athletic-hof-class-of-2020 Creighton announced their Athletic HOF Class of 2020
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, coaches and executives.  Eventually, we plan to do that for the major colleges in the NCAA.  As such, it is news to us that Creighton University has announced the three members of their Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2020. The new members are: Kelli Browning, Volleyball (2011-14).  Browning was the first person in her program to be named an All-American in three straight years, and she is first all-time in school history in percentage (.335), block assists (547) and blocks per set (1.42). Mike Tranchilla, Soccer (1999-02). Tranchilla helped the Blue Jays reach four NCAA tournaments, including reaching the 2000 National Championship game.   Pat Venditte, Baseball (2005-08).  Venditte was the Most Outstanding Player of the 2007 MVC Tournament, and he would have a 2.86 ERA with 255 Strikeouts. The date and location of the ceremony, which will be the 53rdannual ceremony, has yet to be determined. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to the impending members of the Creighton Athletic Hall of Fame.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 26 Mar 2020 17:00:55 +0000
Marshall announces their HOF Class of 2020 https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11215-marshall-announces-their-hof-class-of-2020 https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11215-marshall-announces-their-hof-class-of-2020 Marshall announces their HOF Class of 2020
Sports may be in limbo, Hall of Fames may be closed, but Hall of Fame related news continues. The Marshall University Athletic Hall of Fame has announced the newest members who will comprise the 2020 Class. The nine new members are: Karla May, Basketball (1982-86).  May is the all-time leader in Assists (751) and she helped the Thundering Hers win two Southern Conference regular season titles. Albert McClellan, Football (2005-09).  McClellan was the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year and he was also a two-time First Team CUSA Selection.  As a pro football player, he won two Super Bowls, one with the Baltimore Ravens, and one with the New England Patriots. Bill Noe, Swimming (1982-86).  Noe was a three-time All-Southern Conference selection. Sam O’Dell, Golf (1997-00). O’Dell was an Academic First Team All-American, and he set a school freshman record with a 74.3 average. Dave Ramella, Baseball (1976-79).  Ramella played in 136 Games at Third Base for Marshall where he batted .275.  He helped the Herd win the 1978 Southern Conference Team that played in their second NCAA tournament. Jalicia Ross, Volleyball (2004-08).  Ross helped Marhsall win the Conference USA Title in 2005. Kellie Schmitt, Tennis (2005-09).  Schmitt is the all-time school leader in combined singles and doubles wins (236), and she is a three-time Conference Player of the Year (2007-09). Steve Sciullo, Football (1999-02).  Sciullo played at Offensive Line, and in 1999, he helped the Herd finish #10 in the nation and defeat BYU in the Motor City Bowl. Trusty Tallman, Football/Baseball (1916-19 & 1925-28).  Tallman was this year’s legends inductee.  He helped Marshall go undefeated in 1919. The Hall of Fame dinner will take place on September 11, and the new class will be honored at Marshall’s pregame before Pittsburgh. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the newest members of the Marshall Athletic Hall of Fame.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 25 Mar 2020 18:49:10 +0000
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony has been rescheduled for November https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11213-the-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-ceremony-has-been-rescheduled-for-november https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11213-the-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-ceremony-has-been-rescheduled-for-november The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony has been rescheduled for November
Maybe there is a light at the end of the Corona tunnel. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced that the rescheduled 2020 induction ceremony will take place on November 7 at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio.  It is scheduled to be broadcast live on HBO, which will be the first time that the ceremony will not be aired on a multi-month delay. The ceremony was originally scheduled in May, with the inductees being Depeche Mode, the Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, the Notorious B.I.G., T-Rex, Jon Landau and Irving Azoff. We are hoping that this will go through, and we are looking forward to watching it.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Tue, 24 Mar 2020 17:02:39 +0000
Travis Frederick suddenly retires https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11211-travis-frederick-suddenly-retires https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11211-travis-frederick-suddenly-retires Travis Frederick suddenly retires
This really should not shock us anymore, but here we are with a sudden retirement in the NFL, as Dallas Cowboy, Travis Frederick announced on social media that age 29, he is ending his pro football career. Taken with the 31st overall pick in 2013, Frederick came from the University of Wisconsin to start immediately at Center for Dallas. Frederick became the literal centerpiece of what became one of the most dominating offensive linemen in pro football. From 2014 to 2017, he was named to the Pro Bowl, and a First Team All-Pro Selection came his way in 2014. He would be forced to sit out the entire 2018 season when he was diagnosed with Guillane-Barre Syndrome, but he would return in 2019, and earn his fifth and what will now be his final Pro Bowl.   In his social media post, he referenced the disease, as a reason to re-evaluate what was important, thus leading to what is considered to be a shocking retirement. Prior to the 2019 season, Frederick was ranked #60 on our pre-season list of those worthy of Hall of Fame consideration.  Frederick will be Hall of Fame eligible in 2025, but it is unlikely that he will make the cut. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to wish Travis Frederick the best in his post-playing career.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 23 Mar 2020 18:59:36 +0000
RIP: Kenny Rogers https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11208-rip-kenny-rogers https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11208-rip-kenny-rogers RIP: Kenny Rogers
It was announced that Kenny Rogers, passed away last night at the age of 81 due to natural causes. A legend in country music, it took a long time before Rogers achieved stardom.  The native Texan went from a rockabilly group, to a jazz ensemble, to psychedelic, to folk, and after more than a decade plus he found his first real success with the First Edition. The group (later renamed Kenny Rogers and the First Edition) would have a hit with “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town”, which although was not a country song, it had a country flavor to it, and that foreshadowed his future musical direction. Rogers went solo in the mid-70’s, and over the next ten years, he became a superstar with multiple country-pop crossovers like “The Gambler”, “Coward of the County” “Lady” and “Lucille”.  He also had major success with duets with Dolly Parton “Islands in the Stream” and with Sheena Easton “We’ve Got Tonight”. Rogers would also cross over into acting, most notably starring in the 1982 film, Six Pack. He was indicted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the family, friends and fans of Kenny Rogers.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sat, 21 Mar 2020 06:45:52 +0000
