Not in Hall of Fame News

Today we celebrate the Football HOF inductions of Deion Sanders, Marshall Faulk, Ed Sabol, Richard Dent, Chris Hanburger, Les Richter and Shannon Sharpe. In a matter of days we will be unveiling our new list for our Football selections and are geared up to launce a new series of debates..... Too bad there is no Hall of Fame game.

RIP Bubba Smith

Today, Former two-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl winner, Bubba Smith passed away. As successful as he was on the gridiron, we remember him from the Miller Lite commercials and his recurring performances as Officer Hightower from the Police Academy movies. We'll miss you big guy!

Randy Moss Retires?

Is it news if we don't think it will really happen? Today, contoversial and ubertalented Wide Receiver Randy Moss announced that he was retiring from the National Football League. Moss became equally known for his effortless acrobatic catches as he was for his off field antics. Seven times he was selected to the Pro Bowl and on four occasions he led the NFL in receiving yards. If this retirement sticks, he will finish his career ranked #5 in receiving yards (14, 858) and #8 in receptions (954). An even more impressive statistic is his 153 touchdowns caught in the air…
Did we mention that we have completed our revision of our Baseball list for the upcoming year? Major changes took place on our top 100, and we plan to to come up with another 150 names for your discussion. Give it a look when you can!

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.
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…