Not in Hall of Fame News

For the second year in a row, the Canadian triumvirate of Rush remains number one on the Notinhalloffame Countdown of the 500 artists who we think should be considered for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was an easy decision really. Countless articles have lobbied for their induction, their peers have commented on their exclusion and the votes on this site make it clear that no other band could hold that spot this year. Although there is no change in the top spot, new first year eligible acts have entered the top 100. The highest of the “rookies”…

RIP: Donna Summer

Wow.  We were totally surprised by the death of Donna Summer.  The disco diva had been battling lung cancer, though few were aware of the ailment.  Summer has been nominated multiple times for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but has yet to receive the call.  She has been firmly entrenched in our top 100 since our inception, and though she has only been associated with the Disco genre, she was its queen.   We will miss her very much.
The most controversial group of players in baseball history are eligible for the Hall of Fame this year and much like we suspect the Baseball Writers of America struggled with their ballot much the way we fought with our ranking. In the end, we made the decision to treat the Steroids Era as just that: an era. We will never how many players elected to take Performance Enhancing Drugs, but we know it was a high amount, and we know until recently it was not illegal under the rules of Major League Baseball. With this said, for the second consecutive…
Although we do not yet rank those not in the College Football Hall of Fame, we would like to congratulate this year's class.

RIP: Adam Yauch

After a long bout with cancer, the music world has lost Adam "MCA" Yauch who was one third of the recent Hall of Fame inductee; The Beastie Boys.  We have made reference on this website to the pioneering efforts of the group and our belief that they should be Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.  This is another tragic loss in the music community and one that hurts us deeply.  Yauch was only 47.

RIP: Junior Seau

As you may already be aware, Junior Seau was found dead today of what could eventually be ruled as suicide.  Seau was a dominating defensive player who many have pegged for the Hall of Fame.  Likely, when he is eligible for Canton, he will have a high place on our list.  However, if this death is in fact suicide, it again raised the concern of the game of football and the affect it has on those who play it.  Was the first thing you thought of when you heard of Seau's death was that it could be from the head…
Please forgive the lack of updates.  I (The Committee Chairman) am away in Portugal, but will be back shortly.   However, on May 15, I am pleased to announce that notinhalloffame.com will be unveiling a new look and new updates on the lists that we have.   Weare very excited about what is to come! Again we apologize!
After 13 NFL seasons (the bulk of which was played with the Eagles), Free Safety, Brian Dawkins has announced via twitter that he is retiring.  Dawkins felt that he could still play, but like many of this generation has elected to walk off the gridiron one last time as opposed to be carried off.  With eight Pro Bowls, Four All Pro Teams, and the Philadelphia Eagles All Time Interception record, Brian Dawkins is a solid Hall of Fame Candidate. Thoughts?
Returning to Texas, Ivan Rodriguez will officially retire leaving behind a legacy of Gold Gloves, a 1999 AL MVP and a World Series Ring with the Marlins.  Known as "Pudge", Ivan Rodriguez concludes his career with lifetime numbers that are Hall of Fame worthy.  With 2,844 Hits, 311 Home Runs and 7 Silver Slugger Awards, Rodriguez ranks among the top offensive Catchers in Major League history. Defensively, I-Rod had no peers.  His Defensive WAR of 16.9 ranks eleventh all time and is the highest among Catchers.  He also boasts 13 Gold Gloves which again is a record for that position.  …
To which we say....Seriously?   We wonder aloud if Donovan is aware of his accomplishments in the last few years.