The Video Game Hall of Fame announces their Finalists https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11207-the-video-game-hall-of-fame-announces-their-finalists https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11207-the-video-game-hall-of-fame-announces-their-finalists The Video Game Hall of Fame announces their Finalists
Hall of Fame news isn’t over! The World Video Game Hall of Fame has announced the Finalists for their Class of 2020. They are: Bejeweled Centipede Frogger GoldenEye 007 Guitar Hero King’s Quest Minecraft NBA Jam Nokia Snake Super Smash Brothers Melee Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? The World Video Game Hall of Fame is housed at the Strong Museum in Rochester, New York.  It also is the home of the Toy Hall of Fame.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sat, 21 Mar 2020 06:12:17 +0000
Ken Shamrock to the Impact Wrestling HOF https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11204-ken-shamrock-to-the-impact-wrestling-hof https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11204-ken-shamrock-to-the-impact-wrestling-hof Ken Shamrock to the Impact Wrestling HOF
Impact Wrestling announced that Ken Shamrock will be entering their Hall of Fame, which was formerly known as the TNA Wrestling Hall of Fame.  Shamrock is a pioneer in Mixed Martial Arts, and a member of the UFC Hall of Fame.  The former UFC main eventer would become a star in the WWE, where he won the King of the Ring, the Intercontinental and Tag Team Championship.  His influence in bringing an MMA style into professional wrestling is unquestionable. When Impact Wrestling opened in 2002 (as TNA), Shamrock was its first champion.  He is currently employed by Impact, and has been a regular on their programming over the last few months. It is notable that the WWE allowed their footage to be used in the induction package. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Ken Shamrock for earning this honor.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 18 Mar 2020 18:32:56 +0000
Baseball Hall of Fame cancels events in May https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11203-baseball-hall-of-fame-cancels-events-in-may https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11203-baseball-hall-of-fame-cancels-events-in-may Baseball Hall of Fame cancels events in May
Hall of Fame related cancellations just keep on coming.   The Baseball Hall of Fame has announced that all of the events of the Hall of Fame Classic Weekend on may 23 have been cancelled. Those events include the annual legends game, the Night at the Museum program and the BASE Race Charity Run The Hall itself is already closed indefinitely.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 16 Mar 2020 20:10:27 +0000
Ben Watson retiring https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11202-ben-watson-retiring https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11202-ben-watson-retiring Ben Watson retiring
Ben Watson, who last played with the New England Patriots, has announced that he is retiring from the NFL.  This is his second retirement, as he called it a career after the 2018 season before as a member of the New Orleans Saints.  He came out of retirement when he signed with the Pats last year. Drafted with the last pick of the first round in 2004, Watson won a Super Bowl ring as a rookie.  While that would be the only championship hardware he would obtain, Watson enjoyed a long and productive career.  Five times he would have at least 500 Yards, and he would also enjoy runs in Cleveland, New Orleans and Baltimore. Watson retires with 547 Receptions, 6,058 Receiving Yards and 44 Touchdowns. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to wish Ben Watson the best on his post-playing career.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 16 Mar 2020 14:44:14 +0000
Jushin "Thunder" Liger to be inducted to the WWE Hall of Fame https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11201-jushin-thunder-liger-to-be-inducted-to-the-wwe-hall-of-fame https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11201-jushin-thunder-liger-to-be-inducted-to-the-wwe-hall-of-fame Jushin
With all of the Hall of Fame related news being about the physical buildings shutting down, it is nice to talk about something else for a change. In an interview with Tokyo Sports, Jushin “Thunder” Liger said that he will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.  This was confirmed by the WWE later today. Born Keiichi Yamada, Liger made his debut in 1984, and after wrestling around the world, he took on the Liger persona in 1989.  Immediately, he took over the Junior Heavyweight division, and was renowned for his innovative high-flying style. Liger would win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title eleven times, and would also with the unifying J-Crown in 1996.  Tournament wise, he won the Best of the Super Juniors three times. North American fans were treated to Liger in WCW, where he won the Light Heavyweight Title from Brian Pillman. He officially retired from wrestling at this year’s Wrestle Kingdom show at the Tokyo Dome. In the WWE umbrella, Liger only wrestled once.  He beat Tyler Breeze at one of their Takeover shows in 2015. In our last update of the Notinhalloffame WWE list, Liger was ranked 28 of those to consider for the WWE Hall of Fame. We will be revising out list after Wrestlemania (if it happens). We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Liger for obtaining this honor.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 16 Mar 2020 11:45:58 +0000
Halls of Fame closed everywhere https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11199-halls-of-fame-closed-everywhere https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11199-halls-of-fame-closed-everywhere Halls of Fame closed everywhere
As the Coronavirus spreads across the world, the Halls of Fame are closing along with it. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, announced today that it is closed as of today, with a potential reopening planned on March 27. The Pro Football Hall of Fame, located an hour south of the Rock Hall in Akron, will be closed on the 16thof March, and like the Rock Hall, is pegging March 27 as the day that the doors may open again. In Cooperstown New York, the Baseball Hall will close its doors tomorrow indefinitely.   The Country Music Hall in Nashville, Tennessee, closes on the 16thwith the 31stslated as a potential date for patronage to resume. In Toronto, Canada, the Hockey Hall closed today and has a scheduled reopening of April 6. The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts, was already closed for renovations.  It is not scheduled to reopen until May, 1. We here at Notinhalloffame.com, remain open!
