Not in Hall of Fame News

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…
Wow. We said this a month ago, but now it is official.  Frank Gore is a retired player, as he signed a one-day contract with the San Francisco 49ers.   A Third Round Pick from Miami (FL), Gore had his best year early in his career with a sophomore effort seeing Gore post career-highs in Rushing Yards (1,695) and Yards From Scrimmage (2,180).  Gore went to his first Pro Bowl that year, and was a Second Team All-Pro.  Over the next eight seasons with the Niners, Gore exceeded 1,000 Rushing Yards in seven of them, and earned four more trips to the Pro Bowl.…

Alex Mack Retires

Just minutes after we wrote about Ryan Fitzpatrick retiring, we get word that Alex Mack, Center for the San Francisco 49ers is also retiring.   A two-time Morris winner at California, Mack was a First Round Pick in 2009 (21st Overall) by the Cleveland Browns, and he stepped in immediately under Quarterback and under the learning tree of future Hall of Fame Lineman, Joe Thomas, would make the Pro Bowl in his sophomore season.  A Pro Bowler again in 2013 and 2015, Mack joined the Atlanta Falcons, where he earned three more Pro Bowl Selections, before finishing his career in 2021 as a…
Another day, and another significant retirement. One of the most intriguing career of an NFL Quarterback is coming to an end as Ryan Fitzpatrick has retired from the game.  He last played for Washington, suffering a season-ending hip injury in last year’s opening game. From Harvard, Fitzpatrick was a Seventh Round Pick in 2005 by the St. Louis Rams, but he did not see any significant action until he was with the Buffalo Bills, where he had three straight 3,000 Yard years.  He would also exceed that mark once with the Jets, and once with the Dolphins while throwing for 34,990 Yards…
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 post-2021 revision of our top 50 Baltimore Ravens 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 Football League.  3.  Playoff accomplishments.…
As we are deep into the NHL Playoffs, we already know that Ryan Getzlaf will not be returning next year, and the suspicions are strong that Joe Thornton and Zdeno Chara will also be hanging up the skates.  We can officially add Jason Spezza to the list as the forward announced his retirement and will be moving into a front office role with the Maple Leafs as a Special Assistant to General Manager, Kyle Dubas. Spezza was the second overall pick in the 2001 Draft, chosen by the Ottawa Senators and selected behind Ilya Kovalchuk.  Braking out in 2005-06 with a 90…
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 St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame. The new entrants all enter through different methods. Matt Holiday was inducted via the fan vote.  Joining the Cardinals in 2009 when he was traded during the season from Oakland, Holliday remained in red until 2016, going…
The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced that Alanis Morissette will be part of the Class of 2022, joining Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance who were announced last March.  More inductees will be announced later. Morissette’s singing career began in 1987 and in 1991, she had her first hit record (Alanis), and was considered one of the top teen pop stars in Canada.   She pivoted her career a few years later, with an Alternative Rock album, “Jagged Little Pill”, which propelled her to international stardom and yielded number one hits, “You Oughta Know”, “Hand in my Pocket” and “Ironic.”  The album…