Not in Hall of Fame News

One of the newer Halls of Fame that is big in our circle comes from across the pond in England, the Premier League Hall of Fame, and today they announced two new members: Wayne Rooney and Patrick Vieira. Rooney began his EPL career with Everton in 2002, before transferring to Manchester United two years later, where he became one of the squad’s best players of all-time and all-time leading scorer.  He did it all for Man U, leading them to Premier League Championships five times (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 & 2013), the FA Cup (2016), the UEFA Championships League (2008), FIFA…
Is it that time again! One of our core lists on Notinhalloffame.com, our Baseball list of those to consider for the Baseball Hall of Fame has been revised. The steps in our revisions are basic: -Remove all of those who were inducted.  This included David Ortiz (#8), Gil Hodges (#11), Minnie Miniso (#14), Jim Kaat (#20) and Tony Oliva (#27). -Input those we think worthy who are now eligible. -Adjust rankings based on your votes and comments. Before we announce our top ten, note that we did one major change.  We used to have three number ones, with Pete Rose and “Shoeless”…
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-2022 revision of our top 50 St. Louis Cardinals. 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 accomplishments.…
That didn’t take long. Following Dolly Parton’s Instagram post where she respectfully asked to be removed from the ballot, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame responded: “All of us in the music community have seen Dolly Parton’s thoughtful note expressing her feeling that she has not earned the right to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  In addition to her incredible talent as an artist, her humility is another reason Dolly is a beloved icon by millions of fans around the world. From its inception, Rock & Roll has had deep roots in Rhythm & Blues…
Oh, what a special day. When you run a website called Notinhalloffame.com, you are naturally obsessed with existing Halls of Fame.  The natural progression is creating your own. Actually, we have three! The first one we built was the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame, in 2013, with Rocky Balboa enshrined as the inaugural inductee.  Since that time, we have had an open vote where you, the people, decided who should be inducted. In the years after, you have inducted into the Athlete wing, Roy Hobbs (The Natural), Crash Avis (Bull Durham), Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn (Major League), Happy Gilmore (Happy Gilmore), Reggie Dunlop…
On his Instagram, Los Angeles Rams’ Offensive Tackle, Andrew Whitworth, announced his retirement from football. The 40-year-old went out on top, anchoring the Rams to their first Super Bowl win in Los Angeles, in a year where he also won the coveted Walter Payton Man of the Year. Whitworth played his college ball at LSU, and was taken by the Cincinnati Bengals in the Second Round of the 2006 Draft.  Although he became a starter as a rookie, Whitworth didn’t break out until his 30s, earning his first Pro Bowl at 31 in 2012.  Earning a First Team All-Pro in 2015, and…

RIP: Scott Hall

Professional Wrestling lost a legend today. Scott Hall, passed away at the age of 63.  This followed hip surgery, that resulted in a blood clot that generated three heart attacks.  Hall was placed on life support, and was taken off by his family.  He died hours later. Hall began his wrestling career in 1984, and won his first major title a few years later, the AWA World Tag Team Title with Curt Hennig.  After competing in WCW, Hall joined the WWF in 1992, debuting as Razor Ramon.  Hall was instantly put in the upper card, feuding, and pinning Randy “Macho Man” Savage on multiple house…
The third name to the WWE Hall of Fame has been announced, and we have to admit it is a bit of a headscratcher to us. Joining the Undertaker and Vader, will be Sharmell, the wife of Hall of Famer, Booker T, who performed in the WWE alongside her husband in the mid-2000s.  This makes her the third African-American woman to enter the hall, following Jacqueline and Ethel Johnson. The winner of the 1991 Miss Black America Pageant, Sharmell joined WCW in 1999 as “Storm” one of the Nitro Girls.  Later christened as “Paisley”, a valet for The Artist “Former Known as…
We did not see this coming, nor did we think anyone did. Dolly Parton was nominated this year for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the first time in her storied career, but in a post on her Instagram, the legend has asked to bow out of consideration. She had this to say: “Dolly here!  Even though I am extremely flattered and grateful to be nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, I don’t feel that I have earned that right.  I really do not want votes to be split because of me, so I must respectfully bow…
If only they did this when he was alive. The WWE has announced that Vader will enter the WWE Hall of Fame as the second name inducted this year.  The Undertaker was announced last week. Vader debuted in 1987 and with his size and agility, the former football player was a natural for the ring.  Signing with New Japan in 1989, Vader (then known as Big Van Vader), destroyed Antonio Inoki in his debut, causing the Sumo Hall fans to riot.  He would win their version of the World Heavyweight Title multiple times, and he would sign with WCW in the early 90s,…