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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-2021-22 revision of our top 50 Florida Panthers. 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 NHL.  3.  Playoff accomplishments. 4.  Their overall…
The Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced that Art McNally is the Contributor Nominee for the Class of 2022. McNally is considered to be the “Father of Modern Officiating”, and if elected would be the first official to enter Canton.  Considering how important the officiating crew is in football in relation to other sports, it is surprising that nobody in stripes has yet to be honored with a bust McNally began his NFL career in 1959 as a field judge, and would be a referee from 1960 to 1968.  Afterward, McNally would become the supervisor of officials, and he modernized the…
Today is a special day for those of us who are in tune with the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Canton, Ohio based institution has announced their Finalists for the Senior and Coach sections, and while we love the selections, the choices are not we thought. The Senior candidate is Cliff Branch, who while we believe is a worthy inductee, is not one we thought, based on what we heard.  Reports indicated that it might be Ken Riley or Randy Gradishar, both of whom are worthy, but Branch is not a usurper in the march to Canton. Branch is currently ranked…
Damn. A legendary drummer, Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones, passed away today at the age of 80. From London, England, Watts joined the Stones in 1963, and was with the group until he died.  Considered one of the most versatile and proficient drummers of his era, or any other, Watts was the backbone of what can only be described as the greatest rock and roll band of all-time. No other description fits. The Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, their first year of eligibility.  We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our…

RIP: Don Everly

Rock and Roll heaven got a lot more harmonious today as Don Everly, one half of the Everly Brothers, passed away at age 84. The Everly Brothers (Don and Phil) were masters of harmony and were part of the early Rock and Roll fabric.  The Everlys signed their first major contract in 1956, and a year later, they had their first major hit, with “Bye Bye Love”.  Success continued for the pair, with “Wake Up Little Susie”, “All I Have to Do is Dream”, “Bird Dog”, “(Till) I Kissed You” and “Cathy’s Clown”.    The Everly Brothers were part of the inaugural Rock…
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-2021-22 revision of our top 50 Boston Bruins. 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 NHL.  3.  Playoff accomplishments. 4.  Their overall…
Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB.  Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players, coaches and executives.  As such, it is news to us that Boston Celtics have announced that they will be retiring Kevin Garnett’s #13 on March 13, 2022 during their home game against Dallas. Last season, during their game against the Clippers on February 13, the team made the announcement that Garnett’s jersey retirement would be impending. Garnett, who entered the Naismith…
When a major athlete retires from a major North American sports league, we always pay attention.  As such, the retirement of Henrik Lundqvist is major to us, and worth a dissection of the Swedish legend’s career.   From Sweden, Lundqvist was drafted by the New York Rangers in 2000, which would be the only NHL team he ever played for.   On Broadway, Lundqvist amasses a record of 459-310-96 and a 2.43 GAA and won the Vezina in 2012 with a GAA of 2.43.  In addition to his Vezina, from 2006 to 2014, he finished in the top six for that hardware, and was…

RIP: Bill Freehan

Detroit baseball lost one of its greats as their former Catcher, Bill Freehan, passed away at 79 following a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. For a ten season stretch (1964-73), Bill Freehan was one of the top Catchers in the American League.  In each of those years, he would be named an All-Star, and he would add an 11th one in 1975.A member of the Tigers for his entire career, the apex of his career was in 1968, which was the season he staffed a roster of pitchers who took the Tigers to a World Series win.  Freehan himself was…
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-2021-22 revision of our top 50 Chicago Bulls. As for all of our top 50 players in basketball we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2.  Traditional statistics and how they finished in the NBA.  3.  Playoff accomplishments. 4.  Their overall…