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Kris Draper retires

We had another retirement today in the National Hockey League. After twenty years, the last seventeen of which were spent in Detroit, Kris Drpaer has called it a career. Draper was not a scorer, but that was not what he was paid to do. An incredible grinder and defensive specialist, Draper would hoist the Stanley Cup on four occasions and would capture the Frank J. Selke Award for the best Defensive Forward in the National Hockey League. Players like Kris Draper generally don't find themselves enshrined in Toronto, and we are not saying that he should be. However, take a…

RIP Amy Winehouse

Today marks the passing of Amy Winehouse, who like many talented musicians passed at the age of 27. Winehouse garnered far more attention for her issues with substance abuse then she did for her musical talent, which was a shame as her talent had few equals. Her incredible vocal range and sultry R&B sound crashed the International charts and her 2006 album, Back to Black was a critical and commercial success. Musically, she did little to follow it up, but she remained in the public eye with her constant issues with paparazzi and drugs. What we wonder about is how…
We here at Notinhalloffame are depressed about the cancellation of the Football Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. The Hall of Fame inductions will still happen, but for the people of Northern Ohio, this is a much bigger deal that will hurt heir economy. This is beyond needless in our eyes.

Baseball HOF Inductions

Congratulations are again in order for Bert Blyleven, Roberto Alomar and Pat Gillick who are now officially inducted into Cooperstown. We are very pleased that two of our top ten were inducted. How many next year?

Another NFL Retirement

Mike Vrabel has called an end to his professional playing career today as he accepted an assitant coaching gig with Ohio State. Vrabel recorded 57 career sacks and was a vital cog in the defence of the three time Super Bowl winning New England Patriots. He only was elected to one Pro Bowl, but he was considered one of the better Linebackers of the first decade of the 21st century. The question is whether he is Hall of Fame worthy. A case could be made either way.

Derek Jeter gets to 3000 hits!

Growing up, I always thought that 500 Home Runs was THE milestone in baseball. As many of those who recently achieved that benchmark have been been painted with the PED brush, it doesn't have the same cache that it used to. This has not been the case with 3,000 hits and those who have achieved that milestone have not been tainted...well at least with their performance on the field anyway. Derek Jeter has just joined this illustrious list and did it all as a member of the New York Yankees. We here at notinhalloffame congratulate Derek Jeter and look forward…

Yao Ming Retires

We admit we have been procrastinating on our Basketball list, but the retirement of Yao Ming from a Hall of Fame perspectve is fascinating to us. The former number one draft pick had a good NBA career, but it is hard to say that is is Hall of Fame worthy. With that said, could a case be made that his impact in China and basketball Internationally makes him a viable candidate? It just might.

Kerry Collins Retires

Another famous Quarteback has called it a career today as Kerry Collins has announced his retirement today. Collins had a very turbulent career as he faced numerous off field issues stemming from alcohol which almost derailed his career completely. Collins fought back from those demons and returned to a starting position in the NFL. A two time Pro Bowler, Collins does not have the overall resume that does not scream Hall of Fame.....It may not even be a name that makes our list. Regardelss, we here at Notinhalloffame congratulate Kerry Collins for overcoming his adversity and completing a sixteen year…
Paul Kariya has decided to call an end to his professional career today as he announced his retirement due to the affects of post concussion syndrome. Kariya's Hall of Fame resume is a very intriguing one and arguably could be one of the more debated ones in the future. A star in college, Kariya won the Hobey Baker Award and led the University of Maine to an NCAA championship. Kariya would remain a star on the professional circuit, as he would become a six time All Star and the leader of the Mighty Dicks of Anaheim. The skilled superstar may…
Well gang, today they announced the latest class for the Hockey Hall of Fame and we have to admit that we are pleased with the results.  Four of our top ten were selected, and that is a lot better than what we saw last year. Although our top three were not selected, we really don;t know if the Hall will ever admit our number #1 Selection in Don Cherry.  We have not seen any real evidence that he is even on their radar despite his undeniable iconic stature in the game.  Our number #2 Selection, Sergei Makarov is rarely discussed…