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One of our favorite ballots came out today, that of the Baseball Hall of Fame. The official ballot comprises 25 former players, 14 of which were holdovers from 2020.  To gain entry to the Baseball Hall of Fame, a candidate must gain 75 percent of the ballot.  Once eligible, they have ten years go gain entry.  If an individual fails to get 5 percent, he falls off the ballot completely.   The voting body consists of BBWAA members who have been in good standing for at least ten years. Voters can select as few as zero players or as many as ten. The returning candidates…
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 the third revision of our top 50 Boston Bruins 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 Hockey League. …
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 the first revision of our top 50 Detroit Lions 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 National Football League. …
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 the first revision of our top 50 Baltimore Ravens 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 National Football League. …
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 Seattle Seahawks.  The Seahawks were one of two Expansion Teams in 1976 (the other was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and while they fielded playoff teams in the 1980s and 1990, it was not until the 2000s until they made it to the Super Bowl.  The Seahawks made it to the Super Bowl in 2005, but lost to Pittsburgh. They would win in…

RIP: Paul Hornung

2020 has been an awful year for legendary Green Bay Packers. Hall of Fame Back, Paul Hornung passed away at age 84.  He was battling dementia.  This year, former Packers stars, Bart Starr, Willie Davis and Herb Adderley all have died. Hornung was a superstar at Notre Dame where he won the Heisman Trophy in a year where the All-American led the Fighting Irish on Passing, Rushing, Scoring, Kickoffs, Punts and Punt Returns.  The Green Bay Packers had the First Overall Pick in the 1957 Draft, and they used it on Hornung,  Hornung would be part of a transformation of fortunes for the…

RIP: Tom Heinsohn

The city of Boston lost a legend today as Tom Heinsohn, whose association with the Celtics lasted over 60 years, passed away at the age of 86. Debuting for the Celtics in 1956, Heinsohn played at Power Forward for nine seasons, going to six All-Star Games and averaging 18.6 Points and 8.8 Rebounds per Game. Heinsohn was also named the Rookie of the Year, was a four-time All-NBA Selection and helped lead the Celtics to eight Championships. Following his playing career, Heinsohn called play-by-play for WKBG, but that lasted only three years as he took over as Boston’s Head Coach in…
One of our pet projects, the Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the Finalists for the Class of 2020, which will be the 6th full class.  The Finalists were decided by all of you, after being pared down from other 500 Preliminary Nominees, to a group of Semi-Finalists. Whoever gets inducted this year, will join these previous inductees: Spinal Tap, The Monkees, The Blues Brothers, Gorillaz, Tenacious D, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, Wyld Stallyns, Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Wonders, Bleeding Gums Murphy, Otis Day and the Nights and Stillwater. This year’s Finalists are:…
The National Toy Hall of Fame has announced the Class of 2020, inducting Baby Nancy, Chalk and Jenga.   Chosen by a panel of experts, these three toys beat out the other nine Finalists, Bingo, Breyer Horses, Lite-Brote, Masters of the Universe, My Little Pony, Risk, Sorry!, Tamagotchi and Yahtzee. The first ever doll from Shindana Toys, Baby Nancy was the first baby black doll to look authentically black. The California based company was launched in 1968 by Operation Bootstrap, a non-profit organization that came into existence after the Watts riots. Chalk can be traced back thousands of years, and have…
2020 took another star football player as former Green Bay Packers Cornerback, Herb Adderley, passed away at the age of 81. A Halfback at Michigan State, Adderley was taken by Green Bay with the 12thOverall Pick in the 1961 Draft.  With Paul Hornung and Jim Taylor in tow, Packers Head Coach, Vince Lombardi, moved Adderley to Cornerback late in his rookie season.  It turned out to be one of the best position switches in athletic history. From 1962 to 1967, Adderley was chosen for five Pro Bowls, four First Team All-Pros, and was considered to be one of the elite Corners in…