Not in Hall of Fame News

The Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced four new groups who will be honored by the Canton-based institution.  The four new categories are Assistant Coaches, Athletic Trainers, Equipment Managers and Public Relations.  All winners will receive Awards of Excellence and their names will be displayed in a designated area starting in 2022. There will be five members of the inaugural class for each group. Committees have already been announced for each group. Assistant Coaches Selection Committee: Jimmy Raye, NFL consultant, retired offensive coordinator Tony Dungy, NBC “Sunday Night Football” studio analyst, retired head coach Bill Cowher, CBS studio analyst, retired…
The Black College Football Hall of Fame announced 29 Finalists for the Class of 2022.  They will announce the Class on December 28. The Finalists were chosen from 200 nominees by an 11-member committee. The Player Finalists are: Joe Adams: Quarterback, Tennessee State, 1977-80. Antoine Bethea: Defensive Back, Howard, 2002-05. Verlon Biggs: Defensive End, Jackson State, 1962-64. Dwaine Board: Defensive End, North Carolina State, 1975-78. Vince Buck: Central State University. 1986-89. Ben Coates: Tight End, Livingstone College, 1987-90. Clem Daniels: Running Back, Prairie View A&M, 1956-59. Kevin Dent: Wide Receiver, Alcorn State, 1995-98. Donald Evans: Defensive Lineman, Winston-Salem State, 1984-87. Leslie…
We have updated our Baseball futures, opening the 2025 section of all the new players who will be eligible for Cooperstown that year. Those former players are: Adam Jones:  Jones played for Baltimore for the majority of his career, and he was a five-time All-Star, four-time Gold Glove winner and one-time Silver Slugger.  He had 1,939 Hits and 282 Home Runs. Ben Zobrist:  Zobrist won two World Series Rings, one with Kansas City in 2015, and the year after in Boston, where he was the World Series MVP.  He was also a three-time All-Star. Brian McCann:  McCann was an Atlanta Brave for the majority 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 the Minnesota Wild have announced that they will be retiring the number 9 of Mikko Koivu, making him the first player in franchise history to have his jersey retired.  The #1 was already retired by the organization to honor the fans.  The event will take place during their home game on March…

RIP: Curley Culp

Pro Football legend, Curley Culp passed away today due to complications from pancreatic cancer.  He was 75 years old. Culp announced earlier in the month that he had stage 4 cancer. Known for his raw strength, Culp was an All-American at Arizona State.  The Denver Broncos took him with their Second Round Pick in 1968, but they considered him a bad fit, and too short to make it in the NFL.  They traded him to the Kansas City Chiefs, and a year later, he was named an AFL All-Star, and was a large part of the team that won Super Bowl IV.  With Kansas…
We here at Notinhalloffame.com thought it would be fun to take a look at the major awards in North American team sports and see how it translates into Hall of Fame potential. Needless to say, different awards in different sports yield hall of fame potential.  In basketball, the team sport with the least number of players on a roster, the dividend for greatness much higher.  In baseball, it is not as much as a great individual season does not have the same impact. Last time, we looked at the Hank Aaron Award.  We now have one of our last Baseball awards, the MLB…
It’s Thanksgiving week in the United States, and we here at Notinhalloffame.com have a lot to be thankful for. Days after the 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot was released, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the 26 men who gave advanced to the Semi-Final round.  This group was pared down form 123 Preliminary candidates. The 26 Semi-Finalists are: Eric Allen.  Cornerback, PHI 1988-94, NOR 1995-97 & OAK 1998-01.      Eligible since 2007, Allen has never been a Finalist, though is a returning Semi-Finalist, with his first coming last year.  Allen had 54 Interceptions over his career, 34 of which as an Eagle.  Five of…
One of our pet projects, the Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the Finalists for the Class of 2021, which will be the 7th full class.  The Semi-Finalists were decided by all of you, after being pared down from other 500 Preliminary Nominees. Whoever gets inducted this year, will join previous inductees: The Fictitious Rock and Roll Semi-Finalists are: Spinal Tap, The Monkees, The Blues Brothers, Gorillaz, Tenacious D, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, Wyld Stallyns, Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Wonders, Bleeding Gums Murphy, Otis Day and the Nights, Stillwater, Josie and the Pussycats,…
It’s on! The 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot is officially out with seventeen returning players and thirteen new first year eligible names. To return on the ballot, a player must be within their ten years of eligibility and received at least 5% of the vote. The returning former players are: (with their year of eligibility and last year’s result) Curt Schilling: 10th Year, 71.1% Barry Bonds: 10th Year, 61.8% Roger Clemens: 10th Year, 61.6% Scott Rolen: 5th Year, 52.9% Omar Vizquel, 5th Year, 49.1% Billy Wagner, 7th Year, 46.4% Todd Helton,4th Year, 44.9% Gary Sheffield, 8th Year, 40.6 % Andruw Jones, 5th Year, 33.9% Jeff Kent, 9th Year, 32.4%…
One of our pet projects, the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the Finalists for the Class of 2021, which will be the 7th full class.   The Semi-Finalists were decided by all of you, after being pared down from other 500 Preliminary Nominees. There are three wings in the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame: The Fictitious Athlete wing, whose members are: Rocky Balboa (The Rocky series), Roy Hobbs (The Natural), Crash Avis (Bull Durham), Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn (Major League), Happy Gilmore (Happy Gilmore), Reggie Dunlop (Slap Shot), The Hanson Brothers (Slap Shot), Charlie Conway (The Mighty Ducks)…