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sat, 14 Mar 2020 20:14:07 +0000
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony has been postponed https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11197-the-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-ceremony-has-been-postponed https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11197-the-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-ceremony-has-been-postponed The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony has been postponed
Coronavirus is affecting our little niche in the Hall of Fame world, as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced that this year’s induction ceremony has been postponed indefinitely. There is no date set for a possible rescheduling.   In a statement with Rolling Stone, Rock Hall President had this to say: “We are very disappointed to announce the postponement of this year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Our first concern is to the health and safety of our attendees and artists and we are complying to the direction of the local and state authorities and common sense. We look forward to rescheduling the ceremony and will make that announcement at the earliest convenience.” The virus has caused cancellations of concerts, sports leagues and the shutdown of theme parks.  Wrestlemania is still scheduled next month in Tampa, as is the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony. We expect that to be cancelled soon.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Fri, 13 Mar 2020 14:06:10 +0000
RIP: Del Shofner https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11196-rip-del-shofner https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11196-rip-del-shofner RIP: Del Shofner
It was announced today that Del Shofner passed away in his home.  He was 85 years old. Playing his college ball at Baylor, the Los Angeles Rams chose Shofner with the 11thpick overall in the 1957 Draft.  Shofner was used mostly as a Defensive End as a rookie, but he would play a lot more on the offensive side of the ball afterward.  He would be a First Team All-Pro in both 1958 and 1959 and won the Receiving Yards Title in the former year with 1,097 Yards.   Shofner joined the New York Giants in 1961, and that year, and the two seasons after he was a First Team All-Pro. In all three of those campaigns, he would break the 1,000 Yard mark.  He would go to five Pro Bowls over his career. Shofner retired in 1967 and would accumulate 6,470 Yards with 51 Touchdowns.  He is ranked #78 on our latest list of those to consider for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends and family at this time.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Fri, 13 Mar 2020 12:30:19 +0000
Our All-Time Top 50 Pittsburgh Penguins are now up https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11194-our-all-time-top-50-pittsburgh-penguins-are-now-up https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/11194-our-all-time-top-50-pittsburgh-penguins-are-now-up Our All-Time Top 50 Pittsburgh Penguins are now up
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 Pittsburgh Penguins.  The Pittsburgh Penguins were part of the first wave of expansion in 1967, and they were off to a horrible start.  When they did make the playoffs, they were often bounced early, and fans grew tired. By 1983, the Penguins were close to folding or relocation, but then the words happened:  Mario Lemieux. Lemieux became an instant superstar and a must-watch team.  His existence saved the franchise, and with the addition of Jaromir Jagr and other stars, the Penguins won back-to-back Stanley Cups in 1991 and 1992.  Years later, with the Penguins in financial trouble again, Lemieux would buy the team and save it the organization from the same fate it had years before.  With the top pick in 2005, they chose Sidney Crosby, and with him and later Evgeni Malkin, the Penguins would win the Stanley Cup in 2009, 2016 and 2017. As for all of our top 50 players in hockey we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the NHL. 3. Playoff accomplishments. 4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player does on that particular team and not what he accomplished elsewhere and also note that we have placed an increased importance on the first two categories. This list is updated up until the end of the 2018-19 Season. The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are: 1. Mario Lemieux 2. Sidney Crosby 3. Jaromir Jagr 4. Evgeni Malkin 5. Marc-Andre Fleury We will continue our adjustments on our existing lists and will continue developing our new lists.   Look for our All-Time Top 50 Chicago Cubs coming next! As always we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Fri, 13 Mar 2020 00:21:42 +0000