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We have lost another musical legend today. Charley Pride, who last month was honored with a lifetime achievement award from the Country Music Association died at 86, due to complications from COVID-19. Pride was a trailblazer in that he was the first black superstar of country music.  He amassed 21 number one hits on the country charts, with his first coming in 1966, and the last in 1984.  Pride’s earnest and humble music resonated with the traditionally white and southern country audience.  He would become the first black performer at the fames Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like…
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.  We have a new one to unveil today, that of the Chicago Bulls.  The Chicago Bulls were founded in 1966, bringing Basketball to the Windy City far later than it should have. For most fans, the Bulls history really did not begin until they drafted Michael Jordan.  The drafting of M.J. changed everything, and he would take them to a pair of "three-peats," which will be forever celebrated, as it should be.…
The Baseball Hall of Fame announced today that Al Michaels, will be the 2021 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award. The Award is given annually and decided on by a panel of 12 living Ford Frick winners and three broadcast historians.  Michaels becomes the 45thperson to earn this honor. Michaels began covering the Majors with the Cincinnati Reds in 1971, and would later work with the San Francisco Giants (1974-76).  Nationally, he did the play-by-play for NBC (1972) and ABC (1976-89).  Michaels has called seven World Series, including the 1989 Oakland/San Francisco series that was stopped due to an earthquake. We here…
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.  We have a new one to unveil today, that of the New Orleans Saints.  The New Orleans Saints first came to fruition in 1967, bringing the city their first major professional sports team.  The Saints were awful for their first 20 years of existence, only having two .500 years in that timeframe, and it took until 2000 for the team to record their first playoff win. Hurricane Katrina forced the Saints to…

RIP: Dick Allen

In terms of Hall of Fame tragedy, this might be the worst that we can think of, especially with 2020.  It was announced today that Dick Allen, passed away today at age 78. Dick Allen was an offensive star in Baseball’s deadball era, winning the 1964 National League Rookie of the Year with Philadelphia in 1964.  The power hitter would become a seven-time All-Star and as a member of the Chicago White Sox, he was named the American League MVP in 1972.  With the ChiSox, he was a two-time Home Run leader. Allen had his issues with the baseball media, but following his…
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 first revision of our top 50 Atlanta Braves of all-time. As for all of our top 50 players in baseball, we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2.  Traditional statistics and how they finished in the National League.  3. Playoff…
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 first revision of our top 50 Philadelphia Phillies of all-time. As for all of our top 50 players in hockey we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2.  Traditional statistics and how they finished in the National League.  3. Playoff…
It is a dark day in the WWE as Pat Patterson, longtime employee and former wrestler passed away today at the age of 78. From Quebec, Patterson first wrestled in 1958, and rose up the ranks, moving from promotion to promotion, winning many regional titles.  Hid best early work was considered to be his tag team with Ray Stevens as the Blonde Bombers.  Based out of San Francisco, many modern tag team wrestlers cite the Bombers as one of the most influential tag teams of the 1970s. Patterson joined the then named WWWF in 1978, and would become the first ever Intercontinental…
As the National Basketball Association is prepping for their upcoming season we know for sure that they (and the Australian League for that matter) will go on without Andrew Bogut, who officially announced his retirement yesterday.
The College Basketball Hall of Fame has announced the Class of 2021, which will comprise of six former players and two coaches. The new inductees are: Len Bias, Maryland 1982-86:  One of the best athletes in Terrapin history, Bias was a two-time ACC Player of the Year, and was a Consensus First Team All-American in 1986.  Bias tragically died two days after he was taken second overall by the Boston Celtics from a cocaine overdose. Rick Byrd, Coach, Lincoln Memorial 1983-86 & Belmont 1986-2019:  Byrd retired last year with a record of 805-402 and was named the NAIA Coach of the Year in…