Not in Hall of Fame News

During this crazy time of NBA free agency, we have a basketball related announcement ourselves: Our Notinhalloffame Basketball List has been revised to reflect the recent inductees and those now eligible. What exactly did we do? First, we took off those who were chosen for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the 2022 Class. Second, we add those who are now eligible for the 2023 Class. Third, we incorporate the comments and votes on those on the list, and alter accordingly. Makes sense? Let’s go! Here is the new top ten on the Notinhalloffame.com list of those…
It is a huge day for us at Notinhalloffame.com, as the Hockey Hall of Fame has announced the Class of 2022. It is especially welcoming, as the Hockey Hall elected to select nobody last year, due to the inability to have a proper ceremony due to COVID-19. Let’s get right to it! As we expected, the Sedin twins, Daniel and Henrik have been chosen for the Hockey Hall of Fame.  From Sweden, and playing the entirety of their career with the Vancouver Canucks, both brothers may not have won a Stanley Cup, but they did not conclude their career with empty trophy cases.…
Pro Football lost a legend today. Former San Francisco 49ers Halfback, Hugh McElhenny, passed away today at the age of 93 from natural causes. A First Round Pick from Washington, McElhenny and he was the starting Right Halfback as a rookie.  That season, and the one after, were First Team All-Pro and Pro Bowl worthy, and as he was also used as a returner, he led the NFL in All-Purpose Yards (1,731).  While McElhenny's rookie season was not duplicated, he had two other 1,400 APY years with San Francisco, and was a Pro Bowler on three different occasions, giving him five in…
This is what we said three years ago “Hmmmm. This is not the first word that we would normally use in an article in regards to an NFL retirement but we are not positive that this one will stick. New England Patriots Tight End Rob Gronkowski has announced that he is walking away from football after a nine-year career where he was one of the most popular players in the game.” We were right as Gronkowski returned a year later to join his long-time friend and Quarterback, Tom Brady in Tampa Bay, where they continued to make history.   Drafted in…
Endorsements mean a lot, especially when it comes from a Hall of Famer. Brian Urlacher, who played his entire NFL career with the Chicago Bears and entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame on his first try in 2018, believes that he should be joined by another Linebacker, Zach Thomas. He had this to say on the Pat McAfee Show, regarding Thomas. “I’m going to give you one guy – Zach Thomas.  How the fuck is Zach Thomas not in the Hall of Fame? Put his stats up with mine Ray [Lewis], any other linebacker who’s even close to the Hall of…
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.  As such, it is news to us that Ryan Miller will be inducted into the Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame and that his number 30 will also be retired during the 2022-23 season. The Michigan-born Goalie played the first eleven seasons of his NHL career with the Sabres where he won the 2010 Vezina Trophy.  With an overall Sabres…
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.  As such, it is news to us that there will be two new members inducted into the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame in 2022. Former Saints, Fred McAfee and Devery Henderson have been chosen, along with Longtime Assistant Athletic Trainer, Kevin Mangum, who will receive the Joe Gemelli “Fleur de Lis” award for his contributions to the…
When the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame makes their annual announcement as to who was chosen for their institution, it is instantly our biggest news of the year.  It also puts us to work as we have to revise (our now) 600 deep) list of those to consider for the Rock Hall. While the process takes a long time, the methodology behind it is very simple: Remove the artists who were inducted. Add the relevant acts who we think should make the list. Alter rankings based on your votes and comments. Easy enough, right? Let’s look at the new top…
Buckle up, buckaroo. There is a lot to take in here as the College Football Hall of Fame has announced their Finalists for the Class of 2023 Before we look at the list and the MANY people who have been nominated, let’s first look at how one becomes eligible.  1. The player in question must have been named a First Team All-American.  2. The player must have last played ten years ago.  3. The player’s outside record as a citizen is considered.  4. Players must have played their last year of college football at least 50 years ago.  5. A…
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.  As such, it is news to us that there will be three new members inducted into the New York Jets Ring of Honor in 2022. The team announced that Derrell Revis, Nick Mangold and D’Brickashaw Ferguson will be inducted this upcoming season. Revis is arguably the biggest name of the three.  Playing at Cornerback, Revis was taken in the First…