Not in Hall of Fame News

Last year, Notinhalloffame.com awarded the first ever NBA NIHOF Regular Season Cup, and for those wondering what this entails, let us give you the details. With every single regular season game, we anointed the best five players in the game with descending points, 5-4-3-2-1.  412 players received at least one point, with 60 cracking at least 100.   The top players for the NBA NIHOF Cup are not always the best in the league, as injuries keep players out of games, and a premium on staying healthy can help pile up points.  It also does not hurt to be a top player on…
There is a major change going forward with the Baseball Hall of Fame in regards to their Era Committees. Eras have been reduced to two, the Contemporary Baseball Era, consisting of the period from 1980 to present day, and the Classic Baseball Era, covering the period before 1980.  The Contemporary Baseball Era will be split in two separate ballots, one for players and one for managers, executives and umpires. These Era Committees will rotate annually, with each ballot consisting of eight candidates.  The Contemporary Baseball Players will be up first. As always, we will be paying attention!

RIP: Guy Lafleur

Days after we lost one of the greatest Right Wings in Hockey, another one was taken from us. Guy Lafleur, one of the best players to ever grace the ice, passed away at the age of 70.  While it was not announced how he died, he had contracted lung cancer two years ago. From Quebec, Lafleur was the number one pick in the 1971 Draft by the Montreal Canadiens, and he was able to stay in his home province, and add to the laundry list of superstars that Montreal boasted.  Lafleur helped the Habs win the Cup in 1973, but it was…
Raider Nation has lost one of their great ones.  Former Quarterback, Daryle Lamonica, passed away at the age of 80 of what is to believed to be natural causes.  Nicknamed the "Mad Bomber," Daryle Lamonica signed with the Buffalo Bills of the AFL, where he saw limited playing time at Quarterback playing behind Jack Kemp.  He did get to play, however, and was a part of the Bills' 1964 and 1965 AFL Championship.  Lamonica was traded to the Oakland Raiders, and he was finally the starting QB and had the chance to show what he could do, which, as it…
One of our favorite franchise Halls of Fame, the New England Patriots Hall, has announced their three Finalists for the Class of 2022. Logan Mankins, Mike Vrabel and Vince Wilfolk are the three Finalists, and you can cast your vote here. Logan Mankins, 2005-13, Left Guard.  Mankins was the final pick of the opening round of the 2005 Draft, and the Fresno State Bulldog became a starter for the Patriots immediately.  The runner-up for the Offensive Rookie of the Year, Mankins went to six Pro Bowls for New England and was a First Team All-Pro in 2010, and four-time Second Team All-Pro.  Mankins started…
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-2022 revision of our top 50 Boston Red Sox. 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.…

RIP: Mike Bossy

One of the most prolific goal scorers in hockey left us as Mike Bossy lost his battle with lung cancer.  He was 75 years old. From Montreal, Bossy was a First Round Pick of the New York Islanders in 1977, and he made the team immediately, scoring 53 Goals and winning the Calder Trophy.  Bossy continued to light the lamp at a lightning-like pace, leading the NHL twice, and exceeding the 50-Goal mark in his first nine seasons, and cracking 60 five times.   A five-time First Team All-Star and three-time Second Team All-Star, Bossy led the Islanders to four consecutive Stanley Cups…
The Oakland Athletics have had their share of problems over the last few decades, as they are a small market team in an awful stadium, that are constantly the subject of relocation speculation.  Add another one, as the team has upset a former superstar due to their mishandling of his impending jersey retirement.  In 2019, Oakland announced that they would retire the number 34 of Dave Stewart in 2000, but COVID postponed those plans.  The team never announced any rescheduling, leading to a fan asking Stewart on Twitter when this would be happening.  The former Pitcher responded: “I have no idea what the…
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-2022 revision of our top 50 Tampa Bay Rays. 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.…
The Football world lost one of the great ones, as it was announced that former Offensive Tackle and former Dallas Cowboy, Rayfield Wright, passed away at the age of 76. Wright came to Dallas as a seventh round pick in 1967, where in his first three seasons, he was used as an Offensive Tackle, Tight End, and occasional Defensive Tackle.  By 1970, he settled in at Right Tackle, and it was there where he became one of the best at that position of all-time. Wright was named to six consecutive Pro Bowls from 1971 to 1976, and in those first…