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Sean Lee Retires

The retirements keep coming in sports, as Dallas Cowboy Linebacker, Sean Lee, is calling it a career after 11 seasons. Lee arrived in Dallas as a Second Round Pick from Penn State in 2010 and was their starting Middle Linebacker as a sophomore.  Lee would lead the NFL in Interception Return Yards (174) in 2013, but a torn ACL took him out of the entire 2014 Season. Despite the setback, Lee returned to the Cowboys, and put forth the best back-to-back campaigns of his professional career.  Lee went to the Pro Bowl with a 128-Tackle year, and in 2016, he improved it…
After what can only be described as a trying league for European Football, it is nice to move on with something positive, as the Premier League Hall of Fame has announced their first two members. Former Blackburn and Newcastle star, Alan Shearer and former Arsenal player, Thierry Henry are the first two members of a group that will also include six more members based on a public vote. Shearer’s 260 Goals are the most on Premier League history, and his striking ability is second to none of his day. Henry played for Arsenal from 1999 to 2007 and the native…
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 pre-2021 revision of our top 50 Minnesota Vikings of all-time. As for all of our top 50 players in football we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2.  Traditional statistics and how they finished in the NFL.  3. Playoff accomplishments.…
One of the greatest comebacks in professional football has come to an end, as Quarterback, Alex Smith, has officially retired from the NFL. Smith came into the pros with lofty expectations, and how could that not be the case when you are a Quarterback who was taken first overall?  From Utah, it was the San Francisco 49ers who chose him in 2005, but it was a mixed bag of success, as he struggled on the field and with injuries.   Missing the 2008 season due to shoulder issues, Smith had to fight to get his job back in 2009, but again, he…
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 pre-2021 revision of our top 50 Indianapolis Colts of all-time. As for all of our top 50 players in football we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2.  Traditional statistics and how they finished in the NFL.  3. Playoff accomplishments.…

RIP: Fred Arbanas

It was announced that former Kansas City Chief, Fred Arbanas, passed away at the age of 82. Like many in the early '60s, Fred Arbanas was drafted by both the NFL and the AFL, but usually, those who chose the AFL were drafted higher by the new organization.  This wasn't the case with Arbanas, who was a 7th Round Selection by the Dallas Texans, where the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2nd Round. No matter, as Arbanas would go on to the All-AFL Team at Tight End.  He was an AFL All-Star as a rookie, and with the Texans, he would help…

Jay Bruce Retires

New York Yankee, Jay Bruce, announced that he is retiring from baseball.  Bruce won a spot as a non-roster invitee, but the 34-year-old struggled this year, with a .118 Batting Average and .466 OPS. Bruce debuted in 2008, where the Outfielder had 21 Home Runs as a rookie, beginning a six-year streak where he blasted at least 20.  An All-Star in 2011 and 2012, Bruce was also a two-time Silver Slugger (2012 & 2013), and was tenth in MVP voting in both of those years.  Bruce was an All-Star again in 2016, the season he was traded to the New York Mets. Following…
This was sudden. LaMarcus Aldridge, who recently signed with the Brooklyn Nets abruptly retired due to issues with his heart.  In his last game, Aldridge experienced an irregular heartbeat, and after consulting with doctors, the former Trail Blazer elected to call it a career. Aldridge was the second overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft from Texas, where he was the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year.  Taken by Portland, Aldridge showed gradual improvement, going to his first All-Star Game in 2012, and would appear in six more.  A one-time Second Team All-Star, Aldridge averaged over 20 Points per Game seven times,…
Recently we wrote about the retirement of Julian Edelman, who has been the topic of Hall of Fame discussion, as countless publications have prognosticated about his chances.  It has ranged from good to zero, and if we can give our pair of pennies on it, it is this. The New England Patriots Hall of Fame will nominate him, and the voting public will induct him.  When it happens, it should be celebrated by the Patriot fan base, and it will be. As for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, we have said often and will say it here bluntly:  Edelman has no chance…
The Canadian Football Hall of Fame has announced the Class of 2021, which comprises of five former players, a coach and contributor.   The new members are: Will Johnson, Linebacker.  Calgary 1989-96 & Saskatchewan 1997.  From Northeast Louisiana, Johnson briefly played for the Chicago Bears, before finding a home with the Calgary Stampeders.  A five-time CFL All-Star, Johnson anchored the team to a win in the 1992 Grey Cup.  Individually, Johnson recorded 99 Sacks over his career, twice leading the league in that stat. Marv Levy, Coach.  Montreal 1973-77.  Before he made himself a legend in Buffalo, Levy led the Montreal Alouettes to two Grey Cup wins…