Not in Hall of Fame News

You know that we love our Halls of Fame here…it is kind of in the name! As such, it is interesting to us that the Senior Bowl Hall of Fame has announced five new members to their institution.  The Hall is designed to pay tribute to former players who have made lasting contributions to the game of football.  The first Class occurred in 1988. The five inductees are: Patrick Surtain: Surtain went in the 2ndRound (44thOverall) in the 1998 Draft after being the Conference USA Player of the Year.  The Cornerback played 11 seasons, seven with Miami, where he was a three-time Pro…
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 our pre-2021 revision of our top 50 Buffalo Bills of all-time. As for all of our top 50 players in football we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2.  Traditional statistics and how they finished in the NFL.  3. Playoff accomplishments.…

RIP: DMX

A sad day in the world of Rap Music has occurred as Earl Simmons, known professionally as DMX, has passed away at the age of 50.  DMX had a heart attack last week, and had been on life support for many days. Known for his gruff voice and gritty lyrics, DMX took over as the top rapper in the late 90s and early 00s following the passing of Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G.  DMX had five number one albums, and while he looked tough and sounded profane, he was incredibly relatable and complex. DMX also branched out into the acting, most…
We can’t tell you how much we love this. The Cincinnati Bengals have announced the creation of the Bengals Ring of Honor, which will have four names in their inaugural class, two of which, they have already named.  Those two are Paul Brown and Anthony Munoz. Brown, who built the Cleveland Browns decades earlier and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1967, became the inaugural Head Coach of the Bengals in 1968.  Serving in that capacity until 1975, Brown brought Cincinnati to the playoffs in 1970, the earliest at that time that an expansion team made the playoffs.…
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 Detroit Wings.  An Original Six franchise, the Detroit Red Wings have been a “streaky” team as they have had periods of either feast or famine. Beginning in 1926 as the Cougars, the team was renamed the Falcons before adopting the Red Wings moniker in 1932.  Detroit would win two Stanley Cups that decade (1936 & 1937), with another in 1943, then…
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 our pre-2021 revision of our top 50 Baltimore Ravens 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 NFL.  3. Playoff accomplishments.…
Last night, the WWE held their Hall of Fame ceremony and in addition to the names that had been previously announced, the WWE added new names to their legacy wing. Inducted as part of the 2020 Class were: Ray Stevens Brickhouse Brown “Dr. Death” Steve Williams Baron Michele Leone Gary Hart Inducted as part of the 2021 Class were: Dick the Bruiser Pez Whatley Buzz Sawyer Ethel Johnson Paul Boesch We will be working on our WWE revisions, which should be done later this month.
There has been a lot of speculation of late that Larry Fitzgerald, the free agent Wide Receiver, will be retiring shortly.  If he does, this would make a loaded group of first ballot eligible even stronger, as Drew Brees, Philip Rivers, Jason Witten and Maurkice Pouncey have all called it a career in 2020. Fitzgerald, who is 37, had career-lows last season (54 Receptions, 409 Yards, 1 Touchdown), and after 17 seasons in the National Football League, this might be it.  Playing his entire career with the Arizona Cardinals, Fitzgerald has accumulated 17,492 Receiving Yards, which is second all-time behind Jerry Rice,…
We thought that the WWE Hall of Fame had completed their selections for the combined 2020/2021 Classes, but we were wrong. Ozzy Osbourne, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the lead singer of Black Sabbath, will be joining William Shatner as the second Celebrity Wing inductee. Osbourne was in the corner of the British Bulldogs at Wrestlemania 2 when they won the WWF World Tag Team Championship and during the RAW Guest Host era, he was one of the more entertaining ones. He also performed live at a Smackdown show in 2007. He joins JBL,…
An era has come to an end in North Carolina. At age 70, Roy Williams is announcing that he is retiring after an 18-year run as the Head Basketball Coach at UNC.  Williams brought the Tar Heels to three NCAA Championships (2005, 2009 & 2017), and won 903 Games over his 33 years as a Head Coach. Williams was also the Head Coach at Kansas for 15 years, where he brought the Jayhawks to four Final Fours and two National Title Games.   Williams, who was inducted both the Naismith Basketball, and College Basketball Hall of Fame, is also a nominee for…