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RIP: David Crosby

Rock and Roll lost one of the great ones today with the passing of David Crosby.  He was 81. A founding member of the Byrds, Crosby was an integral part of the group, playing guitar, and providing harmonies to the band that gave us hits such as “Turn Turn Turn”, and “Eight Miles High”.  Forced out of the group by Roger McGuinn, Crosby formed a supergroup with Steven Stills and Graham Nash; Crosby, Stills and Nash, which was later joined by Neil Young. The beloved songwriter was known as much for his issues with drugs as he was for his music, but…
The Hall of Fame season continues in full gear as the Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced their seven member Class of 2023. Here are the inductees: Glen Ballard:  Ballard is best known for his collaboration with Alanis Morissette, and he co-wrote all the hits from her monster 1994 album, “Jagged Little Pill”.  He also wrote Michael Jackson’s hit, “Man in the Mirror”, “The Space Between” (Dave Matthews) and “Hold On” (Wilson Phillips). Gloria Estefan:  Estefan penned many of her hits, including “Don’t Wanna Lose You”, “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You” and “Let’s Get Loud”. Jeff Lynne:  Lynne was the mastermind behind E.L.O., the…
One of the biggest metrics that can help a football player enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame is a First Team All-Pro, and though there are multiple groups that issue them, it is the AP version that is considered the gold standard.  We look at the winners, and analyze how much this could impact their Hall of Fame potential. Quarterback: Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs.  Pre-Season Notinhalloffame Active HOF Rank #21, #6 Quarterback. (148 pts, 49 First Place). Mahomes led the NFL in Passing Yards (5,250), Touchdowns (41) and QBR (77.6), and his Chiefs could win it all again.  He is the…
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 important to us that the Seattle Mariners have announced that Felix Hernandez will become the 11th member of their franchise Hall of Fame. Hernandez played his entire MLB career with the Mariners, the team where he would become the "King" of the Pacific Northwest and all of Baseball. “King Felix” made his first appearance in…
If you are a regular visitor at Notinhalloffame.com, you know that we created the Notinhalloffame NHL Cup, where in every regular season game, we award points (5-4-3-2-1) to the top five performers.  This is the second year that we have done this, and Edmonton’s Connor McDavid won the first one. To keep everyone regularly in the loop this time, we have decided to give regular updates, starting at when the first player cracked 40 Points, and tell all of you the top ten.  We will this going forward with every update as the first player breaches the elevated ten-point threshold afterward. Here…
If you are a regular visitor at Notinhalloffame.com, you know that we created the Notinhalloffame NBA Cup, where in every regular season game, we award points (5-4-3-2-1) to the top five performers.  This is the third year that we have done this, and Denver’s Nikola Jokic won the first two. To keep everyone regularly in the loop this time, we have decided to give regular updates, starting at when the first player cracked 100 Points, and tell all of you the top ten.  We will this going forward with every update as the first player breaches the elevated ten-point threshold afterward. Here…

RIP: Jeff Beck

We are losing too many legends already in this short year. Rock and Roll superstar, Jeff Beck passed away today at the age of 78.  He first gained international attention as a member of the Yardbirds, and his blues-infused style made him one of the most admired guitarists of his era.  The Yardbirds also featured Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton (before Beck joined), and generated the hits, “Heart Full of Soul”, “For Your Love”, and “Shapes of Things”, but like Clapton, Beck left the band in 1966 and formed his own group. As a solo, or leading the Jeff Beck Group, Beck…
Last night, TCU was destroyed by Georgia in the National Championship Game, but for us at Notinhalloffame.com, the true story was the announcement of 18 new members chosen for the College Football Hall of Fame. The inducted players are: Eric Berry, Tennessee, 2007-09, Defensive Back:  Berry was a two-time All-American with the Volunteers, winning two Jack Tatum Awards as the nation’s top DB.  He also won the 2008 SEC Defensive Player of the Year and the 2009 Jim Thorpe Award.  Berry accumulated 241 Tackles and 14 Interceptions in his three college seasons, and he would professionally go to five Pro Bowls and collect…
One of the most spectacular defensive careers came to an end today as J.J. Watt, who announced two weeks ago that this would be his final NFL season.  With the Arizona Cardinals out of playoff contention, today’s game against the San Francisco 49ers saw Watt ride off into the sunset. Watt dominated as a Senior at Wisconsin, winning the Lott Trophy and earning All-American honors.  The Houston Texans used their 11th Overall Pick to take the Defensive End, and he instantly became the face of the franchise. After a good rookie year, Watt went on a four-year tear where he was easily the…
If you are a regular visitor at Notinhalloffame.com, you know that we created the Notinhalloffame NBA Cup, where in every regular season game, we award points (5-4-3-2-1) to the top five performers.  This is the third year that we have done this, and Denver’s Nikola Jokic won the first two. To keep everyone regularly in the loop this time, we have decided to give regular updates, starting at when the first player cracked 100 Points, and tell all of you the top ten.  We will this going forward with every update as the first player breaches the elevated ten-point threshold afterward. Here…